Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Featured on A Beautiful Mess
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Featured on A Little Bit of Everything :)
I won't let this get my hopes up for jewelry making, but will try something different next time.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Hand decorated sugar cookies from Cookies N Cream
I recently won a giveaway on Bird Crafts from Cookies N Cream, which I posted about here... http://tanya-alittlebitofeverything.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-hope-to-keep-this-up.html. Today was mine and my hubby's wedding anniversary and I happened to receive them today also. I was hoping they would get here in time but just wasn't sure.
Aren't they the cutest things? My camera/picture and presentation isn't anywhere close to being as cute as hers but I just wanted to show you the letters.
So, not only were they some of the cutest cookies I've seen but they were packaged very carefully. I was very impressed how there were only 2-3 cookies per bag and they were all packaged next to each other. I was concerned with the temps being in the mid to upper 90's that they may arrive melted. They were in great condition though. I'm not a huge cookie fan unless it comes to chocolate chip but I tasted one and they even taste good. Since they were so cute to look at I had a hard time biting into one but I did it anyway. I just wanted to share her site with you so you can see some of the other adorable things she has created. My hubby was stuffed from dinner so he will be taking some with him to work tomorrow. As soon as my son and daughter saw them they had to have one. My daughter loved them and has already asked if she can have another tomorrow.
Here are a few I thought you might enjoy.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tyler and Tatiana both sang their songs. I was so proud of them. It's typical for Tyler to do it but not so typical for Tatiana. She can be super shy but she was singing along and even doing the hand movements.
The 3 and 4 year old class
The 1st grade class
The picture and tutorial is on Baking Bites.
My daughter loves strawberries, but I'm not sure if she has ever had chocolate on them. If she doesn't like them my hubby and myself will finish them off. :) Still not sure what we will be doing for the holiday. My hubby is working but there is a local parade in town that we may sweat it out and go to. They also have a Christmas in July festival closer towards the mountain that we may do. My Dad had also mentioned going to an event they have yearly around the 4th with tractors and all types of farm equipment. We may do that. So many choices...
Saturday, June 26, 2010
The host and I both won $115 in Tastefully Simple products. I was SOOOO excited!
I was very tired after last night. Yesterday I had been getting stuff together all day for a yard sale that I had today. At first I thought it wasn't worth it because I really hadn't sold hardly anything. Luckily before getting ready to pack up I had a lady come and buy a lot. I was so happy because she bought some of the larger items also. I didn't have to move them again.
Also a funny yesterday.... my tea cup Chihuahua was outside with me for a little while as I was getting stuff together. This Collie comes into our yard and my little Appy proceeds to chase it away. She went running up to him like you know I'm boss, barks at it then he goes on his merrily little way. It was the funniest thing. Here is this dog so much larger then her and she scares it away.
Here is a picture of her back in December with a little bit of snow on the ground. I need to get some updated pictures of her. She is just hard to take a picture of when I'm her favorite person. She either wants to be sitting on my lap or jumping up my leg.
Here is a comparison to our Great Dane. We have a miniature dog and a giant dog. :)
I was going to post a few other things tonight also. Hopefully I will remember them the next time I post. I'm falling asleep at the computer. This means it is time to go to bed.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I also found these uses for a vegetable peeler. http://www.rd.com/home-garden/extraordinary-uses-for-vegetable-peelers/article24047.html I just did the search while making this post and it even mentions cheese so several of you may already know this.
Speaking of food. This is what I'm having for dinner tonight. Bacon Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken
Bacon Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken
Submitted by Kelly Arnold (MN)
3 Tbsp. Bacon Bacon™
1 tsp. Garlic Garlic™
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch® salad dressing mix
10.75 oz. can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sour cream
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Egg noodles, prepared
Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour mixture over chicken in slow cooker. Cook 3-4 hours on high or until chicken is cooked through. Serve over hot noodles. Makes 4-6 servings.
We have a Bacon Ranch Dip Mix that I'm going to use in place of the Hidden Valley Ranch® salad dressing mix. For those of you unfamiliar with Bacon Bacon, and Garlic Garlic . You're missing out. :) If you don't know, I'm a Tastefully Simple Consultant and would love to help you in purchasing some of these great items. Anyway, enough of my sales pitch, ha! I do use Tastefully Simple items daily though. They are awesome. I'll be sharing more recipes later on.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I've been researching insurance rates for individuals. Yep, I'm one of those crazy people who don't have insurance. This is something I know I need to get in case of emergency but have been majorly procrastinating on. I'm hoping by tomorrow I can get something figured out.
