Friday, April 29, 2011

Foodie Friday - Strawberry Freezer Jam!!

 I love strawberry season!! I love when those beautiful red yummy things are so cheap that you can eat as many as you want!! You can also make strawberry jam!!
 My partner in crime for the day was Kara-Noel.
 The blender helped too.
 And we had some very cute taste-testers as well!!
 After they were blended, we added pectin, the wonder ingredient that makes plain, ordinary fruit into lip-licking, 
toast-spreading, jamtastic goodness!!
 And more sugar than we like to think about!
And voila!! Tasty freezer jam!!
I have to say that half the fun is being with a friend so grab some strawberries while they're cheap in season and have a jam-jam-thank-you-ma'am party of your own!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wow Me Wednesday #7

Welcome to the party!!
I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!
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Ready, set, GO!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toast of Tuesday!!

Last week we had over 50 links for Wow Me Wednesday!!!
You guys rock!!
It was so fun to look through all your projects.
Thanks for participating!!
Here are a few of my favorites.
Andrea created this beautiful sign from a song
that's near and dear to my heart. I love it!!
Did you see this changing table?? OH MY GOSH.
 Meg is my new hero.
I LOVE a good bunting on anything! Since I'm just getting into sewing cards, these sweet cards by Tasha are just my cup of tea!
This ladder laundry hanging rack by Bec is just too awesome!!
After polkadots, ricrac is my second favorite thing in the world!!
I would never have thought to put these colors together,
but I love what Julie has done with this pillow!!

Thank you to everyone who shared their inspiration this week!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for another fun linky party!!

If you were toasted today, please grab a button!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

One Month To Win It!!

I'm so excited!!!
One Month To Win It
I've been chosen to participate in the May installment of
One Month To Win It, a crafting competition!!
It's going to be so much fun!!
Since there is a new project to make every week, I'm going to be busy crafting over here!! I won't be allowed to tell you which project is mine, but I will ask you to come vote each week!!
Check out the blog for more details!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Foodie Friday!!

There have been some seriously tasty recipes linked up this week!
I don't know which one to make first!!
Oxford Impressions made this Orzo Spinach side dish
that looks melt-in-your-mouth YUM!!
I am a recent orzo pasta fan and am in love!!
Mama Schell shared these PB and chocolate cutie cupcakes.
Oh my heavens.
Emily gave us chicken salad with an oriental twist!
I could eat this every day!!
Melissa made these sunshine smiley cupcakes from the Taste of Home magazine. I am a huge fan of candy corn and the wheels are spinning in my head with this cute idea!!
Ladybird Ln shared this 3-ingredient ravioli casserole
that looks so yummy, freezes well, and is kid-friendly!
I am so dinner-challenged, but even I could do this!!
Heather made this Epic Skor Cake that my sister and I are dying over!! Oh my gosh, my diet is going down the tubes!!

Thanks friends for sharing all the tastiness with us!!
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Skye Reve Fabrics Giveaway!!

Look at this darling fabric!! You can win it!!
Skye Reve Fabrics is hosting a giveaway over at Wildflowers and Whimsy!! You could win a Sweet Nothings Bundle with 1/2 yard of each of these fabrics! Oh the possibilities!! Go enter now!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wow Me Wednesday #6

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I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!
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Ready, set, GO!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Toast of Tuesday!!

Oh Mandie conquered her fear of sewing with this sweet quilt.
You go girl, this is awesome!!
Oxford Impressions made a really fun bottled rainbow quilt.
Seriously. Amazing job.
Go check out her blog for an up close look at each block.
Peppermint Plum shared a tutorial almost as cute as this pinwheel garland she created to celebrate summer!
I'm loving this lamp makeover from Playing With Paper!
I have the same lamps and can't wait to fancy them up!
Thanks for the inspiration mama!!

Thank you to everyone for sharing their wonderful projects!
I hope to see you tomorrow for Wow Me Wednesday!!

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Go Mama Monday!! - Onesie Dress

 I found this cute onesie at the consignment store a few weeks ago.
If you know me, you'll know I was drawn to it for the cupcake.
And the color RED.
 I decided to add a skirt to it.
I chose some red fabric strips I had in my stash.
 I originally was going to sew each layer on separately in ruffles, so I folded down the edges and used a special zig zag stitch.
NOTE: If I were a proper seamstress, and not lazy, I would have ironed them down first.
 I nixed the ruffle plan and sewed the strips together.
I ran a gathering stitch along the top, and pinned the skirt to the shirt, adjusting the gathers to fit evenly.
 I decided it should be a short sleeve dress for summer!
 I laid a shirt on top and used it as a guide to cut the sleeves off. I left a little bit for a seam allowance and sewed the edges down, using the same zig zag stitich as the skirt.
 And there she is!! She loves her new cupcake dress!
 I added some ribbon and ric rac for fun.
 It was perfect for an afternoon of hunting snails.
And off she goes on another adventure!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wow Me Wednesday #5

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I'm so excited to see all your fun projects!
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Ready, set, GO!!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Toast of Tuesday!

So many fantastic creations linked up last week!
Here are a few of my favorites.
Janlynn made this beautiful Valentino knockoff. Check out her awesome tips and the fabulous fabric she used for the lining!
I am getting into sewing paper lately, and I'm loving these cards that Jillyann created!
Becca created this fun ribbon mobile for her new baby. I adore ribbon, and I think the best part is the baby's view from below!
Hero created this fun lighting with wood strips! So fun!
I'm loving the flower that Sky added to her camera strap covers!
I just bought a bunch of fabric to make a few for my new camera and I actually got some of that purple dot! EEEEEE!!

Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Come back tomorrow to link up your new creations!
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Go Mama Monday! - Spring Wreath

I bought the supplies to make this wreath WEEKS AGO!!
I finally captured a crafty moment and got it done. Hooray!
I decided to try a grapevine wreath this time, and break out of the round and get an OVAL! I also got some assorted sizes of flowers, little accent eggs, and polkadotted ribbon of course!
 I cut the flowers off leaving a little stem to poke into the wreath.
 Aren't these little eggs so fun!! I had to have them!
Polkadots AND Glitter!
I nestled them in between the flowers.
 The ribbon had a little wire to it, which helped the bow to keep the shape I wanted. 
And there she is! A little Easter, but mostly Spring!
My husband and my sister both commented that the oval shape reminded them of an Easter egg. I just smiled and said, well of course, that's what I intended all along! HA!


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