Morley

This post is about Morley. If you know me, follow me, stalk me, you will know that I love animals and I love my animals so if you are tired of the cat, dog, whatever pics..too bad Morley was found tied to the clinic where I work in September of 2013. He was about 7months old. About a month later, he got some kind of chemical burn in his eyes while he was at an adoption event and needed around the clock care. So I volunteered and took him home. He hated the eye drops. Different kinds, every few hours, I bet his eyes were hurting! It took about 2 months for his eyes to heal up with very little permanent damage and thankfully, tear production started again! This was taken in December of 2013 when I was really struggling with the fact that he would be ready for...

DSC-QX10

This is my first post from my tablet so I hope the pics are properly resized etc! We got the DSC-QX10 by Sony. It attaches to your phone and you use it as a camera. it zooms but does notnhave a flash. That being said, the pics taken at night are surprisingly clear. (Yes, I am watching the World Cup so that’s why you get the very lazy blanket shot) You download an app and you can connect to the lens via NFC or wifi. Here are some pictures I took at a bonfire last week and then some I took today in comparison. What I noticed is that the colors are truer with the Sony lens, more details and sharper images. If I am not mistaken, it is 18mp. My phone is a Galaxy S4. It was pretty dark and I am very impressed with the detail of the pics and how well it performed...

Minion Easter Eggs

I have to apologize for the pictures. I was trying to find a craft for Easter and the prep work was done late at night and I was super tired! I decided to do most of the prep work because I knew it would take a long time and this way, all the kids have to do is paint and do all the fun stuff! So what you need is: Eggs Elastic Googly eyes Pipe cleaners in purple and yellow Hot glue Felt – blue and black Silver, black, white (or whatever color you want) paint markers. Heart shapes Black spray paint For bunny ears: black pipe cleaner, pink and white felt. I used hot glue to attach everything. Step 1: Boil the eggs and let them cool. Step 2: Dye the eggs with yellow and purple dye. The purple dye I had didnt come out very purple, it came out more pink. Might...

Blanquette de poulet

  Normally this dish is made with veal but my mom always made it with chicken because veal was expensive when we lived in Japan. And seeing how veal is still expensive (in my books)…chicken it is! Ingredients 1/2 lemon 1 egg yolk 8oz heavy whipping cream Celery Carrots Chicken Rice (I like Arborio) Mushrooms Small can of chicken broth 1/2 cup white wine 2tbs butter 2tbs flour Salt and pepper   Salt and pepper your chicken and brown it for a few minutes on each side. You don’t need to cook it through! While the chicken is browning, chop your veggies up. I cheat and use baby carrots so I don’t have to peel and slice carrots. After the chicken is done browning, remove it from the pan and cube it. Using the same pan, put 2 tbs of butter...

Small trip around Middle Earth

Rivendell, I never tire of this view…but the bridges and a mounted war-horse me..do not mix.   I am ashamed to admit that I am really behind on my epics with Eyiel..so here I am in Moria catching up…the Stone Council.  I tend to forget to look up but I’m glad I didn’t this time!! And as much as I loathe Moria, this was a pretty awe-inspiring sight. Fenmarsh in Eastfold is one of my favorite cities…purely landscape wise. All those weeping willows..be still my heart. Sorry for the dark picture, it was night time. This is what I have been known for..sitting at the fountain in Bree, outside the Prancing Pony. Since I have started some lowbies, I am not longer sitting there in the evenings..I’m actually out..adventuring. I really...

Drunken Noodles

   This is my spin on drunken noodles. It roughly takes about 30-40 min from start to finish.   Ingredients: 1.5cups chicken broth 1/2 cup of white wine 3 gloves of garlic (minced) 1 package of Italian sausage 1 package of bacon (thick cut) 3 bell peppers (diced) 3 roma tomatoes (diced) Cornstarch Salt and Pepper   Start by browning the Italian sausage. I like using the mild because I can’t eat anything spicy. If you can’t find the ground package, just buy the sausage and remove the casings. Salt and pepper to taste and brown the sausage until the pink is almost gone. When it’s done, put it in a bowl and set it aside. I start cooking the bacon while that’s going. I cook mine in the microwave until it’s mostly crispy. When...

Dandelion on Walls

I’ve been staring at my walls for years trying to figure out what I’m doing. I think and I think, I change my mind a million times, can’t decide…because painting the walls is permanent, right? I can never ever change my mind…* rolls eyes at herself* All the pictures are cell pictures because my camera is not working right now. And the walls aren’t as pink as the pics make them look like (hooray for that!) I came across this while surfing the net and decided this is what I was going to do, minus the words. This is a stencil you can find. I didn’t like the way the leaves  looked. I looked some more online and found a tut from Pretty Handy Girl. She is so talented! I got the #4 round brush, the #4 flat brush and the #2 liner...