Friday, December 02, 2022

Crafty Fun



 Hello!  Well, I am slowly, but surely, getting out of my funk.  I'm still sick, but a lot better.  I lost some time with this illness!  I have things to do! 


Remember this Sweet Brown meme from 2012?


I did make time to make this canvas for our daughter's birthday next week.  She and I have loved Harry Potter since she was a little girl (she's almost 30 now).  The midnight premiers were "our thing."  And we both still love HP and everything related.  I think she is going to like this.


This is the first time I have used heat transfer vinyl on a painted canvas, and I'm really proud of how it turned out.  I took three designs from Cricut Design Space and incorporated elements from both and used Hufflepuff colors.  I ordered a wooden easel to set it on.  I can't wait to give it to her!


Materials Used:

6 inch square canvas

Apple Barrell acrylic paint, Territorial Beige

Foam paint brush

Siser heat transfer vinyl (various colors)

Heat press

Heat press mat

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I'm linking up with Friendship Friday, Christmas Crafts and Decor, and Crafty Creators.  Visit them for more crafty fun!

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Happy Random Tuesday

 Hey all!  What a week!  I'm going on day 8 of being sick.  I went to the urgent care clinic last weekend.  They tested me for everything it could possibly be, all negative, and was diagnosed with pharyngitis (a fancy word for a sore throat) and bronchitis.  I have laryngitis as well.  I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever get my normal voice back.  All this hoarseness and whispering is getting a little weird!  

The worst part is the severity of coughing which prevents me from sleeping.  I seriously lost a couple of days due to brain fog from the upper respiratory situation and the inability to sleep.  I even tried sleeping almost upright, but I couldn't.  I have never coughed so much or so hard.  It makes my chest burn. So, I'm off to the doctor again today to figure out how to get completely well.



Needless to say, I haven't gotten out my Christmas decorations or put my tree up yet. 😿 I can hopefully do that this coming weekend.  I love a festive home during the holidays!  But I have started my shopping.  I even bought something for myself.  Do you ever do that?

I can't understand how people get along without Amazon Prime these days.  It basically pays for itself with video, music, audible, Kindle books, free shipping... I just love it!  They even have a discounted deal for people with lower income who can't afford the yearly membership. 

But I also shopped a few places other than Amazon, which makes me wonder why people aren't signed up for Rakuten.  I've had it since March of 2020 when Covid hit. It's so easy to use.  You just allow the app to recognize when you visit an online store that has cash back.  They ask if you want to activate cash back, and that is it. One click. Seriously! And for shopping the same stores I've always shopped (like Kohls, Petsmart, Chewy, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn, Michaels) I get cash back.  It's a win in my book!


But I digress.  My point is that I am not decorated for Christmas yet due to my illness, but at least I was able to do some shopping.  I'm also making projects for gift-giving this year. Do you enjoy receiving hand-made gifts?  I hope my family will!

And moving right along...

 

How else do our phones and computers know which ads to show us?


Seems logical... right?














Thank goodness this doesn't happen to me!


And last, but not least...


Have a great week!  Don't forget to visit Comedy Plus and Stacy Uncorked.






Sunday, November 27, 2022

Cyber Monday Amazon Deals

Here are some great deals for Cyber Monday at Amazon if you're still looking for some Christmas gifts, or even if you want to get something for yourself! I did!

 Great price on Calphalon Cookware!  




Look at this Vitamix 200 blender!
https://amzn.to/3i84iHg Amazon Fire Tablets on sale up to 50% off! I need a new one!


Sony OLED and Premium TVs on sale
All Shark Vaccuums and Mops on sale up to 46% off.
Amazon is also promoting small business such as the ones who make this!  
I might get this for one of our daughters. It looks fun! 


 I would have loved this light up pad when I was a little girl!


And who doesn't love their beloved Legos?  


 So go shopping! And if you click over on a link from my page, I may receive a small commission (maybe not), but it won't cost you an extra penny.

Sunday Synopsis - The New John Grisham Novel

The Boys from BiloxiThe Boys from Biloxi by John Grisham
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I recently finished John Grisham's latest novel, and while he is one of my favorite authors, and this book was good, it wasn't even close to being my favorite book by him.

In the book blurb, it implies that Hugh and Lance, once best friends, school mates, and junior league All-Star baseball players, are the "Boys" from the title. But when you begin reading, there is so much family history (where the families immigrated from 3 generations back) and so much emphasis placed on their fathers, that you may question if their fathers are the "Boys." The extreme amount of background information really bogged me down. I am used to being punted into the plot and this was an extremely gradual approach to plot. I enjoyed most of Hugh and Lance's combined backstory as it was necessary for the plot to come full circle. I thoroughly enjoyed the courtroom drama, but not so much the politician-trying-to-get-elected parts.

This novel is set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi where there are beaches, resorts, and fresh seafood. Where neighbors know neighbors, and they go to school and church together. It also delves into the "seedier" side of town in places that thrive on illegal liquor, kickbacks, prostitution, drugs, and other vices. This area was controlled by the Dixie Mafia. Needless to say, the "Boys" end up on opposite sides in a big way. It's a good versus evil theme, and a very long 453 pages.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Amazon Promo Codes!


 

Save 55% on select product(s) with promo code 55TSZ8UA on Amazon.com
Such as this Fansbe White Noise machine.


I can't sleep without my white noise anymore.  Our daughter even uses white noise to soothe both her toddler and her baby, and it works!  It's pretty amazing!


Save 60% on select product(s) with promo code 60M7XAWM on Amazon.com
Such as these Fitheaven Shower Steamers

I love making my shower feel like a spa with the fragrance and benefits of essential oils. These are wrapped and ready for gift-giving!  The promo code works on other Fitheaven products as well.


Save 50% on select product(s) with promo code 502VS72C on Amazon.com
such as this TENS unit.


The Nursal Tens unit is great for stimulating muscles and easing pain in your back and shoulders.  My chiropractor uses  a Tens unit on me before adjustments, and it makes them last longer.

Lately, I've been using the "Try Before you Buy" feature at Amazon.  I can try on the clothes I've ordered in my home, and if I like it, I keep it, and if not, I just take it back to the Amazon windo at Kohls or the UPS store that is close to my house, and it doesn't cost me a penny.  I highly recommend it!

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