Saturday, July 8, 2017

Goodwin Fire 2017

The wildfire did burn some of our Mining Claim.
The Game and Fish Officers escorted Buddy and Lana into the claim to retrieve some expensive tools after all evacuations were lifted. It will be some time before they can get back to Prospecting out on the claim. Will post again when that happens!

A plane drops retardant behind a home close to Highway 69 to protect it from the Goodwin Fire on Tuesday, June 27, near Mayer.
Vanessa Oueslati/Courtesy
A plane drops retardant behind a home close to Highway 69 to protect it from the Goodwin Fire on Tuesday, June 27, near Mayer.
The Goodwin Fire was at 28,516 acres on Friday, July 7, and was 95 percent contained, according to U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Debbie Maneely.
There are still 159 people working the fire, which started the afternoon of June 24, and the cause is still under investigation.
“In the northwest corner of the Goodwin fire, near Big Bug Mesa, pockets of fuel inside the fire perimeter will continue to burn out and a few isolated, single-tree torching instances are possible, but unlikely to threaten containment lines,” Maneely said. “Crews will continue chipping, fence repair, and scattering of brush on the dozer and handlines.”
The Prescott National Forest Burned Area Emergency Response team has started its initial assessment of the impacts of the fire. The assessment identifies areas of severe burn and potential threats to human life and safety, property, and potential threats to important cultural and natural resources.
Authorities are being vague about how many structures were burned. County and federal officials say they're continuing to assess the losses.
Residents who live downstream from burned areas should be aware that the potential for flooding and debris flow increases after a fire, Maneely said. “Even after prescribed emergency actions are implemented to minimize the post-fire risks, the burned area still poses a risk from potential flooding and debris flows.”
It is important that residents take steps to protect themselves and their property from flooding and mudflows. Residents living near or around a recently burned area should:
• Monitor local weather reports and public safety bulletins, local road closures, emergency notifications, weather alerts, and follow local, county, and city advisories.
• Use a Weather Radio or smart phone weather app— AccuWeather, Weather Channel or WeatherBug. All apps are free and available on both Android and iOS platforms.
• Prepare to evacuate if emergency authorities determine that flooding and mudflows are expected.
Additional flood information is available from the Yavapai County Flood Control District (

In the meantime we are working on our Travel Trailer. Will post photos of it soon.
Also Cindy is baking up a storm on scones in our new stainless steel kitchen. She is registered with Az Health Dept. in their  Home Baked and Confectionery Goods Program!

Thanks for Visiting!
Cin & Bud from Craft Flaire.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Moms At Home

Over the years I had to work outside the home.  I wished and wished I could have worked from home!
So many company's now are allowing that.

I was introduced to GOLD CANYON CANDLES! I have to say, I was impressed with the quality and scents of these candles! Also this company provides you with all the materials needed to share info with others. I bought this kit for only $20.00 to get started.

As a consultant I can earn 25% to 36% commission. 
Sell when or how you want.
Your own 24/7 website.
Multiply your Earnings with a team.
Help as a Fundraiser.

No obligation to sell except for those who want a business.
If you don't maintain your PV(purchase volume) you are simply dropped as an Consultant.

 I bought a beginners kit for $20.00. If you want a catalog and a sample candle let me know here in comments.

Wicks and Wax
What sets Gold Canyon apart from other candle manufacturers is the type of wicks and wax that are used in the products.
As members of the National Candle Association, Gold Canyon promotes the use of environmentally safe wicks in all the candles it produces. Gold Canyon uses both zinc core and cotton wicks that are made in the USA with a safety collar on select sizes that extinguish automatically at the appropriate level.
Gold Canyon uses different high quality waxes based on the needs of our different candle lines. We use both food-grade paraffin wax as well as natural vegetable wax.
Food-Grade Paraffin Wax used in the majority of Gold Canyon’s candle products, paraffin comes from companies that manufacture food-grade paraffin as a primary product and from refineries as a by-product. Both resources provide varying degrees of quality.
Natural Vegetable Wax is a renewable resource made with all natural ingredients that provide a clean, even burn.
So, when you smell Gold Canyon Candles and think to yourself, "Gosh, it smells good enough to eat", know that if you get the urge to take a bite, it is not recommended, but it won't kill you! LOL

My New Favorite!

Oil Warmer Adapters
I have a new found love for my Pod is the Oil Warmer Adapters that you can use the Gold Canyon Home Fragrance Oil with. As you can see in the picture, the Oil Warmer Adapter comes in two colors, black and tan and are $5.98 each. The Home Fragrances Oils come in 6 different fragrances, Clean Sheets, Cozy Christmas, Holiday Wreath, Pomegranate, Sugar Cookie and Sweet Pea and are $6.98 per bottle.

The Oil Warmer Adapter's instructions say pour 100 drops (the bottle itself has 100 drop lines so you don't actually have to count them) of the Home Fragrance Oil in the adapter. There are 3 applications in each bottle.

I was curious to see how long 100 drops would last and over the past 2 days, I have ran my Pod Warmer with Pomegranate Oil for 16 hours and I still have a strong smell and plenty of oil left in my adapter. I am so excited!

The great thing about warmer the Home Fragrance Oil versus the Scent Pods is the almost instant smell that permeates through your home. It is such a strong and immediate smell and you don't have to wait for the wax in the Scent Pods to heat up before you smell anything, which could take 25-40 minutes sometimes. Also, it is cheaper than the Scent Pods. Scent Pods are rated to last 20 hours, but most of you that use the Scent Pods know that you can get much more use out of them if you use your timer correctly and let the wax rest. (I get an average of 30-40 hours out of each of my Scent Pods.) The Home Fragrance Oil has enough oil for 3 applications. If each application last for more than 20+ hours, you will get 60+ hours of fragrance for $6.98 versus $5.98 for the Scent Pods.

The down side to the Home Fragrance Oils are you have to purchase the Oil Warmer Adapter which only comes in two colors, but it is reusable. They are $5.98 each. Another downside is the fragrance selection options. I am sure after the oils gain more popularity, that the selections will increase, but right now it is limited. Another con is that when you are not using your Pod Warmer, the oil is still liquid. This may not matter to some, but if you accidentally knock your Pod Warmer while not in use, the oil will spill out (of course this would happen with liquefied Scent Pods as well).

All in all, I love this new Pod Warmer option. I am thrilled with the instant smell gratification without having to wait for my Scent Pod to melt. Even though I have only used my Adapter for 16 hours, I feel like I will at least get another 16 hours out of this first application.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Weaving How To

It has been awhile since a post. Well it is a New Year after all! LOL

I found a unique Tutorial on making a Simple Weavers Frame. I just love it!


How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving LoomHey guys! This post is for those of you who want to try weaving on a circle loom, but you are not in the market for yet another loom. I get it, if I could I’d have 100 different looms, but that’s not happening anytime soon. So a more affordable option is to use an embroidery hoop! I’m so excited to share this with you.  Here are the steps:
How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving Loomstep 1| remove the outer ring and set to the side
step 2| tie your warp thread to the embroidery hoop with a slip knot
step 3| pull the warp thread straight across the hoop
step 4| bring the warp thread over the hoop and then down and around
step 5| now pull the warp thread back towards the center, but an inch to the right side of where your warp thread started with a slip knot

To pause for a moment and recount your steps, you have brought the warp thread from your slip knot, straight across your hoop. You then went from over your hoop and wrapped the warp thread around to the bottom. Next you pulled the warp thread from the bottom across the hoop, but to the right of the slip knot about an inch. So now your thread is passing over the top of the hoop again. You are making a figure 8, similar to when you warp a frame loom. The reason you make a figure 8 is so that the warp threads meet in the middle. Now for the next step:
How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving Loomstep 6| with your thread an inch from the slip knot thread, pass the warp over and around the hoop so that it comes out the bottom
step 7| continue to bring the warp thread across the loom to the position an inch to the right of the previous thread. You will always be passing the thread over an edge and then around to the bottom, then over the next spot.
step 8| continue with your figure 8’s about an inch apart until you reach the last open spot on the loom. Loop the warp thread over and around this last spot.
How to Use an Embroidery Hoop as a Loom | The Weaving Loomstep 9| at this point you’ll see your middle is making a messy criss-cross of warp threads. Taking your warp string that you just looped around the last spot on the hoop, pull it to the middle and then down around between some of the warp threads, you’ll instantly see that your warp threads are evening out to nice triangles.
step 10| wrap your warp thread around the middle again at perpendicular angle to secure the middle more.

Hope your New Year brings you Happiness!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Blog Share

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We just became a member of a free website called, BLOGLOVIN. You can now see  and follow our blog posts there too! While your there check out other blog posts, save any posts you would like to come back to.

Here is the First Blogger I decided to follow.

 Here is a featured story about her from ONE KINGS LANE, of which we are followers of too!

As the force behind the beloved blog Habitually Chic, Heather Clawson lives in a richly visual world. Between studying 19th-century painting, designing interiors in New York, hunting through flea markets, and logging frequent trips to France—and, of course, being all over Pinterest—she’s trained her eye on thousands upon thousands of images. For anyone into design, art, and travel (and who isn’t?), her site is the perfect daily fix.

Take a tour and spend time with the lovely Heather Clawson at home.

Thanks to One Kings Lane,
Here is the link to see more of the story and photos.

