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Silva Hayes

Joined 8 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

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  • Fear the Walking Dead
    9

    Fear the Walking Dead

    3 years ago

    I'm a huge Walking Dead fan and I want to give this companion show a chance! Post your comments, logical and valid observations and suggestions for improvement here.

  • Bug Out Bag (BOB) Urban Survival
    23

    Bug Out Bag (BOB) Urban Survival

    2 years ago

    Bug out bags (BOBs) help you to be prepared whether you are forced to evacuate your home or lucky enough to able to shelter in place. Have a BOB and a plan for each family member and each pet.

  • Mosaic Tesserae: A Basic Guide
    2

    Mosaic Tesserae: A Basic Guide

    2 years ago

    Tesserae is the word for the pieces you glue to create a mosaic. Tesserae can include tile, stained glass, smalti, broken china (pique assiette), beads, stones, crystals, shells, pebbles and jewelry.

  • A Wonderfully Scrumptious Flatbread Recipe
    16

    A Wonderfully Scrumptious Flatbread Recipe

    15 months ago

    Flatbread: quick, simple, delicious. Includes a recipe for zucchini topping, Mexican flatbread, and traditional pizza. Also makes savory crackers that are thin, crispy, and dippable.

  • How to Mosaic Garden Stones
    16

    How to Mosaic Garden Stones

    2 years ago

    Mosaic garden stones add color and charm to any corner of your flower beds and gardens. They can be any size and depict a butterfly, dragonfly, flowers, bugs, or a colorful design like a spiral.

  • New Year's Good Luck Casserole
    6

    New Year's Good Luck Casserole

    3 years ago

    Cheesy Grits and Black Eyed Peas good luck casserole. Jalapeno and serrano peppers add bite. Made with Penzeys spices. Great for cookouts, pot lucks, and barbecues, a must-have for New Year's Day.

  • Brownies, homemade, quick and easy!
    24

    Brownies, homemade, quick and easy!

    3 years ago

    Great homemade brownies, quick and easy, much better than boxed. Includes a review of the Baker's Edge brownie pan, a wonderful versatile pan that ensures that each brownie has a crispy edge.

  • Pinky Joe, peach-faced lovebird
    9

    Pinky Joe, peach-faced lovebird

    3 years ago

    A story of a bird rescue. A quirky peach-faced lovebird became our beloved pet. The story of Pinky Joe and Tao the Tuxedo cat, two of our most charming and beloved pets, gone but not forgotten.

  • Gifts for Teenage Girls
    14

    Gifts for Teenage Girls

    3 years ago

    Gift list for young teen or pre-teen, discussion of Vera Bradley bags, Urban Decay makeup and list of birthday gift suggestions.

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
    13

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    3 years ago

    Wonderful homemade pumpkin cheesecake, subtle, mild, perfect for the holidays. It has a graham cracker crust, toasted pecans, crystallized ginger, and a light and fabulous pumpkin cheesecake middle.

  • Colors of Life and Death
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    Colors of Life and Death

    3 years ago

    A dream of life and death; the story of what happens to our spirits when we die; a story told in living shimmering iridescent colors that illustrate and celebrate the intensity of the human existence.

  • How to Mosaic on Wedi Board
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    How to Mosaic on Wedi Board

    4 years ago

    Wedi board is a great substrate for mosaic art, light weight, rigid, waterproof, does not warp or require sealing, and can be used outdoors. Example: an outdoor sign for South Austin Music store.

  • How to Mosaic a Garden Ball
    9

    How to Mosaic a Garden Ball

    3 years ago

    A tutorial on how to mosaic a styrofoam ball instead of a bowling ball to create a stunning art piece or a gazing ball using broken tile and jewelry. The result is lightweight and easy to display.

  • Painted Bunting, beautiful Song Bird
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    Painted Bunting, beautiful Song Bird

    3 years ago

    The painted bunting, a beautiful addition to bird watching in Central Texas, may be the most beautiful bird in North America. Colors of blue, yellow, red, and green are pure and unbelievable.

  • Dangerous Lead and Cadmium in jewelry
    6

    Dangerous Lead and Cadmium in jewelry

    2 years ago

    Jewelry made in China and imported to the US is composed of as much as 90% of the dangerous heavy metal CADMIUM.

