Yellow Rose Cowgirl

Wednesday’s sweet tooth special’s

By August 16, 2017 Uncategorized

It’s Wednesday, middle of the week, hump day and a day for the sweet tooth fairy to visit our kitchens! Today I have some special treats for you. One to fill your daily fruit needs and the other is to fill that sweet tooth at dessert time.

Very few of you know my obsession with mason jars. Very large to extremely small, in vintage colors of blue to green and the classic clear. Anyway, I have a pantry full of jars to use from everyday storage to making weekday salads. Well, now I’m adding desserts to the long list of jar uses.

This one along with a cherry jar cake are very popular at my house. Peaches just seem to satisfy my family in any shape or form when it comes down to ice cream, pies and cobblers. I hope you love this particular cobbler in a jar. Warning, be prepared to make extras, they go fast!

My thanks to Kimberly at the Night Owl Blog for this and many other jar recipes! See the link below for the recipe.

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Get the gardens ready for late summer!

By August 14, 2017 Gardening

In August Central Texas is considered the least productive garden season for both plants and people! It is still a good idea to let the landscape rest, and make the best of the heat while you plan for the fall gardening season. This will be time to prepare for the last vegetable garden of the year. Here is a list of plants and seeds adaptable for this late garden.

Seeds: Beans, corn, cucumber, garlic, potatoes, shallot, summer squash. Even though we are going into the mid part of August you can still plant: Okra, black-eyed peas, spinach, winter squash.

Seeds in pots or flats. Keep these “cool.” Give them bright sun, but perhaps some shade from the hottest afternoon sun. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, chard, Chinese cabbage, fennel, kale. LATE AUGUST: Collards, endive, head and leaf lettuce, mustard.

Plants: Okra, spinach, summer or winter squash.

Herb plants. Mexican mint marigold, mints, oregano, rosemary, sage, wormwood (artemesia). Just a note, my basil and parsley and still doing very well.

Annual flower or/and ornamental plants. Blue daze, celosias (cockscomb or plume), zinnia.

Perennial plants. Ornamental grasses, sedum.

Water deeply. Concentrate on trees, newly planted and established ones. Anytime we go for four to six weeks without at least an inch of rain, established trees need water. Trees less than two years in the ground need water every one to two weeks, depending on the soil, weather, and species of tree. Water for 30-60 minutes or more with a low flow of water. Note: please observe water restriction for your area.


You will need to adjust your watering schedule depending on your soil and weather conditions. Rocky, Hill Country soil will dry out much faster than clayey Blackland Prairie soil. Your finger is your best moisture meter: dig down as deeply as you can to feel the soil around the roots before watering. Do remember to water the shrubs as well.

Conserve water. Any time you water, use only sprinklers that spray the least amount of water into the air, where it is lost to evaporation. Water early in the morning or late in the evening for the same reason. In addition, the more water on the leaves, the greater the chances of fungal problems on the leaves. Water on the leaves while the sun is out can cause burning of the foliage.

I can’t begin to reiterate mulch and mulch some more! If you haven’t done so already, be sure all bare soil is covered with mulch, or compost with mulch on top. Avoid putting mulch or compost onto plant stems. Use about three inches total wherever possible.

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It’s DIY bargain time!

By August 11, 2017 Crafting

I don’t think there is too many of us that aren’t out for a good bargain. And now it’s Regina’s confession time everyone! If I thought it was possible I would spend my last dollar at the Dollar Tree!
This store is really addicting when it comes to getting things when you’re in a hurry and need a gift bag, holiday decor or even a toothbrush. When you’re down to those last few dollars it’s a bargain paradise!
I’ve attached a YouTube with the guru of Dollar Tree diy decorating just to give you some ideas that are one of a kind.

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Surprise Ya’ll! Yellow Rose Cowgirls is now live!!!

By August 10, 2017 Uncategorized

Welcome to everyone visiting my blog today! I truly hope you find things of interest and will visit often to check on new articles and how-to’s. Hope you have a great day and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Before I sign off I would like to share a recipe with you if you like taco salad you’re going to love this one, it’s from 78recipes! I love salads in the summer, it’s a light fare to enjoy. Just a note: I use the pre-packaged shredded lettuce, it’s so much easier to use unless you like the larger pieces. Also in the salad mixture (just a personal preference) I use 1 avocado chopped and a can of pinto beans tossed in.

Dorito Taco Salad
1 medium-large tomato, diced 4oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 oz. nacho cheese Doritos, broken up a bit into bite sized pieces
1 lb. learn ground beef 1 (1.25 oz.) packet taco seasoning
1 medium-large head of iceberg lettuce chopped into bite sized pieces
1 cup Catalina or French dressing
Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, breaking it up into pieces with a wooden spoon. Add taco seasoning and stir until well coated. Set aside.
In a large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and ground beef. When ready to serve, add the Doritos and dressing and toss to coat.

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Here is a new site to follow bloglovin

By August 10, 2017 Crafting

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In my sidebar you will notice a button for Bloglovin. This considered the Pinterest site for bloggers. Please feel free to check it out. 🙂

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The quilt bug has bitten again!

By August 9, 2017 Crafting

To quilt or not to quilt, that is the burning question? Do any of you quilt or been bitten by the illusive quilt bug? I sure have and not always when I want it too. I would like to show you a couple of my finished works of art and one that I’ve been working on for over a year! Quilting is so much fun and I really enjoy piecing one together.

Li’l Cowboys and Cowgirls Quilt

Here very soon I will be adding some tutorials on piecing and hand/machine quilt. You don’t have to be an expert when it comes to sewing skills. As long as you can do a straight stitch you should do just fine and from there build on your skill. Hope you see you soon for the how to make a basic quilt.

