Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Lights Earrings

Happy December 1st!

'Glory to God in the highest
And on earth peace good will toward men' 


I have been really busy working on Christmas jewelry and crafts. Sorry if I have not been able to blog hop for visits.

Here are some cute stocking stuffers I made cute little Christmas Lights Earrings. They are green, red and crystal.
These are silver but I can make them in gold as well.
They are $15.00 per pair. If you would like a pair or two, makes great gifts for Christmas parties and more just comment to me here and I will email you.










It's time to start saying Merry Christmas because today is December 1st!

Check out my Christmas Contest below.

http://www.shinymoonbeams.com/2012/11/krystal-kats-christmas-contest.html#.ULpSDY7Tx_0

~Kat  


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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Krystal Kat's Christmas Contest


You Can Win!
Here is how it works..................If you have a Facebook page then you can play. If not get signed up.
This is much easier to win then the big Lottery that is going on in many states today. You bring your friends here....... each friend you bring must comment under this CONTEST POST or things will get crazy and you won't get your name added to the bowl if I don't know who is giving you credit. For each friend you bring.....your name goes into the bowl. The more you bring the more chances to win. The friends must leave your name as a referral, so I know who to give credit to.

This is Prize is worth $40.00 and consist of the following;

Ghiradelli Peppermint Bark in a cute Santa gift box, Starbucks Snowman Coffe Cup Ornament, Starbucks Gift Card for $10.00, Starbucks Christmas Blend Coffee in a Mug, Jelly Belly Candy.
The winner to the contest will be announced Friday December 21, 2012. You will need to check back here or sign up for my email list where the winner will be announced also by email in case you might forget that will be your best bet.

Rules:
1.You must like me on my Krystal Kat's Facebook Page.
2.The name I choose must be one of my members
because they are already like me on Facebook or now like me because of the contest. Basically your name must exist on my Krystalkats Facebook Page.
3. Anyone can Play
Facebook




Remember the more you get to come here and like me, the more chances to win!
Okay Go! and Good Luck!
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving Friends




My online friend Susie had a great idea and that was to post your favorite Pumpkin Pie recipe. 

My mom has a unusual pumpkin pie recipe and my kids and I and Steve did not like it.  As I child I ate it until I discovered Libby's recipe. As a child I knew no other pumpkin pie.
I will have to get it from her, I think it is very Amish style recipe that she used. 
So I always made the original 

My pumpkin recipe is off the Libby's can that is my favorite and none can beat is as far as I am concerned. I love it and eat it for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. 


The rest of our meal is 

Turkey with stuffing
My stuffing recipe is simple and delicious

Bread Cubes, celery, onions, spice, parsley, sage, and thyme and nutmeg, pepper and salt, butter, chicken broth, stuff in turkey and walla yummy stuffing. 

Homemade cranberry sauce
Mashed potatoes and gravy 
Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows, Brown Sugar, and Butter
Green beans
Dinner Rolls
Black olives and green olives
Gherkins

Desserts are Pumpkin Pie,
Cheesecake
Chocolate Pecan Pie
French Vanilla Ice Cream
Whip Cream
Coffee 
Martinelli's Sparkling Cider

We all begin it with a prayer and blessing

We Give Thanks 
Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.
Harry Jewell





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Monday, November 19, 2012

Point Arena Lighthouse, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse CA HWY 1


I can't believe it's been a whole week since we've been back from our short get away to Fort Bragg CA and drive up HWY 1 headed South to Point Arena Lighthouse from Fort Bragg. We left our home on Sunday headed further north from us a neighboring county of Sacramento up to Fort Bragg to the Pacific Coast of California.  
We got home about 6pm  last Monday and had left on Sunday morning, we traveled a total 500 miles last weekend. It was a great trip we really enjoyed this lighthouse. It's the second time we've taken this trip the last time was 2001, just weeks after 911 and I would not climb to the  top of this lighthouse, but this time I did. Steve was pretty happy I did.


Point Arena Light is a lighthouse in Mendocino County, California, United States, two miles north of Point Arena, California. It is located approximately 130 miles north of San Francisco in the Fort Point Group of lighthouses. 
Climb to the top of one of the tallest Pacific Coast Lighthouses as Keepers have done for over 100 years!
Set in one of the most spectacular yet peaceful surroundings on the northern California coast, the Point Arena tower is the only Pacific West coast lighthouse of significant height (115 feet) that you can climb to the top! 
I can't remember how many steps to the top but it's around 146 steps to the top. My legs were like jelly or jello after going up and down. 
















