Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I think I've found my favorite applique tee (for now anywho!!!). I made this tee for a sweet little boy's train themed birthday party and love how it turned out ;) Take a peek over at my Monogram Store to see it and pricing info!!!

Leave a comment, let me know if you like this or what other kind of appliques you'd like ;)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Zinnia' easy to grow

This is a garden of Zinnia's that Ms. M has grown! I can honestly say that I've never had a flower so EASY PEASY to grow from seed.

We planted these one day in June, and within 5 days they had started to germinate. In about a month or so, these things have sprouted and GROWN!!!

Some are around 2' tall and have some of the prettiest colors. I love all of the layers of petals.

This variation have smaller "heads" than some of the Zinnia's, but are almost dainty and Oh-So-Pretty!

Isn't it amazing how God has come up with the millions of different flowers? What an Artist HE is, and I'm so happy to have been able to paint a canvas with just one of his awesome creations ;)

I've already gotten about 5 seeds from one of the flowers I dead-headed today, so we'll have a HUGE garden next year.

We also have some FREE Lantana (transplanted from the back yard) that I'm hoping will start to get big. I love having this little BUTTERFLY garden, just hope some of our friends will come by this fall! :)

Hope you all are having a BLESSED Sunday!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

TONS of Giveaways......

Good Morning!

There is a BIG BIG BIG giveaway going on over at Elle Dee Designs Facebook Page, including a Personalized KeyChain from me!!!

Ways to gain entries are pretty simple, just follow these steps:

First, you must LIKE Elle Dee Designs Facebook Page. Simple, right?

Then look over to the left side of the page, click where it says "1500 Fan Giveaway". Check.

Scroll down and see all that you can win! She has put up a photo album of photos too, so be sure to take a look at all the awesome prizes! Check check.

As you scroll down, you'll see HOW TO ENTER, then under that will have each way you can enter! If you like the item the sponsor is giving away, just click where it says DO IT:, then when you click, the I DID IT will turn green. Pretty ingenious!

Thanks Lani for asking me to participate! Don't forget to do the entries to win one of my Personalized Keychains!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

A rainy day and homemade donuts.....

I love the sound of rain. Makes me want to curl up in bed with warm pj's on, drinking a hot cup of coffee, and if you happen to have the ingredients for these little honey's, a plate full of homemade donuts!

What you'll need:
1 can of 10 count biscuits (or more)
1/2 bottle of vegetable oil
2 cups powdered sugar

First thing you need is a can of the small 10 count refridgerated biscuits (any brand will do, and they can be the regular or buttermilk style). We usually buy the
4 pack, as we need 2 cans for one batch around here ;-).

I use about 1/2 of a bottle of vegetable oil, pour in pan. Heat until oil is hot on medium high setting.

While you're waiting for the oil to heat up, take a bottle cap from a 2 liter Coke bottle (WILL ONLY WORK FROM A COKE BOTTLE!!!! Haa, Haa, just kidding! Any 2 liter bottle cap will work! :) )and press down in biscuit until it makes a hole.

Pour about 2 cups of powdered sugar in a shakeable bag or covered something-or-other.
When oil is hot enough, drop (very carefully!!!) cut donuts into oil. We can usually get about 4 in our pot. Wait until they are golden on the bottom, then flip. These usually don't take long, so have a couple of paper towels on a plate nearby to place the donuts on to drain for a minute or two before you transfer to the powdered sugar.

Voila! Here you have some pretty cheap, very delicious donuts made in a matter of minutes! Oh, and don't forget to make the donut holes too, just like the donuts :) Have you ever had these before? If not, make some and come back and let me know what you think!

Cheers to rainy days and donuts :)

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Collegiate Spa Wraps

I made several of these for a sweet customer at the end of the school year and I wanted to share with you how they turned out! I'm hoping that the girls are getting ready to use them at college in a couple of weeks.

The towels were made for the college that the girls were going to. We have a Florida, FSU, Alabama, Georgia and a couple others :)

Go HERE to order one ;)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Happy 4th !!!!

Here's wishing everyone a Blessed and Safe 4th of July!!!

"One Nation, UNDER GOD!!!"

Friday, July 1, 2011

Bread crumbs......on the cheap

Do you purchase seasoned bread crumbs? I used to, but then a lightening bolt struck me one day and I figured I could make them myself! (OK, not a real lightening bolt, but a small40 watt bulb)

It came to me one day while I was making the kids sandwiches for school. I have always thrown away the "heels" of the bread and the crust (since my daughter doesn't seem to like them! {I know, spoiled right??!!}). I started keeping them in an 8x8 pan, inside the oven. They don't need a cover, since they are nice and safe from any creatures/critters. You ask yourself, "Haven't you left them in the oven while you preheated it for dinner?" Oh sure, but they do toast up quicker that way! LOL!

I've also done this with hotdog and hamburger buns that don't get eaten too.

Ms. M LOVES to help me with the "fun" part! I love my Cuisinart Food Processor! It makes is so stinkin' simple to make the crumbs, but before I got that, I did use a blender. Would also be fun to put them in a ziploc bag and take your frustrations out on them with a mallet or rolling pin...Ooooo, I like that idea! Just grind them down to the coarseness that you prefer. The Cuisinart makes the best powerder-y crumbs! I keep them in a tupperware container in the freezer.

I do use these quite a bit though. Probably the most in Salmon Patties (the kids BEG for these!). Just add 1 tsp. of an italian blend of spices to make italian bread crumbs. Would also be tasty to add lemon pepper seasoning for a fish fry, and a blend of mexican seasonings for a topping for mexican casserole.

I also have made Bread Crumb Cookies before. They don't sound too good, but they were AH-MAZING!!


1 1/4c. flour
1 1/4c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. Cocoa
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 c. melted shortening
2 c. bread crumbs

Sift together dry ingredients. Combine wet ingredients and add to dry mixture. add melted shortening and bread crumbs. Drop by spoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes until done.........

Let me know if you make these! ENJOY :)

Fingerprint Friday........

This is something Beki, over at The Rusted Chain has been doing every Friday. This is a great way to end the business week and get ready for the weekend! Be sure to take a look at everyone elses "Fingerprints" too!

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

Super awesome picture taken in Columbus, GA! I love the detail of the clock and architecture of the old building.

Time, very important and precious! We are not guaranteed another day, so be sure to take the time that we have been given and be good stewards of it.


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