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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Shattered - Someone Find The Glue Quick!

You probably remember this Angel and Bird Cage 
from one of my recent posts.

She was placed under my front arbor near the house.
You can imagine my horror when I went out one morning to find the cage had been tossed about 5 feet,
 with my "kissing Angel" broken.

Who knows what happened ~ raccoons, a cat fight, ~ a neighbor has an Asian Bengal Rosette he lets run loose. Anything that moves is prey. He can't even pick it up, it's so wild, (but that's another story for another day). The arbor is a "gateway" to the roof which is part of the critters "under overground railroad".

Anyway I was beside myself. 
Could I glue all the pieces back together? 
And how was it going to look?

I got my E6000  out and went to town. 
Piece by piece I lined them up as best I could, 
allowing each piece to dry before adding another. 
Sorry, no photos, 
was so nervous about getting all the pieces to fit,
 I forgot to take some.

So it was back together and stable. 
But you of course, could see the cracks.

Then my light bulb went on, it does occasionally ;)
I remember seeing Self Etching Primer by Rus-toleum in the store. It said it could be used on just about anything to make paint stick, even ceramics. 
Thought it was worth a try.
Then I saw Rus-toleum American Accents Stone Texture.
I thought what a great way to cover those cracks! 

And cover those cracks it did!

I wasn't sure where I wanted to put her, 
except not in the front of the house.
I recently had removed an old bird nest
 from basket that used have plants in it.
It was wired on a horse collar on the deck.
 It had been empty for a couple of years, 
so I felt it was safe that no one was coming back to it.

I placed her on top of a bed of reindeer moss
 and wired her into the basket so she wouldn't fall out.
She looked kind of plain just sitting there,
 so I added some Dollar Tree flowers to surround her with color.

One of the wires I used went around her neck.
I had a hard time trying to camouflage it 
until I thought of a necklace.
Dug through my stash and found a broken piece 
of rhinestone bracelet/necklace that was just the right size.
I glued it over the wire ;)

I love the way she turned out.
Maybe an unusual place to have an angel,
but she's safe and secure!
And that's the most important thing!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

He Loves Me, He loves Me Not......WW

Butterfly Designs to Color ~ Free Printables

Monday, June 12, 2017

Make Your Own Fragrant Massage Oil

Let's face it some days are just plain rough.
Whether it's stress or pain that has gotten you down a good massage will certainly help!
Especially one with your custom fragrance!
Ah, c'mon you can make beautiful fragrances, yes I said fragrances. Why have just one, when you can choose one that strikes your fancy on any given day! 

Massage therapists often keep several different massage oils on hand for various complaints and personal scent preferences.
 This recipe is enough for one full body massage. 
Make up a custom blend on the spot, 
or increase the amount of favorite blends 
to have on hand.

Vitamin E - (Optional. 1-2 drops) An antioxidant, it helps prevent rancidity and prolong the life of your oils.

~ Choose 1 or more carrier oils: (2 Tbsp.)

Sweet Almond – Nutty aroma. The most popular oil for massage, it is light and thin, flows well on the skin and does not absorb too quickly.

Grapeseed – Very little scent. A glossy feeling oil, high in skin supporting compounds and great for balancing oily or combination skin.

Olive Oil Pomance – Affordable and odorless. Olive oil is known for improving and strengthening the skin. 

~ Choose 1 or more essential oils: (6-12 drops)

Relaxing and soothinglavender, sweet marjoram, relaxation blend

Clarifying and balancing: geranium, clary sage

Romantic and sensual: ylang ylang, sweet orange

Purifying and cleansing: tea tree, purify blend

Energizing and uplifting: peppermint, energize blend 

Muscle warming: fir balsam


1. Pour 2 Tbsp. carrier oil(s) of choice into an amber glass bottle
The 2 ounce size works well for this recipe.

2. Before adding essential oils, if combining more than one, test a drop of each on a cotton ball to ensure you like the scent combination.

3. To obtain a basic 1% dilution of essential oils, add 6 drops total. For a stronger 2% dilution, add 12 drops.

4. If you are making larger quantities to have on hand, add 1-2 drops of vitamin E oil per oz (or 2 Tbsp) massage oil that will be stored.

Pour a small amount of oil into your palms to warm it prior to the massage.

Massage oils also make very popular and appreciated gifts!

Now go get your favorite person to give you a good massage :)

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Birthday and Father's Day Dad ~ I Miss You!

June 9th is my Dad's Birthday.

He flew PBY's in WWII.
After the war he became a carpenter
 and did so until her retired.
His main love was farming.

Our barn my Dad built

What a little cutie!
About 4 yrs. old in this photo.

Our tradition to celebrate both his Birthday and Father's Day, 
was to go to Saint Michael's Portuguese Holy Spirit Festa In Livermore.

Here was our last time all together eating Sopas.

He turned 90 that year.

Dad and Cody in better times

Mom and Dad in later years.

So here's to you Dad,

Happy Birthday!

and Happy Father's Day!!

I love and miss you!
Give Mom a kiss and hug for me!

And yes ~ JB Weld fixes everything!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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