Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Russian Cake Recipe


1 box yellow cake mix with pudding. (I use Duncan Hines)
1 large box instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Mazola corn oil
1/4 cup vodka
1/4 cup coffee liqueur (I use Kahlua)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup Kahlua
1 1/4  cup 10X confectioner's sugar (divided)
2 tablespoons Butter

In a large mixing bowl, sift the cake mix, pudding mix, and granulated sugar. Stir in slightly beaten eggs, oil, vodka, 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, and water. Beat for 4 minutes. Pour batter into well greased and floured bundt cake pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool for about 5-6 minutes in pan, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely. Turn cake right side up onto a pretty serving plate.

Make a glaze by combining the 1/4 cup coffee liqueur with 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons butter. Cook until thick on a low simmer.Poke cake several times with a fork and cover with glaze. Allow to partially dry, then dust with the remaining 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar.

Servings: 10-12
Time: 20 Minutes Preparation Time
30-40 Minutes Cooking Time

Note: This last year I cook at 3,200 feet.

I use a 2 tablespoons less water and cook 48 mins

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Penny for your Thoughts

This was sent by Donna over on the chat board.
If you had to give a penny for your thoughts I would love to get one of these little darlings.
Found over on

A penny pendent.
Great tutorial and links found HERE

Friday, July 23, 2010

New cards From Ginny

This is a selection of cards made by Ginny /Surfing over on the forum
Great job Ginny.
My fav. is the piggy.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My new Garden Totem

Finished this one up last night and plant to post it on the garden deck with a small plant inside.
Hubby says put it in the hallway with a fish. I still think outside is best !

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Soda Can Flowers

Found over on This amazing recycle project.
For Tin Soda cans

Found on

11.30Soda Can Pinwheel Flowers

Decorated your winter gardens this year with DIY flowers made from recycled soda cans by CanarsieBK.
You’ll need the following:
1 empty can of soda
1 bottle cap
Razor Scissors
Drill or nail

How to Make Flowers Using a Soda Can:
1- Use razor (and scissor if necessary) to cut off the top of the soda can around the ridge line.
2- Starting from the top of the can use your scissor to cut down about 1/8 -1/4 inch from the bottom.
3- Make cuts all the way around the can. Get creative with the cuts if you’d like by zig-zagging. Once all of the cuts are made. Fold all of them outwards.
4- Take the drill or nail and poke a hole in the bottle cap and the bottom of the can.
5- Fish string through the hole of the top of the bottle cap and continue it through the bottom part of the can.
6- Tie knots on either end to loosely secure the bottle cap to the can.
7- Tie a stick to the opposite side of the soda can that the bottle cap is on.
8- Plant your flower
Video How to

Sunday, July 18, 2010

How to Paint your shoes

I know we have all seen these tutorials before but these are really cute.
Found over on the blog
The  tutorial link can be found HERE

Saturday, July 17, 2010

New from The Forum

Judy over at the forum has created and shared a beautiful crocheted shawl.
Love the colors in this one. All my favorites.
Donna Has surprised us with a Jewelry piece of silver and turquoise
Made by Donna

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chainsaw Frame

Not my finest photo but you can see what I did.
These are old chain saw chains mounted to a wood frame. It is for my hubby's garage. He has old pinups that I will mount into the frame and set up in his work area. It was a challenge to make as some of them are still very sharp.
But I only cut my fingers twice .

Monday, July 12, 2010

The great Flip Flop Pillow tutorial

Donna over on the Chat forum found this great tutorial .
Found HERE  at Suzysartsycraftsysitcom . Hop on over for this fun ,bright  wimmsy of a pillow and her great tutorial.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

When Your Day Sucks Tutorial

This little gem of a craft was shared by Joesmom over on the chat forum.
She found this link to a great craft and a very creative blog spot.
This tutorial can be found HERE 

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Little yard Update

My little yard project is almost done.
Well the foundation is done.
I will add planters and color next year.
But for now all but 6 feet of the main rock is done.
Update pictures 7-9-2010

Zukes are doing well but the cucmbers are a bit sickley ?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Beaded flower

Create a colorful Flower pattern using seed beads and craft wire.
Courtesy of Bead Studio

Sculpt this flower from beads & wire. Once made the uses are endless! For wearable art you can create a brooch, a centerpiece for a necklace or on a barrette. For the home, a napkin ring, a candle or a curtain. Let your imagination go!

- Four yds 28g craft wire, cut in 1 yd pieces
- Assorted seed beads (11/0, delicas, 3-cut, hex or charlottes)
Choose colors that blend well in a variety of finishes to give texture to the flower.
- Twelve 4mm round or firepolish beads
- One 6mm bead

Step 1 - Slide 3 seed beads onto a piece of 1 yd wire. Thread end of wire back through 2 of the beads, pulling both ends to create a small loop of beads in the center of the wire.

