Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Tuesday Tip 48

With all the sickness that has invaded our house, I thought this little home remedy would be good for a Tuesday Tip.

Whenever there is a sore throat around here, we go with a Hot Toddy, be sure you've done everything you wanted to do for the night cause its night-night after this one!

In a large mug mix:
2 oz Burbon
2 oz lemon juice (1/2 lemon, squeezed)
2 oz water (optional)
1 Tablespoon honey

Mix well and Microwave until hot, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.  Drink and go to bed!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday Meal Plan 48

Monday- Spaghetti
Tuesday- Chicken Tenders
Wednesday-  Dinner Out
Thursday- Pizza
Friday- Shrimp Orzo
Saturday- Dinner Out
Sunday- Crockpot Chicken

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tuesday Tip

Another helpful way to hang a picture from The Industrial Cottage.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday Meal Plan 47

I've been in a rut.  I am going to try this week to really have some new yummy food for dinner.  I am really glad its getting cold, I love soup and crockpot recipes!  Here's this weeks meal plan...

Monday- Leftover Fried Chicken
Tuesday- Beef Stew in the Crockpot
Wednesday-  Lasagna Cups
Thursday- Slow Cooker Chicken
Friday- Dinner Out
Saturday- Dinner Out
Sunday- Taco Soup in the Crockpot

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Favorite 46

Chilly fall weather and having gas logs!  I love the feel of a fireplace and the ease of flipping a switch ;)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Memory Quilt

She gave me this...

And I gave her this...

What sweet memories have been saved in the quilt!
I took 30 baby outfits and created this 32x42 quilt.
The mom wanted it bordered and backed with purple.
This quilt has been machine quilted around each block.  I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tuesday Tip 46

Since Matt is the only one who likes smoothies at are home, I thought this was a great tip!  Real Simple posted that you can you a Mason Jar as a Blender Jar!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 46

Here's this weeks meal plan...

Monday- Pizza
Tuesday-  Burritos
Wednesday-  Brown Sugar Chicken
Thursday- Shrimp and Orzo
Friday- Dinner Out
Saturday- Dinner Out
Sunday- Enchiladas

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Judging a Book, uh, iPhone, by It's Cover,

So yesterday I posted that I got a new iPhone 4s.  I love it, its white, its fast, it has a great camera, etc, etc, etc.  But I have yet to find a case that I am in love with... so I turned to the internet!
iPhone 4 Luxe Lean Case by iFrogz
This cool wallet style is by Speck
I also really like this electric green barely there case by CaseMate
Personal Favorite!  Bubble from Ultra-Case
There's a really great list over at PCMag on the 51 Coolest iPhone 4 Cases

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Look at these cuties!  I love the fabric... 2 14 inch pillows and one 12x18 rectangle.
They were made using the my Envelope Pillow Tutorial

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday Tip 45

This is similar to a tip I posted at the very start of Tuesday Tips.  I showed you that you can organize garden flags with pants hangers.  This idea springs from that. 
I took all the panels that I have collect from various quilt shows and shops and clipped them up with pants hangers.  I also had a panel that I wanted to cut into squares, so I went ahead and cut them and then clipped them all together.  I really like this new system!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 45

Here's this weeks meal plan...

Monday- Porkchops (we didn't have them last week)
Tuesday-  Orange Chicken
Wednesday- Tacos
Thursday- Lasagna
Friday- Dinner Out
Saturday- Dinner Out
Sunday- BBQ Chicken

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Go Buy This Now!

This stuff is amazing!  Its $4.99 at Trader Joes.  All you have to do is bake it in the oven, toss with the delicious sauce that is included and serve over rice.  Dinner is done and you will be amazed at how wonderful it is!  They say it is their #1 best selling frozen food and I now know why!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Favorite 44

Finally entering my quilts into some sort of contest!  I am entering 3 quilts into the "Pieceful Gardens" Quilt Show sponsored by Hearts and Hands ECA Quilt Guild.

Here they are in their little labeled pillowcase bags ready to go!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Peanut Butter "Cheeseball"

I am trying a new recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything  She calls this the Peanut Butter "Cheeseball"
I'll let you know how it turns out, but I mean look at it... how could it be bad!?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 44

Here's this weeks meal plan...

Monday- Pizza
Tuesday-  Enchiladas (didn't make last week) 
Wednesday-  Birthday!
Thursday- Birthday Dinner with the family
Friday-  Spaghetti
Saturday- Dinner Out
Sunday- Porkchops

If I pulled the recipe from a website, then it is linked for you to try yourself!  I will also share other favorite recipes throughout the weeks and will link them when used for meal planning.  Bon Appetit!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Adding a Sleeve to your Quilt

I've been working on finishing up my quilts to turn in for a quilt show this weekend.  I have to turn them in Saturday and then the quilt show is the following weekend.  I have never attached a quilt sleeve before and I found this video super helpful and thought I would share.  It is AQS Quilt Show 4: Adding a Sleeve to your Quilt.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Donut Tree

Saw this on One Charming Party. Wouldn't this be precious at a Halloween party? What about little white powdered ones for a Christmas? Cute and donuts? Win, win!

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Favorite 43

This gorgeous fall weather is my favorite this week. I love fall, especially October.


