Top of the Morning May 13

CLINT EASTWOOD AS DIRECTOR, 60 YEAR OLD RECIPE FOR STRAWBERRY CAKE, WOODPECKERS, DISCARDED PIECES ASSEMBLED TOGETHER AS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART

Monday Morning Greetings!

Brand new week full of peek-a-boo moments ready to pop out if we spot them.  Be on the lookout.

How was your weekend?
Great weekend here.
Did a GIANT burn of branches, twigs, limbs and leaves that have been accumulating for months and months and thanks to help from my neighbor/friend, Trent, who came over and put eyes on it to make sure all was safe – lit it – and then  I was  good to go.  Hose + pitch fork + shovel to continue feeding the fire until it was gone-baby-gone!
Another purge – but this time outside.
Thanks, Trent!

Presenting today’s line-up of treasures I found to share!

Beginning with:

“Recipe” for Making Our Own Potting Soil 
Not only cost efficient – the best of the best DIY.
I’ve heard of worm castings – never really understood exactly what that whole thing was all about – now I do – and to be able to purchase them in a bag?  I’m in!

Prominent Internet Slang Words
Don’t know about you – but I sure like to be “in the know” about everything words going on in what I read — and now I’m more in the know.  And you do, too!

Maze-Like Passageways
Blows me away with AWWW-SOME!
So.So.So. Cool!
The huge amount of collected pieces of discarded or abandoned pieces now re-purposed and permanently placed in these Maze-Like walkways of walls and floors as permanent art.
Beauty-Full!
I may have told you this before – but I’m telling it again ha
I have this wonderful, old 24″ x 24″ twig wreath hanging outside my front door.
For no reason, that I recall, I started collecting little things I found discarded (tiny toys, an earring, key chains, necklaces, crushed bottle caps, etc…) in parking lots or on sidewalks, brought them home and started hanging them on or in the wreath, one-by-one.
It’s turned into quite a magnificent piece.  One of a kind.
I’ve named the wreathFinder’s Keepers.
Maybe you might wanna consider starting to build your own Finder’s Keepers wreath.  All you gotta do is be on the look-out for discarded stuff that was no longer meaningful to someone BUT a treasure to you and your Finder’s Keeper wreath art piece!
I will post a pic of my Finder’s Keepers wreath in this upcoming Wednesday Reader so you can check it out!

WOODPECKERS!
Calling all bird lovers!
Gotta love these little busy birds who do their deal.
What I didn’t know is how many varieties there are in the woodpecker family world wide!
It’s a little bit of a watch – but worth every minute, in my opinion.
Super-Duper intriguing.

HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN A WINE GLASS
Absolutely makes sense to me.

LAVA LAMP – COOL PRODUCT FIND
*no affiliation.  Just sharing*
I totally remember these beautiful light-up moving water-like pieces of color lamps from back in the day – hippie dippie.  I never had one – but I had a couple of friends who did.  And the lamps were so fantastic, fun beautiful.
I bought a Lava Lamp a couple years ago (I chose the blue and green – my favorite colors) and I am in love, love, love!
When I switch it on – which I do every night – its soft, mesmerizing movements are captivating.  Kinda like a fish tank — but no maintenance!  Check it out.  Place one on your desk while you’re working OR in your living space.
Pretty sure it won’t disappoint.  It’s another one-of-a-kind piece of art to enjoy at home!

  • RECIPES!
    SAUSAGE CREAM CHEESE CRESCENT BAKE – Howdy!
    TUNA and WHITE BEAN SALAD – I’m thinking all summer long!  And the 3,000+ comments tell the back story of its grandeur!
    FAKE GUACAMOLE aka TAQUERIA SALSA VERDE – Easy Peasy recipe and what’s not to love?  I’m thinking not only chips and tacos + breakfast eggs + potatoes + pizza + quesadillas + by the spoonful!
    MOUSSAKA – Greek and Beef + Eggplant Lasagna.  I’ve never heard of this before – but I am smitten reading the recipe and the reviews!
    MEE-MEE’S STRAWBERRY cake recipe is so “old school” that I have zero doubt that it’s gotta be shockingly fan-tas-tic!  Me?  I’m making it!

