Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Saying yes.

The girls have hardly slept in two days and I am exhausted. The weather is yucky, and my to do list is growing rather than shrinking. "Mama said there'd be days like this." And on days like this what keeps my spirit up is baking!!!! :)


Yesterday I made pancakes and bacon for breakfast simply because Abi asked me to. I also said "yes" to early morning baths and staying until their teeth were chattering. I need to say "yes" more often. So often life as a parent of toddlers is full of "no". The girls and I could all use a few more yeses in our lives!


I've been saying yes to lots more time in the kitchen. It probably has something to do with all the pretty new things I am making for it. Like these towels. And I am sure all this cold weather helps with that to.


I also said yes to buying this book. Though I bought it at my church's book store not Amazon. It's rather interesting. Like any book it has to be taken with a grain of salt. It is opinion and not the Bible. It is also very wordy and poetic. But if you like that sort of writing (which I do on occasion) you may enjoy this. One sentence really stood out for me. 

"Eucharisteo- thanksgiving - always precedes the miracle." Ann Voskamp

So here is to saying yes to giving thanks as well. What are you saying yes to today?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Menu Monday

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IMG_3908, a photo by j2niehaus on Flickr.

My kitchen make over is very slow going. The horrible wall paper is still on the walls. But I am working on getting the accessories picked out and put together. I made two hand towels and some Days Of The Week dish cloths. I haven't taken pictures yet, but I did take a picture of my green tea pot and blue spoon rest. So pretty together!!!

Monday - BBQ Bacon Chicken and Brocoli since I didn't make it last week
Tuesday - Frozen
Wed - Left Overs
Thursday - Shrimp, Broccoli and possibly home made country potatoes.
Friday - Pot Luck
Saturday - Breakfast for Dinner
Sunday - Rotisserie Chicken from the grocery store. :)

What are you all eating this week??

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Menu Monday


I completely missed Menu Monday last week and I am a day late this week. I don't feel too bad about this week though since the warm weather has hanged my original menu plans. I was supposed to bake rolls today for sloppy joes but it was to warm and beautiful to stay inside this morning. So we spent the morning on the swing set.

Monday - We had ravioli with ground beef in red sauce and broccoli.
Tuesday - Grilled cheese and tomato soup (I have spring fever and no desire to cook)
Wednesday - Tuna Melts after church
Thursday - BBQ/Bacon chicken, corn on the cob, rolls.
Friday - Frozen
Saturday - Roasted Chicken with veggies and bread
Sunday - left overs
Back up meals - Sloppy Joes and Breakfast for dinner




A look at today's Task Basket. Haven't worked on the things in there much. Spring fever has hit hard. So hard I am struggling to do even the fun things I put into today's basket!! Oh well. I am ok with that.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bakers Dozen


Things that make me smile.

1. My new white shelf standing in the kitchen.
2. Drinking tea out of my new tea cup that I won from a dear friend.
3. Eating angle food cake off of the sweet cupcake plate my mother-in-law bought me.
4. A tea/blogging break at 2:30 in the afternoon.
5. Anti itch cream to put on my hives.
6. An (almost) clean house.
7. Expecting visitors.
8. Open windows.
9. Expecting company.
10. Longer days.
11. Warmer days.
12. My husband.
13. My soon to be sisters and sisters in law.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good Mail Day!!


I LOVE good mail days. And I have had a couple this week. Today I received two packages.


The first package was a yard of Susan Branch Tea Time Fabric. I am so in love with this and glad I oppted to buy a yard instead of a fat quarter as I tend to do.

The second box was a package from my dear friend over at Amber Apple. I have known Amber since she was in high school. She is an amazing young woman. She hosted a give away on her blog and I won. She sent me a tea cup!


Some beautiful fabric and home made cookies!


Some Earl Grey Tea, and a scarf she crocheted

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Not the best picture but I tried!!!

What about you anything exciting in your mail box this week?

Good Mail Day!!


