Family Pictures

Andrew was trying to share his food with mommy. I gave him a teething biscuit and boy he made a mess.

The boys were playing video games the other day and Andrew fell asleep sitting between Tyler’s legs. So they all wanted to pretend to be asleep for the picture.

What is your Rock Star name?

1. ROCK STAR NAME – Sniffy Windstar
2. GANGSTA NAME – Chocolate Chip Sketcher
4. SUPERHERO NAME – Red Sweet Tea
5. NASCAR NAME – Theodore William
6. STRIPPER NAME – Vanilla Charleston Chew
7. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME – Ball Birmingham
8. SPY NAME – Spring Lily
9. CARTOON NAME – Strawberry Shorts
10. HIPPIE NAME -Raisin Bran Dogwood

How did I come up with these names? Well the guidelines are:
1. first pet name / current car
2. favorite ice cream flavor / favorite type of shoe
3. favorite color / favorite animal
4. second favorite color / favorite drink
5. first names of your grandfathers
6. favorite perfume or scent/ favorite candy
7. 5th Grade teacher’s last name/ City that starts with the same first letter
8. favorite season/ favorite flower
9. favorite fruit / an article of clothing you are wearing now
10. what you ate for breakfast / favorite tree

Holiday Ramblings

Do you have any Thanksgiving traditions? Do you stay home and cook or go visit relatives?

We unfortunately live 8 hours away from my husbands family and 18 away from mine. So we are usually home for the holidays. My brother in-law and his family live here. Mary and I usually plan a meal together that way one person isn’t doing all the cooking. This year for Easter Mary did all the cooking because I was 9 months pregnant. So for Thanksgiving this year I cam doing the cooking. I am looking forward to planning and making a big meal. At the same time I am a little nervous. I guess that is normal for us younger people who don’t have years of experience or tried and true family recipes. My husband wants me to make cornbread dressing from scratch. When he told me that I got very nervous. I have tried for years to make cornbread that is awesome and just never have gotten it right. I am from Florida. My parents are from the North. Cornbread and soup beans weren’t a staple in our house like it is for most people who live south of the Mason Dixon line. This week I searched for recipes for cornbread. I made a few and think I have come up with a good recipe for cornbread. I made a call to my good friend Trish to get her recipe for cornbread dressing. She is from Alabama and has all those southern family recipes that she doesn’t mind sharing. Today I made a batch for my husband to take to work tomorrow. They are having a Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow. So hopefully it is good and I don’t kill anyone. Knowing him if it is good he will want me to make it regularly. So wish me luck.

The only thing other than turkey and dressing that is a Thanksgiving day must at our house is pecan pie. What are the musts at your house?

Oh Andrew got two more teeth on the top. He will look like a vampire. The front top haven’t appeared but the two next to them have.

250th Post

Woo Hoo 250th post. I am going to give away 2 fat quarters and a mini cupcake ornament on November 28th. One fat quarter will be a surprise and the other is going to be this poinsettia print. I got a lot of comments about this one so I thought I would give it away again. Leave me a comment if you want to be in the drawing. One lucky person will get all three items.

The mini ornament will be a different print than this one.

Good Luck.

Call Me Crafty Holly….

I have been wanting to make a pincushion out of the baby food jars for some time. I just haven’t had a few minutes to do it. Andrew, God, love him, doesn’t want to be one inch away from me. 🙂 I know, I should enjoy it now. He is growing up so quick.

He has taken quite a nap today, so I took advantage of it. I made a pincushion storage container , a cup cake ornament, and a mini cup cake ornament.

It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. Thankfully. I am thinking about putting instructions on my site for them. I decided to make a sleeve for mine. I have seen them with out one so that you can see through them. The cap comes off and will be perfect for storing bobbins and such.

The second picture is a little blurry. I used a plastic lid from my quilt basting spray for the bottom. I then used a plate to make my circle for the top. I sewed it like making a yo-yo. Stuffed it, then hot glued it on the top. I want to make more of these. However I am going to have to find something else for the bottom. Can’t be taking the plastic lids off everything. LOL.

I used a lid from an empty 2 liter diet coke bottle for this one. Isn’t it adorable.

Here is all of them together. It gives you a better idea of how big they are.