Saturday, June 30, 2018

Dog sitting

     My son's dog is here for the week....Him and Coal get along.  They are having fun.
and then they are wore out.



 Well, here it is Sat.  and low and behold it rains.....So I guess I will play with more photos.. I'm trying out different papers to see which works better..regular paper seem to pucker more than photo which is thicker but I want to see if it comes in thinner  which would be just right

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Cookies | Low Carb Recipe


     It's been raining for most of the I have been working on pendants and more magnets.Coal boy gets jealous and keeps interrupting me to throw his ball.  He love the attention.  So work is a little slow.. Taking a break while he is napping and riding my exercise bike.....then back to jewerly.. have lots of supplies to use upand then to package to get ready for cooler weather and to set up some where.


Also working on new photos to put on canvas

Monday, June 18, 2018

How to Make Mall Pretzels | Snack Recipe |

      I.m hungry....this would be great to take to movies instead of buying popcorn...softer and less chance of chocking

Friday, June 15, 2018

Low carb cabbage enchiladas!

   This is low carb and good protein and that is what my doc said 
I happen to love cabbage so this would be good

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Easy Last Minute DIY Father's Day Gifts 2017! Quick & Cool Gift ideas fo...


Dollar Tree DIY| Pinterest Hack

DIY pottery barn inspired Living Room Decor | BeeisforBudget

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Garlic Butter Prime Rib

Prime rib can be a little intimidating to make because you are trying to achieve the perfect medium rare temperature.  Since prime rib can be a bit pricy, the last thing that you want to do is to over cook it.  I have had that happen before and it is awful!  I highly recommend using an oven thermometor for this recipe.  It makes it easy to quickly check to see if it is getting close to the desired temperature.
Garlic Butter Herb Prime Rib
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
  • 2-6 pounds bone prime rib (boned and tied)
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  1. Remove the prime rib from the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before to bring it to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix butter, garlic, thyme, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper. Rub all of the butter on the outside of your prime rib and plave in a roasting pan or large skilletwith the fat side up.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes and reduce the temperature to 325 degrees. It is about 15 minutes per pound of meat. Bake until it reaches an internal temperature of 110 degrees.
  4. Remove from oven and let it rest with foil for at least 20 minutes. The temperature will rise to 130 degrees for a medium rare prime rib. This is 
  5. something I would have my daughter the 
chef or my son who used to manage LONGHORN STEAK MAKE ME

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Life Happens

Took my car in for the oil change and then they told me it needed brakes and back shocks……………..they told me it would come to 1197.00. I told them to go ahead because the brakes were metal to metal, but then I called my brother to tell him I would be there for a few hours and told him what was wrong and how much.. he said to tell them to wait till he got there. they showed him and said 1197.00 and ken said no ….I’m glad I called him , he got me the work done and the price was so much better..500.00 total. Brother’s a good for somethings.
Hailie and I got our hair done Fri..our hairdresser is having her baby this coming week so we had to go this week.. She will be off for six weeks. t’s another boy 10 years apart , starting all over.

My other brother came down from Jacksonville and took me to the Tradewinds resort in St. Petersburg  ……It was really nice and he had some news. him and his girl got engaged, I’m glad she is really nice. We had a nice time and went in the pool. Then we met my daughter over in Clearwater and went to a great Italian restaurant.. and she drove me back home and spent the nite////     see more at
we were at Guy Harveys Outpost

Guy Harvey Outpost, a TradeWinds Beach Resort, is located on the award-winning white sands of St. Pete Beach. Offering The SandBox beach lounge with VIP Cabanas, open fire tables, campfire s’mores, live music and the popular Sand Bar. Dine on cutting edge seafood at RumFish Grill showcasing a 33,500 gallon aquarium featured on Animal Planet’s hit show “Tanked,” (Watch TradeWinds on “Tanked”) indoor/outdoor bars, live entertainment and a retail store carrying the area’s largest selection of Guy Harvey merchandise. Explore the shore, master a stand-up paddleboard, take flight with JetLev, go on a fishing or diving adventure … or unwind around our whirlpool and two swimming pools, one for adults only. We are committed to ensuring that every guest can “Just let go” while visiting one of our resorts. Learn more about Guy Harvey.

