I found a crochet pattern online that I just had to try. The first couple that I made I followed her pattern exactly. They turned out good but I adjusted the pattern. Here is what I did.
I think I have tried this with about every weight of yarn. I started making them with Sugar N Cream 4 ply Worsted yarn. (the yarn that I use to make dish towels or pot holders) I used this because I wanted to use the candles outside and I thought they would hold up to Portland, Oregon weather. They have withstood very well for outdoor use. They are a bit bulkier because of the thickness of the yarn. I also used spaghetti sauce jars. I like the height of the jars for outdoor use because it protected the flame from the wind. (Last picture below)Add a comment
After our baby photo shoot was cancelled the other day, we had Hershey's Kisses in the house and no other chocolate. Not a good thing if you were wanting to save them until the reschedule! My teens and my husband were in the mood for dessert. I figure I can replace the Kisses before the next one. Here is what I came up with to satisfy the sweet desires.
1 Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownies Mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Add a comment
After working all day, the last thing I wanted to do was cook dinner but it had to be done. My daughter was watching cooking channel as I walked past the living room heading for the kitchen. The only thing that I heard as I passed was, “Scalloped Potatoes and Ham, that is what is for dinner!” Ree, the Pioneer Woman spoke words directly to me. I was hooked and that was exactly what I had for dinner! I did do mine different and it was not as pretty as hers when it came out of the oven but it was wonderful!
Here is what I did.Add a comment
I had the opportunity to sit and read at the local bookstore the other day. I love to read and write so when I came across the reference section devoted to “How to write” I stopped looked and read! I pulled out several books and made my way to the small corner with a table and chairs overlooking the outdoors mall and read!
I started reading the book “Fiction Writer’s Workshop” by Josip Novakovich. Normally I can tell if I will like the book within the first couple of pages. Most writers cannot hold my attention but this book sparked some interest. “To be a good writer, you must have the paradoxical trait of being a gregarious loner.” As I read this, I chuckled out loudly. My husband sitting across from me asked what I had read. I told him. He said, “so true!” My thoughts are to be a good writer one must have the ability to communicate thoughts through the eyes of others.Add a comment
Deodorant Stains on shirts.
I have been working on putting products into a website that a couple of my neighbors and I have started. Overstuffedcloset.com I have taking the photos to add some of the clothes to the line. Some of the shirts are name brands and in very good condition. When I was resizing the pictures, we noticed that our teenagers love to use deodorant! To the naked eye you cannot see the mounds of caked-on deodorant on the shirts. The camera does not lie!
I started my Internet search on the best way to remove the caked-on deodorant from these shirts. I came across several sites that describe how to do this. This article will describe what I did to remove the stains.Add a comment