Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Well, Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!!  I hope that everybody is enjoying their day!

Wildtree is certified ORGANIC!!  Yep, the entire line has been certified organic!!  You can check out the products and FREE recipes at   I replace the oil that box brownie mixes from the store call for with the Natural Grape Seed Oil and there is no difference in taste just lot more moist!!  The Grape Seed Oil has many health benefits.  They include:  NO sodium, NOT hydrogenated, NO trans fatty acids, NO cholesterol, it is easily digestible, a good source of Vitamin E Alpha, helps the body produce HDL, and it is high in Linoleic acid. 

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Paint Can

This was a clear plastic paint can that I decorated.  I used printed paper, black grograin ribbon around the top and bottom and some scrapbooking flowers that I had around the house.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A flower

I made the above flower with a punch!  I used a punch to punch out the original shape, shown above in the first picture.  I glued two of the original punched shapes together slightly staggered.  Then I rolled the two punched pieces together to form a flower

Wednesday, March 06, 2013


The first bracelet I made using bicone shaped beads and small round beads.  The second bracelet I made I used clear round beads, small black beads and in the center of the bracelet, I placed a finding that I had.  I think the second bracelet looks fancier.   The pattern I used is from my Spotted Canary Instructors board for a class I can teach.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Shopping Tips

Here is some more on the grocery saving tips.  Shop the Perimeter of the store FIRST!  It's easy.  That would include the following sections:  fruits and vegetables, meat, and dairy.  This means that you avoid the boxed and frozen products.  Those tend to have lots of calories and preservatives in them and they cost more for the convience of cooking them.  I know, that's a lot more in the preparation department on your part, however try freezer meals.  I prepare my meats, be it chicken, beef, pork, or seafood as soon as I buy it.  I add the spices and oils, etc. to the meat in a freezer bag that I label.  This allows the meat to marinate.  Then freez it.  Then I get the bag out of the freezer the evening before and place it in the frig.  That way, all I have to do the next day is cook it and add a side dish that would go well with it.  Easy!! 

I have a website with lots of great recipes you can try out at   Just click on the "recipes" tab on the top of the page.  You can substitute any protein/meat that you happen to have.

Here's  a quick freezer recipe that my family loves!

Sesame Fusion Chicken

In a freezer bag add:
4-6 chicken breasts cut into cubes
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup Garlic Grapeseed Oil
1/2 cup Pacific Fusion
4 Tbsp. Sweet Onion Spread  (my hubby likes this on his sandwiches as a spread too)
2 tsp Garlic Galore
1/2 cup white wine
1 Tbsp sesame seeds

Mush the bag of ingredients together and freeze.

When ready to use, take out of the freezer the evening before and put in the frig.  The next evening for dinner bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.  While it's baking, make a side and dinner is ready!!