Hush Puppies yum

How to Make It

Step 1
Pour oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat to 350°. Stir together cornmeal and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add buttermilk, stirring just until moistened. (Mixture will be slightly thicker than cake batter.)
Step 2
Drop batter by teaspoonfuls into hot oil, and fry, in batches, 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning often. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels; serve immediately.

Crazy Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

Crazy Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

4 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, divided
2 medium apples, peeled cored and diced (I used gala)
6 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
30 caramels, unwrapped and divided (I use Kraft)
All-purpose flour, (for dusting)
12 frozen white dinner roll dough balls, (I used Rhodes)
2 tablespoons heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8 x 8-inch
baking pan with 2 tablespoons of the butter and set aside.

Combine the apples, 2 tablespoons of the brown sugar and the cinnamon in a medium bowl and toss to coat. Set aside. Unwrap the caramels and cut 18 of them into quarters. Set aside. Lightly flour your counter top.

Flatten each dough ball into a circle about 3 inches across. You can use a
rolling pin or you can pull the dough around the edges like you are making a mini
pizza. Add 1 tablespoon of the apple mixture and 6 of the cut caramel pieces.

Carefully pull each side over the center to create a “package,” and then roll the
dough into a ball. Be careful to make sure you cannot see through the dough. If you
have any tears or can’t seal the dough, tap your fingertips in flour, pinch any tears
and roll again.

Place the dough ball in the prepared dish, seam side down. Repeat until all of the
apple pie bombs are in the dish. Brush the apple pie bombs with the remaining
2 tablespoons of melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining 4 tablespoons
of brown sugar. Bake the bombs for 30 to 35 minutes, until the tops are
golden brown and they are no longer doughy.

Meanwhile, place the remaining 12 caramels and the heavy cream in a microwavesafe
bowl and microwave until melted, 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each
interval. Once you have a smooth mixture, set aside to cool.

Remove the apple pie bombs from the oven and drizzle with the caramel sauce.
Serve and enjoy!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Dollar Store DIY'S ~ EARTH TONE Spring Home Decor Crafts

more ideas for changing the style of my house...I really like checking out youtube



There are several dollar store farmhouse decor video's  I want to add farmhouse decor to my house because I hate the style in here now. ....most of it is modern.  This girl has some great ideas and they are cheap.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies | Martha Stewart | C&H® Sugar

I have made them and tey are so good, I've made chocolate  with mint cream so yummy.

7 Easy Chicken Dinners

Slow Cooker Potato Soup

2018 1/2 Yield: 8
Author: Catalina Castravet

Slow Cooker Potato Soup  is easy to make, creamy, thick and packing all the delicious flavors of a fully loaded baked potato!

 prep time: 10 MINS
cook time: 4 hour and 30 MINS
total time: 4 hours and 40 mins

INGREDIENTS 10 slices cooked bacon , diced
 3 cups chicken broth
1 medium yellow onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dried parsley           
 2 LBS POTATO'S  DICED                                   4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk or half-and-half or heavy cream
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste optional toppings
: chives, extra shredded cheddar cheese and bacon

 1. Add diced potatoes, diced onion, minced garlic, bacon, parsley and chicken broth to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook for 6-8 hours on low or on high for 3-4 hours, until the potatoes are fork tender.
 2. Once the soup has cooked, add butter to a medium saucepan over medium heat and melt. Whisk in the flour until completely combined and gradually add in the evaporated milk or heavy cream, depends which one you are using. Whisk the flour mixture until smooth. With the heat on 6/5/2018 2/2 the lowest stove setting, let the mixture cook until it starts to simmer and is getting thicker, stir occasionally.
3. Immediately add the milk-flour mixture to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
 4. Using a potato masher, mash about 3/4 of the potatoes.
5. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream. Stir well, until fully combined and creamy. Taste foR seasoning, add salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking the soup on low for 30 minutes or on high for 15 minutes. COOK'S NOTES 1. If the soup is too thick, add more chicken broth. 2. Serve warm, garnished with bacon, cheese and sour cream. 3. The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

