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Linky Goodness by arteesvida
May 25, 2008, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Linky Goodness

Great Yo-Yo tutorial  (the fabric kind not the walk the dog kind)

I like my skirts fast and cheap (I’ll buy enough fabric for both of us if someone makes one for me!)

Gorgeous 3D sidewalk art by Julian Beever

Set design for the new Sex and the City movie.

A peek into Eleanor Grosch’s home (I’m moving in, she doesn’t know it yet.)

Linky Goodness by arteesvida
May 20, 2008, 9:19 pm
Filed under: Linky Goodness

10 Ways To Clean The Bedroom (from Apartment Therapy)

Super groovy headboard idea (from Grammardog and her sidekick Bea Arthur)

Create large wall posters from any image for free!

Fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream (from Gourmet)

Framing On The Cheeeeeeeeeeap by arteesvida
May 18, 2008, 7:05 pm
Filed under: Home and Garden

Ok, so I got my IRS economy stimulation check.  I do plan on stimulating the economy just like the government is hoping I will, but I plan on stimulating it with new flooring in my bedroom.  Framing can get EXPENSIVE quickly so it would be quite easy to spend it all on picture frames if I wasn’t careful.  My mom and I are still working on her office and Hobby Lobby was having half off all their pre-fab frames with glass in them.  We brought down a stack of her stuff to get framed for the office and a few of my things.  For the four items pictured(plus a table top frame not shown), both frames and mattes, I spent 54.00.  That includes one matte that had to be specially cut.  I’ve found two good ways to frame on the cheap.  Purchase a pre-fab frame bigger than your item and have a matte cut for it if it is not a standard size already.  Another inexpensive option is to have matteboard cut to fit the frame and then you can “float” your picture in the middle.  Hobby Lobby is so inexpensive to have matte’s cut to order that I usually just do that.  If Hobby Lobby isn’t in your neck of the woods, the floating option is the cheapest deal I’ve found at Michaels.  I know I’m long overdo for more pictures of my mom’s office (it’s look FAB)…as soon as we get pictures up I’ll do that!


This is a watercolor that my daughter made for me for mother’s day probably two  years ago.  Flowers in a vase.

This was my mother’s day gift from my son this year.  A shadow profile pic he made in school.


My Vern Yip autograph.  Cuz I ROCK!

When my Grandma died, we found a stash of stuff she had kept that had belonged to her mother, Marion.  Alot had to do with her death (burial insurance and stuff) and some card she had received that had meant alot to her, her rouge compact and this.  It’s a letter from her doctor stating she has no contagious skin disease and can return to work as a cook (she worked at the Woolworth’s lunch counter).  Some of the other bits and papers have proven useful in our application for Choctaw citizenship (Marion was full blooded Choctaw, and had registered, but never registered her children), but this was ephemera I loved best.

Aromatherapy Bath Salts by arteesvida
May 13, 2008, 11:50 pm
Filed under: Bath and Body

1 cup table salt

1/2 cup borax

40 drops essential oil

Mix dry ingredients, the add essentialk oils, stirring well to combine.  Use 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup per bath.

Groovy (and free!) Printables by arteesvida
May 12, 2008, 1:44 am
Filed under: Linky Goodness, Mixed Media, Uncategorized

Chinese Clip Art

Old Pictures (most are copyright free)

Antique photos of California redwoods.

Blackberry Cobbler by arteesvida
May 7, 2008, 2:56 pm
Filed under: Kitchen Magic, Linky Goodness

Since my wordpress blogs have tags (my LiveJournal one does now too, but it is apparantly too late for me to get used to the idea), I’ve taken to posting recipes here.  I have a few friends who ask for the same recipes all the time (read: pumpkin cheesecake at Thanksgiving time) and this way they can find them right away without even having to admit they’ve been lost again.

Healthy recipes, however, have been going on the GI blog.

Blackberry cobbler may not seem like a healthy dessert, but I developed a GI friendly crumb topping that actually is.  Check it out here.