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Weekend Reading 10.17.21

I’m leaving Italy tomorrow after a week of beautiful scenery and great weather and lucky me this was a great time to visit. There was some additional paperwork and tests needed to get here and fly home but it went smoothly since I budgeted extra time for that. I came with two of my best travel mates and we had a great time. Of course I’ll share my experience on the blog soon! Now it’s back to real life! I read it will rain this week so I’ll be catching up on work and making favorite homemade sou...
Tags: Crafts, Italy, Stanley Tucci, Julia Child, Martha


Meet This Rare Calico Male Cat

This cat is a rare calico male, with unusual markings. He is very friendly and loves to be petted. The male calico is a rare cat that has been spotted in the United States. It is believed to be a hybrid of a male and female cat. Have you ever seen a calico cat that is male? Probably unlikely, since only around one in every 3,000 calico cats is born male, giving a calico cat a chance of being a boy of less than 0.1 percent. Prepare for a bizarre calico coincidence! I just got an email from Shel...
Tags: Crafts, Facebook, Instagram, United States, Chelsea, York, Stevie, Rolo, Chelsea Robinson, Riesen, Wyandotte Michigan, Tipp City Ohio, DailyCute, Nope Shelley Bawol, Shelter to Home, Illinois Shelter to Home Rescue


Can Cats Eat Catnip? The Do’s and Don’ts of Catnip

Catnip is a perennial herb that produces a mild, narcotic effect on cats. It is typically used to make cats more playful and social with humans. However, there are some things you should know before giving your cat this plant. Cats are not the only animals that can ingest catnip, but they are the most common. Cats that consume catnip will often experience a euphoric reaction as their brain releases endorphins and dopamine. However, there is no known research on the long-term effects of catnip co...
Tags: Crafts, Japan, China, Don, Valerian, DailyCute


What is Just Going?

  G ood Morning Ragmates. Today will probably be the last really warm day here. The maples over the ridge have turned golden. Isn't that amazing? Been exploring this land.  As it turns out, there are walnuts here. Right Here. As Mom used to say...How about that? The dyepo(e)t waits. Reconsidering  path has brought me to The Tenderness of Place   aka Everything is So Fragile (I decided, yes, yes I could, I could name them all that, it works right?). There are things. I will be ...
Tags: Crafts, Alignment, Questions, Edges, Place, Cloth is like self, continuing aka Just Going, Placekeeping, Naming Things, Considering/reconsidering, Long Cloth/pathworks, Season/change


Lion Coloring Pages

Lion Coloring pages let you get up close to the most powerful animals. I hope you find coloring these elegant, majestic, and powerful animals fun! I have loads of coloring sheets to choose from! Free Lion Printable Coloring Pages Coloring can be a great way to develop your child’s motor skills. Coloring sheets also provide ... Read More about Lion Coloring Pages The post Lion Coloring Pages appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, Print, Free Coloring Pages, Lion Coloring Pages


8 Days in Italy: What I Packed

It’s been a few days I’ve been in Italy, visiting Venice, Florence, and Verona. In the past ten years I’ve visited a lot of European countries but I haven’t been back to Italy in almost two decades so I’m thrilled to return! If you follow my stories on Instagram, I’ve shared some images of what this week has been like so far. I’m not a fashion blogger, I travel for the experience and to take a lot of pictures of the landscapes and scenery. I value comfort but I don’t want to look sloppy either s...
Tags: Crafts, Resources, Instagram, Italy, States, Verona, Out and About, Out + About, Venice Florence


New Low Price! Cricut Maker for $249.99 + Free Shipping! (reg. $399.99) + Super Bundle Deals!

  If you’ve been wanting a Cricut, don’t miss this sale! Hurry, these are selling out! Get the Cricut Maker for $249.99 + Free Shipping! (reg. $399.99)! Direct from Cricut! Make T-Shirts, Ornaments, Mugs, Cards, and so much more! The machine is also available on Amazon with Prime Shipping. Some great options: Cricut Maker® Machine,... Read More
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Art, Crafts, Kids, Coupons, Online Deals


Let It Be Thin

E verything Is So Fragile. I named this that. Awhile back. Form is temporary... Direct link to audio if you see no player above.
Tags: Crafts, Life, Balance, Form, Through, Seeing Through Things, Sympathetic Evolution, Becoming more or less, Cloth is like a world, Naming Things, Clarity (now Known As Blur-ity


No-Carve (Tattoo) Pumpkin Decor

Believe it or not, sometimes I don’t get around to decorating pumpkins each year. (Audible gasp from the imaginary audience in my head.) I know, I know. Don’t get me wrong, I always find time to put out a few pumpkins on my porch or around my home. But this year I made time to decorate a whole bunch for my porch! I love how they turned out and I’m excited to share this technique with you. For this project, I am working with Canon USA. I use my home printer, the PIXMA TS9521C, for lots of ...
Tags: Crafts, Sponsored, D.I.Y. Project, Halloween, Home Decor, Don, Canon USA, Canon Creative Park


Mom, there is a quail in OUR house!

