Friday, July 31, 2009

It's 4 am and I cant sleep

So what do I do I blog about it.
I have been tossing and turning for hours..
 couldn't stand laying there any longer.
I have cleaned the bathroom.
made a grocery list.
Taken my toe nail polish off.
Checked my one email.
looked at face book.
weighed my self looked at all my fat areas in the mirror
smoothed them out and pretend they weren't there.
contemplated if I still need a boob job the answer is no
I dont need one but yes I still want one
read all the hot gossip in people magazine .
reminded my self that no celebrity looks that good in real life.
They all have cellulite and saddlebags just like me.
and I am still not sleepy.
I dislike it strongly when this happens.
I guess I will just go back and lay down until I
need to get up in 4 hours.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

How sweet is this...

Before Dale left he recorded himself reading books so that the kids could read with him at night.
Ben loves watching his daddy read to him.
When I put the DVD in he instantly calms down and reverently listens to his Dad.
Ben has the same book that his Dad is reading so he can fallow along.
It is so sweet because he reads right a long and will say good job Daddy as if he was there.
On a side note It's this little monsters Birthday today , But we aren't telling him.
The reason why because Daddy will be home in just a week. Yep thats right a week from today.
So we decided to tell Ben his birthday is when Daddy gets home.
If you are local you have to keep it hush hush that Dale is coming home on thursday because I told them it was Friday
We have a fun surprise in store for them..
Time is flying by so until Dale is home we can hardly wait.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sew cute..

I finished the rest of my baby gift.
and if I do say so my self the are sew cute..
2 sweet bibs and 2 burp cloths..
Put it with the bath apron and it makes a mighty cute gift..

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

rubb a dubb dubb an apron for the tub

When I was invited to my friends baby shower , I wanted to make her something unique.
I could not get the idea of giving her an apron for a baby gift out of my head.
So I came up with an apron useful for baby.
So I made an apron out of a bath towel.
Yep you heard me right an apron out of a bath towel.
The idea is to make bath time easier for the mama.
When wearing the towel apron it will free your hands and keep you dry.
When baby is finished with the bath you simply
lift baby out of the tub and put her up to your chest and then
take the bottom of the apron up and dry of baby..
I really do love how this turned out.
It was quick and simple and will be oh so fun to give to my friend.
Now to finish the rest of her gift..


Guess what I am in the middle of makeing?

I will give you a few clues.
1. It's for a baby shower gift.
2. I am makeing 3 things of the gifts is for bath time and the other 2 are for feeding time.
I will show you all soon.


Monday, July 27, 2009

10 more days!!!

I am so super excited 10 more days until I get to hold and kiss
My love again..
I cant belive that 4 months have allready gone by.
I rember how hard it was dropping him off at the airport.
4 months seemed so far away and now it is just around the corner..
I am so super excited!! did I allready say that..
Let me say it again I am so super excited.
Now I just have to finish up some sewing get the cars wash, go to the store ,plan a menu, make a welcome home singh, and the list goes on..
By the time my list is done it will be time to pick him up at the airport.
I am so excited!!!!

Sunday, July 26, 2009



I guess I should not walk away when I am cleaning my bath tub.
At least my floor is clean now..


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Ice cream, cake, chocolate, and sprinkles..

Does life get any better?
I took the girls to cold stone for a treat last night and when I was leaving I saw these in the freezer.
I could not resist them, I new The boys would love them..
The bottom is made out of a chocolate shell , Red velvet cake in the middle drizzled with chocolate, cake batter ice cream topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.
I wonder if I could recreate these little beauties..


Friday, July 24, 2009

look at this tweet skirt

Iam not so sure about this skirt. It looks pretty good until you get to the waist.
I think I am going to have to take out some of the bulk and put a zipper in before I will be satisfied. so it will be back to the drawing board.
I also have some cute projects I am getting done today I hope to get this pesky purse I have been working on for months but I keep getting interrupted and put it a way and forget about it.
I also have to hem some cute designer jeans i got last November. I hung them up in my closet and forgot about them until the other day when I found them while cleaning.
Well I hope everyone is haveing a fun day and a safe weekend.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pretty hair flowers..

When Maddie was little I always had big bows or flowers in her hair..
She kinda grew out of it and it made me just plane sad..
today I had bought some big flowers to make headbands for my friends baby girl but when I brought them home I decided they where way to big for a baby.
Madeline saw them and asked if I was going to make barrettes with them .
I looked at her and said would you wear them if I did?
She nodded her head up and down as fast as she could.

With out missing a beat I whipped up 2 of these cute little flowers.
They were so easy and took no time at all.
I thought they would look cute with some of Madies knit hats.
As you can tell from Madies face they weren't so cute with the hat..
I think these flowers were a little to big for these hat.
I will have to make some small ones for Madies hat and my friends little girl.
They also are a big hit with the big girls.
I will make a tutorial and share it next week.

Funeral potatoes

Christmas, potatoes, Sunday dinner potatoes, hash brown casserole pot luck potatoes, and I think thats all I have heard them called. If you are LDS you know exactly what I am talking about, it's a mormon standard at Funerals and potlucks. You might be wondering what my point is, I am getting there I promise.

Last night night I made a this casserole for dinner, my neighbor came over and asked what I was cooking. I told her funeral potatoes she looked at me a little blank I then told her the ingredients and she said oh hash brown casserole. I said yeah, she then asked why the heck did I call it funeral potatoes. I explained that it was something often made at Mormon funerals so it got nicknamed that.

It also reminded me of the first time I had ever heard the term funeral potatoes, belive it or not it was when I had my 7 Baby Ben 5 years a go next Thursday. My friend Kim made it for our family and was very upset when she brought it over. She said Jennifer I messed up. I was a little puzzled and asked how so. She said I made you funeral potatoes for a babys birth. I looked at her confused and then looked at the dish and said oh these aren't funeral potatoes these are Sunday dinner potatoes. She looked at me and laughed and said oh thats better It's wednesday and I am bring you Sunday potatoes on wednesday. I reassured her they were my favorite and it did not matter what day she brought them.

After a good laugh I asked her where on earth did she here the term funeral potatoes. She then said she told our friend Christina at cub scouts what she had made and she called it funeral potatoes.

So after that long intro do you all want the recipe? They are super good and worth the storey I promise.

1 Large bag of frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (not already browned, raw)
2 cans of cream of chicken soup
1 pint of sour cream
1 small bunch of green onions (just the green part cut really fine, I just use scissors!)

1 cup of cheese Cheddar, jack or what ever kind you want.

corn flakes

option I like to add ham or chicken to make it a full meal.

Mix everything together and put in one or casserole dish( I put it in 2 8X10 dishes I think thats the size and freeze one.)

Then add corn flakes , crushed cheese its bread crumbs or what ever you want on top.

Then bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

So I am dying to know have you ever heard of this casserole and if you have what did you call it?


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Look what was walking around my front yard!

I just got  back from jogging came into the house
got a drink of water then plopped down on the couch to take a breather.
I looked out my window and saw this.

A little moose calf.
he or she must not be very old. I have seen calves befor but never this little.
He started to creep around the neighbors house, and got scared you can see the hair on the
back of his neck raising, the neighbors dogs where probably barking.
Then he got scared and ran away.
My kids all wanted to go out and see it but I looked at them and said don't you ever go near a moose calf
Because if the momma saw you she would stomp you down.
Just another joy of leaving in Alaska.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I shouldnt have

Fun fabulous purse 7.50
smashing sexy shoes 10.00..
But how could I not!
Shoes and a purse for under $20 dollar. now thats priceless..

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Blueberry Lemon cake.. Yum!!

In my quest to become a fabulous baker I have actually been trying to bake more..
Hmm imagine that.
Today I made a wonderful Blueberry  Lemon cake.
It was easy peasy of course.
All you need is a
1white cake mix
made according to instructions
with one TBS of lemon of lemon zest added.
put cake mix into to round cake pans bake at 350 for 35 mins.
when cake is done and cooled off
put some caned blues berries in the center of one cake and white frosting on the other
then sandwich the cakes and frost the cake.
Then add the rest of the blueberries to the top.
Yep it's that simple..
Even a dork diva like me can make it ..


Thursday, July 16, 2009

look what jumped in my shopping cart..

I really tried hard to put them back !!
but when I looked at how little it would cost to keep them ($9.00)
I could not resist.
I think I will name them Gigi..
Yep they will be my Gigi shoes.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I feel like a little girl again..

After I finished the 20 min skirt last night I put it on and felt like a little girl.
I love the fullness of the skirt.
My teen aged girls and my 8 year old Madie loved it as well, they all want there own now.
I guess this will have to be a fun mother and daughter project.
It really was an easy skirt to make and an good one for a beginner to make..
So you all might be thinking was this rally a 20 minute skirt?
No it was more like a 45min skirt with the second layer.
In the tutorial that I used she had to type one with a under skirt and one with out.
I haven't tried the one with out yet but author is probably right it will be a 20 minute skirt maybe 15 mins for an experienced sewer.
I am definitely going to be makeing more.
Tomorrow I will make the twirly girl Skirt for big girls.
I have one cut out and ready to sew.
I cant wait to make it .
I will give you my review when I am done.