NEW CARDS FOR A NEW DAY…

Here is the latest selections from my Etsy Shoppe… I thought I needed some “Thank You’s” since not having any to date! I know that’s basic, so pruse & be Happy! AND, feel free to ask for personalizations!

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AFTER A DROUGHT…

Well, the “drought” is still upon us, BUT, I have been getting back in the swing of things, what with my cards ( a lot of new things in my Etsy shop) and this newest of my paintings, now in revision… Check back often to see what’s happening! Enjoy…

A GOOD THING…

EASY LENTILS WITH CORNBREAD.

This little, easy recipe for lentil stew is the SOOOO GOOD! I have made this a few times and I can tell you, it is EASY & DELICIOUS! Here is the recipe: ENJOY!

1/4 Cup Olive Oil                                             1 Can Stewed Tomatoes

1/2 Red Onion, small chop                            1Cup Lentils

1-2 Carrots, Sliced Thin                                  3 Cups Water

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced                   Season Salt, Pepper, Parsley & Smoked Paprika to taste.

(May make it spicy with the addition of chilis, etc. but, I found that the paprika is enough)

In the Olive Oil, sauté the Onion, Carrots, & Garlic till tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.

Add the Tomatoes & cook 1-2 minutes.

Add Lentils, Water & Seasonings bring to a boil & reduce to a simmer.

Cover & cook till Lentils are cooked through, but still have some bite, about 12-15 minutes.

Serve with Cornbread… and, a little jam on the side, maybe…? ENJOY a quick & easy dinner!           YUMMY! & HEALTHY TOO…

 

DIY PAPER BAG FLOORS THAT LOOK LIKE STAINED CONCRETE

I’m SO doing this!! Have been looking for ways to economize since… forever! and, now I’m looking for a great, easy to clean & upkeep floor. I think I found it!! Let me know what you all think.

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Project: Brown paper bag floors stained to look like stained concrete.

Costs: Less than $100 to do a normal sized dining room floor. (Seriously!)

Goal: To not have to rip up the floor after killing my back because it looked cheap and stupid.

Outcome: Freaking amazing!

Brown paper bags– you know the stuff. Your groceries were placed in them when we were kids during the pre reusable bags era. However, for this project I cheated and used a roll of brown paper that I purchased from Hobby Lobby– aka– my favorite place on earth and if only I had more time.

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For the adhesive, I went to Home Depot and purchased wall paper glue. Then I watered it down a bit to make it less thick. 4:1 ratio glue: water. I just used mini wax stain that I picked up at HD as well. Lesson learned– let the glue dry…

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