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Toys for Puppies and Kitties

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Saturday I went to a class at the library where we made beds and toys for the cats at the Dumb Friends League shelter in Denver and Castle Rock. I got a bed made and one toy. I was going to make more toys, but couldn't find one of the parts, so I took some of the materials home. I also brought home the scraps from beds. The instructor made a dog toy or two with that, so I decided it would be easy enough for me to do. So I made 4 cat toys:


and 3 braided dog toys:


Today I took them down to the Dumb Friends League. Then stopped at Hobby Lobby to get some more materials to make some more cat toys. I would do the beds and dog toys, but that material cost more than I had. So I will make as many of the cat toys as I can for friend's cats and shelter cats. I enjoyed doing it.

  
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THEMFOLK 12/18/2014 5:56PM

    Good job!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/18/2014 1:18PM

    wonderful!

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WESAPHILLIPS 12/17/2014 11:04PM

  Awesome....Great idea!

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How do they get those pictures to come out

Saturday, November 08, 2014

I've been watching some of the painting shows on public TV today and it is amazing how they come up with the pictures they do. When some of them start out it doesn't look like you would ever be able to tell that they are doing a landscape or whatever they are doing. Then they end up with something that is really pretty and often don't even have a picture or three to look at to get things right. Of course, I know they have done a lot more painting than most people, so have more experience seeing what they are after than others. Me, I have to have photos in front of me every second that I am working on a painting.

Guess that is often true when you are changing your lifestyle. You can make amazing changes like that artist did on his canvas. You are your own canvas.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 11/8/2014 8:02PM

    Love the analogy. Thanks!

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AJB121299 11/8/2014 7:41PM

    Nice

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Green Chili Time

Saturday, October 18, 2014



The garden center I have been going to this year started roasting green chili this year and to go along with that idea they had a Green Chili Cookoff today. It took me a while to decide to enter, but I thought it would be a fun thing to do, so I made some chili to see if I could get a good taste and entered. It took me a little researching to see what they have in different recipes, but I mainly stuck with what I have used before. I did add a little more of different spices/herbs so it wouldn't just be bland and hot and I like what I came up with. I also enjoyed tasting the other chili there. I hadn't ever tried doing anything like that before, but it was fun to do and it was a friendly contest, not a big deal one (though the winner did get a nice prize). Votes were mainly from friends and family and I did manage to get a friend to come up. I ended up in 3rd place, just out of the money.

Here are a few of the people at the tasting:



  
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FANCYQTR 10/18/2014 10:42PM

    Sorry, can't give you the recipe. I don't know it. I used pork, tomatoes, broth, garlic, onions, oregano, cumin and green chilies, but how much of what I don't know. Just added stuff until I got a taste I liked.


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COLOR-BLUE 10/18/2014 10:27PM

    That's quite an accomplishment, since you never did this before! emoticon and GOOD FOR YOU!!!! That has to be some emoticon chili, so how about sharing the recipe! You look like you're having a GRAND TIME!!!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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PLATINUM755 10/18/2014 9:37PM

    Niice!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/18/2014 9:01PM

    Good for you!

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Nice day

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Today was such a beautiful day. Sunny and warm after weeks of rain and yesterday's cold after a night with snow mixed in the rain. I did some shopping and then got Cassie and we went for a walk. They were playing softball at the high school, so we stopped to watch for a while. Those girls were pretty good. Then we went to the park in back of the school because I was pretty sure my neighbor had gone there so her daughter could play at the playground. I just wanted to go sit and watch Lucy play. So Lucy's mom and I sat and talked for a while while she played. I love to see kids having fun. Lucy was just starting to slide on her own and go back up the stairs on her own. The thing that had the slide actually had 3 slides and climbing portions. After a while some other kids came and the boys were climbing the thing. I just enjoyed the day completely.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 9:50AM

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COOP9002 9/13/2014 10:41PM

    Glad you had a great day!

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DOILIEQUEEN 9/13/2014 10:20PM

    Sounds like you had a good day.

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JAMBABY0 9/13/2014 10:12PM

    good for you

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Paint-a-Thon

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today the volunteers for the Paint-a-Thon came and painted my house. The outside of the house got half painted 7 or 8 years ago and that has been where it stayed. A few months ago I saw something about the Paint-a-Thon so I applied for it and was surprised that I got acccepted, but very happy about it. So the main color is Oatmeal, which matches the gutter and downspouts, and the trim is brown.

Early in the day.


The end of the house after a lot of wild vegetation was taken out.


The finish. What a day, but I think it looks good.

  
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MOM2ACAT 8/17/2014 4:34PM

    That looks great! That is wonderful that there are volunteers that do that.

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FANCYQTR 8/17/2014 4:01PM

    I was allowed to choose my own colors from the ones they had available. At first I chose a couple that didn't really go together, but they brought the colors when they prepped the house and I noticed the one color matched my gutters and downspouts. They didn't have the brown, other than on the cards, but that looked like it would go well, so I decided on it. Of course, there are two other houses really close to mine with almost the exact same colors. They also paint the "accents" like doors and railings, but I need to work on the storm door and I didn't want the other door painted. I like the real wood.

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HOLLYM48 8/17/2014 9:56AM

    Looks Great! I bet you are glad it is all one color again.

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COLOR-BLUE 8/16/2014 9:55PM

    Fancy,

That looks AMAZING!!! It's like you purposely got the paint and trim together, to accent each other! I love it!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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1CRAZYDOG 8/16/2014 7:58PM

    That is wonderful! It looks beautiful.

HUGS

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JAMBABY0 8/16/2014 6:18PM

    very nice

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DOILIEQUEEN 8/16/2014 6:18PM

    emoticon It looks great!

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