Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Food Wednesday..........

 

MMMmmmm... Korean Beef Bulgogi , steamed rice and whatever that devine salad dressing is Mmmmm... 


...............and no Bulgogi dish would be complete without KimChi... Such was our splurge this week.. I'll be around to see what your eating! Happy Food Wednesday! Hugs! deb

Monday, May 16, 2022

Let's Start.........

 

..............with my ticket to the Tparty! I really enjoy making little vignettes do you? And Elizabeth's T party gives me the perfect opportunity to do that.. I've had a busy week as you will see from my picture heavy post... So i'll try to keep my words short but sweet.. :) 

We made another trip to the Concho River and were very graciously welcomed by a gaggle of geese! Mind you they thought they were going to get fed.


And were a little upset when they weren't... oooops forgot to bring anything for them..  But on we go... 


            ........to find a grey squirrel on a limb... 


........... a rock squirrel on a rock!  We call them rock squirrels not sure about the real name.. 


      Wind chimes were just beautiful in the trees.. 

                    And art is everywhere!!! 



Art at home too!  I painted a turtle shirt for my granddaughter... She turns 4 this month... 

                     I put a spiral on the back.... 


    ... and brought a couple over the shoulder...Keep in mind.. you have to wash the shirt first.. You can use fabric paint but i used acrylic mixed 50/50 with textile medium and i ironed it good after it dried...  I hope she loves it! 


My post would not be complete without sharing our trip to the metal scrap yard... I thought the textures were just extraordinary so i wanted to share a few pics.. 

Isn't that just amazing?  I'll leave you with one final pic from the scrap yard... Its a warning.... 


I want you to pay particular attention to #8!  No radioactive material... seriously?!  Then hubs and i tried to think what would your average everyday person have that would have radioactive material in it? .. We came up with maybe a microwave... or medical supplies?? Any ideas?? Hope your having a great week! I'll be around to visit!! Hugs! deb


 

Monday, May 9, 2022

GoodMorning Alll......

 

...............Or whatever time of day you happen to be visiting... I'm recycling my ticket to the T stands for Tuesday party! But its such a lovely mug i hope you won't mind.. 


A pretty uneventful week.......... So i thought this might be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to the town sheep! Anybody whose anybody in the business world or church or school has a sheep... 


They came about in 2007 as a fundraiser to revitalize our down town... With a little research i found out that each sheep costs $1600 and an additional $100 for the clear coat... Then you have to negotiate with an artist from their list of artists anywhere from $500 - $1500.... 

These are just a few... they are EVERYWHERE! 

San Angelo was a very important town to the sheep industry and its a very big part of our west Texas heritage.. Does your town or city do anything like this? Where i moved from in Arkansas it was all about the horses.. If you'd like to see more of our flock go HERE. I hope you've had a fabulous week!  I'll be sure to come around and visit.. Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb


Tuesday, May 3, 2022

I Didn't Burn the Beans!

 I think alot of people who participate in 'T stands for Tuesday' also participate in 'Food Wednesday'. If your one of those people... 


                I Didn't Burn the Beans!!! LOL!


We have been enjoying them yesterday AND today..... I asked the chef if he'd give me a run down of what he put in it.. No measurements he tells me he flies by the seat of his pants... so everytime it turns out a little different... 

Pinto Beans, Ham, Chicken, Corn, Onion, Pepper,Garlic, and McCormicks Cajun seasoning, AND  Picante medium heat...  And we usually sprinkle some cheese on top... YUM! Happy Food Wednesday! I'll be around to see ya! Hugs! deb

Monday, May 2, 2022

T stands for Just Because....

 

............Is there any better bouquet of flowers than one's that are 'Just Because'...?


       Hhhmmmmm... for me anyway... i think not...

Happy T day to everybody! Have you had a good week? I'll be around to see... 

Hubby is making beans today... Actually i'm babysitting the beans. Hubby had to run to town.. But i'am under strict instructions to 'NOT BURN THE BEANS'... ppffftt... like i would.. lol But now he has me paranoid about it so i'm checking them like every two minutes...lol 


We had to do triage on a fallen 'warrior' this week. Just couldn't handle the TX wind.. We should have him up and playing music in the wind soon.. 


