Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday - Something great in my shop

Adult/Teen Slouchy Beanies!
These are super comfy and stylish! Order one today in any color that fits your style.
*This pattern is available at Nutella Dreams Late Night Crafts

Friday, February 26, 2010

One of my Fave shops on etsy!

Rebecca at Hoffe and a Nuffin(Sock Monkey's and More) is currently having a spontaneous sale! It is her sons Birthday and to celebrate she is offering 20% off ALL in stock items! The discount will be refunded after purchase. Enter Happy Birthday in notes to seller at check out in order to receive the discount.

She also has a cute little shop called Sweetest Little Things where this discount is also available. I already purchased some cute little birdie buttons! :) I can't wait to get them.

So stop by both her shops and take advantage of these awesome savings!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Fave Recipes - Triple Veggie Dip

Sorry I have been slacking! I have been so busy that I haven't blogged for a while. So since I love recipes so much, I am going do one today, even though I should have done it Monday.

This dip is amazing! I am in love with it. Try it out and let me know if you like it.

Baked Triple Veggie Dip -
1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 can (1lb 3oz) asparagus spears, drained and chopped
1 pkg (10oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 can (8 1/2oz) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 container (8oz) Philly chive and onion cream cheese spread
1/2 cup mayo

~Preheat oven to 375
~Reserve 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese; set aside
~Mix remaining 1 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese and all remaining ingredients until well blended
~Spoon into 2 qt baking dish
~Sprinkle with reserved Parmesan cheese
~Bake 35 minutes or until lightly browned
~Serve hot

I like to buy loaves of french bread, sliced, and warmed for this dip.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wed - Another Awesome Artisan - AE BABY

This weeks awesome artisan is AE Baby. A fellow Cafemom Team member, her shop has some great items for children.
This learning toy snake is adorable! It has snaps, ties, and laces.
Play fruit set with felt and cotton
I spy bags
Sugar cookie bake set
She also has a DIY shop Pattern Play where you can buy playful sewing patterns, fabrics, and craft kits.
This campfire cookout set is my favorite and if I could sew, I would buy this pattern!

These barnyard balls are so cute! They would make a great gift for baby. :

AE Baby on Etsy

Pattern Play on Etsy

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Something Great In My Shop - Mini Pouch

I recently listed a mini pouch on my Etsy shop Colorful Creations. So far a lot of people have showed interest in them. They think they are adorable! I have a couple more made up that I need to photograph. They are lots of fun to make! Stay tuned for more.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fave Recipes - Cake Cookies

Cake Cookies are so easy and yummy! They take very little ingredients and turn out soft and scrumptious.

1 box of cake mix (choose any kind!)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup your choice of chocolate chips

A really good combo for this recipe is cherry chip cake mix with 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and 1/4 cup cherry chips. Be creative and try all sorts of different kinds. :)

*Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs until blended.
*Stir in chips
*Cook on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for about 10 mins or until desired doneness.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Finds and Faves!

The Cafemom Team on Etsy recently had a secret sister Valentine gift giving. I received my gift yesterday from picardcreative.etsy.com.
Check out Paula and her great shop for FUNctional Art with Attitude.

I was given a Sassy Gal Magnet and a Debit
Card/Credit Card Wallet with Register.
They are so cute and I love them! Thank you so much Paula. :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another Awesome Artisan - Half-Pint Creations

Amber is the owner of this really cute, whimsical shop. Her boutique offers an array of items for mamma's and babies. From skirts for the little one to nursing pads and scarves for mom, their is sure to be something of interest to you or someone you know!

Check out Half-Pint Creations to see all of her items in all their glory. :)

Also now open is Do Ri Mi Fa Sew. Her new shop has do it yourself kits, for the ready to create type of person. The fleece and cotton scrap packs are perfectly coordinated and the applique ties are so cute. Stop by and see what she has to offer.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Nell Bag: Roll Up Makeup Bag

I recently started making roll up makeup bags. They are fun to make, and I have a bunch of different color combos in my head. :)
* 3 buttoned pouches
* Brush pouch
* Roll up design to keep everything in place
* A loop and button on the outside for securing

I can make these bags in any color combo that suits your taste. The hot pink and black bag is available for purchase here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Fave Recipes - Frito Pie

This recipe is so easy and filling. Try it out and you can put your own spin on it very easily.

kidney beans
shredded lettuce
taco seasoning
ground beef
sour cream
sliced black olives

~Brown ground beef, then add taco seasoning according to directions.
~Heat kidney beans in sauce pan (use a lid! lol)
~Chop tomatoes

In a bowl layer all the ingredients mix up and enjoy! Yummy. :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Mom Attack

Every other weekend the Cafemom Team has a sneak mom attack on one lucky shop! We do our best to support her by purchasing from her and telling everyone we know about their awesome shop!

This weeks mom attack victim is Lila's Boutique.

So go check her shop out! :o)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday - Finds and Faves

Today is a day for me to share some of my favorite finds on handmade venues.

One of my new faves is this awesome pleated bag by BagsByColette on Etsy.

I love the color of this one, but she has many different colors and sizes.

I am in LOVE with this French Salt Pig by Blue Sky Pottery on Etsy.

I would love to get a matching salt pig and sugar creamer set.

So check out these shops if you have time! There are some pretty cool things in them. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Thursday - Customer Aprreciation Day

As a thank you to all my fans, followers, and customers I will be giving away a coffee sleeve in your choice of color today!

Leave a comment on here to enter your name into the drawing. I will randomly choose the winner tomorrow morning! :)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wed - Another Awesome Artisan

Recently I found the cutest little bracelet on Etsy made by Floweredsky.

I ordered it with the silver tones instead of the gold, and I LOVE it! Everyone I know thinks of me when they see frogs. That is how much I love them. :)

Floweredsky makes some really cute and unique items and she was really great to work with and super nice.

Right now she is having a winter sale! Go check out her shop. You won't be disappointed.

You can also visit her bead and supply store and her embroidery home decor store.

Find Floweredsky on Facebook too:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday - Something great in my shop

Since Valentines Day is right around the corner I will show you my favorite Valentine hat.

This cute little hat will last long past Valentines and I can make it in any colors.

You can choose from newborn, 3 - 6 months, 6 - 9 months, 9 - 12 months, 12 - 24 months, or child size.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fave Recipes - Mom's Homemade Beef Stew

Yesterday I made one of my favorite recipes, my moms homemade beef stew. It was super good and perfect for the cloudy, cold day.

Moms Homemade Beef Stew:
Ingredients -
beef stew meat
beef boulion
garlic salt

* Fill a soup pot with water and place on heat. Add beef boulion, garlic salt, and pepper to taste.
* Brown stew meat in a pan with salt, pepper, and garlic salt.
* While meat is cooking peel potatoes and cut to bite size, peel carrots and chop, wash celery and chop. Add vegatables to pot with water.
* Add browned beef with juices to pot with water.
* Bring to boil and taste. Adjust seasoing if needed.
* Lower temp to low and cook for 4 - 5 hours.
* Serve stew with buttered bread or rolls.
Mmmm Yummy!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lazy Sunday

I did not get enough sleep last night, and now I have NO motivation to do anything! I am working on an awesome make up bag, so I wish I had the energy to finish it. Maybe some coffee will help.

I will show pictures when I am done with it.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Finally got my blog the way I want it.

So! I finally finished getting my 3 columns to look right. Danyel at CrazySocksCrochetShop helped me out alot! Thank you Danyel. :)
I have a new daily blog schedule to follow now too, so this should help me to write in here more regularly. I hope. lol.