Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Peanut Butter Cups

Don't you just love them? We do! A few weeks ago I was cruising around on Pinterest and found a blog. I quickly decided I loved this new blog I found. It is filled with tons and tons of DIY laundry soap, and cleaners and some very yummy looking recipes. I came along a recipe for HOMEMADE Peanut Butter Cups at One Good Thing by Jillee.

I followed all of the same instructions except, I used a long stiff-tipped paint brush to coat the sides of the muffin cups.

Please forgive my pictures in advance. I was using the camera phone.

Coated cups. The paint brush made it much easier.
Half peanut butter filled and half are done.

Fresh from cooling. 


Monday, October 8, 2012

Cancer strikes our family again

This post is about my middle sister, Kathryn. Her Hodgkin's Lymphoma has returned after being gone for a year. I know everyone is struggling at this time, if you can help, that's wonderful. Prayers and sharing the link are just as wonderful. We love her, we don't want to lose her. Her baby girl needs her Mommy. The site is set up to help her while she is receiving her treatment, her relapse is considered stage 4. She can no longer work, and gets no disability from her job because it's a government job. Thank you for whatever you can do.

My step-daughter, Haley, lost her mother to the same cancer 8 years ago. I'll write her story here one day. 

This here is the link to Kathryn's story and her donation site. 

My sister Kathryn and my niece. 
What is Hodgkin's Lymphoma?

Hodgkin's Lymphoma is characterized by the presence of a special type of lymphatic cell called a Reed-Sternberg (RS) cell. These cells are giant lymphocytes derived from B-cells. Because they are larger than healthy B-lymphocytes, and they often look like "owl's eyes," diagnosis is easily made when cells are examined under a microscope.
Hodgkin's Lymphoma can affect the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and other internal organs.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Turtle Power!

I have been crocheting for about two years. My grandmother taught me when I was younger and then I forgot how. I re-taught myself with a book and good ole' You Tube. I've been mostly making dishcloths (which I love), scarves and an afghan here and there (I have two half done). Most recently I've discovered the Amigurumi animals. There are so many I want to make. I have done a few now, and they are just way too cute.

I just made these Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I found the pattern on Pinterest linked to here. I altered the original pattern a bit to fit the way I wanted it to look. I used her arm instructions for my turtles legs and then following the style of those legs I made smaller ones for the arms.

Aren't they fun??

Heroes in a Half-Shell

I have a bunch of other fun crochet projects I'm working on for gifts for this year. I'll be sharing as I finish. 

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