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eBay Auction – New Handmade Rag Quilt Tote Bag by Darlene Michaud

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Check out my new auction for my handmade Rag Quilt Tote Bag!  This tote bag is a practice piece that I made about a year ago.  It was meant to go to the Oldtimers Shop in Sanford but it never quite made it there.  It needs a new home!

See the tote bag on eBay here

 

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Crafty Inspirations – 6 Valentine’s Day Tin Can Recycling Crafts

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Here are some crafty inspirations images to help you make your own DIY Tin Can crafts for Valentine’s Day!

If you want to recycle cans for crafts, be sure you get a Smooth Edge Can Opener like This One so your cans and lids have no sharp edges!  I absolutely LOVE these can openers!

There may be instructions for some of these, not sure.  If you want to hunt down instructions, click on the image source link then click on “visit page” on the google image page.  You may have to keep clicking through until you find the source for instructions.

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Not a tin can, but I wanted to share it just the same!

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Easy Gluten-Free Sloppy Joe Pot Pie Recipe

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NOTE: I get messages asking me why I post these types of recipes while I’m following a zero carb animal kingdom only food plan.  My answer is because I’m following ZC, but I bet you’re not! Just because I eat a certain way does not mean I have to limit myself to sharing only meat recipes. I’m not the carb police! lol

Be sure you check out what I eat everyday!!!


Easy Gluten-Free Sloppy Joe Pot Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 can (15.5 oz) original sloppy joe sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 cup Bisquick Gluten Free mix

Darlene’s Tip: You can use any gluten free baking mix, does not have to be Bisquick. Always read the labels to make sure each ingredient is gluten free.

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1:  Heat oven to 400°F. Lightly grease bottom only of 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with shortening or cooking spray.

Step 2:  In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned; drain.

Step 3:  Stir in sloppy joe sauce and cheese. Spoon into baking dish.

Step 4:  In medium bowl, stir together remaining ingredients until blended. Pour over beef mixture.

Step 5:  Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Source and Image: Betty Crocker, General Mills

 

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10 FREE EBOOKS you can download from Amazon Today 1/23 – NO Kindle needed!

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Thank you for sharing this roundup, See Mom Click!
My readers love your daily free ebook list!!!

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What I Ate Yesterday – Day 67

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Eat Meat!  Drink Water!  Get Rest!
(those are the words I live by)


Yesterday – Sunday 1/22 – Day 67

When I got up, I had my usual cup of coffee with whole milk.

At 5:15pm, I ate from the plate above.  I ate so late!!!  But looking back, I see that I ate a decent amount of food at 1:00am the night before, and when I eat late like that, I’m not hungry early the next day.  As for my meal, it consisted of ground beef, sliced beef (that I bought during this grocery haul), bacon ends, sliced pork tenderloin, and a hot sausage (also from this haul).  After taking the pic, I also grabbed a slice of American cheese.  I ate the slice of cheese and the entire sausage but I left some of the other stuff on the plate once I was satisfied and saved it for later.

At 6:00pm, I had a decafe with whole milk to finish off my meal.  It’s like dessert to me.

At 8:00pm, I thought I was hungry so I tried to eat the leftovers from the plate above.  But I guess I was not hungry because I could not get it down.  So I put it back in the fridge and didn’t eat anything else for the rest of the night.  I’m sure I’ll be hungry earlier today.

Food that entered my mouth yesterday: sliced beef, ground beef, pork tenderloin, bacon ends, hot sausage, butter, whole milk, coffee, pepper, lots of water.

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn why I’m doing this.

This is the facebook group I’m in.  It’s a public group so you can read the posts without joining.

I will be talking about this new way of life often on my Youtube channel, so please subscribe and you won’t miss a thing!

This is the article that I stumbled upon by Kelly Hogan which got me immensely excited.   And this is Kelly’s blog.

PLEASE READ: Please remember that it’s MY CHOICE to eat the way I want. If you think this is unhealthy, know I’m not as concerned with physical health. I’m more concerned with my mental health. I’m on a mission to feel better mentally… without cravings!!! I’m willing to test this so you don’t have to! But what works for me might not work for you. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this because I’m convinced that I’m overly sensitive to carbs and that I must stay away from them if there is any chance of me feeling better. I’m eating from the animal kingdom only, like the complete opposite of vegan. I know this upsets many, but I promise I won’t eat your pets. You are free to follow my progress/failures and you can even disagree with what I do. Just remember that I will get the last word because it’s my blog, my channel, my life! That’s the new me talking! (I think I’m growing balls! Let me look… yes, I see one starting to grow!)

 

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Monday Chat – Hannaford’s Meat Man, eBay Auctions, Dreaded Phone Calls

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Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you are all having a fine Monday!  It’s cloudy for me, so do love!  I feel a bit ambitious.  I do have some phone calls to make so not looking forward to that.

Yesterday, I did a Tag Along to Hannaford video and chatted with you in the parking lot.  I know I might be paranoid, but I really think Hannaford will one day ask me to not even record in the parking lot.  I know some of the employees watch, and I talk about some of the employees in my videos (like the meat man, lol), and I know Hannaford would not approve. But again, I might just be paranoid.

Today, other than a few phone calls, I’d like to put something on ebay!  I have some tote bags to list and I’d also like to try listing some packets of paper beads that I make and also some necklaces.  Will try very hard to get at least one auction listed today!  Right now, I only have this fleece blanket listed.

