Friday, September 30, 2016

testing testing Frankie's corner

Good morning furbuddies been MIA.  Mr. computer died this week.  Mom has been scrambling to fix and finally ended up buying this tablet thingy. All in all very exhausting work has you can see I'm all Tuckered out.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Deep Tones Kitty

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Good Morning furbuddies,  its been a busy week.  Mom has started working on selling on eBay.  She's been working on getting the photos just right. I've had to put my paw down and get very vocal for some attention.  Conor went back to school and its been very quiet.  I make sure he loves on me when he gets home.  The scary holidays are coming and its not safe for my fellow black cats.  What do you do on the Scary Holiday.  Are you kept in your carrier or do you stay in a quiet room.  I take over the bedroom but mom says we don't get a lot of kids at our door.  Oh and mom makes sure all the yummy cellophane wrappers are put away.  She calls me a cellophane junkie. I can't help myself it tastes so yummy.  We are joining in Athena/Maries Caturday Art hop and here's are entry. Have a safe week zen hugs and purrrs.

                                                  DREAMSCOPE in The Blues 

                                                   Enlarged in Picmonkey using HDR

                                         Original Photo Frankie poses for Conor very well

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snowshoe Deep Tones Kitty Tea Cup by artsylorraine
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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Shades of Fall Colors Kitty

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Good Morning my fur buddies, its been crazy around here.  I'm hearing my boy is going back to semi-regular school and wont be home so much.  That means no more morning lap petting where I jump into his lap and demand to be petted. I do not like change and mom knows this and yet she does it to me again.  Mom scared me last week.  She was on the talky box a lot and that is not normal.  She's only on it when she calls those screaming van people.  She saw my look and said no Frankie no ambulance just my new appointment.  Yes that means I will be at the VA a long time.  I hate the VA mom they keep you a long time and I want my MOMMY!!!!  Hoomans need to understand do not leave us for long periods of time.  My friends do you have this problem with your hoomans and staff plmk.  How do you punish them? I need a new technique to try on mom.

                                                      Used Starburst in Dreamscope

                                                        Black Edges and HDR in Picmonkey

                                                          Original Photo

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Small Walgreens Trip

Good Morning dear readers,  I know these are the post you love the most.  Now that I have a smart phone I can start trying out the grocery apps and share my savings with you.  They had some good deals and I need to get more coupons and possibly go back and get some more deals.  Here's what I got this week(post contains amazon affiliated links see disclosure in footer).

Palmolive Dish Liquid-$1.09
Ragu Spaghetti Sauce-2/$3 got one and use my $1 off coupon
All Liquid Detergent $2.99
2 Herbal Essences Shampoo 2/$5 used the B1G1F coupon
Cottonelle Big Roll Package @ 3.99 good on the checkout 51 offer of $1.25 cash back
Pair of women's canvass shoes on sale for $3.29

total before sales/coupons and deals  $29.34                           O.O.P   $15.96

                                       Saved $13.38 not sure percentage brain not working this morning

                                                  (shoes not shown sorry)

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Conor's Crispy German Pork Chops

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Good Afternoon dear readers, conor helped me out this week. He wanted to cook a new German recipe.  Conor's big on the meat recipes and this one is no different.  We got to use our electric skillet but you can use a regular skillet.  This turned out so crispy and good you will love it.  We altered this recipe from recipelion to fit my families needs.  So here's what you'll need.

