Saturday, December 31, 2011
Martha Stewart Show. I thought it was adorable. So I went to the Lion Brand Yarn website. This site offers hundreds of patterns for both crochet and knitting. You have to register to get to the patterns, but they are free and they send you new patterns via email. I also received a beautiful catalog that had beautiful color pictures of finished projects with the pattern number and types and amounts of yarn used to complete the project. The projects also give you the level of difficulty for the project. You can also get instructions on how to do certain stitches and what the abbreviations mean. I found it to be a very helpful site. Thanks Baby Girl for modeling!
Friday, December 30, 2011
here. I used a chenille bedspread that was no longer servicable to make the back. I basically used the pattern and put the pillow together the way I wanted. Thereare some things I will tweak when I make Otis again.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
|Chirstmas morning checking out the stockings. Guess who the first youngan up was? The 16 year old. Still excited about the traditions of Christmas and spending time with his family. It warms my heart.|
|Baby Girl tries to put Santa into a diabetic coma. This was the plate of goodies she left for him, sugar cookies, peanutbutter balls, and red velvet cake balls. I hope he put some of them in his pocket to take back to the elves.|
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Here is the link if you would like to buy some. Let me know if you do. I would love to see if it really works.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
here if you would like to make one for your holiday.
This was one of my brother's favorites, the sweet potato casserole. I used a recipe that I found on Ree Drummond's Pioneer Woman blog. I have it pinned on my recipes to try board on Pinterest if you would like the recipe. I changed one thing. I didn't have time to bake the sweet potatoes so I used canned ones. Plus I had a coupon for $1 off of Bruce's Canned Sweet Potatoes. I used two cans. I also used evaporated milk instead of regular milk.
This is my favorite part of Thanksgiving, the dressing. I love it simple, no fruit, no meat, and no nuts. I simple use one package of Pepperidge Farms Herbed dressing, two cakes of cornbread I make in advance using Jiffy Cornbread Mix (the best!!), celery and onions sauteed in butter, chicken stock, poultry seasoning, and celery seeds. Here in the South we like our cornbread dressing, and in the mountains where we go for simpler things we don't mess it up with all the things you can add to it. It is the best!!
We enjoyed the day with our family and give thanks to the Lord Jesus for his blessings this year.
Praise b 2 Him!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Here is an idea for baby gift. A designer burp cloth. What mom wouldn't want to wipe spit up with this? Lol. I used a cloth diaper and added a piece of flannel down the center. I turned the edges under about a quarter of an inch and stitched around the entire piece. I added my label and some grosgrain ribbon. I have probably $1.50 in the entire thing. The cloth diapers come in packs of 5 for about $5 a pack. The flannel I got at Hancock Fabrics in the remnant basket for nearly nothing. There is enough of it left to make at least 4 more of these. The ribbon is $1 a roll and will probably make 4 or 5 of these designer burp clothes.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This is a southern woman's secret. This is a wonderful way to make biscuits without all the shortening and the cutting in of the shortening. I make a great biscuit, but I don't make them real often. Usually when I get ready to make them I don't have any shortening because I don't use it very much. So...I try to keep Southern Biscuit Mix on hand. All you have to do is add the buttermilk. I usually keep buttermilk on hand because it has so many wonderful uses and one of my youngans favorite foods is buttermilk pancakes. Believe me, they know when they are made with buttermilk.
Here is a picture of some beautiful sausage biscuits I made using the Southern Biscuit Mix.
You too can make biscuits just as beautiful as these using Southern Biscuit Mix.
These are delicious. My youngans like them as well as they do my "from scratch" version. I like the fact that these take a fraction of the time and use viewer dishes to create than the traditional method. Try them and let me know what you think.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
So, I am at Lowes Hardware store looking for a new spikit (better known to people off the mountain as a faucet). Ours had sprung a mighty powerful leak. I didn't have much luck in the spikit department, but I did come across a real bargin on this Valspar paint. It just happened to be the color I had been looking for. I had bought some new furniture more than a year ago. At the time I had a navy blue and green living room set. It was set against my beautiful sage green walls. Well this new set of funiture didn't have any green in it at all. I had lived with the browns and blues against sage green back drop for over a year now. So you can imagine how happy I was when I stumbled upon this beautiful Valspar paint with a clearance sticker on it.
This paint normally sells for $30 a gallon, but this was marked $10. I jerked it up so fast that the breeze could be felt all the way to the plumbing section
Here is a sneak peak of how it turned out. I think it is beautiful. I am working on some of the accessories. They too are budget friendly. I will keep you posted of my progress.
I love this color scheme!!!
Linking at Domestically Speaking
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
My wreath for my front door was looking pretty shabby. I made it several years ago and the wind had taken its toll on it. I found an idea for a beautiful wreath on Pinterest. I recycled the base of my wreath and spent about $2 on felt and this is the creatiuon I came up with, isn't beautiful?
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Glad you are here. Looking forward to an exciting blog experience. Will be adding many recipes, crafts, and tales of youngans very soon. Please come back and set a spell. I will also be sharing with you my family and my inspiration for writing this blog. I just need a little more time to collect my thoughts and get a nice picture of the youngans and my honey to show you why they make me proud as punch.