August 12, 2015

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I was never skeptical when I first started using essential oils.  I'm not gonna lie.  I'm a sucker for just about anything.
I come by essential oils pretty naturally.  I'm a flower-child of the 70s.  nuff said?  I've used some kind of incense pretty much most of my life in one form or another.  I was already using essential-oils in my everyday life.  I use Lavendar every evening at bedtime and I use Lemon-Grass during the day.  These were my go-to daily oils.  I just loved how relaxing and fresh it makes my home and I loved the spa-like atmosphere essential oils creates.  So I was a pretty easy sale or cheap date.
I've used over-the-counter noname brand essential oils first.  Both my daughters are in industries that lend themselves very well to essential oils.  One of my daughters spends part of her time, when she's not running her day job as a Certified Yoga instructor and the other is an internationally certified massage therapist and holistic health practictioner.  When I was introduced to Young Living essential oils and I could tell a difference right away.  I became even more interested. The more I used them and read about them, the more I became convinced that these medicinal grade essential oils were the way to go.  Little drops of love designed by God to help us.
Over the past year, I have discovered that they are superb at promoting wellness, boosting your immunity, and removing toxins from your body.  The only thing you’re going to wish, when you finally decide to take the plunge, is that you would have taken it sooner! 
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August 10, 2015

New All Th!ngs Pr!ssy Wellness Page

I've created a new page on my blog.  Look up there ^ its an informational and resource page for Young Living Essential Oils.  I really just want to use oils myself and there is NO obligation at all to sell oils when you join as a wholesale member.  I just felt I'd try the no-pressure way by sharing online with friends and family first.  Check out my new page, won't you please?!?!
All Th!ngs Pr!ssy - Wellness

All my best
M!ss Pr!ssy

August 09, 2015

You're Loved No Matter What!

You're Loved No Matter What!  When I saw that title it caught my eye and I scurried on over to read the entire blog post.  I follow many blogs via Feedly.  I must follow hundreds.  My interest range from... well, first and foremost, papercrafts of course.  But then I've noticed my taste ranges from design blogs, farming, cooking, inspirational, jewelry making, all the way to interiors and fashion. This particular blog is a blog about faith, another topic near and dear to my heart.  The article was highlighting recommended reading but was a very encouraging article and the book looks like a good read too.  The high-level message from the blog post were about the friends and family our hearts need most...  I've taken the creative license and added the words 'and FAMILY' because I think it applies as well to families.


I have called you friends. – Jesus {John 15:15}




Encourage one another


A Loving Friend and Family Chooses You


A Loving Friend and Family Enjoys You


A Loving Friend and Family Doesn't Speak Negatively about You


A Loving Friend and Family Is Your Advocate and Encourager


A Loving Friend and Family Helps You Become All You’re Created to Be

Conversely, if you don't choose to enjoy your friends and family or you speak negatively about them, you refuse to be an advocate and offer encouragement... well that's just not LOVE. I believe they will still become all they are created to be just without you. Be kind people, love and forgive one another you may never get another chance. Life is short. One of my favorite sayings. Sweep your side of the street first. Amen.


Peace out


M!ss Pr!ssy

Don't live there


April 05, 2015

One Year Ten Months and...

Hello, M!ss Pr!ssy here...

I seriously cannot believe that it's been exactly one year and ten months since I've done a blog post. Wow!!  Well, I'm posting something tonight because I actually have something to post.  I went onto Pinterest to see if I could get inspired and sure enough I did.  I don't know how long this stamp company has been around but they are a new favorite of mine.  It's called Mama Elephant and they have some kahute images.  When I saw these little Mama Bears I just had to have them.  I'm hoping to get the lead out or dust off the cobwebs and start posting again on a regular basis.  I think life just gets in the way sometimes and I hit a wall energy-wise as well.  I used to come home from work practically every evening and work into the night on something crafty and then all weekend too. Well, since my last post way back in June 2013 that has not been happening.  I pretty much work, sleep and work and sleep.   Wash, rinse and repeat.

Here's to getting my MAGIC back!  A little magic can take you a long way!!

This card was made with inspiration from ---> here.  For the card base I used Stampin Up black cardstock.  The card face I used watercolor paper, an ombre watercolor technique and Stampin Up white embossing powder for the sentiment.


I have to say it was alot of fun dusting off some of my old supplies.  I had to find where I put them and squirrled away. Everytime I opened a new drawer looking for a supply it was like Christmas.  I used to have a room dedicated to crafting but have since had to downsize my ENTIRE CRAFTY AREA (see before and after pics to my previous craftroom redo) to 1/2 of a closet and a folding table at the end of my bed in my bedroom.  I know SCANDALOUS.  A guest bedroom became more important, and priorities change.  I'm not bitter.  Remember this beautiful set-up?

An entire room


Two Ikea Expedit Units



 Just filled with my wonderful supplies


Well that didn't last long before the precious real estate had to be reclaimed to a guest room  Try and picture ALL OF THE ABOVE now resides in 1/2 of a wall-length closet.  I think I know where my mojo went.

