Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I LOVE Pico de Gallo!!! The recipe I have calls for 2 tablespoons of cilantro and it is sold in a bunch, so I always have lots left over and it usually goes in the trash after a few days. But then I got this great big fantastic idea to freeze the left over, really I saw it on Facebook! I took the bunch, cut the bottom stems off, a quick rinse and I starting chopping like a Chef, chop, chop, chop and then one more chop. I like my cilantro pieces very small, so it is a lot of chopping. I placed two spoons of it in my Pico de Gallo and the rest went into a baggie that I had marked with a sharpie. Pop it into the freezer until I need it again. I love that! I thought it might loose it's flavor or be wilted but it came out of the freezer just fine. You could freeze it in ice cube trays with wine or tomato sauce. The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Princess Fairies

I made these Princess Fairy costumes for the
Church Bazaar, General Store. I bought the wings at the dollar store for $1.00 each, and I made the tulle skirts. I think they are precious and I hope some little girl buys them and gives them a good home.

Pumpkin Time

I don't know about ya'll but in my house nothing says Fall quite like pumpkins.  I made these cuties to sit around the house because here in Texas we go from Summer to Winter in one week. Everywhere else there are trees changing colors and cool evenings but my husband says if the tree leaves are changing colors, it's dying, water it!
Each pumpkin has six panels sewn together with a stick in the center and lots of stuffing. The best things about my pumpkins they don't rot and I can reuse them every year!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Roundin' up the Ponies

I took off this morning to round up a few ponies for the Church bazaar and look what I found, two pretty little fillies and four colts. I think these ponies will be just right for any little Buck-a-roo who wins them. You gotta watch out for those your colts, they'll buck you off in a hurry, so hold on tight!

Friday, September 26, 2014

You can never have enough costumes!

Believe me, you can never have enough costumes and the best costumes are the ones you can mix and match. The top costume is an angel but it could be a fairy costume also, the next is a Halloween costume but you could wear the skirt for St. Patrick's day. Now the shirt is for my grandson Bishop, we now call him Super B because there used to be a fast car called the Super B and it sounds cool. I have a closet full of costumes, all different sizes but I'm thinkin I need a new one for Halloween this year, hehehehe

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It all depends on how you look at it!

I went to the dollar store about a month ago to buy some paper lanterns, and there was this older man in front of me at the check out stand. He was counting his change over and over again to make sure he had enough to pay for his items. I reached into my purse to see what cash I had, it was two dollars in quarters, so I handed it to him. He asked me, "what is this for", and I told him "I have been very blessed". Yesterday Chuck Swindoll talked about Angels, they're everywhere, all around us, but they don't wear name tags. So then it hits me, I am looking at this situation all wrong. This was not just a "pay it forward", this wasn't an old man who needed a few extra coins, this old man is an Angel and this was a test. I did the least I could do, what I should have done is pay for all of it.
I have also realized people who don't have money don't shop at HEB, they're not going to come to me, so I need to go to them, the dollar stores are perfect places to find people in need.

Monday, September 15, 2014


 Father David handed out a Church wish list, and on the list was a kneeler, "Prie Deiu". I waited a week to see if anyone else would purchase or make the kneeler but no one had, so I did. There are instructions everywhere on the internet and I also went and measured the one my dad had made for my mom. On line they ran from $200.00 and up and some are very fancy but I thought they should be plain and not the focus of your attention. I used (1) 8" x 6' and (3) 6" x 6' pine boards, dark walnut stain and three coats of polyurethane, 2" foam roll and I had the material on hand. After I finished making the kneelers, we noticed they tipped easily so we added two metal holders to the front. What I should have done was extended the bottom side board 2" in front, that would have made the board 22" long and safer.
(1) 8" x 24" top
(1) 8" x 20" top front board
(1) 8" x 20" kneel board
(2) 6" x 30/31 side boards
(1) 6" x 20" shelf board
(2) 6" x 22" bottom side boards
(1) 6" x 18 1/2 kneel support

I made two and if Father David doesn't want the other one it can be placed in the Bazaar auction, win, win either way!