Friday, March 27, 2009

Is this the cutest purse ever?

A few weeks ago, I did a trade with a gal on Etsy. She has a shop called Polka dot pixie, and she makes the most beautiful purses! I love the one I got. You have got to check out her shop. Here it is:
You will be so glad you did! Get a new purse for Spring! I love pink and brown together. When I saw this one, I just had to have it!
I can tell she puts a lot of work into making her purses. Mine is really sturdy and roomy! It holds up really well.
I love when I find shops on Etsy that are worth giving a shout about!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break in Oregon

I was hoping for some spring like weather, but not so much luck! It is raining and cold! I shouldn't be surprised....I guess I will get to work being crafty, making cards, etc. I have made a few cute cards lately. Take a look....
If you haven't already, come check out my giveaway at Step Mom Extraordinaire. Just click on the button on the top right hand corner of the page! It is an awesome giveaway! She has a lot of other giveaways on her blog too....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Some recent projects I've been working on.....

I haven't put any pictures of my projects lately, so today I thought I would post something I made recently. I love owls and I thought this was really cute patterned paper. I also love the owl stamp I got at Michael's. I hope you like it! This is for sale at my etsy shop. Let me know what you think....

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Terrific Tuesday and Giveaway

I am so excited, because I am having a giveway on my new friend Kendahl's blog!
She graciously agreed to host the giveaway for me. She has lots of cool stuff on her blog, so check it out! Click on the button to your right that says, "Stepmom Extraordinaire." The Giveaway ends April 2nd at midnight!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Karen Ladd! She won the set of 5 Easter Tags! I hope you enjoy them Karen. And you have a wonderful name....
I will be posting another giveaway later this week, so check back soon! Have a great Sunday.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homemade Wheat Bread

Yesterday I took the plunge and made homemade bread! It was easy (really). I have always been a bit intimidated by making it, and it wasn't that bad at all. It turned out pretty good. My family was sooooo happy. I got this really good recipe from a friend of mine and I love it! You should try it:

Whole Wheat Bread
4 cups warm water
2/3 C. oil
2/3 C. honey
2 T yeast
Sit 4 minutes
Add: 1 C. powdered milk, 2 C. potato flakes, 1 C. Gluten Flour, 1 C. oatmeal, 2 T. Salt, 2 eggs (you can also add 1 C. flax, or wheat germ
Around 10 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
Knead for 12 minutes (I did this by hand), Add 2-3 T dough enhancer
Place in Greased bowl with wrap covering dough
Rest 30 minutes (room temp is best)
Shape into loaves, Rest 30 minutes.
Bake 325 degrees for around 30 minutes.
Makes Yummy Bread!!

P.S. Don't forget to scroll down and enter the giveaway!! It ends this Saturday March 14th at noon!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Twilight Giveway!

If you love Twilight, check out this giveaway! I am hoping to win myself!

Happy Monday!

The weather here in Oregon has been soooo weird! One minute it's snowing, and the next minute the sun is out and the snow melts. This is really strange for Oregon. I can't remember a year when it has snowed so much! I am staying inside to enjoy it!

Don't forget the giveaway ends this Saturday March 14th at noon! Post your comments about my Etsy store and you will be in the drawing! Follow me and you get another entry! I can't wait to see who wins the Tags! You will love them.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Mourning for Lucy and I love Giveaways!

First I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has posted and entered the giveaway! This is so fun, I think I will do it every 2 weeks, so keep checking my blog!
Today was a little sad....I went downstairs to exercise this morning and noticed Lucy (one of our guinea pigs) was laying down in a strange way....well she was dead. She probably died of old age, we had her and Ethel (our other guinea pig) 4 years, and we are not sure how old they were when we got them.
Our kids seemed ok with it, but it's strange only having Ethel in the cage alone. I feel sorry for her! Lucy will be buried in our backyard in a homemade coffin and we will plant a flower where she is buried. We will miss you Lucy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

March Giveaway

I am sooo excited about this giveaway! This time I am going to change the rules a little bit. Nothing too difficult!
1. Go to my Etsy store, pick out your favorite item and post something about it on my blog.
2. To get a 2nd entry, follow my blog, and leave a comment letting me know you are now a follower.
I hope you like these adorable Easter Tags. I love how they turned out!
Giveway ends March 14th at noon. Have fun, and good luck!
Here's my Etsy store:
I would love more followers, so follow my blog!
Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!!
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