Monday, December 14, 2009
This Holiday Ho Ho Ho Crow will be available on Simply Primitives this evening. He's my last Holiday creation for the year.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Here's my new guy, and he can be found on ebay. He's a blue eyed Santa in traditional reds.
I've really been dragging my feet, and have felt so unispired lately, but I am hoping to turn the corner and have plenty of Holiday Handmades to offer this season!
Please be sure to visit TDIPT Mercantile this Saturday night for our big Open House premier, as I will have a new holiday creation to offer there, as will the other TDIPT artists, and of course we are having a HUGE giveaway to celebrate and kick off the season!
Thanks for stopping by :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
I hope you'll stop by and take a peek at her, along w/ all of the other wonderful creations now available from fellow TDIPT artists!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
She sent along a yummy smelling Paula Dean candle, a bread dipping set, and Americana Hanger, and some candy.....Black Licorice (which I told her I love), and some Orange Jewels
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Here it is, a veggie taco that combines the best of summer produce, that you can pull together in about 20 minutes or less. You can use summer squash, green chiles, tomatoes, and jalapeños from the garden. You can improvise with the vegetables, a little fresh corn would work great added in, or some cooked beans as well. Fresh chiles, and you could always just add some salsa or jalapeño pickles to taste. The key to the overall taste is the addition at the end of cotija cheese, a Mexican cheese that is salty and crumbly, much like Greek feta. Remember, unless you have just made your tortillas fresh from scratch, packaged corn tortillas need to be heated and softened first, before being used for tacos
1 cup of roughly chopped zucchini or summer squash (1-2 zucchini or squash, depending on the size)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 large fresh mild green chile (Anaheim or Hatch), seeds and stem discarded, chopped
1/2 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeds and stem discarded, minced (or more, if you desire more heat)
1 small to medium tomato, chopped
4 corn tortillas
4 slices cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crumbled Mexican cotija cheese (a salty, crumbly cheese, you can substitute feta)
A few sprigs of fresh cilantro, chopped (okay to include the stems, if small)
You are going to want to heat up the tortillas first, first to soften them, and then to melt the cheese.
Makes 4 tacos. Serves 2.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Myself, I was sick to see a team take Vick. To me his name is MUDD!
Well, it's official. Vick is now an Eagle; he's coming to Pennsylvania.
(I'd like to call it Pennsyltucky, but I get in trouble from the Kentucky folks. I understand, Kentuckians---I wouldn't want Pennsylvania dragging me down either, but doesn't it just have a fun ring to it? You could use it too!)
Come on up, Vick, we've got our welcome mat out for ya'!
While some here in Pennsylvania may be astounded that we care so little about our animals as to put the welcome mat out for Mike Vick, I don't join them in their astoundyism. (Yeah, I know it's not a word, but I like it.)
How could I?
Pennsylvania has been making headlines in the last few years as, amongst other things, the puppymill capitol of the East and the state where abusive puppymillers, backyard breeders, and dog chainers are running rampant, killing and neglecting dogs, and prosecuting activists who videotape the cruelty and then help the animals. The abusers are never even brought to trial.
Anti-chaining legislation in Pennsylvania, now in it's third session, still languishes in committee, whereas in Georgia there are now at least 14 counties with very strong anti-tethering laws in place. Vick, you got out just in time; seems they were about to stop tolerating you there!
But don't worry, Vick, we're your people! Come on up, the water's warm!
Pennsylvania has chosen abusers over animals every day of the week and twice on Football Sunday.
The Philadelphia Eagle Powers that Be decided to bring Vick here despite angry protests and boycotts of their programs and sponsors---having obviously felt bringing him here was well worth any 'temporary discomfort.
''Temporary discomfort' being blogs such as this, articles by animal advocates and organizations, and protests by groups who manage to round up enough bodies to make somewhat of an impression on media folk.
We are told by 'real' sports columnists to "just go away and be quiet," "your actions won't get you anywhere," and "stop behaving like children" because we have the nerve to boycott, protest, and make facebook groups against the Eagles and their actions in bringing Vick to Pennsylvania.
We are told, in disdain no less, that "our actions just bring down the cause of animal advocacy. If we just wrote a gentle letter and 'used this for the next occasion' that we would be better off. Just let Vick play now, slink off to our corners, and admit defeat. Be good little children, for Christ's sake."
I was once told that the difference between France and America is that in France they fear their people, and in America we fear our government.
It's time America started fearing it's people too! Social movements are not brought to fruition by people staying at home and shutting their mouths. They are created by momentum, unison, and righteous action to overthrow unrighteous behaviors.
Someday, and someday soon, enough people will be boycotting the Eagles or their ilk long enough and hard enough to take them out. And then columnists who tell us to step back and be good little girls and boys will be eating their words.
Someday, and someday soon, enough people will be demanding justice for animals that the correct people will be prosecuted, and prosecuted well and hard, for committing crimes against those who depend on us for their very existence.
And someday, and someday soon, enough people will be standing firm around advocates who film cruelty and take actions for animals that the powers that be will find they are no longer the ones in power.
The thought of that day brings a smile to my face.
So people, go for it! Protest! Boycott! Create petitions! And most importantly, create change.
For that day is coming, and soon.
---Tamira Ci Thayne, founder, Dogs Deserve Better
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We had pizza, cake and ice cream for her birthday. She wasn't feeling well....she broke 4 ribs when she fell last week, and just came home from the hospital yesterday. She's weak and frail, and we are hoping this will pass once she has time to heal. I'm thankful to be able to celebrate another of her birthdays with her.
I love you mom :)
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
As I'm sure you can tell by jsut looking at the pictures, I was lucky enough to be paired up w/ Tonya of Back Porch Pickins, and when she drew my name I knew immediately what I would ask her to make for me, and she was happy to oblige!
Monday, July 20, 2009
The season for the raspberries is winding down, but there are still plenty of these sweet and luscious berries to be had!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
We were a bit disappointed that it was cloudy, and even some drizzle, as the water looks gray, and not nearly as beautiful as when the sun is shining and it gives it a breathtaking turquoise blue hue! It's no wonder they call it the Blue Water Bridge!
I took this pic from our balcony, it's the patio that sets off the hotel restaurant. It was early morning, so no umbrellas set up on the tables yet.
as do they on the Canadian side as well.
Finally after much frustration, and a few hours work, I was able to hit the button, and low and behold....I had a listing, my first of the year!
My lil Punkin girl, w/ her soft muted colors will be on ebay until Sunday night when she ends at 10:45 EDT.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Have a safe and Happy Memorial Day, and thank you to our soldiers.