Monday, July 27, 2009

build a bear

I finally broke down and took Ivan to Build A billion dollar Bear.....
Ivan actually paid attention to it...for about 2 days.
Now I think Ollie loves it most! A $50.00 pet toy!


chandelier - Goodwill $6.99

vintage bowls - a gift from my friend Deirdre

vintage owls 25 cents - yard sale

fantastic butterfly collection 18" X18" - $5.00 yard sale

paint by numbers - Arundel flea market $5.00

vintage prints $1.00 each - yard sale

$1.00 yard sale

vintage metal ware - $5.00
I must say it's been a pretty good thrifting season so far......loads of treasures!
I will post a bunch more!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

PICNIC - Application Photos

Hi, Here is a sample of some of my work. Thanks!
Southern Maine Sea Urchin Jewelry

Freehand Embroidery

Beach Flare

Monday, July 6, 2009

I love a parade

Higgins Beach 4th of July Parade
Theme: Holidays
We decided to choose our favorite Pagan Holiday....

Everytime I see this photo of Azlyn I laugh!


along the parade route

any one who knows my friend Becky, knows that she is up to no good!

Christian and Christine

Jon, Kirsten, and Lilah


Lovely Lisa in the background, along with Brian and Lauren, and Izzy

Azlyn and Lulu in the wagon, Ivan and Seamo in the foreground

Lots of fun!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Hot Dog

yum, yum give me some......
ahh, the 60's and 70's cookbooks really know how to stimulate your appetite.
some people have a hard enough time with eating the "oh so suspicious weenier".
these pictures below would send those on the fence, over the hot dog edge.

bacon wrapped double hot dog with processed cheese. who thinks of this????

Did you know?

  • July is National Hot Dog Month
  • An average American eats 60 hot dogs a year
  • In 1893, hot dogs became the standard cuisine for baseball games.
  • Controversial debate surrounds the creation of the hot dog. Who really created the first hot dog? Although the city of Frankfurt, Germany credits itself for the origin of the first frankfurter in 1852, some argue that Johann Georghehner, a butcher from Coburg, Germany created the first frankfurter in the 1600s.
  • interesting...I know for a fact that I may eat 10 hot dogs year.....maybe 5?
    60...who and where are these Average Americans ??????

    FYI - hot dog relish is just mustard and relish mixed together.
    tartar sauce is relish and mayo.
    cocktail sauce is ketchup and horseradish.
    thousand island dressing is ketchup, relish, and mayo.

    Hot Dog Style Glossary

    Chicago dogs: Yellow mustard, dark green relish, chopped raw onions, tomato slices, celery salt and a poppy seed bun.
    looks more like a salad to me....

    Kansas City dogs: Sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese on a sesame seed bun. yum!

    New York City dogs: Steamed onions and pale yellow mustard sauce.

    Coney Island dogs: Topped with a spicy meat mixture.

    um...yuck. meat on meat.

    Southern slaw dogs: Served with coleslaw on top.
    sounds yummy!

    Corn dogs: Placed on a stick, dipped in corn bread batter, and deep-fried.
    my godson can eat like 9 of these in a sitting.

    Tex-Mex dogs: Topped with salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, and chopped jalapenos.

    Pigs in a Blanket: Wrapped in pastry and baked.....
    below is a variation....called mummy dogs

    Baltimore Frizzled: Split and deep-fried.

    Lillies: Short for Lilliputians (from the Jonathan Swift novel Gulliver's Travels), these are about half the size of a man's thumb, also commonly called cocktail-size, and usually served as an appetizer in a sauce.


    There’s bacon, and pinto beans and grilled onions, and a fireworks-burst of condiments: chopped fresh onions, chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeƱo sauce, mayonnaise, mustard.
    recipe for this sonoran dog here

    Hot Dog Terms Regulated by Law

    Beef or all-beef: Contains only beef with no soybean protein or dry milk solid fillers added.

    Kosher: All-beef, usually heavily seasoned with garlic.

    Meat: A mixture of pork and beef, usually 40 percent pork and 60 percent beef with no fillers.

    Frankfurter: May contain up to 3.5 percent fillers and made from a combination of meats.

    french fry covered dog(gross picture, but I bet it tastes good)

    cross section............

    yup, it is what you think it is......worlds longest hot dog, my question is if was a devil dog, I would be so into it!!!!!!

    Happy 4th to all of you that are out at a cook out or barbeque today, and struggling with the question of...... should I eat one or not........go wont kill you. It may give you a mean case of heartburn, but it wont kill you!