Friday, August 31, 2012

Five on Friday #3



Thank goodness it's Friday! Even though the remnants of Issac are supposedly headed our way with rain this whole Labor Day weekend. SIGH. We shall see..

Here are some links for your perusal :

8 things you don't want in your food

A lot of people would say we are being too paranoid with our food and what is good and what is bad but after all of the health issues I've been though in the past 6 years.  I'm kinda a believer. Cutting some of this stuff out of my diet has made a difference to me. And why do they put this junk in there anyway? Do we need it? No.  Just think about what's in the food before you eat it. for you and  your kids.

Mr.Printables

This site has so many cute little downloadable printouts. I can't even list them all here. Flashcards, calenders, Posters, etc.  It's nice because you don't always have to design things yourself.

Orchestra Flash Mob

Ok... I'm a sucker for good flash mob. I watch one every time I see them on Yahoo's main page.  This one made me smile.  I love that song they play and you can see the joy on people's faces. It gave me goosebumps.What an awesome surprise!


Needling Felting a Dog

Are you thinking...What?  Just click through. I'm not even sure how's it done but I'm fascinated by it and i really want to try someday.  I'd love to have a little Charlie.

Make your own Crossword Puzzle

Did you know you could? It's pretty cool.  I think it would be cute to give to someone as a gift.  A wedding.  A new baby.  New Dog. Something you made but doesn't cost you anything. Maybe you could even frame it and use dry erase pens. Just a thought.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Don't poop on your own parade!

Yes..... I said this to my sister.

She had gotten some really great news and was super excited bbbuuuttttt she was about to tell someone that no matter how well meaning was going to bring her down from a well deserved high.  I told her " L, Don't poop on your own parade!"

We all need those happy days. The days when it seems like everything is going right and nothing can stop you now.  (Cue hokey soundtrack now.)There are so many days that are not exciting, joyful,all about hope and happiness that when you have one...for god sakes..... don't tell anyone who is going to poop all over  it!

So maybe keep it to yourself until the awesome high is fading, then brace yourself, and tell that person. Knowing full well , they are not going to share your joy.  Just smile and hold that happiness inside while they try to strip it away ( not knowing, of course)

However, that negative voice can even be yourself. I read somewhere once that if we though of that mean voice as an actual person, we wouldn't let them talk to us like that.  I try to remember that when I get down on myself but  life happens and sometimes that negative voice wins.

Either way ladies....Just don't poop on your own parade!! 

This has been another Entirely Emily P.S.A.


Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

 Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths 
Two In Diapers-Mommy Brain Mixer


Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff

Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!!! ( Happy Bomb!)


Ok....oh my gosh... Ok....  Oh my gosh. I won something!  I never win anything. No really... I don't.  I'm always the last person called at any kind of raffle when the last thing left is a free pen.

A huge big thank you to Iffy at Stay At Home Nation and Ancestry.com! I just won a year long premier membership to Ancestry.com.  My family and I are always looking to find new information on ancestors  and sharing it with other relatives. I find it completely fascinating when you can find another family  member or more info  about the ones you already knew about. I had one of their trial  memberships before but after it ran out, I just daydreamed about it.

This awesome wall of family photos is at my mom's house. Even though they moved once , the photo wall went up again at the new house. It wouldn't be right without it.  It's not all  fancy and artsy but that's my history right there, all sitting together.  Now, I get to find out as much as I can about them. Pretty cool.




Iffy always has great giveaways and a linky party that I have had the pleasure of being featured on.  She's getting ready to rock this fall with all kinds of cool posts.

Check  out  Iffy's blog    for bloggy coolness ( like naked Barbie cover ups LOL )  And check out Ancestry.com  for anything you've ever wanted to know about your family. The trial membership is so cool you'll want to keep digging for more info. And you know, now  you will be seeing some family history type posts coming up in  the future so stay tuned.

( I was not paid at all for this post.  I was just so excited to win that  I couldn't help it )

Monday, August 27, 2012

Little M's Birthday Party ( photo shoot)

I was super surprised and totally honored when my old friend Jessica asked me to photograph her little daughter, M's First Birthday.  I couldn't wait.  I love to photograph different situations and people. I feel like I learn so much every time I photograph something new. And she was going to pay me...bonus!

