Friday, December 28, 2012
These are one of those products that you say - why didn't I think of that?!
I always put socks on with my tights- it makes my boots more comfy and keeps my toes toasty. Well some smart cookies must do the same thing because they invented a tight that has a sock attached!
The pics above are from the main boot tight website http://www.bootights.com/
As soon as I saw these I needed to try some. I picked up a pair at yellow Boutique in Saratoga http://shopyellowboutique.com/ - I sell my jewelry there and am a frequent shopper.
They are true to size and were super comfy all day (Christmas Eve to boot *pun intended*). The socks wicked away moisture without getting gross. And they haven't been washed multiple times yet but I had no rolling of the top or discomfort all day.
I'm psyched and plan on picking up more!
Have you found any great fashion inventions lately?
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It will come as no suprise that handmade gifts are my favorite and my son received a very special one this year.
My grandfather made each of his grandchildren a toy chest with their name on it for their first Christmas. And this year Jackson received his.
Monday, November 12, 2012
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup skim milk
1 cup chunky peanut butter
1/3 cup Nutella
1/3 cup flax seeds
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk. Let boil for 1 minute then add peanut butter, nutella, flax seeds, vanilla and oatmeal. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop mixture by the teaspoonfuls, until cooled and hardened.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
These will be joining me in Troy in December as well! Would you like them in pairs, sets of four, or singles???
Sunday, September 30, 2012
What you need:
Non toxic white and black paint
Paint brush ( I used a sponge one to paint his feet and a regular but you can just use a regular one )
Extra person to help wrangle :)
One person holds your little muse the other Paints the bottom of their feet white.
Press the foot against the bucket ( heel at the top toes pointing down ).
Clean off those toes.
Paint Boo!! Next to the imprint.
Let it dry.
Paint eyes and a mouth on the imprint in black.
Let it dry.
Optional- tie a ribbon on the handle or fill with candy.
Monday, September 24, 2012
3/4 cup Nutella
1/2 cup Peanutbutter
½ cups Sugar
1 cup All-purpose Flour
Blend all ingedients together well. Drop onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until set.
Makes 1 dozen.
These were adapted from a recipe found on the Tasty Kitchen website :
Not to shabby for a quick cookie, they need a bit more tweaking . Suggestions?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1 can crm of mushroom soup
1lb ground beef
1 can pinto beans (omit beef and do 2 cans beans for vegetarians or cheaper dinner)
1 can of mushrooms
1/2 small bag frozen corn
Small white onion chopped
4oz shredded cheddar cheese
2 cloves garlic chopped
9x12 pan greased
Oven at 450 - brown meat- season with italian and adobe seasonings, sweat onion and garlic in pan at end of browning( doesn't need to cook through).
Put meat mix in pan with soup, beans, and mushrooms - mix.
Top with tater tots, sprinkle with garlic powder, and the cheese.
Bake 25 minutes and enjoy!!!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
If you missed the boat like me jump on to Instagram- super fun photo effects for your pics, add them to ones as you snap or pics you have. Like this pic :)
Song Pop- challenge your friends music knowledge. Also links you to iTunes if you want to buy the songs that played...smart move.
What is keeping your fingers busy?
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Do things a bit simpler?
A friend of mine is doing just that. If you want to follow her journey check out her blog- http://homesteadingiswheretheheartis.blogspot.com/
I'm not sure if I'm ready to completely jump ship and go back to the basics but I know Shannon will be inspiring me to look twice at quite a few things in my day to day. I hope she can do the same for you!
Do you follow any inspirational blogs?
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Changed my world and perspective! It is a simple ap to use and it automatically transfers the funds into my accounts the next business day. I've used it at all of my shows this summer and (knock on wood) haven't had an issue yet! I wish I would have taken the plunge earlier. If you are a small business I HIGHLY recommend this new partner :)
How about you? Do you use the square? Maybe another equally awesome piece of technology?
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Here is my step in the right direction... feather hair clips. But I didn't want to just glue feathers on to clips, so I use fly tieing methods to bind them together for a longer lasting snazzier piece.
Thanks Dad! I remebered how to do it (but, I may have forgotten how to change a tire, let's have a refresher on that lesson :0) )
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Miss you Big Easy- I'll be back soon, promise!
Capow - A copy of it now hangs in my kitchen )
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
How was your Valentine's Day? Hopefully everyone got to see someone they loved (furry faces count too!).
Thursday, January 19, 2012
10 pieces of wheat bread torn in half
This pregnant lady loves french toast right now. I first had this bake at a bridal shower and fell in love. Here is the original Paula Deen recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/baked-french-toast-casserole-with-maple-syrup-recipe2/index.html
And here is my version - next time I think I'll swap butter for margarine and a couple eggs for egg whites. Both the original and my tweak version are super yummy! If you can think of anymore calorie savers I'm all ears!!
Arrange slices of bread in a non stick sprayed small casserole dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Prep praline topping- Chunk butter over bread (with egg mix poured on). Mix dry ingredients and sprinkle over the entire dish.
The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Cover with foil or cover and refrigerate overnight.
Bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup if desired
Saturday, January 7, 2012
-Peel and cut sweet potatoes
-Microwave for 5 minutes
-Bring an oven with a baking stone in it up to 375
-Place potatoes on stone
-Drizzle with olive oil
-Sprinkle with paprika, adobo, and kosher salt
-Bake 20 minutes and flip
-Bake 20 more
I served my portion with light cottage cheese ( with pepper ) - what a great light lunch!