Monthly Archives: July 2012

Granola Bars – Updated

I knew there had to be a great tasting granola bar recipe out there and I surely found one on These bars have some of my favorite things,   chocolate, pecans, honey, and vanilla. To make them gluten you can … Continue reading

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Guava Trees and Uses

Over 10 years ago a friend asked if I wanted to come pick guava’s on her property.  My son and I spent several hours picking guava’s.  I came home, made guava butter and gave it all away.  I never tasted … Continue reading

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Caron Simply Shawl

This is a quick project to crochet and is rated as easy. The pattern is free from the Caron website.  I am making these as prayer shawl’s for a ministry at my church.   The original pattern uses Caron Simply Soft (24 oz.) … Continue reading

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Fun Stuff in the Garden 7/25/12

It seems each new day brings new things in the garden. A beautiful yellow/peach rose on a bush that my aunt purchased several years ago.  I am not sure what it is called. I trimmed some plants and disturbed an … Continue reading

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Tea Tree Oil – for Cleaning Pans – Who Knew?

The other day I saw a posting for a miracle pan cleaner, baking soda and peroxide.  I tried it….. it didn’t really work. Today I saw a post on cleaning your pans with tea tree oil.  I was very skeptical … Continue reading

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Upcycled Fabric Tool/Work Apron

A special friend, who knows I garden a lot, gave me the cutest upcycled tool belt for gardening.  I fell in love with it and of course went right out to purchase some of those fabric aprons at Home Depot to … Continue reading

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Adding Length to a Skirt

I have been creating a wardrobe of skirts and so far I have made 2 basic styles. Repurposed Jean Skirt Capris into a Skirt I wanted more options and today tried something new.  The skirt I started out with was a … Continue reading

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Snow Queen Shawl or Hair Scarf

This pattern from Sun Shine Creations is not only beautiful but unique.  I really like different patterns and this is one of them.  The shells are almost 3 dimensional. You can use any yarn or crochet thread you chose and … Continue reading

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Homemade Deodorant for Sensitive Skin

I stopped using store-bought deodorant the end of April.  At first I tried using just baking soda and it made me itch, but it worked.  I then searched for a recipe and found the deodorant  I have been using since … Continue reading

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Whats in the Garden 7/15/12

It has been so hot in Florida I have not worked in my yard/garden for a couple of weeks.  I was tired of pulling weeds in areas that needed to have mulch so I decided it was time.  After digging … Continue reading

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