Monday, August 3, 2009

Fun Halloween Fabrics NO Tricks Just Treats


Happy Monday everyone!! Geesh is it August Already? I am holding onto Summer with all my might, aren't you? I'm not a cold weather person and for the most part, our summer has been awesome, not too hot.....And it's wonderful to have my boys home everyday too....only 2 more weeks before all the School stuff begins, the schedules, the homework, YIKES!!! I'm not ready, I'm not ready!! o.k. onto some fun stuff for today.....I know it's just well August but if you're thinking ahead, you may have already starting thinking about your Halloween crafting projects.....I have found these fabulous Alexander Henry jewels to share with you......OH they are fabulous!! Enjoy :-)




Which one is your favorite? Oh come on , you know the first one is really fun, huh?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Yummy Eclair Cake Recipe


Happy July everyone! Wow can you believe June is already gone and we are well into July? I think I blinked and school was out and I'm here! I love cool, yummy treats in the summer and this is one that I think you will love.....Not only is it delicious but oh my gosh, well it can't get much easier to make. It's also a fun treat to let your children help you make...I hope you enjoy it and are enjoying your summer:-)



INGREDIENTS


2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
3 cups milk
1 (16 ounce) package graham cracker squares
1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting


DIRECTIONS
In a medium bowl, thoroughly blend the pudding mix, whipped topping, and milk.
Arrange a single layer of graham cracker squares in the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan. Evenly spread half of the pudding mixture over the crackers. Top with another layer of crackers and the remaining pudding mixture. Top with a final layer of graham crackers.
Spread the frosting over the whole cake up to the edges of the pan. Cover, and chill at least 4 hours before serving.



FOOTNOTE
The frosting will be easier to spread if the cake is covered and chilled for about 30 minutes before spreading. You can also add nuts to the top too.



I have made this thousands of times and the recipes are available in almost any cookbook or online recipe site. This one I got from Allrecipes.com. If you want to check out the reviews and comments, here is the original recipe submitted Eclair Cake.


Enjoy and let me know if you have made this too!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Gorgeous Treasury and Another Giveaway







Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you are having a terrific week....We are hot hot hot here and yes my wonderful Texas Friends, we are heat wimps here......Yes we are......I know......but for us it's been very very hot......Whoops, my keyboard just melted, yes it's HOT!



I am featured in such a lovely treasury right now that I wanted to share. Please give it some clickety clickin love.....Such a wonderful color, this treasury was created by Beadsbyevelyn...Evelyn has such a gorgeous shop full of amazing jewelry.....And right now on her wonderful blog, she also has a GIVEAWAY! Yessa Baby and WE love love love Giveaways which I never ever ever win but still love them:-) O.k. the heat has got me whining....So jump over to http://beadsbyevelyn.blogspot.com/2009/06/1500-gift-certificate.html too if you have a minute and enter that too.......Have a great day my friends and where ever you are I hope you are staying cool:-) I'M NOT!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Back with a Gorgeous Fabric Find Giveaway news YAY


Good Wednesday morning everyone!! Oh my gosh, I can't believe it is already June 17th......The summer is already flying by, isn't it? I have missed all of you sew much and forgive me for being totally MISSING for the past month.....And thank you sew much to several wonderful friends who have awards for me on their blogs.....I will be there soon to claim my award and thank you thank you thank you! I'm thrilled and excited that you thought of my little bloggedy blog for those honors......

Okay on to my latest Fabric find and this one is too Gorgeous......Brand new from Erin McMorris for Freespirit fabrics......Do they not have the most wonderful designers or what? This collection is called Wildwood and you will see how spectacular it really is....The colors are fun and bright and perfect for your summer projects......I have made some Keylettes™ for my shop in them and I love the way they turned out. If you get a minute, take a peek........SewMuchDetail Wildwood.

Now some really excited news! Trina over at Fabulously Frugalicious is hosting a giveway for 2 of my Keylettes™! Yes 2 one for yourself and one for sharing! The Giveaway ends this Sunday sew hurry hurry today, now, right this minute........well you get the picture.....:-) And Good luck too! Trina has a wonderful blog so check it out and follow her too. You will sew enjoy her updates...Here's the link:



All for now my bloggedy blog friends....Will be back soon with my awards and such! YAY!!!!!!!!










Which is your favorite? I love the top and bottom, they are called Sophie's Garden......


Friday, May 22, 2009

Fun Flamingos!

From BeadsbyEvelyn, isn't this Gorgeous?
Happy Friday everyone! Wow can you believe it's already Memorial Day weekend? I can't, May has just flown by for me......only 11 more days of school here too......I can't wait for my Boys to be at home and us to enjoy our summer fun......I admit that I love Flamingos! I love the color, love their charm......So I found some really wonderful Etsy treasures.....I hope you enjoy them too...Have a blessed and happy weekend everyone!

From StrokesOfBrilliance, aren't these adorable?

How beautiful is this photograph from GypsyPeach? Love it!

Friday, May 8, 2009

I'm Back with a Gorgeous Fabric Find More Paganelli




Happy Friday everyone!! Gosh I have missed you all but have been sew very busy....I'm afraid my little ole bloggidy Blog was very neglected.......Well I'm back and just had to share this pretty fabric find with you. Jennifer Paganelli again! She has become one of my favorite designers and also has a wonderful blog......Check it out if you get a minute.....I have put quite a few of the pictures because there are so many pretty designs in this collection. Also a shameless self-promotion as I also included 2 Keylettes™ that I made out of these beautiful designs. If you want to see more, please visit my Heather Bailey/Paganelli section in my shop. I would love that! Have a fabulous weekend everyone!























