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ITS ITALIAN TONIGHT........an easy delicious chicken dish

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Welcome to you!!   The heat is on along with out tropical thunder/rain storms, this weather is very unpredictable. Today I would like to share a delicious Italian recipe that my great gram from Italy made for me as a child. One thing is that my Italian grams never measured anything it was always a pinch of this and a pinch of that. So that's just how were going to run this dish.


I call it Italiano Pollo. Which is Italian Chicken. This is super easy, company friendly your mother-in-law will be jealous . And the best part is you can use your fresh basil from your garden! So this is what you will need to make this dish:

Chicken legs or thighs
one or 2 cans of tomatoes sauce                           




      1 pkg of mushrooms
an onion
fresh basil, parsley
spices, Italian spice, garlic
Olive oil, very important
A good loaf of Italian Bread
A great bottle of red wine
A good big pan for sautéing
a box of bowtie pasta
about 1 1/2 cups of frozen peas , The peas and pasta are for your side dish…

A GREAT WAY TO SPEND A HOT SUMMER DAY THRIFTING!

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A Saturday scanning for thrifted treasures. 
 Hi there, welcome ...schools out, summer is in full swing......it seems to be going by way to fast. I thought  Saturday a thrifting adventure would be fun!  So first I found this huge clock only4.99 Love the way it looks hanging in the seaside kitchen.
 I spied this copper shell and knew it was a must have at 1.99



I sure was not leaving without this  wooden rowboat, it paired well with a recent sign I crafted , "Seaside Boat Rentals".
 I tucked it in the wrought iron basket with some white lights for whimsy.







I also came across this shiny ceramic shell type bowl for .99

I cant think of a better way to have fun on a hot summer day! The best thing to do when you are thrifting is to set a budget for yourself stick to it to avoid overspending. I know things have a cheap ticket price but that can add up if you are not careful, then there's the unexpected thrift store find. I'm sure you can all relate to that , its when you fin…

COME ON HOP IN BUCKLE UP ! READY FOR AN ADVENTURE?WE ARE GOING TO THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES!!

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Hi there thank you for coming along! Sit back and enjoy . First I would like everyone to pray for the family that lost their 3 year old boy after he was snatched up by an alligator.  When visiting Florida you must always beware of alligators that can be in any bodies of water. We are headed for Everglades City to catch the sunset ....Why they call it a city I don't know, it has one school house, a few motels and eateries, but not too much of anything.

Airboat rides that will take you thru the marshes will put you up and center to nature. Fishing is also phenomenal and a good camera is in order on this adventure. Lots to see may have to take pictures thru the SUV window but that is kind of hard seeing that Mr. STNSA turns into mr. Speedy Gonzolas.

Lets take a peek.......
 This is where they dwell in this brakish water. This is a long road monitored by FWC. This should all be view from the car window
 Saftey first , the road we will be traveling is chuck filled with gators and if y…

Lets go back to the month of October 2005...Hurricane Wilma Hit us hard, my first hand recollection of this Catagory 3 Hurricane

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It was a calm day.....not a breeze in sight, not an iota of movement appeared. The animals were scattering about displaying an odd and peculiar nature. The town became a race track everyone scanning the stores for canned foods, loafs of bread, ice cubes etc. The big box home stores had lines from in the store all the way through the parking lot with worried families wanting to purchase last minute supplies such as candles, oil lamps, plywood, flashlights, tapes, generators, ropes and anything to aide in safety . The wait in line was about 4 hours so we went  out of town real quick for supplies. I bought a combination tv/radio that ran with batteries, lots of candles, foods , flashlights, pet foods and water.

At this time I had many animals such as ducks, cats , dogs, rabbits to care for. We quickly barrowed time and boarded all the windows securely ,all out door furniture put in the garage along with the ducks......yes I said ducks crazy me!  Meanwhile as late afternoon approached on…

Add a little color ........it's summer for goodness sake!

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Hi there........come on in, its been raining here so I think our tropical rainy season is here to stay , for a while anyway. That means many hours to craft ,sew and cook.

You know when you have a piece of décor and its just looking dull and old and you just want to retire it to the storage shelf....well that's what happened here. I have this old wooden type frame with a chicken wire back , you've seen it before various places and you may recognize it. So I gave it a lick of a color dry wash and crafted a pretty rag wreath to hang on the front of it

 This coloring is on my favorite list!  How about you, what color are you brushing on these days?
 You gotta love the .50 sample s at home Depot
 To make the wreath just cur the round hoop from a plastic container This one is from ice cream.
 Just tear something up this happened to be a retired bathrobe and T shirt, so now you will tie the strips of material onto the plastic hoop.
 And there you have it a new look for an old friend…