Her mommy did up her party in a ladybug theme complete with a bunch of stuff from Etsy.  I'll get the links from her later. But it was super cute including this cake.



It was a great day, a little overcast and then a little rain but that light made for some great photography.


Apparently, her little boyfriend even came :) She better snatch him up now. Cute little guy.


She even took time out of her party to push her big brother on the swing.  Look at those bloomers.


Then of course it was time for this little cutey to get some cake...


It was present time....

M and her Daddy

She thought she was a present.


Look at that smile with her new rocking horse. And the happy grandma in the background.

 I took about a ba-jillion  pictures and  have already knocked it down a ton but I still have to make some cuts and tweak the winners so off I go.  This was so much fun. Thanks Jessica for letting me be a part of her special day.

Technical Stuff for other learning photographers like me

The light was great that day. The overcast-ness of the day rocked. I was shooting mostly in Manual with a little AV thrown in there. My aperture was all over the place depending whether I was inside or out  I did tend to shoot more wide open(2.8) to get that soft background. However then I had a bunch of shots that the focus was not tack sharp in and I know that is why. Sigh. I hate that. It's just part of the leaning curve I suppose.  I was using AI SERVO a lot more for this since the kids were always moving but it's a little hard to get used to. It's a whole different way of focusing. Sometimes I miss my manual film camera. It was all up to me and if it didn't work, I knew why.

The indoor shots had a very high ISO of 1000-4000 even with some flash thrown in there. Again, I'm still learning so indoor stuff is where I need  a bunch of practice. I had to help them in post-processing ( I use Photoshop)

Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

 Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths 
Two In Diapers-Mommy Brain Mixer


Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff

Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day



Friday, August 24, 2012

Five on Friday #2

K and S necklace from Nelle and Lizzy.


Hello Ladies.  I hope everyone had a great week. Here are five things to look at this weekend. I know you'll love at least one of them.


Nelle and Lizzy

When I had S, my hubby was really sweet, went on my computer, into my website bookmarks and found that I had bookmarked this site. He went online and had a necklace  made for me. It is awesome and I get so many compliments on it.  I want so many other thins from them it's not even funny. ( see image above)


Hazel Mail

Taking our pictures and making a postcard..brilliant. I wanted to do this so bad on our vacation but since I was sick. That never happened.


Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO)

This site makes it so easy to plan your next vacation. You can find  a condo or rental property anywhere in the world. Yep, the world, for all of my international friends like Simoney and Natasha down under. My family  and I have only used it here in the continental US so far but I'm sure we will use it again and again. We have all had great experiences with the site.

Tiny Victorian Cottage

I so want one of these in the woods when I get my wooded property someday. Well, that's my dream anyway.

Jim's Pancakes

When I told K about this guy and his pancakes, he didn't believe me until I showed him the site. They are amazing  and all i can think when I look at them is" Wow, I wish I could not be interrupted enough to make something like this."

( I have in no way been paid for my opinions on these sites. But  I would love to be. They could send me giveaways for you guys! I promise, I would share)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

15 things I hope my girls remember me saying


When I am talking to my girls, I often hope that I'm saying the right things. The things they will remember, the things that will make them stronger, the things that make them feel not alone...and if I say them enough be ingrained into their little brains for life.  Even if they don't realize it . There is still a bunch of things that I can hear my mom saying in my head all the time so I figure it must work :)

1.  You are the best you that ever was. God doesn't make mistakes.
2.  You can be anything you want. I mean it , anything. (OK maybe there are a few nos in there but that's another post)
3.  You can tell me anything. I won't judge you or yell at you. Just be honest with me.
4.  You can ask me anything. I'll tell you the truth ( to a point)
5.  Dress how you want, draw what you want, read what you want, be who you were meant to be.  Not somebody else. Don't change for anyone.
6. You is smart. You is good. You is important.( yes, I know...it's from " The Help"  but it's still good to tell them)
7. Wait to kiss the boys, it will be worth it. They don't kiss good for a long time.
8. Just because he says he loves you, doesn't mean you have to do anything you don't want to.
9.  I'm always on your side ( unless you are hurting yourself then I will stop you)
10. You will have a lot of friends in your life. Some will stay. Some will go. And some might even come   back. They all don't have to last forever but you hope they do.
11. Only be with a guy that loves you even when things aren't perfect because life never is.
12. Watch how anyone treats their pets, that's how they'll treat you.
13. You can be nice but don't let people take advantage of you. Stand up for yourself.
14. You two(k&s) should always look out for each other. She will be your best friend some day.
15. I'll always love you no matter what. Even if I'm mad at you, I still love you.And even if you are mad at me, I'll still love you.

