Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Aristocats Movie Review

This is Bobaloo writing here.

My pet human and I recently viewed the movie The Aristocats through Netflix. It was wonderful to snuggle next to my pet and watch this delightful movie.

The Aristocats is an animated film about wealthy housecats who reside in Paris. Yes, these felines are living the life. They are part of that privelaged class. The story begins with life at the home of Duchess and her three kittens Marie, Berloiz and Toulouse.



Their pet human is Madame. And I can honestly say that if something would ever happen to my pet human I would love to have Madame as a pet. She is kind and she adores her felines. Her cats are pampered beyond belief. And they are friendly like so many of my fellow felines. Duchess has taught her kittens well and they share their food with the mouse who resides in the house.

But when Madame decides to provide for her faithful and loving felines properly if and when she should no longer be able to take care of them. That evil servant of hers decides that it isn't fair. He believes that he should receive all of her money. I was so upset. He took matters into his own hands and threw the cats out. I was outraged! How could a human do this to loving animals? And Duchess is so loyal to her pet human? I can't believe it. All through her adventures she puts aside her own well being for the sake of her pet human. But I do have to admit that I did thoroughly enjoy the scenes with Scat Cat and his musicians. They do seem like a fun bunch to spend an evening with.

I do highly recommend this movie if you would like to spend quality time snuggling with your pet human. Felines and humans of all ages with definitely enjoy watching this movie. And Madame is an excellent role model on how pet humans should treat the cats in their life.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

There Ain't No Bugs On Me

Today is a sad day. We have lost our beloved Leonard Nimoy. Rest in Peace original Spock you will be missed.
 
But more importantly to the members of my family we lost Uncle Bob today.


Now, I'm sure there are a few of you who are wondering why the post is entitled there ain't no bugs on me when I'm talking about individuals who have passed away.  Hang with me I'm getting there.

You see a few years ago my Uncle Bob was in the hospital. I can't remember why, but while he was hospitalized he was given some medication. He had an adverse reaction to this medication. And he began to hallucinate. He thought there were bugs on him. Thank goodness the doctors took care of it quickly. After this occurred I visited with him in the hospital he told me about it, and then he began to sing this song to me.




I learned something really important that day. A person can either wallow in the fact that they have had something go wrong in life and feel sorry for themselves. Or a person can find the humor in the situation where things went very wrong. It's all in the way you see what has happened. It was one of those indirect life lessons. And he probably didn't realize what he was doing. But it has stuck with me.

So Uncle Bob I'll miss you, and I'll really miss your sense of humor. And thanks for the great life lesson.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Simple Reign Inspired Hairstyle

I've been watching the show Reign on CW recently. For those of you who haven't had the opportunity to see the show. It's all about Mary Queen of Scots. It's kind of like a historical soap opera. If you haven't seen it, and you like shows with lots of drama and courtly intrigue you should check it out.


If you have long hair the show is full of great hairstyles. The styles range anywhere from simple to complicated. And they often involve tiaras. But as I sat watching the show. I saw a hairstyle that Mary Queen of Scots was sporting. I thought to myself I have done that with my hair before. That is simple, but it looks really good.

Like I said it is a simple hairstyle. All you need to do is brush back the front portion of your hair. Then begin to braid it in the back.

 
Make sure you are braiding your hair tight. This shouldn't be a loose braid. Continue braid that section down the back.
 
Brush out the hair in back. The braid pulls your hair up, and keeps it off your face. It's easy and well it looks great.
 
Let me know if you watch Reign and what you think of the show.
 
Scene from Reign




Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Heuvos Ranchero Sandwich

So once again I was hungry and I began rummaging around to find what I could make to eat. I came up with a Heuvos Ranchero Sandwich. This is made from food many of you have sitting in the house already.

 

Here's What You Need

English Muffins
Eggs
Bacon
Avocado
Salsa
Refried Beans
Cheese

Here's What You Do

First fry up your bacon until it's crisp. I actually was going for less mess so I baked the bacon. I turned out perfect. And there was way less mess to clean up.
Toast your muffin in the oven.
Now fry your egg don't break the yoke.
Pull your muffin out of the oven, and add sliced cheese to one side and the refried beans to another.
Heat it a couple of minutes longer.
Now stack your egg, avocado, salsa, and bacon on top of the beans, then top it with the side of the muffin that has the cheese.
 
It's that simple and it tastes fantastic!
 
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Zentangle in Blue

At the beginning of the year, I decided on a word of the year. The word is complete. I have so many projects that I have started and I have never finished. And I'm glad that I finished one of the projects I started oh a year or so ago.

When I started the project I decided that it would help me relax to zentangle. And it does. At the time I did several zentangles in the traditional mode. You know the black and white doodles. Then I got this bright idea since I had some canvas lying around that it would be great to paint one. So I started.

 
Blue is my absolute favorite color and I thought that white was a great color to do the doodling in. Is this the perfect zentangle? Well probably not, but it was fun and relaxing. And when I completed the painting. I felt good because I felt as though I had actually moved forward and got something finished in life. Instead of only working on one section of the painting at a time. I was able to push myself to complete it.