Step 2 – Add 3 more seed beads on one end of the wire and thread the other end of wire through the seed beads in the opposite direction. Pull gently being careful to work out any kinks in the wire as you see them developing.

Step 3 – Continue this process to build the petal. The pattern we used is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 5, 5, 4, 4, 3, 2. You can develop your own pattern through experimenting with different combinations.

Step 4 – Add one bead to each of the wires, then start building the next petal, using the pattern in the reverse order. Try using a different color or type of bead for each petal to add interest and texture to the flower.

Step 5 – To end the petal, thread wire back through a few of the beads, twist around once or twice and snip the ends.

Step 6 – Repeat Steps 1 through 5 to create 2 more sets of petals. You will need three set to complete 1 flower.

Step 7 – Cut the last piece of wire into 4 equal pieces (approx. 9" ea).

Step 8 –Thread one of the 4mm beads onto the wire and twist the wire to anchor the bead in the center.

Step 9 – Separate the wires, add a bead to one wire and twist several times. Continue until you have 4 beads on each wire. Repeat until you have 3 pieces finished.

Step 10 – With the one remaining wire slide the 6mm bead onto the wire and fold in half and twist. Take all the wires and thread through the center of the petals. Twist or braid and coil all the wires to anchor.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010



1. A man comes into the ER and yells . . .'
My wife's going to have her baby in the cab.'
I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress and began to take off her underwear.
Suddenly I noticed that there were several cabs - - -
and I was in the wrong one.
Submitted by Dr. Mark MacDonald ,
San Francisco
 At the beginning of my shift I placed a stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall.
'Big breaths,'. . . I instructed.
'Yes, they used to be,'. . .replied the patient.

Submitted by Dr. Richard Byrnes ,
Seattle , WA
 One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct.
Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a 'massive internal fart.'
Submitted by Dr. Susan Steinberg
During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed me, his doctor, that he was having trouble with one of his medications..
' Which one ?' .. . I asked. 'The patch... The Nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it !'
I had him quickly undress and discovered what I hoped I wouldn't see.
Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body!
Now, the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.

Submitted by Dr. Rebecca St. Clair ,
Norfolk , VA
 While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, 'How long have you been bedridden?' After a look of complete confusion she answered . . ..
' Why, not for about twenty years - when my husband was alive.'
Submitted by Dr. Steven Swanson-
Corvallis , OR
I was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a man I asked . . .' So how's your breakfast this morning?'
' It's very good except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste.'. .. . Bob replied.
I then asked to see the jelly and Bob produced a foil packet labeled 'KY Jelly.'

Submitted by Dr. Leonard Kransdorf ,
Detroit ,
 A nurse was on duty in the Emergency Room when a young woman with purple hair styled into a punk rocker Mohawk, sporting a variety of tattoos, and wearing strange clothing, entered . . . It was quickly determined that the patient had acute appendicitis, so she was scheduled for immediate surgery. When she was completely disrobed on the operating table, the staff noticed that her pubic hair had been dyed green and above it there was a tattoo that read . . ..' Keep off the grass.'
Once the surgery was completed, the surgeon wrote a short note on the patient's dressing, which said 'Sorry . . . had to mow the lawn.'
Submitted by RN no name,
AND FINALLY!! ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
 As a new, young MD doing his residency in OB. I was quite embarrassed when performing female pelvic exams.. To cover my embarrassment I had unconsciously formed a habit of whistling softly.
The middle-aged lady upon whom I was performing this exam suddenly burst out laughing and further embarrassing me. I looked up from my work and sheepishly said. . . ' I'm sorry. Was I tickling you?'
She replied with tears running down her cheeks from laughing so hard . . . ' No doctor but the song you were whistling was . . .' I wish I was an Oscar Meyer Weiner .' '

Dr. wouldn't submit his name....
Baby's First Doctor Visit
This made me laugh out loud. I hope it will give you a smile!
A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam. The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed.
'Breast-fed,' she replied..
'Well, strip down to your waist,' the doctor ordered.
She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination. Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said, 'No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk.'

I know,' she said, 'I'm his Grandma, But I'm glad I came.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Crazysues Last Doll With Golden curls

Crazysue over on the Chat board has created yet another wonderful doll creation.
Full of life and fun to look at.
I love the face and blond curls
Congreats on another wonderful  Doll

Foam Flowers

Cute and easy to make foam flowers
You all know  I love flowers.
These are wonderful for cards,packages, hair clips , magnets all kinds of great crafts.
This tutorial is easy and quick.
The tutorial for these can be found  HERE 

Paper Red White and Blue

This easy to make paper wreath
can be found with instructions over on Family fun go.
Great craft for the kids and strung together
 as a fence
decoration this would make a bold statement.
Find Instructions HERE