What bits of wisdom are you trying to ingrain into your kids' heads?

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Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

 Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths 
Two In Diapers-Mommy Brain Mixer


Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff

Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day

Things I love about Saint Louis: Missouri Botanical Garden

This is the 6th post in my Things I love about Saint Louis Series. Check them out!



 ( This is a very picture heavy post. I can't help myself. I took 120 pictures. Consider yourselves lucky)

We are lucky enough here in Saint Louis to have so many amazing things to do, see, visit and eat. One of those is the Missouri Botanical Garden.   It is a beautiful  acre Garden and research center that you can walk through.

When J and I got engaged we knew we wanted an outdoor wedding since we felt closer to God out in nature than any other place we could think of.  But we weren't crazy,  we needed a backup area in case it rained.  We had been to the Botanical Garden before and heard there were a few areas to get married.  So we checked it out and decided on the Japanese Garden by the Lake and backup area in the auditorium.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is 79 beautiful acres in Saint Louis City that once belonged to a man named Henry Shaw. There is a Chinese Garden, the Climatron(big dome thing that is pretty warm and mimickes the rain forest), the Japanese Garden., the Children's Garden...there is a lot to see.  It is pretty much like walking into the prettiest park you have ever seen.  It is $8 for adults and kids 12 and under are free. Of course you can become a member and get discounts and free tickets to things. And if you are a Saint Louis City or County Residents and go before noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, you get in free. Not too bad.


We normally can spend about 2 hours there walking around, letting the kids play, and taking pictures.  This weekend we got to see the Lantern Festival. Of course we went during the day, not at night. I heard it was even better then (and it was pretty pricey) but I wanted to take pictures of the plants.



There were beautiful lanterns and sculpture all over the Garden. They were made from a satin material and flexible steel rods as the skeleton. So colorful and  intricate even in the sun.




They  had two dragons made out of china plates,cups, saucers and other plate ware.



See... plates, cups, saucers. Pretty amazing stuff.

The flowers, trees, and plants here were just beautiful. You can't even tell we've had a drought in this area.






There are two things that K looks forward to when we come here...the sheep sculpture to sit on...



 And the Children's Garden. There is a slide, cave, play store, jail, rope bridge, and other fun outside kids things to explore.





They also have some awesome sculptures there. And I don't know about you but I'm a sucker for a a sculpture. They are beautiful works of art and from a photography stand point, they are great models because they don't move :)


And she's my favorite...isn't she beautiful.  I want her in my backyard so bad. 





When my hubby and I got married here 6 years ago(ahh, the wedded bliss of it all)  There was an exhibit by Dale Chihuly. He makes gorgeous works of art out of glass in different forms. Here are two images from our wedding album to show what was there. Our photographer took these..not me.



They were able to purchase some of his work that is still there in the main building and a few around the garden.




They have a few big events here every year like the Whittaker Jazz festival, Japanese festival coming up during the Labor Day weekend and the Best of Missouri Market in October. They are crowded so get there as early as you can. And there is an additional charge because it is a special event. We really enjoy this place so much so that we signed up for a membership this year to enjoy more of what the Garden has to offer.


Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

 Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths 
Two In Diapers-Mommy Brain Mixer


Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff

Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day

Monday, August 20, 2012

Linky Party Organizer ( Printable and Downloadable)



Long Long ago..... you know, March or April of this year, I started really participating in linky parties.  I had linked up to some before attending Bloggy Boot Camp-Saint Louis.  After being there and meeting some great ladies and hearing all of the advice,  I really ramped up my involvement.  So involved that I didn't know which projects had been shared with which linky parties. Oops!

