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Someone once said -

"There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right and pray for the people who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living." Amen


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Help.... Relief for a Heat Wave Try a Cool Drink!

So the heat is turned up here!!! Hot and a little smokie in the air from all the fires.. :( I am surfing the blogs because it is too hot to go outside, just went out to lunch at our favorite burger place, Mel's Diner in Los Alamitos, then took a drive down through Seal Beach, too hot to get out. :( Now inside and found this cool drink over at While She Sleeps blog and it sounds wonderful:

"Its called a "lime rickey" with Monin sugar free raspberry syrup. Maybe you've seen Monin syrups at the coffee shop. It is awesome to have them at home. For the lime rickey juice a lime into a glass of ice, add a bit of syrup and fill the glass with seltzer. Then give it a stir. I promise you'll like this. It is especially good sipped through a straw."

And this one sounds really "cool"

5 large peaches, washed and pits removed (no need to peel)
1 can (6 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed and undiluted
Ice cubs
1 can (12 ounces) lemon-lime carbonated soda, chilled
Slice peaches into container of electric blender. Puree. Add limeade concentrate. Blend well with on/off control. Add ice cubes. Blend until mixture is slushy. Add lemon-lime soda. Stir with long-handled wooden spoon or spatula. Pour into tall glasses. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

I love Pina Coladas, who doesn't?
Here is a great " virgin" one to quench that thirst:

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (juice of 2 to 3 lemons)
1-3/4 cups cold water
5 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/2 ripe papaya, seeded, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup cream of coconut
Pineapple wedges, for garnish (optional)
In container of electric blender, combine lemon juice, water, sugar, pineapple, papaya and cream of coconut. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve garnished with pineapple wedges, if desired. Makes 5 servings.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back from a Long RV Trip

WOW....10+ days in our RV...yes I am glad to be home, even though we had a wonderful time....I will post some of our highlights...

This is beautiful Bass Lake the lake is always warm and the entire shoreline allows access to the lake with trees for shade, it is perfect for boating and all water sports and about 10 miles form the gates of Yosemite. the nearest town is Oakhurst and Coarsegold, which is an old gold mining town. We visited there and walked around their western boths and this caught my eye with the license plates and all the old water cans lined on top, I especially liked the blue one. Then as we were leaving I looked up to see a huge spider dangling in the tree!!!! Oh my....naw...its fake so no worry....

The town was very themed for the area but boy was it hot there! I did manage to shop and get myself a really pretty tie-dyed skirt in yellows and greens with a dragon-fly design on it.. :)

The campground we stayed at had a huge bon-fire and live music that was very enjoyable...and as you can see when the sun goes down so does the warmth...burrrrr...

I did get some crocheting in of course...

Oakhurst had this fantastic statue of Liberty carved out of a log..it was really tall....isn't it amazing?

Then we left to go on to Lake Lopez..the drive was awesome...beautiful landscapes and lots of agriculture as it is the largest agriculture area in the world I am told... :)

Next post will be Lake Lopez!!!!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Some Details on Making Flags Views and Retreat

When I was making my flag I had to use certain supplies, foam sheets, safety pins, bells, stars, and paper clips, most of these can be found at the $1 store, when I made my "pin" flags I used safety pins, and seed beads...See the stages....you will also need a couple tools a pointed end plyer and reg ones to separate the ends of the pins so you can put the beaded sides on the inside of the pin.

I wanted to share one of the best plant books I have ever found..Sunset Western Garden Book ...You can find anything in there about your trees, water plants, potted plants, tropical or just flowers. How to and what to do with them is explained along with their original names and nick names....you can find it at any nursery or plant store....its a bit high but well worth the $$$

On the road to Big Bear with the gals for our Stitchin Retreat we had a ball up there and learned how to knit the Brioche stitch from our class we took at the LYS.
My daughter moved to a new house and it is beautiful...look at the views...WOW.....
Her yard is just breathtaking!!

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