Monday, December 5, 2011

Dolly & Me Aprons


This was a custom order for a lady out of GA.  I thought it was an adorable idea and was pleased with how they turned out.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Save 30%

Today is Cyber Monday!  Use code: CYBERMONDAY in my shop to receive 30% off.
Happy shopping

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Biscotti Anyone?


Time to put in your orders for the holidays.  To gift, or not to gift…


For Jessica my raffle winner!
These two were a custom order for my bestie out in Cali.
This one isn’t in the shop yet, but is up for grabs.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

And the WINNER is…

# 40 Alison said...

My favorite item from the shop is the Pink Polka Dot Apron.

Thank you to all who entered for your lovely comments.  Please stay tuned as I will have another giveaway soon.



Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apple Pie Recipe

Pie Dough
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 stick of unsalted butter
1/4 cup shortening
5 tbsp ice water
I used my food processor.  I mixed dry ingredients first, then added the butter and shortening.  Once it looks crumbly (like corn meal) I added water.  I separated into 2 flattened discs then refrigerated for 30 min.
2/3 sup sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
8-9 med granny smith apples
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp butter, cubed
Mix all ingredients except for the butter, in a bowl.  Remove dough from fridge roll one out to fit pie dish.  Fill with apple mixture then top with cubes of butter.  Next roll out second dough disc and place on top of apple mixture.  Mend top and bottom layer of dough, pinch edges, and make slits.  I used excess dough to form my apple shape to top the pie.  Then I brushed the top with heavy cream and topped with raw sugar. Bake at 400 for approx. 1 hour.  You should cover your edges after 20 min or so.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Patterns Patterns & More Patterns!

These 13 patterns cost $211 regular price.  I paid $13!  Plus tax of course but that is a savings of almost $200.  Every so often patterns will go on sale for $.99.  I have found this sale at Hobby Lobby and Joann’s.  Keep your eyes peeled. 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pink Glitter Nails

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I love to pretty up my nails now and then.  I saw this tutorial by Maegan and had to try.
Tutorial credit:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011



You have a chance to win $20 credit in my shop!

Each one of the following counts for one entry.  When you do any of the following let me know by leaving a separate comment for each one you do.  Please be sure and make a separate comment for each this not only betters your chances of winning it also helps me choose a random winner, using!  You have up to 7 entries.

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You have till Friday October 7th, Midnight - PST to enter.  The winner will be chosen randomly and announced Saturday morning, October 8th.

Good luck!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Krystal’s Kitsch Giveaway

I just came across an awesome giveaway by Krystal at Krystal’s Kitsch.  There will be 5 runner ups and ONE fabulous winner.  The fun part is that Krystal chooses what the winners gift will be based on their blog.  So Krystal if I win, make up would be great.  My blog can be random but I love make up.  Krystal is celebrating 600 posts & 600 followers.  Congrats Krystal!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Orpheum Theatre

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Isn’t it beautiful?!  This theatre opened back in 1929.  It was restored in 1997.  Oh how I would love to have taken pictures of the inside.  I took these a few months ago while visiting the downtown area.  I took them from my phone.  If I had only brought the camera.  I have always been fascinated with architecture.  The husband, the camera, and I will soon be taking a trip to the downtown area.  Just waiting for some cooler weather.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Are you a paper piler?



I am currently working on a command center project that is going to be located in our laundry room.  This is our in and out hot spot.  This hanging fabric filer was fun to make and will solve some paper piling issues for us.  I like to keep all receipts but they would end up in drawers, my purse, basically everywhere.  As for mail, I had a spot on the bookshelf that was to easy for me to forget about.  Homework is a big one in this house.  Having 4 kids means lots of homework.  The kids used to try and hand me papers to sign, newsletters, and have me look over homework during dinner prep.  They now just set it onto the laptop for me to go over.  Recently a few school papers got mixed in with sales ads.  Now they will have a specific spot to set it in.  I am confident that this project was a perfect solution for us.

