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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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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Big Bear - Snow - Daisy's - Mexican Train...and More

We went up to Big Bear for the weekend and it snowed??? WOW!!! It was a first time for up there over the holiday. But it melted off by the afternoon...

We had all these baby daisy's growing between the new pathway rocks we laid last year...

The doggies loved it up there. 

Have you ever played Mexican Train Dominos? Well I went yesterday with my Red Hat's group and we played at another group's event and had lunch. What fun this game is...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lots of Spring Crafts to Ponder

Hmmm...now what happened to my photos on the last post???? Did anyone see them???? Shoot and they were so cool....

How to Make Heart Shaped Duct Tape Rings - Heart Shaped Duck Tape Ring Tutorial - PDF with Photo Instructions
Have any of you made anything with "duck" tape? I mean the tape my dad and hubby always use to hold it together with...now it comes in a "rainbow" of colors and designers are making such amazing gems with it...it is called ....ready for it.... "Ducktivities" lol...really check it out ....there's even a "Duck Tape" club...I'm not making this up...here's a great place to find lots more crafts to make with the tape...

These flower rings are made with the "duck" tape....I love them and I am going to try and make them. I just bought the pattern...They are in "Quiet Mischief" Etsy shop...check her out...

If you like it a little simpler ring, then hop on over to Craft Snob and she has a written tutorial on how to make this cute "braided" ring...
Now here is a unique craft...making these oh so pretty paper roses into wall hangings and jewelry...

check over at T. Matthews Fine Art for a tutorial


Now I know that I have a ton of these left over thread spools here is a cute idea of what to do with them and make some pretty wine glass skirts..


Look at all the interesting craft projects of rings to make...where do I start?

all crafts How To Make A Ring: 15 Ring Tutorials
A pipe cleaner ring!!! Wow!!!

And for the 4th of July this is a great idea for the table


all crafts Top 10 Crafts to Make This Week {1/1}

Lastly I saw these easy to make cute key chains....made with rosettes
over at the "Tip Junkie" top 10 craft ideas line up........


Monday, May 21, 2012


Отличная подборка прикольных картинок
Very weird!!

Отличная подборка прикольных картинок

Too funny

Отличная подборка прикольных картинок

Imagine going to pick up your car at the repair shop and finding this???

Отличная подборка прикольных картинок

This bottle looks like its part of the waterfalls 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crafting Fun With Some Old Books

Paper flower bouquet

Lace border

Flower garland

     Oh my Better Homes & Gardens always has some great projects to craft....so cute this page has a ton of things to do with old book pages
you know now that everyone has Nooks and Kindles
what will we all do with our old books????

Pinwheels on cupcakes

Picture frame book

Monday, May 14, 2012

Brain Fun Games

                                        YOUR BRAIN DEVELOPS THE NEGATIVE!.....This is sooo cool !!!!

This one is the BEST I have seen so far !!!!!

Instructions: 1. Stare at the red dot on the girls nose for 30 seconds.

                         2. Turn your eyes to a plain surface (your ceiling or blank wall).

                         3. Blink repeatedly and quickly. Tell me if that isn't the coolest thing?

Friday, May 11, 2012

This is Great Advice...Water Drinking

This is such a simple thing to do....just thought I would share...a friend of mine sent me this email....

Heart Attack and Water - I never knew this !Interesting.......

Heart Attack & Water
Something I didn't know either! I asked my Doctor why do I and other people
urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor = Gravity holds
water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When
you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys it
is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in
with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body: 
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs 
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion 
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure 
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Helpful Hints to Help Us With Less Frustration

I know some of these are old but I found quite a few very insightful for helping with things that are normally a challenge to do especially the key ring idea.. :)

Use a (clean) dustpan to fill a container that doesn’t fit in the sink
Use a staple remover to save your fingernails when trying to add things to your key ring!

Put wooden spoon across boiling pot of water to keep from boiling over.

 Use bread clips to save flip-flops with split holes.

Use sunglasses or a small convex mirror to avoid people sneaking up on you while wearing headphones at work

  Use a post it note to catch drilling debris.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Amazing Crafting Art

This is totally amazing! It is called a Beer Goggles Top Hat...I found it and the directions over at 
The blog is called  The Art of Can Tabistry
She calls this art "tabistry"
 Tabistry - [tab - us - stree] noun, plural -tries, verb, -tried, -try·ing.

  1. the art of creating versatile textile out of ordinary pop (soda)/bear/soup/fruit/other can pull tab woven together with fabric, ribbon, cord, wire, jump rings or any other material.
  2. also referred to as "pop topping"; and in conjunction with the terms "trashion" and "upcycling"
Tabistry is a recently coined name for the art of using soda can tabs to create larger items. Often people use soda can tabs to create pieces of clothing or jewelry. These projects are a synergistic accompaniment to aluminum can crafts.

It looks a bit like "Steampunk" but her work is amazing...do go check her blog out...like 

Steampunked Upcycling using an old item you have and recycling it into something else that might be more useful giving it a new look. Mich in  LA always does this with her jewelry making. But she uses things she finds at the $1 store to "revamp" them into masterpeices..

