Friday, November 28, 2008

Award Winning Toys

Are you finished shopping yet? I'm not, still have some special toys to buy for my boys. I always love the wonderful guides that are on the internet now.....They are most helpful as some feature reviews from parents and even older kids who have played with the toy......All of the toys I have featured today have won awards from the Toy Industry Association for 2008. Maybe some will find their way on your Santa List this year! All the write-ups are quotes from the website featuring these award winners!
Toy of the Year Air Hogs Havoc Heli Laser Battle (Spin Master, Ltd.)
"Not just for kids, the Air Hogs Havoc Heli Lasers ($130) packs twin
driveprops, dual top rotors, and six way directional control into the smallestradio-controlled helicopters in the world. These helis even make the sounds of battling helicopters. Made for two players, each gets a dual-toggle, single throttle wireless control for his heli. Battles made to be fought indoors; just perfect for heli couch potatoes!



Most Innovative and most Educational Toy of the Year!

Yes, you read it right: the Smart Cycle won both Educational Toy of the
Year and Most Innovative Toy of the Year!Why not? Kids love to be active and
love to watch videos and play arcade games. So Fisher Price combined all three
in this stationary bike that hooks up to your TV. For 3 to 6 year-olds, this Smart Cycle also sneaks in a bit of schooling, teaching abc's, numbers, spelling, problem solving, and other pre-school skills. Motor coordination is supported through the use of directional movement of the bike handles and the joy stick; and the bike's speed controls how fast the lessons are played. Smart Cycle is available for about $100. Also, you can now buy many of your child's favorite toy and story characters in Smart Cycle software format, such as Dora , Sponge Bob , Dino , Elmo , HotWheels, and even Barbie !


Electronic Entertainment Toy of the year, Power Tour Electric Guitar (Tiger Electronics)

This Gibson-branded "toy" guitar is more than a mime-along, although that's fun
for all of us rockers. The
Power Tour Electric Guitar offers a really fun learning strategy for the young rocker who, by following the lights on the frets can learn the basic chords of 12 pre-loaded songs while they are playing. The accompanying DVD teaches strumming, fingering, chording, and other tricks of the trade. An MP3 player can be hooked up to the guitar so you can play along with the music of your choice. This toy has a very high customer rating as a learning device for young people and their parents! Available in black , white , and yes... pink from $30 - $60 at Amazon.com. The Power Tour Amp is sold separately for $44.99.
This is the winner of the Game of the Year. Rubik's Revolution (Techno Source)


"If you're not busy or dizzy enough, you can try the challenge of this super
Rubik's Cube. Rubik's Revolution is on speed, electronically speaking, with
flashing lights going off like crazy that you either stamp out, light up,
memorize, or beat up your friends with... I'm exhausted even writing about it.
Six programmed games are more than enough to keep you busy until the next
generation of Rubik comes along. "

Are any of these on your Child's Santa List? Happy Friday and Happy Shopping:)


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie


Or that's what it claims on Eagle brand's website anyway:) I love baking pumpkin pie and have always used the Libby recipe......This year I am trying the Eagle brand which has a ton of rave reviews on Allrecipes.com. I pulled the recipe from Eagle Brand's website which also has several ideas for garnishes......Let me know if you have tried this one and what you thought!


Ingredients
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (about 2 cups)
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust

Instructions
Preheat oven to 425°F. Whisk pumpkin, EAGLE BRAND®, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Notes: Favorite Toppings Sour Cream Topping: In medium bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups sour cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. After pie has baked 30 minutes at 350ºF, spread evenly over top; bake 10 minutes.

Streusel Topping: In medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour; cut in 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter or margarine until crumbly. Stir in 1/4 cup chopped nuts. After pie has baked 30 minutes at 350ºF, sprinkle evenly over top; bake 10 minutes.

Chocolate Glaze: In small saucepan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon solid shortening. Drizzle or spread over top of baked pie.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pilgrims Pilgrims Pilgrims

Happy Tuesday everyone. Just a few more days until Thanksgiving and I bet you are really busy with last minute preparations or maybe traveling or getting ready to......Thanks for dropping by and I collect Pilgrims and have for many years. So I just had to see what pretty Pilgrim creations I could find on Etsy. I hope you enjoy these:)
Pretty Vintage card from grandmothersattic!
I love these too, from CountryAccentsandMor
Pretty towels from ourspecialangels

Pretty Wreath from GeminiWinds, I love this!