Yup, that is Cricket the Bobwhite House Quail. Bailee looks happily confused. Jan, I sense a story here? :)) We want to know more! Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
Tags: Crafts, Everything Else Sheltie, Bobwhite House


Why Is My Cat Sneezing So Much?

Cats are natural born sneezers and it’s not always clear why they do it. A new study has found that cats may be trying to ward off predators and parasites by releasing a spray of aerosolized water from their mouths when they sneeze. The my indoor cat keeps sneezing is a question that is asked by many people. There are many reasons why your cat might be sneezing, but the most common reason is allergies. While cat sneezes are one of the sweetest sounds you’ll ever hear, they may also be concerni...
Tags: Crafts, Litter Robot, DailyCute, Kevin Knezic


Easy Fixes for Common Stains and Messes

Cats and dogs are notorious for leaving a mess. Here are some easy solutions for common stains and messes that you may encounter around the house. The homemade cat urine cleaner is a simple, easy to make mixture that can be used on carpets and fabrics. Cats are generally neat, but if you live with one, you know how messy they can be. Cats create a unique collection of stains and messes in our homes that require regular cleaning, but here’s how to keep things tidy. There’s cat hair all over t...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Dyson, OXO, DailyCute


Yesterday was not a great day

  G ood Morning. Sometimes, a nothing day is just what we need. There are already 2 jars of seeds. This is not the last of the indigo. We have another warm week here. And no real frost in sight. Yet. I can say this one is well stitched. Remember when we were young?
Tags: Crafts, Cloth is like self, Soul-o, Stray Cat/self Series


Oh, boy, my favorite show’s on…not.

Jura likes to watch TV when dogs are on the screen. But drama just puts him to sleep. Think that’s really comfortable, Steve and Nan? LOL Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
Tags: Crafts, Jura, Steve, Nan, Sleeping Shelties


Doritos Casserole

Doritos Casserole is easy to make and has a Tex-Mex flare. The Doritos give it a crunch and lots of bold flavors that compliment the cheese and taco spices. I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of casseroles. They’re so hearty, comforting and can be a wholesome and filling meal for the ... Read More about Doritos Casserole The post Doritos Casserole appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, Recipes, Main Courses, Tex Mex


Get off that computer and get our lunch!

I always get the six eyed stare when meal time is involved! Baron, Beau, and Liam say… we’re hungry! Probably an all too familiar scene, Gloria! ;) Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
Tags: Crafts, Gloria, Liam, The Sheltie Perspective, Sheltie Nation Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers, Baron Beau


How to Make a Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

It’s officially fall and we are ready to indulge in all things pumpkin. Have you tried any of our pumpkin recipes? Some of our favorites are Caramel Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel, our pumpkin spice latte, and flaky pumpkin biscuits. Today we are sharing a recipe for gluten free pumpkin cheesecake. Gluten free pumpkin cheesecake You will find our full recipe below to print at home, but here are a few essential tips you need to know when making a gluten-free pumpkin cheesecake. We previously ...
Tags: Crafts, Desserts, Slideshow, Pie, Dessert, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Cheesecake, Ginger, Don, Cook Time, Schar, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Author Tonya Staab Equipment, Gluten Free Cheesecake


You Are Amazing Quotes

Do you know someone who needs to be reminded of how amazing they are? Need a boost? These you are amazing quotes will empower, strengthen and help you feel or someone you love feel amazing! Try texting one to a friend and letting them know you think they are AMAZING. Friends will also like these ... Read More about You Are Amazing Quotes The post You Are Amazing Quotes appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Quotes, Crafts


Mamma, can we eat it?

Chewie and Leia on a recent walk found this beautiful mushroom! Wow, Claire. It’s huge! Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
Tags: Crafts, Leia, The Sheltie Perspective


Just catching a moment...

I woke up. I looked. I wove into the edge, some old pink silk that was nearly to thin to stand on its own. I need time I said to myself. Then, the hearty laugh I needed so badly.
Tags: Crafts, Laugh, Hearts, Weaving, Edges, Handwriting, Crossover, Cloth is like self, In Between, Dividing Space, Heart Diaries, Dream/thought Catching, Context/frames Of Mind


Witch Candy Covers {free Halloween printable}

If you are looking for a clever way to share a few Halloween Treats, check out these ideas.  A few years ago I made some Halloween Candy Bar Covers. These printable ghost, bat and dracula wrappers perfectly hold a candy bar. You can even turn your candy bar into a mummy.  This year I have ... Read More about Witch Candy Covers {free Halloween printable} The post Witch Candy Covers {free Halloween printable} appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts


October Mood: Dark Walls

What is it about October that makes us all want to hang out in dark cozy spaces. I believe it’s the combination of Halloween and candlelight flickering against the walls that casts alluring shadows plus the cooler weather and daylight savings time that brings the night faster. What I notice with dark painted walls is that gold or brass glisten beautifully, wood textures come alive, and shadows are more dramatic. These examples will tempt you to paint your walls  a shade of deep green, blue, char...
Tags: Crafts, Inspiration, Design + Decorating Articles, Style Files


Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside of the Litter Box?