Monday, May 07, 2012

Interesting, Helpful, Cool, Funny, and Amazing

I thought this was interesting???  I don't know about everyone else but airline prices have skyrocketed....OUCH!!! Ö  With our fuel costs I guess it can't be helped, but it sure slows down those who fly often and visits to family out of state. I know that we have been trying to get a cheaper flight for months now to back to NY to visit my sis. :-( 
From UPS:

 UPS    Just  in case you need a laugh:
Remember  it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school  diploma to fix one; a reassurance to those of us who fly  routinely.
  After  every flight,  UPS  pilots  fill  out a form, called a 'gripe sheet,' which tells  mechanics
about  problems with the aircraft.

The  mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the  form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next  flight.  Never  let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of  humor.
Here  are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS pilots  (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S)  by maintenance engineers.
By  the way,  
UPS  is  the  only major airline that has never, ever, had an  accident.Now that is a terrific record don't you think? Too bad we can't fly UPS....

P:  Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost  replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK,  except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on  this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S:  Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on  windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot  in altitude-hold mode produces a 200-feet-per-minute  descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground..
P:  Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence  removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME  volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks  cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks  are for.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF is  always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in  windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3  engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief  search.
P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be  serious.
P:Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target  radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat  installed.
And the best one for last
P: Noise  coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget  pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from  the midget.

Here's a couple sites that tells you all those key steps to make characters.... 


You got to see this! Be sure to wait the 30 seconds!

This is really neat!

After you type your first name a card comes up with Sorry Sorry Sorry on it. Just wait about 30 seconds. The words will turn white, then....... Trust me, you'll love it. Amazing what people are doing with computers today


I know this is not new, but I still like it...


Come with me 
to a third grade classroom..... There is a 
nine-year-old kid sitting at his desk and all of 
a sudden, there is a puddle between his feet and 
the front of his pants are wet. He thinks his 
heart is going to stop because he cannot 
possibly imagine how this has happened. It's 
never happened before, and he knows that when 
the boys find out he will never hear the end of 
it. When the girls find out, they'll never speak 
to him again as long as he 
The boy 
believes his heart is going to stop; he puts his 
head down and prays this prayer, 'Dear God, this 
is an emergency! I need help now! Five minutes 
from now I'm dead 
He looks up 
from his prayer and here comes the teacher with 
a look in her eyes that says he has been 
As the 
teacher is walking toward him, a class mate 
named Susie is carrying a goldfish bowl that is 
filled with water. Susie trips in front of the 
teacher and inexplicably dumps the bowl of water 
in the boy's 
The boy 
pretends to be angry, but all the while is 
saying to himself, 'Thank you, Lord! Thank you, 
Now all of a 
sudden, instead of being the object of ridicule, 
the boy is the object of sympathy. The teacher 
rushes him downstairs and gives him gym shorts 
to put on while his pants dry out. All the other 
children are on their hands and knees cleaning 
up around his desk. The sympathy is wonderful. 
But as life would have it, the ridicule that 
should have been his has been transferred to 
someone else - 
She tries to 
help, but they tell her to get out. You've done 
enough, you 
Finally, at 
the end of the day, as they are waiting for the 
bus, the boy walks over to Susie and whispers, 
'You did that on purpose, didn't you?' Susie 
whispers back, 'I wet my pants once 

May God help 
us see the opportunities that are always around 
us to do 


                      Ok you have to watch this one it is amazing!!!
– What is a "Murmuration? When referring to Starling's it is the fast movement and sound these amazing birds make.

A real mystery of nature:
No one knows why they do it. Yet each fall, thousands of starlings dance in the twilight above England and Scotland. The birds gather in shape-shifting flocks called "murmurations," having migrated in the millions from Russia and Scandinavia to escape winter’s frigid bite. Scientists aren’t sure how they do it, either. The starlings' "murmurations" are manifestations of swarm intelligence, which in different contexts is practised by schools of fish, swarms of bees and colonies of ants.  As far as I am aware, even complex algorithmic models haven’t yet explained the starlings’ aerobatics, which rely on the tiny birds' quicksilver reaction time of under 100 milliseconds to avoid aerial collisions—and predators—in the giant flock.
Despite their tour de force in the dusky sky, starlings have declined significantly in the UK in recent years, perhaps because of a decline in suitable nesting sites. The birds still roost in several of Britain’s rural pastures, however, settling down to sleep (and chatter) after their evening ballet.
Two young ladies were out for a late afternoon canoe ride and fortunately one of them remembered to bring her video camera.  What they saw was a wonderful murmuration display, caught in the short video - URL is below. Watch the variation of colour and intensity of the patterns that the birds make in proximity to one other.  And take a look at the girl in the bow of the canoe watching the aerial display.  Enjoy.


Friday, May 04, 2012

Lets Build to Help Save Space

I saw this over at Learning to Be Me and thought this was one of the best ideas yet....you can make it oak looking or any color stain to match your cabinets 

or try it in white as Classy Clutter did.. the tutorial shows you step by step how to do make it. Its easy and really space saving...and not really expensive either... :)

Great ideas!!!

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