Friday, January 01, 2010

Hello 2010!! and a sewing tutorial...

It's a new year....I can't believe the old one went so quickly.

I started the new year by uploading a new tutorial over on Missouri Star Quilt . Check it out!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Found a fabulous quilting blog...and a GIVEAWAY!!

I stumbled across Jackie's blog Canton Village Quilt Works while lurking on another blog. Jackie has about a kajillion photos of quilt market on her blog as well as great info about her trip. It looks like she had a wonderful time!! So slide on over to Canton Village and take a gander at what is up in the world of quilting....and sign up for not one but FIVE chances to win her fabulous blog candy....some yummy moda packs and other goodies.!!!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away....

Cause fall break is coming this week!! I need the rain to stop so that I can actually get my kids outside....We'll have to see how the week goes until they get out of school on Wednesday for break.

So this week I am re-using a meal that didn't get made last week for whatever reason...and throwing in a few new ones...

Monday: Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers and Potatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Yogurt Enchilada Bake

Wednesday: Country Fried Steak and Roasted Ranch Potatoes

Thursday: Skillet Tomato Beef Pasta

Friday: Salsa Chicken Fiesta

Friday, October 02, 2009

Check out "Eden" by Lila Tueller!!

It is the cutest pinks and greens and soft and cuddly looking. They look like they would make the perfect baby quilt...or bedding set. And if you want to get your hands on them...simply check her out HERE for your chance to get your hands on a jelly roll and a layer cake!!!! Maybe even a few extras thrown never know!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

It's that time again....and I"m going to stay on the ball. I have planned out the week's menu, but still have to come up with the food that I am providing for book club on friday night....that will eventually come to me...

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Monday: Baked Chicken Tenders and veggies

Tuesday: Gremolata Steak and Potatoes

Wednesday: Tex Mex Chicken and Rice

Thursday: Cornbread Chicken

Friday: Chicken Yogurt Enchilada Bake

Monday, September 21, 2009

Menu for week of 9/21/09

I started menu planning last spring as a way to save money. We eat out entirely too much, as was proven by our end of the year statement from our Visa. To cut down on that expense, I started scouring my cookbooks, the internet, and friends family recipes to find things that were easy to make and that my family would eat.

Over the summer I lapsed into the processed foods/eating out again. Bad mommy. But fall is here. School is in full swing. I am ready to get back on the wagon....the chuck wagon that is!!

I've never blogged about my meal plans before...but there is a wonderful site that has Menu Plan Mondays so I think I"ll start posting and link it up there for all my blogging friends who want to try out meal plans themselves.

Our plans are always M-F since we run around too much on weekends and that is when leftovers get eaten or we go out. I feel like if I plan meals for these days it will probably just throw my whole schedule off since we rarely see the inside of our house on weekends.I also have meals on Tuesday and Wednesday that require less work and/or cooktime since those are days that I teach *and* we have afterschool activities (soccer and choir) so we don't have as much time on those days for cooking.

My kids are very basic eaters - beef, chicken, pork. One eats shrimp, the other eats fish - but not both of them. They do like vegetables and fruits, so I have good luck and a large selection of which of those to make, so not using seafood and fish really isn't that big of a deal to me. is the menu for this week:

Monday: Roasted Chicken and veggies

Tuesday: BLT (Bacon, Leek, Tomato) Mac & Cheese

Wednesday: Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken and broccoli

Thursday: Skillet Beef & Potatoes

Friday: 1-2-3 Chicken

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Warm Fabric Fuzzies...

I have been frequenting a website for quilters and L*O*V*I*N*G it!! I know this is a total departure from my scrapbooking roots...but I'm smitten. I started quilting last spring and have really gotten into it. I'm learning a ton of new things and feel like I'm accomplishing something that will really be treasured by the people who I give them to.

The website is Missouri Star Quilt Company. They have forum, a blog, tutorials...and most importantly - a store!!! On the site every day there is a deal. It can be anything from a pattern to a jelly roll (this week is jelly roll week), to a layer anything really - but for a discounted price.!!

You should check it out....we love newbies....and say hi when you stop by!!!