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day and let me know how you are spending your time relaxing.

Monday, February 23, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Goodies

Yes, those parties will soon be coming up for one of my favorite holidays St. Patrick's Day. I've always been a believer that St. Patrick's Day is one of the great days of the year. It's always a signal that spring really will be here before you know it. And well any of you who know me, know I can't wait for spring. And well who doesn't love a St. Patrick's Day Parade or party?



But what do you wear to that parade? You know it has to involve green, and of course it has to be fun. And well since it is still a little chilly on March 17th. You will want something warm. Of course it's a sweatshirt.
 
The next one is just cute. It's a great accessory. Saint Patrick's Day boot cuffs. I mean it will still be cold so a pair of boots will be needed anyway. And how many of us have a green pair of boots to wear?
 
 
 
And of course you need something just fun to wear on St. Paddy's Day. So Leprechaun Dust is my next pick. Come on it's fun for a party!
 
And last, but not least a mini leprechaun hat. I mean it is a day to celebrate leprechauns too isn't it?
 
 
This is for the trivia buffs out there. Did you know that one of the many reasons you wear green on Saint Patrick's Day is that green is supposed to make you invisible to leprechauns.  Leprechauns aren't really the cute creatures you see on the Lucky Charms commercial. They have a nasty habit of pinching people so being invisible to them can save you a pinch. So not only do you have an outfit to wear to that parade or party you also have some extra knowledge to share that day.
 
 
Let me know what you think of all of the goodies.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Why Do I Have To Do That?

I have this acquaintance who constantly asks why do I have to do that? I have to admit this just grates on my nerves. Every time I see this person. And I do mean every time I see her why do I have to do that falls out of her mouth. Then she always reminds everyone that her life is so hard. I have to admit that I just really want to scream GET OVER YOURSELF WHY DON'T YOU? But I refrain from doing this. I just don't think that would be a really nice thing to do.

How do you deal with a person like this? These are some of the things I do to do deal with the why do I have to do that question that is asked repeatedly.

Listen

I've noticed that sometimes as I listen to this individual she often say this when she has a problem. She recently told me she has so much to do because of her kids. It felt like she just wanted to have someone to take time to listen to her. Life can be rough. I usually have an extra five minutes to listen to someone tell me a story.
 

Remind Yourself

As I listened to this individual told me that she doesn't have anyone to help her. She doesn't have any family. It's just her and her parents, and her brother and her kids. So why doesn't she have anybody to take care of her? I thought to myself it sounds like you do have people. I had to remind myself that I really don't know her family, and that we all have different expectations in life. And I also had to remind myself that there have been times I have spent time wallowing in self pity too. This person just isn't at the point that she is ready to give it up yet.
 

Be Honest

One day I was listening and remind myself while this person was asking me why do I have to do work extra hours when the business she works for didn't have enough employees. It just came out. I said because that's your job. If you don't like it you can leave. You don't have to stay at that job. Yes, there was a moment of silence. I had committed the worst offense possible to this individual. I called her out. I could tell she wanted to yell at me. But she couldn't, I just told her the truth. I had listened to her. I mean I really listened to her, and she asked. If you give an honest answer, people may not like it, but they can't debate honesty.
 
 

Cut Them Loose

Yes, there comes a time in all relationships when we have to ask ourselves is this really worth it? If the answer is no, then it's time to get rid of that person in your life. It's okay to end dead end relationships.
 
 
 
So how do you all deal with the individual who constantly asks that question?
 
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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lack of Compassion

 
A lack of compassion can be as vulgar as an excess of tears.
Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham
 
Keep those words in mind the next time you see some one in need.
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Best Things Since Sliced Bread

I've been thinking about things that are really great in my life this weeks and these are a few of the best things since sliced bread that I've come up with.

I can't imagine what it life would be like going through this cold spurt without my trusty furnace. It is the best thing in my life right now. And I'm not kidding. The sound of that furnace kicking on and the feel of warm air coming through the vents is heavenly. My faithful followers know how I feel about the cold and you that this week I'm dreaming of spring. You can read the post see what I'm draming of.
Another of the best things since sliced bread is having two whole days off this week. I've literally had to argue with my boss in order to get one day off a week. This week I was fortunate enough to have two. It was delightful!
 
 
I've also had words of encouragement from unexpected places. I've decided to push myself to conquer something That Scares Me to Death. Yep, you can find out what scares me by clicking on the link. It's weird how people you think will encourage you say absolutely nothing to you when you present an idea, and then someone you think will shoot the idea down says go for it. Life is strange sometimes.
 
And last, but not least, Kellogg's Red Velvet Pop Tarts.
These things are my current snack of choice. They are great, and not just great. They are Tony the Tiger great. Try them out if you like anything red velvet you won't be disappointed.
 
So what are the best things since sliced bread in your life this week?
 
 
 


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These paper flowers, as well as sculpted blooms, were what my Etsy shop was made of.  I love making them, especially for special days like weddings, but I just couldn't keep up with demand.  Now I only make special order bouquets, boutonnieres and gifts. 


