Thursday, September 13, 2018

DIY Fall Pumpkin Trio

I am so ready for FALL YA'll

Getting started decorating with a Fall touch. I went to Dollar Tree and found these pumpkins in bright Halloween Orange, so I bought a few, brought them home and starting thinking.

I painted with left over chalk paint, you could also use acrylic but it seems harder to get it to stick so will take more coats to cover and be careful before they dry and are coated several coats they want to scratch easily and gave them a light sheen, stacked them with spanish moss between and to top them off, Hot glued the moss on between layers of pumpkins, easily stacked them up and placed them on a cute candle holder, you can glue it to the holder but I just used some tacky Loctite fun tak so I can reuse the candle holder I added a pumpkin stem saved and dried from last year. See it is a good thing to be a bit of a craft hoarder, the old stem had lifted right off an old pumpkin last fall so I thought Hmm why not dry this and save it I'm sure I'll find a use for it, and walla I sure did. Yes you can dry them out and save them. It looks so much more realistic than tree limbs. I love this. You can do colors you like to match your decor.

It's always good to keep things you never know what you're going to need #crafthoarder #ilovecrafting #neverthrowitaway

Have fun crafting!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Air Fryer Oven

This is an Air Fryer Oven
I have read about these, and been wanting one for awhile now.

This week I decided to jump onto the Air Fryer Oven train, so I will be testing, writing, and posting
new recipes to use with an Air Fryer Oven.
I usually wait a little bit to buy new things, let them get the kinks out of the first editions and then buy one, and read up on models and makes.

What is an Air Fryer? Wikipedia:An air fryer is a kitchen appliance that cooks by circulating hot air around the food using the convection mechanism.[1] A mechanical fancirculates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer via the Maillard effect.
Traditional frying methods induce the Maillard effect by completely submerging foods in hot oil. The air fryer works by coating the desired food in a thin layer of oil while circulating air heated up to 200 °C (392 °F) to apply heat and initiate the reaction.[2] By doing this, the appliance is able to fry foods like potato chipschickenfishsteakcheeseburgersfrench fries or pastries using 70% to 80% less oil than a traditional deep-fryer.[3]
Most air fryers have temperature and timer adjustments that allow more precise cooking. Food is cooked in a cooking basket that sits atop a drip tray. The basket and its contents must be periodically shaken to ensure even oil coverage. Some models accomplish this by incorporating a food agitator that continuously churns the food during the cooking process, while others require the user to perform the task manually.[2]
Air fryers are attractive for their convenience, safety, and health benefits. A chip pan for example, with its traditionally open top, can easily allow hot droplets of cooking oil to escape or splash out on the user, which is not possible with an air fryer. Traditionally deep fried foods are much higher in caloric content due to oil absorption during their preparation.[citation needed] It is generally agreed that the taste and consistency of foods cooked by traditional fried and air fried techniques are not identical.[3][4]

Some links to Air Fryers

For my recipes check out my recipe cooking blog, I have several recipes published in cookbooks
and I have years and years of experience cooking, baking and canning.
My cooking recipe blog

Have fun cooking, enjoy it, create, duplicate and experience Cooking Baking Canning and more.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mandala Blankets

Hi there, spring is blooming and so is this beautiful Mandala Blanket in gorgeous spring colors.
It is hand crocheted. I can make you  one in many beautiful colors.
They start at $150.00 this one is between 5-6ft. Lots of time and love goes into each item I make. They are blessed and made in a smoke free home. High quality yarn is used in each one. They do take several days, even weeks to make so you will need to get orders in so I can fit you into my busy schedule. I do require deposits on each item ordered and shipping depends on your location so I will have to figure that when we set up your order. Paypal is accepted, there is a small paypal fee for each order. You can reach me on facebook my page or email

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Monday, March 5, 2018

Fall Cabin by the Lake

This is my latest Oil Painting "Fall Cabin by the Lake" it is a fall inspired artwork done in rich oils.
I love to paint in most mediums, oils are one of my favorites. They take time to dry, yes, but the best part of that fact is that they let you work, and come back and work on them as you have time and are inspired. Such good qualities. Everyone should have artwork done in oil paints in their homes.
It is a relaxing destressing hobby.  I love painting landscapes, nature, flowers, animals all.
 I have been commissioned to do several different ones over the years. This is just a beginning of a series of the "Seasons" I will be doing now.
For more information on buying one of my paintings you can email me or find me on Facebook
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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Lil Pink Truck Painting for Valentine's Decor

Remember the lil Red Truck for Christmas? Well Here is the Lil Pink Truck for Valentine's Day
Isn't it CUTE?
You know you want one, I do different colors and styles
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Monday, January 8, 2018

Valentine Wreath DIY

Time to decorate for Valentine's This pretty wreath is made with dollar tree decorations partly, and the craft store for the deco mesh. Trust me though your hands might get a little sore wrapping and twisting this all together but it's worth it.

It's just so happy and festive and in the dreary weather we have had I'm ready for a pick me up
You can order one that will be original and unique made from many pretty decorations from all over the craft stores, maybe dollar tree items, which will save the $.

Hope no matter what you make or get a pretty wreath soon too.
#ValentineWreath #DIYCrafting

Monday, January 1, 2018


I am crazy about gnomes, love the cute movie, love them in my garden and I am making them for every occasion. I have created the Sweet little GIRL GNOMES as well as Handsome BOY GNOMES

Supplies you need:
There are several ways to make sock gnomes, here are some of the things that I use when making mine.
Scissors, glue gun and glue sticks
White tube socks for the bodies
Colorful decorated ankle socks for bodies and hats
Filler for each gnome-I used cat litter, but you can use rice, dried beans, gravel
Tiny hair bands to make noses, close bodies, and noses etc Also yarn can be tied
Toilet paper rolls to hold up the gnome hat, or shaped foil, cardstock paper will work wrapped into a cone shape, or even newspaper shaped into a cone for under the hat, styrofoam cone shapes in mini sizes also can be used
Fake fur, different weights and textures or yarns for beards, hair
Panty hose for noses  or pull them out of the shaped body and rubber band it
String, yarns, beads, pom poms, buttons, bells, for decorations
Large flat buttons for the bottom of gnome to help it stand up

Come join me for directions to make them, or order one handmade by me, especially for you.

After you have collected your supplies, get ready for some fun
You will need to cut the tube socks across at the heel for bodies, save the top for other crafts, or you can make smaller gnomes out of the top by rubber banding both ends

You will need to fill the tube sock with the filler you are going to use. It does help to use a small glass or jar for this step. Fill the sock up nice and firm, then rubber band it tight, I use 2 rubber bands

Pull out a nice round button nose, rubber band it the same manner, Blush it if you like
Some also use panty hose for the nose, both are cute, and add a little blush to make them
nice a rosy

Pull up the color sock you're going to use for the bottom over the body, get it nice and tight
under the nose and pull it around the body evenly, tack some hot glue around to hold it smooth

You will need a beard for the boys, some hair for the girls
Cut a small triangle out of fur, or yarn can be glued onto the face for a beard to fit across the gnome face and under his nose
Make hair for the girls to be glued on under the hat, I like braids, ponytails
There are so many ways to create their beards and hair so think about how you want to make yours

Glue the form you are going to use under the hat onto the head and then when set, pull hat down over
form to cover, and pull the hat down more in the back, using the heel shape of sock works best here, tack around with hot glue to hold in place.

Now on the bottom of mine to help them sit up I like to use a big button glued to the bottom of my Gnomes.

Now think about decorating them and making them even more unique. Trims, pom poms, beads, strings wrapped around them, all so cute, and don't forget to blush their cute big noses a little.