Thanks for Visiting!
Cindy from Craft Flaire

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Year Bliss


The New Year was brought in with our Daughter's Wedding! 
A Garden Party was held at Rae and Jon's Home in Phoenix.
I helped with the food preparations.
I made my favorite family dessert, Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie.
It was a hit and everyone wants the recipe. 
So here it is!

PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE PIE has been a family favorite! 
 I found this recipe in a cooking magazine. They should have named it, Peanut Butter Melt! 

In a mixer add: 8 ozs softened cream cheese/ 1/2 cup sugar/ 2 teas butter/ 1 teas vanilla/ 3 cups whipped heavy cream or cool whip/ 1 cup creamy peanut butter. Mix all till light and fluffy. Spoon into an oreo or chocolate cookie pie shell. Top with more topping and some crumbled oreo cookies

This is the link to my blog!

Cindy from Craftflaire!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Textiles For Interior Decor

Interesting ways to decorate your bedroom wall as a Headboard!

My Latest News!

I was contacted through my Etsy Store to do a CUSTOM ORDER for Four Windows at:

These will go in the exterior windows in one building in Mickey Avenue in Shanghai Disneyland. 

Here's a good article from the press event back in July.
Angela DeVore
Set Decorator
Walt Disney Imagineering

Here are my photos of the Hand Knotted Textiles I designed for the windows!
 My practice Piece.
 The three blue/off-white/gold.
 Photo of one of the  blue ones against black background showing the colors.
I call this design, "Diamond Chain Weave".
The pink/rose one I call :"Shadowed Rose".


Thanks for visiting!
Cindy from Craft Flaire.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Disappointment To Gratefulness

Well here it is, almost through May! About time for a blog post huh?

I follow an Inspirational Site called, THINK SIMPLE NOW, and I want to share their newest post! Good Reading!

Think Simple Now

Link to Think Simple Now

Posted: 18 May 2015 12:00 AM PDT
practice gratitude
You want to be grateful for what you have, but if you cut straight to the truth? You aren’t feeling it.
For a lot of people, acknowledging that truth brings with it immediate shame — the shame of knowing that in a world where so many people go homeless or hungry; or are hurt, abandoned, or abused; or are dealing with a serious illness or the death of a loved one, not feeling grateful is very, very bad.
So, we try gratitude on. “Okay,” we say, tossing our hair back and squaring our shoulders. “Let me focus on gratitude. Here I go.”
We think of 10 things to be grateful for, and then … deep breath … it is still there, that subtle and abiding sense of low-grade disappointment or sadness or disconnection from yourself or the world.
It can be the ultimate lose-lose scenario. If you push yourself to feel grateful when you know that it’s not happening on a core level, you feel like a phony. If you aren’t grateful, then …well, you’re ungrateful. No bueno.

Practice What You Want to Be

Gratitude, like courage, is a practice. If you’ve been shaming yourself for not being more grateful, then take a deep breath and ease up. The first step to being is practicing. And practicing? That you can do.
Quick tip: People who practice things aren’t supposed to have mastered them. Notice how simply reframing to making this a practice automatically ups the ease factor.
Here’s where I’d suggest you start your gratitude practice: Start by examining … disappointment.
This is a highly unorthodox approach to finding your way to gratitude, of course. Usually gratitude practices focus on thinking of the good things in your life, assuming that if you start linking together the good like a series of links in a chain, your heart will be the burning bush of gratitude in only a matter of time.
Well … maybe, I counter. It’s certainly worth a try. But if that has you feeling like you’re simply reciting happy-happy-joy-joy affirmations in an attempt to kid yourself out of feeling what you actually feel, then examine disappointment.

A Few Questions

First, when does disappointment happen? Can you identify that split-second when you’re just going about your day and then Disappointment arrives at your door?
  • Husband arrives home. He forgot to run the errand you texted him about (twice). Notice how the disappointment precedes any other reaction (anger, sadness, frustration).
  • You’re going out to dinner with your toddler. She had a good, long nap this afternoon, but five minutes after ordering, she’s having a meltdown — the kind that you know from experience will mean leaving the restaurant. Notice the disappointment and how that’s different than just the generalized frustration of being around a kid that’s screaming.
  • A potential client has raved about working with you but then decides to go in a different direction. Notice the disappointment and how that translates into (what’s next) a Story.
Noticing the moment when disappointment happens is critical.
Disappointment might be showing up for you before you even get out the door, and you’re looking for it. That’s going to keep you from basking in gratitude.
Disappointment might be showing up any time you attach — also a barrier to gratitude.
Disappointment might be tied to a specific person, task or day of the week (like, say, Mondays?) and that can set the tone for an entire week, an entire experience, again keeping you from gratitude.
After examining the moment when disappointment makes it onto the scene, what’s the thought form, or the “Story of Disappointment?”
Chances are good that once you start to examine the specific stories, you’ll see that it’s a shockingly chronic, ridiculously banal and stunningly unoriginal thought that just recycles itself in slightly different ways.
It’s the same thought pattern:
  • “I wish that wouldn’t happen.”
  • “It shouldn’t be this way”
  • “That’s so frustrating.”
  • “Why can’t it just go smoothly, for once?”
It’s just got slightly different language, depending on the scenario.

Getting Curious

Notice that this new and unorthodox gratitude practice starts from a place of simply getting curious about the reality of what’s going on, before an attempt to shift anything is ever even made.
  • You: disappointed.
  • You: not feeling the gratitude.
  • You: slowing down enough to listen to the thought forms that arise.
  • You: not trying to fix anything — just noticing.
For some people, simply getting curious will be enough of a Wow Moment that they’ll look in the mirror and see a little glint in their eye.
“Chin up, girl, because you’ve got it good,” you’ll think right before your lips curve up into a little smile.
The Buddhists in particular like to point out that the simple act of examining the truth of your experience can often be enough to change it. Being with the truth can be so freeing that whatever tension we were holding in place just … drops. Like that. And then life is ah-mazing.
For others, there’s one more step: Asking yourself, “Is this really true?”

Is it True?

From narrative therapy to Byron Katie to Eckhart Tolle to good old-fashioned Buddhist philosophy, many before me have invited people to question whether or not the stories they cling to, and especially the ones that cause theirsuffering, are actually true.
So, you’ve identified the thought forms, the stories, and now you add on some inquiry.
  • “He always forgets.” — Is that actually true? Really? Always?
  • “I’m sick of this.” — Is that actually true? Or is it something else you’re sick of? Or is your reaction to what’s happening the thing that’s making you sick?
  • “I knew it wouldn’t work out.” — Is that actually true? Or is this a defense against feeling the pain?
  • “Of course that happened; it never works out.” — Is that really true? C’mon now. It never works out? Can you name any time when it ever has? Well, then. Sometimes, it does work out. Are you putting your attention on those times as equally as you put your attention elsewhere?
Go deep enough down this rabbit hole, and with enough practice, you start to see that the only thing in your emotional landscape that is ever true is what you say is true.
If you can no longer see truth in “He always forgets,” you’ll start to remember the times he remembers.
If you see that your reaction is what’s making you sick, there’s room to feel grateful for noticing that, so that you can change it.
If you see that it’s not really true that it never works out, there’s space to acknowledge all the times when it has, when disaster was averted, when an angel showed up at just the right moment, or when a friend happened to call just before you were about to lose it and listened with love, as you cried.

Back to Gratitude

We forget about the magic of these ordinary experiences when disappointment takes center stage, and the usual antidote is to try to bypass the experience of disappointment in the hopes of getting a shortcut to gratitude.
You can push yourself to feel grateful, and sometimes, that’ll be the transformative door to feel better.
Other times, when disappointment is what’s showing up, that’s what you can choose to work with.
You don’t have to push to feel something that you don’t actually feel. You only need to acknowledge what you actually do feel and see if it’s (really-really) true for you. I’m grateful for every waking, breathing moment that I have the opportunity to do just that.


I took this info and applied it to some situations in my life THAT PREVIOUSLY  HAPPENED  and WOW it could have made some differences in my thinking! 

My Husband was working on a vehicle  in my mother's yard, putting  in a new spindle and barrings to a tire, when a man walked by and said; "You better watch out the spring doesn't come out and hit ya in the head!"

Buddy payed attention to that spring! Later he wanted to thank the man and found out no one lived close enough to my mom's house to have warned him. Buddy believes to this day it was a Guardian Angel!


We are living back in Mayer, closer to the Mining Claim. Buddy can go to the claim everyday if he wants;
When I do not have a huge "HONEY-DO" List for him. LOL!

 We are renting a lot for our travel trailer from our good friends behind their home. This photo shows the family garden; a combined effort from all of us.
 The rows of veggies are starting to show! May 18th, 2015.
 Mom and Dad Pomichter over looking the land views here!
 My wedding dress was dry cleaned and it is going to be re-designed some into a cocktail dress, for my daughter, Raelynn for her up-coming wedding in 2016.
 Our Son-In-Law, Dewayne, holding his new daughter, Oriannah!
 Our daughter, Brandy, holding her new daughter, Oriannah!
 Just before the birth of ORIANNAH!
 Oriannah loves her froggy!
 Oriannah was born with a club foot, and it is correctable.
 My daughter, Raelynn wearing my wedding dress. I can't believe I was that tiny!
 Our Grandson, Leyland, had his third Birthday!
Alexis, our granddaughter, took Second Place in her bowling tournament!

Thanks for Visiting!
Cindy from Craft Flaire.


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