Wednesday, February 22, 2017
OK...there is a reason I love chenille blankets. First, how gorgeous are they? Second, my Mom always tells this story about her grandparents who had a chenille blanket on their guest bed. Her and her cousin would jump up and down and make the round chenille circles 'hop' around and yell "cookies." She always reminds her cousin of this traditional jumping get togehter when we get together. I knew I wanted to created a little throw for my craft room. The place where I put my seat is right next to the window, which means it gets a little chilly during both days of winter here in Texas.
In the mean time, I'll enjoy wrapping this around myself during that arctic blast this year, and then hanging it on the back of my chair the other 364 days.
Monday, February 20, 2017
Chicken Spaghetti/Chicken Casserole
Ingredients: 4 chicken breast, 1 block of Velveeta cheese (the larger block), 1 can of rotel (with the juice), 1 can cream of mushroom, 1/2 pkt taco seasoning. Tortilla chips and 8 oz cheese AND/OR one pkg of spaghetti
1. Place chicken, rotel, Velveeta (chopped into cubes), 1/2 pkg of taco seasoning, can of soap, and rotel (with juice) into crockpot. Heat for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low.
2. Take a fork and shred your chicken.
For the casserole: Layer crushed tortilla chips, chicken and cheese mix, cheese. Repeat and add one last layer of crushed tortilla chips to the top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
For the Spaghetti: Boil spaghetti. Mix chicken and spaghetti together.
*I made the casserole in a 9x9 dish (enough for 4 hungry people) and used the other half to mix with a package of boiled spaghetti so I could have two dishes.
*You can freeze either of these once they are put together. Thaw overnight and bake each at 350 for 30 minutes (until heated through)
Friday, February 17, 2017
I added some colorful buttons around the grand kids so that he can run his hands along the buttons. I then sewed this square to another piece of fabric with soft bumps (minky).
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
1. Cook spaghetti according to package. Drain.
2. White the noodles cook, cook beef and onion in a skillet. When all the meat is browned, drain any extra grease. Stir in sauce and salt. Set aside.
3. Add eggs, Parmesan cheese, and butter to the drained noodles. Toss to coat.
4. Place half the spaghetti mix in a greased 9x13 pan. Top with half the cottage cheese, meat, and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers.
5. Cover and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove cover and bake another 20 minutes (until the cheese is melted).
*You can also place everything into a pan, cover, and freeze before you bake the noodle dish. Thaw over night and then follow baking directions.
Monday, February 13, 2017
youtube video with the instructions, please pardon the fact that I'm off screen a bit in the last portion....I'm learning!
I don't send her much candy, but I did tuck some twizzlers inside-a favorite of her mama's and I that we introduced her to when I last visited.
Friday, February 10, 2017
I also picked up some lace, yarn (I crocheted into a heart shape), vintage Valentine's Cards, and a bottle of sequins.
I covered the sides with ribbon. I filled this box with chocolate because it's for someone I know, but I'll 'abandon one' with some little sheets inside to make a scrapbook b/c I figure strangers won't want to eat my chocolate. The top was decorated with little scraps I picked up at the store. This isn't an add, just a fun find (in stores), and fun project.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
I saw a garland like this on instagram a few months back and I had just the stash of felt scraps to make it happen.
...and then I just went to town sewing them with a little space in between each one. I didn't make them all down the center to give it character.
Monday, February 06, 2017
Through the years, I've found myself printing fewer pictures, but this year I commit to doing more scrapbooking. I'd like to catch up on the pictures I did print a long time ago (though, that's actually impossible), and to choose special moments to continue to scrapbook.
Recently, my friend Amber and I went down to a scrapbook store in Corsicana that I love and we spent the day scrapbooking.
The only picture I had that was semi recent was the one from this past July 4th.
...but....no more....I'm bringing scrapbooking back...to my life at least!
Friday, February 03, 2017
here last year and I knew it was a must.
Thursday, February 02, 2017
I've been trying to make as many of my own cards as possible over the last few years. 1-it's more affordable, 2-it's more personal. I LOVE vintage greeting cards, and the nice thing is you can usually find free printables online, just put 'vintage *insert holiday name* card images' and tons will come up. I printed the (above) Valentine card on cardstock. I trimmed around the edge and glued it down to a blank card I jazzed up with some paper scraps/ribbon/rhinestones etc down the side. So simple, and really cute.