Sunday, December 30, 2012
It's officially New Year's Eve ! I can't believe 2013 is only hours away !
For the new year, I'm changing up a few things with Nana's Place. My husband and I have decided to go into the new year using and spending a lot less. I have already begun purging our home of much of my clutter.
This is where I'm asking for you help.
Every Friday for the year of 2013 I am asking all of my readers to link to my blog all of their amazing ideas for how to reduce and save money. Can't wait to earn from all of you! Stay tuned for Friday January 4, 2013 and get your ideas, recipes, repurposing ideas all ready to post for all of us!
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
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Friday, December 7, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Monday, December 3, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As a Democrat abroad I must say that I was very happy with the results of the Election yesterday. This morning however, we woke up to a huge surprise as Mother Nature decided to drop a huge snowfall and declare that Winter has arrived a few weeks early! So what's a gal to do when
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Mix 1 teaspoon borax in 1 cup of water. Stir until the borax is dissolved.
In a separate container, mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) white glue with 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring, if desired.
While stirring, pour the borax solution into the glue solution.
The slime will become hard to stir after you mix the borax and glue solutions. Try to mix it up as much as you can, then remove it from the bowl and finish mixing it by hand. It's okay if there is some colored water remaining in the bowl.
The slime will start out as a highly flexible polymer. You can stretch it and watch it flow. As you work it more, the slime will become stiffer and more like putty. Then you can shape it and mold it, though it will lose its shape over time.
Don't eat your slime and don't leave it on surfaces that could be stained by the food coloring.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
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Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
|Our Bleeding Heart Bush|
At this time of year, so many people want to know the story about the Bleeding Heart so this is how I told it to my children.(While telling the story slowly peel the pieces away from the flower.)
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. The prince loved the princess and wanted to marry her. He asked, she said no. He figured if he gave her special gifts then he would win her heart. First he gave her some pink bunnies.She still said no. So he gave her some beautiful slippers; she still refused so he gave her some lovely dangly earrings.
The princess still refused so since the prince could not have the love of his life, he took his sword (that's the green bit - you have to use your imagination a little) and stabbed himself in the heart.
Hence the name the Bleeding Heart.
My daughter in law brought some Sangria mix so of course we HAD to try and it was so delicious!
|Sitting by the campfire|
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
His little tootsies have just enough grass stains and dirt on them to know that he had a great time running barefoot through the grass. Just so sweet how they are tucked under his little butt....be still my heart!!
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
listening: to the sound If the grass being raked and the birds singing.
eating: dried apricots and pistashios
drinking: a skinny cappucino
wearing: favorite jeans, white tee and barefeet
feeling: a little tired.took some tylenol arthritis and it made me sleepy
weather: blue skies...it's getting warmer!
wanting: to clean up a bit
needing: more energy!
thinking: about firming up plans for our 40th anniversary party
enjoying: the quiet outside and inside
wondering: how everyone is feeling today
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
We had an incredible snow day today just as everyone was getting used to the idea that Spring was peeking its head just right around the corner. We awoke to a full all in all Alberta blizzard, so I decided to use my time to make some homemade rolls(2 dozen) and some home made hot cross buns! I made them all with the following simple and fast bread recipe.
Two Hour Buns
3 cups water lukewarm
8 tbsp. sugar
6 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp.Instant Yeast
Flour (7-8 cups - to make workable dough)
Mix yeast and 4 cups flour. In a separate bowl, whip eggs, sugar, oil and water. Blend well, add remaining flour and salt. Knead in last of flour. Let rise 15 minutes Punch down. Do not knead. Let rise again for 15 minutes Punch down and form into buns. Put buns in greased pan; cover and let rise in warm place for one hour. Bake in 350 F oven for 15 to 18 minutes Makes 4-5 dozen buns. For the hot cross buns I added the following to the last flour addition : 1 Tbl cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg,1/2 tsp. cloves, 1/2 cup currents, 1/4 cup dried cranberries (or any dried fruit you'd like)I brushed the hot cross buns with an egg wash and snipped a 'cross' in the top of each bun with scissors. Once cooled I drew a frosting cross atop each roll with ready made frosting!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Well, here we are almost at the end of March and it sure seemed to fly by for me. I wish all of you all the best of luck as I will only be choosing 1 lucky person to win EVERYTHING that was shown in all of the March Madness videos and bonus videos. Thanks to everyone who played along, to all the new subscribers and to all of my new blog followers! Good luck to everyone!!
Here the list of the Grand Prize items:
1. Gift Card Tin Card Set of 4 with envelopes
2.Making Memories Vintage Groove Jewellery Kit
4.Maroon Ruffled Trim
5.Green rope trim
6. Green/Gold fringe trim
7.Canvas paper (4 sheets,8.5x11)
8. Perpetual Calendar Kit with all trims and knob
9. Homemade Baker's Twine
10. Ring base(2),Cheesecloth flower, button stack.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I am following a blog from someone who always provides me with so much inspiration and insight for my art journaling. The really incredible thing is that it is written by my youngest son and I felt that if if gives me a daily dose of 'a-ha' moments that perhaps he may do the same for you so please check our his blog called The Body Artist
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Friday, March 9, 2012
youtube and subscribe to my channel and leave a comment under each video in this March Madness series. Good luck!!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
I want to Thank mamawcindy from cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com
for choosing my Blog for the Liebster Award. I feel so Honored! Cindy has a Great Blog and is So Talented. Please take a few minutes and check out her Blog.
Here is a little Info on the Award.
"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers.
Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are my five choices (in no particular order) with less that 200 followers.
1. Nancy from http://www.nickelnook.com/
2. Vangie from http://arrestedmotion.blogspot.com/
3. Christine from http://wannafoodie.blogspot.com/
4.Jude from http://toddy-craftyaz.blogspot.com/
5. Jonnie from http://tabascoschiccottage.blogspot.com/
Congratulations to the Winners!!!!
Please take a moment to stop over and check out their blogs, they are all very talented and I promise you will be glad you did!