Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Good Morning dear readers,  Frankie here I've taken over the blog because  I wanted to let you know that their is a sale going on at zazzle through Saturday 4th July.  Use the code CELEBRATEUSA to get 17.76 % off your order.  So here's some the items you can find in my shop. Mom thinks it's hers but I'm the star. So come and check it out.

snowshoe mixed media kitty yubo lunch box
snowshoe mixed media kitty yubo lunch box by artsylorraine
Find lunch boxes online at Zazzle

We have a lot more items for all your back to school needs. So come on and pay us a visit and  have a meowy day.

Thrifting Hauls for June 2015

Good Morning dear readers,  I know I haven't been posting much due to the weather making me sick.  Well I'll muddle through it and try to get back to posting on a regular basis.  I went to a few yard and church sales. Here are a few of the items I fell in love with this month.  Remember you don't always have to buy new vintage and thrifted items are good.

                    This is one of those things I call signs. Yes, it was made in Washington and oddly                                 enough  Everett Washington.  Everett is my maiden name.              

                                   This was a nice set of place mats for all my holiday dining.

                                             Must have coffee this was a steal at $2

The other items not shown are a galvanized tub-the boys are borrowing it paid a dollar.  The boys got videos and a whole lot of comic books.  Can't remember where I put the little bag of odds and ends for crafts.  All in all not bad paid a $1 each for everything except the coffee pot

Will be posting more soon have a great week.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Caturday Art-Fourth Of July Kitty

Good Afternoon all, we are doing are Fourth Of July photos today.  We wanted to get a jump start on the holiday.  It is so hot here today mom and I are staying in doors with the ac cranked.  What do you do with your humans for the holidays? Moms probably going to cook ribs and bake beans.  She of course wont give me any, but I will get some stinky goodness from the grocery store has my treat.  I was wondering about these bonito flakes I keep hearing about them.  What are they plmk?

                                Couldn't find the original this is a water overlay in picmonkey

                                                 Fourth of July frame from pizap

We had a lot of fun playing with these you can find this image in my zazzle shop on the sidebar.  Have a great day.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Frugal and Easy Lima Bean Soup

Good Morning dear readers,  I grew up growing, shelling and cooking Lima beans.  Lima or Butter Beans has they are called in the south are a family staple.  My father was what was called a weekend gardener and had this huge backyard garden.  He grew everything from blackberries to beans.  The family was always putting up beans, berries and even peaches.  Unfortunately I don't have a garden, I live in an apartment.  So I make do with cans from the store. When I saw the recipe on the Bushes can, I decide I wanted to make my own version of this soup.  This recipe was altered to fit my families needs:  Here's what you need:

2 cans Lima beans (15 oz undrained)
2 cups mixed frozen veggies (peppers, onions and celery)
2 TB vegetable oil
1 can tomato sauce
1 Tsp. oregano
4 cups water
2 Tbs flour
1/2 cup frozen diced onion (decided to add more at the end)

Saute your veggies in large pot with oil. Then add 1 tablespoon flour per 2 cups water until blended.  Add sauce, oregano and beans to mix.  Let cook on stove for 20-25 minutes on low.  Enjoy and Bon appetite.

Don't forget fourth of july and back to school  is coming so be sure to check out the designs in the shop on my sidebar for all you might need.

Sunday Selfie-Happy Father's Day

 Good Morning dear furry friends, we are trying to keep mom on schedule.  We made her take this photo several days ago.  My boy was watching the talky box and it was making a lot of loud noises.  Mom said I had a funny look on my face so she took this photo.  Well I'm not a fan of boys movies.  He'll show me movies like the one called THE BIRDS.  Mom said they made the movie to where the birds are made to sound really loud when their on the screen.  I always hide my face when they watch this movie.  They are some awe fully big birds.  Well Happy Father's Day to my peeps Dad's.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Caturday Art-Sixties Flower Child

