Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A quick lunch...

Being pregnant and NOT wanting to wait long for food...lol. I came up with a quick fix for todays' lunch. Basically its "Flat Bread Pizza". Its really yummy, super quick, and pretty healthy as well. Here is what I used: (makes 2 pizzas)
*2 Store bought Naan (Indian flatbread)
*4 Tablespoons of sundried tomato pesto (divided)
*1 cup of organic spinach (divided)
*1 cup of shredded mozzarella (divided)
*drizzle of olive oil
*I popped it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 7 minutes and then turned on the broiler for about 3 minutes, just to get the top nice and brown.
This was super yummy and its also turned out to be a great quick lunch for my 2 year old as well!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Check out my mama!!...

I'm here to do a little bit of promoting for my mother. I really wanted to show everyone the beautiful work she does ALL BY HAND!! No sewing machine used here. She has been making native american inspired artwork for about 20 years now. She is a mostly self taught artist and is very good at what she does. She hand cuts, and laces all of her bags. She only uses the very best materials in all cases (beads, stones, leather, etc...) She has been selling her art on Ebay for a few years now ( www.myworld.ebay.com/ncbeadsnbags/ )and just expended to selling her art on Etsy. ( http://www.ncbeadsnbags.etsy.com/ ) She also does a lot of custom work. She makes bags in all shapes and sizes and always welcomes a challange. If you want something, she can make it!! She has had her work shipped all over the world to very grateful buyers. Her feedback is GREAT!! She also does custom burn work on her leather. She does everything from very traditional work to renaissance inspired to children inspired. My mother is a wonderful SAHM/WAHM who is just trying to get her work out there and I wanted to help. (She also has a wonderful line of christmas bags available now). Here below are just a few examples of her work. Thanks for checking my mama out!!

(**she also makes earrings, hand loomed hat bands, and rosaries)
(**she ships internationally on her ebay site)

Friday, November 6, 2009

A couple of new things to show.

This past week I did some searching on Etsy (of course) for a really nice birthday present to give to my husband. I new he wanted a new mug. I came across this really awesome handthrown mug with a couple of neat dancing bears of the front and a nice big piece of real cork to top it off. It's so lovely and is very well made. I thought this would be the perfect mug to get him. He loved it!! Also, The whole family (well, almost) has gotten some Baltic Amber pieces recently. They are so beautiful!! The picture below is the one bought for my son. The color scheme for this anklet is Honey and Molasass. (Yes, the amber was yet another Etsy purchase)**smile.

Friday, October 30, 2009

My latest projects. (Pictures)...

This is the season for wool. I LOVE wool!! Here are my latest wool projects: A pair of wool longies for Liam and a new wool hat for Rowan (when he comes). As always I used an old wool sweater found at my local thrift store and then after they are made they get a nice wash in some lanolin and Eucalan wool wash!! There is just nothing like wool!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Crafting...

So its finally my favorite time of year!! And I've been in the mood to do some crafting!! Something that I really been into lately is crafting with wool. I love it. I dabble is some needle felting crafts, but I think my favorite thing to do with wool so far is make "Wooly Soap" as I like to call it. Its a very simple craft and its so much fun! My latest "Wooly Soap" is this lovely plum and lavender colored soap. It took literally 10 minutes to complete. My little Liam is showing it off for me in the picture below. How cute. (oh and it smells really yummy too.....)

Now even though I'm not sure how often we are going to cloth diaper the little one we are expecting.....I still thought it would be a good idea to have a nice stash ready just in case. So I've sewn 2 more diapers to add to the collection. Its a very nice diaper pattern that I purchased on Etsy and I hope that when it comes time to use them, they will be perfect. Its a very versitile pattern. No serger required, no velcro, no snaps, no elastic, NOTHING!! And there is no wrong way to put this diaper on. (In other words, no front...no back). And because its fleece...its snappiable. Oh and I turned these ones into pocket diapers so I could stuff them with a regular burp cloth. I thought these would be really nice on a newborn especially. Here are some pictures of my latest 2 diapers below.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!! God Bless.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ahh Autumn...baking, sewing, & an update.

So Its been forever since I've made it on here to post. It seems now its always an "update" because I'm never on. Oh well, I'm trying. : ) Well I'm almost 26 weeks now and I'm feeling pretty good, well, it is getting harder to move around these days. lol. I just can't believe i'm over half way through this pregnancy. I can't wait for my little Rowan Briar to get here!! Yep, we are naming him Rowan Briar!! Don't you just LOVE that name?? Well, because I am a cold weather type of person...you can imagine that this is one of my favorite times of year. I love everything about fall and winter!! The holidays that occure this time of year, the smells, just the look of it all and one of my favorite things to do is to bake. I love to cook in general, but baking this time of year really makes things special. I found a really awesome recipe lately for the most soft, chewy cookie you'll ever eat!! (the secret ingredient is ........................ pudding!!) I used chocolate pudding for this batch and I really, really liked it. So did everyone else!!

Also during this time of year I love to sew. I have been trying my hand at embroidery and its fun!! I sewed this little tree to the back of one of Liam's P.J's and I am so pleased how it came out. (My first embroidery project).

Well, I'm sure I'll be posting a whole lot more this coming season, especially with the Fair and Halloween coming up. Have a wonderful day!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Suprise No More!!

Well I happy to tell all that I found out what I am having. I really thought I could keep myself from wanting to know. I thought it would be really neat if I found out at birth, but I just couldn't do it. I just had to know. And I'm happy to announce that its a..............................BOY!! My husband and I were totally shocked!! My whole family in fact was convinced it was going to be a girl. I liked the idea of that. Shopping for really cute little girly outfits, sewing my own, a little sister for Liam, but oh well. I am equally excited its a boy. Now Liam will have a little brother to play with and since I'm already experienced with boys, thats another plus. I just want the baby to be healthy and happy. (which so far, he is!!) I just can't wait to see his little face. Will he look like me? his daddy? or Liam? I just can't wait. : ) Well, I'm halfway to seeing him. I can't believe this pregnancy is already half over with. Wishing everyone a great day.

Turtle Mama

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

My little guy today!!

Today is Liam's 2nd birthday. He is soooo big!! Where does the time go? Here are some recent pictures of my little guy and one from when he was brand new!! Oh to think he will never be this big ever again.....He is just growing up way to fast. Happy Birthday my big, big boy!!