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Little Girl's Sleep Over Party ~ Tuesday

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The little Diva in the house is getting really excited for her sleep over this week.  We've spent hours pining on Pinterest to get ideas.  One of her favorites was decorating water bottles with duck tape.  A very inexpensive and creative idea to customize for your party.  Here is our version:

Her theme was to be pink and black, so I thought she would pick the zebra print like the one on Pinterest, but she liked this one better.  They turned out really cute.

I've also been brainstorming for a way to display cake pops at the party.  I've searched pinterest and party sites, but nothing really stood out.  As I was cleaning up my craft area I came across an empty wipes container.  I always save them, they make great storage containers for craft supplies, hotwheels and many other nick nacks.  After a little more thought I decided to cover it in fabric, fill it with some decorative stones (to weight it down) and stuff a green floral block in it.


I'll do a final blog showing ho…

Little Girls Sleep Over Party ~ Monday

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My daughter has been begging to have her very own sleep over party for quite some time now.  She is about to turn 7, and I wasn't sure we were quite ready for this yet.  I'm still not!  Our original plans were to go out of town for her birthday, but that thing called life came up and we are now planning a last minute party.  I'm excited for her (even though I am secretly cringing at the thought!!).  I do have some great mom friends that have volunteered to stay for a while, so hopefully I'll keep my sanity in check ;-)

I love making things for parties, it'sso much more personal.  I remember growing up, my mom made every one of my birthday cakes.  It would be a surprise most of the time, and the anticipation was always worth the wait.  Eventually she took Wilton Cake Decorating classes and started teaching me.  Then when I became a mom I wanted to carry on that tradition. 

For my daughter's first 2 birthdays I made the cakes.  Then my dear hubby convinced me th…

New Years Resolutions Update

I hope everyone is having a great start to the new year and that you are sticking to your resolutions!  I've been working consistently at mine, but it appears that some of my resolutions are in conflict with each other.
Blog and Organize
You would laugh at the number of calendars I use, but it works for me.  I'm a little it OCD, so there's my excuse.  One of my calendars has general daily goals that I want to accomplish, and blogging is on that list three times a week.  Instead, I have tried to stay off the computer once I get off of work so I can get other things accomplished on my list.  Hence my problem.
So far I have been able to get a good bit of organization accomplished.  For Christmas I received some new storage bins for my ribbon and a new craft table and chair.  I was able to get all that set up and organize my ribbons, fabric and more.  Next, I organized my kitchen cabinets and a shelf in my laundry room that had been bugging me for some time.  I was also able t…

Homemade Pizza Rolls

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I am addicted to Pinterest.  Love, love, love it.  If you have never visited the site I give you one warning: don't until you have at least half a day to spend on it!  It's a place to store all your "favorites" by photo.  And you can see what everyone else is "pinning" about as well.  Moving on.
I found a quick snack/lunch to try out with the kids this weekend and I wanted to share with you my version.  It's homemade pizza rolls which are made very similar to pigs-in-a-blanket.  Here's what you need:

Cresent rolls Mozerella String Chees
Pepperoni slices
Butter
Garlic Salt/Powder

Preheat oven to 375

Spray a pan with cooking spray or use parchment paper (my new best friend in the kitchen!)

Melt a little butter coated with some of the garlic.



Next, roll out your crescent rolls and start adding your pepperoni slices and half a stick of string cheese.

Next, start rolling up and coating with the butter as you roll.



Finish rolling and coating.  Bake for approx …

New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year!

Rarely do I get swept away into the "New Years Resolutions" that every one sets, but this year is different.  Trust me, there are always things I want to change each year.  I've just never took the time to make a list and concentrate on it.  So I'll give it a shot :-)
Here is a general idea of what I would like to see happen this year:

1-Read Bible daily
2-Pray more
3-More Family Time
4-Date night with hubby at least once a month
5-Laundry-at least one load a day and maybe I won't get behind!!
6-Blog: I've just recently started this adventure and would love to learn more
7-Journal about all sewing I do this year
8-Couponing-get back at it
9-Excercise at least twice a week
10-Work on website
11-Take better care of ME
12-Organize
13-De-clutter
14-Cleaning-get a schedule and stick to it
15-New business ideas
16-Get my Etsy page better designed
17-Spend a little more time scrapbooking

I think that's enough for now!  We'll see how it goes …