Thursday, September 29, 2022

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜‹ Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Hair

First Potato Harvest of 2022!

This is a scheduled post - see you next Thursday!!! 

Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! 😊😊

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is Hair. Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it!



Here is a renovation update. This is a photo of the spray foam that's now on my basement walls. It's an insulating spray foam, vapour barrier and fire retardant all in one. Another plus is that it plugs up all holes, so that insects (eek) can't get in! It almost looks like stucco for those who know what that is.


We spent weeks preparing the basement for this, I think the entire month of August was dedicated to that task. We were lucky to have pretty much a blank canvas down there. After my carpenter friend Doug rebuilt the wall and put the new door and window in, we were ready for the spray foam company to do the job.


The basement was unusable for weeks because it took a long time for the spray foam to "cure" and dry. The smell was a bit overwhelming! The basement is now ready for a floor and walls, but we had to put that on hold because we got a shockingly high plumbing bill - three times the estimate at $1600 plus taxes. After some argument they knocked off $350 but we are still over budget, so continuing the basement renovation will have to wait until next year. 😟 We'd planned to do the entire basement build ourselves, which will save us lots of money, but that plumbing bill put a quick stop to that!

Disappointment: The spray foam company sprayed over all of those new expensive plumbing fixtures, including a valve that turns the outdoor spigot on and off. I nearly cried when I saw this. This isn't something that easily comes off. It's going to take a lot of work to clean these fixtures and pipes.

Here's the thing. Beggars can't be choosers; and I say this because I qualified for a low income housing program from New Brunswick Power. The basement was done at no charge to me. It's a wonderful program and even though they messed it up a bit, my power bill will definitely be reduced. When the inspector came I showed him the fixtures and he said he'd try to fight for us, but we may just have to live with it. But you know what? I got my basement insulated for free! If I had to pay for it, it would have cost about $5000. I'm trying to focus on feeling grateful instead of the plumbing fixtures!

On the video front:



For Rain Frances Art, I recorded a short, How To Draw Speedy Gonzales! (A "short" is a video recorded vertically and under 1 minute)

For Rain Frances Art For Kids, I have How To Draw An Octopus!

For Rain's Kitchen and Garden, I'm sharing How To Make Homemade Croutons.

I'm also sharing How To Make French Crepes.



That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

October 6th: Masks
October 13th: Lost
October 20th: Haunted House
October 27th: Trick? Or Treat?

This art and dinner date date is all about creating. For the art date, you can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, poetry...whatever you like! You can follow the weekly themes or post any art you like! 🎨

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget will be available until the following Wednesday!

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜‹ Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Harvest Dinner

My own tomatoes are finally growing! I don't know if they'll have enough time to grow large and red before the first frost though! I'll surely be making fried green tomatoes this harvest season!

This is a scheduled post, I'll be back in October!

Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! 😊😊

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is Harvest Dinner. Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it! And please share your foodie posts too!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art, I recorded How To Draw A Duck!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art For Kids, I have How To Draw A Mouse!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain's Kitchen and Garden, I'm sharing several videos, the first is How To Make Homemade Baked Sour Cream Donuts!

⬆️⬆️ I worked REALLY hard on these next three videos over the last few weeks. I basically recorded myself canning the 300 pounds of tomatoes that I got from the local farm! I decided to do a series of 3 videos, the first is Canning Tomatoes 101. I explain everything from finding your tomatoes to storing them.


⬆️⬆️ In video #2 of the series, I show you How To Water Bath Can Tomatoes from start to finish. 164 pints later...I am all tomato'd out that's for sure! But now I have food for a year! That was my goal and I achieved it! David, it's more than pasta dishes! I make pizza sauce, enchilada sauce, tomato soup, salsa and spaghetti sauce! ☺

⬆️⬆️ In video #3, I show you how I juice the discarded bits and cores to Make Tomato Juice. I got 59 pints of tomato juice from those tomatoes!


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

September 29th - Hair

This art and dinner date date is all about creating. For the art date, you can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, poetry...whatever you like! You can follow the weekly themes or post any art you like! 🎨

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget will be available until the following Wednesday!

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜‹ Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Silhouettes


This is a scheduled post: I'll be back in October! πŸ’“πŸ’€

Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! 😊😊

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is "Silhouettes". Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it! And please share your foodie posts too! πŸ˜‹

On the video front:




⬆️⬆️...and I'm sharing my 2022 Garlic Harvest!


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

September 22nd - Harvest Dinner
September 29th - Hair

This art and dinner date date is all about creating. For the art date, you can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, poetry...whatever you like! You can follow the weekly themes or post any art you like! 🎨

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget will be available until the following Wednesday!

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Thursday, September 8, 2022

Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Apples!


Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! 😊😊 I scored a few πŸ˜Š tomatoes this week from a local farm; and I'm up to my eyeballs in canning them! This is the most I've ever attempted, but I think this will keep us very well supplied for the next year!

We ran into many problems with the work done on the house...the roof, the spray foam insulation, the installation of the basement door...I'm dealing with all of that now. Why must it be so difficult? I hope to be back to Blogger in the next few weeks! Thanks for all of your lovely comments and to those who have linked in!! ♥

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is "Apples". Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it!

On the video front:

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art, I recorded How To Draw A Bear Silhouette Under The Moonlight With Charcoal Pencils! 

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art For Kids, I have How To Draw A Sailboat!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain's Kitchen and Garden, I'm sharing How To Make Quick Fresh Mozzarella Cheese! Remember the Margherita Pizza I made a few weeks back, all from scratch? Well this is the cheese I used!!!

⬆️⬆️ I'm also sharing another car maintenance video, Windshield Wiper Nozzle SEEMS Blocked! No Fluid Spraying Out!


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

September 15th - Silhouettes
September 22nd - Harvest Dinner
September 29th - Hair

This art and dinner date date is all about creating. For the art date, you can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, poetry...whatever you like! You can follow the weekly themes or post any art you like! 🎨

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget will be available until the following Wednesday!

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