I decided to make a Excel spreadsheet with the days of the week, linky parties I participated in, and  which projects I shared.  I've been using this form ever since.  It didn't dawn on me until talking to a friend, that not everybody knows how to use Excel or make spreadsheets. So I thought I would share mine with you. I'm by no means an expert. But I can be quite dangerous looking up how to do things on Google.


                                                       Click  here to download

It's not super fancy or cute but it works and helps me remember ( you know that mommy brain) what I linked up and who I linked up with. I type in the name of  the post I am linking up in the column with the date on it.  If for some reason I didn't link up that week, people don't have the party that week, it's not up  in the morning, or I'm sick... I will type an x in the space. See in the green circle,vacation.



I've already set up the dates for you on  the top to be every seven days depending on the day of the week. And the far right column that has the linky party names is frozen so you can move the dates over and not have to scroll off the page. Try it. It's fun. (1) To unfreeze it go up to View, Freeze Panes, Un Freeze Panes. (2) Easy as that.


 Your tabs will be on the bottom for the different days. (3) I left  the linky parties that I  like and link up to in there. You should check them out. They are all great ladies who throw great parties. If you don't need any more parties, then you can  start fresh and type in your own over mine.(1) I don't have any on Sundays right now. It's just too busy for me.

I've also made a more user friendly option for those that want to print something out and put it in a binder, which I may do myself...someday. You know, when I start on that to-do list.

 There is a vertical list and a horizontal list. I will say that the horizontal list gives you way more space for linky parties and columns to type in.  These were all done in Excel. I can always figure out how to make them into blank forms if people want. Or PDFs.  I'm still learning this printable thing.


                                                              Vertical - Horizontal

I couldn't figure out how to make the border go all the way around. So if you know, let me know, and  I'll fix it for everyone else.   I hope this can help someone else stay as organized as it has helped me.

On a side note- it took all day ( in between mommy stuff)  to figure out how to get this to you guys.  I normally use Google Docs for my downloadable stuff but it took my Excel file and did wonky things with them. So this time I am using Drop Box.  You get 2.5 GB free. That's a pretty good amount.

Again, if something isn't working , let me know. I want help you, not confuse or frustrate you. :)

Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

 Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths 
Two In Diapers-Mommy Brain Mixer


Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff
Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day

Friday, August 17, 2012

Five on Friday


I've been doing Funny Fridays for while now and although I know a few of you bloggy friends enjoy it, sorry to say it's not a big wiener for blog traffic.(Yes, I said wiener. It's just more fun than winner, isn't it?)

I thought I would try something different.  I would show you five cool things/websites/ideas from the web.  You know cool websites/products/ideas that I think are cool every week.  And I will usually also pin them to my boards on Pinterest if they aren't already.

#1 : The Makerie
It's like an art camp/retreat for adults. How cool is that?  It seems to be once a year in Colorado. The website and the pictures make it look awesome.

#2 Engraved Collars

When we get a new dog, this could lessen the amount of jingling we hear.

#3 Un Amore Custom Mixer Designs
 Holy Cow ! These are so awesome. I don't even know what I would get if  I could get anythhing I want.  I better start thinking. They can do anything.

#4 Really Good Bacon

I've been baking my bacon for a while ( man, that doesn't sound good for some reason)  but it would still burn. But Trish over at Mom on a Timeout  makes it alot better and since following her instructions, no burnt  bacon.  Give it a shot.

#5 Brilliant Earth-Antique and Estate Jewelry

 My sister, L, told me about this website and ever since I've been hooked. This company in addition to selling beautiful new jewelry also " recycles antique and estate jewelry (rather than mining new stones and metals)that will just take your breather away.  Everything is so one of a kind.  I would take anything from this section of the website or the rest of the website really. Who am I kidding?

Have a great weekend and happy website looking!


Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

My rePurposed Life - Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - Fireflies and Jellybeans - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths

Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff
Be Different Act Normal
Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day


Thursday, August 16, 2012

What I probably won't do now that I'm a mom


I was at my book club a while back , talking with another mom. One who has kids much older than mine ( college age, high school and elementary). On a side note...this woman doesn't look a day over 35.  I can't hate her though because she's so nice, funny and likable. Sigh..

