Wednesday, March 31, 2010

~*~Spring Fling Craftacular~*~

I have GREAT news!

There is going to be a Spring Craftacular in Madison! Oh happy day.

It will be Saturday April 24th, 10-4 at the High Noon in Madison.

I am so very excited to be there this spring. I am working on new cuff bracelets (they are BEAUTIFUL!) and about a million headbands including a new style. I hope to see you there. If you would like to help sponsor the event & have your info on all the goodies & ads thru Madison or would like more details see here:

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Easy Easter Card Tutorial

So my girls have been doing a bit of painting lately & the paper is piling up. I was thinking I should use the paintings & make some cute Easter cards to send out.

All you need is some artwork you are okay to cut up
A cookie Cutter (I had a bunny head)
A pencil
Glue Stick
Blank Cards - I have the pre-cut & folded ones from the craft store

First- get your drawing/painting & flip it over

Second place your cookie-cutter on & trace

Then cut it out & glue them to the card stock

Ta-dah! You're done & now have Easter cards to send out to the family!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Date with Dexter

Ahhhhh......Dexter.....what a wonderful show.....

For those of you who aren't' aware Dexter is the name of a show on Showtime (based on a book with a similar title) that is about a man (Dexter) who is a blood analyst for the police who happens to be a serial killer. He kills people who are bad & have slipped thru the justice cracks.

Anyways, it's very good and I got into while I had Netflix. I was able to watch seasons 1-3 thru them, but didn't really feel like getting Showtime to watch season 4 (figured I'd watch it on DVD later). Well - we have a free preview of Showtime this weekend & Dexter is on! I started watching season 4 last night. So far it is good!

So my plan for the weekend is to watch the rest of season 4 & hopefully fit some crafting in as I have a show in April now - details to follow!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Otis - Dog cake recipe

So today is Otis's 10th birthday.....the girls & I made him dog friendly cupcakes & made him a new bed.

Here is the easy recipe for a dog cake or cupcakes.
-1 cup flour
-1 t baking soda
-1/4 cup peanut butter
-1/4 vegetable oil
-1 cup shredded carrots
-1 t vanilla
-1/3 cup honey
-1 egg
Preheat oven to 350. Spray desired cake pan or muffin cups with cooking spray (recipe makes about 9 cupcakes or small cake).
Mix all ingredients and pour into pan.
Bake cupcakes for 15 minutes, a cake pan about 20 minutes - or until cake gets golden on edges. Pop out of pan & decorate with more peanut butter and carrots.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oh Dear Husband

Did you get a new ride? That hot pink Barbie car suits you well!

I love how you are trying to convince the girls how much fun the car is....

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Earrings for Michelle!

Tomorrow these fun earrings will be available at Dainty Daisies in Oshkosh. I have been making them for a while for Madison and will finally be bringing them to Oshkosh. They all have 2 hand stamped tiny discs. I can make them with a short name or word of your choice as well.

They will be $10. I plan on having them at the summer Market as well.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Top o' the mornin' to you all!

I hope you all have a lovely Patty's day ahead of you.....I know I will.

To celebrate a little today Michelle from Dainty Daisies is giving a 5% discount if you come to the shop today wearing green (317 Market St, Oshkosh WI)

I will also give a 10% discount in my etsy shop (see link to the right) if you wish me a Happy St Pat's day in the notes to seller - I'll send you a revised invoice or refund you the % thru paypal.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Giveaway Contest

So sometimes I am contacted about doing a giveaway or a product review for a blog....and every now & again I do them :) I was contacted by the above blog about participating in a month long birthday celebration for her daughter. I thought that sounded fun! She bought a pendant for her little one & at the end of the month there will be a giveaway for someone. There is also a discount code for my Etsy shop listed.....

feel free to take a look & enter to win a goodie from me!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Ahh...It's Friday

I am very excited for the weekend! I am hoping to take the girls to the movies tomorrow - hopefully little Syd's cold will clear up a bit. Then Sunday is Will's birthday......

