Saturday, April 25, 2015

Easy Homemade Frozen Doggie Treats!

The weather should be warming up and probably is everywhere besides here! It is April 24th and is 54 degrees today! Yuck! While I'm waiting for the those warm summer dog days, I'm making frozen dog treats in anticipation.

They are easy to make! I used carrots (I only used these because they didn't have fresh ones at the store that I visited today.), 12 oz bag frozen green beans, 12 oz bag frozen corn, 12 oz bag frozen peas, natural peanut butter and water. I put half a bag of each vegetable, 2 TBS of peanut butter and about a 1/2 cup of water into my Vitamix and mixed on purify but then changed it to smoothie setting so it would have a smooth consistency. I then put the mixture into cute little ice trays I bought at the local thrift store. They are made by IKEA so they probably still sell them. If you don't have ice cube trays, you can use parchment or wax paper on a cookie sheet and drop small spoonfuls on it.  I put them in the freezer and let them freeze overnight. Four to five hours would probably be fine. I took them out of the trays and put them in freezer bags. Roxy and Roux love them!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A prayer bird for Adam

I have never met Adam but my heart goes out to him and his family. When I was carving this bird, Adam came to my mind so I decided this bird is for Adam. I hope it brings some comfort to him and his family during this difficult time.

Adam's story reminds us all how in an instant our life can change. After hearing about Adam I called my children and told them how much I love them. I hugged my husband. I read Adam's mother's post daily. I try to share her post to friends so we can get as many people as we can to pray for Adam's recovery process. His recovery will take a very long time. He will need love, patience, encouragement, strength, courage, and prayer. His family will need these same things.

Adam's was in an accident in Texas. Here is the news story.

If you are on facebook, please follow his story and keep him and his family in your prayers. Here is his facebook page link,

If you are able, please donate to Adam's fund. His recovery will be very costly in medical expenses. Here is the link to help out if you can,

This prayer bird is made from cherry wood. I have not mastered my wood burner tool so my writing is not so great. Even though it isn't perfect, I hope it brings comfort to Adam's family. He will be on his way tomorrow to Texas. If you would like to send a card of comfort and prayer to Adam and his family, here is the address:
 Adam Doiron
P O Box 2523
Galveston, TX 77553

I did know Bob, Adam's dad, when we were much younger. Bob and Skip were friends in high school.

Please uplift Adam and his family in your prayers!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Furniture Maker!

Yes, I have my very own furniture maker. He builds beautiful tables, benches, desks, etc. in his spare time.  The only problem I have with this is when I see something in a store he exclaims,"I can build that!" Really? that is built out of steel! lol! Oh well, the reason I'm sharing his furniture today is because I was chatting on the phone with a guy from Arbortech about a new tool that I had ordered and was anticipating its arrival. Weird, uh? Me? Ordering wood tools and being excited about it! It is a cool new contour sander. After chatting it up (doesn't sound like me at all, does it? ) with the sales rep he asked me if I would send him pictures of my husband's furniture and my little birds (bird pictures are on the blog before this one.) I decided to post the pics of our work for y'all to see too. Roxy wanted to be in some of the pictures. By the way, Skip planed the floors in the office from rough wood and put them down by himself.

 Another Desk


 Coffee Table

A Little Bird Told Me.....

Here are some of my little folk art birds that I have been making. They are
all a little different since I cut them out and carve them myself and then paint them. The little walnut ones and others I only varnish them. I was inspired to make these by seeing my husband's great uncle's carved birds. I still have a long ways to go to make the ones like the ones he made.