Which is your favorite fabric that I've shown? I love the first 2 sew much but honestly they are all just too gorgeous!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Etsy DAY YAY!


Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous week and are looking forward to an exciting weekend......I have been so busy this week and my blog has been neglected but I just had to give a Shout out today in celebration of our first ever Etsy day....How cool is that? So.......SHOUT About Etsy(rhymes with Betsy) to everyone you know......Friends, relatives, people waiting in line at the supermarket.......EVERYONE!! I am always amazed at all the wonderful shops and work on Etsy and I always shop on Etsy for my gifts and supplies now....The quality is amazing and I know I'm helping someone like me who is working hard to make something special for us to love and to enjoy......I love that! Etsy Etsy Etsy Etsy!!


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Have a wonderful weekend everyone and if you haven't yet, Join Etsy today and enjoy finding thousands of pretties all in one place, made with LOVE! It's also a great place to create your own personal gift registry by adding anything you like to your favorites...Family and friends will always have a nice shopping list, right?

To sign up, just start here:


New Buyer Registration

Many thanks to schugirl for all of her work on our first annual Etsy DAY!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks Fabric



Happy Friday to everyone.....Hope you are enjoying some fabulous spring weather like we are today and I will be in the middle of it later this afternoon with my sons! I can't believe how fast this spring break has flown by for them and need at least another week! But it will be back to school on Monday for them......Here's my newest Fabric find to share with you from the talented, Anna Maria Horner......It's called Good Folks and here is the description of this beautiful line:

"Anna integratesfolk art florals and forms with bold colors to provide a collection of vintage fabrics with a modern twist. Pick up on the Mediterranean vibe with the intense Byzantine palette of peony, plum, and pomegranate. Add the tranquil mood of the Adriatic palette consisting of sea, citrus, and sun."



I have used Anna's fabrics before in my designs and the quality is some of the best I've ever used. More like Drapery fabric and the colors are incredible........I hope you enjoy this Find! Oh and stop by Anna's blog too......







Which one is your favorite? The first and second are mine....Also speaking of fabric, if you know of anyone who loves Cottage or Shabby Chic fabrics, please have them visit my fabric destash on Ebay right now, just click on the little owl on the right of my blog....Have a blessed and happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yummy Dessert Grape Salad


Happy Wednesday everyone......Wow I can't believe it's already the midweek.....My Sons are on spring break this week and I know it's flying by for them. Well at least summer is in their sights now........Hope you're having a wonderful week and some springlike weather...Ours had been a bit dreary but pretty Sunshine is back today.....

With warmer weather in mind, I thought I would share this oh so yummy Grape Salad recipe. Yes it says Salad but it's more of a covered dish supper or cookout dessert recipe. You can mix the grapes you use too, whatever you find yummy at your market....I love Aldi's grapes by King Fresh if you have one nearby. They are always delicious and so reasonably priced. Enjoy!


Ingredients

8 cups Grapes

8 ounces Sour Cream

8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 cup Chopped Pecans

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar


Directions

De-stem and wash grapes. Mix Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, and Sugar together until smooth. Add the grapes. Then sprinkle Pecans and Brown Sugar on top!


You can also make this with low fat cream cheese and sour cream too. Some recipes also add a touch of vanilla. Pretty in a glass bowl and done in layers.


Monday, April 13, 2009

I Was on the Etsy Front Page YAY!


Happy Monday all my blogger friends....Hope you had a fabulous Easter Weekend...We sure did and our weather was just spectacular........I hope you enjoyed some Family and friend time too....I was checking to see if I was in a treasury this morning, which I didn't yesterday.......Well much to my surprise and complete delight........I was not only in a beautiful treasury but it made it to the Front Page at 5:00 this morning.......YAY!!!!!!!! I missed it though but just discovered this wonderful site that has all of the front pagers in one place...


www.craftcult.com.


The creator of this treasury also has a wonderful shop sew please visit her as well....Kodomo....She has adorable plushies..Thanks sew much to her for including me.


Have a wonderful day everyone! Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, April 12, 2009

HE IS RISEN! PRAISE BE TO GOD!


Hope you all are having a truly blessed Easter Day and Celebration! He IS RISEN!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Pretty Easter Centerpieces!

I think this is sew gorgeous! My home is mostly yellow sew this would be perfect! Love it!
If you're in charge of Easter Dinner this year, no doubt tomorrow you'll be putting together a pretty centerpiece for your buffet or table......I found these on MarthaStewart.com and couldn't resist sharing some with you. I was actually looking for a recipe but these were just too pretty to pass up......Some are easy peasy and some a bit more challenging but all are festive and perfect for your Easter celebration....Just Click on the pictures to go to her detailed directions....Enjoy!

I really love this one! I adore candles and I love how natural and festive this is.....easy too!

I love this one! Pretty African Violets in a basket tied with a pretty grosgrain bow.....My Grandma always had the prettiest violets!
This one is sew pretty but the bird's nest is a bit more complicated to make.....
Very easy but very pretty.......whatever pretty flowers that you have or find in your market are arranged in a pretty Glass Compote! Very pretty!
These are hollowed-out egg shells for a very natural arrangement... Which is your favorite? Do you have a great simple idea for a centerpiece? Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Weekend!