Hey guys who is ready for another easy fabulous Valentine’s recipe for the last week of our Valentine’s Series?
At this time in my life Valentine’s is a little different, instead of a romantic candle lit dinner for two, we now have a dinner for three with heart shaped pizza and little Valentine’s sealed with lego stickers.  We don’t mind it one bit, I still get my get chocolates and roses so I’m happy lol!


Crafting is a favorite family activity in our house. Boys, girls, kids, adults…crafting is fun for everyone! One of the crafts that our whole family has been enjoying recently is handprint crafts.They are easy, fun, and inexpensive. There are so many different ways to do handprint crafts that boys will love. This collection includes an alligator, a pirate, a lobster, an elephant, a duck, a chicken, leaves, a lion, an octopus, a monkey, a whale, a dinosaur, a penguin, fire fighters, and Frankenstein!


We spend hundreds of dollars a year on special lotions and creams to make our skin look and feel better, but how about making something at home for a fraction of the cost that is even better for you?  This Easy Homemade Body Butter is a great way to quench your thirsty skin as well as an excellent gift item to give for Mother’s Day, Teachers Appreciation Gifts or just because!


How to Make a Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Have you seen those nifty mason jar soap dispensers in gift shops and boutiques? It’s true you can buy your own, but the cost of one may not be in your budget. The good news is, you can make your own mason jar soap dispenser in less than 30 minutes and for 1/4 of the cost. Here is how you can get started making your own mason jar soap dispenser, perfect for bathrooms and kitchens.



I made these pot pies for a special occasion dinner party, and they were a hit with kids and adults alike. Hot-out-of-the-oven little pies, filled with hearty, savory filling and surrounded by crisp, flaky crust...what could be better on a cold evening? The individual crusts take a few extra minutes to prepare, but the results are worth it.  




Grow Your Own Bean Sprouts in Just a Few Days






How to Sew a Ruffle pillow with Ruffle Fabric

I have had a couple requests lately to make some ruffle pillows.  The one pictured above is a standard size pillow sham.  I used 1 inch ruffle fabric.

Here's how to do it. 
1. decide the size you want your pillow
2. You will need to cut a total of 3 pieces of fabric.  For a Euro pillow sham I cut the front piece 27 inches square, 1 back piece I cut 27x13 inches, and the other I cut 27x20 inches.  That way you can have an envelope type place to stuff your pillow into.

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Organised Baking Station!

If you are like me and love to bake...then having everything you need at arm's reach is the way to go. Baking tins, muffin pans, graters, measuring cups, bowls of different sizes and a array of different utensils, can be tricky to store and especially, to find. 
If you have a second drawer like mine then searching for that little lemon zester can be a pain, especially when it always underneath everything else.
 So I decided to get organised (DIY on a budget) and put all my baking needs in one spot.I had an old Ikea Expedit bookcase that was collecting dust and wasn't really being put to good use. 

It needed an overhaul!








Makeup Monday - Discontinued Makeup





From the time I awoke that morning, I knew my focus was off. The ‘Liar’s Committee’ in my head was reminding me of past hurts, little perceived snubs, the mundane routine, fewer dates, that particular warmth that was missing, and it overwhelmed anything good that was out there. I had doubts about my salvation (how could I really feel these things if I loved Jesus?), doubts about my marriage relationship, doubts about my parenting, missing my mother…doubts, doubts, doubts.



I love jalapenos, and I am constantly pushing them on my friends.  So many people are scared to try these delicious little peppers because of their ( well deserved) reputation.  The thing is, its the seeds that hold most of the heat, and if you prepare them right, jalapenos can be downright mild.
Just don’t eat a seed, even on a dare.



Spring is just around the corner, but we still have quite a few cold and damp days left. The kind of days where you want a nice bowl of soup and this cheeseburger soup is a perfect hearty comfort food that will warm you to your toes.
This soup really only takes a few minutes to throw together and only about 20 minutes to cook once it is boiling. It’s really a very easy quick soup recipe as long as you already have all the ingredients on hand!

Straw Painted Rainbow Craft

The Keeper of the Cheerios

Materials: Canvas, Straw, liquid watercolor or really watered down paint (watercolor, tempera or acrylic), Glue, cotton balls or pom poms, and gems or gold paint. 



Weekends at our house are filled with athletic activities. If it isn’t an all-day volleyball tournament, we love to hike and ski, and I’ve even been persuaded to do a few mountain biking excursions.
These energy balls provide both quick energy from the carbs and sustaining energy from the protein.
Might I add –  they taste a heck of a lot better than anything you buy at the store!






We are getting ready to hit the road on another trip, and I’m facing the dilemma of keeping the kids occupied without having to tow a trailer of all their “stuff” with us. One of the things I know will keep my girls occupied for hours is coloring. They can color all day long, however, I do not have the best track record of traveling with crayons. Either they end up broken at the bottom of my purse, or I end up toting a large plastic container of some kind, yes, the crayons are safe and intact but I look like a crazy person pulling a gallon sized container out of my purse at a restaurant.



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