Friday, December 31, 2010

Embellished T-shirt

I have been so inspired by Make It and Love It's Embellished T-shirts. I made a knotted t-shirt several months ago and have been wanting to try another one, so I did.

This one took a lot more time than the knotted t-shirt. I had two shirts I bought on clearance. I cut strips from the second shirt and then sewed a "basting stitch" and gathered the material to make a ruffle. This was my first attempt at making a ruffle-fairly easy. I then cute longer sleeves-because I HATE short, skimpy sleeves. So now the sleeves are to my elbows...just perfect for me. So here it is....still need some practice, but I think it turned out cute enough.



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Mother-in-law's Christmas Gift

I bought a nine pane window to make a picture frame for my mother in law-she has 9 grandkids. pERfect!! I cleaned it up and sealed it....

but I didn't like the look of it. So I brushed a little bit of brown paint on it. I think it looks much better!!! I was very excited about it and cannot wait to do one for myself!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Today my family and friends are getting together to bake Christmas sweets!! I got an early start yesterday while my 2 little ones were napping and my older one was visiting his cousins. I figured with everyone coming over I would go ahead and get my baking started, plus I wanted to bake some sweets for their teachers and it just wouldn't be nice to bake and not share with my guests....LOL.

So everyone is coming over after noon today. I have taco soup in one crock pot and I am trying white bean chicken chili in another crock pot. I have had it a couple times with my bunco group, but I have never made it myself. So we shall see how it turns out.

Starting off this morning I am making "pretzel turtles . Someone made them this week at work and they are just delish!! Very easy too. Here is the recipe I got offline, but who needs a recipe?! They are so easy!!


* 20 small mini pretzels
* 20 chocolate covered caramel candies
* 20 pecan halves


1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
2. Arrange the pretzels in a single layer on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place one chocolate covered caramel candy on each pretzel.
3. Bake for 4 minutes. While the candy is warm, press a pecan half onto each candy covered pretzel. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Paying for the next person in line...

Today after running around trying to get my phone fixed...a story for another entry...I pulled into Penn's to grab a quick bite before heading back to work. I pulled up to pay for my order and heard the cashier tell the next customer in line her total. So I got the great idea to pay for that customer!!! It's on my "34 before 34" list.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Redo: I had to redo a bulletin board

I hated it the way it was and just couldn't live with it. So I redid it this weekend. It looks so much better.



Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Santa treat cup...another idea I must try!!

found this cute Santa treat cups at CRAFT TOWN ...and I cannot wait to try it..hopefully...soon!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"Sew Many Ways" posted this....

I love it!! I actually saw it a few months ago and told one of the teachers I would do it for her class, then couldn't remember where I had seen it. After searching the internet for it I just gave up. So I am linking it here so I can find it next year!!!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

A halloween craft

I know a certain someone that will LOVE this!!

Before and After Pillowcase Dress

My baby girl had this cute, plain red pillowcase dress. So I thought I'd fix it up a bit for the holidays. I changed out the ribbon with a cute bright green ribbon, then added a little white trim to the bottom. I made a cute bow to match!!! NO SEWING!!! FUN FUN. I cannot wait for her to wear it tomorrow when she has her photo taken with Santa. If I was a sewing person I would attempt to sew ribbon in the shape of a Christmas tree on the front-but I was afraid I'd mess the entire thing up. So here it is....for now.



Personalized Coloring book-idea from Ruffles and Stuff

I just love her idea on a personalized coloring book!! Brilliant!! I quickly printed off one of each of my kids and I cannot wait for them to color them. So ADORABLE!!

Ruffles and Stuff

Thursday, December 2, 2010


In-Store Coupon : Weekly In-Store Specials : Hobby Lobby - Hobby Lobby

I was in Hobby Lobby today and the clerk said you don't even have to have the printed coupon for 40% off. All you have to do is show the coupon from your phone!!!!!