Lucky Leprechauns & Wearing Green!

Happy, Happy Pinch-Everybody-Not-Wearing-Green Day! 😃🍀🙌
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What is your Leprechaun name?

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She is “Rowdy Rainbow Lips!” 🍀💞🍀

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She is “Happy Freckle Face!” 🍀💞🍀

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She is “Little Clover Hair!” 🍀💞🍀

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I am “Happy Clover Hair!” 🍀💞🍀

Husband, Mitch, is “Shy Green Feet!” 🍀💞🍀
He already changed out of his green shirt and into gym clothes, so no photo tonight, though! I should pinch him! 😉

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V made this for us at preschool, today! 🍀😍🍀

I made something, too!

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It is a Statement Ring! I epoxied a Quartz sphere into a nest of onyx stone chips onto a silver ring!
Fun, huh? 😃

Anyway! Have a good one!
Make your own luck and enjoy!

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🍀💞–AmberHH

pi Day = 3.14 “Cheesy Crab Pie”

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I like theme days! They’re like simplified, fun holidays! You? In honor of 3.14, March 14th, we made Pie for pi day! Specifically, this is an easy, cheesy Crab Pie!

(More photos after these not too wordy instructions)

Ingredients:
2- 9″ deep pie crusts (baked 3 minutes and cooled)
1 lb. lump crab meat *
4 eggs
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup whole milk
12 oz. shredded Swiss cheese
8 oz. shredded Cheddar cheese
3 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
1- Tbsp. finely chopped onion
1- Tbsp. finely chopped green pepper
Directions:
1) preheat oven to 350*F
2) whisk together eggs, milk, flour, seasoning
3) fold in mayo
4) add crab, cheeses, onion, & pepper
5) divide evenly into two pie shells
6) bake for 50 minutes
*) optional, create a “pi” template, then sprinkle seasoning spices (Old Bay) into the negative space of the template to create the pi 💞👍👍

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I served it with a sauté of squash, zucchini, carrots, & onions.

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Happy “pi Day,” Friends!
😊 — Amber Hamilton Henson

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Class by Juliette Crane!

Have you seen her work?
Gorgeous!!
If you haven’t, pop over to her site!
You’re in for a real treat!!
She’s even offering a chance for one of us to WIN the class experience! I’m entering!!
Here is the link: http://www.juliettecrane.com/whimsical-animals-giveaway-video-sneak-peek/#/

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This photo is from her website; I just added her name to her photo, because I wanted to help ensure her name stays with her art!

Comment on this post, please?
Visit her link and look around and maybe even enter for your own chance a free class!

😃💞–AmberHH of WhatAmberLoves.com

Quick Crab Bisque!

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Serves: Serves 6

Ingredients
1 pound lump crab meat
2 stalks celery, reserve the celery leaves, finely diced (about ¾ cup)
1 cup of shredded/grated “matchstick” carrots
1 clove garlic, minced
celery leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1-2 cups fresh spinach leaves
3 tablespoons reduced fat butter
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups half-‘n’-half
½ cup sherry (can use cooking sherry)
3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
black pepper, to taste

Instructions
Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pot. Add the carrots and celery, cook until just softened, 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Pour in the sherry until all absorbed, stir, browning slightly for 1-2 minutes. Add chicken broth, add the garlic, chopped celery leaves, chopped parsley, spinach, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 3-5 minutes. Reduce heat, stir in light cream, stir and cook over low heat until heated through, then add crab meat, stir, and serve!
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Enjoy! Daughter paired it with garlic cheese toast!
💞😃

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Your Friend, AmberHH

Best Louisiana Hot Crab Dip!

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LOUISIANA HOT CRAB DIP

1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, free of shells
2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, 16 oz total
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
5 tablespoons minced green onions/scallions
3 large garlic cloves, minced
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

2. Combine all of the ingredients in a casserole dish and gently stir until thoroughly mixed. Adjust seasoning to taste. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until lightly golden on top. Serve hot.