Here are some tutorial photos:


Cut 2 base fabrics and iron on interfacing to one.  Mine were 16”x26”


After peeling back the interfacing, I put face sides of 2 base fabrics together, sewing around the edges leaving enough space to invert.  Once inverted, I tucked in the opening and pressed, adhering the fabrics together.


I did the same with the file area.  The large pockets were 12.5”x8”.  The small one was 12.5”x4”

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I cut strips and ironed them in half, creating what will be an expandable file.


Once all of your pockets are stitched, pin them in place.


I stitched all pockets in place and went around the edge with a satin stitch.


I added grommets and labels.  I wanted to make sure that everyone knows what they are to be used for.  Once done it measured out to be 15.5” x 24.5”. 

Dr. Seuss

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I’m a big Dr. Seuss fan.  My husband and I found this fabric recently.  I love it!  I just posted these 2 aprons in the shop and have more to come.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Draw String Bag


So my daughter was going through this faze of grabbing napkins from the kitchen, tearing them up and wrapping stuff up with them.  She has plenty of toys, I promise.  So I decided to make her a little bag to wrap and rewrap whatever her little self desired.  This was really simple and only took minutes.  She was a happy camper. I thought I’d share some photos with you. 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Megan Auman


Megan Auman is an amazing contributor to my inspiration bank.  I have followed Megan’s Crafting an MBA and her work for some time now.  Somewhat recently, I visited the Phoenix Art Museum.  I was so excited to find Megan Auman’s jewelry in the gift shop.  I recognized it from across the room.  As if going to the museum isn’t inspiring enough.

My visit left me feeling so inspired, I decided that I was going to make a new personal goal.

“I will one day have my work displayed in an art museum.”

If you ever find yourself feeling stumped, uninspired, or just downright uncreative… visit your local art museum.  You never know, you might find someone’s work that you know and recognize.

There are so many ways to nurture your creativity.  Surrounding yourself with creative mediums of all sorts, is a sure way to inspire productivity.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kitchen Chalkboard

You’ve got to love chalkboard paint.
 This didn’t take long at all.  I kind of wanted to paint the gold.  Husband talked me out of it.  I’m glad he did, it blends well.  What a great way to repurpose an old frame too.

Friday, September 2, 2011



Imagine yourself out in the open on a moon lit, warm summer night.  Free as a child to roam around.  You stand in awe as you begin to see the flickers of light come toward you.  They are just so beautiful, you are captured by the off beat gleams of light.  For the first time ever I'm experiencing the magic of fireflies.

My somewhat recent experience at the Phoenix Art Museum brought me back to my first firefly experience as a child, only a bit more colorful. 


Being from California, I had never experienced such wonder.  Not until I was 7 anyway, when I went back east to visit my grandparents.

I love it when you get that nostalgic déjà vu feeling that brings you back to a great childhood memory.  This exhibit was amazing!

Phx Art Museum exhibit:   

“You who are getting obliterated in the dancing swarm of fireflies”  By Yayoi Kusama

Photo credit to: MadManCheffer

Monday, August 22, 2011

Skateboard Cake



My husband and I made this for our sons birthday party.  It was a combined birthday party with the neighbor.  They were born on the same day 10 hours apart.  No wonder they are so much alike.  They are both really into skating and were stoked to have a cake to represent it.  My writing was a bit goofy but I’ve seen much worse.  I used a new recipe for the cake itself.  It was out of this world!  We used Satin Ice Vanilla Buttercream fondant…great stuff!  We have recently found a great source for all our cake and baking supplies.  What do you think?

