Monday, March 30, 2009
WAY TO GO ladies! You both guessed correctly. The only item that was not from the thrift store was my blue camisole:) That was a lot of fun and I think I'm going to do it again really soon!!!
PS I'm sending you both a KISS in the mail so start stalking your mailman!!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
A couple of little crayon softies. One is of little Oreo the gerbil and the other was inspired by Happy Zombie's skull:)
And a little paper mache Easter egg she made while at a friend's house this last week. Poor Miss S spent most of her Spring break sick as a dog but was finally well enough to spend the day with her friend's on Thursday and Friday. They made this craft together on Thursday and it is our one and only Easter decoration up right now:)
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
All day yesterday I felt totally frumpy - it was just one of those days where I thought I looked cute when I left the house but I really didn't:( So today I dressed up a little bit for work and I felt great all day:) Only one item that I'm wearing today is not from the thrift store - can you guess which item it is? (Here's a hint - it's not any of my jewelry or my underwear:)) If you guess correctly, I might just send you a little prize in the mail:)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Next I'm on the hunt for some like this.....
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:
- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make but I will do my best.
- It'll be done in the next couple months.
- You have no clue what it's going to be - that's the fun part!
It could be artwork, a handmade journal, a mini quilt, something sewn or crocheted. What will it be? You'll have to wait and see! I reserve the right to do something completely bizarre or completely normal.
Here's the fine print:
In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make 5 things for 5 others. What could be more fun!!!!(change the above to stuff you do) Some ideas you could do for others: (artwork, CD's, Burn a DVD, write a poem, make a mini book, send a photograph (a printed one, not e-mailed. etc...) Oh, and you will need to provide me with your snail mail address You can send that in a message or e-mail.
I've found that I am really inspired to make things for other people. Yes, I love to create for myself but I get so much joy out of creating for others:) This is great way to spread that joy:)
Friday was my big day ALL alone for most of the day. Hubby forgot I had the day off so he was really surprised to see me at home when he got home from work at about 3:30. Then he proceeded to bug the crap out of me most of the rest of the night. Boys!! Grrr....he was driving me crazy!
Saturday was spent all together, pretty much all day....Hubby just started having Saturdays off after about 6 years of working Saturdays. I'm still not quite used to it cause it totally disrupts the way Miss S and I normally spend on Saturdays. Don't get me wrong - I love spending time with Hubby but I'm still adjusting:) Late in the afternoon he went to the gym, Miss S went to a friend's house, and I watched CSI:) Nice:)
Now for some random photos:
I hit Savers on Friday and had SO much fun! I spent almost two hours there just leisurely looking at everything. I came home with lots of wonderful goodies for not a lot of moolah....
Vintage pillowcases, fabric and three Vera napkins in almost perfect condition. I already washed them and we used them at dinner last night. Just perfect for our little family of three.
Vintage patterns galore...pure loveliness. Some of these will probably appear in my poor neglected Etsy shop....we are going to DisneyWorld in May and I want to have $1,000.00 in spending money....so far I have about $200 saved up so that means I need to get on the ball during the next two months. Ergo, that means I'm going to hopefully list a bunch of goodies in my Etsy shop - just wait until you see something really cool I've been making the last few weeks to sell:):) Totally cool.
And little baby Oreo (who I call Oreo Solorio in my mind - I love you Mon!!) She is getting so big and getting more and more tame. Miss S is still to nervous to hold her but she loves to pet her and give her kisses and play with her while I am holding her. Yes I kiss our gerbil on the lips. But you probably already knew that:)
Friday, March 13, 2009
1/2 C. Sugar
1 Extra-Large Egg (OR 2 T. Dry Egg Powder + 1/4 C. Water)
1 T. Shortening
1 C. Milk (OR 3 T. Dry Powdered Milk + 1 C. Water)
1 t. Salt
4 1/2-5 C. Flour (enough to make a sticky dough)
1 pkg yeast (2 1/2 t. yeast), softened in 1/2 C. lukewarm water
Beat sugar and egg. Scald milk; cool (SEE NOTE BELOW). Then add to sugar and egg. Stir in shortening, yeast, salt, flour. Let rise about 2-2 1/2 hours. Shape, cut, rise again about 1/2-1 hour. bake at 400, about 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 16 good sized rolls. You may want to double the recipe, as these rolls disappear fast!
**NOTE - One of the greatest things about using powdered milk in recipes is that you don’t have to scald it! So use powdered milk in any recipe calling for scalded milk with out scalding it!
Monday, March 09, 2009
Then be sure to head over to christynelson.stampinup.net to place an order.
Also - here is the link for the promotions going on right now:
Sunday, March 08, 2009
Box #1 - paper and paper crafting goodness - DARLING PETUNIA
Box #2 - fabric and sewing goodness - CHRISTY
Box #3 - scrapbooking goodness - BUNNY B
Box #4 - vintage goodness - TRACY
Congratulations ladies!!! I hope to finish up the boxes and get them mailed out next week. Could you sweet ladies email me your addresses at raeshadrz at yahoo dot com
And thank you all so much for the wonderful comments:):) I absolutely love comments but I am horrible at replying to them:( Maybe one of these days I will get better at replying but until then just know that I really do love and appreciate when you take the time to leave me a comment.
Beautiful spring blossoms on the trees in our front yard...
Yummy, golden brown, yeasty rolls made from scratch last Sunday. We've snacked on them all week...next time I'm making a triple batch...
No bake cookies made with Miss S...the perfect lunch box treat for this past week...
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
BUT I wanted to post this quickie before I forgot about it.
Miss S has to make a poster about one of the Presidents for school. Last night I asked her which President she wanted to do her poster about. She said "I'm thinking either Teddy Bear Roosevelt or George Clooney."