Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Money Cuffs

I made something.

Yes.  I know that I make alot of things.  But when it comes to sewing, I am not a seamstress.  So when I'm able to follow a pattern/tutorial & have it come out {like it's suppose too}, then that makes me happy.

During the Celebrate the Boy over at MADE, there was a tutorial/guest blog post from Christie @ A Lemon Squeezy Home.  I knew that I wanted to make one for each of my boys, & I had some fun skull fabric leftover to do it with.
The tutorial was very easy to follow {obviously since I was able to make it}
I chose some very good velcro....that money ain't going anywhere :)

My boys love them!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Weekly Winners March 20-26

{All pictures taken with my Canon Rebel xsi}

My baby boy giving me a kiss...I love his kisses :)
My cute baby boy :)
I discovered that Spring was on her way!

Me being "Creatively Crafty".

And although I didn't "push" the button on the camera, I do take credit for setting the camera up & then editing the picture later :)  I just had to add this picture because it was an important event to our family this week.  My oldest son {he's 5 1/2} & I ran a 5k for his school to raise money.  It was an awesome time.
Another great picture to remind me how much my family supports & helps me out when I need it :)
Go check out more lovely entries here:


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weekly Winners March 13-19

I am 28!

I am Young!

I am Fabulous!

I love my birthdays, and this one was no exception.

Me & my extremely tall drink {from the Olive Garden}.
I was on tv for like two seconds...
The first time my daughter was able to go outside {since she started walking}; she was very insistent that she be able to go play with her brothers.

I somehow missed to post this earlier this week...oh well :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Let's Hear it For the Boys!!

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

When I saw that Cheri over at I Am Momma, Hear Me Roar was doing a boys shirt contest, I thought, "Why not".

I had gotten a couple of t-shirts on clearance from Old Navy & thought that I would spruce them up a bit.  My first idea was to make a hood & attach it too the shirt {in the pirate pattern}.  I cut out the hoodie part & sewed it together, but when I attached it too the shirt, it didn't work.  I tried it another way, and again it didn't work.  That's when I realized that my hard-sewn hoodie was not going to grace this pirate shirt.

I thought to add more flair to the shirt, I would sew on some red floss over the mouth & then puff paint the eyes & nose.

This is the finished product:

It might not come close to winning a prize, but it won over my boy!!  He loves it!


Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge: Sun Flare

Back when the grass was green,
The flowers were in bloom,
And my kids could play outside without a coat on........

We're almost to that point again.

Go check out the other entries in this week's challenge




Sounds like a dog breed doesn't it???

My lovely husband came up with the name to our cookie.  I didn't know what to call it & he help out in the thinking process.

My sister discovered this lovely bakery in downtown SLC.  They make delicious gourmet cookies.  The cookie for this month is called the Lucy; the minute the owner described the cookie on Facebook, I knew that I needed to try it.  My sista was kind enough to bring me home one & I savored it.  Ever since then, I've been wanting to try out my own version.

That cookie has come to fruition.

I wanted to make sure that my cookie dough tasted...I mean, tasted like limes.  I knew that I would need more than lime zest & lime juice to get me that flavor, and it was my husbands suggestion that I use a can of limeade (because of it's concentrated lime flavor).

With this cookie dough base, I decided to use my Mom's snickerdoodle recipe, hoping for a flavorful, light cookie.

My wish was answered.
Oh my....I could have eaten the whole pan.  My 15 month old daughter could have eaten the whole pan.  And to make it even better, I made up some lime curd & plopped it on top {it's really green because I thought it would go along with St. Patricks Day this week-it's just some extra food dye}.

It's tangy, it's sweet, it's delicious.

Would you like the recipe??
I made up a printable one that you can grab here.


I'm linking up to these places this week:
Mouthwatering Mondays

Weekly Winners March 6-12

{All photos taken with my Canon Rebel XSi}

Yay!!!  Spring came to us this week in the top of Utah.  We made it up to the fifties & it was glorious.  I even pulled out the flip-flops.

We started out our week with a birthday {my lovely sister} & spent the week outside as much as we could. 

I didn't take alot of pictures, but I think I got some good ones ;)

-This picture ties as one of my favortite ones for the week-
-holy're how old????-
-this is my other favorite-
-I was a very kind sista & made my delectable Carrot Cake {fat-free too}
-if there's a camera....they will come :)
-My cutie-pa-tootie
-Trying out the Monkey bars at the playgroud-
-heading home-

Go check out everyone else's entries :)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Weekly Winners Feb 27th-March 5th

Oh Gosh...Chocolate!
 Sharing the Cookies
I *heart* Apples
Bringing the Noise
One tired boy
Changing my look
Being creative

Thanks for looking at my weekly winners.  Go check out everyone elses!