Banana’s for Banana Bread

Although I’m not the biggest fan of plain ol’ bananas, I love banana flavored foods.  I had a ton of bananas that were in need of baking.  Solution… yummy banana bread.  I am still adjusting my new schedule.  To be quite honest I feel that I could make better use of my time but baking banana bread was a productive task.  Right?
It’s time to buckle down on myself and create a fool proof schedule to keep me on task and productive.  Easier said than done.  Any ideas out there?  I have been reading up on lots of different ideas and have tried many different things.  Nothing proven yet.  I will keep you all posted.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Crazy Busy

Things have been crazy busy around here lately.  Getting four kids ready and off to school is not an easy task.  Especially when the school has been making it a bit complicated.  Things will smooth out soon though.  When it does, I will be back at the many many projects on my to do list and of course will be sharing them with you.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Professor Pincushion Giveaway

I'm excited about this giveaway from Tova at Professor Pincushion.  This is such a beautiful Pillow Sham and you have a chance to win it.

Here's how to enter for you chance to win:

1. (optional) To become a registered member of click HERE. You may be a "Basic (FREE)" or "Premium" member.
2. (optional) Watch the pillow sham video tutorial located here
3. (optional) download the pillow sham pattern here
4. No purchase necessary. Being a premium member does not increase you chances.
5. To be entered into the drawing, all Professor Pincushion usernames that comment on one or more of the following: the pillow sham blog, the pillow sham forum, or the pillow sham video site, will added to the drawing and the winner will be picked at random.
6. Additional ways to enter are via Twitter, or Facebook. Follow on Twitter, and or friend on Facebook to be entered into the random drawing. Current Twitter and Facebook friends are automatically entered.
7. You may comment as many times as you wish but your name will only be added once for a chance to win.
8. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on July 25th, 2011.
9. The winner will be contacted via the e-mail address they provided during registration or social media.

Tova also has tons of great tutorials.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oh Yeah!!!


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Our awesome savings from Target today…NO COUPONS!

Oh how I love clearance. 

4 huge beach towels

2 beautiful glass beverage dispensers                          (My honey already put some tea out for me)

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A serving tray

13 packs of paper plates 60 ct.

6 – 30 packs of plastic cups

4 little storage buckets

The list goes on!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Look what I found…

He’s loving the new house. 
Unpacking in a new home can be so exciting.  Earlier I posted some before pictures of the new house and am excited to soon share some after pictures.  So much more to unpack but it’s getting there.  After two full days of painting and with the help of the best grandma in the world, we are done with the kitchen and most of the living room.  We spent Thursday and Friday prepping and painting.  The house looked great for our son’s birthday party this weekend.  Of course it’s a work in progress but it’s been lots of fun getting settled in. 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Patriotic Toes

I decided to have a little patriotic fun with my daughter and I’s toes.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

76% Savings

So the kids and I took a trip to Fry’s last night.  I did pretty good.  All of this for $43.46.  I missed out on some of the freebies but that's ok, I’ll just check back.  My total savings for this trip was $129.47.  I’m quite happy about it.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dinner for My Chef

The Chef and I have been craving Asian food lately.  I finally decided to make some since we aren’t aware of many places here.  We sure miss our hot spot back in Cali, Noah’s Hof Brau (yes, it’s Asian food) it was the best.  Eh, homemade is better.
Call what you want but it’s chicken with a side of my own version of fried rice (RAMEN).  Yes, Ramen.  Don’t knock it till you try it.  This is something that I’ve made for years now, it’s easy to make and good.  The chicken on the other hand is something new.  I decided to use some of my favorite Asian sauces as a marinade.  To add a special treat, we tried some of our Pickled Radishes we made a while back. (I’ll post about that a little later)
Dinner was a hit!  My Chef who said, “I wasn’t even that hungry,” had two large servings and so did the kids.  This was quite the tasty dish.  I’ll definitely be making it again.
For the chicken marinade I used:
Oyster sauce, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, a splash of fish sauce, Asian Toasted Sesame salad dressing, honey, Sriracha (I love this stuff), garlic, salt, and pepper.
I marinated the chicken with half the sauce.  Then I made a reduction with the rest to top it with.
For the Fried Ramen I use:
RAMEN (of course), diced carrots, onion, peas, soy sauce, a little oyster sauce, egg, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
005 This was the Pickled Radishes. (Post soon to come)  They went well with my dish.