Monday, December 17, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
1/4 C BUTTER (not margarine)
1/2C white sugar
1/2C Brown Sugar
1/2C Light Karo Syrup
1/2C Sweetened Condensed Milk
Combine all into either a glass bowl (if you're making this in a microwave)
OR a small pan (if you're this on the stove top)
Cook for 6 minutes, (microwave- stir every two minutes) (stovetop stir constantly)
Pour into lightly greased square pan, and cool completely. (I put mine outside on a cold day,
then finished cooling it in the fridge)
Cut into squares and wrap in WAXED PAPER.
These caramels are much softer than the store bought, so I keep mine stored in the fridge.
Next time I make them I'll coat in chocolate and sprinkle coarse sea salt on top!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Velcro strips that attach to Timbuk2 bags for quiet time.
Pros: High Quality
Best Uses: Running Errands, Traveling, Daily Use, School, Office
Describe Yourself: Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical
Primary use: Personal
Was this a gift?: No
The velcro silencing straps have truly been a God send. I LOVE my Timbuk2 bag, even with that "Riiiiiping" sound when I open it. But in some instances it's just not appropriate: in the middle of Church service...during the quietest part of a movie...you know, those odd times when you really DO need something out of your bag. I use mine on a daily basis, instead of a "purse" so I'm ALWAYS getting into my Timbuk2 bag.
These silencers are GREAT! When I order my next bag, I'll be sure to order these great little straps!
Sunday, September 9, 2012
So, here are OUR instructions for a Crayola Crayon Canvas art!
The above canvas is an 8 X 10. I bought a pack of 10 canvas's at Michaels for $19.99
You can use ANY size, but note that the "melt area" will be smaller on a large canvas.
Here's where the fun starts! We let our canvas sit in the sun for about 10 minutes, but I don't think that is really necessary. I would strongly suggest that you use a "HEAT GUN" for crafting. I've read on several blogs that the person has a problem with "splatter" when they start the melting process. I really think that's because a hair dryer is more powerful (even on the "low" setting) and that's why it splatters. We used the crafting heat gun and had NO problems at all with splatter. It starting melting right away! (one blog said it took over 50 minutes for the melting process) Ours took maybe 15 minutes total. Place newspaper under the canvas, because it WILL (with any size canvas I think) melt all the way down the front. Like I said, the larger the canvas, the smaller the melt area will look.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Now we're home and getting ready for a new school year. (Both my Hubby and I work for the local School District)
I'm sure I've mentioned that I'm addicted to Instagram...I am the "community ManIGer" for "Central Oregon Instagramers which is @igerscentraloregon on the feed. I had an Instameet in July, which had no attendance. I was a bit bummed, but there was SO much going on in town that day I got over it.
I've planned a 2nd one for October 27th and I have several "raffle" prizes to entice people to come. Wish me luck! I'm going to have an Instameet every 3 months. I will be posting photos that I take on my photo blog so be sure to take a look!
Well, that's it for now, and I Promise to be better about posting. Someday I might even have a nice sized following!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Little grandson is nearly 3-1/2 months old now, and looking cuter every day! He did have a 10 day stay at the hospital at around 1 month old, but he's doing great now.
My oldest daughter will be graduating from college with a respiratory therapy degree next month! Hooray, she's worked so hard!
I've gotten more and more into my photography. I created an Instagram Community for Central Oregon and it's doing quite well. We have nearly 100 followers, and some GREAT photographers who contribute almost daily to the feed.
Next month our entire family will be attending a family reunion, we are all so excited!
Well, that's about all for now.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Now the really exciting news is that we have a new Grandson coming any DAY!!! Can't WAIT to meet the new little man in our life! (Youngest Daughter is a happy mommy to be)
The Hubs is gone this week, taking some Apple Certification training. YAY him! He just called me and told me he passed the first section with flying colors.
Oldest Daughter is doing GREAT in RT School too!
Life is Happy right now!