Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday...What's for Dinner???

I haven't been doing my weekly menu plans. So, here is hoping I stick to it.

Monday: Homemade Kaiser Rolls (new recipe) and Pork Roast that was slow cooked all day and shredded. It was really good!
Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan
Wednesday: Tasty Tuna Burgers (new recipe)
Thursday: Bob Evans Pork Roast with Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Friday: Hot Dogs and Mac N Cheese
Saturday: Soft Tacos
Sunday: Meatball Subs on Homemade Sub Rolls

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Love Sunday's and Picture's From Washington

Big Kid and his cousin that is 2 wks older playing on driftwood at Port Townsend, Washington.

Visiting my dad's friends camping at the base of Mt. Adam's. So, beautiful!

Joe is out playing basesball today. Forecast is calling for 86 and sunny. Can't beat that. The boys are playing with their cars in the other room. I need to go pick up my Sunday Papers and plot my attack for the week on I have been working on my blog. I can be such a perfectionist. I had a bunch of wording in my header and it was too busy. This one is a tad too dark with the background. I have spent hours in Paint trying to make one! This one will do for now. It's us on the beach in Washington at sunset. I love that picture. We had went home to visit my family. I am a transplant from Washington State. Now living in Ohio. Bit, of culture shock 6 1/2 yrs ago. But, both have great places to go. I must admit I don't miss the cloudy wet days in Washington. But, I do miss seeing Mt. Rainier when I walked outside, the ocean, apple orchards, the waterfront, and my family of course. Just got done reading Family Fun Magazine. Love that magazine for getting ideas for the kids. Hope you have a great Sunday with your family!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Ice Cream Cupcakes Anyone???

Aren't these adorable?

My sons birthday falls on April Fool's Day. Go figure ;) Will always be fun. So, I decided to make something extra special and in theme with the day for his birthday party at Chuck E Cheese. Best part no drips ;)

Everyone at his party loved them! Only dilemma I had was how to transport them??? Then I thought about all the containers I had and the cookie tin came to mind. So, I popped them all in little plastic cups and into the tin. It was easy to get them to the party. I stuck toothpicks in the sides and used plastic wrap over the top. They were so tightly fit it worked great!

Recipe from Betty Crocker Site:

Ice Cream Cone Cakes

A creative twist on the traditional birthday cake. Kids will love eating their cake in a cone instead of on a plate!

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 1 hour 20 min
Makes: 24 cone cakes

1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® party rainbow chip cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box

24 flat-bottom ice cream cones

1 to 2 containers Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill each cup 2/3 full of batter (1 heaping tablespoon each). Place ice cream cone upside down on batter in each cup.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean (cones may tilt on batter). Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove paper baking cups. Generously frost cake with frosting, and decorate as desired. Store loosely covered.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Follow High Altitude directions on cake mix box. Fill cones about 1/2 full to make 36 to 40 cones. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
After frosting, enjoy a downpour! Sprinkle frosted cone cakes with any of the following: breakfast cereal, animal crackers, dried fruit, candy sprinkles, crushed hard candies, graham cracker crumbs, granola, mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts.

My tips: They will all be crooked!!!! LOL Once cooled I took a knife and shaped them into ice cream scoop shape (easy). Frosted and added sprinkles. Cute idea I thought of was to take a lifesaver and put a candle in it for the birthday child!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wristlet Style Key Fobs (Keychains) Just in Time For Warm Weather

So, I have become slightly obsessed with making these Key Fobs. I love them! I have about 60 made right now! I just counted. That's pretty crazy. I think the problem is I find fabrics at a local fabric shop and pick them specifically for the key fobs. I have a little problem with buying fabric. They're all so yummy. You can find more details about my Wristlet Key Fobs here. Like the dimensions etc. I was selling them on a favorite website of mine and one lady commented that they are perfect for all of the upcoming Spring and Summer activities. Like going to amusement parks, water parks, and anywhere where you needs your hands free for other things. I love these since I have a little one in my arms constantly. I find myself forgetting it's even on my So, here is my Spring and Summer Collection. Sure to be a favorite in there for many of you. Keep in mind if I have multiples of one Wristlet Key Fob that the placement of the fabric may change. But it will be the same fabric!

**2 Sold (3 more available)**1a.) Retro Flowers on Brown - Brown Interior (3)

2a.) Silly Monkeys - Brown Interior (3)

3a.) Classy Black & White Scroll - Black Interior (3)

4a.) Pink Whimsical Love - Orange Interior (3)

**1 Sold (3 more available)**5a.) Lime Whimsical Love - Same on Interior (3)

6a.) Chocolate & Pink Flower - Brown interior (Sold)

7a.) Flower Power - Orange Interior (1)

8a.) Purple Paisley - Same on Interior (2)

9a.) Glamorous Pink & Chocolate - Brown Interior (1)

10a.) Glamorous Pink & Chocolate - Brown Interior (1)

11a.) Pink & Chocolate Disco Dot - Brown Interior (1)

12a.) Pink & Chocolate Disco Dot - Brown Interior (1)

1b.) Retro Flowers - Mint Interior (1)

2b.) Retro Flowers - Mint Interior (1)

3b.) Blue Polka Dot - Blue & White Plaid (1)

4b.) Blue Polka Dot- Blue & White Plaid (1)

5b.) Lime Daises - Blue & White Plaid (2)

6b.) Lime Daises - Blue & White Plaid (2)

7b.) Floral Paisley - Brown Interior (2)

8b.) Floral Paisley - brown Interior (2)

9b.) Pink Flowers on Brown - Brown Interior (2)

10b.) Pink Flowers on Brown - Brown Interior (2)

11b.) Diamond Scroll in Maroon - Brown Interior (3)

12b.) Diamond Scroll in Pink & Brown - Brown Interior (3)

13b.) Pink & Chocolate Lattice - Brown Interior (4)

14b.) Cherries - Red Plaid or Red Interior (4)

15b.) Pink Hampton's Stripe - Khaki Interior (last one)

...and my favorites!!!

16b.) Cherry Lemonade on Blue - Red Plaid Interior (4)

17b.) Cherry Lemonade on Green - Red Plaid Interior (3)

18b.) Pinky Red Paisley - Red Interior (3)

19b.) Grandma's Garden - White Interior (4)

20b.) Black & White Floral Paisley - Black Interior (5)

Special for $5.50 each plus shipping!!!

Normally $6.50

Email me at Shipping shouldn't be much 2 First Class were $1.85 so one would be around a $1.55 to ship. ~I can accept PayPal, Credit Cards, and Money Orders. Possibly willing to trade. I will update as they are sold. Custom orders pm me for fabric samples!

Custom Orders available $6.50 each.


Life has been crazy as usual. The boys both had birthday's. Can't believe little guy is already 1 year old. Big guy is already 5!!! Starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Crazy how fast they grow up. Fabric shopping as usual. Getting ready for the warm up in the weather too!


I have been working on some projects and ideas lately. First I am in the middle of sewing a new purse. It's a cute pleated purse. I need more mojo and time to finish it ;) Pictures to come. I'm also in the process of designing new Designer Grocery Bags. My little part to help keep the plastic bags from piling up in the landfills and keep you stylish at the grocery You won't want to forget them at home ;)

Hope all is well in your life. Look forward to reading your comments.