Sunday, July 18, 2010

Guess Who: Braves Edition

Meet Will...

Will is my 6 year-old nephew. Well, actually he turns 6 tomorrow.  Will is a baseball genius. He loves Major League Baseball and watches the Braves game every night. In fact, last year he persuaded his parents to redecorate his bedroom into a MLB theme.

So, in keeping with the Year of the Handmade Gift...I borrowed an idea from Becki at The Madsen Times (Click HERE to see Becki's creation).

I recreated the game Guess Who into a Braves Edition.

Obviously, you have to know a lot about the Braves to be able to play.  Will should have no problem!

We're celebrating his birthday tomorrow night.  I cannot wait for him to open it!


Hopefully, he'll LOVE it!

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm Back...

Have you wondered what happened to me?

Well, not to make you jealous - but this was where I went...

Using, I discovered Punta Cana...

My vacation...hotel, flight, all meals, and all drinks was cheaper than just housing in Florida...

I planned a two week vacation, but I came home a week early. I anticipated analyzing my dissertation data, but the software wouldn't work on my computer. Plus, predicted a week of rain. I couldn't justify wasting a week of not working on my dissertation to just be sitting in my room.

So, I enjoyed this exact location (the majority of my trip). I read two books, 4 magazines, and wrote 16 pages of my dissertation. I was diligent and tried relaxing.  

Isn't it pathetic that I had a hard time relaxing?  That is definitely not me.

I start my job in two weeks, and I am extremely anxious about having as much of my dissertation finished as absolutely possible.

So, maybe one day I'll get back to Punta Cana, but for now I'm headed to the office tomorrow for some serious data analysis.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Blog Swap with A Vision to Remember

I am so excited to be Blog Swapping today with Alyssa! Doesn't she have such a cute blog?!?

I am the author of A Vision to Remember. I also have my own etsy shop, where I sell many of my creations. I am a stay at home mom of 2 awesome girls and one dog. They are my inspiration for sure. Everything that I have made has been for them in some way.

Here are a couple of things that I have made over at my blog:

I love making rag quilts. I sell many in my etsy shop, but this pattern is available for download on my blog here.

This was a fun pleated headband that I made for myself (one of the few times that I craft for myself, if you know what I mean :)

I also made this fun Ribbon skirt for my daughter (Part 1, Part 2)

I also have many other tutorials on my blog. Make sure to stop by and check them out.

I also have my own Etsy shop. There I sell rag quilts, car seat tents, and lots of patterns. Some of the patterns I sell are rag quilts, belly band, and fabric flowers.

Peach Mellow

Image was borrowed from here

1 package small marshmallows
1/2 cup milk
1 pint of whipping cream
1/3 cup butter
graham crackers (crushed) you need enough to cover the bottom of your pan

Melt the marshmallows and milk in the microwave. Then place in fridge to cool down. Whip the whipping cream until peaks form.

Melt the butter and add to the graham crackers and squish onto the bottom of to make a nice crust.

Peel and slice the peaches and place on top of the crackers (there really is no set amount just however many you would like.

When the marshmallow mixture is cooled then add the whipping cream and fold together.
Then pour over the top of the peaches.

The above picture is one I borrowed from a website, and if you did not notice the items are in a different order. It really would not matter either way. Also if you have extra graham crackers you can sprinkle over the top of your marshmallow mixture.

Today I made some of this dessert, but I did not have any graham crackers so I crushed chocolate covered flake cereal. It was delicious. This recipe would also work with other fruits. So give it a try

If you love to cook then I am looking for contributors for a 30 day Food Challenge. For the month of August I will be making 30 different meals and none of them the same. If you want to join it let me know. More details can be found right here

Thanks again for swapping blogs with me and make sure to stop by tomorrow and link up to Check ME Out Saturday Link Party Have a great day!