1 package of pork chops bone in or not-trim the fat
1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
3 eggs
1 tsp seasoning salt
vegetable oil for frying

trim the fat off the pork chops.  Mix eggs with a little water in a bowl.  Place bread crumbs on plate. Roll pork chops in bread crumbs and then dip in egg and roll in bread crumbs again.  Heat oil in skillet if electric set to 340 degrees. Put enough oil in skillet to cover the bottom of skillet.  Place pork chops in skillet and cook on each side until brown and done through.  Serve with your favourite vegetable and salad.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Abstract Orange Kitty

Good Morning my fur buddies,  I had to crack the whip this week.  Mom was still not feeling well.  So I made her get up and work on my blog.  I yowled in her face because she went back to bed.  I can't do my job of snooperviser of the computer work if she's not on it. It's just not done.  We are joining in the art hop at Athena/Marie Caturday Art Hop.  You should really check it out all he kitties doing cool art or making their hoomans do it. Enjoy your weekend sending zen hugs and meows your way.

                                                        dream scope fractual not sure

                                           Dark Edges and Posterized effect in Picmonkey


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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Free Will Thrift Store-more limoge and craft projects

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Good Morning dear readers,  I feel like I'm back to my old self.  The headaches are under control and possibly due to my ptsd.  Love doing all the thrifting and I have a lot to share will do it little by little.  I paid a visit to women's empowerment their actual name is free will.  There actually run by women's empowerment.  This place is full of lots of goodies.  I can always find more Limoges.  This piece was made by T & V Limoges France with a Liberty Bell graphic. This mark represents Tressermann & Vogt in Limoges France circa 1907-1919. You can find out all about the marks in the Kovels new book. I just love the delicate look of this tea cup and the lovely flowers.  Is the picture quality good plmk getting ready for eBay. Still having problems with the camera phone aspect.

This following item had been calling to me for awhile.  I realized it had holly and ivy leaves just perfect for upcycling with craft books. Can you image this with some pretty vintage bling.

I picked up another craft book love thinking of new ways to decorate.

Here are some of my favourite links to help you out with your finds and crafts.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Upcycling Springtime to Halloween Haunted Birdhouse

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Good morning dear readers, I've kinda got the headache under control.  So I was able to finish my haunted birdhouse and it was a lot of fun to play with your kids are gonna love it. You can find a lot of the items at walmart or amazon or even check your stash.  I found the birdhouse at one of my thrifting hauls it was made to look like spring. That did not sit well with me.  I wanted to make it look like Halloween.  When your finished it will look like this photo.

This is want it looked like before the makeover.

To achieve this look you'll need the following:

Halloween colors
Halloween collage images
plastic skeletons
day of the dead stickers
orange or black pebbles 
spider webbing in Halloween colors I used purple they were out of black
glue gun
modpodge glue
paint brush 

First off sand the birdhouse to smooth out glue areas and cover with gesso.

Then paint in stages 

Then make sure your collage elements and webbing fit your birdhouse.

Add all your elements using modpodege or glue gun

Once everything is done drying your finished.

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here's some fun things to create your own Halloween fun.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Caturday Art-Snowshoe Cherry Blossom Kitty

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Good Morning fur buddies another week has gone by.   I've been informed by the mom boy will be going back to regular school no more independent study.  It has helped him get his math up there but not much else.  So he's going to try another school that will help him get his diploma plus get an associates degree in entrepeurship (whatever that is).  All I know is he wont be here to love on me when I want him too.  Mom's always working on stuff.  Her craft stuff and photo stuff get in the way of my petting sessions.  I thought I'd help her yesterday with her haunted birdhouse.  I ended up getting a bath cause I got orange paint on my paws.  I just wanted to paint the birdie house too.  You see she gets mad.  Then I wanted to play with the pretty pearl beads for her tea cup craft that got a dirty look.  She says when we get a house their will be a craft room with a door and no one will bother her.  I'll just sit their and yowl until she opens the door.  Check out the collage thats going on the birdhouse its called bone jet named after a singer called Joan Jett.  Well here's the photos for Athenas hop hope you enjoy them have a great labor day weekend

                                Cherry Blosson in Dreamscope it highlights his stuffy nose from his allergies      

                                                                    Straw using Dreamscope

                                                         Using Picmonkey HDR

                                                                    original photo

Here's bone jet which will be on the birdhouse when its done come back and check it out

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