As I have mentioned this summer Katie is living here at home while attending Missouri State University for her Junior Year while obtaining her Ag Education degree to become a High School Ag Teacher.
Her Intro to Ag class requires them to create a bulletin board as though they would be doing for their class-
So I taught her to use my Silhouette Cameo, my Cricut and she chose all Stampin Up Cardstocks and adhesives for her project.
I think it turned out really great!
The edges of all the leaves are sponged with a coordinating ink
the barn is about 11"x11"
Designing/sizing the tractor on the SilhouetteCutting Ta dah! Laying it on the floor to see how its going to look..................
Flouris elements added that special touch-
The Finished bulletin board! The lettering was done on the cricut and the rest was created using the Silhouette Cameo and all are using Stampin Up cardstocks and adhesives. It's so fun to have the resources, knowledge and ability to help/teach my daughter how to use my craft supplies to create something so cute!
This is NOT a canning jar. It's an empty jar given to me by a friend and I used a canning lid and ring to close it and I added like the other post an oxygen absorber in the top for longterm storage.
I hope you are having a wonderful day, we have Empty Nester's Family home evening at the Boren's tonight and I am taking a dessert- a peach spice dump cake with whip cream for the topping. I have to go now and whip up the cake and get it in the dutch oven to bake so it is nice and warm when we get there!
24 single serving Apple Pie Oatmeal breakfasts for our winter pantry
Saturday's projects along with Pearsauce (just like applesauce only with pears)
I had 6 jars made and thought- hey we better try this before I make more. I had 3 guinea pigs -oops victims- oh wait TASTE TESTERS out working in the garden. 2 missionaries and my hubby Kay. 3 men- who can be harsher tasters than that? oh and dont forget me!
I put some in paper cups and took it out- they LOVED it! So I made 24 jars! I will use raisins next week and make 24 more. At 2 servings in one week (1 for Kay and 2 for me) we have 3 months of breakfasts with 24 jars so adding a set with raisins will give us 6 months.
I typed up the cooking directions - that is what is adhered on the tops of the jars. They wouldn't stick to the glass and I didnt want to use my labels you never get them washed off the glass. So I ran a line of snail on the jar lid and stuck the directions on. I didnt put them inside the jar due to possibility of germs from the ink and the paper and my hands.
you MUST add one oxygen absorber PER jar for storage. these will now be good for up to 5 years!
This is a total copy and paste from THIS article some of you think I am nuts for the canning, candle making and prepping I am doing. But this winter I will be snug in my home not having to shop for groceries while others are hungry and cannot get to a store or supplies can't be delivered to the stores!
If you have never actively prepared for the approach of winter, you may want to start doing so this year. The National Weather Service models are predicting a 99% chance that this coming winter will start sooner and be harsher than any we have seen, possibly in this century. Weather science experts are saying the sheer amount of snow we can expect could be 10 to 50 times what the normal amount is for the area that you live in. The northeast and midwest states will be the hardest hit, but the expected harsh winter weather will affect the entire continental United States.
This type of severe weather goes far beyond mere inconvenience, it is life threatening. The amount of snow expected will shut down major cities and doubtless cause lengthy power outages. The combination of no heat and probable food shortages is a recipe for disaster. The time to prepare for this is now, as the weather could turn as soon as the beginning of October.
What should you do? How can you protect your family from the hazards that this winter will present? Prepare for it now! Better you should start stocking up for the upcoming emergency now than try to run out and buy what you need when the snow is knee deep and everyone else is also trying to do the same thing. Prices will be inflated, shelves may be empty, people could panic and you could be hurt or worse if you are caught out in those conditions.
What should you start stocking up on? Some of these things I am sure you probably know, but others you may not think of. Start with the basics.
Heat – if you lose power and your heat does not work without it, the first thing you will need is an alternative source of heat. Mr Heater portable propane powered heater was my choice. Whichever heater you decide on, make sure that it is approved for indoor use, and even then you may want to slightly crack a window. Make sure to buy a lot of propane tanks, so you do not run out. Never NEVER use outdoor BBQ grills, kerosene heaters, or any other type of heater that is for outdoor use only. You can be overcome by fumes from them.
Heavy Clothing – the best would be snowsuits such as what you wear for skiing or winter hiking, but you can also use thermal underwear, wool socks and insulated boots and parka. Don’t forget the hat and gloves. You may also want to invest in some hand warmers.
Food – when a food shortage hits, and it will when the delivery trucks cannot get to the stores, the first thing to go is the staples. Milk, bread, eggs and such will be gone almost immediately. To avoid this situation, buy good quality powdered milk and store it in a cool dry place. I don’t trust the cardboard containers they come in so I store mine in two liter soda bottles with tightly screwed on caps. Kept moisture free, powdered milk stays good for 2 to 10 years, so don’t be afraid to buy a lot. Loaves of bread should also be on your list. Bread can be frozen with no major damage to it, and if you lose power, you can always keep it outside where it will stay frozen. Eggs can also be frozen, not in their shell, but first crack and beat them and then pour them into ice cube trays. When they are frozen, pop them out and put them in freezer bags. Can goods, pasta, rice, beans are all things that you can stock up on that will last a long time. How much food to store will be determined by how many people in your household. Don’t forget to also buy the means to cook your food. A small propane stove is best, but you can use an outdoor grill if you want to cook outside, but beware, the smell of cooking food may bring unwanted guests for dinner!
Radio – a portable radio that runs on batteries is essential to keep up on what is going on outside your home. Battery operated or solar chargers for your cellphone, tablet or laptop is also a good idea. Being able to communicate with others during a weather emergency is important
Light – stocking up on candles, flashlights and batteries is a good idea, but if you have a lengthy power outage, oil lamps are a much better and cheaper choice. They give off more light and burn a very long time on very little oil. You can buy oil lamps(about $10) a Walmart along with lamp oil ($6) and extra wicks.($2)
It may seem a bit overwhelming, but the better you prepare, the safer and happier you will feel. But remember, it is much better not to tell anyone about the preparations you have made for the coming winter, or you may find desperate people showing up on your doorstep when their food runs out and their houses have no heat.
Read more at http://writedge.com/winter-2014-predicted-catastrophic/#RV13c5DiSi94HYep.99
Yes! That is what I am doing today- getting a start on winter candles. I haven't made candles in over 22 years (before my last baby was born) I used to make herb candles and sell them. I have no desire to sell them anymore people don't want to pay enough for all the supplies let alone having to add in any time for the project.
So, I am using some antique jars my mom gave me and plan to keep making more candles as time allows.
I am in the middle of Ooey Gooey Cinnamon rolls and had a spare hour so I set up my candle making process- the entire candle process took less than 30 minutes. It took THAT long only because I was watching the Chew with Michael Strahan on it today too! lol
Here are some photos
TIP!! I used our Stampin Up glue dots on the bottom of the metal/wick to hold it in place in the jars so that it didn't move around when I poured in the hot wax. A hot glue gun can also be used.
when they are completely cool, I will pull out the sticks and trim the wicks. I put some scent in them- orange spice and added a touch of mulling spices just because-
A lot of people ask me how " I find the time" to do all the different things that I do and I don't find the time, NO ONE finds time! I MAKE the time. And, I am blessed with home businesses that allow me the income to work from home and the time to do things to benefit my family and fuel my creative urges! lol
Here is a photo of the cinnamon rolls raising and the cream cheese frosting waiting for the rolls to bake so I can spread it on them.
I am really enjoying the cooler temperatures here! We will have them for another 6 or so days before it warms up again. Good time to prep for winter!
I hope you have a fabulous Friday and weekend everyone!