Monday, May 31, 2010

Time Flies...When You're Busy

Wow, time flies when your having fun; but it really flies when your busy. It has been many days since I posted, but I found some time tonight for a quick post - so here I go.

This week I have spent a lot of time working on 2 quilts and 2 curtains for my husband's sister (I guess I could have said sister-in-law). They are jungle theme (at her request) so there is a lot of applique. Which for me is fun, but also tedious and time consuming. I am not finished yet (although I wish I was) but will be soon. I will be posting pictures in the next week so check back to see them.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Frito's Hot Bean Dip

How many of you love Frito's Hot Bean Dip? I certainly do; but I am not as fond of the price as I am the flavor. Well my husband found a recipe online for a bean dip that taste just like the stuff in the metal can (except much cheaper). I thought I would share with anyone who loves bean dip as much as me.

In a food processor put one 15oz can of pinto beans (drained); 4 slices of canned jalapeno's (nacho style); 1 tablespoon of jalapeno juice (from the canned jalapeno's); 1/2 teaspoon of salt; 1/2 teaspoon of sugar; 1/4 teaspoon onion powder; 1/4 teaspoon paprika; 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder; 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Puree until smooth, then cover and chill. Delicious!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Cowboy/Cowgirl Hodown

Man oh man did I have a busy week! Primarily because I was planning the birthday party of two of my children. My daughter turned 2yrs on April 30, and my son turned 4yrs today (May 16). I figured it would be easier and more efficient to celebrate the two birthdays together - and for the most part, I think I was right. But, it was a lot of work

One of the difficult things was trying to plan the day that would fit everyone's schedule (and I guess this is difficult regardless of if it is for one birthday or not). I would find a day that seemed perfect only to find that for a couple people it didn't work. Then I would find a day that would work for those, only to find it didn't work for others, and this happened more than I would have liked. I ended up just planning the day that worked for the most people, and had to miss out on the company of a few. And so we had a cowboy cowgirl themed party on Friday.

I guess the real highlight was the reactions from my children at present time. It seems so often that when me and my husbands buy gifts for whatever holidays/birthdays come throughout the year; we don't anticipate a huge focus on the gifts - we don't want our kids to be always hungry for what they can get, and to be thankful for any gift from anyone, so we try to make the presents secondary. But this year - we got frantic screams of hysteria. My husband said it reminded him of the old videos of teenage girls when music groups would come to a town. It really caught us off guard.
And at the end of the day - I was reminded of the verse "Children are a heritage of the Lord" Thank You God for my kids!

recognize the skirt? here it is in an earlier post

Monday, May 10, 2010

And the winner is...

Votes are in, the winner (chosen by you, the readers) is #3.

And she has an etsy shop as well (come check it out).

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What's Your Vote?

Well I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

As for my contest, it is officially over. I had three entries and now it is time for you my readers to vote on who you think has the cutest baby bump :)

Just write a comment to this post with your vote



The one with the most votes by 2:00pm will win - if there is a tie, my son will draw the winner from a hat

What does the winner get? Either a free reversible baby dress, or 50% off a baby quilt from my etsy store.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

mommy pics

Here is the entry for today:)


Come on and join the fun.
Cutest pregnant mom contest

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My Latest Quilt

Well, if you have noticed that the last couple days I haven't posted any mommy pics; it's because I haven't received any to post :(

So I'll just say again if you are a soon to be mommy, ever were, or know someone who is - come on and join the contest!

Other than that I have been a little busy these days I have been making a quilt for my Mom. This is it all pinned up:

This is it getting ready for the quilting process

Should be fun!