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


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


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

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

Monday, May 9, 2016

Snowline Fun Thrifty Finds

Good Afternoon dear readers, Yes this weekend was 1/2 off day at Snowline Thrift.  I just had to go and see what I could find this weekend.  I found some really cute items.  I love this store every month they have  1/2 off sales. I can always find something to love.  This time I seem to come across figurines lately.  I will have to get a book about boyd's fairies and bears.  Also I think theirs always items with the Italian Chef on them so cute.  I did pick up some books and floral picks for the wreath I'm working on will show later.  Overall a good haul.  This post contains affiliate links see bottom for disclosure.

                                   Boyd's fairy plays flashdance gotta love it she's so into coffee
                                                  The detail is just incredible
                                                I'm definitely a coffee nut she's a keeper
                                                         Hanging wall trapestry art

Happy Thrifting everyone so cool what you can find.

Updated Tips For buying Reduced Price Meat

Good Morning dear readers,  I wanted to talk about shopping for meat today.  You know the news is full of stories of how the price of beef and pork is going up.  So how do you deal with the rising cost of meat.  Well you need to shop reduced price meat and here's my tips on how to do just that idea. This link contains affiliate links see disclosure at botton in footer.

1.  Find the stores or stores that have the best deal on reduced meat--for me that's Savemart.  Yes, all stores have reduced meat but still don't have good prices.  I refuse to buy a package of meat over $5. Sometimes its okay to go over a little depending on the size of the package.

2.  Know when to go for the best deals.  Early in the morning is usually the best except the start of a new sale week.  They are putting out the specials first thing so wait or go the next day.  Some stores put out their reduced meet late in the evening.  It's always good to check all the stores you shop at to find out their times.

3.  Sometimes the meat is to far gone and looks off color.  I don't buy those items and let the meat department know it looks bad.

4.  I know this is basic and everyone knows this but freeze immediately when you get home.  Never defrost on the counter(I still know people who do this) always in refrigerator or microwave.  You can also cook meat for instance ground beef and freeze to use later.

5.  It's always a good idea to have a variety of recipes in your files for the variety of meats you can get on clearance.

6.  I wanted to add a little list of freezer times for certain cuts of meat.
  •  Cooked meat 2-3 months in the freezer
  • Uncooked Roast 4-12 months
  • Uncooked Chops or Steaks 4-12 months
  • Uncooked Chops or Steaks 4-12 months
  • Chicken 9-12 months
  • Fish 2-3 months
  • Hot Dogs 1 to 2 months
  • Bacon and Sausage 1 to 2 months
I'm adding some GO TO recipes to help you out.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Creative Bug Discount Deal $25 (44% savings)

Good Morning dear readers,   I found this great deal on amazon.  It's a lot like craftsy.  You get access to all kinds of classes on video.  You pay the one time fee $25 (44% savings) and get access to over 700 video courses on arts and crafts for a year check it out.  Remember amazon prices are subject to change so hurry. This post contains affiliated links see disclosure at bottom of page.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Funky Colored Cat

Good Morning fur buddies, how is everyone doing this fine mother's day weekend.  Their was talk of me being cat sitted this weekend.  But I think mom has decided to play with her art instead of going to the movies. Oh my furbuds you know what that means, I get to play with the gesso and the pretty colors. Frankie you know if you get gesso on your butt.  You will have to get a bath.  Bath smath I want to play with the pretty colors.  Moms been working on what she calls a mixed media wreathy thing.  All I wanted to do is sit on it and she says no.  Moms yah gots to love'em. No cake this year just a pie maybe I can sit on the box.  I'm now legal furbud's mom got my license.  I wish it was a license to drive. I'd show them some fast moves.  We are joining Athena cat goddess art hop today.  If you've never tried the arty thing you should.  Mom took my photo and went to picmonkey and did a soft overlay.  Then she went to pizap and did multiple overlays.  So check it out.

Forgive mother she has not been creating much in the shop. We do have some nice lovelies check them out please.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Small Raley's Meat Trip

Good Morning dear readers,  I almost forgot to post this little trip.  Raley's is having a good price on Pork Roast.  The deals are $.99 lb and $1.29 lb on boneless and bone-in so check your stores. Still trying to find a store that has good deals on meat. Hate the fact save mart is gone from Folsom.  Also this coming Monday Raley's Monday deals include Tyson Chicken Tenders for $5 a bag limit 4. Here's what I got this week. Post may contain affiliate links see footer.

2-Boneless Pork Roast
1-Gallon of Milk  $2.88
2-Cans Friskies Saucesations Cat Food  $.65 each
2-Donuts  $.68 each

Total before sales/discounts/coupons  $27.80                   After Savings O.O.P  $13.69

                                                           Savings of   50%

                                                     Sorry about the quality of photo

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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Good Morning dear readers,  mother's day is just around the corner.  Have you found your mom that special gift that let's her know how special she is to you.  Running out of time and not sure what to get check out these awesome items that amazon has at your finger tips.

Jewelry is always a good choice.

Cute coffee mugs with sayings.

here's some other ideas to help with your shopping

May everyone have a happy mother's day. Don't forget amazon prices are subject to change at a moments notice.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Ultimate Thrifting Find-Vintage Jewelry

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Good Morning dear readers,  I went on a thrifting hunt last week.  I visited the lovely Trinity thrift a local thrift shop for the church.  I can always find some lovely things in this shop.  Vintage Jewelry is one of my favourite things to find.  Growing up, I would read all kinds of books on vintage jewelry.  So when I saw this brooch in the shop and it was marked.  I knew I had to have it even though I was not familiar with the name.  The name of the designer was Hattie Carnegie. Did a little research when I got home.   Turns out I seem to gravitate to designers from the 1950's.  She was around when Coca Chanel was famous.  She was an immigrant from Austria in the early 1900's.  Started out working at Macy's in the hat department-hence the nickname Hattie.  Eventually opened her own shop and designed suits and all types of accessories for women. Her jewelry was made from plastics to metal.  I always like to refer to the designers of the fifties has making fakes look better then the real stuff of today.  Like to find out more check out the links at the bottom some really good books on the subject. Here's a picture of the brooch. It's so ugly its cute.

check out my other post on vintage jewelry

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Sunday Selfie-Feeling Good

Good Morning my fur buddies,  its a good day and I'm feeling good.  Mom fed me my baby food last night and I had a good night.  There was no upset tummie episodes last night.  I want to thank all of you for all your good thoughts and healing prayers.  My mom is the best she put up with everyone's shenanigans.  Mom's day is coming up and everyone give their mom a furry hug and sloppy kitty kisses.  What are you doing for your mom this year.  I'm letting mom go to the movie place and I get cat sitted by the boys.  Don't know how that's going to go?

Check out the shop mom added this new item from yesterdays art post