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                   Pool time 


Mini Shrines

I participated in the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Mini Shrine Swap.  The only requirement was we had to use their Mini House Shrine Kits and embellish away!  I decided to make two little shrines for the swap.  

Here are the two Shrines I made.  I was inspired by Spring and wanted to make bright springy shrines. 

I obviously like sequins and butterflies too!  After seeing all the shrines that were submitted to the swap (which you can see here) I have been inspired to do so many more of these and in so many different ways!


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                            Shrines I received from the Retro Cafe Art Gallery Mini Shrine Swap.                            


Foodie Friday-Grilled Veggies

Sorry for my sorry photos of food.  Whenever I decide to blog about a recipe it's something that I have made for my family to eat and we don't mess around with making it look all pretty or waiting to dig in until I have dug out the camera.  So this particular photo was taken after everyone had already had their first helping!
We like roasted veggies but it's getting to hot to have the oven on for long periods of time so I thought to myself, "Self, why not grill these veggies?"  So that is what I did.  I washed my squash and zucchini and cut them in half.  Sprayed them with olive oil out of my Misto.   At this point you can season them however you choose.  I went with some garlic salt then tossed em on the grill.  When I pulled them off I sprinkled a bit of cheese on and we ate.  

"Self, that was a good idea"



This here is a Dalek.  If you don't know what a Dalek is then you really need to watch some Dr. Who.  It's on Netflix if you need to catch up!  If you don't have the desire to watch the show then you can read up on them on Wikipedia.  Basically they are a baddie and are forever a thorn in the good Dr.'s side.  

Here we have my version of a stenciled Dalek cut out using my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo.  I am still not completely proficient with this machine yet and when I cut something for a stencil I am never 100% sure how it's going to turn out.  Luckily for me this one turned out even better than I thought.  

I sent it away to live with my swap partner and I hope she likes the looks of it as much as I do.



Foodie Friday-Quick Baked Potatos

I like to eat baked potatoes but I don't like how long they take to cook.  I found this recipe from She Wears Many Hats on Pinterest (of course) and had to try it! 

Cut your potatoes in half and rub them down with Olive Oil then sprinkle them with some Kosher Salt or what ever seasonings you choose.

Pop em in the oven at 400 and bake for 30-40 minutes.
I wish I had taken a picture of the cut sides cause they turned out so yummy and crispy like a fried potato.  

Other than the bit of crispness they are just as fluffy and yummy as a regular baked potato and in half the time!



Here are three sets of earrings I made for my partner in the Magic Yarn Ball Swap.

These didn't photograph too well but are actually a pretty coppery color with designs stamped on them.

Here we have a set of feathers

Last but not least some owls!  I have had these guys sitting around for a while and though they would look perfect with these green/orangy beads.


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Harry Potter Shrine

Made from an altered Altoids Tin.  I received this from Oath Keeper in the Ongoing Wish Swap.


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