Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hump Day

Hi friends! Last night's dinner was un-eventful on my end. We ended up going to Bella-Roma's for Wings Night. I had a hamburger of course b/c wings are farrrr too messy. I have been banging out burp-clothes left and right for family and friends (Cheeks McGee has gotten my best ones of course!) and I found an appliqué design from one of my favorite blog sites that I really want to put on a onesie, but decided to see what I could do with sewing it onto burp cloth since I didn't have any kind of bonding or other appliqué materials. Things went really well considering this was the first time I have ever tried a rounded corner, or anything besides a straight line with a basic running stitch. Also had to change the tension and loop spacing so needless to say I was feeling like quite the daredevil last night. I cut out the different pieces for the cupcake and sewed that on with a loud sigh of relief that everything was somewhat decent. Then, I started to add a satin ribbon at the bottom. I forgot to change the tension and loop distance and my machine jammed up on me. This was the last of my black satin ribbon, so now I have half a ribbon sewed on with really reallllllly tight stiching that is giving me a hard time when I try to get the stitches out. Looks like I wont be able to recycle this ribbon like I had hoped. Maybe I'll find something prettier when paychecks come in and I can go shopping. Here's the pic of the burp cloth. Have a great day! Oh, and by the way, go find one of your local Girl Scouts and buy her out of business!! If not that, you MUST try the Edy's Tagalong (MY FAVORITE!) or Samoas Ice Cream!!!... HOLY HANNAH!! IT'S SOOOOOO GOOD!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Top of the mornin' to ya!

Good morning! Last night was completely uneventful for me in the cooking department. Do you ever have those days when you take hours to think of what you want for dinner? That was definitely me last night. I stood in the local Super Walmart last night looking up and down the massive aisles thinking to myself, "What to eat, what to eat, what to eat?" When I can't come up with anything original I always go to or . Last night, Kraft was the lucky winner, even though I almost ditched the idea once I got to the store. But I pulled through and picked up the ingredients for "Taco Pizza." It was farely simple to make (which is good, b/c I was in no mood for it to go wrong), and Phillip seemed to enjoy it. I think I would've liked it better if I could find a better crust. Word for the wise, if Super Walmart is out of stock of pizza crusts that seem decent, abort mission and go to the next store!!! The dough I bought was incredibly yeasty smelling and reminded me of the rolls you got in the cafeteria of middle school.... eek! Other than that, hooray for Kraft pulling me through one more time!
But anyway, Phillip, my wonderful hubbie, and I watched the State of the Union last night. I'll have to say that I've never actually sat down and watched one of these and I was just amazed at how this pumped up the president's ego. I've never seen him look so cocky in my life! Don't automatically take me for a hater of Bush, I have mixed opinions on my political standpoint, and I honestly haven't made my mind up on how I feel about him. Some decisions he's made have been good, some bad. But anyway, it was amazing to see the room divided on who was supporting what. The democrats were so stiff when they opposed something he said. Bush would say something and half the room (the republicans) would stand up, hoot and holler, and the other side would be sitting stiffly like stones. It just amazed me. Then, you'd look at the president and see this smile on his face saying, "Yeah, I'm the shiz-nit!" I found myself focusing more on that than what he was actually addressing. I can't imagine being back in the day when presidents like Roosevelt came in the the whole nation was cheering for him and backing him up on what he says. It would have been awesome to sit in on. Anyways..... Here's more pics of Cheeks McGee (my neice) from some of the many photo sessions I've done with her. Hope you enjoy them! I'm trying hard to learn how to be a good photographer.

Monday, January 28, 2008


Ok, so I'm quickly getting irritated that I don't know how to personalize this dang page. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Remember, I have no knowledge of dimensions, templates, or anything else that comes with having a blog. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

In the mean time, enjoy this article! It really made me laugh!

First Ever!

Hello peeps! For a long time I've been following a blog of a stay-at-home-mother who I'm totally envious of for her recipes and beautiful daughter and decided to give it a go at a blog of my own. I got a sewing machine from my mother for Christmas (a loooong time wish of mine) and I've just started banging out stuff for the crap load of friends that have had babies within the past year. I figure I don't have any of my own yet, so why not spoil the other ones while I can. I've also been inspired to start cooking more and being a little more creative with my desserts/pastries so maybe you'll get a little taste of that if I can remember to keep this up. Feel free to drop any comments my way and help me out with the formatting of this page. I would like to personalize it with pictures of my own but I guess I'll just have to stay generic for a while. Enjoy!! ...Now, be prepared b/c I'm going to flood you with pics of my adorable neice who I think the world of and recent cooking adventures for my computer savy husband and his work place.
This is my precious niece at her first Christmas.

Chocolate cupcakes with fondant "Mac" symbol