Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Mark!

Today is my brother Mark's birthday. He is a great brother and has always been such a great example to me. He is a great dad for his kids and tries to do things with them to teach them but also have fun. He is a very patient person even if doesn't think so. Even though he is younger then me I have always looked up to him and am so glad he is my brother. Thanks for all you do for me your the best!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nest O' Fluffy Chicks

Transform fuzzy yellow pom-poms into charming chicks, then display your brand-new brood in a cozy yarn nest set in the crook of a cut branch.
2 small bowls
Plastic wrap
Concentrated liquid laundry starch
Lightweight fuzzy yarn, cut into 3-foot lengths
Black seed beads
Tacky glue 2-inch yellow pom-poms
Orange felt

Time needed: About 1 to 2 Hours
Step 1 1. Cover a small bowl in plastic wrap. Fill a second bowl with liquid starch, then dip in a length of yarn. Wind the wet yarn in a random crisscross pattern around the wrapped bowl's exterior. Repeat this with more yarn until you've covered the bowl's bottom and partway up the sides.

Step 2 2. Let the nest dry in a warm spot overnight (or as long as it takes for it to dry completely). Once it's dry, peel it away from the bowl. Peel off the plastic if it stuck.

Step 3 3. To make each chick, use tweezers to dip bead eyes into a dab of glue and then affix them to a pom-pom. For a beak, fold the felt, then snip a triangle from the fold. Run a line of glue along the outside of the crease. Press the beak in place. Arrange the chicks in the nest.
I thought this craft was sooo cute! It looks easy and inexpensive for some easter fun.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Spring is here!

I am excited that spring is just around the corner. I went for a walk today and took a couple of pictures of the trees in bloom. Also the flowers are starting to come up. It wont be long till everything has bloomed and wont it be beautiful:)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Clover Krispies

* 3 tablespoons butter
* 4 cups large marshmallows (about 40)
* 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
* 6 cups crisp rice cereal
* 6 ounces white candy coating, chopped
* 4 drops green food coloring, optional
* Green sprinkles

In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in extract and cereal. With buttered hands, press mixture into a greased foil-lined 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Turn onto a cutting board; remove foil. Cut with a 3-in. shamrock cookie cutter; reshape shamrock stem if needed (save scraps for another use).
In a microwave, melt candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
Stir in food coloring if desired. Spoon over cutouts and spread evenly. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set. Yield: 15 servings.

Here is a cute idea for St.Patrick's day! Really easy and lots of fun!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


I was lucky to have both of my sisters come this last weekend. They are both very different but I love them equally. Denise is very independant and stayed at the ocean in a yurt. I hope she had a good time visiting!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


My sister Lisa and her friend Jen came to visit me and Trish for the weekend and we had lots of fun! I just wish we could have had more time. It always goes by to quick. We celebrated her birthday which was at the end of February. I made a Winnie the pooh cake since that was the only cake mold I had. I thought it turned out cute and I think she liked it. She is a great sister and I am lucky to have her in my life! Thanks for coming to see me:)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Recipe blog

Thanks for everyones opinions on the recipe blog. I have decided to do both! I want to still share my recipes on my blog in case there are some that just read that one only. I will have my recipe blog open to all of you who would like to share a recipe. I think it will be fun but might take me a week or so to set it all up so stay tuned to my blog to find out more details...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Any Ideas?

I was thinking it might be fun to do a recipe blog since i have alot I like to post. Then I thought maybe it would be better to just keep them on my original blog. Would people really look at 2 blogs? What do you think? I could use some ideas...

Sunday, March 1, 2009


So behind my house I have a canal that has a ton of ducks swimming in it. They are so funny to watch and I love to feed them. They will even do tricks like dogs for bread! You can get them to jump for bread but i haven't gotten them to roll over for it yet:) Even after you are done feeding them they will stay around vacuming up every crumb. I wonder how they would do in the house cleaning my kitchen floor.....