Friday, September 30, 2011

On Fire Gift Guide: Gifts for the Eco-Friendly

These inspiring creations by members of the On Fire for Handmade team 
are perfect for those looking for earth-friendly gifts. Enjoy!
Created by Elephantbeads
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My purple and blue apron made it into this cool treasury.

Featured Artisan Andrea Rogers of Blue Highways

This week's Featured Artisan is Andrea Zimmerman Rogers - Blue Highways. Gorgeous Handbound books and journals. A work of art to keep your thoughts, pics and more! You can find Blue Highways on:

Friday, September 23, 2011

It's All On Fire Treasury

This lovely collection of reds and oranges from the On Fire Team was created by Christylewisphoto
My chili pepper apron made it in this great treasury too.  
Check out all the great items, Here:
A special thanks goes to Christy for making this lovely collection.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Newest Creation Memory Pillow

I have been pondering for some time a way to honor our loved ones with a nice momento for the bereaved family. The idea I came up with is a pillow with the loved one's photo,  dates of life, inspirational words and either a scripture or poem.

My first attempt was on satin and embroidered dates and inspiration.  It just didn't look very professional on this fabric.  So I changed from satin to cotton and no embroider.  The finish product looked very nice.  And so the photo pillow is born.

This can also be a wedding pillow, birth pillow, and any other important event the individual or family decides on the occasion or event.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Featured Artisan Sharri of Moss & Mist Jewelry

This weeks Featured Artisan is Sharri Powell - Most and Mist! Gorgeous creations created with love.
You can find Most and Mist on:

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Featured Artisan Vaudeville Gypsy

This Weeks Featured Artisan is Vaudeville Gypsy. Truly Unique Creations
to tickle your fancy! You can find Vaudeville Gypsy on:

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Chinese Fried Rice

  • 1 - 2 green onions, as desired
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • garlic powder to taste
  • 4 tablespoons oil for stir-frying, or as needed (olive or canola)
  • 4 cups cold cooked rice
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons light soy sauce , as desired
  • frozen peas and carrots or mixed vegetables.
Wash and finely chop the green onion. Lightly beat the eggs with the salt and pepper.

Heat a wok or frying pan and add 2 tablespoons oil. When the oil is hot, add the eggs. Cook, stirring, until they are lightly scrambled but not too dry. Remove the eggs and clean out the pan.

Add 2 tablespoons oil.  Add green onions and vegetables and cook until ligthly cooked and still crisp. Add the rice. Stir-fry for a few minutes, using chopsticks or a wooden spoon to break it apart. Stir in the soy sauce  as desired.  Add lots of garlic powder and onion powder to taste.

When the rice is heated through, add the scrambled egg back into the pan. Mix thoroughly. Stir in the green onion. Serve hot.

Add optional : turkey bacon or pork bacon  cooked  and broken into pieces and  cooked chicken cubed or beef. Then this will be come a whole meal. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Corn Feast Dream

So I had this amazing dream about going to a building with many rooms and they were going to have communion.  But this communion was not the traditional one of bread and wine but of feasting or eating from banquet tables filled with food.  The room I went in had all kinds of corn foods.  Yes you got that corn, corn bread, corn meal mush, corn chips, corn relish and the list goes on and on. 

Ever wonder what your dreams mean?  I do.  So I researched about corn.  Did you know that the meaning of corn can be increase?  Or that corn can mean a kernal of seed.  And communion means oneness with God.

I didn't even know that the bible mentions corn 107 times and this has too be pretty important.  Now the modern bibles have changed the word to be grain or wheat but in the King James its still corn.

John 1:24, Except a corn of wheat falls to the ground and diesit is a single seed. And if it dies it can produce much fruit.

Also I have heard to make sure you don't eat all your corn seed.  If you eat all your seed you won't have more to plant and produce more corn (life).

In thinking about corn I like the anology that I came up with that when a corn seed dies it can be heated in the fire and can produce a new thing "pop corn"  So when we go through the fire besure to remember that when we pass through this we will be rebirth into a new creation.

So in light of this I'm praying for increase and remembering to not eat all of my seed.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Featured Artisan Suftan- Il Mare Atelier

This week's Featured Artisan is Suftan - Il Mare Atelier! Absolutely gorgeous
creations in her shop. Perfect addition to any wardrobe and great gifts too!
You can find Il Mare Atelier on: