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!

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