Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Once a Month Freezer Cooking

It's my new obsession.

Does anyone out there do it?

Realistically, I know I can't do a month at a time. While we do have a spare fridge/freezer in the garage, the freezer really isn't that big and my kitchen is the tiniest ever. Do you ever see those kitchens on "House Hunters International" where it looks like you can just spin in a circle and touch the entire kitchen? That's mine. It's a galley kitchen where the fridge door almost touches the opposite counter when it's open. Anyway, that's my excuse for not doing a full month. Oh wait! And I don't have a dish washer. Even better excuse!

So, I'm hoping to do my first batch of cooking this weekend but first I need to get another casserole dish or two (mine randomly exploded in the oven months ago). And next time I'm at my Grandma's I need to ask her for her crockpot. Mine is too small and hers has been sitting in her kitchen looking brand new for about 5 years.

Here's what's on the menu...7 meals, two batches of each, frozen separately so we don't have to eat them right in a row...

marinated flank steak
veggie and cheese stuff pasta shells
lime chicken
chicken parmigiana
chicken enchiladas
chicken tortilla soup
beef stir fry

I'd love to hear recipe recommendations and any tips for freezing.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My new dining chairs....

make a great background for photos.

They're bright. And very blue.

And I love them.

I've only finished two of the four but will share pics of the whole set as soon as I'm finished.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Clearance Sale

Take an additional 25% off all items in my sale section (new items just added).

Confirm purchase through Etsy and I'll promptly email you a modified invoice reflecting the discount. Happy shopping!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

They're Baa-aaaaaack!

Personalized Trick or Treat Bags.

One of my biggest sellers ever.

They're back in my shop this year in cuter (is that a word?) than ever fabrics. I love the retro kitties but the spider webs are so cute too. And I think any of the fabrics would work well for a girl or boy which is always a bonus.

Life has been extra busy here lately with Bella returning to school, household projects (I'm painting my dining chairs turquoise!), and extra hours for my work at home job. Things should be settling down in the next week or two and I'll be listing more regularly. I'm working on some more ideas for personalized items since I finally got my embroidery machine working again.

Hope to be back soon with more new products to share!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Feather Headbands

Bella and I have been obsessed with feather headbands for a few weeks. We've spent hours sitting together looking at feather creations on Etsy. I love something like this...

Bella loves something like this (I'm not exaggerating either, this is her favorite)...

She's been begging me to buy her one but since I'm cheap, I thought we'd make them ourselves. We got a bunch of different feathers at Beverly's (our local craft store), some black felt, and headbands from Walmart. We watched a few youtube tutorials together, heated the glue gun and got to work. Here are our creations...
We're both really happy with how they came out. We're keeping the ones we're wearing and the others are going to be gifts. Now we're on the hunt for different kinds of feathers and of course, outfits to coordinate with each of the headbands:)

(Actually, I'm wearing one tomorrow for my in-laws' anniversary luau. I know peacock fathers don't really fit the Hawaiian theme but a feather headband is the perfect accessory for my otherwise boring outfit.)