Cheers!
M!ss Pr!ssy





June 15, 2013

What I've been up to lately...

Hello,

Just chick'n  From Millan.Net  in to see if anybody's out there.... hello hello hello hello.  (think echo-sound).  My little blog is woefully neglected but every now and then I like to pop-in with some blews (blews=blog news, I just made that up).  LOL, still crackin myself up.  What I've been up to lately?  That is the question.  Awhile ago, I took a class at my mostest favorite stamp store ever!!! ---> Papertales (hi Michelle) with my mostest favorite teacher/designer ever, ---> Debby Schuh.  I'm taking this ---> class in July!!  Can't wait.  Anyway, the journal was called 'Recipe of Me' and could be used to hold stories of people, places and events that made up 'me'.   However, I decided to modify and use it for a recipe holder all of my favorite, well-worn, family heirloom recipes.  I think its perfect for it!  

I've been meaning to transfer all of the recipes I love to recipe cards (either 4 x 6 or 5 x 8, whichever fits better) and include in my journal.  Some I will print out and some I am going to handwrite.  My personal recipes and family heirloom recipes will be handwritten.  I've assembled a stack of all of my favorite recipes.  Some are my favorites, some have been printed off the internet, some from family/friends.  


Front cover.  Tablescape w/candles, hen, handwriting samples

Dessert Section


Breakfast Section

This is kind of a four part entry.  A tag card slides into this page for the Soup & Stew Section:

1.


Pull the card out from the page.  See my section tag?

2.


I will keep all of my Soup & Stew recipes here.  I made a flap on the bottom inch of the tag card by folding it up approx an inch.  That way when I pull the tag out of the envelope the recipes come up with it.   I wanted to store several recipes in this envelope so the flap contains them easier.

3.


I made blank recipe card templates (of course I did) digitally (in MSWord) using (download font here --->) 'Old Typewriter' font style.  It's one of my favorite fonts to use for papercrafting and adds to the vintage feel I'm going for.  What I love about my recipe card templates is I made them in several sizes, 3x5, 4x6 and 5x8.  I can use whichever size works best for the page I'm using in my journal.  They are fully editable and can be modified as needed.  I also made them double-wide (or long ,,)) with a dotted line for the fold.  So would that make them 6x5, 8x6 and 10x8??? OMG nevermind.  I can either type in the recipe and printout or print blank recipe cards and handwrite.  I can also add clipart or borders if I like.  So far, I've kept mine plain with just the classic blue lines and red borderline.  I plan on customizing sometime.  Aren't they cute?  I printed them out on cardstock to make them sturdier.

 4.

I think this journal lends itself very well for 'favorite recipes'.  I made category tabs as needed.  I printed them out using the first couple of rows from my recipe card template.  I added clipart to the category headings as you can see.

 I hope you enjoyed your visit!!  Leave a comment (with email address) and I will email a digital copy of my recipe card templates for you.

~M!ssPr!ssy

February 10, 2013

The 3 Rs

From Millan.Net 
Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle.  I love finding old items and turning them into new functional items.    I've done it before and I'll do it again.  A couple of years ago I picked up a really cool solid oak Antique/Vintage full-size bedframe (complete with headboard, footboard, slats).  I was told by the owners it was at least 100 years old and had been in their parents home.  I picked it up for $25 and I knew it was a diamond in the rough.   I was super excited and brought it home to show the hus my great find (and his new project).

From Millan.Net

Now, I didn't need a bedframe nor did I have any space for it (other than to store it in the garage) but I have always wanted/needed a bench at the end of my bed.  I research DIY projects on the web and found a lot of ideas.  The first words out of his mouth of course were, I'm not doing it, don't expect me to do it, I will never make a bench out of that bedframe and stop bringing home projects for 'me' to do.  That went over well, tell me how you really feel?  Me: "How long do you think it will take?"  LOL.  That went over really well.  Fast forward a couple of years.  Hope springs eternal.  Of course, I'm like a dog with a bone.  I suggested what a great Christmas present my finished bench would be.  When that didn't happen, I suggested what a great birthday present a finished bench would be!?!  There's always Valentines Day and/or our Anniversary?!?  Anything?  Crickets.

From Millan.Net
AND NOW?  Walla...

Headboard:

Footboard (With the cut-to-size side slats already prepped).  Usually the headboard is used for the bench back and the footboard is used for the bench front.  I liked the straight lines of the footboard so I decided to use the footboard for the back of the bench because the headboard was too tall for my purposes, I wanted to preserve the wood carving/scroll work it was too pretty to cut to pieces.  The left over piece of wood of the headboard I plan on making into a shelf with pegs for hanging.  (Honey?).  Plus the footboard was the perfect size with no cutting required  From Millan.Net:

 The front toe kick part/the two front legs are cut from the bottom piece of the headboard:

The almost finished product (with no flash) but you get the gist, the project was from a full-sized bedframe and it fit perfectly at the end of my queen-sized bed:

