Friday, July 2, 2010

Giveaway at August Fields!

I am having such a wonderful time painting my furniture! Unfortunately my camera is left at my friends house, and my extra camera is missing. Oops! But I will have pictures soon of all my fun projects!

There is an awesome giveaway at Wheatfields, (which is a really cute Etsy shop) Go to and enter! I want this one! Hehe!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Laundry Update

I was wrong. It was 26 loads of laundry!!!!!
And I packed those washers so full I was afraid the attendant would throw me out. John went with me after work and I don't know how I would have done it on my own. After all, we had figure skating to watch on those big overhead TV's!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Laundry Day

Today is laundry day. We will be going to the laundromat, so as to avoid 2 inches of water being dumped all over the basement. The nice thing, is that the laundromat is less than a mile away, and I can get all this done in about 2 hours! I have never gone all by myself with 4 children, but I think they will do a good job and enjoy the novelty of the whole ordeal.

Yes, the keen observer might have noticed that this is going on 11 loads of laundry.
Smile! It'll be okay. :)

"I will hear what God the Lord will speak; for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints;...
Psalms 85:8

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee."
Isaiah 26:3

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Emmeline Aprons!

These are my latest creations! They are reversible and so nifty! Hopefully you like them too!!!




I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but this will not post correctly no matter what I do! So sorry that it is jumbled.

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Messy Breakfast Adventure

Sunday night I made 7 tasty little pumpkin custards and put them in the refrigerator for breakfast the next morning. I was so proud of myself for being frugal and resourceful, since the cupboards were nearly bare- except for pumpkin and rice milk of course! Yes, they are dairy free, and yet quite good.

Here's the recipe (in case you ever happen to have non-dairy milk around) *roll eyes* :)

1 can pumpkin

3 eggs

2/3 C honey

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

enough rice or almond milk to make it look right.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour in a pan with 1 inch of water. Turn off the oven and leave in for another hour to set.

I can hear the sighs of frustration from all the type A's right now.

"What on earth does THAT mean?!"

Well, simply put, if I put down an amount, you might blindly follow it and ruin your custard. You would wonder why it is so soupy and thin. So there. (Smile! Love you!)

Isabelle thought it was wonderful and ate three bowls.

Ammon, I discovered, loved it as well, and ate one himself!

How is this possible that I allowed my baby to walk around eating and not notice?! you ask.

Well, (gulp)I was on Facebook.

(It was only 10 minutes, I promise. )

I read VERY fast.

And he was so cute.

He even wanted to share!

Two of our children turned up their noses and ate Isagenix shake and almond butter for breakfast, which was fine, I suppose, because it was nutritious and non- messy. ( and I didn't have to make it! Hehe!)

And then I put him in the high chair to eat his muffin.

I do have my scruples.

Ok, it was about 2/3 cup of milk. :)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

1830's Popcorn Queen

Well, tonight I got all dressed up and acted in a little church history skit with my family and won a popcorn contest! It was a nice little break to the winter dreary-ness and who'd a thought I could win a cooking contest. (If you don't know me very well, you might like to know that I detest cooking. Hate it. Despise it.) Unfortunately I have to do it! And I'm getting better every day.

This nifty little prize will definitely be an encouragement. I'm sure of it.
It says, "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox while he treadeth out the corn" Duet 25:4. ((John explained to me that oxen used to crush the harvested cobs and some farmers wouldn't allow them to eat it while they were working, by muzzling them. God told the Israelites not to do that.)

It will remind me to be kind to my children when they are helping me, and to give them words of encouragement, just like an ox needs food when working.

I'd call that food for the soul.

And now about my dress, since you are dying to know. Or, at least, I'm dying to tell you.
I made it in one day- yesterday, and put in the zipper today.
There are no hems, but I wore it anyway and no one noticed. And if anyone did, they kept quiet about it. (Bless them)

I designed the neckline,

the sleeves,

the shirring in the bodice,

as well as an awesome nursing bodice.

(Sorry, no pictures of that) *grin*
My desire was to create an 1830's gown, and considering the horribly ill-fitting pattern I had to deal with, it turned out remarkably well.
I won't bore you with more details, but needless to say, I had a ton of fun creating this dress and I feel beautiful in it.