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Aesthetic Wood Art ~ Fractal Burning Artist Uses Living Stumps & Burlwood as Canvas

In Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Lifestyleby Amelia Hyde

Uncle Salty’s Horribly Wonderful World of Wood is what he calls himself. Creating mini lightning bolts to burn patterns into burlwood, and living stumps this artist uses the technique of Lichtenberg or “Fractal” burning to create unique art. Humble and modest in regards to his work, he hardly thinks of himself as an artist. Uncle Sa as a hobby. While …

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FSA Thrive Food Expo~ Seattle 2018

In Lifestyle, Travelby Amelia Hyde

I was invited to attend the FSA  Food show in Seattle as a guest of Channel Point Village Retirement Home. I was looking forward to this event weeks beforehand.   Not only was excited to sample all the food, but this was my first event I would be writing about since my website went live back in August. Yess! This post …

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A Bookworms Heaven~ Powell’s Books Portland Oregon

In Lifestyle, Travelby Lucy Elaine

 A Bookworms Heaven The three words I would use to describe Powell’s Books. A bookworms heaven.  I have never been so overwhelmed by so many books. I really just expected it to be a basic bookstore where I would get some books and walk out because the best part for me is usually the reading. But as soon as I …

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Lake Quinault Washington ~ A Drive Around the Lake

In Lifestyle, Travelby Amelia Hyde

Today was slightly warmer than it has been the past few days. The sun was shining so I thought it was the perfect day to go walk a few trails and enjoy the sunshine.   Lucy Elaine, Mia, Kela and I took a drive around the lake.  It was beautiful     Lake Quinault Loop Drive         So to …

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Living With Asthma ~ Why it Scares me

In Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Lifestyleby Amelia Hyde

Asthma is the scariest thing that I have ever had to deal with. It outweighs my OCD, Anxiety, and anything I have ever struggled with. While my other struggles have been pretty real and almost terrifying at times, the severity of my breathing symptoms has left me in some situations that I would never wish on anyone. If you have asthma~ Read …

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Easy Panko Fried Chicken Recipe~

In Lifestyle, Recipesby Amelia Hyde

 It’s Dinner Time!   If you haven’t used Panko Bread Crumbs, you must.  This is something that will quickly become something you will use often and will love.   Here is an easy recipe anyone can use for lunch or dinner. What You Need 3 eggs / Panko Bread Crumbs / Salt  /Pepper / Vegetable or Canola oil / Garlic salt ( optional) …

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How I Created my Kids DIY Halloween Costume for Under $15.00

In Everything But The Kitchen Sink, Lifestyleby Amelia Hyde

 How to Create a Kids Do-it-yourself Halloween Costume   This is no joke. The average person spends a minimum of 79.00 on a Halloween costume a year.  Many will spend up to 150 to make it perfect. But who are we kidding? While everyone is writing about all these fancy costumes and “fall must-haves”, some of us are trying to figure out how to …

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Lake Quinault Lodge in the Fall

In Lifestyle, Travelby Amelia Hyde

Todays Adventure   “Mom, why don’t you go exploring at the Lodge today?”  Lucy says to me as I drop her off at friends. My response: “What’s there to explore? I’ve been there so many times” Ha. I should know better than to say something like that.   As I am headed home I glance over to see the fallen leaves, over …