Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Wonderful Thanksgiving!

we spent THE BEST thanksgiving weekend, with the riddles, in the desert!

we played, laughed,

broke things, rode things, and did donuts!

but the best part, was thanksgiving.
craig & karen deep fried their turkey, while shawn bbq'd his. both were delicious.
we celebrated not only with an amazing feast, but also with a reflection of gratefulness around the campfire.

the weather was beautiful, the company was superb and everyone had a chance to relax and do a little of what makes them happy.

me, i finished a couple quilty things.
it was a great weekend with great friends!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

W.I.L.ling 2010-2011

once school started up again, i decided that i could get a lot done while sitting in my car, waiting in lines for kids. i've titled them {W.I.L.} which stands for working in lines.
i'm gettin' ALOT done working in lines!!!

my first task was to square up ALL {480} of the 1/2 sq. triangles that made up masyn's basket quilt. (did i show you that?, hmmm) that took FOREVER!

after those were done, i finished this project. (looking at it, i notice that my snowman doesn't have his eyes...poor guy, i've gotta fix him!)

as well as many others. i will show you the rest as soon as i take the pictures ;)

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

i made mini pumpkin bread loaves for class today and thought i'd share the recipe

pumpkin bread


3 cups sugar
1 cup veg. oil
4 eggs
2/3 cup water
1 {15} oz. can of pumpkin
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tsps. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder


preheat oven to 350. lightly grease {2} loaf pans or {6} mini loaf pans

combine sugar, oil & eggs and beat until smooth. add water and beat until well blended. stir in pumpkin, and spices.

combine flour, soda, salt and baking powder. add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend just until all ingredients are mixed. divide batter between prepared pans.

bake at 350 for about 1 hour. {about 40 min. for mini loaves}


my sister made these cute tags for me. LOVE them.
i'll ask her what stamp set she used.

{hey, suz...could you leave a comment and let us know what you used to make these fantastic tags!...LOVE you!}

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Friday, November 19, 2010

A Winner!

sorry, we've been under the weather and i forgot to post the winner!

congrats, {needled mom}!!!
email me your address and i will send out your cute fabric!

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Finding Christmas...

i'm having a hard time getting into the christmas {spirit} and it's bothering me...
i am happy to have come across this blog post by vicki at the city cradle.
not only are her pictures beautiful, but the message is even better.

she filled these mason jars up with christmas goodies and let the waves wash them away.
what a fantastic idea...letting someone find christmas washed up on shore.

i would love to find her jar on a nearby beach, wouldn't you.
sounds like a PERFECT family home evening and a perfect way to find that christmas spirit that seems to be missing.

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Masyn & Paige

what a great day we had friday!
thanks to daddy, masyn, paige & i got to go to the park by ourselves!
the girls hula hooped, jumped rope, attempted handball, faced their fears on the fireman's pole and played in the sand.
i enjoyed our time and was thankful to have time just with her.
this is one of my favorite photos of her.
i just love it. you can see the joy in her eyes.

cute, cute girls!

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Button-Button GIVEAWAY!!!

just in time for the holidays!
i have been going through ALL my fabric and came across some of cheri's OLD, oLd stuff!
{not that cheri's Old or anything! sorry cheri...hehehe}

i've bundled up {eight} different prints. all are fat eighths {9" x 22"}
of cheri's button button line.

to win, leave a comment by wednesday the 17th at midnight.
if you'd like {two} more chances to win...
become a follower and post the giveaway on your blog
and leave comments letting me know you did so.

there you have it!
GOOD luck...

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Seasons Greetings

by cheri!
head on over to her blog for the pattern AND a sugar cookie cookie recipe!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

A New Blog

fat quarters quilt shop has a new blog!!!

so head on over and say hi to michelle!

and then come back friday for a chance to win a prize.
happy quilting!!!

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Pretty in Pink

bringing dinner to a family with a new baby?
send a pot pie in a pink bakery box and a yummy treat in a box bought from garnish.
tied up with a pretty pink bow, and it's perfect for the parents of a sweet baby girl...

Quick & Yummy Chicken Pot Pie

1 Pkg Pillsbury Pie Crust
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
16 oz. cooked mixed veggies
1/3 cup butter
1 1/3 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Melt butter and add onions. Cook until tender. Add flour, salt, pepper, chicken broth, milk and cook over med heat until thick. Remove from heat and add chicken and veggies. Spread crust in pie plate, poke the bottom of the crust and cook for a few minutes. Add chicken mixture and cover with top crust. Flute edges and cut away excess dough. Use the excess dough to cut out a cute shape for center of pie. Cover edges with foil and bake pie for 35 min. at 425*.


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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Snowman Cupcake Skewers

my friend margi emailed this link to me.

they were so stinkin' cute i had to share them with you!
head on over to this blog for the tutorial.

i think masyn might need these for her christmas party! so cute!!!

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Friday, November 05, 2010

Home for the Holidays!!!

two days into it and your gonna love it!
monday cheri shares her project. i can't wait!!!
head on over to buttermilk basin for all the info and enjoy the fun!

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Monday, November 01, 2010

a GREAT isa

this CRACKS me up!
masyn is VERY proud of her heritage and assures me {frequently} that it's OK that i'm not japanese...

i'm SO relieved that she thinks i make a GREAT isa!
funny kid!

p.s. i'm sure shawn is grinning ear to ear while reading this!
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