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Chinese Mid- Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival, celebrated in most East Asian countries, such as China and Vietnam. The festival takes places on month 8 day 15 of the Chinese calendar. In 2017 it’s on October 4th. It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. To the Chinese, the festival means family reunion and peace. It […]

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October Planner List

  October   My Planner list- Visit farmers market Take Out Fall Sweater/ Blankets Shopping Trip for fall Attend a Tail Gate party Hiking in the woods Decorate for fall Bonfire & S mores Make Fall Candles Make fall crafts Cemetery  Tour Attend a Haunted House Bake a new pumpkin recipe Visit a Corn Maze Make Halloween  treats I’am Setting a […]

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Shaker Card # CFC183

Card Challenges Today Entries-   CFC183 — Shaker Cards Do you love shaker cards as much as we do? Here is your chance to show us what you can come up with.      blog link My shaker Card -made with Simple Stories paper and some added items. This is the first shaker for me -so its a homemade at its best.  […]

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Friday – Weekend Plans.

Hello !   Happy Friday – we made it another week . And what’s on my planner for Today and the Weekend, Well here’s a few suggestions if you are in the area.   LSU  HomeComing   Game – in Baton Rouge ,la. It’s Saturday -and fun is happening before the game – Check out the Event  Link.   Homecoming Events  Event […]

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Louisiana Tailgating- Y’all Come

Welcome to Thursday ‘s  Food  Find *   LEL- Today we are talking about  – Tailgating – Louisiana style.   A tailgate party is a social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgating, which originated in the United States, often involves consuming alcoholic beverages and grilling food. Tailgate parties occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas, before and occasionally after games and concerts. You Want to know the Best Colleges to tailgate at – Our own LSU Tigers is  #1 Here the article -is you school included –10 best tailgates in College So What makes it Special – The Food  ! On Today ‘s Menu  – Gumbo * I will be the first to tell you everyone has there own recipe. Goggle it -tons of recipes & video- But it various from house to house and areas  of Louisiana you live in. It can be made with about anything – meat,seafood ,wild game and poultry. It can be made quick or cooked low and Slow. Made for a few or a crowd -served with Rice.  Eat and Enjoy    Lisa    Need help  Gumbo 101   Here’s the Basics of Gumbo- Chicken -Clean and cut up. Place in bot with water and let boil. Cook about an hour. Strain. Liquid is your base. De bone and save chicken You need to make a dark roux in an iron skillet. This takes a while -don’t burn it.  ( […]

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National Pancake Day !

Happy National Pancake Day !  Let’s Celebrate – my family eats them at any time of the day.  Read and Enjoy!    Lisa       Buy Book Free with Kindle Unlimited Abby is thankful that things have gone back to normal for Red Pine Falls. Her Grandmother is getting married, Becky is remodeling her café, and Gabe has gone from […]

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Leaves of Fall !

Craft Table  Post- One of the projects I’am working on is items from my Paper Pumpkin Kit kit info. I have been wanting to try Stamping Up -for a long time and thought this was a good way to try there products. This months kit -had great boxes, cards and a stamp set. All celebrating great colors of fall -leaves.  It’s nice to get something in the mail that’s not bills or junk mail. I have tried a couple of monthly mail kits subscriptions and have been  pleased with this one.  September kit is a winner.  Lisa     Small card is from the kit. The large card is part kit and supplies I had on hand. The kit is a great starting point – and with added items from on hand I am sure the Stamps & ink will get many use,    

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My Craft Table * Wednesday

Welcome to my day of Crafts – Today  I’ am blogging about  – Die Cutting Machines – after reading a post on Facebook asking about how many I had . I took another look around my craft room. Let’s count them 1.  Sizzix  machine ( Large dies )  Big Red – still works but to heavy to move around much. 2     Cricut   machine – an older molder / not wifi.  But still works fine. Good amount of cartridges . 3.      Texture Boutique  – Embossing only  ( I got it on Clearance) 4.     Big  Kick   ( last years Christmas present to Me) Hobby Lobby And I ‘am sure some small hand held models too. So – what do I use.  Well manly my Big Shot but sometimes I do use the other machines. Maybe just to justify hanging on to them. I find it hard to give away anything in my craft room that still in good shape -unless it goes to a good home.     So My Question is How many machines do you Have? Favorite? Your secret safe  in my Craft Room?   Lisa   Oct 7th is National Card Making Day ! Join me here for some fun– Lisa    

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