Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Jesus Calling

A friend of mine recently gave this book to me as a gift and first I just want to say how lucky I am to have such a caring and thoughtful friends...

This book is a book of different scriptures wrote by a woman Sarah Young...keep it at your bedside and read the scripture for the day and it will help you get through the day.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Baked Potato Soup



Yummy yummy Baked Potato Soup

2/3 Potatoes, washed really good 
1 head of cauliflower, remove stem and cut into pieces
1 can Chicken broth 
1 1/2 cups Milk
Salt and Pepper
3/4 cup Sour Cream
1/2 shredded cheddar cheese 
2 green onions 
4 Tablespoon fresh chives
4 slices of bacon (cooked and crumbled)

Microwave potatoes on high for approximately 5 minute and then turn over and microwave an additional 4/5 minutes.

While microwaving potatoes steam cauliflower on medium heat in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot. Add chicken broth, milk, potatoes (peeled), green onions and chives.  Bring to a boil.   While in the pot use a blender to blend until smooth and then add sour cream and salt and pepper and  cook for an additional 10 - 15 minutes.  Stir occasionally. 

Remove from heat and scoop onto bowl adding Cheese, chives, and bacon over the top.  Also add more sour cream and season to taste.  




Shoulder bag

I wanted to make Kalyssa a bag to carry her folder in to school so I decided to give it a shot, reminding you that I'm not super good at sewing but little projects like this give me lots of practice.

I always check out the clearance fabric at walmart. They always have cute fabric for 1.00 a yard so I found 3 fabrics to use that compliment eachother... I used 4 pieces cut into about 12"x 17" 2 for liners and 2 for outer, I also cut a small piece to make an outer pocket however I sewed it incorrectly and the pocket ended up being on the inside. :) still serves a purpose lol. Than I cut 4 pieces about 2"x24" for the straps. I have a better idea of how I'm going to do the next one so ill post an updated version at a later day.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Baby memories in a frame

I wanted a way to remember my daughters first bikini ;), first shoes, first hair flower and so on so I decided to put them in a frame...I look at it almost everyday. :(

I stuffed/fluffed the bikini with tissue and pinned everything onto a foam board mounted to the frame.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Puff Pancake


When I was younger my mom used to make these for me and we lost the recipe so I had finally found it and was so excited, I make these quite often and they are so delicious.  I can usually make one and share it with the kids.



PUFF PANCAKE
4 Tablespoons     Unsalted butter
1/2 cup                Milk 
1/2 cup                Flour 
1/4 cup                Granulated sugar
2 large                 Eggs
1 pinch                Nutmeg
2 Tablespoons     Confectioners sugar (optional)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Spike jewelry....LIKE? DISLIKE?

What's everyone's input on this spike jewelry being IN right now?

I went into Staxx today and most of the jewelry was the spike jewelry. It's all over the Internet as well. I've also seen so many celebrities wearing them!!! Give me your opinion...like? Don't like?

Football/Basketball Shots

Shot some photos for a friends children, Like I've mentioned I am not a professional but I really enjoy taking pics...Im finally taking a class next weekend so I can actually learn a few things about exposure. YAY
















Tuesday, October 16, 2012

More wreath pics

Order yours now!!!
Any pattern/color and color flowers
black and white chevron with red and green felt flowers
black and white chevron with orange and black felt flowers
gray chevron with green and white felt flowers
Zebra Print with hot pink flowers


Friday, October 12, 2012

Wedding Shadow Box

I saw this on someone's blog so I can not take credit for this but I wanted to share because I'm so happy I did this....my wedding stuff has always been stashed in a box in the attic and I haven't seen it in 4 years. Now I get to look at this daily and be reminded of the best day of my life (marrying my best friend) I could have added more stuff but I already had this shadow box so I just used it and I think this is a good amount if wedding stuff to be in my living room on display anyway ;)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness (dedicated to April)

I am dedicating this post to my sister who is 3-years cancer free!!!

My sister April found a lump in her breast and had it checked out immediately...unfortunately it was definitely what we didn't want it to be. Luckily it was in the early stages,  she had a double Mastectomy to make sure she got it all and it had not spread to her lymph nodes.

April went through so much...Chemotherapy, losing her hair, losing her breasts, and the emotional ups and downs of the whole situation. It has been a roller coaster and I am just so happy that she is still here with us and cancer free.
 Since this she has had another baby in which we were both pregnant together and have beautiful baby boys that are 1-years old already.  

She was very proactive and did her checks monthly....this is why she found it so early and was able to take care of it quickly. 

Please check yourself regularly and if you feel anything odd, get it checked ASAP. 


Oreo Eye Balls



Great for Halloween Parties
I usually make these as Oreo balls but you could do cake balls as well
     
What you need:

1 pkg. Oreos
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
1 pkg. almond bark
M&M's 
Black Gel 
Orange or Red Gel
Candy Corn


Chevron wreath for Halloween

Made this for a friend :)

If anyone is interested in one please message me. I will be making Christmas ones with red/green, red/silver, or any color flower you want or any color chevron print as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mom Cards

I went on a trip not too long ago and a woman had shown me her "Mom Cards", I thought it was a fabulous idea so I ordered some and just got them. I'm so excited. It's a great card to hand out to teachers, moms, meeting other moms at kid events for play dates and so on. You can choose to opt out of the back of the card but I used this area to list any allergies and a Dr. phone number just incase. There are many prints to choose from on Vista Print but you could definitely make some on Word. I got 50 for $5.99 in which I thought was a great price.

I blocked out my address and phone number but here is a pic to see what they look like.