Sunday, March 29, 2015

Paul Smith: Amazing Typewriter Artist

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Get Always Discreet Incontinence Liners for only $1.00 (that's a $2.00 savings!)



The Dollar General has the Always Discreet Incontinence Liners (24-26 ct) regularly priced at $3.00. Pair it up with the below coupon and get it for $1.00 per package.

$2.00 off ONE Always Discreet Incontinence Liner

* Coupon expires on 4/23/15

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blender Mayonnaise (Homemade)



1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon sugar (not in the original recipe, something I want to add to my 2nd batch)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vinegar or lemon juice
1 whole egg
1 cup oil (I used canola)

Combine all ingredients in a blender except for the oil.
Cover and blend for about 5 seconds.
With the blender on a slow speed add oil in a thin slow steady rate. Stop often and scrap the side of the blender. Refrigerate.

* My husband was impressed with the thick & creamy consistancy of this. I think next time I will try another type of oil (maybe peanut, I'm not a big fan of olive oil) and I plan to add 1 tablespoon of sugar. Hellman's has always been our mayonnaise of choice. But we are attempting to be more self-reliant and am trying to make whatever we can rather than purchase chemical laden processed foods at the grocery store.







* Image courtesy of artur84 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Thursday, March 19, 2015

How To Neatly Fold A Fitted Sheet


Wanting to learn how to master the art of folding a fitted sheet?

Watch this informative step by step video showing you how to do it.

  

Finished Cross-Stitch Snowman Waving


Finished Cross-Stitch Snowman Waving
(Projects I've completed)

Ethan's Pumpkin Cake


The recipe for this cake is what my grand-son Ethan chose for his 10th birthday. Everyone really enjoyed this cake, we found it to be very moist. It came out of a recipe book, that is for high altitude baking. I forget the name of the book. I have not yet tried it here in my state of WV


Cake Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger½ teaspoon cloves
½ teaspoon nutmeg
4 eggs
½ cup vegetable oil
½ cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin

Cream Cheese Frosting

4 oz cream cheese
¼ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups xxx sugar

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Mix. Set aside.
  2. Combine oil, eggs, sugar and pumpkin. Mix well.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients.
  4. Pour into a greased and floured 9x13 pan
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes
  6. When cool, frost with the cream cheese frosting.
 

Railroad Themed Decorating


German Troops Return to the Front Kissed and Waved Goodbye from Their Womenfolk

  German Troops... B. Wennerberg Buy This at Allposters.com

I plan to decorate the room (living room) where my husband works on his model railroading in a railroad theme. He was delighted at the thought of this. In fact, just the other day, he was wanting to know when I planned to get this idea rolling. I got this idea after visiting several vacation sites over the years, where they were decorated in the homeowners preferences. If they lived near the beach it was beach themed with items such as seashells,star fish, seaman, ropes, nets, seagulls, driftwood, etc... When we visited the Smoky mountains the theme was bears, and rustic themed cabins. Your home should reflect the personalities of those who live there. Here are a few items i'd like to purchase for my husband