Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's a week later...

It's been a week since you have eaten yourself silly, now where did you put the wishbone to dry?
Come on, go find it. We have work to do!
First we will make...

A Christmas Fairy
a wishbone doll-DIY
Nah, just kidding on the doll. But we do have work to do, if you can just find that darn wishbone.

Never mind, we will just use mine.

Get your wishes ready!

 My wishbone is for World Peace.$48.

My wish is for every child to have a loving home.  $21
My wish is for every animal to be well fed and never know abuse.  $19.95

This wish is for me winning the lottery! $3.99

Want to know where this tradition originated? Click here.

After previewing this post, I realized something. The first three wishbones are impossible to break. But the last wishbone will break in my hand easily.

So what I have learned from my post is that I have a better chance at winning the lottery than seeing world peace, all children loved, and animals not being abused.

Now that's just sad.

PS. This is not an endorsement of product, artist, photographer or elected official.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

and the Chocolate Starfish

I am still upset about the dog plates I never owned.

*le sigh*

I think they are the coolest thing ever!

Now before you start thinking that I have "Dog's Playing Poker" hanging on my wall, let me be very, very clear.

But I may be considering it.

I, in fact, have hanging on my wall a vintage, velvet painting of Elvis.

Jealous much?

Geez, what was I blogging about again?

Ah yes, searching for dog plates on Google.

These halted my search.
Dog Butt Floss
Nah, I'm kidding!

I continued my googling and found this next item.

Do you think you can handle what I'm about to show you?

Turn back now if you think the above picture is offensive. 

This next one is worse.

Cat Butt Magnets

What?! Still not offensive enough?

Okay, how about this?


Does that photo disturb you? Do you own a dog? A cat?

Okay. I'm all about finding solutions to problems.

Here you go......

This is really what stopped me in my tracks.

Buy these here or not.
Entrepreneurship at it's best?

PS. I don't own an Elvis anything. I found it for sale here.
Pss. This is not an endorsement for any product, artist or things found on the bottom of your shoe.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Unpinned

What I should have eaten....

photo source
I'm a "pinning" fool. I have so many things pinned, especially recipes.
For my Thanksgiving I decided to make a goulash.
I had Pinned a recipe created by Paula Deen's son, Bobby.

My expectations were very high.

Come on people, it had 124 reviews and was listed with a 5 star rating.
How wrong could that many people be?

While my Sara Lee pumpkin pie baked in the oven, I recreated Bobby's recipe.

Firstly, I did not recreate it exactly as the recipe stated. That should have been my first clue.

This is the list of ingredients, click photograph for full recipe.

1 tablespoon Paula Deen’s House Seasoning (read salt)
3 tablespoons soy sauce (read salt)
3   bay leaves 
2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 
2   (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes (read salt)
2   (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce (read salt)
3 cup water 
3   cloves garlic, chopped 
2   large onion, chopped
2 lbs lean ground beef 
1 tablespoon Paula Deen Seasoned Salt (read SALT)
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked ( I  used the whole 16 oz box)

The flavor was unremarkable to say the least.
And mushy macaroni, is a personal affront.

If you decide to "tweak" this recipe, let me suggest cooking the macaroni and add separately just prior to serving.

Basically I have 6lbs of stuff that I will end up picking at for a week. 
I'm thinking the monkeys have a treat coming instead.
And I did mention the "fresh" oven baked pie, right?
I followed the directions to the letter. Also, I own an oven thermometer.
Four inch center of pie, totally undercooked.

Here's hoping you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Free Throne

While wandering around the "net". I came across this and well, curiosity got the better of me.

Free Throne

So, I think that someone is giving away a free toilet. Moving on, or so I thought.

The free throne photo was small and of all things, multicolored.
A multicolored toilet I have never seen.
Who in their right mind would pass up a free throne, multicolored or not?

So, I opened up the photo.
I'm unpredictable like that.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this.

Soooo, NOT a toilet. Not that I was looking for free multicolored toilets, mind you.

