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crafting for Easter with the children

Originally posted on Sunny Sleevez:

SAVE WATER EASY STEPS

California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades; we are now in our 3rd consecutive year of below-normal rainfall. Governor Jerry Brown has called for Californians to reduce water use by 20 percent voluntarily, and mandatory rationing could be ordered soon so that homes, businesses and farms don’t run dry over the summer. No matter where you live it just makes sense not waste this precious resource. Here are 2 super simple steps you can take to drastically reduce water waste in the kitchen.

We have a double sink in the kitchen, 1 was used for washing the other ended up being a dumping location and quickly filled with dishes waiting to go in the dishwasher, which drove me BONKERS!

Wishing to reduce our water waste and save my sanity I bought a nice new bucket and put that in one sink, into this we collect the water from…

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Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:

stone-300 (CNN) — From a sheep ranch in Western Australia comes the oldest slice of Earth we know. Scientists say they have dated an ancient crystal called a zircon to about 4.4 billion years, making it the earliest confirmed piece of the planet’s crust. The findings — the first to describe the zircon — were published in the journal Nature Geoscience on Sunday.

“This is the oldest and the best dated of all the crystals that have been reported,” said John Valley, lead study author and professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This crystal is a translucent red, Valley said, but glows blue when bombarded with electrons. At 400 micrometers long, its biggest dimension is just a tad larger than a house dust mite, or about four human hairs.

The crystal was found in an arid region north of Perth, Australia, in a low range of hills…

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Love what a treasure hunt can unearth :)

Originally posted on Antiquarian's Attic:

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Sheperdswell metal detector Greg Sweetman finds valuable Anglo-Saxon artefacts next to A20 near Maidstone

A rare collection of Saxon artefacts has been found by a man from east Kent.
The Anglo-Saxon findings could be part of a grave date back to the sixth century and are said to be worth more than £40,000.
Two Saxon pins, part of a buckle or belt and seven brooches were found on land next to the A20 towards Maidstone.
Greg Sweetman, of Westcourt Lane, Shepherdswell, was the first person to find one of the brooches when metal detecting.
Mr Sweetman said that the finds were made at his first club dig with the Medway History Finders.
On finding a large square-ended Saxon brooch,  Mr Sweetman [Link to his pics] and the group decided to dig further and discovered the hoard of artefacts including hair pins and circular and square brooches. The brooches…

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Originally posted on Stories From The Stove:

001 David Mellor’s shop lives at No.4 Sloane Square in London, yards from the Royal Court Theatre. I suppose it’s interesting that I would now far rather go into a kitchen shop and buy a chopping board than go and see a play, or indeed audition for one. In fact, I steer well clear, scared (or should I say trepidatious) of bumping into someone from my former life, the theatre bar at the Royal Court witness to a small handful of intense, deeply felt humiliations. A theatre bar is not, in and of itself, a relaxing place to be anyway; everyone is subtly networking or nervous for a friend or relative about to perform (or jealous), everyone is sweeping the room, status – yours and theirs – is being constantly, silently re-negotiated. You can’t, or rarely can you, just go up to someone . Which is what I used to do…

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Originally posted on Igor Purlantov:

When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help each other feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to touch their friend’s – um – private parts, according to new research.  In a study published on Tuesday in the journal PeerJ, animal behaviorists observed 26 captive elephants in a sanctuary in northern Thailand. The researchers said they recorded a number of elephant behaviors that they concluded were specifically intended to comfort distressed herd members.  The behaviors included touching the distressed elephant’s genitals with their trunks, putting their trunks in the distressed elephant’s mouth, or making a high-pitched “chirping” noise.

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Lions – The New Endangered Species?

The GoPro production crew journeys to Africa to explore the danger and beauty of Kevin Richardson’s passions for lions and their future.

Totally amazing!

That's crazy

That’s crazy

Bear is laughing

Bear is laughing

Source: Man Attempts To Hug a Wild Lion. What Happens Next Stunned Me

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For Sale!

