Sunday, August 14, 2011

What's Cookin'

The Blogerette Sorority Sisters 

 The challenge: 
Create a post about your favorite recipe.
Please include the recipe and lots of photos because
some of us, (me) love to look at pictures. lol

Then, we'll get together on August 15 to share.

One of the reasons
I blog is to keep in touch
with my family
and I decided as I make 
family favorites to post them

I post all my recipes here
I couldn't pick one
I posted photos of family favorites
with the link to the recipe

Cajun Pork Roast

Portuguese Donuts/Malacadas


Friday, August 12, 2011

Yard Sale

I had planned on having a yard sale
later in the season
but an opportunity came up
A couple of my neighbors
decided to have one
so I thought why not

the weather has been perfect

So yesterday and today
I hauled the stuff 
all my glorious treasures out

I sold quite a bit yesterday
not so much so far today

It always surprises me what ppl
will buy
and how some ppl will drive
you crazy even after you

tell them that is your lowest price
(Come on - its $5 for an $80 light fixture)
or try to get something marked .25 for less

 I'm surprised 
my handmade
jewelry - earrings $3 or 2 for $5
or cloches on a stand $7.50 
or bookmarks for $1

haven't sold
and silly things like
dog collars
and  shoes

What are your experiences
with yard sales?

Sunday, August 7, 2011


 Another project
in which
I had the items
for awhile
2 candlesticks
one was .50
the other $1
The tulip bowl was $ 2
and the small bowl .75

I glued them together
with E6000

and will be selling

both at my yd sale

Make it For Monday
Market It Yourself Mon
Just Something I Whipped Up
Making the World Cuter
Tip Me Tues
Its So Very creative
Get your Craft On Thursday Fun to Craft

potato salad

As many of you know
or don't know
As I make some of the family 
I have been posting them so that
my kids and family members
 will have them
I figured it would
 be nice not to have to
ask for them, that 
no matter where
 they are they can 
get online and find them
most being tutorials
So here is 
my potato salad recipe
I really don't measure anything

black olives
green onions
and add mustard to mix

cube potatoes
and boil
with eggs

boil potatoes until fork tender

run cooked potatoes
under water to stop cooking process
allow eggs to cool 
 peel and chop

while some of the potatoes
are cooling I smash 
them on the side of the bowl
this makes it a little creamier

I add the potatoes 
and eggs to the pickle combo
and refrigerate
until chilled

Add just enough Hellman's
or Best Foods Mayo
to moisten

Allow flavors to meld together and cool


Simply Delish Saturday

Friday, August 5, 2011

Can I.............????

complain for a moment???

After being at the 
Buckeye Bloggerette bash
the subject of replying 
to comments came up

I realized I had been neglectful
and if people take the time
to comment I should reply back
even if just a few words

So what am I complaining about???? reply email addys

I come up with something
clever to say
(or at least in my own mind)
hit reply and oooopps 
no way to say hey, thanks!

.From:  persons blog name
Sent: Thursday, August 4, 2011 10:48 PM
Subject: New comment on Outside My Window....

so if you don't get a reply
from me or someone else
it may not be
 that we don't want to

we just can't 

now back to cooking
crafting and regular blogging

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bird Cage

I tried to come up
with something
 unique for the name
but couldn't....

I bought this bird cage
abt 2 yrs ago

and bird stand separately

and have gone back and forth
on what color I finally decided ORB
original post

This seems to be the year
 of catch up on all the projects
I have had sitting around