Any who.... we were talking about how when you are younger  ( teens, twenties, pre-kids) you are so much more adventurous and want to do all of these crazy things.  You really don't think a thing of it....until... you have kids.  You don't mind risking your own life but then you think , I want to see my kids  go to school, graduate, get married, have kids, etc. The list can go on and on.  She said her thing was skydiving.  Another woman in the group ( her mom )  said that she learned to fly a plane ONLY when all of kids were grown and out of the house.

So I started thinking... what did I think was no big deal or that I wanted to do that I won't probably ever do now  or until I'm much older.

Here's my list of things I may never do again or when my kids are much older:
  • Skydiving
     Don't want to go splat
  • Getting really really really drunk
     I want to be aware if my kids need me and don't want to do anything we all would regret some day.
  • Leaving the country without them
    This I may do later when they are older
  • Shooting guns
     So much can go wrong there
  • Riding or Driving in a fast car/boat/ small plane/ATV
     Really do I need to explain that one?
  •  Jumping Horses
     I used to jump but I fell off/been thrown off numerous times.  I don't know if I want to take that chance. But I may change my mind when they get older.
  •  Going to bars late at night in really bad parts of town
     Why did I ever do that in the first place?
  • Eating exotic foods that are alive
     eewwww and gross and food-poision-y

I'm sure there are more I could think of and will. If I do , I'll add them in later. Remember these are just my issues. I'm sure there is at least one thing you won't do now that you are a mom... what is it?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Three Bean Salad {My St.Louis Style}



Summer is coming to a close but we are still going to lots of BBQs and parties.  One of my favorite make and take things to bring is Three Bean Salad. And it makes so much that normally ,since my kids are small, my husband and I would be eating it for days if I even made a normal batch.  For most parties , I make a double batch because it goes very fast for the same reason..... Who is going to make it at home for just themselves ? Just double up everything the recipe calls for and there ya go.


Three Bean Salad ( serves 6-7 people,  double batch: 12-16)


1 can wax beans
1 can cut green beans
1 can  sweet corn
1 can red kidney beans
1/4 cup pimentos
1/2 cup sweet onion ( chopped small or large depending on how you like it)
1/2 cup celery ( chopped small or large depending on how you like it)

1/4 cup chopped peppers ( optional-I don't usually do this)

2 TBSP olive oil
3/4 cup  white sugar
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 tsp salt


1.) Mix together: Olive oil, sugar, vinegar, and salt in bowl and microwave  1 minute or until dissolved
 ( when I did the double batch it took 4 minutes with stirring in between)

This is what it looks like after it has all dissolved. Clear, not cloudy and grainy.

2.) While that is cooking,  pour all of your canned vegetables in the bowl(drain all cans first), chop and add your fresh onion and celery.  Mix.



3.) Pour the liquid mixture over the vegetables and stir.  Let it sit in the refrigerator  for at least 2 hours before serving so it all has a chance to really marinate and soak in the sauce.


It's so good and so easy to make. It always reminds me of BBQs, parties in the backyard, family and friends.


Monday
What is the Gunny Sack -Making the world Cuter -Debbie Doo -DIY Show Off
DIY Shop - Lines Across My Face -I should be mopping the Floor
Great Fun 4 Kids

Tuesday

How to Nest For Less - Tip Junkie - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia -The Kurtz Corner
Sugar Bee - Romance On A Dime - Debbie Does Creations - Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
The Winthrop Chronicles

Wednesday
 Thrifty Home - Someday Crafts - Sew Much Ado
- Junk in Their Trunk  - Southern Lovely 
-SNAP

Thursday

My rePurposed Life - Beyond the Picket Fence - Somewhat Simple - Live Laugh Rowe
Loving this Crazy Life - Fireflies and Jellybeans - The Shabby Cottage
The Taylor House- House of Hepworths

Friday
Naptime CraftersStay At Home Nation
Young and CraftyMy Turn(ForUs)
Delicate Construction
Serenity Now
Here Comes the Sun

Saturday


Six Sister's Stuff
Be Different Act Normal
Cheerios and Lattes
Natasha in Oz -Say G'Day













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