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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mt. Pisgah

I haven't been keeping up on this blog thing :) i'm not sure what to write about to gain followers. The main reason i got a blogger account was just so I could see a friend of mines blog updates on her house being built. Also so I could leave comments on other peoples blogs that I kept coming to and sometimes i would have a question i'd like to ask or a page i wanted to come back to later on.

    Anyways.....Hope you all have been enjoying some nice weather. This last Saturday we decided to finally go on a hike up Mt Pisgah. My son and I have been talking about going there for months now. Wow i had no idea what I was getting us all into lol

                                              As we walked up this steep  path we had to make many stops to catch our        breath and drink some water. We enjoyed the view and of course i had to take a picture or two!
(the date is wrong apparently on my camera as it was the 19th when we went)

We are getting so close! our daughter who is seven really didn't want  to go any further. But we convinced her to keep going. We girls did some complaining along the way im not even going to lie lol it was hard work!

Look at that view from the top? oh how i wish my camera could have captured the real beauty of what we got to see. This dose not do it justice. We got to see some parachute's while we sat up there.
I think it took us a little more than an hour to get there. At the top we enjoyed the break, had lunch and prepared for our walk  down.

It was much faster on our way down 
(slow down,wait for me!)

I can not wait for our next trip up this beautiful mountain. We will try a different trail and will know more of what to expect.

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I came across a pin on pinterest about re-growing your onions. I decided to give it a shot. what could it hurt? Nothing. I used some scallions last night in our vegetarian taco salad and figured what the heck lets throw these in a glass of water and see what happens?

Day 1 pic

Have any of you tried this before? Do they taste the same?

It dose really work. who knew...... lol

14 days later

Not only did the onion grow it also produced a new sprout.  It also smell and tasted just as if i had gotten them from the store. I did throw them out after using them. However it did say you can do this multiple times.I am not sure just how many times you can re-grow them and have them taste the way hey are meant to.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Todays Craft; Bird Seed Feeder

  Original date of this was: February 20, 2012

               I have been strolling along on Pinterest for a few months now and I’ve come
across so many great craft ideas. One was for these cute little bird seed shapes
you can hang anywhere in your yard. I thought these would be an easy and fun
craft to do with the kids. Last years pop bottle feeder was mostly a bust, so I
hope these turn out well. Yesterday my daughter and I decided to make
them. After making the mix we both went around trying to figure out what we
would use for shapes lol guess I should have thought this threw a little better
then i did.  We ended up using Easter cookie cutters, measuring cups and a star
cookie cutter from Christmas time.

Recipe used:
1 oz Gelatin
3cups Birdseed
1 cup Boiling Water
Yarn or string (for hanging loops)
       Stir gelatin in boiling water until it is all dissolved. Mix in birdseed. I added the seed into the mold that I had laid out on wax paper so it didn’t stick to anything. I Cut strings for the hanging loops, knot one end and stick the knot into each seed cake. Cover the knot with a little birdseed mix and press a little to make sure it will set firmly. I didn’t have a full box of the gelatin so I used just the two packs i had left and I also added a little peanut butter to the mix. We let the molds sit overnight to make sure they stuck together.
     My daughter went out today and hung most of them out in the backyard. We will save the others for out front on another day. Now we hopefully will get to see the birds eating from them. If I can I’ll get a picture of one.

   Today (Feb. 21 2012) as I was washing my hands in the kitchen sink I was looking out the window and noticed birds were actually eating from my daughters feeders! I was so excited and wished she was home to see them. I quickly grabbed my camera and zoomed in to capture the birds for her

There were about 3 different kinds of birds that I noticed.

 I had to go outside  and try to get a clearer photo. The zooming in about 8 times I was afraid wouldn't turn out.

They still were not looking as bright as the pictures I had taken yesterday of my daughter hanging them up. So I tried getting up close and I waited and waited and waited lol I think they new I was there. No matter how still i was no more came to this feeder. I dont know how long I was out there trying to capture the perfect up close photo lol but I got cold and decided to give up. Not to bad though on the ones I did get and cant wait to show them to my little girl.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Meet the Dubiens: kool-aid lip gloss

Came across this lovely idea on making your own lipgloss! my 7 year old daughter would love this!

Meet the Dubiens: kool-aid lip gloss: . Disclaimer - please try this craft at your own risk. I had absolutely no trouble making this, but so many of my readers who have tried ...