  • ZZ Plant, Easy to Grow House Plant
    14

    ZZ Plant, Easy to Grow House Plant

    5 years ago

    Written by someone who has killed many houseplants, this article extolls the virtues of the ZZ plant, the easiest and prettiest houseplant ever! Glossy, tough, healthy leaves and minimal requirements

  • Party Recipes, Menu, and Shopping List
    4

    Party Recipes, Menu, and Shopping List

    3 years ago

    Simple, hearty, delicious, homemade party food, including a menu, recipes, and shopping list. These easy to serve recipes and methods have been tried and true in our family for over 40 years.

  • How to mosaic on mesh or netting
    18

    How to mosaic on mesh or netting

    3 years ago

    Making a mosaic on mesh first before its final application saves time and effort and makes it easy to ship or transport. Step-by-step instructions how to mosaic on mesh, how to install, how to ship

  • Moon Phases, Facts, Oddities and Origin
    2

    Moon Phases, Facts, Oddities and Origin

    3 years ago

    The Moon is our mysterious and constant companion. Some facts about the Moon, along with a poem and pictures of mosaic art pieces by Silva, "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon" & "Artemis, Night and Day."

  • How to Mosaic With Jewelry
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    How to Mosaic With Jewelry

    3 years ago

    A creative way to use broken costume jewelry in a beautiful mosaic art piece. Look for single earrings and rhinestone brooches at thrift shops and garage sales. Combine with stained glass and tile.

  • In Love With a Sociopath?
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    In Love With a Sociopath?

    3 years ago

    Sociopaths can ruin your life. Review this list of traits and analyze your new friend's personality and history before you become too involved. Learn how to spot narcissistic behavior. Be smart!

  • Mountain Lion in Texas
    11

    Mountain Lion in Texas

    3 years ago

    A mountain lion stalked me one dark summer night in Central Texas. Ten years old, walking home from a friend's, I heard a heavy padding behind me in the gravel. The hair rose on the back of my neck.

  • Tigers in Texas
    52

    Tigers in Texas

    3 years ago

    There are an estimated 4,000 tigers in captivity in Texas, more than in the wild in India, a dangerous situation for citizens; a cruel situation for the animals. Sanctuaries are running out of room.

  • French Cooking Terms
    6

    French Cooking Terms

    3 years ago

    Here's a list of French cooking terms and their definitions that are used the world over, not just in France. Many of these French cooking terms are now standard in the English speaking world.

  • Skydive Experience
    4

    Skydive Experience

    3 years ago

    My skydive at San Marcos, Texas was a major highlight of my life. When I was 55, I decided to do it, even though I was terrified, and I am so glad. It was the most exciting yet peaceful experience.

  • E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria in salad
    6

    E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria in salad

    3 years ago

    Make salad that's crisp, clean, fresh, and healthy. Avoid E. coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. How to select, prepare, and store salads. Includes a recipe for dressing like Olive Garden's.

  • How to Find Lead- and Cadmium-Free Dishes
    209

    How to Find Lead- and Cadmium-Free Dishes

    2 years ago

    Lead and cadmium from dinnerware can be absorbed by children! Lead accumulates in bones where it displaces calcium. Cadmium can cause kidney disease and lung damage, cancer, and fragile bones.

  • Benini Art Gallery, Texas Road Trip
    0

    Benini Art Gallery, Texas Road Trip

    3 years ago

    The Benini Art Museum Sculpture Ranch is one of the best Central Texas road trips! Close to both Austin and San Antonio, a beautiful drive and FREE admission. Amazing outdoor sculptures and art.

  • Galveston Island vacation
    1

    Galveston Island vacation

    2 years ago

    Galveston Island fun-filled beach front, historic downtown district, Schlitterbahn & Moody Gardens. Free ferry runs every few minutes. Excellent food. The Original Mexican Cafe is located downtown.

  • How to Mosaic a Guitar - Rhythm and Blues
    10

    How to Mosaic a Guitar - Rhythm and Blues

    4 years ago

    Beautiful mosaic mixed-media guitar, named "Rhythm and Blues," salvaging an old beat-up stove-in cracked guitar that was thrown away. Gorgeous blue stained glass, dichroic glass and found objects.

  • How to mosaic stair risers using plexiglass
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    How to mosaic stair risers using plexiglass

    3 years ago

    How to mosaic stairs risers, back splashes, or fireplace surrounds, using plexiglass as a substrate. These stair risers are removable! Mosaic adds color and individuality to your home or public space

  • A How-To Guide to Mosaic
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    A How-To Guide to Mosaic

    2 years ago

    How to create mosaic art, a guide to techniques, tools, design, indoor vs. outdoor materials, substrates, tesserae, color, adhesives, sealers, and delving into the mysteries of grout.

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