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!

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad

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...