Sunday, December 9, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
pin and I KNEW that I would be making my very own Halloween village. I bought several Christmas village houses and people at the dollar store, spray painted them black, then added some orange glow in the dark paint accents, and some black glitter accents. Decorate with orange lights and spiderwebs, and voila! I love how it is so eerily dark . The people are creepy looking anyway, so making them black just added to that. I will probably add to it as time goes by, but I LOVE it!! Follow me on Pinterest!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Monday, September 3, 2012
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Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
Obamiconme.com because it amused me. Please feel free to comment, even if you disagree, but any Mormon bashing or other comments I find inappropriate will be deleted. Follow me on Pinterest!
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Sunday, July 22, 2012
Bountiful Baskets so frequently I get to make up or modify recipes based on what produce I have on hand. I have made butternut squash soup before, but with how I tweaked it this time, it turned out SO good. The problem is, sometimes I forget what I did to make it different, so this time I'm posting and pinning it so I can find it again. This is my own recipe, and while it may not have started out 100% original, I feel I've tweaked it enough to still call it 'mine.' Enjoy! Ingredients: *1 Yellow Onion *1 Butternut Squash *2 Apples (I use granny smith) *4 Carrots *1 can Coconut Milk *1 tbsp of Curry Powder *1 tbsp of Cinnamon *1 tbsp of Ground Cloves *1 tbsp of Red Pepper flakes *Raw Ginger, to taste *1 to 2 tbsp Olive Oil *Apple juice, as needed Directions: (You will need a masher or an immersion/hand blender) Cut the butternut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place in 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes. Once the squash has softened, cut into two inch chunks. You can remove the skin if you choose to, however it is edible. (I leave it on.) Place into crock pot. Peel the carrots and ginger and quarter the apples. Place into crock pot with enough juice to just cover vegetables. Add spices, raw ginger, and coconut milk to crock pot. Dice the onion and saute it with the curry powder in olive oil until translucent. Deglaze pan with a few tbsps of water/stock/juice. Add it all to the crock pot. Just before serving, use a hand masher or immersion blender to puree the vegetables. I like to serve it topped with vegan sour cream and chopped cilantro. You can adjust the spices/ginger to make it more/less spicy, based on your preference. Follow me on Pinterest!
Monday, July 16, 2012
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I have seen several flip flop wreaths on Pinterest lately. This is my take on it! Pinterest!
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
I am wondering why I have not posted in so long. I have been making projects, just been too busy to show ya =) Here is the one I made today. Pinterest! I found the original pin here. http://pinterest.com/pin/285204588872656160/
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Today was my turn to teach Joy School. We learned about creativity and imagination. Each child drew a picture, without consulting the others, and then we put the pictures together and the kids (ages 3,4,5) told me the story. I thought it turned out super cute. So, I present to you "The man, the monster, the treasure, and the beach" By Our Joy School Class
"Once upon a time, there was a sad man. Then, he found a treasure chest and was very happy. When he came home, he found out his house was on fire! So he left his house, and followed the path back to the treasure chest. But, instead of treasure, he saw a monster! Then man told the monster "be nice, I love you!" Then, he moved ot the beach and lived happily ever after in the sunshine! " THE END
Saturday, April 14, 2012
I'll probably end up making more princesses later, but for now, for this trip, I am done! Finished up the dresses today. Hopefully you can tell, but they are Cinderella, Snow White, Tinkerbell, Ariel, and Rapunzel. My lil' princess will be stylin' at Disneyland!!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Jedi Robes. We are going to Disneyland soon and I have been sewing lots of princess dresses for my daughter. My son felt left out, so this is what I came up with. I used twin sized sheets, because you get a lot more fabric for cheaper than buying it by the yard. I didn't use a pattern or anything, I just kind of MacGyver'ed it. This pin was the closest how to I could find to what I did in case you are wanting to make them.
I also made these amazing breakfast cookies. I made two batches. One, as directed with peanut butter. The other... with Nutella instead of pb. The pb ones were good. The Nutella ones were A.FRICKIN.MAZING. AND they are GF!! Heavens opened. Angels sang. I had a little mini moment there. Try it. Super yummy. You can see my daughter's hand trying to steal another from the counter. She has good taste, that one. I always knew she was my favorite. =)
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Today I made some rosettes. I am ob.friggen.sessed with rosettes right now. I just googled "how to make fabric rosettes" and watched tutorials on youtube until I found one I liked. This trio can be worn as a brooch or in the hair. This is the tutorial I liked the best.