TOM HANKS SHARING A LITTLE BEHIND THE SCENES STORY  WORKING WITH CLINT EASTWOOD AS DIRECTOR
Is a tiny watch – and wonderful and super entertaining.
I forwarded it to many of my film crew friends (prior to adding it today’s line-up in Daymaker) and the immediate responses were LOLs and comments and thumbs up about working on shows where the whole “ACTION” thing is so over the top and eye roll + working with Clint and the clip is 100% correct!

4 AGREEMENTS
Is a definite “I’m gonna apply it to my daily living sort-of-concept.”
Simple + True + Whispers in my ear from those who have taught me so much about living a quality walk in my journey life.

THANKS EVERYONE
For sharing + caring + engaging on your Monday.
We appreciate ya big time!

READY?
Set.
CLICK and Go.
Have Fun!

THE 4 AGREEMENTS

  1.   Be impeccable with your word.
  2.   Don’t take anything personally.
  3.  Don’t make assumptions.
  4.  Always do your best.

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR EGO IN CHECK
AND NOT BE AFRAID TO LISTEN
LISTENING IS A GREAT ART FORM
~ Clint Eastwood ~

HAPPY WEEK WISHES!
CATCH YA WEDNESDAY
SAME TIME
SAME PLACE

8 replies
  1. Carol says:

    So much coolness in this issue! The mosaic mazes are fascinating and I’m anxious to see your similarly inspired Finder’s Keepers wreath. Gotta be cool!

    And who would have thought zucchini could be a stand in for avocado. I’m in!

    I just commented yesterday that we haven’t been serenaded by “our” woodpecker in a long time. For a while he visited often, using a telephone pole to sound out his greeting, but he hasn’t been around lately. I was amazed to learn of the number of species of woodpeckers and of the variety of colors and markings. Who knew???

    And ever cool Clint. What a great story about a really great guy.

    Thanks, DayMaker, for a terrific start to the week!

    Reply
    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      Hi Carol –

      Those mosaic mazes are something else!

      I’m totally in for trying the zucchini instead of avocados salsa, too, especially when the crops (soon!) of zucchini multiply and multiply in our gardens or neighbors’ gardens who gift them to us!
      And bonus that it doesn’t turn brown in a few hours like avocados have a tendency to do!

      Just has to be WOWZER fresh tasting! And now we know the “inside scoop” of the little green bowls or portion cups of the Taqueria green sauce thanks to Yvette’s sharing of this recipe.

      Yes, ever cool Clint 100%. Class act(or).

      So thrilled you enjoyed and we sure do thank you for your share + care + time!

      Reply
  2. J says:

    Strawberry cake sounds delish and I need to make it from a meemee to a mimi I love hearing someone else is a mimi too❤️

    Reply
  3. Marty says:

    Daymaker’s ingredients for cleaning wine glasses caused a bit of left over anxiety from Mother’s Day. There were 8 of us around the table. Some drinking wine. After a fine dinner, my adult grandson announced he would do the dishes. “Well, thank you, Honey” was my grateful response. Later, facing the closed dishwasher, I thought I would take a peEk to make sure all was well within.

    “OHHH NOOO!” I screamed softly using my inside voice, there are my 100 year old Italian wine glasses that my aunt left me, all haphazardly lined up with my common water glasses!

    I was dying without saying a word to my sweet grandson. Knowing they were very brittle with age, I cautiously lifted each up with fear and trembling.

    Whew, they were safe. I felt grateful as I washed and dried each so softly by hand. I-I- I- I’m still have some, some, some trembling!

    Reply
    • Cheryl Clarson says:

      WHOA! 100 year old Italian wine glasses! What a treasure, Marty.

      Glad ya caught the in the dishwasher scene and able to rescue them from the full on water power of the dishwasher.

      We sure appreciate your love and support of Daymaker!

      Reply

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