Good Morning to all my fur friends.  Mom has been busy and apologizes for not posting this week.  Still working on paperwork and oldest boy took everyone to the movie theatre on Monday.  I'm glad I didn't get to go they watched that new Jurassic World movie.  I saw the old one on the talky box and that large lizard thingy scared me to where I hid my face in boys arm.  Mom took photos yesterday and tried to get  me to play with a box.  I was just not into it. Their was this cute tabby outside my window,  I had to make myself acquainted with the lady.  So here's this weeks art photo.  We played in picmonkey and pizap.  Enjoy your art and Happy Father's Day to all the human dads.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Caturday Art--Rainbow Kitty

Good Morning dear readers,  Mom was trying to get my reaction to Boy watching a very loud War Movie.  Unfortunately a lot of the photos did not turn out.  So mom made them into art.  Mom is doing better she got her records in the mail and is finishing up her appeals paper work. We hope to be in Tacoma next summer.  Mom has found two very old houses (she loves old houses) with large windows for me to watch a lot of  Bird TV.  Well on a lighter note mom got a new coffee pot.  I thank god she's drinking her coffee again.  She's not tired anymore but she's stuck in the house because of the heat.  I give her lots of kitty kisses to make her feel better.  Okay peeps do you help your moms with their health issues.  Mom says I do but I'm not certified because I don't  like Men.  Mom and I tend to ramble so here's the photos enjoy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Murder Mystery Body Scrub

Good Morning dear readers, I finally finished reading the new series to me "A Southern Beauty Shop Mystery.  This is one of those cozy mysteries that has a bonus at the back of the book organic skin care recipes.  Those of you who read my blog know I love books that have added bonuses.  First  off the book is written by Lila Dare and its set in a small town in the south called St. Elizabeth in Georgia.  The setting is in a beauty shop and the heroine who is a beautician gets asked to help the contestants at a beauty pageant.  You guessed it murder and mayhem ensue at the pageant.  It's up to Audrey(the beautician) to solve the murder when her fellow beautician is accused of murder.  There are twists and turns in the book to where I couldn't figure out who dunnit until the end.  So check out the book and here's a chocolate-coffee body scrub that I've altered to fit my needs.

1 cup coffee grounds
3/4 cups brown Sugar
1/2 cup lavender baby oil

Put oil in large mixing bowl and then add your other ingredients.  Mix well and store in airtight container.  If using in shower make sure you have a large enough drain for the coffee grounds to not stop up your drain.  Great to exfoliate enjoy and it smells so  yummy and your skin will feel so soft.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Unique Father's Day Gifts

Good Morning dear readers, I've been doing some creating in the shop.  I created some wonderful unique gifts you can give your dad for father's day so check it out.
thanks for looking at the shop please feel free to share with your friends.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Sunday Selfie-Taken In The Window

Good Morning fur friends,  we seem to be always playing catch up with the way moms schedule is going lately.  I thought this time of year was supposed to be slow apparently not. Humans need to take a lesson from weeze kitties.  Take a nap in a window or laze a in chair, but no they run around what is it that mom says oh yeah like a chicken without a head.  That is something I do not want to see. So here's my entry for Kitties Blue hop lazily taking my photo watching the rain fall from the window sill.  If your human does this complain loudly they'll stop and love on you to get you to shut up. I guarantee it works on my mom.


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Caturday Art-Mixed Medium Kitty

Good Morning dear readers,  mom was so busy this week she didn't even get to do a hug your cat post.  So this is a combo post hug your cat and Athena's cat art blog hop day.  Mom was running around so much she had to pull a photo from the files to use today.  I sure hope she gets them VA people to get their act together, so she can get her disability and no more running around.  I get mad when she says she's going to the VA cause I know she's gonna be gone all day and I have to human sit with the boys.  They get into trouble when moms not around so I have to supervise them.  To quote mom TEENAGERS!   Well here's my art post have a meowy day and zen hugs to all my fur buddies.

Here's the original post

                                        Used a water overlay and the blue tones in picmonkey

Then went to pizap and used pink lemon aide overlay.