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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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Friday, June 29, 2012

Craft Ideas for Summer Time July 4th Fun!


Okay, can you guess what these are used for??? If you hop over to "Makes & Takes" you can watch a video on how to make these fun and easy "Sponge Toys" she has made them for the little ones to play with in the pool. I have a better idea for adults. 
ocelo-sponges.jpg zip-ties.jpg
All you need are sponges and zip ties

I am thinking of making a few of these for my SnC group's picnic and using them to throw like you  would with water balloons, only these won't break but they will splash you. LOL....think of the fun getting all wet on a hot summer day? Use the same rules as with water balloons, if you drop it you're out and the winner is the last one still holding their sponge.... :)

She also has a great "cheap" idea on how to make quick flower vases out of plain glass...

Aren't these pretty?

This is a great idea, paint those stones around your garden to show what you have planted, all you need is some rocks any size, and some paint. Look at how these turned out from "Repeat Crafter Me"


Cool idea when traveling or working with a really small space...put those dice in a small plastic container, when you shake them they will not roll off the table or your lap bring them in the car, on the plane or train and play your games. Thank you "Cardigans & Curriculum" for this great idea.

or how about using it for your change or play money I play Left, Center, Right game with my LYC all the time
and we use 3 coins and this is a perfect place for me to keep mine stored
thank you C&C

OMG these are so cool...they are called Hydro Bracelets I am going to make these for my SnC gals for our picnic gifts.....they are not hard and are really interesting...watch a video on how to make them, there are beads, sequins and water inside...you could even substitute it with that gel stuff that you get for flower pots...I think I will make one today and see how it turns out...BRB
waterbracelet3300x225 Water Bracelet, How to Make It

Watch this wonderful Crafting Video Tutorial 
learn how to make the Water Bracelets

And these are really cleaver Butterflieswww.diyinspired.com/2012/04/ can you guess what they are made out of???
No cheating...answer at the end of the blog

I have a ton of 1/2 pieces of fabric and not sure what to do with it until I saw these pots wrapped in fabric...wow great idea...

Now here is one for the 4th of July

There's a tutorial here

With all the hoopla about kids going out to play, I thought I would post a fun "outside" game to play for the kids...or adults...have fun over the 4th of July!!!!

Tin Can Races {on July 4}

And Tin Can Stilts..

Tin can stilts
Just use your can opener and make side holes to string the string through paint little elephant toes in white on the front. [clothesline works great]
Here's some Patriotic ones..

 Answer: the butterflies are made out of Dansen water bottles, :)

Happy 4th of July

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Jeff Dunham With Peanut and Ahmid &Bill Engvail

Jeff and his puppets!!

I absolutely LOVE Jeff Dunham and his puppets!!! If you have never watched him do watch a little of him here..... and if you get a chance to see him live try to go. This is "Peanut" one of my favorites... 

[these are for adults only please]

This is my other favorite it is the "Dead Terrorist "Achmed"...too much...
[you may need to turn up your volume on this one]

You also need to watch his other performances, especially with "Walter" Enjoy!!!

He is performing Aug 5th at the Orange County Fair...unfortunately I will be  on vacation...but check out his schedule to see if he coming near you...honestly I don't get anything for telling you all about him, I just love his act!!!! If you go be sure to let me know what you think. 

Leave me a comment if you have seen him before.....he is the best thing since Bill Engvall...

Here he is performing his trade mark  "Here's Your Sign" I have seen him live at the "Pechanga" casino back in 2009. He was great and I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt the next day.... :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Amazing Solutions & Life Lessons

 Some Good Advise

"life is too short for drama, laugh insanely, love truly and forgive quickly"
How To Plant Your Garden
First, you Come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses.

1. Peace of mind
2. Peace of heart
3. Peace of soul

1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness

1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another

1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another

1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends

[Thank you Irene]

Some Amazing Home Solutions


Suspended Ship Bed

More storage under the stairs

The all in one bed solution
Okay this is really clever to hide your $$$

For the fisherman or gal a suspended boat bed, 
it moves like you are on the water

Book art!!! Wow....

More Street Art

For your Dog

 Keep those dishes hidden when your dogs not feasting

Perfect water bowl stays fresh and cool

[thank you Diana]

Friday, June 22, 2012

How To Add the "Reply" To Your Comments?

Recently I was blog hopping and saw a write up on how to add "Reply" to your messages. That is when your messages open in the body of your blog with a link below them to either "reply" or "delete" them. It allows you to personally answer each online friend that leaves a comment. So here is how to do it: For more  "Blogger Buzz

For the NEW blogger pages:   [For the Older version go HERE]

  • Go to your "Design" page............ "New Post    Design  Sign Out" its at the top of your blog page in the upper right hand corner,
per post comment full setting
  • Next click on "other" be sure that "Full" has been chosen
  • Now click on  "Settings"
  • Then click on "Posts & Comments
  • Clock on "Comments" and 
  • Go to "Comments Location"
  • There's an arrow drop down box, click it
  • click on "embedded
  • Now go back up to the top right corner and click on "save settings"
  • That's it, now you have a "reply" on every comment!
  • And this is how it will look

                                                                Testing for reply

Thursday, June 21, 2012

What Does Your House Look Like? What is it worth?

Your House As Seen By:

Your Buyer...

Your Lender...

Your Appraiser..and... 


Your  County   Tax  Assessor...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Weekend Fun

For some reason blogger wouldn't let me on my site???? Two whole days. :( But I am back...
Had a fun weekend...went on a Red Hat luncheon, and Sunday I finished my pail for the contest tomorrow evening at our stitching "Beach Party" I had to drive down to the beach to get some sand for the pail. :)

Sunday was Father's Day and Lori came over to celebrate we made some fresh burritos and she brought a cake...

I put a little doll in the pail

she even has sun glasses

talking to my red hat group

this is our mascot

Chloee with her hair cut

Father's Day cake

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Flag Day & Crafting

Happy Flag Day All!!! 
Read about the flags origin....

Check out us.flag.org to find out some of the history of this touching day. And  be sure to watch tonight at 4pm PST, when all Americans are asked to pause to share a moment of nationwide patriotism. So be sure to a moment and honor our flag and all it stands for!!! God Bless America!!!

A few interesting links:

A little TRIVIA

June 14 is Flag Day and Family History Day
The act of snapping one's fingers has a name. It is called a "fillip."


I made this  post card for a swap friend for "at the beach" days....back in 2009 and had 
wrote a saying that I thought up about summer and the ocean... it's a soothing "quote" and appropriate for the summer months starting here in another week...

“It’s hard for one to put into words
why you might be hypnotized by the beach,
the sound of the waves,
and the laughter of children distant in the wind.
Everything about it is refreshing,
regenerating, and almost like therapy...
Beach Therapy”by PBD 6/2009

I really do love making these scrubbies....they are easy and fun to make and make wonderful little gifts...the napkin rings are too...in the little net bag is a flag pin made with pins... what a great "Flag Day" gift to a patriotic friend.

I made several of these and love them, it is a Musical Flag Hanger it is pretty simple I followed this pattern and had fun putting it all together, I changed the stars as I actually was at JoAnns and found little star beads and they worked out perfect!!! Something else I added to my patio...but mine has weathered so I started to make them again... :) I made several for friends and family...probably need to update theirs too???

I hope you have enjoyed my re-posts of my flag hanger. I made way "back in the day" that saying is so popular on the TV shows especially the cop shows, but I kinda like it. :)

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