3. Serve hot, with hot sauce on the side for those who like it spicy. (This recipe makes 3+ cups.)

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Great ingredients!
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Our family sure enjoyed this dip as Sunday brunch, today! If you try it, please let us know if you like it, too!

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Your Friend,
~ Amber Hamilton Henson

PS pinning to Pinterest is encouraged here! 💞

Quartz Bracelet and a new online store!

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For the first time ever, when buying supplies to make a new Quartz brAcelet, I decided to buy enough to make TWO! That way, there is one to keep and one to sell online!
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To start, I’ve opened an online Etsy store and created a Facebook page for “The Woo Woo Store.”
Fun name, huh? I’m amused/intrigued by all things Woo and Woo Woo and decided to just embrace it, enjoy it, and make light of some of the negative interpretations of the phrase “Woo Woo.” 😊
Like my Facebook page at: http://www.Facebook.com/TheWooWooStore
Follow my Etsy store at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWooWooStore

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I made two bracelets. I listed one of these bracelets on Etsy and on Facebook. Within the afternoon of posting, it was claimed to go to a local recipient! I sure hope she enjoys it! Quartz and Keys are a fascinating combination to me! I am sure enjoying wearing the bracelet I intend to keep!

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Despite the fact that my shop doesn’t have any current listings, I hope you’ll like/favorite/follow my Etsy store! Etsy is such a fun marketplace, isn’t it? I’ll add more jewelry, a.k.a. Sacred Adornment pieces, and some made-by-me, handmade home decor items to sell via the Etsy store soon!😊

Please, consider using the little gray “Pinterest” button at the bottom of this post to help me spread the word!

Your Friend,
Amber Hamilton Henson

Please, find my new website and bookmark! www.TheWooWooStore.ME

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Gremlin

Selfie.
(This is pretty much a photo of me: before/after feeding me.)
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😂😊
AmberHH

TexMex Spaghetti Squash for “National Spaghetti Day!”

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Another low calorie yummy meatless meal rich in vitamins and fiber!
Spaghetti squash, black beans, corn, sautéed onions, peppers, & garlic. + cilantro, cumin, oregano, & chili powder!

This is my new replacement for taco night!
(Mitch had cheese on his! I didn’t.)

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Easy instructions:
1) split your spaghetti squash and cook it face down in 1″ of water in a casserole dish. Shred with a fork after its done.
2) chop veg and sauté, stir in beans, and taco seasoning or other TexMex spices.
3) stir the sauté ‘d veg into to spaghetti squash shell and serve! *Optional, coat with shredded cheese and bake until cheese melts!

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Enjoy!
Your Friend,
Amber Hamilton Henson

Titanium QUARTZ Memory Wire Bracelet!

An easy DIY project:
*beads
*memory wire
*looping tool, for ends of wire
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Sacred Adornment!
😊💎💚💙💜💎😊
You may remember another memory wire bracelet (sacred adornment) that I completed recently. I discussed how it mentally/emotionally transports me to another space/vibe. See the other bracelet, here: https://whatamberloves.com/2015/08/14/sacred-adornment-quartz-memory-wire-bracelet/

While this bracelet is similar in many ways, it takes me in a completely different direction than the previous bracelet.

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Mind you, while I was crafting this bracelet, physically I was in my own living room trying to tune out whatever noisy show the husband was watching on TV. Holding these stones, focusing on their spectrum of colors, and mentally flipping through the racks of clothes in my closet assembling an outfit to wear with the bracelet, I was completely enveloped in other spaces … other rooms in my mind, if you will. The full resolution photos of the rooms and/or links to their original publication sources can be found on my Pinterest board, “Rooms that Inspire Me” the link: https://www.pinterest.com/amberhh/rooms-that-inspire-me/

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Well, thoughts?
Leave me a comment!

Pin the project/story using the gray “Pinterest” button at the bottom of this post?
Thanks, in advance!!

Your Friend,
–Amber Hamilton Henson

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Seasons’ Greetings! Winter Edition

This has been a fun filled season so far!
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We’re sure looking forward to 2016, too!

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💞
Amber Hamilton Henson