Sunday, September 12, 2010

Menu Planning

What to make for dinner? I think about that a lot. I decided I would brain storm and list our family meals, to help relieve the stess in the future. The next step is to post recipes for these dishes. Yum.

Pork chops, scallop potatoes and veggies
Chicken Cordon Bleu, seasoned rice and broccoli
Hot Dogs, baked beans and green beans
Russian Chicken over rice with veggies
Sloppy Joes
Breakfast taco
Pancakes and eggs
Noodles with Alfredo Sauce
Chicken Stir Fry
Teriyaki Chicken with brocolli
Meatloaf and mashed potaoes
Shepards pie
Enchiladas (I have at least 4 different recipes)
Taco Soup
Taco Salad
Black bean soup with homemade rolls
Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Noodle soup
Chicken Pot Pie
Steak glorious steak
BBQ Chicken
BBQ Beef sandwiches
Chicken and seasoned rice with mixed veggies
Chef salad with rolls

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Here are a few recipes I want to try that look scrumdiliumptous!!!
Stromboli over at Sister's Cafe. I love browsing through the Sister's Cafe blog. It is full of so many yummy recipes. Go take a look, but don't go when hungry!

Fantastic Fudgewiches over at Plum Pudding

Orange chicken by Leigh Anne at Portland Mama. Leigh Anne has a fabulous blog Your Home Based Mom, full of recipes, party ideas, and pretty things in life. Go check it out!

Well I am off to make dinner and pumpkin cake from Sister's Cafe. Oh how I love fall food, spiced cider, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, soups, stews, apple crisp, turkey and gravy. I think I need to do a series of posts dedicated to pumpkin recipes. Pumpkin soup, 2 varieties of pumpkin cake, pumpkin dip, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies. I have already posted two pumpkin favorites. I better stop before I gain 5 pounds!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A paperie gift

I made my mom amd mother in law (love) greeting cards for their Christmas present. These are just a few that I  made.

Birthday Hats: I cut out the hats from My Mind's Eye Party Time Pack.

Felt Flowers: I used my Big Shot and Sizzix flower die to cut the felt flowers.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Baby Shoes

I finally did it! Okay I made them back in December but I am finally blogging about them. I made adorable baby shoes for my friend Heather's baby. I used stardust baby shoe pattern. I also really liked this pattern and directions from Here is another set of directions that might help with changing the size.

The picture was taken in the back of my van on my way to mail them.

Making the shoes: I didn't use interfacing on the shoes. (Too much work.) I used brown corduroy for the outside and pink broadcloth for the inside. The directions were easy to follow so there wasn't any confusion on how to sew the shoes together. The little curves were tough to sew, but I felt so proud when I was finished. I cut flowers out of pink felt using my Bigshot and a Sizzix flower die. Then I hand sewed them on, topping it off with a cute button. It was hard to part with these cuties, being pregnant with a little boy easied the parting! Plus I knew how to make them for my next little girl. I am excited to make a few pair for my little guy. Happy sewing!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sewing Plans 2010

So I have quite a list of craft projects I would like to do. You can click on the project to see where my inspiration came from. In listing these ideas here I hope to be more movtivated to do the projects. wink

Quilts for kids
LOTS of Curtains
Banner for boys room
Christmas Stockings (I am half way done on with this one!)
Superhero capes for the kids
Throw pillows for couches, stripe pillow, pleated pillow and a flower pillow
Apron for me and A
Felt cake to display on cake stand
Baby shoes (I made a pair for a friend which turned out darling. Now I need to make some for my little guy.)
Dresses and skirts for A
Birthday banner (I made one for a friend now I just need to make one for my family.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wish List

I have quite a list of favorites on my laptop of things I would like to buy to decorate my house. I thought it would be fun to put them here on the blog to share my ideas.


artwork from JennysBakeShop

In the Dining Room (hung side by side)

Meadow Suite by Shirley Novak from

In the Basement Family Room

Almond Branches in Bloom, by Vincent Van Gogh

found at

Since this is a wish list I will add my dream dining room table.
Well a girl can dream!