The almost finished product (with flash).  I know it looks a little rough, well a lot rough.  It will still need to be sanded and stained (espresso stain or maybe painted) to match the bedroom furniture.  I was just so excited to get it finished.  I didn't want to hold up production.  I can always sand/stain it later.  Doesn't it have great character and age?!?!?!   I'll take more pictures and update this post later when I've been able to apply the finishing touches.  Sometimes you just have to believe it to see it (me) and sometimes you just have to see it to believe it (the hus).  When all was said and done my husband says, "good idea".  Really?  Preaching to the choir.  I love it and now I have a place to set extra bedding or  clothes.  Its really special because my husband made it for me.  He did ask, "Can this be for both your Christmas and Birthday present?" and I said, "YES, of course.  I'm a cheap date."  What's a little sweat equity... come on.... pweeze.

Enjoy!
M!ss Pr!ssy
From Millan.Net

Chiming in

One of these days... I'll have a kick@$$ blog.  I'll have a million+ followers.  I'll be linked to twitter, facebook, google, Martha as in Stewart, Pdub and Bill Gates.  My metadata and keywords will harvest only the number one spot in search engines.  They will KNOW WHERE I AM and that I exist.

Until then, its little ole me.  M!ssPr!ssy.  Paper, ribbon, ink, stampin, scrapping and yatayatayata with a capital "Y".  The capital "Y" because I do more yack'n than priss'n lately.   In the meantime. I have yet another 'Chef Tip of the Century'.  You will love the genius.  When I bake bread I like to cover it until the last ten minutes or so to avoid burning.  Except you have to leave a 'dome' to allow for expansion.  Over the years, I fold the aluminum foil in thirds leaving a little accordion fold along the center approximately one inch, like a tent.  Then once I wrap the bread pans I pull up on this little center fold.  Hoping it will expand enough to leave room for the loaf to rise while cooking and the top of the bread doesn't stick to the foil. I also always spray the foil tent with a cooking spray to avoid sticking as well.  I never 100% liked this technique because it wasn't exactly shaped round like a dome it was more shaped like an "A" tent.  Enter brainchild.

Notice the shape of the top arm of a common mixer?


Foil:

Example of foil tent (1 inch fold in center) and also the old loaf pan cover method

 Example of foil tent2 (1 inch fold in center)  old loaf pan cover method

  Bread pans that need cover before baking.  RECIPE

Using the top/shape of my common mixer I press foil over the mixer.  Make sure its long enough to cover the ends of average loaf pan.  It forms a perfectly shaped/size loaf pan cover.

Perfectly sized/shape loaf pan cover.  Still has the tent fold for expansion but is dome shaped neatly and correctly.

I KNOW GENIUS!!

Until next time.  Enjoy.  Wish you had smellavision because the loafs smell wonderful.

M!ss Pr!ssY

October 21, 2012

Shepard's Pie

There's nothing like comfort food on a rainy, fall Sunday afternoon.  I've had requests for my recipe for Shepard's Pie, so I thought I'd do a quick blog post to share.  It's so quick and easy and yummy and good and... well you get the picture.  Typically, only ground beef and peas are used in most Shepard's Pie recipes that I've seen.  I like more veggies than that so in my rendition I add one can each of corn, substituting green beans (instead of peas) and thinly sliced carrots (fresh not canned).  I think its a healthier version adding more veggies and its more colorful.  Typically I think that a cream soup is used instead of brown gravy also.  I prefer brown gravy.

Cook's Tip:  I forgot to line my cookie sheet with aluminum foil first, now I'll have a mess to clean up!

Recipe
2 lbs of ground beef 
(I used organic and I'm sure you could use ground turkey)
2 large jars of brown gravy or
4 packets of brown gravy mix
1 chopped onion
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 can of corn
1 can of green beans or peas
(Typically peas are used.  I like green beans better)
4-6 carrots sliced thinly
8-10 servings of instant mashed potatoes
4-6 cups of shredded cheddar cheese (to taste)

Brown the ground beef in a fry pan.  Add the chopped onion/garlic and simmer until ground beef is fully cooked,  drain off excess grease. Add the brown gravy to the beef/onion mixture, simmer for 5 minutes. While this is cooking make the instant mashed potatoes (7-10 servings) according to package directions.  (I like a good one inch layer to my Shepard's Pie).  Layer the ground beef mixture into a 9x11 casserole dish.  Add the corn, beans and carrots, mix all together. Spread mashed potatoes over the top covering all.  Sprinkle with cheddar cheese over the mashed potatoes to taste.  Place the casserole dish onto an aluminum foil lined cookie sheet (to catch spills).  Cover with aluminum foil (spray mine with Pam on the inside so it doesn't stick to the cheese).  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until bubbling.  Take the aluminum foil off for the last 10 minutes to brown the cheese.

Enjoy!

A couple of in-process pics


All the ingredients mixed together before mashed potato topping.  Make sure you get the carrots mixed into the gravy good because they still need to cook.


Mashed potato and cheddar cheese topping added just before the oven.  My shredded cheddar was frozen from the freezer.


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