Friday, 9 October 2015

Post Left On The Cutting Floor

Me in 2013 when I first moved into my little home, before redecorating. Yes, I do really have eyes hiding behind those glasses!
I don't know if you've noticed but I've been suffering from bloggers block. Okay don't pretend that you've never been there before!
So today I'm not going to talk (write) much, I'm just going to show you pictures that represent those post that got let on the cutting floor.
I'm sure when you see many of them you'll understand why and probably wish that I had let them remain on the cutting floor!!

This was to be the post where I was to explain to you how the new Fat Free Oreo cookies are not made for dipping-they do not soften!
After dropping it and leaving it in a glass with milk for 15 minutes the edges softened, but alas the rest was still hard. This was very important knowledge I thought all of you should know...which is why I'm telling you all about it now. Ha.

Ever outgrow a favourite blouse? This was going to be a tutorial on how to add a side extension to a top.It never happened!
I did enjoy wearing my blouse all summer though.

I bet you didn't know that I have three kitchens in my home, did you? That is because I've been hiding it from you. Do you wonder why? Eek!! It's become a dumping station, as you can see.
This is the latest project on the table now. Don't expect me to come back in a couple of weeks with a beautifully converted kitchen. All I want to do is to get rid of the clutter and paint it all out nice and clean in white! Then I'll decide if I want to convert it into my sewing/craft room.
I'm sure my husband hopes I do!
Sadly ladies, this is the sort of post you get from a woman who is suffering from bloggers block.
  I think it may be time to consider taking a vacation!!
Take care-Kimberly

Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Test of Endurance


A few weeks ago one of our sons (we have three sons and a daughter) and his FIL participated in an physical endurance test.
It appears more like boot camp training to me!

See what I mean?
This looks a little slippery to be running down.

Now into the tube...

Mud baths are good for you, right?

Lastly, mission accomplished!
I'd say they look pretty good for all they've been through. I know they had fun and Clayton is ready to do it all again next year.


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Woolly Mittens

We had our second night of frost last night! The first night was a light covering, but last night was heavier. I was so glad I had gotten all of my herbs inside a head of time. (I'll show you this later.)
This did get me to thinking though that I needed to get with it and finish sewing the order that I had received for my woolly mittens.

You might remember the ones that I made last winter and sold where I was working on the Alaskan Highway...
I received an order by e-mail for a dozen more of my woolly mittens from my former employer a few weeks back. Needless to say I've been very busy this last week putting them all together. Then I ran out of lining material and had to wait until it arrived yesterday to continue.
I'm excited about experimenting this time by combining a new embroidery pattern I just purchased to the mittens with solid wool tops. 
 I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it works out!

If I get good results with it I will be back in a day or two to show you the results. Wish me luck.
Have a good Wednesday!


Monday, 28 September 2015

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Things That Make Me Laugh
I could really relate to this!
Yes, my hubby had fun putting mustaches on our boys. It was a fun game were they would run from him and he would catch them and paint a mustache above their lips with a magic marker.
So many laughs and good memories now.
I love this for a Halloween costume!
It reminds me that it's time to drag out Alfred Hitchcock's, 'The Birds' video. I don't think Tippy ever ages...
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She ate too many of her own Little Debbie's, I guess!
It happens.
Don't laugh...
I was raised in redneck country. This could happen! We would never let a little thing like not being able to find a horseshoe stop our fun.
Every restroom has one available, you know.
I hope I brought a little smile to your face today.
Have a good weekend, my friends!



Thursday, 24 September 2015

How To Make Poo Spray


If anyone had told me a year ago, or even a month ago, that I would be writing a post about 'How to Make Poo Spray' I would have thought they were crazy!
However, as a Pinterest Copycat I now have a duty to search these household recipes out, make them, try them and report back to my ever faithful followers if they really and truly work.
This one works!!!
For the original recipe go to my Homemade Household Helps board here.

This was my original source for a Poo Spray recipe.
You may follow her recipe if you'd like. I did not have the essential oils on hand that she used. I substituted the essential oil scents with my own fragrance oils, but kept all of the portions the same as Fabulous Farm Girl's recipe.
The scents I had on hand were cheaper $1. fragrance oils I had purchased at a dollar stores some time ago. I'm happy to report that they work well. From the many other Poo spray recipes I've researched I found that many advise not using expensive oils for this as the cheaper oils will work just as well.
This is my Pinterest Copycat Recipe:
Poo Spray Recipe
1/2 cup water (I used bottled)
1 tsp. rubbing alcohol
1 tsp. glycerin
7 Drops of Hot Apple Fragrance Oil
7 Drops of Cinnamon Fragrance Oil
7 Drops of Stormy Night Fragrance Oil
Pour directly into a spray bottle with a funnel.
To use shake, then spritz into the toilet bowl before
taking care of business. As I said, this works!
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It's as simple as that.
I am sold on it.
I prefer to eliminate the odour than just cover it up!
Try it, you'll like it.
Do not be afraid to experiment with your own fragrance combinations.
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