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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Guy's chip bouquet


I made several of these for Valentines Day for the guys.  I can't believe how many we have sold. They are great for birthdays.  I like making them.  On special occasions I enjoyed making it for my boys.  Also I made several for nieces and nephews.

I use bamboo sticks, colored cellophane, hot glue gun and florist wire and of course the candy, chips and peanuts.  I've seen these made with many different items.  So it can be customized to your guys taste.   Takes me about 45 minutes to put it together.

What are you waiting for...go give this a try!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Feeling blah

Turtle, Julie and me! 
This was taken on Carnival Liberty October 2016.


I'm having a rough day today.  I feel like I need several days off or I am going to explode.  Really no reason to feel like this but today it's been heavy on my shoulders. Does your body give you signs when it's time for a break? I think mine is trying to tell me that it's needing a short vacation.
   
I thought my travel folder was finished from last years cruise. Well I dug it out and yikes I was wrong. So brought it to work this morning and got it fixed up.   I thought I had wrote more daily entries but only had Monday and Tuesday entries. I put in the fun times for each day.  I add port postcards, pictures taken on the ship and random tid bits.  Am really proud that I finished it up today.

So I started a new travel folder for this October cruise.  Just hopefully I will add more daily entries.  I think I should write my entries when I go for brunch every morning. Evenings are way to busy to even think about writing.

Does anyone else make travel journals?  Wish I had been making these thru the years.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February is here

Seems like last month went by in a blur.  Time is getting away from me.  I really think I need to cut back on the amount of time I am on Facebook.  I also play way too much FORGE of EMPIRE.  I so need to get back to crafting and being more social.  I would love to know how everyone balances out their daily schedules.  It's not like I have much free time but I need to be more pro active with the time I have.  

With this being February it's our busy time at the flower shop.  Will be working overtime until February 15th.  Guess I had better pull on my big girl panties and get busy. We are working on our school specials and I need approximately 100 made up.  Yikes!!  It is going to be long days and nights.  

The valentines orders are rolling in and I'm hoping this will be a bigger event this year.  This is a holiday for everyone. Love is in the air.   We also have homecomings and girls are starting to come in and pick up their dresses.  That always seems to be right smack in the middle class of us getting ready for valentines.  But we are grateful for the business. We sell a lot of  dresses.  We go to Market at Dallas Texas and buy just one of a kind dresses.  So no worries of two girls wearing the same dress from out store.  A lot of girls would rather go to Oklahoma City and pay triple for the same dress that we have.  Can we say spoilt?   

This month is going to be filled with long hours.  I'm geared up and ready to go! 
  Welcome February! 







Sunday, January 29, 2017

Smoked sausage and potato bake


I had been seeing this recipe float around on Facebook.  So I actually had the ingredients on hand and so I got busy and  made it.    It turned out really good and it was all ate in one meal.  This recipe is a keeper for our house.

1 package of sliced smoked sausage
1 diced onion
6 potatoes diced
1 diced red or green pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp of olive oil
2 tbs butter


Preheat oven to 375
In a pan place sausage, potatoes, peppers and onions. Place butter over the ingredients.  Drizzle with olive oil and season.
Bake covered 40 -50 minutes till potatoes are tender.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Snail mail!

I'm so glad to be writing letters again.  Feels good to get back to nourishing the friendships I have made thru snail mail.  I probably lost several pals due to me not writing much this past year.  I am going to blame it on being depressed.  In all reality I do believe I should have went to my doctor for some help.  Which I wouldn't do.  Not because I didn't have insurance or time, but because I didn't want to acknowledge why I was depressed.

So here is another blog post about my outgoing mail! Yes mail does make me happy and all fuzzy feeling.  I do want to be a good pen pal but sometimes real life has a way of getting in the way.
Sent off letters to my cousin Daisy, Andrea and Jenn B. I also sent my secret sis a card.  She is going to be way surprised to get another card from her secret sis.

How many pen pals do you have? What amount of pen pals do you think is way too many?  My threshold for not getting overwhelmed is around twenty five pen pals.  More than that I just can't seem to manage.  I have a few pen pals that only write a few sentences and I think I will just let them go with a nice break up letter.

Thanks for reading my post today.  If at possible would you leave a hello or question in the comment for new?  Starting to feel a little lonely right now...lol
Till later my friends,
               Karen

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Flip book

Oh my goodness my latest obsession is pen pal flip books. I'm enjoying putting these together for my pals.  Here is the story about how I found these little gems.  I hate to admit that I was not a YouTube fan, only because I thought it was only for music.  Yes this will for sure tell you that I am going on 50 years old.  Not great with modern technology at all.  So anyways in the search I entered pen pal mail. Let me tell you I was amazed at how many videos came up.  Watched several on flip books and that is all it took for me to dig out my project life cards and washi tape.   So far I am happy with the results of the few I have made.  Now I want to drive 45 minutes to Lawton Oklahoma to Hobby Lobby and buy more project life cards.  I would like to make at least 25 of these for my current pen pals.

So what are you guys currently creating? Please share photos,ideals,or even links with me.  I thought Pinterest was the bomb but it may take a back seat to YouTube.




Thursday, January 19, 2017

Outgoing mail

I've been busy trying to get back into snail mail. This took me about two weeks to write all these letters.  One package is a journal to Moira.  The other package is to my cruise buddy Turtle. She will be surprised because I didn't tell her I was sending anything to her.  It will be waiting on her when she gets back home from vacation.  Sent off 15 letters on January 17th 2017.