I LOVE good mail days. And I have had a couple this week. Today I received two packages.


The first package was a yard of Susan Branch Tea Time Fabric. I am so in love with this and glad I oppted to buy a yard instead of a fat quarter as I tend to do.

The second box was a package from my dear friend over at Amber Apple. I have known Amber since she was in high school. She is an amazing young woman. She hosted a give away on her blog and I won. She sent me a tea cup!


Some beautiful fabric and home made cookies!


Some Earl Grey Tea, and a scarf she crocheted

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Not the best picture but I tried!!!

What about you anything exciting in your mail box this week?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Menu Monday


I was going to wait until later in the day to post so I could include pictures that I plan on taking today. But the girls are down for naps and the house is quiet so I am going to take advantage of that and blog now. Maybe I will blog again later after I take fabric pictures. :)

I have seen a lot of ladies doing Menu Monday posts and I love it. I am not sure if there is a place to link up or if it simply something people are doing independently but I figured either way I would jump on board.I figured this was a good week to jump on since I only had to plan 4 meals. I am leaving town Friday to go to the wedding of a childhood friend. So excited for him and his beautiful bride! :) Josh and I also agreed not to spend any money at restaurants during lent, so hopefully this will keep me honest and a little more oganized. So with out further ado...


Monday- Crock Pot BBQ shredded Chicken, broccoli, and biscuits.
Tuesday- Tacos, Corn, and Re-fried beans
Wednesday - Sausage, Salsa, Rice and Corn served with corn bread
Thursday- Sloppy Joes on home made buns with broccoli and home made cookies for dessert.

So there you go. Our simple meals for the week. I am going to be super busy with shop stuff and getting ready for my trip so I am trying to keep dinners low key. What about you? What are you all fixing this week?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Busy Busy


I have been meaning to post FOREVER! It's been a very productive few days. Lots of sewing going on which I love. Sadly part of that is due to sick kids, which means stuck at home more. Don't mind being home or sewing, but feel so bad for those little ones.

One thing I was able to get done was a lap top sleeve. I used some of the amazing Central Park fabric my husband bought me. I've gotten a lot else done as well.

I made two picture frame wipe boards.
Made two window toy bags for the girls
Worked on the Pure Love quilt. I am 1/2 done with the binding. ALMOST THERE!
Almost done with two mug rugs to match that.
Finished Abi's "Christmas" quilt
Worked on some custom orders.

All in all a pretty productive week. We had to stay home from church today due to cruddy tummies. I think we are finally done with it though. I missed being at church but took advantage of the rainy day and spent it on the sofa hand sewing the back of binding down. Got a whole bunch done. Hope you all had a great weekend and are well rested for the week to come.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Both my girls are really into hats right now. The funny thing is how different they are in their choice of hats.

 This is Abi Bear. She is my girly, girl. My drama queen. My princess. My sensitive one. She loves pretty things, and playing out side. She loves pink, and babies and anything princess. She hates being sticky. She won't even help make rice crispy treats because it makes her hands sticky. She loves this hat because it is pink, looks like a princess and belongs to Mama. And I love her.

 This is Maddie Goose. She is my dare devil. My prankster. My bully. My funny one. She will do anything for  laugh and will enjoys provoking her sister into chasing her around the house. She is 19 months and so much of her personality is just starting to bloom. She is rough and tumble. Loves dirt, loves eating, and hates when Daddy leaves for work. She loves wearing Daddy's hats around the house. And I love her.

Both my girls are so amazing. I love how sweet and different they each are. Today however, they are with my in laws so I can have some down time. Most likely to sew. I have so much sewing to do today! I am hoping to stay focused and make a dent. Maybe then my brain will function again. It feels so cluttered with projects right now.


Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Doll Giveaway Winner!!

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 And the Winner is 

Jason B said...
Thank you for the chance! Jason you didn't leave any contact information. You have until 8 am Wed morning to contact me. After that I will pick another winner.