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Yummy to the 10th power! August 7, 2010

So this year I have begun seriously baking for the farmers market. I have a few items that have gone over VERY well! I can not share the recipes with you as they are family recipes but would love to make up drool! First up is the coffee rings, named such not because they contain coffee…because they do not, but because the original idea is that you would eat them with coffee or tea (though I love them for dessert).

First up the original Pecan Coffee Ring:
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Almond Coffee Ring:
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Cinnamon Coffee Ring:
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Cinnamon Raisin Coffee Ring:
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And next we have the cheddar braids which are a very soft moist tender bread that I love to tear apart into rolls. I am not a lover of hard crust so this bread is perfect for me!

The original Cheddar Braid:
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Garlic Cheddar Braid:
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Italian Cheddar Braid:
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Now to get your hands on any of these delicious and VERY yummy bread you will just have to come to my local farmers market! I sell at the thursday public market located in Oak Harbor on the beautiful Whidbey Island located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Party Favor Craziness! February 14, 2010

So I like to spoil children…can’t just do cheap party favors, instead I go all out and make stuff too. We plan on going the day after valentines day as well to get candy to add to it, as well as possibly more favors. I already bought some decorations from the dollar store but will probably get more on clearance after valentines day. I figure if you are born 3 days after valentines day why not use it as the perfect theme! I am expecting a combination of babies, toddlers, and preschool age kids. As such I am going to make each kids party bag up for them specially. I figure by doing it this way and having extra party favors on hand no kid will be left out and each child will get the age appropriate items/toys. Plus I can do it with each child and they can pick their colors and such out! Win win for everyone. Here is what will be at the party: 19 Crayon Rolls, 36 Multi Color Crayon Cupcakes, PLUS pencils, erasers, noise makers, spinny toys that click, and shapes that snap together!

Should be a blast. I have 13 of the crayon rolls done and just 6 more to complete!

 

Birthday Party Favors! February 11, 2010

So Sammi’s first birthday is in just 7 days! I really wanted to make some custom party favors but couldnt figure out what i should make. Then the light bulb went on and I knew what I was gonna make! Mini crayon rolls! Here is a Crayon Roll Tutorial on how to make a full size roll! Being that these are just to be party favors I didn’t feel that a full roll was necessary but wanted more that the 4 crayons that the favor rolls I have seen hold. So here is my solution!

Crayon roll

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I absolutely love it and think that they will be the perfect touch to Sammi’s bday! Am going to make some in boy prints as well so that no one feels left out! And by holding 6 crayons instead of 4 I can give the kids enough color variety that they don’t just get random colors! I will still be able to buy 24 pack or larger of crayons to fill them with!

Enjoy!

 

So I am really bad…

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…about doing any postings or updates…yup its a fact but I am ok with that…

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The sad return to work :( May 11, 2009

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Well tommorrow is my first day back to work since having Sammi. I am really not looking forward to it. I have so enjoyed the past three months of Chloe, Sammi, and me spending time together. I can’t believe that Samantha is already going on three months old! I want to cry to think that this special time of just us is over. I am NOT looking forward to having to leave my girls with anyone for 8 hours at a time, even if it is going to be daddy, grandma, or grandpa. I really wish my mom had the energy and willingness to watch the girls cause that would set my mind very much at ease. I wish we could afford for me to stay at home and take care of my girls…maybe sometime soon. At least I got today off (mother’s day) though it is very bitter sweet to spend my last day before I go back to work, which is supposed to be all about being a mother, being sad about having to go back to work and leaving my baby at home. I think it is a lot harder to me this time around because I am successfully breastfeeding her. I think that I have been able to bond with Sammi a lot faster than I got to with Chloe. I think that bonding has also been easier because Sammi has not been colicy like Chloe was and we can actually play with her at this age. I really just want to cry. Also we have gotten Chloe to be not eatting as many junky foods that her grandpa is so fond of feeding her. I am going to revert to lists of what to feed her and when, when grandma and grandpa have to babysit. It is the only way that I can get them to feed her what I want her to eat…aka not cookies.

 

Handmade Recycled Upcycled Onesie made from a T-shirt! May 5, 2009

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Thats right I made a onesie from a shirt! It is such a fab way of making new clothes for your children having to spend either little or no money. You can also create one of a kind clothes for them that no one else will have. This onesie used to be a womens 2x tank top that never fit me but had a really cute beach theme across the front. I even made a really cute hat to go with it out of the same fabric! The little lady in the picture is my newest addition Samantha aka Sammi. Just for size reference she is a size 0-3 months! This was much easier than I expected but SOOOO cute! There are a lot of step but not that bad and nice feeling since the fabric is more worn in. I just put this up on Etsy! Wish it luck!

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Tutorials April 14, 2009

On the subject of tutorials my sister, Kymy, has a great list made up with TONS of links to tutorials.   There is everything from clothes for nursing mommy’s to clothes for the little boys and girls.  The baby legs tutorial is fab and they come out so CUTE!  There are 841+ patterns and tutorials listed and sorted! One of the best parts about it is I believe they are all FREE patterns and tutorials! You cant beat that. She has some great tutorials on her blog as well that you just have to check out.