Not too much else to tell you.  Have a great Monday!

Darlene
XOXO

 

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DIY Cardboard Box Cat House Craft

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I came across this adorable cat house over on MomentsToLiveFor.com and I just had to share the idea with you!  What a fun way to recycle a cardboard box!  Geez, I get boxes this size all the time when I place orders on Walmart.com.  I would love to make a house like this even though I don’t have a cat.  Maybe the pet shelter would like a few?  Anywho, I think this is a great craft that the kids can help out with too!

DIY Cardboard Box Cat House Craft

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images and source: http://momentstolivefor.com/blog/2012/05/diy-a-new-home-for-my-cats.html

 

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Easy Sweetheart Cookie Bouquet Recipe

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NOTE: I get messages asking me why I post these types of recipes while I’m following a zero carb animal kingdom only food plan.  My answer is because I’m following ZC, but I bet you’re not! Just because I eat a certain way does not mean I have to limit myself to sharing only meat recipes. I’m not the carb police! lol

Be sure you check out what I eat everyday!!!


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Easy Sweetheart Cookie Bouquet Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury refrigerated chocolate chip cookies
24 craft sticks of various lengths
24 dark or milk chocolate heart candies, unwrapped
Decorative container
Plastic foam
Tissue paper

Darlene’s Tip: You can use store brand cookie dough and sugar cookies would work too.  You can get decorative containers for presentation at your local dollar store!  For sticks for the stems, you might be able to use drinking straws.

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1:  Heat oven to 350°F. Cut cookie dough into 24 slices; shape each into 1 1/2-inch ball. Place each cookie dough ball over one end of a craft stick; press gently to adhere dough to stick. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart, overlapping craft sticks as needed.

Step 2:  Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Press 1 heart candy in center of each cookie. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 45 minutes. (Do not pick up cookie pops using sticks until completely cooled.)

Step 3:  To assemble each cookie bouquet, place plastic foam in decorative container. Arrange six cookies in container as desired. Tuck tissue paper in between sticks to fill out bouquet.

Source and Image: Pillsbury, General Mills

 

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FREE Mystery, Thriller & Suspense eBooks on Amazon

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Right now, Amazon has lots of FREE Mystery, Thriller & Suspense eBook downloads!  Check them out!  Remember, price can go up at any time, so always check!

FREE Mystery, Thriller & Suspense eBooks on Amazon

Note: price can go up at any time so check to see if it’s still free

You can find lots more free ebooks here (make sure Kindle Edition is $0.00)

You can download for free to your PC

You can download the free Kindle app to your device

You can also shop for a Kindle if you prefer

 

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What I Ate Yesterday – Day 66

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Yesterday – Saturday 1/21 – Day 66

When I got up, I had my usual cup of coffee with milk (trying milk now instead of HWC).

At 2:30pm, I ate what you see above.  This time, instead of slicing my beef roast, I cooked the last piece of that roast whole.  It was a bit tough, but after letting it rest for a bit, omg, it was so good!!!  As for the chicken, I had frozen a rotisserie chicken before my trip so I took that out and boiled it.  That was just like stewed chicken!  The top of the plate is bacon ends with some shrimp added to the mix.  I seriously loved this meal!!!

At 8:30pm, I cooked some ground beef then added leftovers from the past two days which included bacon ends and a bit of sliced beef plus a piece of pork chop, oh and also some eggs.  What I do is save anything I don’t finish from my plate then I use that for a new meal after a day or two.  If I don’t use it up right away, I freeze the cooked mix so it does not go to waste and will thaw later.

At 9:00pm, I had a decafe with whole milk to finish my meal.

At 1:15am, I could not sleep.  Felt hungry.  I got up and heated up more leftovers from dinner and ate the rest.  I heated that in the microwave once I made sure my visiting mouse was not behind it (so creaped out!!!).  Now I have no more leftovers!  Nothing went to waste!

Food that entered my mouth yesterday: beef shoulder roast, chicken, bacon ends, shrimp, ground beef, pork chop, eggs, butter, milk, coffee, pepper, lots of water.

You can watch THIS VIDEO to learn why I’m doing this.

This is the facebook group I’m in.  It’s a public group so you can read the posts without joining.

I will be talking about this new way of life often on my Youtube channel, so please subscribe and you won’t miss a thing!

This is the article that I stumbled upon by Kelly Hogan which got me immensely excited.   And this is Kelly’s blog.

PLEASE READ: Please remember that it’s MY CHOICE to eat the way I want. If you think this is unhealthy, know I’m not as concerned with physical health. I’m more concerned with my mental health. I’m on a mission to feel better mentally… without cravings!!! I’m willing to test this so you don’t have to! But what works for me might not work for you. I’m not doing this to lose weight. I’m doing this because I’m convinced that I’m overly sensitive to carbs and that I must stay away from them if there is any chance of me feeling better. I’m eating from the animal kingdom only, like the complete opposite of vegan. I know this upsets many, but I promise I won’t eat your pets. You are free to follow my progress/failures and you can even disagree with what I do. Just remember that I will get the last word because it’s my blog, my channel, my life! That’s the new me talking! (I think I’m growing balls! Let me look… yes, I see one starting to grow!)

 

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