Saturday, May 21, 2016
So I watched her video and saw how her bacon turned out in the oven and thought I would give it a try. I didn't have any parchment paper or tin foil to use, so I just put it in the baking sheet. I use Oscar Meyer Thick Sliced Applewood Bacon. That is what I had on hand at the time. My family loves bacon, but only buy it when it's on sale. To expensive any other time.
FYI a good place to purchase your bacon is at the Grocery Outlet Store aka. Go Grocery. This store is a discount grocery store. The bacon I used runs around $8.00 in my regular grocery store for 1.5 lbs and at GO Grocery it was only $3.79 for 1.5 lbs. See the difference.
Okay back to my experiment. So I filled my baking sheet up with 10 slices, placed it in the oven at a preheated 350 degrees and left it for around 15 minutes. Well lets just say, I had no mess in my oven and the bacon turned out perfectly golden brown, not burnt, unevenly cooked or even a lot of shrinkage. It was just right. **Remember this time limit was for THICK sliced, may need to adjust for regular sliced**
Friday, May 20, 2016
Yesterday we met with our home-school group and had a Art day. I taught the kids facts about Pablo Picasso and his life and his art. In his lifetime it is estimated that he designed over or around 50,000 pieces of art. In his earlier beginnings he didn't sign his art, so it is un-telling how many pieces that he designed. He is famous for Cubism, a form of art. His art is also one of the most popular for theft.
In Cubist artwork, objects are analyzed, broken up and reassembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context.
After leaning about all that he done we finally got down to the fun part. Painting. I gave the kids a few pieces of his art work and had them either copy if they chose, or design their own. It all turned out so good. Some chose to copy his work in their own version of it and some did their own thing. Here is a little view of the art the kids did. Plus the one that I copied, it's not perfect but it's how I viewed it and I am far from being an artist. HAHAA
|Me teaching about Picasso, I'm holding a picture of Dora Maar one of his muse's.|
|All of the art from the kids and the moms that joined in the fun of painting.|
|Well here it is. My version of Portrait of Picasso 1938. Yeah I have a long way to go in becoming a artist.|
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
After many long hours of reading, and reading again I finally decided to just go for it. I am talking about sewing something I had on my mind for a long period of time.
See when I sew, it's because I'm in the mood.
Well here we go. I chose to make the Un-Paper Towels. They are everywhere. I have read blog after blog and watched video after video on how to make them. There are several different varieties of them. Since I don't have a serger ($500.00 + for a good new one) I chose to straight sew and turn it out then top stitch all the way around, top stitching a X thru the middle from corner to corner to hold it together in the wash, adding snaps to both sides. That is one of the most popular ways of creating them that I found for people with no serger. So here is a picture of what I accomplished. If I do say so myself they turned out pretty good.
The towels are 9 inches wide x 12 inches in height. Pictures are of front , with one set of snaps (still attaching the other set to back side), back showing the terrie cloth, and what it would look like snapped together standing on a paper towel holder.
There going to look great in my kitchen, I collect roosters and just about each one has that burgundy color in the feathers.
Thinking about cost and what I will save in not buying paper towels. These are washable, and reusable. Right up my alley. Now to remember NO fabric softener.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
On another note: Please continue to pray for us on purchasing a home. I know God is going to bless us when the time is right. Prayer and the faith of a mustard seed is what it takes. God says if we ask and we believe what we ask of him, he will grant it to us. That is what we are doing praying in faith and believing in what we are asking, and knowing he will come through.
Blessings to you all.
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