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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easy Burp Cloths

Cut two pieces of flannel in rectangular shape that you like.

 Place wrong sides together and sew around all edges using a 5/8" seam allowance.

 Clip to make a fray around all of the edges.

 Throw in the wash to make your edges fray up, these are some that I made couple years back they were well used and they work great.  The frayed edge is actually very absorbant.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

These cookies are my husband's all time favorite, I got the recipe from his Mom when we got married and they are now one of my new favorites.  You can't feel to bad about making cookies when they have 2 cups of applesauce and oatmeal, but they are still yummy.

Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies

                                                                        2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cups applesauce
2 tsp soda
3 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal
chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugar together, add eggs and mix well.  Mix together applesauce and soda and add to creamed mixture.  Add flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and mix well, then add oatmeal and chocolate chips.

Bake at 400 for 10 to 12 min.

Of course you could make these more healthy by eliminating some sugar and the chocolate chips and maybe even some nutmeg if you're not a big fan like me.

Enjoy your guilt free cookies and I'll be back soon with a lamp makeover project that is taking way too long.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

46 Spring Crafts For Kids

 I am a little low on energy lately, this being the last month of my pregnancy sooo....Pinterest helped me out again with some fun spring crafts to do with the kidsEgg Cup Insects

Paper Plate Daffodil

Bird Feeder
Flower Power Craft

Hopefully you have the energy to try some of these out.
 I'm gonna go and attempt to do my dishes!

Check out our Musical Instrument set here

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mini Fruit Pizza

I found these on pinterest and am dying to try them, I will let you know how they are when I make them.  (I have lost the source for this recipe, will post if I find it)

Mini Mexican Wedding Fruit Pizzas

Mini Mexican Wedding Fruit Pizza
Cookie Base:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 T vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
2 1/2 cups flour
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the pecans and vanilla until fully incorporated. Add in the flour and mix until just combined - don't overmix! Spray each well with cooking spray (if using a silicone baking mold, this is unnecessary). Using a small cookie scoop, drop one scoop into each well of the pan. Press the dough down so it covers the bottom of each well evenly. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden.

Sweetened Cream Cheese:
1-8oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 T vanilla

Mix all ingredients together in a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
sweetened cream cheese
cookie bases
2 peeled, sliced kiwis (halved)
6-8 sliced strawberries
blueberries (about 2 or 3 per cookie base)
Once the cookies are cool, spread with the sweetened cream cheese so it is fully coated. Top each with a slice of strawberry, kiwi slice and a few blueberries. Dust lightly with powdered sugar.

All components can be prepared a day ahead of time, but don't assemble all of the ingredients until at least a few hours before the party so they do not get soggy. The cookie bases are able to be frozen weeks ahead of time in an airtight container; allow to thaw out in the fridge overnight the day before you need them.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Sewing For Baby Boy

I have made a blanket for each one of my kids when I am pregnant with them so even though we have gobs and gobs of blankets for boys and girls... it just wouldn't be right not to make one for baby #4.  Every baby needs a  blanket of their very own,  so I found this fabric on sale and thought it would be cute.

I went super easy on this one and used my rotary cutter to cut 5" squares and surrounded them with a 3" border.  For the binding I just rolled it over and zig zagged around in a bright green thread, to hold my two pieces together I used safety pins and it worked like a charm.

Just about 5 weeks and I will have a baby boy to bundle up!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Easter Fun

Cute Packaged Peep Gifts
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Easter Egg Garland
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Peep Nests
You can find these here.

DIY Apothecary Jar
For the full tutorial click here.

Rice Krispy Eggs
Better Homes and Gardens

Simply Simple Stamping

Easter Buckets

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

DIY Easy Bake Oven Recipes

 Do you remember the excitement of getting an easy bake oven or how excited your little girl was when she got hers!?  And then a few months later to see it sitting in the corner collecting dust because you ran out of mixes...well it's time to dust it off because I have found a cheap and easy alternative.

Super Easy, Easy Bake Cake
3 tbs store bought cake mix (any flavor)
2  tbs. water

Mix together, pour into two greased Easy Bake cake pans, bake in a preheated easy bake for 12 min. each.  Let cool before removing.

Easy Frosting
I have only tried this with chocolate cake mix, but it worked great and all you have to do is add water.
Put 2 tbs chocolate cake mix in a small bowl, add water until desired consistency, spread or drizzle on cakes.

Pink Barbie Cake
3 tbs. strawberry cake mix
2  tbs. water

Mix together, pour into 2 greased cake pans, bake in preheated easy bake 12 min.each, let cool before removing.

White Frosting
4 tsp shortening softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. milk
1/4 tsp. vanilla
colored sprinkles


 Stir together shortening, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy.
Spread 2 teaspoons of frosting on top of 1st layer. 
 Add 2nd layer and continue frosting. 
 Frosts a 2 layer cake.

Now you'll be all set to have an easy bake party, when it comes to Easy Bake Oven's two are definitely better than one, you get twice the amount of cake in half the time.

    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Minky Lined Carseat Canopy

    I have been seeing these minky lined carseat canopies alot lately and decided I must have one, even though minky is quite pricey.   I found mine at Joann's for half off and it ended up only costing about five bucks and if you can find some $3.00 a yard cotton that's only 8 bucks, not to shabby. 

    Still need to get some buttons for the straps.

     This is a quick and easy project, mine took a little bit longer because both of my fabric pieces were cut all wonky.  Still it only took a few hours and I am really pleased with the way it turned out. So if you need a quick gift for a baby shower or are needing one for yourself I would recommend this project.

    Buttons Added

    I used Erin's tutorial of Sutton Grace found here, it is a great easy to follow tutorial with lots of pictures.
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