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Happy New Year!

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 8:32 pm on Monday, December 31, 2007
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I made this card the other day. Not all elements of the image are mine, but I did the work! I know, it is not yet midnight, but I’m already yawning and not sure I could make it, so I’m posting NOW! ;)

Hope the New Year finds each one of you healthy and happy!

Happy 2008

Challenge 273, image 2

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 8:43 pm on Sunday, December 30, 2007
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This is what I said when I posted this image at Plus PSP: “I would love to paint portaits, be it human or animal. Since I do not have the natural ability, I’ll just continue to dream about it and fake it with my pictures and PSP! ;)

Corel paint tubes, dozibaer.com’s palette, brush and window. I created the easel, the “painted” photos are mine and the window view is also part of a photo of mine.”

Virtual Studio

Doe a dear, a female deer

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 9:50 pm on Saturday, December 29, 2007
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These photos are not that great cause I was a good distance away from her and on top of that, I was shooting through the passenger side window. The sucker won’t roll down any longer and there was no way I could have gotten out of the truck without her bolting for the woods. I suppose people that grew up with deer in their neighborhoods, would say, “So what?” To us, they are a treat to see for we’ve lived all our lives having to travel in all directions to see them. They simply did not live right here in our vicinity… until now! They’ve been seen around here for the last five years or so and I just couldn’t be happier about that.

I had to really work these over to make them decent enough for sharing. Click to see the pics!

The Lights are Gone

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 10:04 pm on Friday, December 28, 2007
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Today’s beautiful weather prompted us to get in gear and take the outside lights and decorations down and pack them away for the next 11 months. I’m kinda sad about it to tell you the truth. We’ve really enjoyed sitting in the front room (computer room, smallest bedroom) of our house and enjoying the view. See what I mean? It was lovely, but until next year, I’ll have to enjoy this picture of part of the yard. The north side of the driveway not visible here had a couple of those spiral trees and a shrub with red lights. I told Ed I needed to search for some clearance deals and find something new to add next year. Oh… a project… off I go! :)

2007 Christmas Lights

Challenge 273

Filed under: Graphic Images — DonnaB at 7:31 pm on Thursday, December 27, 2007
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Jannd says: Create an image expressing “I’m dreaming of—- —— anything except a White Christmas!!!!”

I'm Dreaming of World Peace

Calico Kitty Update

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 9:22 pm on Wednesday, December 26, 2007
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Miss Scooter Libby is a little more than half grown now and rules the roost around here. I’ve wanted to take a new picture of her with the Christmas decorations, but had failed miserably until tonight. The small tree on the end table serves as the backdrop and I had to act quickly when I realized she was posing there tonight. I actually thought she would have destroyed the tiny tree by now, but has not touched it at all. Christmases past have found cats of all ages climbing right up the trunk of our bigger trees and perching there for all the world to see. Guess this tree simply wasn’t big enough for any of them to bother. And yes, my friends and family, the lights are still burning brightly for I’m not yet ready to see them go. ;)

I Need Volunteers….

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 10:41 pm on Tuesday, December 25, 2007
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…. and you must like packing things away. I know, I know!! You have your own things to put away, but I really, really would appreciate the help!

Just kidding of course, I will put the Christmas decorations away the same way I displayed them… a little at a time. I love my things, I’ve very much enjoyed everything this year and the lighted parts are still burning brightly tonight. We’ve always been ones to quit plugging in the lights the day after Christmas, but I might keep them going into the new year.

THE NEW YEAR! Can you believe it? 2008? It seems like only yesterday when we were all concerned about the year 2000 and what it would do to our precious computers. I love this age of technology and gadgets and I’m thrilled I’m still intrigued by the things. I hope I never grow tired of learning and playing…. and you won’t either! ;)

Christmas Eve

Filed under: That random stuff — DonnaB at 10:47 pm on Monday, December 24, 2007
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I’m stuffed…. remind me to never make banana pudding again… especially in a household of two and one half of the two hasn’t and probably won’t touch the pudding! :)

Hope Santa doesn’t pass over your house without stopping! Ho! HO! HO!!! Merry Christmas!

Sweet Potatoes… gotta love ‘em!

Filed under: That random stuff, Good to Eat — DonnaB at 8:43 pm on Sunday, December 23, 2007
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I’ve been reading Ree’s blog since running across the link on a cattle forum I sometimes frequent. She’s funny, she’s talented, the gal takes awesome photos and on top of that, she cooks which leads me back to the title of this post. Before Thanksgiving, she posted a sweet potato recipe and I thought it sounded like something we would enjoy. It’s just almost too simple considering how delicious it is and I was so very right; we loved it!

The ingredients are: Sweet Potatoes, Milk, Sugar, Vanilla, Eggs, Salt, Butter, Pecans, Flour, and Brown Sugar. Nothing fancy, nothing you won’t have on hand other than the taters.

Ree normally posts her recipes on her sister site, The Pioneer Woman Cooks, but this particular recipe was posted on Serious Eats. Head on over there for pictures and the directions to cook this sweet dish. You won’t be sorry, I wasn’t at Thanksgiving and I’m making them again for our Christmas dinner.

More decorations…

Filed under: Photos — DonnaB at 10:30 pm on Saturday, December 22, 2007
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Here’s a part of the mantle decorations. Really nothing special up there, but it is pretty when all lit up. There’s this metal deer candle holder (minus the candles), a metal sleigh with Christmas balls in it, the lighted garland, a few more metal deer and the lighted wreath. I can’t seem to get a decent picture of the whole thing. Guess I might need to do a little reading about taking pictures of Christmas lights.

Deer Decor

p. s. Will somebody please shut the dang door up north? It’s windy and very cold here tonight!

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