What is your favorite?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Pretty Thanksgiving Centerpieces

I always love creating pretty centerpieces for my table at the holidays......I love mixing old with new, fresh with maybe a little faux......who knows? anything goes:) I found all of these wonderful centerpieces courtesy Better Homes and Gardens website under Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces.....You may want to check it out as these are only a few of their ideas along with some much more elaborate ones as well.......Enjoy and thanks for stopping by my Blog:)

This is so simple but so striking to me. Pretty candle simply filled with yummy corn.....I love this!

I love this one too. A pretty basket is filled with lovely seasonable goodies you find in the produce section right now.......So charming!

I love this one, get a pretty basket and fill with seasonable goodies. My grocery stores has nice selections now of pretty pumpkins. Then tie a bow around the basket......very pretty!

This is very pretty and extremely easy. Lots of fall goodies are spray painted gold......Crystal really showcases them well.
I think this is such a classic look. The author recommends a dozen roses, snipped and decorated in your hands, then plopped into a pretty vase......Great way to use an interesting, vintage vase too!


Enjoy and let me know which is your favorite!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Candles Sew Pretty!

Happy Friday everyone!! Has this week simply flown by or what? I have been sew busy as I'm sure all of you are but never to busy to find Etsy goodies to share......I love love love candles sew much.....They instantly add so much warmth to any Holiday gathering........And all of these fantastic scents now, oh so wonderful.......I hope you enjoy all of these and please give these Etsy shops some clickety clickin love today! Any of these would make a great hostess gift too:)
From blisscandles, look at this yummy Carrot Cake Candle!!
From Berdandbee, look at this adorable Pumpkin candle, what a perfect addition to your centerpiece!
From creativerooms, what a charming Candle!! It has mulled cider scent.........:)

I love the colors and the scent of this pretty candle! From purplesuncandles

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yummy Pumpkin Roll Recipe From Libby's


Wow doesn't this look so yummy? My Mom made one of these pumpkin rolls last year and it was so yummy.....I am thinking about trying one this year. I think she used a pampered chef recipe but I can't find it......But I did search recipe.com and this one has 5 stars and lots of helpful tips on rolling and unrolling which really intimidates me. But isn't the presentation of this just gorgeous? What yummy treats are you going to make this year.....Can you believe we are only a week away from Thanksgiving? Wow didn't my boys just start school? Where is the time flying by to? Have a great Thursday everyone and please if you have made a roll, any hints or tips are more than welcome!! :)


I took the photo and the recipe from the Nestle baking website.....


Libby's Pumpkin Roll


Ingredients:

CAKE
1/4 cup powdered sugar (to sprinkle on towel)
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


FILLING
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)


Directions:FOR CAKE:PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease 15 x 10-inch jelly-roll pan; line with wax paper. Grease and flour paper. Sprinkle a thin, cotton kitchen towel with powdered sugar. COMBINE flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt in small bowl. Beat eggs and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until thick. Beat in pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Sprinkle with nuts. BAKE for 13 to 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched. (If using a dark-colored pan, begin checking for doneness at 11 minutes.) Immediately loosen and turn cake onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off paper. Roll up cake and towel together, starting with narrow end. Cool on wire rack. FOR FILLING:BEAT cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, butter and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Carefully unroll cake. Spread cream cheese mixture over cake. Reroll cake. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least one hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving, if desired. COOKING TIP:Be sure to put enough powdered sugar on the towel when rolling up the cake so it will not stick.


Also Nestle's has a step by step video on their website for this recipe. I will surely be visiting that!


Now for some more helpful hints, allrecipes.com has the recipe too. The first reviewer suggested using wax paper instead of the towel.....But if you have time, there are many different reviews and suggestions....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pretty Vintage Turkey Platters

Happy Wednesday everyone......Wow is this week flying by? It is for me.......If you are making your own special Thanksgiving dinner next week, you may be searching for just the perfect Turkey platter....I always love to have some vintage pieces to my very eclectic table.....I think a pretty Vintage Turkey platter would be perfect......Here are some wonderful ones I found on Etsy.......Clicketee Click and maybe one may find it's way to your Thanksgiving Feast!
From TheLovelys, this is sew pretty, it's actually enamelware!
From paperandoldlace, I really love this one too!

From LittleGreenSquirrel, what a beautiful platter!Have a great day everyone and please stop by again very soon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

You're a Turkey, No you are! No you are!!

Yep, that's pretty much a typical conversation between my boys at any given time! Brothers, huh? Well here are some Turkeys to Clicketee Click and enjoy. I love all of them sew much. Any would make adorable hostess gifts or just treat yourself to a Turkey treat:) Have a happy and blessed Tuesday everyone and thanks for dropping by!
From Simplysentimental, I love this card sew much. Sydnei is sew creative, isn't she?
From Sunburstoutdoordecor, look at this pretty sign!

