Monday, January 10, 2011

Old Trucks

There is something about these old trucks that just tugs at my heart. I love them all!
The body has those soft curves and the beds with the wood floors....But I think one of best things were the vent windows and the floor vents,both pulling in that fresh air.
Yep...Wish I had one......................

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Check Out My Crafting Blog !

Junk Jazzers

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pics From The Overton Fest

Had a good time selling at the fest. I painted lots of kidos faces and some adults too!
Check em out!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Make your own laundry soap

Homemade Laundry Detergent Recipe

  • 1 bar of Fels Naptha soap, shaved
  • 4 cups of hot water to melt the soap
  • 3 gallons of hot water
  • 1 cup of borax
  • 2 cups of washing soda
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 large Rubbermaid container about 4-5 gallons size
Here’s what you do:
Grate the soap into a saucepan. You can use either a box grater or a food processor for this. I recommend you do not use whatever tool you use for grating soap with food. I was able to buy an extra food processor very inexpensively at a thrift store.
Add 4 cups of hot water to the pan.  Simmer on low until the soap melts completely into the water.
Add borax, washing soda and baking soda to the hot water. Simmer on low until it dissolves with the soap. If the mixture is not melting, add more water if needed.
Add 3 gallons of hot water to the large container. Add the mixture to the hot water. Mix with a large spoon until it
completely dissolves.
Let cool overnight. You will notice that it turns into a thick gel. Use 1 cup of this homemade laundry detergent per load of laundry

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Start with dried beans. At night, wash and sort out any bad beans and cover with water. Dried beans will swell to twice their dried size, so cover with plenty of water. In the morning, drain and wash beans.
Put in a 4 to 6 quart heavy cooking pot and cover with water. Add a cured ham hock for the best flavor. You can use country ham slices, thick sliced bacon or side meat, but make sure it's cured, not just smoked.
On high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 4 to 6 hours. Add more water if necessary, until beans are soft. (A good Southern cook would never serve hard beans.) By this time, the beans will be a soft, light brown. If your beans turn dark, the water in your area probably isn't good for cooking beans.
Taste beans when done to see if they need more salt. Sometimes the ham hock is sufficient to season the beans. Some cooks also add a pinch or two of sugar or a dash of catsup for flavor. A big pot of beans can be warmed day after day until all gone. They get better the more they are warmed. The soup in them will get thicker with each reheating.
For your convenience - Cook beans in a crock pot. If you start it in the morning before you go to work, they will be ready when you get home for supper.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Real Ghost Story The Hanging Tree Center,Texas

I figure since Halloween is so close everyone might enjoy some of the " Ghost Stories I have Found On the Internet or have been told to me.
The Hanging Tree is one I have heard about since I was a kid.
I don't live too far from Center, so small town talk has revealed a lot of stories.
This is the first.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Pets

These are my pets.