Monday, December 05, 2016

Dead Tree Edition Yule Tree 2016

Saturday I hauled the holiday decorations in from the shed and got started on this year's Yule tree. Decided to build the biggest one to date, so laid down a good base to start:

Did it over two days, since I was going bigger than before I wanted to make sure it would be stable (not too mention making sure Napoleon couldn't destroy it before I got it finished). Had to break out the stepladder, but I did get it pretty tall:

The final book was very appropriate I think :D

Ended up with 3 strands of lights. Didn't go as heavy on the ornaments this year:

As tempted as I was my stamina still isn't up to snuff (tho I will probably add a few more here and there over the next couple weeks LOL!). I still need to get the rest of the lights up around the house. Will be putting them in the 3 living room windows and the one over the dining room table. Finish up with some across the ceiling. Still need to put the ones up outside on the deck and see what other decorations I can put out there.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Show support for Kellogg's and help your local food bank at the same time

So, Breitbart is calling for a boycott of Kellogg's after they decided to no longer advertise on a hate site.

Kudos to Kellogg's!

A friend just posted a great idea. Even if you don't eat cereal or buy Kellogg's, go out, buy some and donate to your local food bank. I just thought of a really neat idea. Everyone who does so tweet, post or whatever to Breitbart and Bannon you've done so so they will know how much is going to local food banks.

While picking up some Kellogg's cereal, don't forget to pick up a few more items to donate.

Check with your local food banks to see what all they need, it isn't always food that is needed. Non-food items like women's feminine hygiene, soaps, toothpaste, paper products, even some places accept pet food.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

NEW! Zippo lighters

NEW! Zippo lighters


Happy November 1st everyone. So far not off to a very auspicious start. My phone shut itself off some time in the wee hours of the morning so I woke up at 8:15 am. No alarm, so no snooze button, thus no gentile waking up.

I hate having to rush in the morning. Didn't get my coffee until I got to work. Blargh!

Actually decorated for Halloween this year. Not much, got a pumpkin to carve (and scored lots of pumpkin seeds which I roasted) and a witch to hang up who has LED eyes and lights under her skirt.

I rinsed the pumpkin seeds and then tossed them in olive oil, turmeric, garlic seasoning, and a bit of salt. Roasted at 35oF for about 20 minutes and there was happy noshing!

Only had 3 trick or treaters, but since I haven't had any for the last 20 some odd years where we used to live, I was happy. Just wish I'd been home for it. Hubby manned the candy dish and even came up with a way to play spooky sounds out on the porch. Can't wait for next year. We'll do a LOT more decorating and I will see about taking off work early so I can be home to hand out candy.

Will keep the pumpkin on display for a few more days, sans lights tho. I will see about breaking it up this weekend and putting it out behind the shed for the squirrels.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

NEW! Peace Leggings

Little frog postcard

A little bit foggy this morning

Not sure if it was foggier earlier, I didn't really look outside when I let Phoebe back in after she spent the night out. I hadn't had any coffee yet, so definitely wouldn't have noticed.

Been looking at various platforms for posting my products from my various shops. So far TweetDeck is pretty good for posting to Twitter, tho it does take time to set up scheduled tweets. HootSuite seems to have a major learning curve and it giving me problems. I like Buffer, but can't afford the pro-version right now, so am limited in how many posts to various social platforms I can set up. Trying out If This Than That and so far have had success half the time.

Currently have two recipes set up. One that if I post to my WordPress blog on my site, it will post to this blog. So far that is working nicely. The other is if I post to WordPress it should post a pin to my Purple Ducky Designs Pinterest board. That has failed every single time and I can't quite figure it out.

But this seems to be a pretty cool tool. Have to figure out what else I can do with it.