So I got a sales ad and it seems Justin Bieber who is what 12? has a perfume? What the heck? I guess it must be for the young girls, cause it just seems weird that he would have a perfume, maybe an acne cream but perfume?
Another observation, I was watching a cooking show the other day and she had questions from viewers that she was watching on a video and it showed the lady at home with her kid in a high chair and she had made spaghetti and she said "I have no marinara", so then the cooking show host said she would show her what to do, so she gets olive oil or something and garlic and onions and probably some other spices, and I was thinking oh what is she going to do? Use tomato soup? tomato paste? tomatoes from the garden? ketchup? Nope after she got all the stuff browned and cooked she said now add a jar of spaghetti sauce…and I am thinking huh? Didn't she say she didn't have marinara? I ain't Italian but wouldn't spaghetti sauce work for marinara? Would the kid in the highchair be like "gee Mummy this is just spaghetti sauce from the jar where is the marinara?" Cause I am thinking this woman had no sauce at all in the house right? I mean if she is having to go to the store to get spaghetti sauce to make this quick marinara, why not just pick up marinara…help me if I am wrong, slap me if you wanna, but I was like ok maybe I don't need to watch this particular cooking show…give me Guy Ferrari…he's good!
In fact I had that Dives and Diners show on and they did this french toast where they dipped it in crunched up frosted flakes (or was it just plain corn flakes?) before they grilled it, and then she put this cream cheese sugar jam concoction in the center and drizzled it with some more fruit, I am drooling all over my keyboard thinking of it. I am totally going to try it but want to find the recipe online first.
So this card looks similar to my FLICKs card but this was the card I did for my downline meeting swap, I cased a card by Ilina Crouse, I just changed the colors…thanks Ilina. The girls that were coming didn't earn the FLICKs card so I figured I could change it a bit and it would be fine, I just love these colors together.
Stamp Set: Field Flowers
Paper: Concord Crush, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder
Misc: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Lace Ribbon Border punch, stamp a ma jig
I have had a couple questions on where to find my Fork Bow Tutorial, that was way back in 2008. Here is that post.
I had the girls running around in the side yard tonight, it has been a while since I had them out it is so hot all day long, but we let them out close to dusk so they only ran around a while before they headed back to roost. I also let Fiji run around in the back yard, I figured I got to get her used to knowing to stay and she totally follows me around anyway, she is too cute. I did carry her over and hold her and show her to the other girls, and they all stood really still and just looked at her, I don't think they were impressed. I didn't want to hold her too long cause of her poop issue, I am hoping as she gets older she will have more control, I have never been pooped on by any of the other girls when I have held them, but they have not set on my knee all comfortable like either.
I would really like to put up a fence all around the coop and make it so nothing can dig under it, plus I would like it totally covered so nothing can get in and it keeps the girls in but gives them running around room, and make it tall enough we can walk around in there. Jeff says "people in h.e.double hockey sticks want ice water"…he said that the day after he almost had heat stroke working on Fiji's new pen. Maybe in the winter we can think about it. Right honey?
Here is the pen so far…
Here I am sneaking up on Jeff working away.
Here's a front view and the little roost he made, hoping it is strong enough for when she is bigger, I think she might get like 9 pounds. You can see where she will go lay her eggs back through the hole. I am crossing my fingers I can put them all together eventually. In the nice new fenced in yard.
Here's how we will collect the eggs, he is making it a sliding door. He's getting all fancy on me. He says he should have it done in a week or so.
Well I better get my butt to bed. Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks so much for stopping in.
Jacqui Lines says
Looks good. Do planes take chickens as pets on board? You could bring Fiji for a visit!! lol.
I really like this set – it is on my "to get" list. I really love all the cards you make and how you use such a variety of colours in your projects.
haha I got the same Justin Bieber Sales add it had perfume sample on it from Ulta. It actually smells pretty good not sure why he didn't come out with cologne or something though. I guess he figures the young girls will buy it. Got my ribbon yesterday. I love it all…
Wow Diana, tell Jeff that he is amazing! I can't get over the job he is doing on the chicken coop! Love my hubby but it seems he is just not that handy! LOL
Hi Di –
I am attaching the recipe I have for stuffed French Toast. You set it up the night before, let it sit overnight in the fridge and bake it in the oven in the morning.
