My Latest Obsession – Roasted Beans

Sorry for all the posts, but I was on “overdrive” in the kitchen today and wanted to share my latest discoveries before I forget – or my life gets crazy again. With doctor’s appointments for Resa this week, I never know when I will have time for postings, much less writing.  Anyhow, my cardiologist suggested…

Peppermint Powder

Resa actually felt well enough to do some holiday baking. She wanted to make peppermint bark and I wanted to try to make some goodies to include in the “hot chocolate gift baskets”.  Well, I had a brilliant idea to “break” the peppermint in the mini food processor. That may have not been one of…

Another Great Use for Hand Sanitizer

A few months ago I found out how great hand sanitizer was to remove ink stains from a purse lining and decided to try it out on other stains. Today I had a chance to find out if it works on makeup stains.      Resa was upset when she saw the makeup on her…

Repurposed Jeans

Before you throw away those torn jeans, you may want to wait until you find another use for them. I took a pair and cut into various sized strips and glued onto a glass vase with Modge Podge. I love the results. Before After

Flocking an Artificial Christmas Tree for Under $10

This year Resa decided that she wanted a flocked Christmas Tree. I had just purchased a pre-owned Christmas tree and decided to let her give this one a face lift. After reviewing several posts online we decided to combine two directions that we liked the best. Since we already had the ingredients on hand, the…

On this Thanksgiving Day

This year especially I am thankful for my family, friends and all of my supportive fans. In April of this year, my husband was diagnosed with acute renal failure. This has been a roller coaster ride for him and he is still dealing with Renal “Insufficiency”. Without the help of our friends and family, I’m…

Repurposing Bridesmaid/Formal Dresses

Most thrift stores and even some closets are bursting at the seams with flouncy (and yes sometimes tacky) formal dresses, while some are merely outdated and unwanted. Recently I have been purchasing them for the layers of material that are used for the dresses to line the coffins with, but after the skirt was removed…

Repurposing Beanie Babies Into Backpack Buddies

Years ago I jumped on the bandwagon and started collecting Beanie Babies. As the years went by and we moved from Coast Guard Station to Coast Guard Station they stayed packed in totes until my youngest discovered them not too long ago. After coming up with this idea the other day, I wish we had…

The Evangeline Series and Doll

cajunPlease help me welcome the newest addition to the Evangeline Series, a talking Evangeline Doll. Not only will the books introduce your child to a new Cajun French word, but the doll has also been programmed to help pronounce several of the words you will find in the book(s). You will still have the option…

Writing Process Blog Hop: My Turn!!!

I’ve been invited to participate in a writing process blog hop… it’s a weekly ‘tag you’re it’ deal. I was told the idea was started by Maya Banks.  Make sure to check out her website at  www.maya-rock.com .  To be honest, I don’t care who started it.  I absolutely adore this idea. It is a great way to…