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Blue Jay Birds

Blue Jay Birds

Audio file of blue jay calls, written facts and photography.

Want to know what a male bird looks like? A female? How about what a blue jay birds nest looks like? How many eggs are laid or how long it takes for the eggs to hatch?

The video can answer those questions and a few additional ones. Plus, hear the calls of blue jay birds in the woods. This way you can identify that they are near to see if you can spot them when you are out for a walk.

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Acrylic Paint and Glass Bulb Christmas Ornament (Cheap & Easy – Kids Can Do It)

Acrylic Paint and Glass Bulb Christmas Ornament


I have been making these glass ornaments for years. Both as gifts to give away and also to sell at craft fairs. I found them to be easy projects that my children enjoyed doing.

Personally, I liked the price. Even at full price the bulbs cost $4.99 for 12. I have never personally paid full price. I wait for a half off sale or until the end of the season. Last year, I was able to get 6 boxes at a whopping 25 cents a box.

The acrylic paints we have keep doubling each year. The small amount of paint left over from additional craft projects through the year, find a home with this project.

It is a simple, less than 5 minute per bulb. It is the drying time of 2-3 days that makes the project seem to last longer.

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Brandy Slush Recipe Video

9 Cups Water
2 C White Sugar
4 Black Tea Bags
1 (12oz) Can Frozen Lemonade
1 (12oz) Frozen Can Of Orange Juice
1 1/2-3 Cups Of Brandy
Ice Cream Pail w/Cover
Slotted Spoon
Liquid and Solid Measure Cup
Stove Top

Measure out 9 cups of water and 2 Cups of white sugar and place into pot on stove top. Bring mixture to a boil.  Remove pot from heat.  Place 4 black tea bags into the sugar water mixture.  Let steep for 5-10 minutes.  Until the water becomes a rich color. Remove tea bags with slotted spoon.

Written instructions here.