Published: 05-16-2013 04:49am Posted In: Confessions of a Chocoholic
Just for fun....I wanted to share something the children and I made yesterday.We made some chocolate covered pretzels. They are really simple to make, and a yummy treat.You just need some chocolate chips and some pretzel sticks!An optional item that we chose to use was rainbow sprinkles:You also need some wax paper. I used aluminum foil since I didn't have any wax paper on hand.You put some chocolate chips in a bowl, the amount depends on how many pretzel sticks you want to cover with chocolate. I started with about a cup of chips. Ended up doing more of course. :) Microwave the chips just until the chips are starting to melt. I microwaved... » Read More
After seeming like she was never going to come, with snow falling on the first day of Spring......The signs of Spring are now all around us.The dafodils are blooming in our yard. The violets and dandilions are blooming too. Don't ever tell me dandilions are weeds!The snakes are coming out to sun them selves..Can you see this guy?Here he is after my daughter caught him: Another sign of spring is that the children and hubby are ready to go fishing again. Here is our youngest fishing this past Saturday:Of course, another sign of spring is babies being born. Here is a mommy goose sitting on her nest. We saw her at the pond on Saturday:And some little ... » Read More
Yesterday was St. Patricks Day, but there was no green around here! The color of the day was WHITE! Forget shamrocks and daffodils, we had SNOW! The children and I had fun playing in the snow. It was the perfect, wet snow. The kind you can roll across the yard and it rolls up like a carpet. I had fun making several giant rolls and rolling them down the orchard hill. Hey, who says you have to grow up!??!We built snow men. Here is one my 16 year old daughter built...Three of the children went in early because they got too cold. But the other three and I worked on a snow wall....Of course when we were all done we had some hot chocolate. We collecte... » Read More
A couple months ago withourhands of Front Porch Reviews http://www.frontporchreviews.com/ had a give away. The prize was 250 FREE business cards from UPrinting http://www.uprinting.com/. I entered the contest and WON!!! UPrinting sent me an e-mail a few days after the give away ended. I was able to order the business cards the way I wanted them. The treated the give away just like a sale. I uploaded my card design on their site. They sent me an e-mail proof to approve. A couple weeks later, and my cards were here!... » Read More
Published: 03-20-2012 04:45am Posted In: what's new
This is a free pattern for making a soda can cozy. I designed this pattern, and would like to share it with you......It's a very simple pattern. And the soda can cozies make a wonderful summer time gift! They are great for absorbing condensation. Keep your hands from getting wet as you drink your soda while you work. And keep your table or desk from getting that ring of water under the can. I used a size 'G-6" hook and Sugar and Cream Cotton yarn.Chain 2Row 1: 6 single crochet (SC) in 2nd chain from hook. DO NOT join. *When you start next row, mark your first stitch with a stitch marker, replacing marker as you work the first stitch of each ro... » Read More
Published: 03-02-2012 05:20am Posted In: what's new
Today I am showing off my 14 yeard old daughter's work. This girl is amazing!! She can do just about anything she wants to.
She loves drawing, especially animals.
She drew this picture of an eagle catching a fish with an autumn mountain sunrise in the back ground. She colored it with colored pencils:
She has gotten into cross stiching recently, and wanted to try doing a cross stitch from on of her drawings.
So, she used a tracing light table, and traced her picture onto cross stitch fabric.
She worked on this for hours. Tho to her, it's not work. She really enjoys it.
She did a beautiful job!
She has decided to ... » Read More
Hello, My name is Christie......and I am a.....LOVER OF CHOCOLATE!! I don't even try to keep it a secret. I blantantly eat chocolate in public....Right out in the open!! Of course you might find me hiding out with chocolate now and then when I don't want to share.....Somewhere where the children won't find me! One of my ALL TIME favorites is the Cadbury Creme Egg!These things are just...WOW! I remember when I had my first one....I was in 3rd grade. Went to a Christian School. All the grades were on the same campus...From preschool to Senior high. They held a competition to see who could find the most words out of "Happy Easter". This was a school ... » Read More
What to do with all those cereal and food boxes??
Well, here is one idea I came up with. I am in the Cardmakers of Artfire Guild. Each month our guild leader gives us a challenge. This month, December 2011, the challenge is "Somthing Old, Something New". We are free to apply that theme however we want in the making of our cards.
I saw this stack of boxes in the kitched waiting to be recycled, and got "inspired"...Hey....something old!!
So, I cut the cereal boxes into cards:
Made some Note card size, and some mini thank you card size.
I covered the outside of each card with scrapbooking papers...front and back.
Here are a few of... » Read More
Published: 11-10-2011 05:53am Posted In: what's new
My two oldest daughter's came to me the other saying they wanted to do Christmas shoe boxes through Samaritan's Purse:http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/The children are getting together and doing a box for a girl age 10-14 and a box for a boy age 4-9. We picked up some toys, hygene supplies and school supplies.Our oldest daughter (14) wanted to make some of the items herself. One thing that was in the list of items you can include is t-shirts. She loves to paint and draw, so she decided to paint t-shirts for the boxes.Here is the one she did for the boy:It turned out really cute!!Here is the one for the girl:She had so much fun paint... » Read More