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’— 


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!



  1. Thank you for posting and hosting today. And best wishes with the adjustments at your house. Glad to see it has not dimmed your creativity!

  2. So sorry to hear of the renovation problems.

  3. 300 pounds of tomatoes??? As if you weren't already busy enough.
    I really hope the restoration woes can be fixed.

  4. Lots of tomatoeeds, oh my! Hope you get all the work done! I will link again when I feel stronger! Hugs, Valerie

  5. Hello Rain,
    You are keeping busy, canning all those tomatoes. Home repairs can be so stressful, I hope the rest goes smoothly. Your fresh mozzarella sounds yummy.
    Take care, enjoy your day!

  6. I can't even visualize 300 lbs of tomatoes, and if canning them means that I have to eat pasta sauce in one guise or another for the whole year I don't want to! As for home renovations or repairs, I have found that really doing some research on the contractor pays dividends and resisting the temptation to go with the lowest price is always a good thing. Low prices often means low quality work using second rate material. I hope that everything gets resolved for you, Rain, and that in the end the job is what you were hoping for. It can be stressful dealing with this as you say.

  7. Hope your renovations next week is smoother and better.
    Have a good Thursday. Thanks for all the videos and hosting us today


  8. awesome find-all those tomatoes! so sorry for the challenges with your big project-take care Hugs

  9. Sadly, my father many years ago referred to a house as a money pit. In all of the intervening years, I have not found him to be wrong.

    300 lbs of tomatoes! I am curious how long these will last you - this could be a good marker for planning purposes.

  10. Oh Dear Rain ... I have learned after years of experience with projects to expect the worst and if it doesn't happen, I can be pleasantly surprised :) Rarely do things go as planned ... sorry you are having to deal with so much and then canning the mother load of tomatoes at the same time. Take your time coming back ... we still have a little bit of you and that is good for now :) I plan to do your Bear video and maybe even venture into making Mozzarella cheese. I have never made my own cheese, so no promises, but I am actually thinking about it :) I chuckled when I saw you were doing car maintenance. I used to do my own car maintenance, but the cars became so complicated and computerized, I stopped. I do appreciate your video though and hope I never need it, but now I will know what to do :) Thank you ... once again :)

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  11. Sorry to read that you are experiencing problems with your renovation, hope all can be sorted.

    All the best Jan

  12. Hi, dearest Rain!
    So sorry, that you have problems with the renovation - I cross my fingers that erverything will be better SOON!
    Hugs and best wishes,

  13. I'm a little late as usual, Rain! You'll have tomatoes coming out your ears ~ What a bounty!

  14. I'm sorry that you have run into all these problems with your renovations. I often find that things seldom go straight and there's always a bump or two in the road. We're getting a new roof next week and I wonder what problems will arise then.

  15. Home renovations can be a bane for so many and stressful not to mention costly. Hopefully, Rain, the issues you briefly mentioned in this post will be resolved without too much more inconvenience. How you can manage to fit in all that canning with your other projects always amazes me, my blogger friend. And, the car maintenance tips are another bonus now!

    Mozzarella cheese is a favorite here in caprese salad with tomatoes and basil, but I don’t expect that we will be making our own, but the video of how we could was interesting.

    Just wondering about freezing milk, how long does it them take to defrost in the fridge?

  16. It must be so frustrating with home repairs. I know the few we've done have tested my mettle.
    Take care! Good luck!

  17. You are going to love having those tomatoes this winter. Yum!

  18. Hi Rain. Oh gosh, hate to hear you are having problems, since you planned it all out so carefully. Old homes always seem to have surprises. Interesting videos, great good luck getting the maters canned and cool bear! xoxo

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