Saturday, January 18, 2020

Cleaning Extravaganza Week #2 is done!

 Beautiful winter..........in my dreams..........
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I did it!  There are now "3 bags full"!  No more heels, only 1 purse and I think there is some more that might go next round but I'm very satisfied with all I got rid of.
On the left on top, those containers contain shoes and one container contains weights for lifting and some stretching straps.  I keep my ironing board, iron and sprays in the closet because I iron in my bedroom....where the t.v. is! LOL!  I have an emergency lantern and the next container has my one the only purse left.  I really don't use them anymore. I have to keep my Asics on the shelf because Miss Peeps chews the laces.  The far-right container has shoe polishes in it and saddle soap for my saddles (yes, I still have my saddles in the basement).
My Birkenstocks are my bedroom slippers....I keep the screens in the closet after I take them off in the Fall and wash them. 

Look at all that room!  Do you think I could become a minimalist?  No way! LOL! 
There's always laundry to do...........
But the closet is done except maybe for a good vacuum which I will do Monday when I start on my bedroom!  I'm not sure if I'll be able to get the bedroom done in 1 week but I will try!
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Here's your "tidbits" for today.............
This is made with newspapers!  Here are the directions
This looks mighty tasty to me right now.............salted caramel mocha.....oh yeah!
and here's the recipe direct from Starbucks 
  Of course, there has to be something to smile about............
Happy Trails!!!



Friday, January 17, 2020

I think I wind down at the end of the week.........


 Not much to show you today.  I cleaned the frig, froze the remaining Italian beef, cleaned up the house and took a walk.  I took more Christmas items down to the basement and that's about it.  Where did the day go?  I did get up later than normal but really?
I'm behind on XS too so I worked on Monthly Monday and it's Friday!
We had freezing rain this morning and it's been dark all day and now more rain is coming.  Just so we don't lose power!
This kind of weather puts me in hibernation mode.
That's all for today.......here are your "tidbits"...........this is so cute and it's a pay for pattern but follow this link   and she has all kinds of cute patterns for sale



Soak lemons and ginger in honey and add a tablespoon to a cup of boiling water

Here's a little something to make you smile............
I hope you have a relaxing Friday evening!
Happy Trails!!!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Making and baking........

 Winter beauty.............art not photo
I made corn chowder in the crockpot today........
 I saved out some extra bacon for on top of the bowl of chowder and I'll probably make some garlic bread to go with it..............comfort food

 I did some cleaning and laundry and took a walk........on breaks I worked on Scrapghan CAL and finished week #1 except for weaving ends in............
I'm also working on baby bib straps.....I wish I had something the size of a babies head to test the opening.......a musk melon?   Their heads are pretty large in relation to their bodies.  Any ideas?  The strap will go around and connect to the other side and then just slip on and off the babies head from what I understand.   Mine is only 7 " wide...supposed to be 9" but I should know better as I crochet tightly evidently.

I don't think I ever showed you what I got for myself for my birthday............it is a lap stand for punch needle.  I also ordered a pattern and punch needle but they have not arrived yet.  The pattern comes with the material but you have to transfer the pattern to it.  You use embroidery floss to do the actual punch needle. 
That's all the news for today..............here's your "tidbits"............aren't they just too cute?  Here's the link to the free pattern and tutorial
I've not read this but it looks like a good "winter read"...............



I'm pretty sure this was at Walmart too........
Happy Trails!!!