Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great Deals on Amazon including Father's Day Items

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Good Morning dear readers,  I love looking through the great deals on amazon.  I wanted to share what I found.  The items are great for all members of the family i.e. things to help keep the kids busy this summer.  So check out this list and see what you can find.

Great Items for the kids




Great Items for mom




Great Items for Father's Day





Don't forget prices are subject to change at a moments notice.  So hurry before they change.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Mosaic Kitty


Good Morning fur buddies, we are joining Athena Cat Goddess is art hop today. Hope everyone is doing okay. Mom had another ms episode and the men with the big boots took her away.  They wouldn't let me sniff them. Good news the flare stopped after she got to the human vets.  But they scanned her head anyways-all good.  Instead of this scanning thing can't they just sniff her to see if she's sick.  Theirs got to be a better way instead of riding in the screaming van.  She's relaxing today and working on her canvas still wont let me sit on it.  I got a new bed (no you did not). That seat that mom puts her foot on its really comfortable.  It's my new favourite spot.  Well here's the photos. Mom used picmonkey and dream scope today.  So check them out and let me know what you think.  Please continue to follow us on our fb page and twitter which are on my side bar.  Oh before I forget Happy Memorial Day.






                                                
                                                  Dreamscope using mosaic


                                                                Picmonkey  using HDR

                                                                          original

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dutch Oven Chicken Cacciatore

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Good Morning dear readers,  I was playing in my kitchen this weekend. I wanted something different and something that wouldn't make a lot of mess. That's where my dutch oven comes into play. I love this little pot it takes care of everything. You put all your ingredients in it and your done.  When I found this recipe on Mr. Food's site I new I wanted to play with  it.  So I altered it to fit my families needs and here's what I came up with.  It tastes really yummy so check it out.


here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt divided
just a pinch of pepper
2 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into cubes-this can be changed didn't have at the time use foster farms precooked diced chicken makes things easier
4 tbs olive oil, divided
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms pre-cut
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 cup chopped frozen onions, defrosted
1 tbs minced garlic
1 3/4 cups beef broth
1 (28 oz jar) ragu spaghetti sauce with chunky mushrooms
1 tsp oregano

First off
Put flour mixed with 1/2 tsp salt and pinch of pepper in another bowl mix well. Place chicken in and  coat your chicken in the flour covering completely.

Heat 3 tbs olive oil until heated through add your chicken cook for 5-10 minutes until browned. Remove chicken to another bowl.  Add remaining oil and put all vegetable in pot i.e. peppers, mushrooms and onions, add garlic saute until done.  

Add broth and sauce return chicken to pot stir add remaining salt let boil after boiling simmer for 30 minutes.  Serve over rice. Bon appetite








Saturday, May 21, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Praying Kitty

Good Morning furbuds, its caturday art day.  We are joining athena cat goddess art hop.  This is the hop where you turn your bad photos into art.  It's alot of fun playing with the different editing programs. You should check it out.  Moms been running around again with doctors appointments and getting ready for more inspections.  So far everythings okay with her.  She's got another exam on monday and she's going to see her neurologist.  Keep your fingers crossed.  She made me mad today.  She's trying to paint to relax and didn't have newspapers. God forbid she took one of my bags and cut it up.  I wanted to lay inside it and she said no.  Then I wanted to lay on the pretty colored canvass and that got a no. What's a kitty to do?  When you have a mom who wont let you have any fun.  Well we just played in picmonkey today. Here they are check them out.





                                                 Frosted edges with HDR

                                                     
                                                             Original

Friday, May 20, 2016

Conor's Memorial Day Citrusy Steak

Good Afternoon dear readers. its been a crazy week and I apologize for not posting alot.  I've had appointments and their was a possible inspection(did not get picked).  Still I was running around and making sure everything was straightened up.  Conor saw this recipe in taste of home and wanted to try it.  We've altered it to fit my families needs.  This is great to put on the grill or cook in the frying pan.  If you love oranges and lemons you will love this recipe.  It has a definitive orange and lemon flavor to it.  This is great for grilling on the Memorial Day weekend.  Here's what you'll need. Contains affiliated links see disclosure in footer.


2-lemons quartered
1-orange quartered
1-steak (2-3 lbs mine was a little smaller)
1/2 canola oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
shallow baking dish

Heat oil in frying pan.  Add your orange and lemons to the hot oil cook for 10-15 minutes.  Add the garlic to the pan and let cook 2 more minutes.  Place steak in shallow pan and poke holes in both sides of steak.  Pour oranges and lemons over steak turning over several times.  Place in fridge for overnight marinating.  Next day your ready to discard the lemons and oranges and cook steak.  Cook until done on grill or frying pan.



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here's another memorial day recipe
http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com/2014/05/memorial-day-baked-beans.html



Here's some great items to help with your grilling needs



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Spring Mixed Media Wreath

Good Afternoon dear readers,  I finally finished my new spring wreath.  I've been seeing a lot of different wreaths but nothing that said mixed media.  I love to play with all types of media.  I bought the wreath and it sat around the house for awhile.  Then I decide to just paint it with acrylics. First I covered it with gesso. Then put a couple of layers of  this sky blue paint.  I found these lovely flowers with pearls in their centers so pretty. I cut the stems down and stuck them in the wreath.  I took out my decorator duck tape stash.  I wrapped the duck tape around the flower area to hide the punch holes.  I think it turn out pretty good. This post contains affiliated links see disclosure in footer.














artist and crafters new and neat trick for storing your paints give it a try. Turn this nail polish organizer into an acrylic paint holder.




Caturday Art-Snowshoe Turquoise Eyed Kitty

Good Morning dear furbuddies,  I've been abandoned multiple times this week.  Can you believe that Mom had to go to the VA place again.  The human vet wants to do Scans of moms head.  Apparently she had an episode where she couldn't see out of one of her eyes. She thought it was her ms/viral infection acting up again.  No she might have something called amaunosis fugax-body throwing small blood clots.  The human vet is a good doctor and always takes good care of my mom.  But I find all vets human or otherwise to be scary.  Maybe the apartment people will give my mom a break and not inspect the apartment.  Crazy humans always inspectin.  Please send prayers and healing purrs to my mom. Oh yeah almost forgot her birthday is on monday. Can you wish her happy birthday. She wont let me tell you how old.  I figure its fifty billion years.  My photo was done in picmonkey and pizap this week. I was laying on the bed with boy getting a massage.  Love it when the boy rubs my belly.  Have a happy weekend.




Final Photo done in Pink Lemonade in pizap




original photo


Dark Edges and Softened