Another reason I'm still up is because last night I went to bed at a reasonable time and was awake half the night with this awful cough. I did go to the doc on Monday and was told I had a sinus infection. The only thing that is bothering me now is the cough though. It's been going on now for almost 2 weeks! I was put on an antibiotic and codene cough syrup. I've taken some of the cough syrup each night before bed. I can't take any during the day due to the way it makes my head feel. A good example of that would be Monday night. I took some and thought I'd just play around on the computer for a bit. After about 15 minutes of taking it, it hit me out of the blue. I felt as if I was going to pass out or get sick. I carefully took myself to bed then slept pretty good. Last night I waited until I was getting ready to lay down before taking it and I'm getting ready to do the same tonight. I even used my husbands inhaler tonight hoping that may help. It may have momentarily, but it isn't helping now. I may use it again before bed along with my cough syrup. Something has just got to give!
Alright, off to take my meds then to never never land. :)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
One of Tyler's clown fish in the background.
Tatiana named her guinea pig Lucky and Tyler named his Johnny
Tatiana's is the smaller of the two.
Tyler's is rather big. They are both 4 weeks old.
I also set up a Facebook page for A Little Bit of Everything today. I just checked it and already have 26 Fans. That's not bad for just setting it up several hours ago! :) Thanks all!
I found these ideas a few days ago and want to make them for my kids.
Fabric Scrap Dolls from This Mama Makes Stuff
The printout is on that site along with the tutorial. It mentions using glue to attach the fabric to the dolls. I'm thinking I may have some velcro. If so, I'll attach a piece to the doll then to the cardboard. That way she can continue to use the same printouts.
I also want to do the Tie Rattle Snake
The tutorial is also included in the link above and this is by V and Co.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This evening was Vacation Bible School kick off. Our church isn't having one this year so I took the kids to another one close by. The kick off party was great. They had lots of things going on and the kids had a blast.
THEY BOTH WANT A PET RABBIT NOW
Not an attractive picture of me but wanted to show I made it up that thing with a toddler! :)
And... for those of you not from this area V.F.D. stands for volunteer fire department. That's right, these guys and gals work on a volunteer basis.
The fire truck sprayed out the water for the kids. How cool is that?
The drenched gals afterward. :)
Sorry about the picture overload!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I had them let all the fireflies go before we went back inside. Tatiana let them go then was trying to catch them and put them back in again. I had to eventually let the rest of hers out. They wanted to keep them but I new if they stayed in there for too long they wouldn't be shining so brightly, so I told them they needed to let them go so they could catch them again. This was last night that they caught them and Tyler was especially asking me tonight if they could go out and catch them again tonight. After a long day, me still not feeling 100%, Tatiana not having a nap and starting to complain about her ear hurting again I decided tonight wasn't the best night and put them both in the bed at a reasonable time. Took both the kids to the doc Monday after Tati woke up early Mon morning complaining about her ear and both of them had had a pretty bad cough the entire week before. I thought it may just be allergies with Tyler but thought I should bring him in just in case. I figured Tatiana had an ear infection. Tyler's diagnosis was walking pneumonia and Tatiana's was sinus and ear infection. I was totally floored with Tyler's diagnosis since he acted like he had felt fine and no fever, just a cough. They were both put on the same antibiotic which was only for 5 days. Tyler still acts like he feels ok but Tatiana is complaining about her ear again. We went to the pool today and I didn't even think anything about her getting water in her ears. When she started complaining about them this evening it then donned on me that we shouldn't have went to the pool or I should have put something in her ears to prevent the water getting in. It was one of those what was I thinking moments.
See, she looked happy at the pool. It was after the fact when that ear started hurting her.
We also went to a local festival tonight and here are a few pictures from that.
Tatiana going down the big inflatable slide
Tyler throwing some baseballs
The inflatable obstacle course that I thought Tatiana was going to win.
Tyler finished just a second before Tatiana.
I found a really cute printable tonight for a wedding gift that I need to wrap. I've got several cute printable tags bookmarked. I will share those in a post soon!
Guess that is about it for tonight. Happy Father's Day to all you Daddy's. My hubby has to work tomorrow for Father's Day but we will spend it with my Dad. Church in the morning then lunch with the extended family.