Friday, July 16, 2010

Harvest Time

Last week we picked our first tomatoes from our garden!!! Hooray! We have been averaging at least two a day since. Does anyone have good canning recipes for tomatoes? Is ketchup possible?

*Adler added is night time binky to the photo! He thinks it is pretty important too :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

So Yummy

I have decided to finally try (and review) several recipes I have saved off of people's blogs! Julie has shared so many tasty sounding treats! I made her Cheesy Artichoke Dip and let me say YUMMO! This is so cheesy and so yummy! I used marinated artichokes in my dip and it was delicious! * I will post my review of her Salted Carmel Cupcakes soon too, it appears I only took pics with my cell phone of those. And I have made 3 batches of them so far!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Oopsie... I Made it Too :)

Thanks Melly for another great softie pattern! Can you believe this was a freebie? So generous! I used scraps from the quilt I made my sister for her birthday last year. Vintage sheets! I made this little Oopsie for her youngest son, Carter! He loves every softie I have ever made so I thought he deserved one of his own! Enjoy Carter Bug!

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Generosity Continues

Melly has shared an adorable pattern on Moda Bake Shop! Hurry over and check it out :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cell Case Orders

I have been making cell cases for family and friends for a while now. Over Father's Day weekend a fantastic thing happened. One of my friends that I made a case for showed it off to her family and just like that I had an order for 8!!! I know for some of you this is common occurrence, but for me I get asked to make one or two at a time! I was ecstatic!The best part was the feedback I received. I made the cases slightly wider (to fit an iphone) and added a pocket on the back to hold ID/debit cards. The strap is also a tad wider as well. I currently have an order for 2 more and I am going to make my salesman friend a new redesigned case as well.It feels so good to have people other than family LOVE the things you create (no offense Mom)!
*I got the original case idea from Moda Bake Shop, I LOVE that blog!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I Love Chinese Food, but the Aussie's have my Heart

I had a horrible summer cold shortly after school got out. My throat was killing and then I craved hot n sour soup. My sweet hubby brought some home for me and this was my fortune!!! The soup made me feel a 100% and the fortune help to motivate me!
A Childhood friend phoned me and asked me to make her grandmother a special gift for Mother's Day. Her grandfather had recently passed and she wanted a bear or something made out of his favorite sweater. The more we spoke she said everyone thought her grandfather reminded them of a turtle. I had remembered reading about Ernst on Jodie's Blog, but sadly the pattern was not yet available. She was getting ready for a big show so I was afraid to even ask if she had a rough draft copy I could get my hands on. But I asked (begged really) and you know what, she sent me a copy!!! What a complete sweetheart! It seems I heart many Aussie Crafters. It turns out they are all truly kind, supportive, and giving people (remember my Melly love affair)!

These little turtles are so sweet! The pattern is amazing! My dear friend's entire family has been slowing getting a turtle of their own from Grandpa's sweater. He had 8 children, so I have been busy. The turtles get a little crazy while waiting for their new homes. I find them all over the house, playing with the toys, climbing into craft supplies, even out in the garden!
Thank you Jodie for your sweet spirit and generous heart!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth of July!!!

I know my last post was LONG! If you made it through, congrats! More crafty goodness to come.
* I was playing with the new templates in blogger and now I can't get my boring old one back! Anyone know how?

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Something to Share

I am coming back to blogging. Just took a little time off to craft and enjoy the summer. I have had this little tidbit from Andy Rooney saved from a few years ago. I LOVE it! It is so true. I thought you all may enjoy it too. More crafty posts to come! I have been super busy :)

"As I grow in age I value women who are over 30 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:
A woman over 30 will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask "What are you thinking" She doesn't care what you think.

If a women over 30 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it's usually something more interesting.

A woman over 30 knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of 30 give a damn what you might think about her or what she is doing.

Women over 30 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course if you deserve it they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

A woman over 30 has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn't trust the guy with other women. Women over 30 couldn't care less if your attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won't betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 30. They always know.

A woman over 30 looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women.
Once you get past a wrinkle or two a woman over 30 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one! You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes we praise women over 30 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately its not reciprocal.
For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of 30+, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year-old waitress.

For all those men that say, " Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free". Here is an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it is not worth buying an entire PIG, just to get a little sausage.