Friday, December 28, 2012

To all my friends and Family

Just so everyone knows I am not ignoring anyone.

I am at my mom's as my dad is dying and it is now just a matter of time. We wait... He has outlasted the Dr's expectations by almost 23 yrs. He is so tired and just wants to go to sleep, but doesn't want to leave mom either.

I have limited internet connection and have been having password problems so I think it is just best for the stress not to be messing with it right now. I will be back around later when I can.

Hope everyone is doing the best they can under what ever circumstances you are facing. Remember to love your family and let them know they are loved. And if I haven't told you lately, know I love you too!

Sorry this is short but I am needed elsewhere.

Love Nana

Monday, December 17, 2012

My go at a couple of cards tonight

I have been wanting to make something creative and haven't had the energy to back it up. Well tonight I made my self work in the No No Room and I had a blast.  (Mom if you see these please don't show dad)
I will get his mailed tomorrow. ;-)
Dad isn't feeling to good so wanting him to know I was thinking of him. I enjoy making cards when I have a person in mind for it to begin with.

I got this template from for the copper frame.
It is cut out of heavy brown card and heat embossed with copper. Hand made paper roses and hand cut leaves set it off nice.

On this card I got the template from Bird at
It too was printed on heavy brown card and heat embossed with silver. The little bird is colored with inks. Just a real cute idea. And of course I had to line the bottom of the cage with newspaper. LOL

A big "Thank you"  Ladies for all the gifts you freely share with all of us! (((Hugs)))

Sunday, December 16, 2012


This is what we got up to this morning. Sure makes out little tree look pretty! We still call it our little tree because we planted it as a twig. It is getting pretty big now We love it and so do the Quail, which we love to watch.
 Marv decided we needed some good soup so I made Tomato at his request. He doesn't like cream soups so... His is with out. See mine? lol I like mine creamy..
Here is how I made it:
Tomato soup
1 Qt Chicken Broth
2 cans diced Tomato's
1 small can Tomato Paste
1 ts Kosher Salt
2 Cloves Garlic minced
4 ts dried Basil
1/2 ts or to taste Black Pepper
1Cup Sauteed Onion 
(I used a Sweet onion, sauteed in 2 ts bacon fat and a light sprinkle of salt 
Then added 1 cup of this to the soup I'll show you what I did with the other 1/2 in a minute) 

Mix all together in a large sauce pan and blend with an immersion blender, 
(or blend in batches with a blender or food processor.) 
Heat until hot and serve with Crackers, Popcorn, or a good sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese. MMmm

If you have any suggestions on how to make this soup better Please leave me a comment.

Now what I did with the rest of the onion was add it to tonight's dinner...
 To be served with a nice salad and pork tenderloin.

Mac & Cheese

 I use Dreamsfeild pasta.
1 Box pasta cooked to directions
1/4 C Butter
1/4 C Flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 ts Pepper
1 C Milk
1 egg
1egg yolk
1 C Sauteed Onion
8 oz Grated Cheddar Cheese

Make a rue by melting butter stir in flour and cook until slightly brown.
I add salt and  pepper and stir in milk, cook slightly.
Mix egg and extra yolk together then temper with a little bit of the sauce. 
Stir egg mixture into the pot with the onion and cook until it starts to thicken.
Add grated Cheddar Cheese. Stir until melted.
Drain pasta and add sauce. You can eat right away or put in fridge 
and place in 325 F oven for 20 minutes before you want to eat dinner.

This is SO YUMMY if you use mixed cheeses too. I have used Sharp and White Cheddar, Romano and Parmesan.

I do have a couple of crafty things to post as soon as I can get pictures of them. My camera broke so am using my phone for now to take pictures. Will post when I can. Have a great day!! (((Hugs)))

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Been craving something chocolate

Hubby and I have been craving something chocolate. So last night while he went and helped our son get home due to radiator problems I made this....

 Kind of a cream cheese fudge...

 2 pkg Cream Cheese  Whipped
1/2 C Half & Half  Heated and then add
1 Cup Dark Chocolate chips
2 pkts Stevia
1/8 - scant 1/4 C sugar Stir until melted and let cool a bit
Add to the whipped cream cheese and then stir in 1 Cup of chopped walnuts.
Spread in a dish (I used 9 in round) cover and place in freezer over night.
It is very creamy and not real sweet, but very good. Felix even likes it. He doesn't like dark chocolate. lol

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Not much done today...

Had Felix for the night as his mom had her wisdom teeth pulled. Poor little man was up and down from 3:46 am on. Sicker than a dog that ate chocolate. He was feeling better this evening an went home with his daddy. He wanted to stay here, but I need some sleep tonight. He will be back if his mom still needs to rest tomorrow. I don't mind at all. Well off to bed and will post again soon I hope.
Have a wonderful evening, morning or day... Whichever you are having at the time you read this.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2 new cards

These 2 templates were from a lovely lady at  She so lovingly shares her talents with whomever wants to enjoy them. I for one appreciate the free gifts she gives. And most are for cutting machines but she also puts them in PDF so they can be hand cut too if you don't have a machine. Like me

The first one is a beautiful candle, I made it into a stand up card and gave it to the love of my life, my flame   Hand cut, embossed with brass on candle holder, flames are embossed with candy red, gold and clear. Candle has glue with glitter over the drips. And I love using roses for anything I make for my hubby. So used dark hand made roses for accents instead of the holly that came with the file.

 The second I made for myself in memory of a dear friend that loved poinsettias. Makes a lovely card too.
Hand cut and embossed then put together. I love it! Thank you Leza!!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Made my Little Man HAPPY!

Felix our youngest grandson has been wanting me to teach him how to crochet and knit. And make stuffed animals, cards, cookies etc... His favorite thing to bake is Pumpkin Roll from scratch. The only thing he can not do is flip the hot pan onto a towel.

Well anyway on to today's post. We took a trip to see the folks and Mom and I had to go to Goodwill. You can't go and not shop there... I got Felix a Boye Small Round Loom. Oh boy he just loves it!

He said "Hey Nana look... WOW By the time I'm a teenager I should be pretty good at this. I want to make dad a bottle cover and Mom a Scarf and I want to make a hat and.... "

I just giggled he is so sweet. His papa is working on his pickup and Felix looked out and said "Can I put this on pause for a bit I want to help papa."  I about lost it.. Put it on pause?? LOL It isn't a game or a video it is a craft of course you can put it down and pick it back up later.

I love their little minds, always thinking of something. Hope you all have a great day! XO

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad

Here is the card I made for the folks and the 2 horse sleigh was for dad with chocolate. I got a nice big smile and a thank you from Dad and big hugs from Mom. Made the whole trip worth while.

I love you both so very much!!! XOXOXOXO 
All ready miss you two, too!