Originally posted on Custom Pieces:

A Potpourri of Roses and Other Blooms

A versatile collection of fabric blossoms to adorn your special projects or that inspirational outfit be it as a pin, hair clip, and/or belt or shoe clip. (no glue is used)

Some of the blooms can be sent to you on a stem just right for arranging in that perfect bud vase.

Possibly you would like to create that one-of-a-kind bookmark or attach a pretty poesy to your shopping bag.  How about up-dating that lampshade in your boudoir? Or tying back your curtains for that vintage Victorian look; the uses are endlessly possible.

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Originally posted on Cabra Senior Library Blog:

Seriously Amazing from SI

This week’s Website of the Week is Seriously Amazing from the US Smithsonian Institute. Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world’s largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, and nine research facilities.

Seriously Amazing is a really interesting site chock full of strange, little-known, quirky and yes seriously amazing questions, and their answers.

The Smithsonian asks and answers questions every day about science, art, history and culture.

Check out Seriously Amazing to view some of the best.

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Blue Cheese Popovers

nutsfortreasure:

YUM my favorite cheese :)

Originally posted on recipesfrommykitchen:

Blue Cheese Popovers

Blue Cheese
Popovers

Yummy! That’s all to be said about adding crumbled Blue Cheese to a popover recipe. This recipe is probably more suitable for adults just because Blue Cheese has a strong flavor. We thoroughly enjoyed them.

Ingredients:  makes 1 dozen popovers

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Using butter, grease a regular muffin pan. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk and Blue Cheese together. Add all the remaining ingredients, flour, salt, black pepper and minced garlic, stir until well blended. Fill the muffin tins completely with the batter. Place in the cold oven and turn the oven on to 450 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes. Do not open the door, let the baking process go from a cold oven through the preheating process into the baking stage…

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Originally posted on creativeartworksblog:

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My son recently sent me a gift for no particular occasion. I think that’s the very BEST kind of gift – one given or received just because it was seen and made them think of you.

The gift I received was a pair of Foxgloves.  

These are really stretchy, very pretty gloves. (My son got me purple because he knows that’s my favorite color.)

When I saw them, I thought they were MUCH too pretty to be worn as gardening work gloves.

I read through the paperwork that came with them, though, I decided to try them for what they were intended. The Elle Foxgloves are elbow length “extending comfort, protection, and support.” They protect your hands and forearms from scratches, irritation from plant oils and sun damage. UPF 50+.

They’re super-stretchy and fit really well. You almost forget you have them on while you’re working…

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Must make!

Originally posted on Passanante's Home Food Service Blog:

Happy Monday to all of our OrganicMeatsAndVeggies.com readers! Everyone at Passanante’s Home Food Service sincerely hopes you had a safe holiday surrounded by friends, family and of course good food. Over the holiday break we unearthed a ton of awesome recipes that we cannot wait to share with you all over the next few weeks so make sure you’re coming back frequently!

Now.. you’re probably already skeptical about this next recipe… the world’s best cookies?  BUT these cookies seriously are the world’s best. Even savory people with little appetite for sweets cannot resist eating a bakers dozen by themselves. These cookies have a light, fresh and crispness to them that is simply irresistible — plus they freeze incredibly well so make more than you think you’ll need.

World's Best Cookies Recipe

  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup salad oil
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1…

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Our girl just has to look pretty :)

Originally posted on Collies Of The Meadow:

This is from Hungary and I always love watching collies herd… hope you enjoy it too! A big thumbs up to this woman and her fabulous collie!

 

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Originally posted on KFOR.com:

CHINA – A story out of China is sure to pull on the heart strings of any animal lover.

Last sunday (Dec 22), a little white dog was killed in the middle of the street by a passing car.

A brown dog stayed by its side for the entire night, despite temperatures dropping well-below freezing, according to reports.

A resident saw the dogs and placed a stool next to them so that passing traffic wouldn’t hit them.

Eventually, restaurant owners nearby took the dead dog away and buried it under a tree in a city park.

The brown dog followed them until his friend was buried.

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No wonder I would rather sell my own things :)

Originally posted on FOX6Now.com:

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RACINE (WITI) — A craft fair organizer is starting to make good on her promises to pay vendors back after an unsuccessful Holiday Boutique craft show in Racine.

