Friday, November 13, 2020

Letters to Claire-ProLife


Dear Claire,

There has been a lot of talk about how decency is re-entering the White House now that we have a new President.

I am confused by this statement because the new president (Biden) and vice president (Harris) are pro-abortion. There is just nothing decent about abortion.


behavior that conforms to accepted standards of morality or respectability.


principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.


the state or quality of being proper, correct, and socially acceptable.


If abortion is considered right, good, respectable, moral, proper, correct and socially acceptable, then we are in grave danger of a moral societel collapse.


Because our society has become complacent with the destruction of the preborn human, other human rights violations will emerge.



Decency is not entering the White House.

It is vacating the premises.

The Democratic Platform is PROABORTION

Let's chat about this again, maybe tomorrow!!! It's really nice to have a conversation with another ProLife person, thank you!!!

PS. I hope you are well and happy! 😊

PSS. I miss you very much, love Martha

If you are pregnant or know someone with an unexpected pregnancy and they need help, 

Obria can help

Monday, November 9, 2020

Cricut Christmas Nativity "stained-glass" activity for children and adults

 This is an easy project for kids and adults. You just need to have the black silhouette of this beautiful Nativity scene. 

I found mine at Silhouette Design Store and downloaded the image into my Cricut Design Space.

My kids gave me the Cricut machine for my birthday last year!!!! What a huge surprise that was!!!

I am still learning how to create with it as there are so many possibilities of designs and materials you can use!!!!

So first, I found, paid for, and downloaded and then uploaded my design. The tricky part was learning how to get the design out of the zipped file. I watched a video on how to do it. Luckily there are some very talented Cricut users who share their knowledge.

You can change the size easily. I want these to use in my Sunday school class, so not too huge. Six on a sheet, the sheets of cardstock are 12" x 12", are just right. Two sheets and I have 12 cut designs.

My cutting mat all ready to be inserted into the Cricut machine.

Above is my Cricut beginning to cut the design and below is the completed task.

Using my handy tools I can easily remove my silhouettes.

First sheet done and one more to go.

So, once your silhouette is ready to go you will need:

Clear self-adhesive paper

Multiple colors of tissue paper cut into little squares of different sizes.


Cut one circle about 1" larger than your silhouette and one square, a little larger than your circle, out of the adhesive paper-I used Con-Tact clear matte.

Remove the paper layer from the adhesive side of the circle and lay it sticky side up.

Lay your silhouette centered on the bottom edge of the circle.

Start layering on the colored tissue paper squares randomly until all the sticky side of the paper is covered up. Don't worry if you go over the edge as you will be trimming it off.

Once the entire surface is covered with tissue paper, remove the paper backing from the adhesive square and lay it on top of the tissue paper covered surface, sticky side down and rub out all the bubbles.

Trim following the edge of the circle in the front.

And there you go!!! A sweet stained-glass Nativity scene for Christmas.

You could use a hole punch at the top to thread some ribbon or thread through and hang it in a window or a lamp shade.

I hope you have fun with this!!! 



Saturday, October 17, 2020

English Muffin Pizza's


These were really yummy
Start with English muffins on a cookie sheet

Add pizza sauce

Add Mozarella grated cheese

Add sliced Pepperoni

I found these turkey sausage crumbles that are so yummy on the pizza!!!

Put the turkey sausage crumbles and sliced olives on top of the pepperoni.

And some diced green bell peppers

Bake at 350 for 17 minutes

All done and ready to eat!!!

Add in a salad and you are set for a really easy and yummy lunch or dinner. AND, the grandchild love these too. Well, maybe without the greenery on them!!!



Saturday, October 3, 2020

Army Strong Face Masks


I was given a pile of uniforms from friends from my church. Rich was in the Army and did 2-3 tours in Iraq.
He and his wife asked me if I could maybe make a couple masks for him out of his old uniforms.
They gave me all of them to make things with.

So my plan, approved by them both, is to make keychains, mini wallets and small purses and sell them as sets in my Etsy store. 50% of the proceeds will be given to the Veterans home here in our little town. This was where Rich wanted the money to be donated to.

I making them and their children each a face mask and keychain.

Rich gets two face masks since they are his uniforms.

Should be a fun endeavor!!!


Take care friends and enjoy this beautiful world we live in. 

Kindness Matters


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Oregon Fires

We still have fires burning here in Oregon, but they are starting to get them in control and the smoke has lifted.

We are where the pen is pointing below. There were fires about 24 miles south of us and 24 miles north of us. 

So many people lost their homes and businesses across the state. It has been so sad and horrible.

The skys were so creepy for so long. You couldn't stay outside at all. Wearing an N95 mask helped when you had to be outside. 

Below are my sunflowers with the smokey background. 

 The rains have finally returned to us and are helping with the fire control and clearing the air out. What a gift the rain is!!!!

We did prepare for evacuation, getting all the important papers gathered. We also made a list of what we would want to grab if we had to leave. Got our motorhome gassed up and ready to go too.

Glad that we were able to stay home!! 

That was a difficult time!!! 

Take care and be safe!! Martha

Monday, August 10, 2020

The Best Bubbles Ever!!!

We love our bubbles!!!

 So we teach our grandchildren how to make them!!!

The bigger the better!!!!

and this is the recipe we used this time!!!

 have fun!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Zucchini Blossoms

These are so beautiful peeking out from underneath the leaves of the huge plant. and it means more zucchini for us!!!

The Rhubarb looks awesome too!!

And how lovely are these hops?????? Soon they will be ready to pick, dry, and freeze for some beer making in the future. These are Willamette Hops and grow so easily here in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.

So what is growing in your garden these days???