A Peek At Our Texas Room



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Before
This is the before pictures of what we now call our Texas room. The walls are painted a dark mauve color, and the floor is a dirty brown carpet.

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This is my mother, and behind her is some light colored paneling on lower half of the wall. Above is where I am going to paint a mural of the Texas flag.

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Here is our fireplace that wouldn't fit in our master bedroom, so this is it's new home.

Notice the dirty brown carpet is gone, and in it's place is our pretty new floor.

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These are the steps that go up into the sunroom. Still need to add the base boards, and stain the front wood molding of the steps to match the wood floor, but hubby says wait till he gets railing up on the right side of steps, so that they are more noticeable.

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Our new flat screen TV and table ( love the table).

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My hand-painted Texas Flag trash can.

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Here is my Texas Flag mural that I painted. Notice that the light colored paneling under the mural is gone. In it's place we put cedar wood slates, and framed out my mural with cedar too. Much better don't you think?

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We are going to cover the light colored paneling on the lower part of the bar at the right with corrugated metal. Then trim it out with cedar too. I will post pictures when it's complete.

Still have a little bit left to do, but what do you think of our Texas room so far?

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Homemade Mexican Cornbread Casserole



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Here's a easy recipe that I cook quite often, it's easy and yummy. The best kind! This will make about three meals for the two of us.

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Ingredients Needed
1lb. Ground beef or turkey
1 pkg. jiffy cornbread mix
1 cup corn
1 cup shredded cheese
6oz. Can green chilies

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Brown your beef or turkey, then spread evenly in a lightly greased 8" x 8" pan.

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Sprinkle your corn on top of meat.

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Spread your green chilies' on top of the corn.

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Now spread your shredded cheese evenly over top of everything.

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Mix your cornbread as directed on the box, then drizzle it over the top.

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Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Dish up and enjoy!!!

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This is one of my favorite dishes, it's quick and easy, and so good.

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Gemstone Wednesday – Azurite



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Azurite is a dark blue gemstone that you will often find intermingled with Malachite (like the one above) a rich green gemstone, that's found near copper deposits, which give them their colors.

Ancient Greeks and Romans used ground azurite for medicinal purposes and as an dye.

Design Possibilities

The deep bright blue of azurite, and the rich green shades of malachite blend together making a striking combination. Use them in simple settings, giving them center stage so nothing distracts from there beauty

Metaphysical Properties

It is said that azurite promotes and speed up the healing of general wounds, and post operative wounds.

Azurite is believed to soothe the nerves and prevent internal blockage and congestion. It also stimulates the kidneys, therefore detoxifying the body.

Wear azurite to increase concentration, sharpen the sense of justice, eases the process of decision making, and promotes critical thinking.

Location

You can find azurite mined in Morocco, Arizona, Black Forest Germany.

**Please note that the information above is collected from various sources, and is for informational purposes only, not meant to treat medical conditions. Mixed Kreations does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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Vintaj Key Charm And Heart Necklace



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This vintaj necklace is handcrafted by me using natural brass, unakite gemstone nuggets, two different brass chain sizes, vintaj key, heart charms, and brass wire.

I connected Unakite gemstones together with handmade eye pins, and two different sizes of brass chain. One end of the larger chain is connected to the gemstones. Then I connected the other end of gemstones to two pieces of the smaller natural brass chain.

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Closure is a brass hook clasp that hooks into the end of the larger chain.

Unakite gemstones are a green stone with flecks of pink. Found in the U.S. and Africa. This stone is believed to promote self-growth and strength.

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Gemstone Wednesday – Bloodstone



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History of Bloodstone

Bloodstone is also known as Heliotrope, an is considered a semi-precious gemstone. It is the most famous member of the jasper family, an opaque stone of intense dark green with blood red or orange oxide spots.

During the Middle Ages legends state that bloodstone was formed when the blood of Jesus Christ dropped on the dark green earth and turned to stone, which gave the stone magical powers.

As an amulet it was thought to prevent injury and disease.

Design Possibilities

You'll love the rich color of bloodstone, they are the perfect stone for fall and winter designs. For a positively elegant design mix sterling silver beads with bloodstone.

Give your customers a positively "magical" bracelet made from bloodstone.

This crystal is a March birthstone

Metaphysical Properties

Some of the powers attributed to bloodstone include, correcting of the mind, giving strength, courage, and a stronger sense of determination

This stone is believed to raise self esteem, and give you the confidence to face your challenges.

Bloodstone not only contributes to a long healthy life, but is also associated with high prosperity, making that long life even more worth living.

Locations

Deposits of Bloodstone have been found in Australia, Czech Republic, Russia, India, China, Brazil, and here in the USA.

**Please note that the information above is collected from various sources, and is for informational purposes only, not meant to treat medical conditions. Mixed Kreations does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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Fire Mountains $1 or Less Sale



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Just In Time For The Holiday's
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Don't miss out on Fire Mountain Gems most anticipated event of the season! You will find over 3000 beads, supplies, jewelry and gifts for $1 or less!

A dollar doesn't buy much anymore so don't wait sale ends November 3 at 11:00p.m. PST. Great gifts and jewelry making supplies for a dollar or less. Over 3,000 products for holiday designs.

Would make great stocking stuffers, or just restock your inventory. Quantity is limited, so shop now, but check back often because new items will be added throughout the sale.

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