Showing posts from March, 2015


I love my blender. It works really well. I made another smoothie for lunch and this time used coconut milk. It turned out really great! I offered some to my neighbor but he said no. You can't tell there is a cup of raw spinach in this. I've been craving more raw foods lately over processed stuff.

10 years- pattern giveaway

To celebrate 10 years of blogging and for having 50+ followers on my blog, I wanted to have a giveaway. They are just fun to do! I wanted to do a pattern giveaway so that anyone regardless of where they live could enter, but couldn't decide on which pattern to do.So, I'll let you choose. Any pattern whether it be sewing, knitting, crocheting or whatever kind that can be purchased online as a pdf (no shipping required) up to $10 is eligible. You can choose one pattern worth $10 or a couple totalling that amount. You choose!To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me what pattern(s) you want, where I can buy it and how to reach you. It's important that you leave a way for me to contact you. Believe it or not, but I've had people enter and I have no way to reach them, so they forfeit the prize. :-(I moderate my comments to keep spammers out so if you don't see your comment right away, don't worry. It will show up. I will choose the winner on A…

Training Missy part two

Another part of training Missy was teaching her to not bolt out the door when we were going in or out. She's funny in that even if she is sound asleep if she hears me unlock the door she is wide awake and in my chair wanting to go with me. (Unless she is super tired.) She whines a bit if Nick leaves, but she will howl and put up a bigger fuss if I leave her.We had taken her in the car the other day and I had to go someplace and poor Nick had to listen to her howl and bark her head off. So, we don't take her too many places. She really doesn't like to ride in the car much though she is getting more used to it. However she especially hates it if one of us leaves her alone. She does do well on Bach rescue remedy. She knows where I keep them and stands up to get the drops. I need to order more. I've also given her the Mimulus remedy for seperation anxiety. Now she is fine being outside by herself. Doesn't care whether or not I'm with her but not if she's separa…

Project bag

It measures about 9 inches long and 2.5 inches tall.

Yarn stash

The bottom row is Plymouth encore.
The three small green skeins are unknown.The red and purple is 100% wool. I think they both will felt.

Training Missy part one

I'd never housetrained a puppy before and frankly didn't think I was up for the challenge. But when we found out that our friends couldn't keep Missy, we asked if we could have her. They said yes as long as they could have visitation rights. :-)When we first got Missy, I would feed her and watch her closely afterwards. Then I'd take her outside about every twenty minutes to "potty outside". Each time she would go I'd praise her excessively and sometimes give her a treat.By the end of her first day with us, she seemed to have gotten it. She goes to the door when she has to go. We ask her each time, "Do you need to go outside?" And if she does she'll bump her nose on the door. She has gone twice in the house in the past month we've had her. Both times she told me she had to go, but I missed her signals. I think it's important if you're going to have a puppy to stay close to them to learn their signals. I never make a big deal when …

In the beginning.

We took Missy for her second vet visit during spring break and the vet said she was 3 months old. I would have guessed she was older but she hasn't lost her puppy teeth yet.It's been a fun experience having her. I've learned a lot and continue to daily. We've had her for a month now. Sometimes it seems like she's been here forever. The first night we got her we gave her a bath and a flea pill from Wal-Mart. She had a bad reaction to it. I don't recommend it. Apparently running around like she was on fire was a normal thing. She was itching and scratching herself on everything around her. I let her outside but realized she could hurt herself out there so I ended up holding her instead. She panted and whined and started burning up. I just comforted her as best as I could.She finally settled down and we put her inside her crate and she slept the whole night.We thought to ourselves this isn't too bad. The people we got her from said she wouldn't sleep at ni…

Green smoothie

My first experience with a green smoothie was at a raw foods class I took in Kansas. While I doubt I could ever eat 100% raw as my instructor does, I learned a great deal in her class.The smoothie she made though was not my favorite from the foods we sampled. Taking a sip and then having to chew the lettuce greens was less than appetizing to me.Yesterday I made my first green smoothie and found it superb. Here's how I made mine-1 cup milk (you can use any liquid)
1 cup organic salad greens I liquefied first. Then blended:1 banana
4 slices of frozen peaches
1 scoop strawberry jam (HFCS free) for extra sweetness.It made two large glasses and I was stuffed afterwards.

Then again maybe not.

I spent an entire week getting the blog moved and found out when you export a blog it doesn't always turn out the way you want it to be. Some things just don't transfer over.  So... long story short, I'll continue blogging here. 
I'm still planning a giveaway, just getting the details worked out.
Stay tuned!!