Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sick of being sick!!

We have been under the weather for far far too long. I feel like I haven't done anything in days!! I really just want to feel better and clean my house. Hopefully tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My little Super Star!!!

Next week is his week at school to be the star. He has been waiting for this forever and not to mention making practice posters constantly. I get to go in and read to the class!! So, here it is:

And here is the big guy with his poster.

Another little craft that I did today. I have never decopaged anything - and I prolly didn't even spell it right just now. But, here is a little sign I made for my office. It was very simple. I had been seeing these on many different blogs - they are all much cooler than this but I had to attempt to make my own. ;)

My second blanket. Stripes with a somewhat of a ruffley boarder.

Nothing too fancy.

Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful evening!!!
Love Always,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Doing for Others

I have started to find that since my kids are getting older I have more time on my hands. Or maybe I have just started to realize that my home does not have to be perfect at all times. Anyway, I have started to look at ways that I can help out around the community. Volunteering and what not. I already go in and help in my sons kindergarten class once to twice a month. But, I need more than just that. I love to make crafts and work with my hands. So, I think I am going to work on baby blankets to donate for little ones. I made this one below and it took me about a day and a half working on it periodically. It is nothing fancy at all, I don't know alot of patterns. But, I hope to learn as I go. As most all of you know that I lost a baby when I was 26 weeks pregnant. So, to be able to do this and possibly donate them to someone is kind of theraputic.

Thanks for stopping in to listen!!

Love Always,


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Well, I got the itch to paint something after a friend started in on her home. So, the pantry became a darker shade of brown. And, it got reorganized again. I love this color. It was going to be the color of my fireplace accent wall but had a little too much of a purple undertone. So, this is the perfect spot for the color. ;)

My $5.99 Goodwill find. Of course I was so excited to get it painted that I neglected to take a before picture. But, if you can imagine it was a wood and very used. So, I painted it black!!

And here it is. I love the legs!! It is in the dining room right now but if I ever find a buffet for in there this will find a new home.

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Love Always,

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownie

Chocolate Chip Brownie

I saw this recipe and of course just had to try it!! I love cookie dough!!! This was soooo very rich by itself but with vanilla ice cream. Yummo!!

Here is the link for the recipe: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeID=34269&Source=SearchResultPage&terms=chocolate%20chip%20brownies

The frosting is a chocolate ganache. That was my favorite part!! Eric inhaled most of it by himself but I was able to send the second pie plate to my Dad. Gotta share the love!! ;)

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Paper Crafts!!

Today was an absolute crazy day!! But, in the midst of all my running - I took about a half hour to work on some Paper crafts that I wanted to try. I had read a few different things on a couple other blogs and they looked neat so of course I wanted to try. Below are a couple of cute folders that I made with regular file folders and scrapbook paper. I love these kinds of things to make your office a little more personal. These are for Jenn because the green in them will go with her home. In the lower corner are some magnets that I made to go along with them. I saw this idea on this blog and it has step by step instructions:

I literally made about 20 in 15 minutes!!

Also, below is a journal that I made after seeing it on this blog:

It was super easy too. Just a comp notebook and some scrapbook paper and ribbon.

So, I have been looking at these canisters for ever at Target. I love the color of them. I could not bring myself to spend $50 on a canister set. Today when I went they were 50% off and I couldn't hold out any longer. I had to bring them home!!

I love them!!!

A couple other things that I changed. I am not a flowery person at all. But, over the weekend I had come across a box of old plates that I was given that had belonged to my hubby's grandma. I wasn't sure what to do with them. Today I decided that they really are rather special and so I hung them on the wall in the dining room. Again, I am not a flowery person but I think I am liking these here.

Another thing I changed in the dining room. I added these pictures under this wall saying. There is a small matting around the pictures that is the exact color of this wall.

Tomorrow will by first day of the week at home - the entire day. I cannot wait!! :)

Thanks for stopping in!!!

Love Always,

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


Chocolate Brownie Pancakes!!

These are the bestest pancakes ever!!!! Yummy!!! They were a little involved for pancakes but worth every minute!!!!

With a little powdered sugar these were fabulous!!!

So, I really want to make a quilt. I would love to take a class and learn the real way to make one. I have found these fabrics below and am going to attempt to make a small lap quilt for my couch in the living room. I love the chocolate colors. I think maybe lately I have been on a chocolate kick!! ;)

Tomorrow I am off to help a friend paint her bedroom and guess what color it will be!!! Chocolate!!!!

Thanks for stopping in!!!

Love Always,