Sunday, January 31, 2010

Recipe Sunday

This recipe is a favorite in my office. It is a variation of the delicious "Ooey Gooey" Cake that we've all eaten or made. But this is ever BETTER! and it lives up to its name"Girdle Busters". Don't make it if you are dieting because it is too tempting. Make it for friends and give it away. Yeah, right. Enjoy! Let me know if you want the recipe.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Weekend

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and staying warm. I have been learning a bit more about my Cricut. There is so much that can be done with a Cricut but like any other hobby it takes time. Vinyl is one material that has many possibilities. I tried a very simple initial. I want to work up to a phrase to put on my kitchen wall. I will need some practice but with the help of many creative ladies who are willing to share their talent I should be able to do it by this spring. I needed to make a gift for a helpful friend so I made a journal and candle. I used brown vinyl and made her initial for the candle. It's a start. Enjoy your Saturday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who Dat?

Here in Louisiana, we are all getting ready for the big Super Bowl game with our Saints. Everyone is excited and trying to get the perfect tee shirt or jersey. Several mothers and grandmothers want their little ones dressed in black and gold, too. It's a fun time to cheer for our Saints. The mini fleur de lis is from lynniepinnie embroidery and the "Who Dat" is a design from SewForum. Geaux Saints!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Late(for us 8:30) last night I was in my craft room and my husband was watching a ball game. I think hear the door bell ring and my dog starts barking. I run into the front of the house to ask my husband to answer the door for I'm not about to answer it that late. At the front door in the dark are standing two young ladies telling us that "we'd been flocked". Ok what is that? Well in our yard were a flock of pink flamingos and a "You've Been Flocked" sign. We were told we needed to make a donation to the Relay for Life so that we could get the flamingos removed from our yard. Of course I wanted to make a donation to Relay for Life but I really did not want to have the flamingos leave us too quickly. I loved them and wanted them to stay around for a day or two. However, they had to move on by noon today so that more money could be raised for the American Cancer Society. What a great fund raiser! But I do miss my flamingos. They were so cute!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Brownie Cupcakes

My co-workers and I loves treats especially chocolate so I made brownie cupcakes tonight. Too simple....just a box of Betty Crocker brownie mix, bake and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Tuesday's gonna be a great day!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Weekend Projects

I've been able to get alot of projects done this weekend and I wanted to share them with you. I've seen many pretty Mod Podge frames and have wanted to try making one. I found an inexpensive frame at the dollar store and thought I'd try. Not too happy with the results but at least I know how to do it kinda. I think the paper I used was too soft. A bolder pattern would look better. Sorry Grayson I had to put your sweet picture in the "girly" frame but it was all I had. Also, I made several valentine shirts. It was hard finding a design that I liked for boys but I finally found one I like. The design was kinda busy so my husband suggested I put the little fellow's name on the back. I really like that idea. I have a "little" friend who likes to cook so she is getting a Valentine apron, mitten and hot pad. I did not do the applique on the mitten and hot pad only the apron and her name. Going to put my machine away for the night I think unless I decide to make another shirt! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Journal for a Friend

I found some great scrapbooking papers called "chick-a-dee". The papers are shades of pink, peach, yellow and white. All of the papers are different patterns but all coordinate. They would be perfect for baby girls or any age girls actually. I love the large chick-a-dee print used for the front of the journal. I used the same colors in the matching card. It makes an adorable birthday gift for a busy teacher.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Monday

Start with a pretty plate. I can't resist anything pink with hearts, peonies, French words and at a good price, too. I found these at an unbelievable price and bought almost all they had. Add some peppermint hearts (these little things will test your patience but I will gladly share the how to's), oreo lollipops, tie up with cellophane, ribbon and a heart wish. And voila....a Valentine gift for a loved one! Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Burps for Noah

These burps are for a baby arriving in a few weeks. They were fun to do because Mom said just surprise me. They are LSU fans so I had to do a few for the Tigers. Also, made one for big brother because I was multi-tasking and put big brothers' initial on the burp instead of Baby Noah's initial!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sweet Baby Haley

I don't know the mom or little baby girl Haley but I had so much fun creating these gifts for her. Pink and brown is always my favorite. I'm learning to use my Cricut and how to add sweet, fun embellishments and initials to journals and tags. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Oreo Lollipops

These lollipops take a little time to make but look so pretty that you don't mind. I drizzled chocolate on some but I definitely have to improve my drizzling before I show those! Make for any time but especially for Valentines Day. Holler for how to's.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Grayson's Birthday

Grayson turned one in October. My daughter organized the most wonderful birthday for my precious grandson. Today Jess Newman of Polka Dots and Pirates featured his birthday on her blog. Check it out! Just click on the title of this blog entry and it will take you there!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


These journals are fun to make and require only a few materials. I like to make a large one with a small purse-size one to coordinate. The pink will have an initial added to it for a sweet baby gift. Email me if you would like the how to's. Thanks "How to Gal" for the inspiration.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Birthday Shirts

Birthday shirts for a handsome little boy who's turning 2 years old!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Onion and Pepper Relish

A few years ago, we tried Harry and David's Onion and Pepper Relish. We love it but only buy it when we go to an outlet mall that has a Harry and David Store. My family can eat a jar in a matter of a few minutes but at $5.50 a jar it's only for special occasions. Until I found the recipe for the "copy-cat" version. It is just as good as the real thing. However, it is a labor of love. If anyone wants the recipe just let me know. Thanks to the "how to gal" for sharing the recipe.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Late Christmas Gift

Can you believe that I just finished a Christmas gift? My sister-in-law will not mind. Last minute busyness kept me from finishing two gifts. So one finished and one to go. Love the font frame on these towels. The frame can be found at I think she will like these.