Friday, August 30, 2013

How to Make A Belly Band for Male Dogs

So my male dog is notorious for marking.
No matter how much I let him out, I find a spot.
It drives me crazy. I stumbled upon a 
site that showed belly bands and I thought hey that 
might help. They are reasonably priced but I thought I 
would try to make my own.  So I went to my fabric stash
and had at it.  The following is what I did.

Amazing tip for your Paint Brush

Here is a helpful tip when you paint!

When you are painting and have to stop and wait for it to dry between coats.
 First, I don't like waiting. Second, I don't want to clean the brush. 
Just to wait an hour or two in between coats.

Here is the tip.....
Put the brush in a bag (like a plastic grocery bag) and put it in the refrigerator. Then pull it out when you are ready to paint. It comes out fresh and no hard bristles.  I Love this tip!!!

My daughter shared that with me.
When I find something that makes things a little more simpler I love sharing those tips.

Next time you paint have a bag handy :)

Friday, August 16, 2013

The baby's here!!!!

It's official I am a grandma or nana. He is absolutely beautiful. Our daughter and son-in-law are doing an amazing job at parenting. They are so in love with him and of course trying to adjust to interrupted sleep. Liam Carter was a healthy 8.4oz and 21 inches long. It is not my intention to go crazy posting pictures but I am very excited.

Updated cavalier puppy picture

Those puppies are growing so fast and are very curious today they found a pile of mulch to chew on.

Amazing Oatmeal Scotchies

So if you have never heard of an oatmeal scotchie they are an oatmeal cookie with butterscotch morsels instead of raisins.
I am always on a quest to find the best cookie recipes. I believe I have found the best oatmeal cookie recipe. Try it and let me know your thoughts and if you have a better one please share with me.
I found a blog called She has a recipe box and that is where I found the recipe.
The recipe is as follows except I add butterscotch morsels instead of raisins.