A video-taped confrontation after the event shows vendors threatening to call the Kenosha Police Department and Contact 6 — which is what they did.

Roxanne South received several complaints after her event at the Racine YMCA was poorly attended. Vendors say they paid $50 each to participate, but demanded their money back after a low turnout.

“I sincerely apologize to everyone for the inconvenience of lack of advertising. If they have not received their money yet, they will be receiving it. Be patient with me please,” said South. “And I won’t be doing any more vendor events or fairs.”

Contact 6 confirmed that many of the 29 vendors that participated in the event have gotten their money back.

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You know how I adore ANYTHING BEACH!!!!!

Originally posted on Beach Treasures and Treasure Beaches:

‘Tis the season to be baking. Fa la la la la!

I definitely have my own favorites for our family Christmas cookie line up, and some kind of yummy cut-out sugar cookie is always on that list!

Let's Roll!

Let’s Roll!

This year I decided to try something a little different. Inspired by my collection of sand dollars, I thought it would be fun to try out an idea for coastal themed Christmas cookies. Of course, these sweet beach treasures are great for any time of year and would be a big hit at any luau or beach picnic!

I used a sugar cookie recipe that I found at Art of Dessert (recipe below).

I used a small mouth Mason jar lid for the cookie cutter.

I used a small mouth Mason jar lid band for the cookie cutter.

After rolling out the dough to 1/4 inch, I used a small mouth Mason jar lid band to cut out my cookies. It was just…

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I play with glass and fire in a much smaller way but so beautiful to work with

Originally posted on finding time for cooking:

Tiramisu is possibly the best food in the world. Sweet, cold, creamy, with the bite of coffee and liquor. But I rarely have it, and almost never make it. I’ve found that restaurants in the U.S. get something wrong (not sure what it is—too bready? flavor’s off?) and while actually making tiramisu isn’t difficult, finding the right ingredients IS.

tiramisu finished closeup

My host mom from when I studied abroad, Giovanna, was the best cook, and gave me her family’s recipes for her pasta con pesto and tiramisu. And all of the sudden last Saturday night, I got it in my head that I HAD to make it for dinner the next evening. However, none of the stores had lady fingers (I called around), so I made my own. See separate post, the recipe I used is here. It was surprisingly easy. Or you could substitute madeleines or pound cake or angel food…

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Originally posted on Women Writers of the Triad:

Female Photographers only.  (Sorry, fellas.)

Women Writers of the Triad is looking for photography that we will use on our website and potentially other marketing pieces and we would love your help:

Photographers:  We are looking for photography to use throughout our site.  It might be a flower in bloom.  It might be a bank of roses.  We’ll know it when we see it.  Submit your flowers, skies, fields in bloom, or any other pieces that, to you, represent our mission of providing a nurturing place for women to write, learn to better their craft, and find their voice.  A safe place to bloom.

Your work and all credit and rights will forever remain with you.  If your piece or pieces are selected, you will receive credit wherever they are displayed along with links to your work.

Submission Process

E-mail your submissions to Women Writers of the…

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Originally posted on Melissa I. Hassard:

(A mother of a rant)

At some point in the early mornings, A. usually crawls into my bed in the still-dark-out, wanting to snuggle.  This morning is no exception, and he cuddles up next to me.  We drift for a while like this, on a quiet raft of early morning.

I am lying there with my eyes closed but my mind is awake, running through the conversations I have had lately with my pro-gun friends.  What I have come to realize is that some of them are not arguing for the right to keep their guns.  We (I) have stated over and over that we are (I am) not interested in taking that right away from them.  What I have come to understand is that they are arguing their right to not be inconvenienced.  Gun ownership should be as convenient as, say, eggs at Wal-mart.  And this stuns me.

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For all who are so sick this is a re-blog to warm you and make you feel better

Originally posted on Foodimentary - National Food Holidays:

National Hot Toddy Day

Five Food Finds about Cocktails

  • The first cocktail party was held for 50 house guests in St. Louis in 1917. The house still stands today….as the  residence of the Archbishop.
  • While Prohibition resulted in a decline in alcohol it also resulted in a dramatic increase in crime as money flowed to the bad guys. Crime rose as high as 500% in some countries. Consequently, government costs soared while tax revenue declined.
  • Calling an illegal bar a ‘speakeasy’ came from a lady barkeep who would warn her customers to “speak easy, boy, speak easy” whenever they became loud enough to attract police.
  • A greater crime was what it did to the cocktail. Prior to Prohibition, America was enjoying its first golden age of mixology. Once liquor became illegal, ‘rum runners” brought it in by boat but watered down their blends so they…

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lobster chowder for a holiday treat

Originally posted on bite:

lobster chowder

You’d be hard pressed to knock on any door in the Maritimes and not find a recipe for lobster chowder. It would be even harder to find two the same! The magic in this particular chowder is the addition of old cheddar cheese and frozen peas. Cheddar cheese is gorgeous with lobster anything. Adding it in addition to the whipping cream takes an already rich soup to the sublime. The peas just add fun and a little color.

lobster chowder

Lobster Chowder

Serves 4 Maritimers or 6 from everywhere else…

2 – 14 ounce tins frozen lobster meat, thawed – drain and reserve the water

4 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

1 cup frozen peas

1 yellow onion, chopped

1/4 cup butter

2 cups whipping cream

2 cups shredded old cheddar

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Over medium heat, melt butter…

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Originally posted on The Wanderlust Gene:

Rave is King

Rave is King (Photo credit: kadluba)

You know when they say “everything happens for a reason”? I hate that.  Especially when something happens and a reason immediately springs to mind.  It happened to me the other day:  an award nomination from A Pirate’s Haven and now I have to ‘fess up to a guilty secret because the rules for The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award are stringent – nominate, within one week (yes, that’s seven days!) fourteen blogs you appreciate.  Here’s the rub: up on my bookmarks bar is a shameful catalogue of 23 other award nominations, all awaiting acceptance speeches.

When the first award came in on June 9, I’d just depleted my list of newly discovered blogs, so I put Francine’s generous thought aside till I could meet seven new bloggers I could recommend to you.  The next day, Maggie at Fly Away Home kindly nominated my blog for…

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Catwoods Porch Party

~ art, cats, nature, animals, weather, and whatever ~

KURT BRINDLEY

Relating to Humans

kikontheroad

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign – Robert Louis Stevenson

Foodie on a Dime

The adventures of one girl, eating well, on a budget

Kit Dunsmore's Blog

Creating a Handmade Life, One Moment at a Time

Moments with Millie

Where words come to reside.

The Mountain Library

A reading list on mountaineering, mountain travel, culture and fiction, and observations on other creativity inspired by high places.

J. Gazo-McKim

I love the interplay of colour and texture

inesepogagallery

Art, nature and life: the factor of mutual enhancement

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of thoughts and experiences

Avian101

"My Backyard Visitors" - All about birds - The world is my backyard!

PI Photography and Fine Art

Find the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Mix 104.1

Boston's Best Variety

Optimystical

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. ~ Rumi

composerinthegarden

The intersection of music and the garden as parallel creative art forms

NH Fish and Game Radio Diner

Connecting you to life outdoors

Time To Be Inspired

Indulge in Creativity

trikatykid & the dog

swim | bike | run | adventure | quilt | write

Life Is a Damn Circus

...And We Are The Circus Acts

Infinitefreetime.com

The blog of Luther M. Siler: Author, Educator, & Irascible Bastard

Moondustwriter's Blog

penned with moon dust

antryump

"A Blog worth reading "

O' Canada

Reflections on Canadian Culture From Below the Border

mamacravings

everything a mama could want

Garden of Eve

Growing my own, from garden to table.

mejfote

life fashion & more

MARVA SEATON BLOG

Lifestyle, Social Media, News, Commentary, Words of Hope and Inspiration

Learning to snap

Learning photography in New Zealand

Uncle Tree's House

Putting music to words, and words to pictures ~

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Frank Martyn

Inken Thought

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