What a terrific little hostess gift from jeanniesjewelrybox!


From windflower, I love this pretty suncatcher!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Go Ahead Let him Tie One On

From toybreaker, just one of many gorgeous ties they feature in their Etsy shop!
Happy Monday everyone! I love Men's ties, I always have.......Like fabric, they feature sew many pretty designs, fun prints, gorgeous colors. And sometimes when men have to dress so conservatively, well it's the only way they can breakthrough and show some of their own personality....I searched on Etsy and as you will see below, I have found some stunning works of art that would be perfect for that special guy on your list for Christmas......Take a look and tell me what you think:)


These beauties are made entirely from scratch by jesswitaj, wow!



From morgansilk.......Beautiful handpainting




This gorgeous handpainted tie is from amysfunkyfibers!
Thanks for stopping by today, please give each of these shops some Clicketee love and shop till you drop:)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Pretty Fabric Find Feathered Friends


Happy Sunday everyone........gosh I hope you are enjoying your day and I'm so happy that you dropped by to see what was going on here:) This is a gorgeous fabric I found in my Hancocks of Paducah fabric catalog and if you don't have one, just click here to get yourself one.......They are just sew delightful to sit and enjoy all the pretty new fabrics as well as some timeless treasures.....This collection I have featured today is called Feathered Friends by Wendy Slotbloom........Oh my goodness, it is sew pretty to me......I am really into bird prints lately and the colors in this one are just sew commanding to me.......I especially adore the Red Green Feathered Print above.....This fabric is from In the Beginning Fabric company and is printed in Japan.....Simply stunning to me.....I hope you enjoy it too!







Feathered Friends can be found in the following Etsy Stores:

pinkpolkadotstudio
uberstitch

Friday, November 14, 2008

Pretty Treasury! Shocking Stripes

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are enjoying a great day.....

I love finding that little gold star sew much on our Etsy treasuries. When I saw this one, I was thrilled and I really loved the name Shocking Stripes. It was created by miamiamia and I am sew grateful that she included my Fob, there it is, last on the right in the middle, yea!!! Thank you miamiamia! Please give it some clicketee click love:)







Want to order one for yourself or someone special on your Holiday list? This fob is one of my favorites and also one of my best sellers because of it's classic appeal.


Order Me


I would love to make one for you today!


Have a great Weekend everyone, enjoy your life and thanks for stopping by:)



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pretty Chrysanthemum Ring Terrific Etsy Find


Happy Friday Eve everyone......Gosh this week is flying by, right.......I couldn't wait to share these gorgeous new rings from Beadsbyevelyn from Etsy.com. Are they just the most wonderful creations.........and they are only $8.50 so what a perfect stocking stuffer, teacher gift or heck what about just treating yourself to 1 or say 4!!! YEA!!!!!!!!!


Here is Evelyn's listing write-up......And please tell her that you found her on my blog.....Click here to order



Great adjustable rings in Antique Copper, Antique Bronze, or Antique Silver plate with your choice of beautiful acrylic Flowers.You can choose whether you would like the ring base to be Antique Copper, Antique Bronze, or Antique Silver. Then you can choose your Flower color. The choices are Turquoise, Orange, Coral, Pink, Burgandy, Green, or Navy. The flowers measure a little over 1/2 inch across.



Look how pretty this color is? Tres Chic!

The colors are all sew pretty! I think the Pink is my favorite :)






Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tea For Two?

Good morning everyone!! I hope you are enjoying a happy, blessed day having fun, working, creating! My post today is near and dear to my heart because I collect Teapots and have since I was Five years old......I love them sew much, they are everywhere in my house.....I am excited to share these wonderful Etsy finds with you because together they would make a charming Tea Gift Basket for someone special on your Christmas list this year......So clickety clickety and maybe do some shopping:) Have a blessed day and please visit me again!
Look at this charming teapot from EstherCoombs!


I love this Tea Cup sew much from littleflowerdesigns..........:)


Doesn't this Chocolate and Roses Tea look yummy from TeaForAllReasons?



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you Veterans Everywhere!


Thank you to all of our wonderful Veterans across this great nation who serve or have served to keep us safe and protect our freedoms. We honor and salute you......this is your day!
I did a little research on Military Charities just in case you are thinking about that with Thanksgiving coming up and sharing our blessings with others......
Here are 11 4 star rated Military Charitable organizations according to Charity Navigator.com which is a really neat site I just found. It provides ratings and detailed information about tons of charities.....Each of these charities is also linked to it's website so if you have an interest you can read more about what they do.....













Charity Navigator also provides links to websites and so much more information.