You can put fruit like strawberries or blueberries in the middle, but I usually keep it simple and serve it with a fruit salad.
1 load french bread cut into 1 inch slices (I used Italian)
Whipped Cream Cheese (I just used regular – a little harder to spread but
I just cut it into thin slices)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar (I used a little less)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I like cinnamon so I sprinkle a little more once it is
in the baking dish)
1) Spray a glass baking pan with cooking spray like PAM,
2) Spread cream cheese between two slices of bread and place into the
glass baking pan. (You can also add fruit/jam on top of the cream cheese)
3) Pour egg mixture over bread and let sit for five minutes (I sift a
little more cinnamon over the bread).
4) After 5 minutes, turn bread over and cover pan with saran wrap (I sift
a little more cinnamon on this side too).
5) Refrigerate overnight.
6) Drizzle melted butter over the top and on the bottom of the pan (about
3 to 4 tbs per loaf).
7) Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Carey Rogers says
I love the card and all the accessories on it. You didn't take pics of the girls running around the yard. We haven't seen them (or Toby) in a bit. Have a great Tuesday. It is going to be cooler today and this week. It is only supposed to be up to about 90.
Carey and Roscoe
Barb Gornick says
Good morning! You know I start my morning with the "Di Show"!
Wow that is some coop!! No wonder Jeff made that comment!
Your land looks beautiful.
Love your card. My team is doing those baggie books and that is one of the cards that someone is doing. I think I will need that stamp set from the recruiting promo. Very beautiful card. Nice of you to redo it a bit for your girls. You are great to all of your girls, feathers or not and you crack me up.
Please be sure to put something REALLY REALLY funny on Monday, August 22nd, because I will be crying my eyes out that week, when the kids go back to school. I truly will need funny that entire week!! Hugs!
Tracy Altemose says
Oh My I love Fiji's coop!! Jeff is doing a great job!!! Fun!!!! (I feel a comfort come over me when I see pictures of Jeff and Eric!! I miss The Guys!!!)
And THAT French Toast you spoke of!!!! Do Do Do Do!!! I made it!! Only once though, we thought it was too sweet!!!
Love You and MISS YOU!!!!
Da BFF Tracy
Shelly Whelen says
Your card is beautiful. I love the punch at the bottom.
Also, I think you have something there… Beiber Scented Acne Cream.
About the spaghetti/marinara sauce. LOL I wouldn't waste my time on that show either. HA My husband loves Triple D…. I bought him a book "the best of D, D, & D" or something like that. It lists Guy's favorites, recipes, and names of places he's visited/filmed. So, last year when we drove to KS, we took the book with us to stop at all the Triple D places along the way. It made I-40 much more interesting! Took pics with husband, food & book to scrapbook sometime.
Thanks for sharing!!!
Gail Cook says
I love your posts, Di . . . some day we'll meet. gail
Amanda S. says
I just had to comment on the Justin Bieber perfume. We were in Macy's a few weeks ago buying perfume (I was out!) and the sales lady was showing it to us. Would you believe it is SOLD OUT in the US? Some marketing genius just made their yearly bonus for having that teeny bopper sell perfume to the high school girls nationwide. I will say this, it actually smells good. I don't think I could live with myself for actually owning it though… too bad I don't have a teenage daughter I can steal it from! 😉 lol And really… no marinara but you have a jar of sauce?? How is that good cooking tv?? Cute card btw 🙂
You are crazy girl. Man I wish I would a work harder the past year to see at FounderGet your butt out of bed NOW HA
Have a great day
My grandpa use to make spaghetti sauce on the wood stove in his home (knew the electric stove would ruin it). It had to simmer for hours (minimum of 12) before he would put it on his homemade pasta.
Marinara sauce is quick and easy … spaghetti sauce is simmered for hours and can have meat in it. Marinara is always just veggies.
Ilina Crouse says
Love how the card came out with blue tones. Oh, instead of fork, I use my hubby's fingers 😀 but the bows come out little larger than with fork 🙂 Surprisingly he's ok with me taking advantage of him in that way…LoL
Susan Bednarz says
I'm laughing so hard I'm crying about the marinara! You crack me up, and everyone needs a good laugh now and then. Your card is beautiful–you're the whole package girl!