I'm needing to get a little sewing done & restock A TON of stamped pieces. Between what I've taken to Dainty Daisies & Bolio I have nothing stocked up. And the market will be here before I know it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Boston Creme Pie Recipe

Okay - I am pretty proud of this one! Look at it - it's perfect! And I usually am not so great at baking *translation - I have trouble "following" recipes - I like to wing it - that doesn't work great when baking.
Anyways, it's a friends birthday tomorrow so I decided he should have a cake, so here is the easy recipe.
1- 9" yellow cake the cake mix I had made 2,but my mom claims there is a box that makes just 1
1 small box of ready to serve vanilla pudding
1-1/2 cups thawed whipped cream
1 cup milk
1 square UNSWEETENED baking chocolate - yes the gross by itself flavor
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
First I had to bake my cake - just go according to your box
Once cake is cooled, use a serrated knife to cut it in half
Mix your pudding mix & 1 cup milk, then stir in the whipped cream, let sit for 5 minutes
Spread pudding mix on the bottom layer of the cake, put the top on
In a small bowl put the chocolate square & tablespoon of butter in the micro for 1 minute
Stir until chocolate has melted, then mix in the powdered sugar - mix WELL
Pour chocolate over the top & pop in the fridge for at least an hour.


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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Berries For Summer

I just ordered 25 strawberry plants for our yard. I am so looking forward to spring & summer! I read the reviews on the particular variety I ordered & most people got fruit the first summer and the plants were doing very well...

If all goes well I'll have to figure out how to make strawberry jam.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Oh to be a little one and pull this look off...

Here our little Syd is donning a pink waffle shirt with her big sisters skirt.....the shirt is accented by sparkly green fairy wings and the whole look is pulled together with pink and black legwarmers - Flashdance style...
Funny little kid - did you guess she whipped this ensemble up all by herself?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

So I repainted

My living was a burnt-orangish color with a faux-finish that was an accident - we were sold 2 different colors of paint while painting! Yikes....So I really toned it down and went with a nice neutral called "dune" I also put on slipcovers on the furniture. They went on pretty easily & I still need to rehang my pics and I also want to make some fun pillows for the couch.

I also picked this cute chair up from the thrift for $6 and this pillow from Shopko for only 1.99.

I hope you all had a nice weekend

Friday, March 5, 2010

New Headbands at Dainty Daises

I took 15 new fabric headbands to Dainty Daisies there is a nice, fresh selection.
I also have a fun new style there as well - see the photos below. They are ribbon headbands made from velvet ribbon & they are so cute on - it looks like you have 2 in, but it's cleverly 1, I also brought ones with fun fabric buttons on non-slip elastic headbands....they are all $7 each.
The gallery walk is tomorrow night in Downtown Oshkosh too from 6-9.
ps - I am a photo theif today....thanks Michelle!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Disney's Give Away

Is having a really cute give-away right now for the apron shown here. This is a blog that we came across a couple months ago & have just been in love with. She is SO creative - I am always impressed with her ideas. And she has a cute kiddo too!
Stop by her blog & you can enter to win too!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chicken Tortilla Bake (or ground beef)

1 can condensed tomato soup
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup milk
2 cups cubed chicken (or browned ground beef - I used boca chik'n)
4 flour tortillas cut into 1" pieces
1-1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
preheat oven to 400f.
mix salsa, soup & milk together.
spray a pie plate with cooking spray & put tortillas in the bottom
pour the salsa mix over the tortillas then stir in the chicken & 1 cup cheese
cover & bake for 30 minutes
top with leftover cheese (I like to put sour cream on too)
serve & enjoy

Long Night

So....last night was a LONG night. Right before bedtime it became apparent that little Audrey had a bladder infection or UTI. She was so miserable & was afraid to get off the potty because she still was "full of pee".

Will took her in last night because she wouldn't get off the potty to sleep. Sure enough - UTI. Their paperwork was time stamped 1:43 am so I called her in from school today.

Poor girl - but it seems like we caught it early so she wasn't hurting or anything..

Have a great day all

Monday, March 1, 2010

March is here!!

Therefore we are 1 step closer to spring!

I spent yesterday repainting my living room. I am -almost- done. I was going to be a little short on paint & didn't really want to move the entertainment center by myself so I will finish it up this week when Will can help me move it. I took a before picture too. I'll post those when I am finished. I am also planning to get slip covers for the couch & chair as new furniture really isn't in the budget right now! And luckily Target has them on sale this week!

Sorry I haven't posted my apron tutorial yet - I have been kind of intimidated to do it......the pictures were easy, making it was easy but putting it all into to words is hard I say!

Happy Monday to you all.