If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Flag Day, 🇺🇸, cooking, sewing and a money making App

Hello everyone
Today is Flag Day in the USA so we posted our flags in the front yard.  

My daughter’s birthday was this week and we had a last minute family birthday supper here.  
I decorated the dining room with flags and they may just stay up until Labor Day.  
None of the decorations are new.  
I made the primitive flag on the wall more the 15 years ago
The table runner is maybe 10 years old.  

The 2 sets of flag banners are sort of new- I bought them several years ago at a big Veterans hospital gift shop.  They were 75% off and I think that made them .50 cents a package.  

We were out of homemade pasta sauce so I made a big batch this week. 
I don’t use a recipe.  I sauté the onions in a little olive oil, then add canned tomatoes (whatever purée, crushed, sauce or paste on hand)  It gets seasoned with salt and pepper, garlic, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning and just a little sugar.  It gets simmered and I add seasoning as needed, just adding and simmering until it tastes right. 

Then I put it in containers and freeze until needed.  
My family really likes it.  They say jarred sauces are too sweet.  
I’ve been making it like this for years.  

I like to sew burp cloths for baby gifts but I was all out of baby flannel.  So I made myself go to Joann last Saturday when the baby flannels were just $1.99 a yard.  They rarely put it on sale that low.  
I also used my military ID for 10% extra off and got back 5% from Ibotta.  
I can make lots of burp cloths and bibs with all this cute fabric.  

Have you heard of a Secret Shopper program called Field Agent? 
I got the app a few weeks ago but hadn’t tried it. 
Then one afternoon we were going to Lowe’s and I hadn’t planned supper.  I saw a job on Field Agent to order pizza on the Little Caesar’s app.  If I filled it all out, Field Agent would reimburse me for the pizzas and pay me $4.50.  
So I tried it, answered the questions they asked about the pizzas and service and sent the photos they requested.  
It was easy and delicious.  
And I was paid and reimbursed! 

I also did a job at Walmart that worked the same way, I bought a bag of Kraft cheese and was reimbursed and paid $2.  

That’s my history so far on Field Agent.  
Pay is made by direct deposit. 
Jobs vary everyday and I’m guessing bigger towns have more jobs available than in the not big town I live in.
My daughter has also done a couple of Field Agent jobs and she likes it too.  

You won’t get rich doing Field Agent,  but if you want to make a bit of money and maybe get free products, I recommend it.  
There is no referral program so just sign up if you want to try it.  

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A favorite thing, a repair and 2 little sewing projects

One is my favorite things is our adhesive box.  Because I sew and craft and because we fix things,  we have several kinds of tapes and glues.  
A few years ago, I rounded most all of them up from various places in our home and put them in one container.  
It is so handy now when anything needs done, we just look in the “glue box” and get what we need.  

This box is on a shelf in the craft room closet- easy to find.  

Elizabeth’s sandal had a separating sole and she asked if I could fix it.  
I used Fix All adhesive from Dollar Tree and clothespins to clamp it shut while the glue dries.  
One sole was half off and the other one was just starting to come apart.  

Hopefully they will be fixed when the glue sets.  

It is humid in Oklahoma and drinks in bottles really sweat in the summer.  
I don’t really care for wet bottles so I sewed up a couple of home made Koozies.  
They are just scrap quilting fabric, with fusible batting inside and Velcro for the closure.  

Bottles vary in size so if you sew some,  just figure out the best width and height for your bottle. 
My bottle is 16 ounces and the finished Koozie is about 10 inches by 5 inches.  

Remember Scrunchies from the 90s?  
I saw this YouTube video and decided to make some 


Her instructions say the fabric should be cut 4.5 inches by 18 inches.  That works perfect. 
She recommended the elastic be 8 inches but that was too long for my fine hair.  I shortened my elastic to 7 inches.  

It’s been raining all day and this has been a perfect day to stay home and fix and sew.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Birthday fun and easy meals

Hello everyone 🌞

With my craft room in order, it was easy and fun to make this birthday card.  I used a circle paper punch, embroidery floss, scrap paper, a glue stick and a rubber stamp. 

Our oldest granddaughter, Elizabeth, turned 8 ❤️

Her momma (my daughter, Nina) made her a very fun surprise center cake. 
When cut, candy and sprinkles pour out.  It was a very special cake and it tasted delicious too. 
Nina also fancied up my husband’s insulated iced tea cup.  She uses some kind of inks, epoxies and a turning contraption.  They turn out beautiful and she has a busy little side business starting with them.  

I haven’t made a pretty to do list lately but I made one yesterday.  

My husband has a little garden in our backyard.  Yesterday he picked onions, a few peppers, basil and lettuce.  

Supper last night was easy
Hash brown potatoes
Spinach from the garden with onions and a little bacon
Chopped veggies with cottage cheese- I like balsamic vinegar on mine ❤️

Another easy meal was fajita bowls. I cooked 2 diced chicken breasts in one pan, 2 onions and 2 bell peppers in another,  when done I mixed them together and seasoned with garlic salt, pepper and lime juice.  
Serve on top of rice and add salsa, sour cream and cheese as desired.  

This is so good and is good leftover too.  

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda