Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Traveling Doctor.

This is another "Traveling Woman" Shawl that I knit. This one is a gift that I was asked to knit for my father for one of his doctors.

I loved the way it came out, and I love the colors. I used Patons Lace in Bonfire. And if you look really close it does look like fire.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Shutterfly....It's a fabulous thing.

I can only say Shutterfly has always held a special little part of my heart. I discovered them a few years back and in that time I've ordered prints from made several Shutterfly Photo Books including my wedding guest book, my wedding album parents albums, and an album for our favorite little Flower Girl. We've also done holiday cards from Shutterfly for Mother's Day and Father's Day. This year I'm even thinking of doing a Valentines Day card for Doug, maybe if he's lucky I'll use one of my fabulous boudoir pictures for that one.

Now that the holidays are rapidly approaching, we've made our appointment with a photographer and we're going to use them for our Christmas Cards and maybe even some cute Gift Tags this way everyone will know who their gifts came from.

If you want a chance to get some free cards for yourself check out the new Shutterfly Promotion for 50 free cards. You really won't be sorry.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A little encouragement.

I keep searching without any luck, so this is just a reminder how long the search has been going on.

Maybe it will bring me a little luck.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A hat for Little Miss May.

I was asked to knit a hat for the most adorable Little Miss May. I knew it had to be as precious as she is, so I had my work cut out for me.

So after a little searching for the perfect pattern (we had a picture of what the hat was to look like) I bought the yarn and started knitting.

I love the way it came out, I hope it's perfect for Little Miss May.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I love a good blog giveaway!!

Our good friends at Reef Botanicals are having their first blog giveaway. They felt like it was the right time for a giveaway with the release of their new product Almond Pasty Pastry Scrub.

So feel free to check them out, and follow along for your chance to win a For Your Face Gift Pack, containing one full size shaker container of this awesome new scrub, one bar of our Purity soap, and one bar of our Oatmeal Honey soap, all great for your face!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Triangle Lace Shawl

This was my first attempt at a triangle lace shawl. I've always loved them, but was always a little bit intimidated by them. It was the shaping and the lace that scared me, I was afraid, it wouldn't come out right.

But guess did.

I'm not a fan of knitting from charts, so I knew I had to find the perfect pattern, something that had instructions written out. I found Traveling Woman and I liked the stockinette with the lace border, it was really pretty.

I used some pretty sock yarn and this is my finished product.







Monday, October 4, 2010

As much as I love pumpkin, I love Food Netork more.

Again watchinc Food Network, Down home with the Neeleys, they were making a usual southern bar-b-q they had a wonderful recipe for Sweet Potato Cookies and figured since people make sweet potato pie, instead of pumpkin pie, why couldn't I change up the cookies and make pumpkin cookies.

So I did!!

And they came out wonderful. I just replaced the pureed sweet potato for pureed pumpkin. All I can say is yum.

The only small snafu that I had was, I didn't have any powdered sugar, so they were bare, and I acutally think they tasted great even without the glaze.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

The making of a hockey season.

The 10th season of the Bridgeport Soundtigers the top AHL affilate of the New York Islanders starts in one week and one day, but before they can start they season they need a little ice.

So here it is, the ice that will bring us laughter and tears, blood and pain, a hopefully a Calder Cup winning championship season.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I love Pumpkin!!

I don't know if it's the fall season or just the deliciousness of that big beautiful orange gourd. But I love everything about it, especially the color.

While web surfing I came across this fabulous Pumpkin Sugar Scrub and I knew I had to try it, and here's how it came out.

The instructions say to use as a mask and scrub, so that's what I did, also when I had it all mixed, I thought the 3 tablespoons of sugar that it was calling for wasn't enough "scrub" for me, so I added another 3 tablespoons and it worked perfect. After it was done, my skin felt super moisturize and smooth. I will make this again.

5 Tablespoons of Pumpkin

3 Tablespoons of Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon of oil (I cheated and used olive oil)


Enough for another mask, stored in the fridge

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

And the winner is.....


Congrats, I will get the kit out to you this week.

Blog Giveaway Reminder!!

Today is the last day if you want to enter.

Just leave a comment on the orginal post.

Blog Giveaway

I will pick the winner tonight at 9pm EST.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Baby Suprise Jacket.

I love the idea of this cute jacket that is knit in one piece. As you follow the pattern along it's a bit strange, but in the end it really does work out well. I can't believe how easy it actually was. All in all I think it was a grand total of about 2 or 3 hours a day for a week, so it went pretty quick.

The hardest thing about it was all the counting. The increase rows just didn't work well with the place markers.

I will make this again and next time I will try to use a self striping yarn for a little more color.

Blog Giveaway!!

This is my first blog giveaway, and if it goes well I may have more in the future.

Sunday was our annual Stitch N' Pitch event. We had so much fun and got a bunch of fun giveaways. But this year I got a duplicate grab bag prize.

So I figured what's the best thing to do with it...


Custom House of Needle Arts Crewel Embroidery Design Kit.


Perfect for fall season.

So if you're intersted in starting embroidery or a long time crafter feel free to enter. Just follow the blog and leave a comment.

**BONUS ENTRY** For an extra entry, post on your blog that I’m having this giveaway. With a link back to my page.

I will choose a winner on Tuesday September 21, 2010

Good Luck!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Banana Cranberry Muffins

I had a few bananas going south again and I didn't want to toss them out so I wanted to make muffins with them.

I found a great recipe for Banana Bread. The only thing I did different was added dried cranberries and baked them for 25 minutes at 350 and they're perfect.



Add to paper cups






Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New knitting project.

I finally finished the sweater that I've been working on for the last month. It came out great I love it.  It's going to be a perfect day to wear it tomorrow, about 70 degrees and overcast.  WOOHOO!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Need to stop watching Food Network

I was watching Sunny Anderson on Food Network and saw her show Cooking for Real and she was making Mussels with Chorizo,and talking about her mussel cravings which of course got me craving mussels, we usually have them every couple of months.

I love to cook them, but she gave me a great idea to make them taste a little bit better. Add the Chorizo to give it a little extra flavor. But since one of my favorite things to eat with chorizo is a great dish I make with rosted artichokes, so I think I need the artichokes for this recipe for a little added yumminess.

She also made a little garlic bread to go with the mussels to sop up the broth. This really is a great comfort food dish.

I'll let you know how it turns on when I make it one day this week (I need to go find all the ingredients)

2 (5-pound) bags mussels
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound spicy Mexican chorizo, casing removed
1 Vidalia onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, slivered
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 bottle dry white wine
Parsley, chopped, for garnish
Working, 1 at a time, scrub any grit from shells under running water. Discard open mussels that do not close with a few taps of the finger and any with cracked shells. Put the mussels in a bowl of cold water.

Heat the oil in a large wide pot over medium-high heat and add the chorizo. Using a wooden spoon or potato masher, mash the chorizo into chunks, so it resembles ground beef. Saute until brown, about 8 minutes. Remove chorizo to a bowl. In the same pot, add the onion and garlic and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Saute 3 minutes to sweat. Deglaze the pan with the wine. Pull the mussels from bowl and transfer them and the water to the pot, do not strain, leaving behind any sand and grit that has sunk to the bottom. Stir to coat. Add the chorizo back into the pot and cover. Cook over medium heat until the mussels open, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large serving bowl, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Great Giveaway

I found a great giveaway today on The Nest of course. One of my fellow nesties has an awesome giveaway if anyone is interested in canning.

It's for a Ball Canning Discovery Kit.

Ball Canning Discovery Kit

Personally it's something that I always wanted to do and never really did, I put it off said I didn't have the time, it was to hard, and so-on and so-on. Nothing would make my husband happier if I did.

So maybe this is the push in the right direction for me.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

This is what happens when I'm left alone with my thoughts.

Who would ever think that a cat wearing a pair of leg warmers would send my mind a flutter. So this is what I worked up.

Kitty Leg Warmers.