The deck off our ocean view room 


Photo I took of us on the beach 



Surfer it was very cold that evening! 



We brought our fur babies, here is Edee


Effie



Point Cabrillo Light is a lighthouse in northern California, United States, between Point Arena and Cape Mendocino, just south of the community of Caspar. The preserve occupies a spectacular headland thrusting out into the Pacific Ocean. Park and walk the half-mile down the access road to explore the Light Station. It is comprised of the lighthouse and three original lightkeepers’ houses and outbuildings. The fully restored  lighthouse.

Have a nice day! hope you enjoyed the lighthouse photos, it was a fun trip. 



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Race to Make Crochet Snowflakes from Holiday Crafts Magazine 2012

Hah I can't believe the holidays are coming so fast this year. I have not started making these snowflakes I wanted to make. I have to get busy quick!

I always like to post this magazine on my blog because every year I purchase it, they have cute Holiday projects and each year I make at least one thing in there.

I am not making the owls, but they are adorable. Next week I will post some holiday greeting cards I am making. They are so cute! 



Crochet Snowfalkes

Cute Owls.

Have a nice day!
~kat  




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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Edge of Time


Here is a poem I wrote back in 2004. That is my granddaughter Morgan.


Note Please do not take this photo and poem from my site it is protected by copyright laws. 
What is Copyright 

~Kat

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

The last day of October is here. My heart and prayers go out to all those that are suffering from Hurricane Sandy which now is just a bad storm and some bad storm was it.

Happy Halloween if you are into that. Are you going to pass out candy this evening? I don't pass out candy anymore, I hate it, when my kids lived at home I made them do it.I love kids, but I just hate being annoyed by answering the door all evening long and listening to the dogs bark excessively.Today I made a few cards, it looks like it will rain so it was a good day to play with paper, ink and glue.





I need a little stamp that says hoot hoot!

For the past month I have been working on making birthstone bracelets, that is one reason why I have been blogging less.

The Beads I used are BeCharmed beads by Swarovski Crystal, they are beautiful. They are European style beads like Pandora, Chamillia, Biagi, and Troll. If you would like to look at the jewelry I made here is a link



Swarovski Crystal Star and Rhinestone bracelet with Bola Black Leather I like this because I can adjust it snug.

Swarovski Crystal Star, Rhinestone Pandora Style Bracelet with Sterling Silver Bracelet

This one is a Cat's Eye Bracelet 



BeCharmed Crystal with Rhinestones by Swarovski Crystal




This Mother's Bracelet was born out of the idea above for Birthstone Bracelets using Pandora Style Beads using Swarovski Crystal BeCharmed Beads.


This bracelet idea was also born out of the idea above for Birthstone Bracelets as well, I just took this idea with the colors of beads I had to make this Patriotic Bead Bracelet using the BeCharmed Beads, so cute!

Okay so that was a walk through my world this past month. I am still working on them to put up each month for each design, not including the Mother's Bracelet, or the Patriotic Bracelet.

I never got to try the India food but I am going with my friend tomorrow to try it, it will be good to see her again.
My daughter had come to visit again and didn't want the India food so we had Mexican instead. Mexican for me is fish tacos. 


In a few weeks Steve and I are going to take a few days and go up to Fort Bragg California for a drive and then head south towards San Francisco, we are going way out of our way up to Fort Bragg just so we can take a long drive along HWY 1 to photograph bridges and lighthouses. I guess I will be able to make a coffee table book someday. LOL! I have cataloged and taken a lot of bridge photos and lighthouses since 2000.

We've taken this same route before for the same reason it was early October 2001 less than a month after 9-11. I will never forget the mood for us and the country then. Hopefully this will be a better memory for us. This will be another budget trip for us. We spend most of the money on gas, lodging and food and don't buy anything else we don't need. We don't need much and it does not take much to make us happy, just some great sea air and beautiful scenery out of God's breath.

I lost my whole post apparently problems with Blogger so I had to copy and paste from what I had left and the font is all wonky even though I have tried to fix it.


I hope you all have a Happy Halloween!





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