Thursday, September 22, 2011

Puppy for Sale SOLD


Miniature Long Haired Chihuahua
Born 7/26/2011
Tri Color Female $300.00
Father is a Tri Color Long Hair

Mother is solid Red Long Hair

Monday, August 15, 2011

Yes.......... I've dropped off the face of the Earth

Hoping that things will slow down around here so I can get back to doing some reviews and giveaways.
Thanks for staying in touch!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Hummingbird Feeders

New !

Available at Yooper Up Studio at Etsy
Recycled Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeders
These are hand etched, NOT sprayed on etching, and wired for a one of a kind piece of useful garden art.

Each one comes with a feeder tube.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Weaving Sticks

This is such a fun and easy project with great results.
Great project for the Kids. Easy to learn and a lot of fun.
Make fun scarves and by adding several woven strips together you can make all kinds of wonderful things: purses, wallets, blankets, eye glass cases, the list goes on and on
This set comes 6 sticks with instructions
Measures: 6 inches x 5/16 inch

This is a great project for children and adults. This is unfinished wood with no varnish or coating added.

Available at Yooper Up Studio on Artfire

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Glass Carving / Etching with my Dremel

One Recycled beer bottle
One Dremel
One Diamond Tip Bit
One hour later
My first attempt at carving/etching recycled glass 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Hand Spun Wool Shawl

One of my passions is spinning fiber and than creating something wonderful out of the resulting yarn.  This shawl is one of my favorites.  I used the wool of one of my favorite lambs who has no passed away.  His fleece was always one of our finest and one I truly loved spending time spinning it up.

With this shawl I used a very Victorian looking crochet stitch and truly love how graceful it is.  I kept the wool in its natural color which is a soft off white so that it can be worn with anything.
Shawls make a great cozy wrap for cool winter nights at home or out on the town.
This shawl can be purchased at Lil Acres Farm on Etsy

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Started the day with a little of this and than a little of this......Pretty isn't it...
and finished with this:
What happened to the Trees?????

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I received my First Gardening Catalog of the Year !

I received my First Gardening Catalog of the Year !
It's that time again.  Time to dream of warmer weather and planning this years garden.
Every year I love to add a new veggie I would not usually grow. 

I think this year I will try Artichokes, they don't usually do very well in my area, but I'm going to give them a try anyway.
I have loved gardening since I was a child.  My parents always had a small veggie and flower garden and I have continued that with my children and grand kids.
I have 10 acres to plant whatever I want.  Not really, 7 of it is alfalfa / grass mix for livestock, 2 of it is the house, holding pens, sheds and a barn, leaving me with about 1 acre for flowers, trees and veggies.
The last few years I have only used 4 raised beds for veggies and spread perennial flowers, bushes and shrubs everywhere else.
I'm no expert in gardening, although I have been doing it for years, I've read several good books throughout the years, but I guess my mind just doesn't want to retain all that information.  I have to go back to my books every year to help me decide how to lay out my raised beds for the season. I love watching everything grow.
I am a big fan of Square Foot Gardening, they have a great book available and lots of information on their website.  I have had a lot of success following their guidelines for raised bed design and planting.
Well, time to dream away in my gardening catalog!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Quiche Easy ? Yep

Don't let anyone foul you, Quiche is very easy to make
Prep time is about 10 minutes
Cooking time is about an hour

I love quiche and I love mixing up the recipe to use up leftovers.
Today I made my quiche with left over ham and cheddar cheese

Here's the recipe:

2 prepared pie crust
Bake for 10 minutes at 425

Reduce heat of oven to 325
1 cup chopped ham
1 cup shredded cheese
Spread on the bottom of your pie crust evenly

4 eggs
2 cups half & half
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Pour this mixture over the ham and cheese in your pie crust

Place in oven and bake for 45 to 50 minutes. 
Quiche is done when you stick a knife in the middle and it comes out clean.

Quiche takes some time, but really is very simple to make.