Friday, July 12, 2013

In the Shop

These beautiful needlepoint pillows are available!   

They have gorgeous shades of coral, green, saffron, French blue. Needlepoint fronts, velvet backs. 16x20. 

$180 each. 
Have a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

In the Shop

Original oil painting for sale. 34Wx46H
Beautiful landscape painting. I love the colors used. 
$800 plus shipping. 
E-mail for more info.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Carol's Spicy Chipotle Chicken Chili


I realize this is not a food blog, but I have had several requests for my recipe for my chicken chili so I decided to put it here so that it would reach more people who might enjoy it.

Ingredient List:
3 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
3 15oz. cans Northern white beans
1 can mild Ro-tel
2 15oz. Cans chicken broth
3 chipotle peppers in adobo, chopped
Garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper to taste
1/2 small can chopped green chiles

Cooking Directions:
Place all ingredients in large pot and bring to gentle boil. Reduce heat to low or medium low and simmer at least 30 minutes. Serve with chopped cilantro, sour cream, grated sharp cheddar, chopped onions, or any garnish of your choice.

(This chili is fairly spicy. You could probably substitute regular diced tomatoes for the Ro-tel and cool it down some. A little less chipotle pepper would also bring less heat, but that is where the great flavor in this chili comes from.)


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Never Chase After Anyone

This is good advice.  In all aspects of life.  Including online.  Do you chase after people online that never give you the time of day in return?  Never read your tweets, posts, updates when you constantly high-five them?
Then stop!! 
Stop feeding the egos of narcissistic people who feed off the joy of ignoring the people who admire them.  If the person is someone in your field that you like to follow, then admire them from afar, but stop giving them more fodder to make themselves feel more superior and you feel worse.
A narcissist is a narcissist is a narcissist.  They ain't ever gonna change.  So move on and give your attention to people who deserve it and care about you back.
There.  I feel better already.  Don't you?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year and Time For a Life-Cleanse

January 2 is for me like it is most people, I think.  After the holiday festivities, real life appears.  The New Year spread before us feels fresh and new. 
This morning I was thinking about the usual first-of-the-year diet I need to start, and it got me thinking about all the other areas of life that also need a good detox.  So I made a list;

First, my head.  Without a clearing of the mind, no other cleansing can take place.  Letting go of negative, self-defeating thoughts has to come first in order to make progress in all the other areas of life.

Second, my heart.  Old hurts and resentments, perceived slights by others, anger, it all has to swept out of the spirit.  New happiness cannot come in while these are in the way.

Next, my body. Fill it with things that are good for me only. And get up and move!

My home and office need a detox, as well.  Out with old samples and inventory.  Out with clothes we don't wear and, well.....just stuff.

Clearing out the old makes space for the new and the good.  So today I will take a deep breath and take the first step toward cleansing my life.

all images via pinterest