Monday, April 21, 2014

Virutal Upcycle Art Show

Here are pics from the Upcycling Art Show in Beatrice that closed on Saturday.   Enjoy!

First, some from some of the other artists:
I think this is one of Nancy Hagler-Vujojic's pieces.  She wasn't sure if the toaster would still work.....
 More after the jump....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

He is RISEN!  Today our joy has no bounds!

"We are an Easter people, and alleiua is our song."
-- St. Augustine

Wishing you and yours many blessing this Easter.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Weekly Round-Up

This week I....

... took a mini road trip with my Mom, sister, two aunts, my grandmother and some dear friends (Marcia and Elizabeth P.) so I could show them my art show. 
For the first time ever, I have photos from a professional photographer!  (That's because Marcia from Marcia's Musings is a friend of mine.)  :)



On Monday I'll post a Virtual Art Show for those who didn't make the long trek south.  
Thanks very much to Nancy Hagler-Vojovic, art instructor from the community college in Beatrice, who invited me to contribute to the show!
... collected snow!  Rainwater is better for plants than tap water (and water softner softened water can apparently kill seedlings) so I gathered up some snow to melt.

... planted tomato and shallot seeds indoors.
... went with Mom to Mahoney State Park to pick up the THREE items she won from the silent auction

... joined in the solemn and sacred liturgies of Holy Week

~~~~ The Weekly Round-Up feature is a meant as a tribute to one of my all-time favorite blogs: The Non-Consumer Advocate.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!  Do head on over and check out Katy's common sense writing on frugality and other adventures. ~~~~~

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Potato Aliens Have Landed

The Magician is setting potatoes out to scab-over a wee bit before they go in the ground tomorrow.  It's supposed to keep them from rotting, or something.
Here is one particularly lively and ambitious stud auditing to be a Dr. Who alien:
I'd like to think he is gross and weird enough to have a shot at it.
Here are his proud parents.  Aren't they a lovely little family?
"He ended up short, just like you, didn't he, darling?"
"Yes, but he has just your shade of pink."


Saving on Groceries

As I mentioned in this earlier post, I wanted to answer two burning, frugal questions:
Q. Can you save money by comparison shopping for groceries?
A. Yes

Q. Enough to make it worth the time and trouble?
A. See below

Today in Craftland...

... I did some work on my purse.

It's a forgiving-enough project to do whilst my carpool buddy does the driving and I watch the miles roll by.  So I didn't finish it--I'll save that for when I'm riding back to work on Wednesday--I just did some hand-sewing to set me up for what finishing it off..

And I washed jars and lids....

.... so I could make some of these to sell at the May 31st Craft Fair.

Tune in on Monday for the Virtual Art Show of Upcycled Art!  Thanks for stopping by!

Good Friday Wishes

What today means to me:  Yes, there is such a thing as Love without limits.