Thursday, July 28, 2011

A simple Dress

I finally took some time from playing outside with my little peanut to come in and do some much needed sewing. Yesterday, I made this cute little dress for my peanut to wear and I think it turned out adorable. I didn't use a pattern I just used a dress that my little peanut already had to trace out the size and Ta DA~ A cute, simple, carefree sundress!

Today I'm linking up with these blog parties. Have a great day!

Branys Craft Blog: Gluesticks

Paisley Passions: Thrilled on Thursday

Somewhat Simple: Sturt your stuff

A glimpse Inside

Fireflies and Jellybeans: Show off your stuff

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Turtle S'more Cheesecake Mini's ~ Tasty Tuesday

I love S'more's and I know that I am not alone. After finding this recipe I have been dying to try them and I must say they are GREAT!!

What You Need:

3/4 cup HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 cup Mexican caramel spread (dulce de leche), warmed slightly, divided
1/2 cup coarsely chopped PLANTERS Pecans, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 jar (14 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
1/2 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
2 Tbsp. HERSHEY'S Chocolate Syrup

Make It:

MIX graham crumbs, butter and sugar until well blended; press onto bottoms of 10 paper-lined muffin cups. Spoon 1/2 cup caramel spread evenly over crusts; sprinkle with 1/3 cup nuts.

BEAT cream cheese and marshmallow creme in small bowl with mixer until well blended. Add 2 Tbsp. of the remaining caramel spread; mix well. Spoon into muffin cups; top with marshmallows.

DRIZZLE with chocolate syrup and remaining caramel spread; sprinkle with remaining nuts. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Today I am joining these great blog party's:

Not Just A Housewife
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Silly Little Sparrow
A Diamond in the Stuff

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fashion Wednesday!

I have been enjoying my summer vacation and my little peanut and I have been swimming like crazy! I have managed to take a few photos of what I've been wearing but I've definitely not been as good as I was before summer break! I love taking part in Wednesday's linking Fashion party's. So here is a little of what I wore this past week!

Juicy Couture Dress- Gift
White Tank- Nordstroms

Flip Flops- Costco I love them!!

Tan shorts- Old Navy
Peach Ruffle top- Old Navy
Flip Flops- Costco

Today I'm linking up with the following blogs:

The Pleated Poppy
Momma Go RoundNo Model Lady

Come join the fun!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

We've gone banana's ~ Birthday invitations

This year for our little peanuts 4Th birthday we did a monkey theme! It was so much fun putting together all the little details for her party. I had so much fun making her invitations! I went to the local Michael's Craft store and purchased some card stock and monkey stickers. I already had a brown stamp pad and markers. Using my decorative scissors I cut the edges of the lime green card stock and then using my brown stamp pad I inked the edges. Next,I used scrap booking tape and attached the lime green card stock to the bright blue card stock to give it a framed look. Then using the computer I printed out all the important information. Finally, my peanut and I added the monkey stickers and drew the vine with a green marker. There you have it a simple, fun, and I think very cute invitation to her monkey party!

I think our final count was 28 invitations made!!

Today I'm joining the following linking party's:

Not Just a Housewife
Sugar bee Crafts
A Silly Little Sparrow
A Diamond in the Stuff

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just a little something & maybe an etsy shop soon!

I've been having so much fun making all kinds of hair accessories. I just started selling a few at a local salon and I'm thinking about selling my hair flairs and some of my crafts through etsy. This however, totally scares me, what if I don't sale anything. I love the blog by Little Miss Momma about the sleepless nights that she went through when deciding to start her own little etsy shop. Click here. I think I'm ready to do it but then again we'll see! For now I'll share with all of you a few that I have made!

Today I'm linking up with these blogs

Making the World Cutter

Sew Chatty

Keeping it Simple

Craft o Maniac

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Twin bed becomes an outdoor bench!

Well I have been trying to get back into the blogging scene and I haven't been doing well. Don't get me wrong I love blogging but I have been busy working on many projects, playing with my peanut, and enjoying my summer. Unfortunately, by the end of the day I am too tired to blog but I'm trying to blog early in the morning so we'll see how it goes!!

Here is a little project that I finally completed. This was an old twin bed frame that now has a new purpose, an adorable outdoor bench!! I used the headboard for the back of the bench and then cut the foot board in half to use as the two sides of the bench. I added a little plywood and some old wood scraps to make the seat frame, a little fresh paint job and there you go a beautiful new bench.

Of course I had to make some cute little pillows to place on the back.

I think it looks great on our back screened in porch!

Today I am linking up with:

Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fashion Wednesday!

OK so I have been really bad at blogging lately and I'm so sorry, please bare with me!! I thought that once summer was here I would be able to blog like crazy however, that has not been the case. Between trips to the park, play dates, swim lessons, Dino camp, and just having fun I haven't blogged much but that is about to change. As of today I'm getting back on track and what a better way to start than with fashion Wednesday!!
I love linking up with Momma Go Round, The Pleated Poppy, & No Model Lady for fashion Wednesdays! Of course with all the triple digit temperatures that we have been having I have spent at lot of time in my swimsuit but I do manage to get dressed in real clothes every now and then!

My Peanut & I

Skirt- Handmade with love
White Tank- Target
Belt- Forever 21
Shoes- Diane's

Check out these great blogs and join in on the fun!
The Pleated Poppy

No Model Lady

Momma Go Round

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Peanut!!

Its hard to believe that it has been 4 years ago that God blessed me with the most precious gift, a baby girl. Today my little peanut is 4, I can't believe how quickly time has passed. I can still remember hearing her first cry, giving her her first bath, listening to her first giggle, and many more firsts. She is no long a baby but a beautiful, spunky, smart, loving, caring little girl and I treasure each and every moment I have with her! I'm looking forward to watching her continue to grow however I wish at times there was a pause button!!

Happy Birthday little princess, mommy and daddy love you so very much!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Philly Cheesesteak Burger~ Tasty Tuesday

This is one of my husband favorite burgers and I must admit I like it too!

What You Need:

1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large sweet onion
1 sweet red pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 pound button mushrooms, sliced
12 thin slices provolone cheese (about 6 ounces)
3/4 pound whole-wheat Italian bread, cut into 6 pieces and sliced in half horizontally Pepperoncini

Make It:

1. Form ground sirloin into 6 equal-size patties and refrigerate.

2. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add onion and cook 5 minutes over medium
heat, stirring occasionally. Add pepper and mushrooms and cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.

3. Heat gas grill to medium-high or coals in a charcoal grill to medium-hot. Lightly coat grill rack with oil or cooking spray

4. Grill burgers for 3 minutes per side, covered, or until internal temperature registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Turn off heat and place 2 slices of cheese on
top of each burger. Cover and wait a few minutes until cheese melts.

5. Place burgers on Italian bread with onion and mushroom mixture spooned over top. Serve with pepperoncini, if desired.

Today I'm linking up with these great blogs, check them out!

Not Just A Housewife
A Diamond in the Stuff
Sugar Bee Crafts
A Silly Little Sparrow