Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sew, Mama Sew!

My previous post was featured on Sew, Mama Sew! today much to my surprise!

For those of you interested in the homemade marshmallows there was an article in a Martha Stewart magazine last year that gave a recipe for them. Well, her recipe had eggs in it, I personally didn't want to use eggs, so I searched for another recipe and happened upon this... http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/106/Marshmallows
It is so user friendly and makes the greatest marshmallows!! I decided to make a few flavor modifications and a had several different kinds of marshmallows. You will never want a store bought marshmallow again after you try these!! Just think a nice hot cup of cocoa with a peppermint vanilla marshmallow...yummy!

Oh and the picture was taken by my two and a half year old. One of the best photos ever taken of me! (Or at least one of my favorites!)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Holiday Meme

Sounds fun. I always love answering those questionnaire kind of things!

Do you have a favorite gift that you love to give?
I love to make gift baskets of homemade goodies! Last year I gave gifts baskets filled with marshmallows, hot cocoa mix, cookies and chocolate dipped pretzels, all handmade by me!

This year, I plan on changing it a wee bit to include little apple cider mixes that are in a little pouch that I've made to look like an apple! (Photos of those to come soon!)

What do you like least about the holiday season?
All the commercial glitz. Doesn't any one remember what the real meaning of Christmas is? Seriously, break our your dictionary and look at the definition... Does it say anything like Christmas is the annual holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus? How many people actually remember that or even know that?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

felt tasties

Ok, so this is what I seem to do after the kids go to bed. I just can't hide my new love of making felt food. It is so cute! I'm going to make an entire felt feast for the kids Christmas presents! Yeah!

Monday, October 8, 2007

This is me.

1. I'm a wife
2. happily married for over 5 years
3. I have two wonderful children
4. one boy
5. one girl
6. I have blue eyes
7. both of my parents have brown
8. my husband and children have blue eyes
9. I'm not a morning person
10. my children do not sleep late
11. I am a Christian
12. I am not perfect
13.I am obsessed with Japanese craft books
14. and fabric
15. I love to sew
16. I prefer big cities
17. I was a vegetarian for 7 years
18. Now I eat chicken
19.I will not eat beef,pork or fish
20. Why is chicken ok? I don't know.
21. I love tofu
22.I prefer milk and sugar in my tea
23.I love coffee
24.Indian cuisine is my FAVORITE
25.I always have room for chocolate
26.I grew up in East Tennessee
27. I do not have a southern accent
28. My entire family does
29. My husband is from California
30. He loves living in TN
31. We lived in Connecticut for 4 years
32. I loved it
33. He didn't
34. Our son was born there
35. his name means happy
36. he is ALWAYS happy
37. Our daughter was born in TN
38. her name means princess
39. she lives up to her name as well
40.Fall is my favorite season
41. it's beautiful here in the mountains
42.I love to cook
43. my cookies won first and second place in the county fair
44.I find myself constantly singing Thomas the train songs
45.I don't like spiders
46.We have big ones in our planters
47.they inevitably emerge when I start weeding; I don't weed that often
48.I procrastinate
49.I have a hard time making decisions
50. It's taken 3 months to publish my first post