A finished project.... This one per usual took on a life of its own.. 

I could have done it much simpler and cheaper. After all it started as a recycled project... recycling those blocks... 

But then i HAD to put them up on pedestals AND decorate the back as well as the front.. .... I will however enjoy these every Christmas.. 


And it is ever so nice to have a project i've carried around for a LONG time FINISHED!! 


Now i can look at the NEXT project , which is similar in that it has multiple pieces... I really only need make one and if it proves difficult i may do that.. But i have the material to make a dozen i think... So we'll see... Some things look good when they are in your head but don't necessarily translate if you now what i mean.. lol

I say these are done but... if you look on the top of them there are holes... I plan on sticking some Christmasy berry branches or some such thing in there but i have to wait until the Christmas stuff comes out in the stores... so... I'll pack these away for Christmas... Happy happy T day everyone!! I'll be around to see what your up to... Hugs! deb
 





 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Chef is in the House!!

 

................And he made breakfast!!!!!Happy Food Wednesday to everyone!  Did your chef make breakfast?? 

I take it easy on my chef.........  he gets to make it in the microwave...lol .. But its delish... Sadly he used up all the mushrooms so i didn't get a picture of those but they are in there.. Eggwhites, spinach, onion, mushrooms with a little salsa on top.. and hubby has a little cheese.. Good start to the day! I NEVER cook breakfast so if my chef didn't cook it  we would have cereal or oatmeal every day..lol ! Either that or IHOP.. Hugs! deb

Monday, April 25, 2022

T stands for Rain!!!

 

         Yes you heard me right... we had RAIN!!


      Rain that left PUDDLES!!If you lived in dry west central Texas and hadn't see rain in going on 6 months you'd be excited too!!! LOL!


                    My ticket to the Party!!! 


             This week has been full of crafting...


            Taking apart old buttons so i can use in a craft....this involved a vise... a dremel... and a sharp blade.......eeek! 


Writing on my Haunted House Book... a chapter and a half!!! 


Took time to make a crane... the middle has to be expanded but i'm keeping it folded up to send through the mail... Great tutorial HERE


       Made my granddaughter some necklaces... 

She is very into Paw Patrol cartoons and Blue's Clues if you know those... She's gonna LOVE it! 


And finally a stroll along the Concho River.... 


             It truly is the gem of this little town...


Isn't that an unique shape for an art museum? I hope you all have had a good week too... I'll be around to visit!! Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

7up Cake turned Diet Sprite Cake....

 

Its Food Wednesday! Over there at Hummingbird Studio at the Lake... and i baked a cake!!! 


I did substitute Diet Sprite for the called for 7up... 


Wouldn't you know it i didn't have enough regular flour... I could do it all in Cake Flour but ofcourse the recipe didn't call for that.. I ended up using 2 cups of regular flour and one cup of Cake Flour...


And the recipe didn't call for it but i'm thinking ..Sprite... lemon lime flavor so i added some lime zest...Blame it on all the baking shows i watch..lol  Either thats a good idea or people will be picking lime zest out of their teeth... 


     The Sprite made everything bubble up nicely... 


             In the oven we go! Fingers crossed! 


I had such a TERRIBLE time getting the cake out of the pan... Seriously began thinking this was going to be a disaster food post... But whew... it finally popped out with only a little boo boo... 


But look what got left in the pan.... ?? It was thick and gooey and sweet... I don't know why it did that.. I'm sure thats what made it difficult to get out.. Maybe soda cakes do that? 


I made the glaze that was a part of the recipe... But let me say 2 Tbs of lemon extract was NOT going to mix up 1 cup of powdered sugar.. Unless ya'all know something i don't... So i added a little water .. and ended up adding too much water .. If you look close you can see most of the glaze ran off and is lying on the bottom of the plate..


Also the glaze was lumpy... perhaps i should have put it through a strainer.. ahhhh hindsight.. But... 


                            As you can tell....

None of the mishaps affected the taste of the cake in my professional opinion... Hubs and i each had s slice and passed it on to some family to finish the rest! Yum! Happy Food Wednesday! Hugs! deb