Abstract Art with Crayons
 First, we decided what colors we wanted our paintings to be.
We peeled the paper off and used a pencil sharpener to get our shavings.
 All ready! Here we go!
 We didn't know what to expect... The boys made designs on the paper. 
I used watercolor paper.
 I had the paper setting on a sheet of wax paper and I placed a second piece on top.
I set the iron on not so hot... whatever that is:)
Drew got the camera:)

 I ended up adding some orange to the boys'.

I think it was fun and easy... You can keep manipulating the wax in different ways.
I turned the heat up all the way and turned on the steam.
I removed the wax paper put flecks of bright orange and yellow all over mine. Keeping the iron right above the surface of the paper and making sure not to touch, I melted the crayon pieces. It added just the right touch.

We did these last week.


And for those who are interested...
On the Home Recipes link I have posted a new 
No Cook No Grate Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipe
Go have a look!


The Journey back to Happiness

Lately I've found myself with the humdrums... I know you say WHAT?!? 
And I found myself trending toward the critical side of things.
This is not me and I don't want it to be me!
Therefore I launched:

I started with 5 or 6 lady friends and my brother, Mike...  
and I made a Smile and sent it out as a text everyday.  
Then it grew to about 20 ladies. I do hope they enjoyed it as much as I did.
The whole point being, to start seeing the good and the happy in everyday life.  
Here are some of the pics that I sent out each day... 
I hope they bring a smile to your face:) 

Laundry smile! Cut up Fels soap.

 This was the cat hair I got off of my Bible reading chair.
Dehydrated oranges, lemons, and apple slices.

This is a cheater pic... I tried for 3 mornings to do this in my coffee and never
did get it to work!

Aunt Julie sent me this pic when I was late sending one out. 
Truth be known... I sure needed a smile myself that day! 
Thanks Julie Bug!