Copper Stamped Pendants
So I played with my metal stamping kit! Here are my first attempts!
These are for my nieces and nephew for Valentine’s Day. I used a heavy duty 20 ounce hammer per a video recommendation watched on metal stamping. What a loud activity this is!!!
Valentine’s Day Cards
Speaking of Valentine’s Day here are my latest Etsy card purchases for the kiddos!
The illustrator is Joy of Sugar Beet Press. I love the whimsy in her work. It just makes you smile! The alien is my favorite!
This butterfly is so cute!!!
How about this big dinosaur holding a little tiny gift! So fun!
This card is great to give to someone with a devilish side!
The Bearded Lady is quite unexpected! It would certainly get some laughs!
Joy also has a sweet selection of baby announcements!
Visit Joy’s website, Etsy shop and blog!
Fruit and Vegetable Curry
Jim and I made a delicious curry. If you like to excite your taste buds, this will do it! We started with 2 chopped potatoes in 1 can of chopped tomatoes, 2 cups of veggie broth and some water.
We added 1.5 teaspoons of ground coriander and ground cumin. We played with the flavor and heat adding cayenne pepper. When the potatoes were almost cooked we added a frozen bag of each chopped squash, peas and cauliflower.
The dish started to dry up a little and we dumped in some red Cote du Rhone that Jim picked up at the store and we did not care for. This way it did not go to waste. Once the veggies were all ready, we added a fresh chopped mango and a chopped apple (with the skin). Before serving we mixed in cashews and jasmine rice.
It was super tasty and prep was really easy using the frozen veggies. So many things can be substituted in this and no recipe is needed! It can be made hot and spicy or mild depending on taste buds. If you attempt something like this I would suggest onions too! Maybe raisins! We strayed far from the original recipe I had which included carrots, fresh ginger root and creamed coconut.
Silly Pet Photos
I am sure these guys are gentle giants but I feel a little nervous for this baby!
This photo is from the Ellen website. If you are a cat person or a dog person you will love these since it is about half and half!!!
Since I am a cat person I am throwing this one it too! The hairy ears are a riot!
Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!!!! ~Val