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Milkshake Malt Porter and a Bit of Art

 Hello friends and Happy T-day.

It has been hit or miss with me lately on T-day posts. The remodel of our house next door has taken our mental and physical energy.  I think a few more weeks and things will be on the contractor instead of us.  Hopefully I will be back to normal by then.

My Oldest Darling Daughter asked if we wanted to come for dinner Saturday.  Translation:  go to the store with me and we will bring part of dinner to your house and you cook the rest.  While at the store, I saw one 6 pack of this fun milkshake porter so, of course, I bought it. 

It smells wonderful (a hint of chocolate and a hit of malt) and has a light creamy taste.  I would definitely buy it again if I see it.  My son-in-law did not like it, but he is more a  Miller Lite fan.  Now if this had been a whiskey, he would have been all over it.  LOL.  Linking this to Elizabeth's blog for the T-party gang.

Darling Daughter had tried her hand at dried pintos, and she rocked them (I will begging for a repeat - they were seriously the best I have had).  I made Mexican cornbread, and we made little stuffed new potatoes together.  To entertain the kids, we also made pretzel spiderweb candy for dessert.  They took a bit of effort, but came out adorable.  Next time, I will get a picture.  

Now for a bit of art.

This Bible Journal page is for Elle's **Art*Journal*Journey* theme  of  Books, Cats, and Tea (any or all of the three will work).

I used part of an image from the House Mouse and Friends Coloring Book.  I laid down a foundation of clear gesso, then I put down the fussy cut image, colored everything with Daniel Smith watercolors, and then popped up one of the mice so it looks like it is feeding the kitty.  I colored the kitty like my very first cat, Tom.  He was a bit mean and would have eaten these cute little mice, but I loved him. The bible verses I focused on are in 1 Peter 4: 8-9.  Hard words to hear some days, but definitely ones we need to keep working on (at least I do).  Also linking this up to the current House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge #399 - Anything Goes

I also have a card that I made this weekend.  I cased THIS card by this week's Featured Stamper at, Betty.  The lantern image is from Penny Black and the pines and sentiment are from SU!

Happy T-day and hugz,



  1. The porter sounds tasty. I just love trying new beers. And isn't it funny when your kids invite you for dinner it really means you need to get involved? I know what that is all about, but it sounds like you had a great meal and a good time. And your kitty page is great. Since it's Bible journaling you've got a book too. Thanks for joining Elle's challenge at AJJ. I hope you have a super T day Nancy, and week ahead too. hugs-Erika

  2. Little stuffed potatoes sound like a great idea! You must have had fun cooking together. I love cooking with my sister or with my daughter.
    best, mae at

  3. That sounds like a superinteresting drink! Dried pintos??? Amazon gives me beans - what do you do with them?
    Well. Kinda no surprise to me if a cat ate mice? Very cute piece of art either way!
    To lights on the way. I just captured beautiful ones I´ll share soon...
    Have a happy T-Day! Hugz

  4. you drank a special beer and your cat page is beautiful with Bible verses!
    Happy week , hug Elke

  5. Hi Sweetie! Your Bible journal page is fabulous, love it. And the card is gorgeous, too. In the pubs in England back in my youth (I used to play the piano to earn some money, not go there to drink!) a lot of older people usedx to drink stout mixed with milk, and now it's available ready mixed. I've never tried it, I stick to coffee! Hope the building work will soon be finished. Look after yourself, Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  6. You know I am a fan of stout only, but that porter sounds good because I LOVE malt. It s ounds pretty good.

    LOVED the house mouse. Never saw one that large before. You card is wonderful , too. I need to start thinking about Christmas, I guess.

    Thanks for sharing your lovely art and your porter with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

  7. Such a pretty journal page and card. Love the coloring page you added.
    Happy Tea Day,

  8. Your projects are wonderful! I love the sweet mice with the cat on your journal page. The images are colored beautifully. Thanks for sharing at HMFMC. xx

  9. House remodelling sounds both daunting and exciting. I hope it's finished soon. The porter looks/sounds interesting too. I love your page, that kitty looks like he belongs there, you would never guess that it had been added later. Lovely. Have a wonderful T day and Thanks for joining me for the Books, Cats & Tea September theme at Art Journal Journey this month. Happy Journalling! Elle xx

  10. I don't drink beer but that porter sounds good. I haven't had a malted milkshake in decades. Cute page. Love the mouse feeding the kitty. He's very brave. Happy T Day

  11. That porter sounds nice (I love stout, so I would probably love it).
    The Bible verse is great. It is one of my favorites. It is 'my' verse so to speak. One I try to live by (Not always easy).
    And I love your cat and mice. The mice are really trying to love the cat and the cat is not trying to eat them but is accepting the titbits the mice are offering. So sweet.
    Happy T-Day,

  12. Oh that Porter sounds soooo good. I will look for it. Nothing better than a good pot of beans. I do love the art. Wonderful post. Have a nice evening.

  13. sorry I'm wouldn't let me comment, but I'm here now! All that yumminess is making me feel hungry! I'm sure I've got that cat and mouse stamp...or something simular Happy late T day. ((Lyn))

  14. Very touching bible's words with the adorable cat and mice. Lovely colored!
    The lantern art with words is also beautiful.
    Happy Autumn xx

  15. Absolutely love your adorable kitty and mice AJ page! I love how you've popped up the little one helping him! A great verse to remember as well! Your lantern card is so peaceful and gorgeous! Such a wonderful Christmas make! Hope you enjoy the rest of your September my friend!

  16. Dear Nancy, I'm not sure I would have liked the milkshake porter, but I definitely would have tried it. I'm with you about remodeling the neighbor's house - we had that too and it's horrible... but it usually passes. Now our life is almost back to normal ;-) Best wishs to you!
    Your cat and mouse page is so cute!
    Happy belated t-Day
    All the best, Traude
    🍁🌾🌻🪶🍂 🪶🌻🌾🍁

  17. Wow! That turned out so cute. I love that you put it on one of your bible pages. Lovely. Thanks for joining us at HMFMC. {Bunny} Designer for House Mouse and Friends

  18. What a wonderful idea to put the image on a written page! The stamp you used is adorable
    and the mice are sure taking care of the kitty. Super colorwork, and I love the page.

    Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  19. Fabulous work of art! I love that you stamped the mousie image into an art journal! Absolutely gorgeous and so original! LOVE it! :-)
    I do love a nice porter beer too, sounds delicious!

    Thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  20. Home remodels can be quite a challenge, both mentally and physically. Hang in there; it sounds like the final stretch is approaching, and the contractor will take the lead soon. Wishing you a swift return to normalcy. The card is beautiful with this artwork.
    Happy belated T day!

  21. Oh I love pinto beans! Your dinner sounds delish and your evening wonderful. Great way to incorporate the meece into your journal! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. 💕Sue Kment

  22. The milkshake malt sounds wonderful to me. It sounds like a fun time making dinner together and spending time together. When my kids come for weekend dinner, I make the entire meal myself before they arrive (they only stay for 2 hours) . They usually pick up a bread or dessert. Good luck with the remodeling and getting your energy back!


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