God Bless our Troops and please pray for them every day!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Wine finds under $20


Happy Monday everyone! With Thanksgiving entertaining or traveling this season, you may be considering a bottle of wine. But unless you have a quaint little wine shop, you are left with Grocery store shelves and lots of confusion especially if you want to venture into a new wine.....It's fun to shop now, buy 2 and sample a few just to see what you think.....I just got my November/December issue of Cottage Living Magazine....on the cover was a teaser "20 Luxury Wines under $20.......Not only do they list the wines but also provides tasting notes and what it pairs with.....Grab the magazine if you want to see the comprehensive list but I thought it would be fun to share the $10 and under sew here goes:


White wines
Yarden 2006 Mount Herman White $10 From a blend of Chardonnay and other grapes grown in the volcanic soil of Israel's Golan Heights area, this kosher bargain is full of tropical and stone-fruit flavors.

I found this online for $10.39, to order click here.

Zonin Brut Prosecco Special Cuvee, NV, $10 This Italian sparkler is a festive way to start out an evening or take you into a meal. Floral and honey-scented, it's fresh and lively on the palate.

I found this online for $10.99, to order click here.


Red Wines

None of the red wines recommended were under $10 but here is one for $11.


Montes 2007 Classic Series Cabernet Sauvignon $11 Deep ruby in color, this Cab is all ripe blackberries with aromas of cinnamon, snapped saplings, and a hint of eucalyptus.

To buy this online click here It's only $9.99 at this shop.


Let me know what you think if you try any of these! Enjoy your Monday.......and thanks for visiting my blog.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Giveaways are Awesome!

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are enjoying a fun Saturday with family and friends.....Gosh the weather here is simply spectacular......Postcard Fall pretty! I love fall sew much, don't you?

Well I have very exciting news for you this day......Sydnei from Simplysentimentaltheblog, is doing a wonderful Saturday giveaway featuring my fobs!! There will be 2 different winners and each will receive a fob of their choice in my shop.........YEA!! So here is a great chance to get yourself a fob or someone else on your list this year for FREE!! Zero, Nada, Zilch dollars, now that's what I'm talking about:) Simply visit my shop, SewMuchDetail on Etsy, find your favorite item and then comment on it on Simplysentimental......Wow now that is easy, right? I am sew excited about this, giveaways are sew much fun! Oh but don't forget to leave a contact address for Sydnei......
If you haven't visited SimplySentimental, you are in for a treat. Sydnei has a gorgeous blog full of Esty finds, giveaways, and more. Make sure you sign up to follow it too......Sydnei is my blog mentor and has become a dear friend to me. Don't you love meeting such wonderful people and doing what you love to do too? She also have a fantastic Etsy shop, SimplySentimental, where you will find so many wonderful cards and tags. I have ordered her tags and they were absolutely adorable even cuter in person......Her attention to detail is fantastic.......
So don't wait, run over and enter, how fun! Have a happy weekend and thank you for stopping in today......

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Friday New in My Shop

Happy Friday everyone!! Yea!! What a historic week and here the weather has been sew delightful.......Pretty and fall like! Love it.......Here are a few of my new fobs I added this week....I hope you enjoy seeing them. Please visit my shop to see my entire collection of fobs. They make wonderful gifts for anyone.......Especially you:) SewMuchDetail
A pretty floral corduroy which will accessorize all those pretty sweaters!
Zebra anyone? I love this color combo!

A pretty Hot pink and light pink, Leopard print, ooh la la! SewMuchDetail

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fabric Find Moda Woodland Bloom

Happy Thursday everyone or as my boys and I call it, Friday Eve!! Yea!! I am totally addicted to fabric and have been for years........It's no secret, you can just look at my shop, I love the way it feels, the colors, the designs, the textures, everything!! I got my Hancock's of Paducah catalog this week, if you don't have one, please go to their website and order one. They are wonderful. Here is the link to order it! To order your catalog, just click here and fill out their simple form. It will take a few weeks to get but it's worth the wait, grab a cup of Tea or coffee, or wine and enjoy it! This is a wonderful new collection that I discovered in my new catalog and immediately fell in love with it......It's called Woodland Bloom by Lila Tueller for Moda fabrics. Here' s a little bio about her from Hancock's.

Lila Tueller, mother of seven, has a paint-your-own-pottery studio, designs vintage clothing patterns, and now designs fabrics. She explains on her blog, "the boring part of my life is that I still spend most of time doing dishes, laundry, driving my kids around, and all of that sort of 'mom' stuff."

She also has a gorgeous blog too http://lilatuellerdesigns.blogspot.com/ She also has some pretty patterns. I love the Peasant blouse one sew much! I hope you enjoy this too, maybe she is new to you like me but let me know what you think.....Thanks for visiting!