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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Vintage Family Photos

Nell Frier Dale was on the back of the pic.  Dale was written below Nell making it look like the child was named Dale.
Betty, daughter of Sam Kilian

Friday, April 10, 2015

Let them eat cake, and cookies.....

MY BIRTHDAY COOKIE  (TRACY MADE SEVERAL, THIS IS JUST ONE OF THEM)
MY BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR HOME, ALSO MADE BY TRACY.  THOSE ARE FAKE KNITTING NEEDLES TOO!  PLEASE EXCUSE MY SOAP SAMPLES PILED IN BACK ON A TRAY. 
K'S DUCK FACE WITH AUNT J
3 BIRTH SIBLINGS TOGETHER AS ADULTS.



I hope everyone had a great week.  It was a busy week for us.  As you probably figured out, it is my birthday.  I had two vases of flowers, chicken cookies, and a yarn ball cake.  I also received several cards and gifts.  The best thing of all was to share the day with family and friends.  D was able to meet with 2 of his birth siblings this evening. 

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Monday, April 6, 2015

More Soap

Motorcycle event coming up soon. Swirled soap too.

Swirled soap --- unusual results.



It was a day for ice cream!



 How was your Monday?


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Dawnie 


Coffee Soap


One of the items on my bucket list was to make a coffee soap.  I used the grounds and an espresso fragrance with a little chocolate cherry.  It does smell lovely, but not too strong.  I hope the fragrance stays with the soap.  My son helped me with the soap and he made the center bar.  (He hogged all of the pink.  LOL)  I think his looks the best.   Not all of the soap is out of the molds.  

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!   Dawnie

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Canning Jar Obsession

Lately I have had an obsession with canning jars.  I just had to display and photograph them in groups.  My new canning jar obsession is with Mom's canning jars.  The woman on the jar is in an apron peeling apples.  Cute!  Cute!  Cute!


 I love the shabby chic look of these jar tops.


And if you are ready for a purple fest, here are the new purple Ball  canning jars, along with paper clips,a doilie, and pot holders.






I hope you are having a good weekend!


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Dawnie
 
 



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Blender or mixer ball and Pink overload


 


I found an interesting item for mixing or blending.  It will work great for my mom when she mixes her flour and water together to make gravy.  I bought it to mix titanium dioxide and water or oil together when I put it in my soaps.  Titanium dioxide will leave little white specks in soap if it is not mixed well.  These gadgets will also work well for mixing oxides or micas in soap making too, and for other cooking uses.  They will fit inside canning jars, but would also fit into the smaller squeeze bottles the size of mustard and catchup squeeze bottles.  These are made from stainless steel and are only $3.00.  Link to view or purchase:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/206876602/stainless-steel-blender-ball-for-diy?ref=ss_listing


Pink Overload Pictures provided by my granddaughter.   




 I hope you are having a great weekend!


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Dawnie