Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Best of 2009? Me? Really?

Yes! :)

Two of my projects posted on Craftster were voted best of 2009!

Craftster Best of 2009 Winner
I'm a Craftster Best of 2009 Winner!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Conquer Those Fears

No matter who you are, we all have fears. Last week I decided to beat one of my fears. Now, this was not anything major, but simply a fear of failure.

My fear of failure was in trying to make something, and having it be a complete bust. Now mind you I am no stranger to making and failing, so this was not a baseless fear.

So what was this thing I was afraid of failing at? Making Bobka. You can stop laughing now.

Seriously I've wanted to make bobka, but was afraid it would be a a huge cooking fail. Well, low and behold it was a success!

The recipe made four loaves, and they are all gone!

Lesson learned: Go slay those dragons! ~: )

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you all have a safe and thankful day.

New completed project from me, too.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Coke Went

This is a fun game to take photographs of a coke can when I go places. It reminds me to take my camera, and to actually use it!
Here is the first:

The Coke went to the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington DC.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


As most people know yesterday new recommendations concerning mammograms have been released by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a government-appointed, independent panel of medical professionals whose recommendations inform decisions by health professionals and insurers.

This panel recommended that all American women without a family history of breast cancer receive a mammogram every two years between the ages of 50 and 74. The report does not recommend routine screening mammography in women aged 40 to 49 years. Also the report recommends doctors stop advising women to do self-breast exams.

First, please consult your doctor before making changes based on this report, and second know the facts.

The Mayo Clinic and the American Cancer Society continue to recommend screenings for women 40 years of age and older. "Mayo Clinic will continue to evaluate new data on mammography and breast cancer detection as information is made available. But at this time...Mayo Clinic physicians feel it is in the best interests of their patients to offer routine screening mammography."

Women need to protect themselves, and unfortunately this government group has made a wrong call.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Life's Been Busy

No posts from me in quite sometime.It's a wonder anyone even checks here anymore! Well, just to get me on track here are a few items I've made during my break from posting.

Some Aprons for friends:
Silvers' Aprons
These are fun to make, and the original idea came from my Grandmother z'l.

A mosaic scale I was commissioned to create:
A friend saw the scale I made for my bathroom and asked me to create one for her daughter in law. Her daughter in law has been battling an eating disorder for 10 years, so this was a special project for me. Even the bottom is mosaiced.

And a necklace I made for me! Love turquoise.

Welcome back to you, and me. Hope to post about 1 - 2 per week.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August = It's Mammogram time

Today was my every 6 month mammogram check. I wanted to share some methods I use to prepare for my mammograms. Then you can try them, too!

Exercise#1: Visit your garage at 3:00 a.m. when the temperature of the cement floor is just about 25 - 30 degrees. Take off all your warm clothes and lay comfortably on the floor with one breast under the rear tire of the car. Ask a friend to slowly back the car up until your breast is sufficiently flattened and chilled. Turn over and repeat for the other breast.

Exercise #2: Place in the freezer two metal bookends overnight. Strip to the waist. Invite a stranger into the room. Press the bookends against either side of your one breast. Smash the bookends together as hard as you can. Set an appointment with the stranger to meet next year and do it again.

Exercise #3: Open your refrigerator door and insert one breast between the door and the main box. Have one of your strongest friends slam the door shut as hard as possible and lean on the door for good measure. Hold that position for five seconds (while you hold your breath). Repeat again in case the first time wasn't effective enough.

Seriously ladies.
  • If you're over 39 you should be having yearly mammograms.
  • Every woman should be doing self breast exams, monthly.
  • Know the risk factors, and see how many of them you can include or exclude yourself from. Keep your doctor informed of any of these risk factors you do fall under.
  • If digital mammograms are available in your area get one. They cost no more than the regular imaging, are covered by insurances also and detect much smaller, much sooner.
This is very important for all women.

Also click here if you want to give free mammograms to women who would not get them otherwise: