Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
It's as easy as pie (easier). And it's a great way to keep one of your child's special t-shirts around even after they have outgrown it. I made one a while back with one of Lucas' old shirts and now I keep some of my sewing notions in it. It's a great project for making a little snack bag to take to the beach, a little girl's purse, etc.
I should have made mine even straighter....straight across the top. You will do better. Sew straight down the side of the casing, down, across the bottom and back up the other side. I used brown thread to show you. Doesn't matter, since the thread won't show.
Cut around the new seam ...about 1/4 inch is fine.
Thread a thin cord through. I used "rat tail." You can even use ribbon if you are good at threading.
And there you have it...a simple drawstring bag!
Still time to enter the giveaway, folks! Go down to the next post.
Friday, May 22, 2009
This shop has over 200 items to choose from.
With a wide variety of styles, colors and prices you are sure to find something you love!
Hop over to the shop and find your favorite item. Come back here and leave a comment with your favorite and a way to contact you. I will draw a name on Wednesday and the winner will win this fabulous little zip pouch in Chocolate Blooms.
* Blog about this giveaway or email 5 friends telling them about JPAT and the giveaway
* Purchase an item from JPAT. Come back here and let me know what you got!
Thanks to JPATPURSES for sharing your lovely shop with us and providing this fantastic giveaway!
Happy Friday to all of you and good luck!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup melted chocolate chips
graham cracker crumbs and small chunks
Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, cocoa, soda and salt. Set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy (several minutes). Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet (I prefer to use ungreased parchment paper). Bake 8-10 minutes.
Note: (You will need to watch the cookies and take them out when they are still soft, but not mushy. My oven is very lazy and would rather make cracking and hissing noises that heat up, so I actually baked mine for about 11 minutes. I ALWAYS take cookies out of the oven early, when they are still soft, letting them remain on the hot pan for 1 minute to "set". Then remove them to a plate to cool. )
Remove the cookies from the oven and place 3-4 marshmallows on each cookie, slightly pressing them into the cookie. Place them back in the oven for 1 more minute to soften the marshmallows. Then take them out and top each cookie with graham cracker crumbs and chunks. Drizzle melted chocolate on each cookie. ( I use a ziplock bag with the corner cut away). Place the cookies in the freezer for about 10 minutes for the chocolate to harden.
Yield: about 3 dozen
Monday, May 18, 2009
It was all fun and games until someone took a softball to the face.
(He was fine) :)
Still time to enter the giveaway!
Friday, May 15, 2009
So I contacted Carol right away to see if I could feature her shop.
Her soaps are stunning.
Honestly, I want to eat them.
I have enlarged the images over and over on my screen to try to figure out how she got her company name imprinted on the bars. Don't know how she did that, but it is fabulous!
In her shop you will also find lotion bars, body butter, products specifically for men and gift sets. Be sure to check out her past sales section for a gallery of her beautiful work!
Carol has generously offered one of you lucky readers a gorgeous gift set!
It comes with a bar of soap, a lotion bar and a soap dish...all packaged in a reusable gift bag!
To enter the giveaway, visit Intentions.
Come back here and tell me your favorite item in the shop (and be sure I know how to contact you in case you are the winner).
For extra entries:
* Blog about this giveaway or email 5 of your friends telling them about Intentions and the giveaway. Leave a new comment here telling me you did.
*Make a purchase from Intentions. For this you will receive 5 extra entries! Comment here telling me the transaction #.
*Follow this blog. Comment telling me you did (or already do)
In addition to this great giveaway, Carol has offered 15% off any order during the duration of this feature. Just put "Splendid Things" in the message to seller section at checkout.
Winner will be drawn this coming Wednesday! Good luck!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Visit Home Sweet Walls. Come back here and leave your name and your favorite item from the shop as well as a way to contact you.
For a bonus entry, blog about this giveaway and leave me the link to your blog. (If you don't have a blog you can email 5 friends letting them know about the giveaway and leave a comment telling me you opted to email instead of blog.)
I'll draw a name on Wednesday! Thanks to Tricia for sharing her great shop with us!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Zachary: "You're just saying that because you don't want to go."
Friday, May 1, 2009
I'm never low on flower "bouquets" around here.
But no matter what they actually are, they are pure love to me! .