My little girl's bday is St. Patrick's day, so I made her this dress. It was not as hard as I thought it would be, and it turned out super cute!! I have been thinking about selling them on Etsy or the Boutiki. What do you think?
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Friday, March 9, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
This scarf took me about 1 hour start to finish. It cost me $3.00, though yours could be free if you have old t-shirts on hand. And, the best part is that it was SUPER easy. All you need is t-shirts and scissors. Really. My local Wally world had plain t-shirts on sale for $1.00, so I bought them, but if you have some plain t-shirts you wouldn't mind cutting up (maybe if they have some stains) then use those. First, cut off the bottom hems. Save them, you will use them later. Then cut the shirts into 3/4 inch to 1 inch strips. Don't cut the seams, you want loops. You will want about 30-35 total. I had three colors, so I cut 11 strips of each for 33. The exact number isn't that important. More loops makes the scarf longer, less shorter. Take each loop, and pinching the two seams, stretch it as far as it goes easily. Then take the stretched loop and wind it around your hand. It should go around 3-4 times easily. Once you have several piles of loops, cut the hems you have set aside into 3-4 inch strips. Use those strips to tie the loops together. CUTE! If you need a pictorial step by step how to, check out Kevin & Amanda here. (I totally copied it from her!)
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
Admittedly, this salad may not look like much. I made it because I had the ingredients (yes, I had 5 Snickers bars at my house. Don't judge me.) and I needed a quick dessert for company. I thought it would probably be good, but wasn't expecting much more than than. But, HOLY HANNAH MONTANA! It was not merely "good." It was A.Frickin.Mazing. It should be called crack in a bowl. Well, ok maybe it shouldn't be. Can you imagine "Here kids, it's dessert time. Eat your crack in a bowl." But you get the idea. It was super simple to make. Now the only hard part will be making it and not sticking my face in it and eating it all and licking the bowl. Make this. Make this now. You're welcome.
1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 package whipped topping, thawed
5-6 Snickers bars, chopped in pieces. I prefer teeny pieces, so that you get some in every bite. You do what feels right to you.
4 Granny smith apples, chopped. Again, smaller pieces are the way to my heart, but chop 'em how you like 'em.
Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Stir in whipped topping. Stir in Snickers and apples. Refrigerate about an hour, serve. This should not be done the night before, as the liquid in the apples will make it runny and gross if left too long. That means that if there are any leftovers (which, frankly I'd be shocked) then you must eat them. Again, you're welcome.
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Saturday, January 28, 2012
My crafty friend and I are back at it! We like to get together once a month at least, preferably once a week. This time we made this super cute (and easy!) paper cone wreath for Valentine's day. I love the red/pink/grey/black colors, and I personalized mine with a picture of my family on our "forever anniversary." (The anniversary of the day we were sealed for time and all eternity in the Seattle LDS temple. For more information on what that means, visit Mormon.org )
The original pin can be found here. As you can see, I tweaked mine a bit from the original idea, and I think it turned out so much cuter!
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Thursday, January 19, 2012
I love baked potato soup, but it can be difficult to find a mix that is gluten free. So I decided to make it myself from scratch, and it was SO good. There is no flour, glutenous or otherwise, used to thicken, and the fresh ingredients make it is so yummy!
Recipe by Dede Bessey
5-6 medium potatoes, washed (not peeled) and cubed
5 large carrots, peeled, chopped into disks
1 whole celery stalk, chopped, including greens
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 lb bacon, cut into "lardons"
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp minced garlic
5 cups water
6 cubes chicken bouillon
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 cans evaporated milk
2-4 Tbsp Kirkland signature no salt seasoning
1/2 - 1 cup potato pearls
Shredded cheddar, sour cream, green onions to garnish
Boil water, add chopped potato, carrots, and celery. Let simmer until veggies are tender.
In the mean time, add bacon, onion, and butter to a saute pan. Saute until bacon is cooked, onions are tender. Then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Add all of above ingredients to crockpot or large sauce pan. (Including the water the veggies were cooked in, the starch is important!)Add bouillon and no salt seasoning. Simmer, covered, on medium-low heat (or crock pot on high) for about an hour, stirring occasionally. About 30 minutes before serving time, add milk, cream, and evaporated milk. Stir in completely. Just before serving, add your potato pearls and re-cover. The potato pearls are used to thicken the soup, add as little or as much as you'd like, my measurements are just estimated. (This is also true for the no salt seasoning, add however much tastes good to you.) Once potato pearls are absorbed, stir well. Serve garnished with cheese, sour cream, green onions.
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