Monday, March 28, 2011

The Pink Monogram Giveaway!!

Angela from a Preppy Girl on the Farm is having an awesome

Pink Monogram Giveaway !!


Their signature product is the Monogrammed Clog. The Pink Monogram made Oprah's favorite in 2010 when their High Heel Monogrammed Clogs appreared in the July 2010 Magazine. I would love 1 of everything in her store!!!

Head on over to Angela's page and enter!! Good luck!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sit, Relax, and Read prayer pillows ~

Hi!

I want you to take a look at these pillows! Are they not gorgeous!


They are made by Cha~Cha.

"This is from her blog. Bible Memory Verse Pillows and they are for sale in my Etsy shop, ChaCha'sTreasures. I am so excited about these pillows, I have had the idea for about a year. I had only told very few people about this idea and have been trying to find the time and courage to get them done. My hope for the pillows is that they will be beautiful decoration for your kids (boy versions coming soon) bedrooms, with a pocket to keep Bible verses in. As a mom who is trying to instill the value of memorizing Bible verses in her children I know that it is sometimes hard for them to turn to the verses in the Bible each time they sit to work on memorization.
We write the verse on cards, but then where do you keep the cards?????
With the pillows kids have a safe place to store their cards and a visual reminder to work on memorizing the verses. I hope you love this idea as much as I do ( and my Hubby hopes you buy them, haha). As you all know I am a sentimental fool and I think these would make great gifts that would become wonderful keepsakes. "

Please visit her etsy store and her blog. You can't help but want to follow her!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Chicken Vegetable Soup

Even though it is looking like Spring here in the South, it is never too warm for my Chicken Vegetable Soup!

Here is the recipe:

1 can of yellow or shoepeg corn
1 can of white corn
1 can of sliced potatoes
1 can of green beans
1 large can tomatoe sauce
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 can of butter bean
1 can of green limas
1 can of sliced carrots
2 sm packs (or 1 large) of boneless chicken breast


Here is how I mix it:

I put the chicken in the crock pot at 7 am. Set it to cook at 180 degrees. When I got home from work, I took out the chicken and strained the broth. I added the broth back to the crock pot and then added all of the cans of veggies...
(NOTE: I only use the can juice of the peas, carrots, white corn, limas, and butter beans...the rest I drain. Using the juice from the cans keeps me from having to add salt.) You can also add a small can of tomato paste to thicken the soup if needed. I turn my crock pot on high, pick the chicken apart, and add it back to the soup. You can use chicken breast with the bone to produce more stock.

I usually serve it with Jiffy cornbread, cause I like the sweet stuff.

I hope you enjoy! Leave me a note if you try it!! It is sure not to disappoint!


Tara

Tara

A Pink Monogram giveaway!!

There is an awesome giveaway going on over at Domestic Diva in Training. Thanks to her friend Monica at The Pink Monogram you can enter to win a Monogrammed High Heel Peep Toe pair of Shoes, $160 value!

So hop on over and enter to win!!

Tara

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Night Owl Party

Good morning!!

This morning while scrolling thru my hundreds of blogs that I watch, I came upone Snowy Bliss. When I saw the page full of fun colorful owls I had to stop and gaze. Since I working at KSU and the OWL being our mascot, I usually try to find things "owly" I can add to my office decor, and when I stumbled across Anj at Snowy Bliss all I could do is drool.

Back in December she threw the most awesome birthday party for her daughter: A Night Owl Party!

Look at the table she set up! She turned the table in to a bed.









She made felt hanging Owls and then made all of the girls Owl Pillows. She even made a game for the girls to find their own special pillow! She is amazing!


















Visit her blog here to see all the rest of her photos. WoW!! is all I can keep saying. They say imitation is the best form of flattery ~ I hope to flatter her feathers off for my daughters birthday next month.

Tara

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So Proud of Brody

Over the weekend Brody had his first baseball game. He had two chances at bat. His first at bat he got on base. The second time around he struck out. He would look me and his dad and give us thumbs up. I am so proud of him!

We have wanted to put both Kayla and Brody in sports, but for one reason or another it never seemed to happen. Kayla started Daisey's when she was five and is now in Brownies. We just finished a round of girl scout cookies! I think she would give up Brownies if we put her in sports. We are going to, just trying to get her to decide on just one.

This weekend we got a call that Brody had an audition and we would need to put him on tape and send it. Anything "showbiz" related Jeff gets to handle. He knows all the ins and outs and all of the technical jargon. Brody and Jeff rehearsed his line as I watched. Brody and Kayla blow my mind on how well they can memorize. I can not! My mind goes too fast.

Brody is 6 and in just 30 min. this is what Jeff got Brody to do.






video

He blows my mind. I could not be prouder of him. "Break A Leg" Brody.

The tape has been submitted and now we play the waiting game to hear if there are call backs. Either way! Momma is Proud!!! Here is Daddy's Resume!!

Tara

Monday, March 14, 2011

Happy National Pi Day

Good morning!

Wow! My post are few and far between. I have been been crafting, I promise, but also along with girl scouts, girl scout cookies, baseball, work, school, kids, husband, holidays, trips, 2 new nephews, etc..... and the list goes on. I wonder why I wake up with indegestion or why I don't sleep. My mind constantly going... what to do next. I feel like my house is not a home sometimes, just a place to sleep and change clothes. Thank you for sticking with me though!!

I wanted to show you what I got for my birthday/Christmas!
I love it!!! It is a Brother SE400, sewing/embroidery machine. I think it is my favorite gift yet!!

I have had so much fun with this machine. I can just download embroidery designs and make all kinds of things "in-the-hoop".

With the addition of two new nephews, I have been embroidering and sewing things for them, even thought they haven't gotten them yet! Sorry Jameson and Jack :( Tata is trying.

Anyway, I had seen these online when searching for baby things to make. I call them "Winki-Dinks" or Jeff calls them "Pup-tents".

What I did first is trace a large circle using a bowl on two coordinating fabrics . The bowl was about 8 - 9 inches round. One fabric was cotton and the other was a soft flannel. Then I folded the circles in half and pressed them to get a line and then cut them in half.



Next I embroidered Jacks initials on on the cotton fabric. Then I took the embroidered fabric and one of the flannel half circles and sewed them right sides together. Then I turned the fabrics out and again pinned the right sides together, sewing up one side making a cone. It was at this time I realized that I had monogrammed the "Winki Dink" upside down... grrrr...

But that is ok. Nicole and Robby can see the monogram while they are looking at beautiful Jack (and are kept shielded).





















Here is six of them that I made. One large circle makes two covers. The flannel inside all six of them is a coordinating brown.







Once I had finished the covers, I made a cute little bag for them to be stored in so Nicole can throw them in her diaper bag and go!






Finally, I finished a crafted blog!






I am linking here:

Have a wonderful day and Happy National Pi Day! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icrjzF3zl5A&feature=player_embedded

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I love Wordle!

For some reason today I fell very anxious. It started more yesterday getting frustrated over a website I am working on will not cooperate.. grrrr... I just need a real coke!!

Anyway, on one of my yahoo groups today a lady asked for prayer for her husband who is having open heart surgery today. As I was praying for her, I called on our Great Healer. JEHOVAH-ROPHEKA (RAPHA).........Exodus 15:26 "The Lord our healer"

Then I thought I would love to have the names of God that I could look at all the time.

I found many of His called-upon names on the web and then copy/pasted the names in Wordle. I love how it looks. I have already put it in a frame in my office.

Tara!