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March 20, 2015

Here is the bunny as promised. It still needs a nose and mouth, but that will come in time. I'm still exploring my options. I have another one almost completely finished out of a recycled Lynx fur coat, and another I made out of a recycled black faux fur coat. It is soooooo much easier to work with the faux fur as opposed to the real fur. I think from now on I will go that route. Occasionally I might do another if someone happens to donate another real fur. 

I am keeping busy, reading books on my Kobo. Fueling the fire for when I write again. Yes, I will write again. It's part of who I am/ I will, however go about things very differently. I don't have it all figured out yet, but I'm working on it. Stay tuned.... 

Wish you all Miles of Smiles :) 

 

Bunny Love ♥

March 17, 2015

 May the Luck of the Irish be with you always
I hope this greeting finds you all happy and healthy. I am in the process of making plush rabbits out of recycled fur coats. It's much more difficult working with real fur as opposed to man-made fur. My poor hands are testament to this. Here is one in the middle of being put together and stuffed. I'll share the finished product later this evening.  This is from a 100% rabbit fur coat. I do not condone the killing of animals for coats like this, but I figured by recycling them, they'll end up in the arms of a child who will love it unconditionally. 

 

 

R I P Charli....

March 10, 2015

Until today I never really understood the pain of losing a pet. Sadly we had to have Charli put to sleep this morning. She wasn't being herself over the weekend, progressively giving more cause for concern. She wouldn't eat and it appeared she had trouble with her teeth, or so we thought. They took xrays that should her small intestines were more than doubled in size. They tried to give her a shot of laxatives in case it was just a matter of something lodged. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and her health continued to get worse. Charli was very small to begin with, but the vet said given her size and the fact she had a heart murmur, any surgery had a 99% chance of her not surviving. I agreed with the vet it was the kindest thing to do, and ended her suffering. 

It's hard to imagine in the space of a year how attached I got to a cat. I am heart sick. Every time I see the other cat, Creature who we got at the same time as Charli wandering around looking for her. Last night she climbed up on my lap and groomed Charli. It sure brought on the tears, so special. 

I am off to see if I can get a little sleep. I think I've been up for 48 hours now. A special thanks to all those who expressed their concern and said a prayer. It brought comfort to know so many of you cared. 

Love and hugs to all ♥♥

   

Please give your fur-baby a hug today for me. 

 

Diversity & Inclusion

March 5, 2015

Love Has No Labels

Recipe: ChocChip Oreo Cheesecake

February 23, 2015

Yes I am still on sabbatical, but I miss you all so much! I hope you don't mind if I post here, to keep in touch. So far, this time away is exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm not sure what direction I will choose, but at least I'm now open to the possibilities.

I'll keep in touch!

I  can't wait to try this one :P yummy!


Chocolate Chip Oreo Cheesecake
1 package Oreo cookies (about 18 cookies)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon flour
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions:

PRE-STEP: Preheat oven to 300F degrees. Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

STEP 1: Using a food processor, pulse Oreo cookies and butter together until crumbly.

STEP 2: Press cookie crumbs onto bottom of prepared pan. Set aside.

STEP 3: Using an electric or stand mixer, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.

STEP 4: Add condensed milk and beat until smooth.

STEP 5: Add eggs and vanilla extract. Mix well.

STEP 6: In a small bowl, coat 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips in the flour. Mix coated mini chocolate chips into cream cheese mixture.

STEP 7: Pour cream cheese mixture into baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining (non-coated) mini chocolate chips on top of cream cheese mixture.

STEP 8: Bake for 1 hour or until cheesecake springs back when touched. Let cool at room temperature. Chill in fridge for at LEAST 1 hour before cutting into squares.

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February 9, 2015

No more Hump Day!

February 4, 2015

I mean you can only look at Camel's Humps so many times.... right? 

Getting OVER the hump is what's important. So how about something new? Do you have any idea how many camels it takes to keep everybody humpin' on Wednesdays? Phew!
I got it!!
Wet & Wild Wednesdays 

Post a pic you feel is Wet & Wild with the hashtag #WWW and lets see what we all can come up with! I'll go first!

Superbowl Beer DIp with Bacon

January 31, 2015
 I have to admit, I'm not a big football fan/watcher. In fact, I've only watched one game from start to finish a few years back, and I still don't know why. Hmm, nice butts maybe? lol I AM a fan of food, the easier to make the better. Here's a mouth-watering recipe I found on Pinterest today. If you ever need a good recipe for anything, it's the place to find one.  Happy Super Bowl weekend!

 Prep time

10 mins

 Total time

10 mins

 This is by far the most popular dip recipe for any get together that we attend. Leftover dip makes a great sandwich spread, if you can hide enough to save for the next day!

Recipe type: Appetizer, Dip

 Ingredients

  • (2) 8 ounce packages of cream cheese at room temperature
  • (1) 4.3 ounce glass jar of real bacon bits
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese- recipe calls for cheddar and parmesan but I just use cheddar
  • ½ chopped onion
  • 1 small packet of ranch salad dressing mix
  • ¾ cup of beer at room temperature

 Instructions

  1. Combine cream cheese, bacon, cheese, onion and ranch mix in a bowl and roughly mix together. A stand mixer or potato masher is ideal for combining these ingredients.
  2. Next, add beer and combine everything well. If you would like your dip even easier to spread, you can add more beer in small amounts and mixing until you have reached your ideal consistency.
  3. Let sit for about 30 minutes (if you can!) and then serve!

This recipe originally came from TryAnythingOnceCulinary

http://www.tryanythingonceculinary.com/

I think Katy Perry will put on an amazing, over-the-top Halftime show. I might have to tune in for that one.

Win! Win! Win!

January 28, 2015

Are you looking forward to the release of Tattoo Rain? I think it might be my best work, but I'll let you be the judge. Coming April 2015

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Addiction

January 25, 2015

If you've dealt with addiction, or watched someone go down that deadly road, you'll be able to relate to this poem I wrote. The rise of people addicted to prescription meds is huge! Some think because they are prescribed, how can they be a health risk. It is no different than being addicted to cocaine, alcohol, heroine etc 

I take prescribed narcotics on a daily basis, but I take them for very real chronic pain. I am not addicted, I'm dependent on them to function at a somewhat normal level. Without them I'd be bedridden, or in a wheelchair. Of this I am sure. 

I've watched a couple of people very close to me, start to take an occasional percocet or oxycontin to dull a bothersome back ache. It quickly escalates to two, then three... Eventually they were buying them in quantity on the street. Not able to function with them, and not able to function without them. Someone who was once so honest, now steals to feed his/her addiction, even from people they love. 

They are dancing a deadly dance with the devil himself. Here is my poem, Addict's Dance.

 

 

 

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