Wednesday, March 26, 2014

We are sorry but we are having technical difficulties........

We were to appear on The CraftStar live show this week to talk about the Treasure Hunt we had where we had hid an item in our shop for no cost and no cost for shipping. It was a freebie. And we had a happy winner!

It got near the time to plug in and we usually use the IPad for these live shows and for some reason my IPad was blocking our link to the live show.

I raced to the laptop, plugged it in and it took forever to load and it would not let us get to the link either which put us in panic mode.

We raced to the back room where my desktop pc is and tried to plug in the camera which the wire is too short so it was teetering on the edge of my monitor and we were trying to find the jack for the earbuds we needed to use. By now the show is 15 minutes running and all they can see is the top of Mary's head and my back room.   I am plugging the earbuds into every port and we still can't hear anyone, but apparently they could hear us.  We were unaware until we realized they muted us because we were laughing so hard.

Finally after the show was 3/4 over we had to find a way to communicate with them. They obviously could tell we had issues.  Technology can be wonderful but to communicate this time we had to do it the old fashioned way.........pen and paper.  This was our sign.........  :)

Embarrassing? Yes         Annoying?  Yes          Fixed? Yes         Another Adventure?  Yes

Live, Love and Giggle!  A lot!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

We made a mess in the kitchen today.....but oh so worth it!

Tears of joy?

More garlic!

measuring spoon


Time to simmer

Cathy's half minus the one for dinner
We had a great time cooking together today. Mary had tears from the onions, and Cathy goofing around like she is eating the garlic.   We now have quick meals in the freezer for the busier days.  We were going to try to can this in jars in the pressure canner, but we ran out of time today.  Next time.  We will let you know if we blow up the kitchen :)

We had talked about a bumper crop of tomatoes this year and even though the garden isn't in yet, we are dreaming of making sauce from our own tomatoes.  The deer got them last year, so the fence is going up.  

Can you tell we have Spring fever yet?   

Live, Love and Giggle Often :)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Our First Crafting Project Together.......thank goodness we had COFFEE

We have completed what we started out to do which was yet another adventure!  We had some odd pieces of glassware, plates, tons of buttons.  As we laid it all out on the table we started thinking which pieces would go with what to make something pretty.  After our first day of rearranging the pieces again and again we got 2 or 3 we thought were perfect.

Day 2 we went shopping for some marine grade epoxy glue, silicone and PVC elbows.  As we opened the glue and tried to squeeze it out, we had such a hard time getting the one side to come out and blend. We made a bigger hole in the container, squeezed, used a pipe wrench to squeeze it, Cathy stomped on it, stood on it and then with a razor knife sliced the whole side open (and wished she hadn't).  What an awful smell.  Mary claimed it reminded her of elephant dung from the zoo.

A sit down coffee break and butter cake. Done.

Day 3 we went back to the store for more epoxy, this time choosing one for outdoors as well. Back home we went and opened in, put it on a paper plate to mix.......and we were in another part of the zoo.......the monkey house :)  We did use that one and after it dried there was no odor so with that and silicone we continued on.

A sit down coffee break and butter cake.

Day 4 we were cranking right along however we started noticing we needed more pieces so off to the resale we went.  Our favorite shop owner greeted us as always knowing we were going to load up a cart.  Found some sweet accents but not quite enough so we hit one more store on the way home.

A sit down coffee break and english muffins.

Day 5 back at it again and were rolling right along.  We need more buttons, we need more glass stones, we need more COFFEE!

A sit down coffee break and jelly beans.

Day 6 we went outside and took photos of our goodies and both felt pleased.  We had laughed so hard all week it was almost a relief to be done so our stomach muscles could rest :)  We did some listings and then...a sit down coffee break and some Necco candy.

Day 7............We need to go shopping!  We grabbed our go cups of coffee and drove off in search of treasure.

Live, Love and Giggle often :)