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San Antonio is my home and where my heart is

By August 9, 2017 My Texas Home

If you don’t live or haven’t had the opportunity to visit Texas much less San Antonio, I highly suggest you plan a trip here sometime. There is so much to see and do here in this wonderful city. If should ask about our climate well, we have two seasons; winter and summer. When I lived in Oakland California, Boston or even Settle it was very strange for me. I had absolutely no idea about weather in the two missing seasons and ended up buying clothing to survive especially the winter! Anyway, I want to tell you a little bit about my home town. We have a few missions built in the 1700’s by Franciscan monks and the Spaniards. They still stand with beauty and grace and all are functional churches with the exception of the Alamo which is a national shrine and receives hundreds of visitors daily. We also have the Riverwalk running through downtown with lots of shops and restaurants to enjoy. You can even enjoy a boat ride down on the river and even have dinner aboard the barge! The river flow south outside the city and further out along the river banks are areas for a picnic, walking trail with native plants and there are even docks to board kayaks and paddle down the river. I hope sometime you will come to visit and fall in love with my hometown. This is truly welcoming city to see!

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Let’s end the summer with a no bake cookie

By August 9, 2017 Recipes

Hello everyone! Hope you all doing great today and staying cool. Still a month or two left of this hot weather and I know my last couple of posts have been about Fall and cozy throws which right now I’m sure you’re going, not yet! Well, today lets take about no bake goodies that take you away from the oven.

The first recipe I have for you today is a huge hit with my family, co-workers and anyone who had the joy of tasting these. There like a potato chip we all know about, “you can’t eat just one.” Fair warning, these do go very fast so I’d make an extra batch to have on hand. By the way, one last thing for those dieting. These cookies are healthy and made for low-calorie so don’t feel guilty about having some.




Low-Cal No Bake Chocolate/Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 Cup light butter           1/2 Cup milk       1 or 2 Cups white sugar           3 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 Cup peanut butter        1 tsp vanilla extract      1/4 tsp salt                    3 Cup quick cooking oats

1/2 to 3/4 Cup coconut or you can substitute with 1/2 Cup chopped pecans

Mix together butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir in oats and coconut or pecans. Using a small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop onto wax or parchment paper. Allow cookies to stand for 1 hour or until set. *Note: The sugar amount is up to you wither to use 1 or two cups depending if you want to keep the calorie number down.



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Crochet a throw in a day or weekend

By August 8, 2017 Uncategorized

I’m back with a continuation of the post for the 6 hour knitted throw. This variation of the knitted versiton is also worked up quickly on a very large crochet hook. While the knitted one is done in stockinet stich the crocheted on is done in the very simple V stitch. You probably could do this one just has fast if not faster. I really hope you enjoy. An idea is to work these up in rich deep colors for Fall or even wintery colors as well. Enjoy!

SIZE: One Size 45 x 60 in. (114.5 x 152.5 cm)

MATERIALS •  Worsted or “4” Yarn: 5 Balls (A)  :  5 Balls (B)  : 5 Balls (C) • Crochet Hook – Size Q-19 • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6) • Additional Materials 11 in. (28 cm) piece of cardboard GAUGE:
3 V-sts + 4 rows = 6 in. (15 cm) in pattern with 3 strands of yarn held together. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Throw is worked with 1 strand of each color yarn held together.
THROW With 1 strand each of A, B and C held together, ch 67. Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in same ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made); repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch. Rows 2-39: Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 sp across, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Fasten off.
FINISHING Side Edging From Right Side, work 1 row of single crochet evenly spaced on side edge of Throw. Repeat on opposite side edge. Weave in ends.
Fringe Wrap yarn around cardboard. Cut strands at one end. For each Fringe, hold 3 strands of each yarn (9 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of piece, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop and tighten. Make fringe along both ends of Throw. Trim fringe evenly.

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Let’s prepare for cooler evenings and Fall colors

By August 8, 2017 Crafting

Well, we’re not quite into the cooler weather. But I know all of us are thinking about lower degrees than the over 100’s were dealing with down in my part of the country. School is getting ready to start, stores already putting out the Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas things! It’s all a little crazy to me being it’s only August. Well, anyway let’s talk about preparing a cozy soft throw to curl up under in front of the television or fireplace or perhaps both at the same time.

Today I will be sharing with you today a lovely throw that is so easy to work up on giant knitting needles or even a really large crochet hook. Both only take about 5 to 6 hours to make. Below is the easy pattern for both knitting and crocheting that you will just love to have or give as a gift. Today I have posted the knitted version and later I will be posting the crochet pattern for this same Throw.

SIZE: One Size 34 x 54 in. [86.5 x 137 cm], not including fringe

MATERIALS • Bulky yarn: 4 Balls (A) • 2 Balls (B) • 2 Balls (C) • Knitting Needles – Size 50 [25 mm] (‘Speed Stix’) NOTES:
4 stitches = 4 in. [10cm] in Stockinette stitch (knit on right side rows, purl on wrong side rows) with 4 strands of yarn held together. Due to the nature of the fabric when working with Speed Stix, gauge may vary throughout the knitting and is not crucial to this project.

THROW With 2 strands of A, one strand of B, and one strand of C held together, cast on 34 stitches. Row 1 (Right Side): Knit. Row 2: Purl. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 54 in. [137 cm] from beginning. Bind off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
Fringe Cut 68 strands of each color yarn each about 20 in. [52 cm] long. For each Fringe, hold one strand of each color (4 strands total) together and fold in half. Use crochet hook to draw fold through edge of Afghan, forming a loop. Pull ends of Fringe through this loop. Pull to tighten. Make one Fringe in each stitch along first and last rows of Throw. Trim Fringe ends evenly.


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