20 min Garlic Beef and Broccoli Lo Mein

Looks good and easy and light  

 8 ounces lo mein noodles, or spaghetti noodles
 3 cups broccoli florets
 1 Tablespoon olive oil
 8 ounce flank steak, sliced against the grain
                                        3 garlic cloves, minced
 1 medium carrot, shredded
 ¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
 2 Tablespoons hoisen sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
 ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
 ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon pepper
 I need to do this on a nite when everyone is coming over

 Instructions 1. In a large pot with boiling water, cook the noodles according to package directions. Add the broccoli the last 5 minutes of cooking and let them cook until tender. Drain the noodles and broccoli. 2. While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil to a medium sized skillet. Cook the steak until no longer pink. Add the garlic, and carrots and cook for a minute more. 3. In a small bowl whisk together the brown sugar soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, ginger, red pepper and pepper. 4. Add the spaghetti to the skillet and pour the sauce on top and toss until incorporated.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Birthday Fruit Pizza

     Jackie's birthday is Sunday. So I got a text yesterday saying that she wants a fruit pizza instead of a cake..........she even sent a link to a baking site........

Ingredients Sugar Cookie Crust

  1. 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
    1 large egg, at room temperature
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 and 1/2 cups (190g) spoon & leveled all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
    8 oz (224g) full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
    1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    2 cups (240g) confectioners' sugar
    1-2 Tablespoons (15-30ml) cream or milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    assorted sliced fresh fruit

    Make the crust: In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the softened butter for about 1 minute on medium speed. Get it nice and smooth, then add the sugar and beat on medium speed until fluffy and light in color. Beat in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides as needed.
    In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cornstarch together. With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Once completely combined, cover the dough tightly and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes and up to 1 day. Without chilling, your cookie dough may spread over the sides of the pan.
    Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease a 12-inch pizza pan. Remove chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator and press onto the pizza pan in an even flat circle, as pictured above. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned. Overbaking will lend a hard crust. Allow crust to cool completely before decorating. I put the crust in the refrigerator after 10 minutes of cooling at room temperature - this sped up the process.
    I usually use this time (as the crust cools) to chop the fruit.
    Make the frosting: In a medium bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle or whisk attachment, beat the cream cheese and butter together on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the confectioners’ sugar and 1 Tbsp cream. Beat for 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and 1 more Tbsp cream if needed to thin out. Beat for 1 minute. Spread in a thick layer over the cooled sugar cookie crust. Decorate with fruit.
    Cut into slices and serve. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
    Make ahead tip: Prepare the cookie "crust" and frosting 1 day in advance-- cover each tightly and keep the cookie at room temperature and the frosting in the and assemble the day of serving.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Time to Renew


     I have had my etsy shop on vacation while I have been dealing with the leg problem and depression for not being able to walk.. …but I have started a program on the treadmill and bike and my resistance bands….my kids are keeping me going…….So now I am working on new stuff for my shop and I think a new name is in  order…………I haven’t yet thought of it… I will have  jewerly, soaps, scented bears and tarts………….also once in a while my punchneedle designs and rug hook mats.  I have started on some pendants for a butterfly collection. They have to be glazed and then the glass on them, and then I will start on the oval ones. 
I will have loofah soaps and molded soaps

also tarts and scented bears.   done with my coffee so I need to get to work before Jen comes to have me do treadmill

Best Bud

  He is my best friend,he stays right by my side . I wonder how he will react when hopefully I don't need the w/c anymore. ...