Wednesday, June 30, 2010
And this is my new favorite Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
Beat 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup butter, softened, 2 Tbsp. sour cream and
2 tsps pure vanilla extract in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 4 cups powdered sugar until smooth.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Logan brought home his planner from school today and slammed it down on the kitchen counter and said "Mom, I have been dying to make this all day!" I turned to look at him and he had all the ingredients out and ready to go....how could I say no. It was the coolest thing ever and perfect for the Halloween spirit!
2 Cups Cornstarch
1 cup water
Put cornstarch in bowl, add food coloring, and slowly add water to cornstarch while mixing with hands. HAVE FUN!!!!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Homemade by Jill, she has the cute tie printable! There is a link to Martha website, and as always, she's got the goods!!
Planet Applique, has a ton of free appliques, plus some you can buy.
Better Homes and Gardens, has a HUGE list! However, you do have to sign up to access them. But that is free.
Free Appliques, has oodles of great templates. Everything from Christmas to baby!
Scherenschnitte, has these great templates, that are used for paper cutting, but could definitely be used for some appliques!
Martha's got two darling downloads on this post. A cute wren and a horse!
Wee Folk Arts, also has a ton of free templates and huge list of fun and free patterns.
Oh, and this guitar shirt is darling and she's included a free download!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
So easy and my kids are in love with them. Every time they have a Popsicle, they have to run and grab a cosie now. Even my older kids! I love it. I took pictures to post a tutorial, but they are the simplest things ever to make.
1. Cut yourself a piece of 3x4 felt. The 3 being your height and the 4 your width.
2. Fold the felt in half, so that you have a 2 inch piece of felt. Sew a stitch down the side. I did a fun zig zag stitch. I used the edge of the zipper foot as my guide. Trim it up and you've got a Popsicle cosie that will fit an otter-pop!
That's it! So easy and so cute! We have a huge stockpile in different colors, because we are the neighborhood party house.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Add a big huge flower and it's darling!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
My own father died when I was nine. So there are few Fathers Day's that I remember as a child.
My husband, bless his heart, feels the need to spoil me for Mother's Day. This year I got a new camera. And usually he does really well at making it a surprise. I'm not so prone to spend a lot of money. I love the idea of giving something homemade and from the heart. He thinks it's kinda cheesy! But every year he smiles and says thanks. And every year I feel really bad. He doesn't make me feel bad intentionally, but I can just tell he's not as excited about the case of Dad's rootbeer and homemade cards, as I was about my camera!!
Also, I wouldn't mind spending money if my guys was easy to shop for. BUT HE'S NOT! He's not into gadgets, he doesn't golf, he doesn't read, he only wears ties on Sunday. Do you see my point?? He likes guns and cars. Both of which are out of my gift giving budget.
But the web isn't all that helpful this year. Of course, their are a few blogs with projects on them. Tip Junkie is always a favorite.
What would we do without Tip Junkie and all of her ideas? She has oodles of Father's Day ideas.
I have a few ideas and I will try and implement them today and see what happens. I'll post later this week to let you know what he will be getting. I am going to try and be a little bit creative!
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
And look at that little face! It was so worth it!
Monday, June 7, 2010
These yummy whole-wheat brownies, were adapted from the cookbook, I Can't Believe It's Food Storage. I also made up a yummy Mexican Casserole with dehydrated beans and tvp, a wheatberry casserole and wheat bread. The wheat bread recipe is the one from My Crazy Life's blog. I have posted it before. It is by far the best bread recipe ever!
Happy Monday! See you all later this week. We are in the midst of hosting a Pinkalicious Party. I'll be back with those details later this week!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Step 1. Find an applique that you like. Cut it out. Cut out a piece of Wonder Under, that is big enough for your applique.
Step 2. Iron your material, wrong side up.
Step. 3. Place the wonder Under on the material, placing the bumpy side to the fabric. Press with a hot, dry iron for about 15 seconds until it is stuck well.
Step 4. Trace your applique onto the wonder under. Cut out the applique.
Step 5 and 6. Remove the backing on the applique. I use a seam ripper to carefully slice a small line in the backing and then I peel it off. It is the easiest way that I have found to get the stuff off!
Step 7: Press the shirt that you are putting the applique on.
Step 8: Place your applique on the shirt. Adjust it to where you would like it. Press with a dry iron, set on the wool setting until applique adheres to the shirt. This only takes about 30 seconds.
Step 9: Wear your cute shirt!
You can also sew a cute top stitch around the edges of the applique. I recommend this. I left the top stitch off of this shirt and washed it to see how it held up without it and it was did great! However my little 2-year-olds fingers managed to peel it off.
This is great for those stained t-shirts and onesies!! Extends their lives and makes them oh, so cute!