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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wowzers... Not for the weak stomached

This is my right hand pointer finger. It is hard to tell in this picture but that thread is inside my finger. I was sewing along and the machine caught my finger, went in and broke off. You can't see it in this picture but the very tip of the point is sticking out the other side. I quickly drove to the local urgent care, which said, "No way, go to the ER"

After waiting awhile I was given a few xrays. Here's the best one.

You can see the needle in the tip of my finger. You can't see it but it's still threaded and the thread comes out the other end. Insane.

So a TB shot was given and 3 painful injections of lidocane to numb my finger, thread trimmed even with my skin and my husband and I watched the doctor pull the needle out, still threaded.

Here it is...

For added gross factor, I was using white thread. It's red from blood.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Tip 43

Today's tip comes from One Good Thing  It's a miracle cleaner!  Just look at that pan!  And the great news, its just 3 little ingredients I am sure you have at home... baking soda and hydrogen peroxide!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday Meal Plan 43

Here's this weeks meal plan...

Monday- Japanese Food :)
Tuesday-  Rotisserie Chicken 
Wednesday-  Stromboli
Thursday- Enchiladas with leftover rotisserie chicken
Friday-  Dinner Out
Saturday- Dinner Out
Sunday- Crockpot Brown Sugar Chicken

If I pulled the recipe from a website, then it is linked for you to try yourself!  I will also share other favorite recipes throughout the weeks and will link them when used for meal planning.  Bon Appetit!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Fabric Finds

Matt and I had a great trip to the beach this week. I had looked up quilt shops before we went with hopes of getting to one or two. Lucky for me I was able to go to both stores that were near our area!

Look at this great loot I found! All yard or 1/2 yard cuts. That cute little Eric Carle caterpillar is 44 inches long, there's a sunrise you cannot see folded under. He was an amazing find :)

I also found these precious girl prints... Purses, dots, and little girls. So sweet!

I am thinking of little baby quilts to sell out of these :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011


This one is for me and my Star Wars lovin' husband...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Favorite 42

I love the internet and one place that I love is Craftster.  It is a great crafting community where people post their projects and get comments and help.  There are lots of tutorials and ideas of things to make.  I've done a few Craftster craft swaps and had great luck with it too!

Thursday, September 29, 2011


I stumbled across this on Pinterest (oh how I love Pinterest).
You gotta check out some of these neat wreaths!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tip 42

Use hot vinegar to ungunk your paint brushes!  Check out this great tip over at This Old House

Monday, September 26, 2011

Meal Plan Monday 42

Well I usually have a weekly meal plan for you on Monday but I am out of town so I won't be cooking, ha!  So I thought I would leave a few awesome recipe links instead.

Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs from Make 5 Dinners in One Hour
Crockpot Orange Chicken from The Pursuit of Happiness
Baked Cheesy Chicken Bake from Real Mom Kitchen
Crockpot Beef Stroganoff from Crockstar
Easy Lemon Chicken from The Queen Bee's Hive

Have a great week :)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Craft Fair

I did my first craft show today.  It was a great experience and hope to do more!

Here's a look at my tent from the front.  I just love the appliqued sign I made.
I wish I would have brought a bigger table and had a neater tablecloth...

You can see my t-shirt quilt hanging in the background.

Up close of the table with the bib and burp cloth sets.  I also had an apron for sale along with my photo book.

Here's my Christmas Quilt and a view of the capes and onesies hanging up.

For next time I want to make a fitted tablecloth, have a little sign for the t-shirt quilt so that people know that it is made of t-shirts, and maybe smaller price frames and a better way to hang the onesies...

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sew Sew Saturday

I have been "sew" busy lately!  I am preparing for a craft show on Sunday so I have been sewing like a crazy person!  Here is a little peek at what I've been up to :)
This is the Little League Quilt.  I gathered these shirts to make a sample to take with me to this craft fair and to have on hand for people to see and feel when they are trying to decide if they want a t-shirt quilt made (you do, you know you do) ;)  I have wanted to do one of these type of quilts for a long time.  I think it would be neat to have a quilt made up of your child's sports shirts.  What great memories!

Here is an up close with the corner turned up so you can get a little peek of the back... 
I also made some burp cloth and bib sets. I am in love with these little boy prints...

The dinosaur bib and burp cloth are backed in a soft red flannel.

The robot set is backed with soft royal blue flannel
Little girl sets.  I have 2 of the brown and pink strips.  Each burp cloth is striped on one side, soft chocolate brown on the other.  The bibs are striped on one side and brown and white dots on the opposite.  They are reversible.

In the middle we have a fun floral print.  The burp cloth is backed in a white t-shirt material and the bib is backed in hot pink.  
And I can't forget the capes!
How much fun would a kid have with these capes?  LOTS!  I have 2 or 3 of each design:  Robots backed in blue, black and green, Zebra Hearts backed in black and pink polka dot, and Space Capers backed in green and blue!

Each have colored Velcro closures at the neck and are the perfect weight for flying around the house!

Whew!  I still have onesies and dog bandanas to make... Back to the sewing machine!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday Favorite 41

This week my Friday Favorite is all the free time I have to sew!  I am on break from school and preparing for a craft show on Sunday, so all this time has come in very handy!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spring Strings

I am in love with my newest quilt.  I just love everything about it.  The colors, the pattern, the binding, the quilting, etc, etc, etc.  I even love the back!  It is machine pieced, machine quilted, and hand bound.