Sunday, March 17, 2013
So, we are moving to Oswego, Illinois. Our new house is 9.87 miles from my work- I am going from 110 miles a day to under 20! I cannot wait. This whirlwind of events has caused my projects and my blog to take a backseat. I promise I will resume shortly- in fact, I'm in the middle of a project for our new home and will share it once we're settled around the first week of April.
For now, I'd like to share one of my favorite meals from my childhood- porcupine meatballs with gravy. I recently started making these for my family. I forgot how delicious and budget-friendly this recipe is. With just a box of Rice-a-Roni, a pound of beef and an egg, you have a great dinner for the family. And if you have a young family like mine, you'll have plenty of left-overs. This pairs perfectly with my Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe.
Here is the recipe...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Here is a great Garlic Mashed Potato recipe your family will love!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Here is the recipe...
Monday, February 18, 2013
My girls are enamored with Hello Kitty. They want everything they see with this little feline on it. So, it was fitting that we did a Hello Kitty theme for Evelyn's second birthday party. Since we had her party at a jump house place, we didn't get to decorate- however, I did come up with plenty of ways to keep myself busy in the week before the party.
Here are the pics...I hope it helps inspire you for your own little Hello Kitty affair!
Sunday, February 17, 2013
My friends don't believe me, but I'm a very amateur seamstress. I don't know how to follow a commercial pattern, so blog tutorials are my saviors. There are so many blogs out there that detail almost any project in layman terms. With these tutorials, I don't need to figure out all the jargon on the pattern... I just cut my fabric and sew according to the pictures and easy directions. I think that once pattern companies figure this out, it will open a door to all of us amateur seamstresses to be able to really put together some fun projects.
I suppose my one redeeming quality is that once I do something one time, I usually figure out how I can change it to create what I want. This dress is basically my Valentine's Pillowcase Dress with sleeves. The best thing about this dress is that I already had the fabric cut out from the extra fabric squares I had from my cloth napkins from my sister's bridal shower.
Here is how I did it...
Thursday, February 14, 2013
We had Evelyn's second birthday party this weekend, so I've been very busy working on birthday things. We had her party at a jump house place, which should have made it an easy party...Not when I'm involved. I feel that I'm in competition with myself for every party I throw. I kept getting different ideas for the goodie bags and the cupcakes and thier outfits- are you exhausted thinking about it all? I certainly was.
Anyway, I made these simple, but delicious marshmallow pops for her goodie bags. These would be perfect for your Valentine!
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I love watching the Super Bowl- mainly for the commercials, but also for the food that comes with it. Whether we're at a big party or just with our friends, Emily & Jay, the food is always amazing. The timing is always bad, since it's right after all of us resolve to eat healthy and loose a few pounds, but what is one day of finger foods, dips and beer?- Hmmm...maybe that thinking is part of my problem of never completing my resolutions.
Here are a few of my favorite game day recipes that are sure to feed a hungry crowd!