Thursday, April 21, 2011

Silhouette Giveaways!!

Check it out! There are 2 giveaways for a Silhouette!! I am seriously drooling!!! lol 

The giveaways are at I {heart} naptime and Bowl Full of Lemons!

There are multiple chances to enter, so go enter! Or don't, then I have a better chance of winning! ;)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Help! Need Ideas!

So growing up, we didn't really get too much into the whole Easter bunny thing. My parents always got us a chocolate bunny or something but we more focused on the real reason for Easter, Jesus Christ. I do not feel at all like I missed out!

My husband and I have decided to focus on the real reason for Easter, but that there was nothing wrong with having fun with Easter either. So I got some eggs for my 9 month old, but my problem is, What do you put in Easter eggs for a 9 month old?? You can't really do chocolate or candy...Well I could but then I would just have to eat it for

Anyone have any ideas?? Any help would be appreciated! 

Oh! And we did have an Easter egg hunt this morning....Meaning my daughter threw the Easter eggs all over and I was hunting to find all 12! Finally found them all! 

Easter Dress Completed!

Tada! My baby's Easter Dress is finished! I am loving the way it turned out! I used this sew along tutorial with only one or two modifications. Her dress was for a 2 year old, where mine is for a very tiny 9 month old.

I used a cotton yellow sheet for both this and the Easter tie I made for her daddy. I used the sheet for the outside and the lining. I was afraid it may be a little sheer, but it wasn't a problem. The white is an eyelet material. On the sleeves and bottom, I only used one layer, but for the bib I put an extra layer behind the pleats to keep the yellow from showing through. I LOVE the pleats!

The back I used covered buttons. I don't have a button hole setting on my sewing machine so I started to do the holes by hand, and I quickly gave that up! I messed with my machine until I figured out how to do a button hole on my own! Actually not that bad! 

I made a matching diaper cover using this tutorial. My ruffles were being stubborn and not working out, so I used the last of my white ribbon and made ribbon ruffles instead!

Here's my little one modeling:

(Don't you just loooovvvveee the ruffles?!)

The pictures are horrible, but I was the only one home and couldn't get my fiery little girl to stay still long enough for a good one!! I'll post some better pictures later! Probably on Sunday with her Daddy in his matching tie!!
I'm so glad they're done! Now on to lion costumes!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Tie

I keep seeing these ADORABLE little boys ties around blogland, but I don't currently own have a little boy, so I though, why not make a tie for my hubby? There aren't many tutorials for regular ties, so I set out to figure it out myself. And guess what???

It worked!! I was so excited! 

I used the same material I am making the little one's Easter dress out of!

Yes, me with no makeup

My Dad came over and tied tried it out for me! Now he wants a few!

Mama and baby had to try it out too!

Ugh! Hate that sink! It had better be glad we are renting! It would be a goner!

I was going to keep it a surprise from Mr until next week, but I'm just too darn excited that it worked out! Its hanging waiting for him to find it tonight! (I don't think he reads my blog, so I think I'm safe posting it here!)

I'm going to try a few other things until I find my favorite way. And I think I will probably have to do a tutorial so you can make your own! What do you think?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Baby food bread

Got some leftover baby food? I have a YUMMY recipe for you to try!

My 9 month old has recently decided she does not want to eat baby food, she wants what mama is eating and nothing else! That doesn't bug me any, but what about the baby food in the cabinet? My mom gave me this recipe and it turned out soooo good!

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 tsp ground cloves
1 3/4 cup flour
2 (4 oz) jars baby food

Cream together the oil, sugar, and eggs. Mix together dry ingredients. Add dry mixture to creamed mixture alternating with baby food. Pour into greased and floured bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
I used a pyrex pan since i don't have loaf pans, and I just shortened the time down to 35 minutes. The recipe originally called for prune baby food, but I used Apple and Blueberry and it was great! I bet you could use just about any baby food! Even my husband and my sister ate it! It was very moist!

See? Almost gone! (I probably ate most of it myself! LOL!) 
 Let me know if you try it and what kind of baby food you use!

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I don't see where its been posted here yet, but it should be so I'll keep checking back!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Saturday's Auction

The auction on Saturday turned out to be a very big success! There were 242 people not including workers, or kids! A lot of money was raised for the school! 

The theme for the night was Candy Land. There was a gingerbread house in the doorway, you had to walk through the door of the house to get to the dinner! The tables were done in bright colored table cloths with a different colored zig zag stripe down the middle. I loved the centerpieces! Rice krispie treats made to look like lollipops!  They were placed on skewers and down into some floral foam in a pot, with fruit loops placed on top! They also placed fold over sandwich bags on the tables so the treats could be taken home!

(Sorry, its not the best picture! Trying to cut out the people at the next table!)

 We were also entertained by the High school Choir, the Elementary choir, and a play by the Junior high! Unfortunately I didn't get any other pictures of the evening.

My items were placed into the silent auction. My bows went for $6, and the pink car seat cover also sold for $6 at the last minute. I was a little disappointed that both covers didn't sell and weren't sold for more, but it was also about 90 degrees that day, so who was thinking about car seat covers? The heavy one is the one I came home with. I'm thinking maybe it will be a baby gift? Or maybe I'll eventually have a boy! 

This post is getting kind of lengthy, but I want to show you the pillowcase dress I made for the little one. 

I was obviously not on the ball at all Saturday night since I didn't get a picture of her in the dress either! 
Anyway, the dress is made from one of her daddy's old t-shirts! I left the hem at the bottom of the shirt and added a ruffle. I didn't make the ribbons long enough to tie bows, but she pulls at them anyway, and the knots are pretty cute. I messed around with the flowers for forever and finally got something I liked! Then added a matching headband! She got too sweaty and hot by the end of the night and wasn't wearing it when we left! I'll post a good pic when she wears it next!

P.S. Check out this awesome giveaway!
Strictly Homemade Tuesday

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Friday, April 8, 2011

MIA and Brown Paper Packages

No, I am most definitely not MIA, but I have been so busy I might as well be! Its been too long since I've blogged last! The little one and I are finally catching up from our quick trip to see my Grandma last week and my list of things to do never seems to shorten. Any tips to help with this?? 

A few things I'm hoping to get posted soon is the Bridal Shower, which turned out to be a great success, a few dresses I'm making for the jellybean, and maybe my first tutorial! Just need to get back into the swing of things! 
For today, I want to show you a blog I have just learned about, but wish I had found earlier! 

Kierste at Brown Paper Packages has some really neat ideas! I have only scratched the surface and I'm loving it! Here are a few GREAT ideas I've seen so far:

Our Busy Family Board - Guest post from Somewhat Simple

Foot Stool Makeover - What a great Mother's Day Idea!

This is only a little bit of what Kierste has shared! Go check out her blog and leave her a message while you're there! 

Happy Friday everyone!