Month: January 2015

Thoughts of Winter

California winter is nothing compared to the winters of those living north, east and south of me and any combinations thereof. We’ve gotten some welcome rain, but not enough . . . never enough, but that may be only my take on it.  I’ve become much more reflective than normal with the diagnosis that my precious Yorkie has cancer with a couple of months left to share her life with me. I can’t imagine being without her. Yes, I’ve thought of getting another furry ball of love, but it just doesn’t feel right. There are two rules of thought: Jump right in with a new pet Wait until I’m completely ready Actually, these choices are quite difficult for me. I’m not ready to let go . . . and I’m not feeling eager to jump in. I don’t feel it would be fair to a new pet. I suppose waiting is the best choice for me at this time. I have my blogs which I’ve been neglecting and a book I’m writing and also neglecting. Then there’s everything else that has been put on hold as well. So, I thought a road trip was in order. To the beach to visit my childhood stomping grounds  . . . a leisurely stroll on the beach . . . then moving up to the mountains . . .  Then to the...

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RSVP Silicone Slip-On Pour Spout

  It is disappointing when you find a great concept, but the product doesn’t work. I thought this was an excellent idea for pouring batters without the mess. Unfortunately, this isn’t the solution. The batter slips under the silicone pour spout. If there’s a way to seal it in place, then you’d have a winner here. Now, if you’re using dry ingredients, this works fine. Don’t waste your time and money with RSVP Silicone Slip-On Pour Spout! You may be interested in these fine products that work: Thanks for stopping...

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January, A Time For Reflection

I’m finding January to be a time for reflection. Lots of thinking with little being accomplished. It may be the weather or just the mind and body’s way of slowing down from all the holiday hoopla. It’s interesting how an ordinary day can bring inspiration. The routine outside my window is normal with the power walkers swiftly walking down the hill talking away. I once thought they exercised their jaws more than their legs, but they’re still at it, every morning at first light in the morning. A few years ago, I had a little difference of opinion with one of the girls. She would pitch her energy drink cup in my roses. I confronted her and told her I didn’t appreciate her littering my roses with her YooHoo drink. She refused to pick up her discarded cup, but got huffy about me calling her energy drink YooHoo. Her friend teased her about drinking YooHoo during their morning walk. I started drinking my coffee on the front porch, waiting for the power walkers. I could see them walking. I got up and stood by the roses, daring the young woman to pitch her drink cup in my roses. Seeing me, they cut across the street. As I stood there, I wondered how I became that old women who told passers by to keep off her lawn. The scenario was...

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Chocolate Pretzel Snowman Recipe

This is a very clever pretzel treat with a delicious blend of pretzels and chocolate from http;//www.hungryhappenings.com Basically, what you see is how your make them. Buy some pretzel sticks, dip them in white and dark chocolate. Set them on wax paper to dry and place them close together to stick to each other. Then embellish them however you choose. I’ve used candy corn for the nose. You can add some wonderful embellishments to make these pretzel snowmen original. Here are some links you may find helpful: Thanks for stopping...

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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Box

I love Free Printables, especially boxes for all occasions. This special occasion is St. Valentine’s Day. You can fill it with all kinds of wonderful goodies for family, friends, classmates, teachers — whomever you want to give a special gift of Valentine’s cheer. The box measures 2 inches x 2 1/4 inches. Not too big and not too small, just right to give out to guests as party favors. They would truly be gifts of love. Image and Free Template Compliments of http://sweetpopstudio.com Valentine’s Day Box  Print out the template on card stock, follow the directions and you have a perfect Valentine’s Day Box you can fill with all kinds of wonderful goodies as gifts to share with friends and family. Everyone likes to be remembered on Valentine’s...

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