Friday, March 13, 2009

achieving our mark


"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."– Michelangelo Buonarroti

About Michelangelo Buonarroti

Michelangelo Buonarotti, the Renaissance sculptor and painter, is considered one of the world's greatest artists.
He was born in Tuscany in 1475. He apprenticed to a painter at age 13, infuriating his father, who considered art menial work.


By age 25, he had sculpted one of his finest works, the Pietà, in St. Peter's. Working alone, he took four years to paint more than 400 figures on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

He also designed St. Peter's dome and is perhaps best known for his iconic statue of David. He died in 1564.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sisterhood Award

Happy Tuesday,

I know I managed to post twice in one week. Can you believe it. I just want to remind you that I have a few new pieces listed on Pfatt today so if you get a chance stop over and check it out. You can also find them on my items page. Just click on the box in the upper right hand corner.

Also I'd like to send out a big thank you to Elizabeth for giving me the sisterhood award. Thank you Elizabeth, it touches my heart. You're so sweet and your blog is fun! Hugs!




Here are the rules:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 5 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

I choose the following to receive the sisterhood award:

Mica

Becky

Michelle

Viv

Pat

If you are to busy to post I totally understand.

Smiles,
Elaine

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dollar Deals and Menu Mondays

Hello All,


I hope your had a great weekend. I was trying to stay dry with all the rain we got over the weekend. The sooth my raining day blues I decided to venture out and do a bit of thrifting. I was so excited when I found this piece. I just fell in love with I saw it. You won't believe what I paid for it. It was marked for $15 but once I got to the register. The cashier information that the special promotion tag for that day was the same as the tag on my wonderful piece. So my grand total was $1 dollar. Woo Hoo!!!! Man, was I excited!! I will be putting her in my office. I added the tiara.




Great Find of only $1 dollar

Okay, I haven't forgotten about Menu Mondays. I just wanted to update you on a few things. Remember to see a few new designs on PFATT Marketplace on March 10th as well as on my blog. Just click on the link located in the upper right hand corner of my blog. I am thinking spring and will have alot more pieces available in the upcoming weeks.

Now, onto the recipe. I was thinking with the raining weather that something warm and soothing would be great. So how about some slow cook soup. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato Soup

"This is a very rich and creamy soup. A great family favorite. It may be cooked on the stove or in a slow cooker. Garnish with chives, if desired."

PREP TIME 30 Min
COOK TIME 6 Hrs 30 Min
READY IN 7 Hrs

INGREDIENTS:

6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, finely chopped
2 (10.5 ounce) cans condensed chicken broth
2 cups water
5 large potatoes, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

DIRECTIONS:

Place bacon and onion in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until bacon is evenly brown and onions are soft. Drain off excess grease. Transfer the bacon and onion to a slow cooker, and stir in chicken broth, water, potatoes, salt, dill weed, and white pepper. Cover, and cook on Low 6 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and half-and-half. Stir into the soup along with the evaporated milk. Cover, and cook another 30 minutes before serving.

Thanks,
Elaine

*Remember check back for new pieces on March 10th*