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We're always willing to feature your craft, recipe, or great ideas.
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Monday, January 31, 2011

Help me Win - vote for my love story

Go to facebook and like Ebel Photography.  Then vote for my story! (Or, if you like the other stories better, you can vote for them).  You simply have to like ebel photography, and under your favorite couples story comment "vote".  Easy peasy! <3

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tiny Tot Tote

Today I whipped this up:



It was so easy, and the instructions were very clear! I follower the tutorial from Harriet Homemaker.

I think it turned out super cute?  Yes?

You should try out the tutorial.  Make bags for all the little ones in your life - I know I can make a dozen more and find happy hands and homes :D

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Do you love free Printables too?

Sometimes its just plain nice to have a free printable ready for you. 

Leave her some comment love while you are there! 


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Facebook Re-do

First, I want to thank everyone that is being super patient with me as I'm reconnecting our facebook page!


Also, I have added the new facebook like button over to the right. 

I have linked our blog posts so you can get updates there. I will also have a giveaway soon for just our facebook friends!  Thanks again!!

Kirsti Koo Pattern Review

Have you been over to Kirsti Koo's blog yet? It's a must! 

Kirsti is very talented.  Her etsy shop has patterns that any seamstress would enjoy using!

I am reviewing Kirstikoo's Super Hero Cape Pattern. A-ma-zing!

I couldn't get a great picture because my two year old is at the point where he doesn't have the patience to take pictures with mom.  Here are the best pictures I could get (potty training underwear and all)

What I loved about this pattern: It comes with all the letters of the alphabet to customize for your superhero.  It is easy to follow, clearly written, and easy to print at the correct size.  Working with the satin-y material can be difficult, but following the steps in the pattern made it much more manageable.  I was able to finish this project in a short amount of time which is also important to me right now. :D

I was worried that the pattern didn't call for any type of fusible interfacing to piece the super hero emblem to the sating, but by following the steps in the pattern, it worked perfectly! I didn't have any puckering!  The pattern comes with a Superman shield as the pattern where the letter goes, but I wanted to have more of a diamond shape, so I just added the second point on the opposite side, creating a diamond.

Overall, I loved this pattern.  Easy to follow and Easy to put together.  A fast project that looks like I spent a lot of time on it!  I am going to be making some of these for nieces and nephews, that is for sure!

You can get your pattern today at the Kirstikoo etsy shop.  If you buy the superhero accesory set you can get the cape pattern for free! That is a great deal! Go check it out and let Kirsti know I sent you!

Thanks Kirtsi for letting me review your awesome pattern!

***The review of this pattern is my sole opinion. I didnt receive any money for this review. I received the pattern for free to review and gave my honest opinion. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pink Sweet Treats has a pattern review and giveaway

Tiffany's blog has a pattern review and giveaway going on right now.


My Valentine Table Topper

When at my LQS, they had this easy quilt as you go looking table topper - so I snatched it up! (about 5 bucks, can't beat that!!)

So, I whipped this beauty up.  LOVE IT!!  Was super quick and easy, and makes me feel the love in the air....

Table Topper
Gotta love hearts...

Doesn't this make you feel all lovey??

Linking with:
handmade projects

Fresh Poppy Design

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Swaperoos Valentine's Day Swap

Swap With Me

Who doesn't love Valentine's Day?  I do! That is why I signed up for the Swaperoo's Valentine's Day Swap! I am really excited!  Go check it out and let them know we sent you!  It should be a really great swap and you have until the 17th to decide if you want to enter!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Do you have any secrets to share?

Do you possibly live in a small space, and make the most of it?
Do you have a small room (most commonly the kitchen), and still manage to live well?
Do you live with someone else (roommates, in laws, parents) - and get along?
Do you have a small family in a little apartment and no where to store the kids clothes (let alone any crafting supplies or fabric?!)
Do you live in a townhome or garage and have a unique idea of where to store your holiday decorations and storage?

If so - we might be in similar boats!

Would you like to share your story with us? Tell us how you stay organized?

We are planning on a two week little "blog party" sharing our tips and tricks, and featuring you and your tips, tricks, and survival/coping mechanisms.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Crockpot Chicken and Salsa

Coming up with ideas for dinner is not my favorite thing to do.  Somehow though, having a helper makes the preparation of dinner easier!  My two year old LOVES to cook dinner with me.  He knows when I get home from work its our time in the kitchen.  Just this past week we made pizza bagels with mini pepperoni and I let him put the cheese and pepperoni on.  He is really good about keeping it on the pan too!

One of the homemade gifts this year was his own Apron.  He loved it when he opened it, but in this picture I asked him to wear it so I could take a picture, but he wouldn't smile-- Toy Story was on! 

Easy Crockpot Chicken and Salsa

3-4 Chicken Breasts 
1 jar of your favorite salsa (I used Pace medium shown here)
1 can of corn (optional)

Cook in the crockpot on low for 6-8 hours.  Chicken will be shreddable and excellent as Arroz con Pollo (chicken and rice), tacos, with toppings like cheese and sour cream, on nachos, etc. 

  This recipe is great because you can vary the taste depending on the salsa use. Green Salsa, Black Bean Salsa, Raspberry Chipotle, etc.   You could use instead of salsa, a can or two of Rotel.

Sadly I didn't have time to make beans, so we used Refried beans from our food storage.  

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year, New Start

Let's all take a breath and relax a minute.  Holiday madness is over, the rush to finish gifts is done, and now it's time to start over.

With the new year, and resolutions, we have the chance to start again.

So here's to a new year -
may we all make resolutions we can keep
may we all craft more, love more, and have more gratitude.

And just because we all need something fun to do....check this out.

Join me on the Block Lotto Blog

I just joined it, and finished washing fabric, so off to piece a block or two today. :D