Tuesday, August 2, 2011
fried green tomatoes, cheese grits, and a combination of these two recipes Hungry Mama zucchini pancakes / all recipes zucchini pancakes. We might eat this frequently while I have tomatoes and zucchini from the garden.
A while back I started reading an ebook 31 Days to Clean. I even started doing some of the challenges...and then life as I knew it was interrupted. It's interesting how that seems to happen to me regularly... so I'm trying to get back on track and grow in maintaining our home so that it is a peaceful place for us to work and play. Here's my mission statement:
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
pillowcase_dress_how_to so the top edge can be turned down without sewing on a facing. Here are a few things I learned and some I'm thankful that the Lord had prompted me to do.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
With or Without Nap Fabric Napkin Rings
Cherry Chocolate Pie
I've had this recipe posted on my refrigerator for a few months and finally made it last week while my sister and bil were in town. I made two thinking one would not be enough for the 8 people eating it - a little went a long way. It was very sweet. I think it would be yummy with strawberry glaze pie in the middle rather than cherry pie filling.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We now have a teenager at our house. I'm excited about how the cake turned out. It was quick and easy. It does have an abundance of icing. Had we not had some leftover icing from Easter I would have used yellow....in honor of the Queen's outfit & hat, but since purple is a "royal" color and one of the dd's favorite colors it worked out splendidly.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
We started off the day with the chidren looking for some items we could dye our eggs with. Here's what they came up with.
These are my first two ripe (almost) strawberries...sorry, we can't use them.
Buttercups & dandelions...can definitely use them.
Red cabbage...that will work.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
We've been ill around here and the original picture date was rained out (fortunate since pink eyes weren't something I wanted to remember at the time...although know I'm wishing I had taken a few pictures). I have been making progress on these...
The big princess looked adorable at her cello recital. The little princess will be naked if I don't get some sewing done tomorrow.
The most exciting news of the week is that I now have a working washer & dryer again. The laundry room isn't quite ready for a complete reveal...but I am thrilled to have a washer again.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Wow, it's been a while since I've been on here. No, we haven't been idle. We've been busy working on some different projects and taking a short trip (and recovering from that trip). I was reminded today by my dd's outfit that I forgot to post pictures of her new accessories. She was given a new skirt that was a little too long. A couple of weeks ago, before church, I ripped off the bottom tier and turned it into rosettes. I forgot to take a picture of both together....
Thursday, March 17, 2011
When I saw this recipe in the February/March 2011 Cook's Country I knew I had to make it. My husband enjoys mint chocolate chip ice cream so I thought this cake would be perfect for our anniversary. Bob had planned to take me out to dinner yesterday so I made it today.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Sew Homegrown Strawberry-shortclip. They turned out berry cute. I am hoping to do some sewing and organizing in my "free" time this week (the bookshelf in the background needs attention). We also need to get back to working on the laundry room. Since today is my anniversary (15 years!!!) I think we're going out to dinner instead of working on our house project.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Italian Sausage Rigatoni. We started the evening with some Johnsonville Snack Sausage and Spicy Sausage Queso. I was too busy talking and cutting cake to take pictures of our yummy desserts.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
The dh has been working to upgrade the software on our household computers this week. I'm thrilled I'll be able to use the recipe software he bought me a couple of years ago for my birthday. Unfortunately, I won't be able to paint the laundry room this weekend. Here's the blue I've chosen. The green is for the bathroom.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I received this as a Christmas present and didn't know anything about it (I'm out of touch with what book clubs were reading last year). I put it on my list to read in February and I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago (amazing considering it is 444 pages). I found myself hoping I'd be stuck in traffic or have to wait for dance class to finish so I could read a few more pages. There were a few things I didn't appreciate about this novel and therefore will not allow my daughter (12) to read it. I was disappointed in the ending, but this book made me laugh out loud and cry. It is fiction and therefore the things I do not like about this book are merely my opinion. There are thousands of reviews on Amazon and I can agree with both the favorable and the negative.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Gina's), to learn a new technique with my sewing/embroidery machine. I haven't decided what I'm going to turn this into, but I think it is beautiful. It's from a set of designs Baby Chicks 'n' Bows by Kathy Drew. Kathy is amazing. Her quilts are spectacular...now I'm thinking I need to sign-up for her Freestyle Machine Quilting class.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I'll need to make quick progess if I'm going to reach my goals for the month. I did get pleats in for the little girls' dresses for Easter. I was determined to do this last week so I could spend time on Saturday smocking at the TN Cello Workshop my daughter attended. When I realized I didn't have a dowel long enough to roll the fabric on I had to get creative. I used the curtain rod from the kitchen...worked great.