Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday Make itz


Here is 'an oldie but a goodie.'
Attach silk flowers to a pen to make a practical and pretty bouquet!
There will always be a pen handy!
Some businesses make these so their pens don't ''walk away'! 

Dollar store Silk Roses, usually at least 6 flowers on each stems
Stick pens (can get for practically free with coupons and tax free weekend, or pick up at $ store)
Washi tape--look in your papercrafting stash. (This is updated from when floral tape was used.)
Wire cutters and scissors.

Gather materials. 

Use pen as a measure to snip off stem. Be sure to make it short enough to use the cap. 

Place flower beyond the top of the pen, using the washi tape, attach the rose to the pen with going around both. Start at the top and go down. Secure tape as go down. 

Go back and make sure the tape is firmly in place. 

Add the cap if desired.  Place all together in a vase or pretty container.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Friday Freebeez

Lots of Freebeez this week:

Tennessee has tax free weekend starting today--
art supplies are tax free.

Free coloring downloads from museums-
(thank you to my sister for sharing this link.)

click here

ColorIT has another free download:

click here

Colorful Expressions

Thursday Treatz

Summer Garden Fajitas
Garden Fajitas

Bell Peppers, any color
Squash, any type
Any other type of veggies from the garden
Meat--anything in the fridge- cooked beef, chicken, pork, smoked sausage
1/2 cup salsa, any kind
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
seasonings to taste
olive oil
sour cream
shredded cheese
chips or soft taco shells

Sprinkle some olive oil into pan
Slice the veggies in strips to fill up the frying pan.
Add meat
Stir in salsa, garlic, seasonings
Cook on medium high heat until onions are clear and veggies are cooked
to taste--some like the veggies soft, some like crunchy
Stir often to keep from burning.

Serve over chips or shells.
Top with sour cream and shredded cheese

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday Websitz


In this electronic age, it is still fun to
send and receive snail mail, especially to the Grands.
This is why I love sending snail mail to the grands:
click here

Postcrossing Post Cards

My sister gifted me global stamps to
send my postcards all over the world.
I have sent 3 so far, with 2 being delivered:
I have received 1 from Arizona.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday Tipz

Coloring Comfort Zone

Don't hesitate to try new coloring techniques,
especially if books are on sale or clearance. 

I picked up color by number
and a grayscale coloring books just to try.
I like the color by number when I don't
feel like planning the colors, but I still want to color.
The jury is still out on grayscale.
I'm trying different coloring products
and techniques--perhaps I will find one I like.
If I don't;however, it was fun trying something new.

Don't forget to look through the back to school aisle
for great bargains on coloring supplies.
Tennessee has a tax weekend starting this Friday-
that is like a 10% discount.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday MakeItz


FCE (Family Community Education clubs through the UT Extension Program)
recently held a cultural arts fair.
I entered three projects:
Crocheted Cactus Garden
Fall/Winter Two sided decoration
Coloring Tote made with recycled materials

First Place (blue ribbon) for the crochet!
Second Place(red ribbon) for the decoration!
Did not place for the tote, but received many compliments
from other entrants.

The first and second placed projects will move onto Regionals in September.
I may also enter these into the local county fair.
It was fun to see all the projects from members across the county.

FCE projects

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Freebeez


Here is a fun free download from Color-It
to while 'away' the hottest days of the summer.

click here

Colors of the Ocean

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Treatz

Pepperoni Rolls

Credit goes to my sister in law Steph who is an AMAZING cook!
I did have to tweek her recipe a bit since I do not own a bread maker.

-frozen bread dough type rolls (such as Rhodes Brand)
-Pepperoni Slices
-different types of cubed or chunk cheeses slices
-Velveeta type cheese
-Pizza sauce for dipping ( Contadina brand squirt bottle works great)

1. Decide how many rolls to make, then take that many frozen rolls out to defrost.
    (Place them on parchment or non stick foil to thaw out.)
2. When pliable, flatten to a 3 inch circle.
3. Make about a one inch stack of cheese and pepperoni slices as follow: 2 slices pepperoni, chunk of velveeta,  the other cheeses, then 2 slices of pepperoni. (Kind of making a pepperoni sandwich)
4. Place this on the flattened bread dough. Bring the dough up around the goodies, pinch to seal.
    Put seam on side. Place on sprayed pan, or use the parchment paper or non stick foil.
5. Let rise till doubled.
6. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown usually 12-15 minutes.
7. Can brush melted butter over top.
8. Dip in pizza sauce, ranch dressing or eat as is!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wednesday Websitz


Camp Wee Acres took a field trip to the
Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga.
This is a must see for any visit to the Great State of Tennessee.

click here to view the website

Interesting exhibit!
Blooming Lily Pads

Just chillin' with the fishies. This is the way to tour the aquarium!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Camp Wee Acres

Grand Finale Celebration Days!

Lots of fun activities happened on the last days of Camp Wee Acres:

One of the campers celebrated a birthday!(Lots of presents and a Big Cookie 'cake')

A yummy meal was made with fresh garden veggies!

A new recipe called Pepperoni Rolls was baked and will be shared on Thursday Treatz. 

Treats of red/white/blue M&M's along with a giant brownie.

And last but not least--FIREWORKS and GLOW STICKS!!!!

Garden Goodies!

Red White Blue Brownie

Glow Sticks!

Close up pix of glow sticks. 

                                                             Celebration Fireworks!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Camp Wee Acres

Pool Day!!!

Lazy hazy dayz of summer are great for a dip in the pool!

"Grand" time in the Wee Acres Pool!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Camp Wee Acres

Inclement Weather Activities

Due to heat, humidity and rain, activities for Saturday had to be moved inside.

Handprints in Clay
Parachute cord Bracelets

Coloring in the evening to relax

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Camp Wee Acres

Craft Day! Tie Dye!

Stylin'--pix is blurry due to a very active toddler!

Fun with T shirts!

Another design!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday Treatz


(I have not tried this yet, but have baked corn on the cob.)

There are a few different ways to crockpot corn.
1.Wrap in foil.
2. Put cleaned corn in crock with about 1/3 cup water.

I would probably try the foiled corn first since
I could put butter on the corn before wrapping.
Another yummy way to fix it is to spread mayo and
sprinkle Parmesan cheese before wrapping.

Cook on high for 2-3 hours.
On low for 4.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday Websitz


Here is a link that will show you the Nashville 2017 4th Of July Fireworks
show in a less than a minute.

(Even though it says facebook, it should come up even if you aren't on FB.)
click here

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Friday Freebeez (just a few days late!)

4th of July Coloring Page 

Colors of Nature Freebie

Color It is sharing a great Eagle Pictures for the Holiday.
Download, print it off and enjoy!

click here
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