Sprinkle two packages of gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Let it sit
a couple of minutes until gelatin has absorbed the water. Heat 1 3/4
cups water in a pan, then add in the gelatin mixture. Stir until
dissolved. Stir in 3 cups birdseed.
Allow mixture to cool until gelatin is thick and coats all the birdseed.
Work twine into the heart and hang it for the birds to enjoy!
And it's the Seattle Seahawks v. the Denver Broncos!
That's the first time in . . . forever that I could name both teams playing in the Super BOWL! But West Coast gaming is going to be at its best this weekend. And that means, West Coast munching is going to go maniacal.
So, to make the party special (and yes, I'm even going to a Super BOWL party--my first one ever.) No. I'm not a big fan of football but this should be fun...right? So, anyway, it's a potluck. And why is it that whenever I hear "super BOWL", all I'm thinking about is food and what I'm going to be packing to the party ;D
And, I've been trying to figure out recipes...
I even checked out this link. And, Saturday I'll be taste testing a few different things.
But, I'm leaning toward my bacon date wraps ;D They might not be the prettiest at the party but I can guarantee they'll be a quick party-pickup ;D
I hadn't either. But this weekend I went to a glass show and saw a vase just like one my Mom had when I was growing up and I had to buy it. When I started to talk to the sale's woman, she said, "So you're a collector of Viking Glass?"
Well I hadn't been before this weekend...or at least I didn't know I was. But when I took home the vase, I found that I had a few other vases just like this--only different colors.
If you're interested, you can look on ebay and see more here.
This was the first time I've ever made these and they were oh-so yummy!
Here's how I made them.
First I split the dates in two:
Then I stuffed them with raw almonds and wrapped them in bacon.
It takes a little bit of effort to cut, stuff and wrap...
But they were so good and so easy to bake that I will definitely make them again. Plus, they would be a great appetizer to serve at a party because you could prepare them ahead of time and then simply bake them 15 minutes before your party . . . because it only takes 14 minutes for these to cook.
Set your oven at 350 and bake for 7 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 7 minutes. They were so good because they were sweet and savory with a little crunch !
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1/15/29 – 4/4/68) was many things and worthy of honor.
He was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and civil rights leader.
Born Michael King - his father changed his name to honor Martin Luther.
He led nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. And, if you would like to honor him, one way to do it is by volunteering. If you are interested, check out this site to find some place to serve in your community.
I found the cutest little shop over in Sellwood ...and I'm not a big shopper but when I find a store that uses (or maybe I should say REuses) fabrics from another era (vintage material) then I tend to pay attention.
And these clothes are sooooo cute I can't resist posting them.
These pieces are so pretty and I'm no photographer but I have to share a few snapshots I took when I was looking around.
These little tutus were two cute ;D
And there are a lot of floral designs - so Hollyhock seems fitting.
So whether you're a baby or a grownup, Camp Hollyhock has something for every lady in the house. Sorry men, I didn't see anything there for you.
If you love to write and you're looking for a challenge, here's one you might not be able to resist:
It's called Worth Your Salt and it's put on by Hazel and Wren. It's easy to enter and it's free. All you have to do is submit 2000 words by January 31, 2014 - so if you're interested, hope over to read all about it.
And, if you win, let me know because I'd love to hear some good writerly news ;D
I know it sounds like a scary movie...or a book to curl up with beside a warm cozy fire. . . but it's not. It's an event for all crafters, knitters, crocheters, or anyone who wants to use some fancy smancy yarns to make something special.
Plus it's a fun event.
If you're interested, pop over here and read all about it!
It begins February 27th so mark your calendars and pull out your knitting projects and get ready.
Hope to see you at some of the yarn shops here in the Rose City.
Another chance for writers to be mentored
and critiqued by a professional and their peers.
We’ve done this before and it
was so successful that attendees asked for a repeat, so here it is!
When:January 11, 2014 from 9:30 to Noon
Dining Room, TaborSpace, 5441 SE
Belmont St, Portland, OR 97215
to noon. First half hour networking, with coffee and donuts, and then from
10:00 to 12:00 critique session.
Never been in a critique group? Wish you could be
critiqued by someone who is ahead of you in the publishing game? Want to
strengthen your work? Need a fresh set of eyes and ears on that oft-revised
piece? Want to have your manuscript ready for the May conference? This is your
chance. A published writer will lead each small group and critique your
manuscript. You'll also hear others' work and get feedback from those writers
too. Plus you'll learn from the comments by the critique leader about the work
SCBWI members - $10.00 (That's less than the price of a Friday night movie!)
Nonmembers - $15.00 (If you bought any refreshments, your movie night would cost way more!)
Did you know there's an American way to knit? No, neither did I. Not until my mother-in-law tried to help me with a stitch I dropped. Then she took my needles and started to work the yarn but I was like, "what are you doing?"
She said, "I'm fixing it for you." But it looked so strange the way she was holding the needles. And then my son's gfriend said, "that's because you knit the American way."
Then they both tried to explain to me (they both being from a different country originally...Denmark and Germany) said, "You knit backwards."
"Huh?" I said again.
Then they showed me. There is a Continental way to knit and an American way.
Yep it's true. And if you don't believe me, just google it and check out a few youtube videos.
But that's the way I've always knitted and now I'm wondering if there's an American way to crochet... ;D
I have cooked all my life with cast iron pots and pans. I have had them passed down from my great grandmother, to my grandmother, to my mother, to me...and I have never seen one crack before...
I'm hoping it's not a bad omen of the things that will be cooking in 2014 ;D
I don't think I would have thought this except for on New Year's Day we woke up to a COLD house. Our furnace had gone on the fritz...and it's not an old furnace, plus I had just had it serviced to be cleaned and inspected in October...and then my daughter got in an auto accident. She was rearended on Saturday night...
I'm not usually superstitious but I'm just saying . . .
It's always a little sad when the New Year comes because it means that the old year has been laid to rest. Now, it's time to take down the tree and put away all the decorations from the holiday and tuck 2013 back into our boxes filled with memories and ornaments.
And, hopefully we will begin to make some new traditions and set some new goals for 2014!
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