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Tales of the Tree People "To tree...or not to tree?"

Tales of the Tree People "To tree...or not to tree?"
This is the first book in the series...

The Forbidden Forest: Tales of the Tree People

The Forbidden Forest: Tales of the Tree People
This is the second book in the series...

Tree Wars Tales of the Tree People Quest for Peace

Tree Wars Tales of the Tree People Quest for Peace
This is the third book in the series...

Published Chefs' Cookbook

Published Chefs' Cookbook
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Lori's Traditionally Published Author Website

Lori's Traditionally Published Author Website
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Country Kids Magazine

Country Kids Magazine
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mittens the gift kitten...


Some friends of the family gave us a new kitten. His name is Mittens. Here is a picture of him along with a thank you for the blessing...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Dragonfly...


The other day this little flying dragon dropped into my place. It was interesting trying to get it outside. Though now the little dragonfly is free with its friends...

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Fire Flower Folding by: Lori Mazzola


Earlier today I discovered the art of Fire Flower Folding to bring new life to some old silk flowers. If you lack the time and like what I do. You may like some old silk flowers refurbished. You may also choose to have new Fire Flowers made to order. You may contact me below on the blog, on Twitter, or Facebook. My cell phone number is 559-676-6097. As a firefighter's daughter safety is important. Be sure to keep water handy if you plan on trying Fire Flower Folding yourself. Sincerely, Ms. Lori E. Mazzola Author of Tales of the Tree People, The Lori Story, and Professional Parenting. Before Fire Folding the leaf... After Fire Folding the leaf... Before the flower is Fire Folded... After the flower is Fire Folded... Before the whole bouquet is Fire Flower Folded... After the whole bouquet is Fire Flower Folded... The finished Fire Flower bouquet...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Perspective...

To whom it may concern, How would you feel if you were struggling from month to month on a limited budget and others were making money off of your idea? From the figurine you see above to things like Angry Orchard Hard Cider. How do they know the orchard is angry? They make actual tree faces to hang on trees everywhere and Disney comes out with a character called "Groot"! No one sees the fact that I have been writing The Tales of the Tree People since 2006? Bull! My books were sent to Disney and Pixar years ago. What on earth is taking so long? I am a single mother of two. I make less than nine hundred dollars a month and have to sign that I am disabled like others can't see the value of my work. I will be speaking with Disney in the future and most likely some other companies. My family needs the money. They have many needs that just aren't being met. It is so painful as a single mother to have to deal with all of this. According to my contracts, they must speak with me for film and merchandise rights. This is really bad timing because I just got a divorce and my babies need the money. My grandmother died and my mother is recovering from the same cancer that took my sister's life. I'm praying God will help me with all of the stress. Someone screwed up somewhere and I am paying for it. This has got to stop and change for the better. My life and the lives of my family members have been directly affected by someone else's lack of intelligence. I need to get busy contacting these companies. I'm thinking I am probably going to need to contact some attorneys. I am writing this post in hope that someone might be able to help because Authors deserve better treatment. If you know someone please contact me below... Sincerely, Lori E. Mazzola Maiden name Lori E. Toler I am the Poet and Authoress of Tales of the Tree People "To tree or not to tree?", Tales of the Tree People: The Forbidden Forest, Tales of the Tree People: Tree Wars Quest for Peace, The Lori Story and Professional Parenting.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Prince?

The other day I caught a frog. I did not kiss him because I am not delusional. Yes I know the difference between fact and fiction well enough to write both. I am wondering about others though. I noticed Costco had a Holy Bible labeled as fiction. Just to set the record straight, it isn't. If you aren't sure if something is fact or fiction, look into it further. Gather as much information as possible and make a well informed decision. Kissing a frog isn't a good idea. Unless of course you're old enough, he's a French human and there just calling him that... Always use discernment when making decisions... :)

Monday, August 4, 2014

My only son in uniform...


Friday, July 18, 2014

Rattlesnake Bacon Bites


My daughter and I ate Rattlesnake Bacon Bites for the first time last night... :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Western Diamondback


While doing my morning chores I came across a Western Diamondback. After catching it I placed it in this empty plastic bin...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Snake Survival Taxedermy 101

This is for the girls... There is a belt I'm going to make from the skin of a chicken snake. There is a story behind the belt... My mom told me there was a rattlesnake in the Turkey and Chicken coupe. She had a look on her face that said, "OH POOP!" I caught it in a hurry though it tried to scurry. After finding it eating one of my White Leghorns, leaving the others there to mourn. I tried moving it into a plastic bin. The snake being to tall to keep in. I had no choice his head to pin. I pinned it with a shovel against the wall. It's a good thing I didn't fall! I grabbed its body and threw it outside. That snake had one ride before it died. I feel bad about killing the snake. Though one of my Chickens it did take. This is what I did with the snake. Though it isn't a rattlesnake it isn't fake! In snake survival it is safe to say, one shouldn't throw a thing away! :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Eggs

My daughter and I made Easter eggs together. Here are the eggs we made...

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Snake for dinner? :)


My mom discovered a snake in the chicken coupe. She came up to my place and told me about it so I went down to the coupe with a shovel. I noticed it was in with the chickens and turkeys eating one of my white leghorns. I tried to place it in a bin with the use of a shovel but the snake disagreed. It threw up my white leghorn and tried to make a run for it of course snakes don't have feet so it failed. I jammed its head against the inside of the coupe grabbed its tail and hurled it outside. I'm now one chicken short but on the upside, looks like snake for dinner and a new belt. If anyone feels like joining me feel free to contact me on Facebook. We'll have snake for dinner. Perhaps if you know of someone who might be able to turn it into a trophy for me that would be neat because I caught it with my hands and killed it myself. I feel bad about it though it did kill my chicken. My daddy is going to be so happy! He taught me how to catch things! :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Rhode Island Reds, White Leghorns, and Turkeys

I went to the local feed store with my daughter. We came home with six new additions to our family. They've already had their bin upgraded from a box... :)

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