Thursday, December 15, 2011

Beautiful Paper Snowflake

My 8 year old Savannah came home from school with this big beautiful paper snowflake she made. I hung it in our big window in the living room. I just love it. Sorry about the lighting outside, the sun goes down here in Alaska at 3:30 pm

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing: {NEWBIE LINKIE party}

Debbiedoos Blogging and Blabbing: {NEWBIE LINKIE party}: I will be hosting a newbie LINKIE party every Monday.
the first one was a real hit!
READ ON, how and why I came up with this idea!

Charlie Brown Christmas tree

This year we could not afford to buy the usual big beautiful full christmas tree. Its our family tradition, to go shopping for our tree. This year we cut it down from outside. It looked fuller with the snow on it LOL. I did my best to fill it and decorate, and I have to say it is really cute. Maybe not one of my prettiest but it is so charming.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shabby Chic decorative pillow

Adorable Shabby Chic decorative hanging pillow

back view of pillow

I filled it with rice and used a white ribbon to hang it with

Check out this cute Rudolph the red nose reindeer by a Pinch Of Prim

He is so cute I want him sitting in my window, with the Alaska snow falling in the background. This item just puts a smile on your face. Princh of Prim makes the cutest items. Stop in and take a peak you will not regret doing so.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Handmade feather ornament

Handmade blue feather ornament.

I used these beautiful blue feathers to create a wonderful feather ornament. I accented it with chocolate brown and white feathers. I adorned it with a silver metal cap and wire hook so it can be hung on your christmas tree or anywhere else you want it to be.

Handmade Leaf Pendant

Handmade leaf pendant wire wrapped with beads

I wire wrapped this beautiful patina leaf pendant with 20 gauge bronze wire.I added a string of turquoise,honey browns and light blue seed beads. The top is two czech glass beads and seed beads made into a flower. All this little beauty needs is a chain to hang on.

Shabby Chic Christmas ornaments made by me

Handmade Shabby Chic ornaments decorative baubles

I made these adorable ornaments today. They are Shabby chic. You can use them to decorate your christmas tree or use in your home all year round.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cream cheese Chili Dip

Here is a wonderful chili dip for any get together. Another easy recipe from me to you.

4 oz cream cheese (half a package of cream cheese)
1 15 oz can Hormel chili no beans
1/4 cup salsa (optional)

Place 4 oz cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl
pour can of chili no beans on top

microwave for 1 min.
stir if the cream cheese is not completely melted microwave another 30 sec.
you can add the 1/4 c. salsa and stir well if you so desire

serve with your favorite dipping chips


Caribou Chili

Good Morning my Fellow Bloggers!! I'm sitting here watching Rachel Ray (Love her) and drinking my morning coffee. I made some awesome Caribou Chili for dinner the other night and I wanted to share this easy recipe with all who care to try it. I have never had caribou until the other night. We just moved to Alaska and my husband missed all the salmon,moose and caribou. Next year I know he will be busy hunting and fishing to keep us well stocked for next winter. My hubby's trooper buddy gave us some of his caribou and moose meat. I hope you all enjoy this simple but delicious chili recipe.

1 lb. caribou burger, browned and seasoned with Morton Nature's seasons seasoning blend ( or whatever seasoning you prefer)
1 pkg. chili seasoning
1 10 oz can Rotel diced tomatoes with lime juice and cilantro (or any can tomotes you may have on hand)
1 8 oz jar Ragu Robusto 7-Herb Tomatoe sauce (or any flavor you have on hand)
1 lrg. can 27 oz Bush's chili beans pinto beans in chili sauce Mild sauce ( or any kind of canned beans you may have on hand)

1. Cook and brown caribou burger on med-high heat season with choice of seasoning, (there willl not be any of that gross grease you get from hamburger, just a dark brown natural juice sauce, leave in for more flavor or if you prefer drain it off.
2. Add Ragu 7-Herb tomato sauce after meat is browned, stir well
3. Add Chili seasoning packet,stir well into mixture
4. Add Rotel diced tomoes with lime juice and cilantro,mix well
5. Let mixture simmer 10-15 min. on med. low heat
6. Add lrg. can of Bush's chili beans, mix well
7. Let mixture simmer on low heat 5-10 min.

I made a cast iron skillet of yummy southern cornbread to go with this chili.
I like to place a slice of cornbread in the bottom of my bowl, spoon over the chili, sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. A yummy, hearty, winter meal that is sure to please anyone.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My creativity

I am starting this blog to share my creative side with other people who enjoy being creative. I make jewelry and I have a shop at

I recently moved to Alaska so I have been creatively deprived and I'm ready to get back in the saddle. I have to dig out all my stuff and get organized again. Wish me luck and check back for my creative postings. I will post pictures of the things I make. I also enjoy expressing myself through poetry, so I am going to post poems written by me as well.

Here is a link to my artfire studio;