Thursday, July 28, 2016

Summer Times Best Kept Secret-The Caftan

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Good afternoon dear readers,  we are all experiencing this nasty little heat wave.  How do you deal with it?  What is your favourite thing to do?  I love caftans. When its too hot, I change out of outdoor clothes and put on my caftan.  I love how it makes me feel.  It's loose and flowing and it forgives all body types.  You do not feel the heat.  I have several that I wear and I wouldn't be without one.  What is the definition of a caftan?  It's a loose flowing garment worn over other clothing for example a swimsuit.  You can be like me and wear it like a dress.  Celebrities have adopted the caftan some even wearing them during their pregnancy. Here's my favourite one. It has a lot of vibrant colors and is so light weight.

If you don't have one you should treat yourself to one. Check out these caftans found on amazon.

Now that you have your caftan  you can sit back and enjoy some funny  summertime  reading.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Thrifty Finds-Old English China

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Good Afternoon dear readers,  sorry this is late dealing with another health issue.  I had another vision problem episode so now their telling me it might be migraines.  We'll have to wait and see and now back to the lovely china I found.  The first two pieces are Old English China.  Looking at each piece you can't help but notice the delicacy and the beauty of each piece.  How can you drink tea from them I'd be afraid of breaking them they look that delicate.  They are just lovely to collect. The first piece I'm showing you is a James Kent Ltd  Longton Sandringham  China Creamer.  This pattern was made in the 1950's.

This next piece was made by Sampson Smith Est. 1846 Longton Old Royal China.  Haven't been able to findout how old this set is now.

This is a french cobalt blue bell with 22k gold with a kissing couple on the center portion.

Have you ever collected china? What type do you collect and what is your favourite piece?

here are some of things associated with tea and teacups on amazon think christmas in july.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Have you heard about Ebates

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Good afternoon dear readers, I wanted to tell you about a lovely little program.  I'm loving this site because you don't have to send anything in the mail to them. I'm going to give away my age here.  I can remember the lengthy process of getting receipts and forms and mailing them in to get my rebate.  This is so easy to do and its free to join. All you have to do is go through their portol when you go shopping You get anywhere from 1% to 10% back depending on where you shop.  Shops included in this site are amazon to walmart.  You can even shop the annual sale at Nordstroms and get 6% cash back what a great deal.  You can also get referral fees and make a big fat check just for shopping. So check this out and use my link to join please

Don't forget you can stock up on school supplies too have a meowy day.

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Purple Overtones Kitty

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Good Afternoon my furbuddies,  we are joining in Athena/Marie's caturday art hop.  The place where you show what you've done to your cats latest photos.  If you haven't tried playing with your photos you really should its fun.  It's been a quiet week.  I played with my boy and his foot is finally better. Mom got some quiet time the boys went to Folsom lake with the church.  I waited by the front door for hours for them to come home.  Is that what mom calls separation  anxiety.  Do you experience this when your humans leave you for awhile.  Mom says snowshoes (that's me)  don't like to be left alone.
Have a great weekend and don't get to hot.  I have to stay in front of the air thingy because its going to be real hot  

Don't forget its Christmas in July in our zazzle shop come and check out our latest ornaments and things use code JULYXMASDEAL and get up to 60% off.

snowshoe purple overtones kitty outdoor pillow
snowshoe purple overtones kitty outdoor pillow by artsylorraine
Check out Snowshoe Accent Pillows online at zazzle

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Dormdecore Sale at Zazzle Starting at 50%

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Good Morning dear readers, It's that time of year again where we send kids back to the college dorms.  They need all kinds of lovely decorator items to make them feel at home.  If you have a son or daughter who loves kitties then they'll fall in love with Frankie at artsylorraines shop.  The sale goes on through Tuesday and here's some of the wonderful items you can get to decorate your dorm or apartment. Be sure and use code DESIGNZSPACE during check out.

                                                        These items are 50% off

snowshoe stunning kitty coffee mug
snowshoe still life kitty coffee mug
snowshoe still life kitty coffee mug by artsylorraine
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snowshoe still life kitty poster
snowshoe still life kitty poster by artsylorraine
Look at more Snowshoe Posters at zazzle

These items are 40% off

snowshoe cartoon like kitty serving tray
snowshoe cartoon like kitty serving tray by artsylorraine
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These are 30% off

snowshoe tartan kitty stone magnet
snowshoe hiding in the flowers kitty wood print
snowshoe hiding in the flowers kitty wood print by artsylorraine
Check out Snowshoe Wood Wall Art online at zazzle

Here's what you can get for 25% off

by lorraine

Everything else in the shop is 20% off so hurry before its over.

Sunday Selfie and A Vent

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Good Morning my furbuddies,  I told mom I wasn't going to do a selfie if I couldn't vent.  She says okay you can vent.  Well furbuddies they abandoned me again this weekend. They were taking My Boy to the movie theatre for his 18th birthday.  I knew mom was going to abandon me when she brought my radio to the dining room and plugged it in.  She always does that so I wont be lonely-got news for you mom still lonely.  When they came back my boy was INJURED.  He was limping around and had to use moms metal walky thing.  Mom said he had a sprained ankle.  I was so mad I ran around at top speed and was trying to love on my boy and bite mom on the feet.  HOW DARE THEY HURT MY BOY.  Mom even took my tub bed and put ice in it for my boy(not your tub bed future fairy garden).  Well that's my vent my boy is fine just staying off it for a few days. Here's me in all my glory. I'm such a stinker.

Please check out my shop theirs a big sale going on through Tuesday.

snowshoe praying kitty stone magnet
snowshoe praying kitty stone magnet by artsylorraine
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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Dutch Oven Goulash

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Good Morning dear readers, It's been awhile with the recipes.  The weather has been making me sick and not so able to do any major cooking.  I've been wanting to make another type of goulash recipe one that doesn't require any dairy products.  I wanted a recipe that screams comfort food plus I gave it a veggie boost.  When I think of comfort food, I imagine sitting in front of a fireplace with my feet up eating a bowl of this goulash.  It's that good and so easy. Here's what you'll need.

1 lb ground beef
1 box elbow macaroni-cooked until almost done i.e. box says cooks in 9 minutes turn it off at 7 minutes
1 Bag Frozen Frajita Peppers and Onions
2 cans Tomato Sauce (15oz)
1 can Tomato Soup (15 oz)
1 Tablespoon Chili powder
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Oregano

Brown meat and saute veggies with meat after browning for 2-3 minutes cooking in large pot or dutch oven.  Cook noodles while meat is browning. Add soups stir and add noodles.  Season with spices and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.  Bon apetite serve with bread and salad.

my favourite amazon picks:

Think comfort while you relax