The description melted my heart.

"I built this for my wife's birthday. We carried her around the block on it. It was a lot of fun. It weighs about 60 pounds. It would be nice for someone else to use it instead of it just going to the dump."


I know it's no where near St. Valentine's day. And we certainly don't need another holiday between Halloween and Christmas.


Being that I am the Empress of the Universe,
I declare to all upon the Planet Earth, 
that today November 26th, 2012
be declared and observed in perpetuity as

Hug Your Love Day.

and free thrones, for all!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Illusions of Grandeur and Christmas

(Clicking on the name will take you to that persons blog, clicking on the gift will take you to that site.)

These are the Christmas gifts I would give if:

1. I knew all these people personally.
2. I were made of money.

To: Suzy Homefaker
I would marry this woman, but I'm a girl.
To: Sixbears in the Woods
Because the answer to the question is "Yes."

To: Linda an Terry
All all expense paid week vacation not too far from home. And they welcome Fuzzy and Boomer!

To: Craig
Nuff said.

To: Bliss
All expense paid week vacation. I think this would fit her style.

To: Karen
Because she would so do this for her fans.

To: Canning Granny
Because for all she accomplishes, a couple extra arms would be a welcome gift. I think.

merry merry christmas!!


Friday, November 23, 2012

Birthday Browsing

Still looking for the perfect gift for me!

Traditional Broom

Handcrafted broom-
umm, keep your comments to yourself.
thank you.


Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

Yes, Please!

Goat's Milk Soap

Soft and Silky Smooooth!!!

Dog Plates & Scroll Rack

I found these! 
I was ready to run and get my wallet!
Sold out!!!
Cry, cry, cry!

*le sigh*

I was looking for a men's fannel robe.
I don't like this robe, but ummm...yes, please!

Ps. No paid endorsements, just me looking around. Whew!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Why Thanksgiving?

Ronald Reagan- 1985 Thanksgiving Speech

George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation

October 3, 1789


Following a resolution of Congress, President George Washington proclaimed Thursday the 26th of November 1789 a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer” devoted to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” Reflecting American religious practice, Presidents and Congresses from the beginning of the republic have from time to time designated days of fasting and thanksgiving (the Thanksgiving holiday we continue to celebrate in November was established by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War and made into law by Congress in 1941).
In setting aside a day for Thanksgiving, Washington established a non-sectarian tone for these devotions and stressed political, moral, and intellectual blessings that make self-government possible, in addition to personal and national repentance. Although the First Amendment prevents Congress from establishing a religion or prohibiting its free exercise, Presidents, as well as Congress, have always recognized the American regard for sacred practices and beliefs. Thus, throughout American history, Presidents have offered non-sectarian prayers for the victory of the military and in the wake of catastrophes. Transcending passionate quarrels over the proper role of religion in politics, the Thanksgiving Proclamation reminds us how natural their relationship has been. While church and state are separate, religion and politics, in their American refinement, prop each other up.

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquillity, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other trangressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go. Washington

From The Heritage Foundation

I learned nothing about this in school, you?


Wednesday, November 21, 2012



Well, I know Billy has never met me! As a child I was a tomboy, BIG TIME!  And I dug holes!

I was fascinated by the thought that if I dug down far enough I could see China.(Never mind about the boiling hot, flesh liquefying magma!) So, I would exploit the holes my trusty German Shepard, Bandit would dig.

I made a hole so deep and wide, I just knew I could reach China.

Well, I didn't.

But it was hot and I got tired and Hey, I was only 7 years old or so. Anyways, in this hole I brought down my toy box, two neighbor kids and Bandit. We covered it with a big sheet. We could stand upright in it!

Mom would not let me live in it.

Ah, childhood adventures. Anyways, Billy did get one thing right. Men will dig a hole for no reason but women? 

Here's a few of the holes I have dug all by myself. With photo evidence.

Silly Billy! Did you forget Mother Nature is a girl?

If you did not believe those photos of me digging all those holes then don't believe this....