Cats are notorious for their litter box habits, but sometimes they’ll go outside of the box. The reasons why your cat may be peeing outside of the litter can vary and range from medical issues to behavioral problems. The best litter for cats who pee outside the box is a question that many cat owners ask themselves. There are a variety of reasons why your cat may be urinating outside of their litter box, including the following: Read more in detail here: best litter for cats who pee outside box. ...
Tags: Crafts, Don, DailyCute, Jonas Jaeken


Libby’s Pumpkin Pie

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe is one of the most popular recipes ever. The recipe was created by Libby, a company that makes pumpkin puree, and first appeared on the back of a Libby’s can, in 1929. It has since become a fall-favorite desert and a must-have at the Thanksgiving table. If you are a fan ... Read More about Libby’s Pumpkin Pie The post Libby’s Pumpkin Pie appeared first on Skip To My Lou.
Tags: Crafts, Recipes, Sweets, Libby


Getting Back

  S o here I am we are, today... So many thoughts went through my mind as I stitched. Yet, I was not prepared to catch them. I long to really get through it, making a cloth with a true sense of how it happened, openly shared. Even if for my own curiosity, because it's as much of a mystery to me. It is quite a challenge to remember to let it flow. How interruptions are just as much a part of it. The forming. I am calling this The Uphill Climb. There is no figure yet. I am not sure it i...
Tags: Crafts, Garden, Stories, Flow, Edges, Form, How It Might Happen, continuing aka Just Going, Naming Things, Long Cloth/pathworks, Dream/thought Catching


The Bomb Squad Kittens

The Bomb Squad Kittens are a group of kittens who have been trained to sniff out explosives. They work with the United States Department of Homeland Security and have been deployed in over 100 locations across the country. This is not the first time that cats have been used for this purpose, but it is one of the more successful cases. The bomb squad kittens controversy is a blog post that discusses the controversial decision made by the United States Air Force to adopt two bomb-sniffing kittens....
Tags: Crafts, Aleppo, Alexandria, Cincinnati, Phillip, United States Air Force, Sadie, Tara, United States Department of Homeland Security, HAMILTON Ohio, West Chester Ohio, DailyCute, Bomb Squad Kittens, Tara Bowser, Animal Friends Humane Society, Alexandria Horne


3 Dog Toys That You Should Have

We all know that dogs are man’s best friend, but what about the best friend of your dog? There are plenty of toys for dogs to choose from on the market today, and many of them will give your pup hours of fun. The best dog toys to keep them busy are a few of the best dog toys that you should have. These three toys will provide hours of entertainment for your pet. Dog toys have gone a long way from their modest origins to become a multi-billion dollar business. Funny enough, I know a lot of dog...
Tags: Crafts, DailyCute


Forever, it takes so long

  T his Cloth. It has the feel , the look, of those ancient cloths that caught my eye in the pages of books, so long ago. I can say it took forever to get here. Am I trying to go backwards?  No. I was, am, still going and I think that's just what might happen. Maybe a circle is closing.  The cloth is older, I am older and slower and it is all patched together, holding.  The face from inside.
Tags: Crafts, Faces, continuing aka Just Going, Old Cloth, The Other Side, Timekeepers, The Sense-feel, Stray Cat/self Series


Never Gonna Let You Go • Ultimate Puppy • Never Gonna Let You Go : Ultimate Puppy

A short story about a boy and his dog. The Never Gonna Let You Go is a song by the band, Ultimate Puppy. They released their first album in 2011. Read more in detail here: never gonna give you up. To Possess & Hold Let go of it! Leave it alone! Let it go! There’s so much pressure! With his mouth, a puppy explores the world. It’s a pre-programmed response. Showdowns and tug-of-war battles will only serve to erode trust, encourage resource guarding, and irritate both you and the puppy. There ...
Tags: Crafts, Chirag Patel, DailyCute


Long lines

Long lines can be a frustrating experience for people who have to wait in them. In the United States, the average length of time it takes to get through a checkout line is 12 minutes and 46 seconds. In Canada, it’s 10 minutes and 26 seconds. What are some ways that these long lines could be improved? Long lines fishing is a popular pastime for many people. It can be done on the shore, at the pier, or in a boat. A long line is a fantastic piece of gear. These lines will offer you the flexibil...
Tags: Crafts, Canada, United States, DailyCute, Ultimate Puppy YouTube