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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer Embroidery Owls and Fun in the Sun!

Hello Everyone,

I have had the pleasure again to test some more embroidery designs for Christie's Embroidery Café.

I love this beach ball in the sand:

 
 Sweet summer owl:

This owl looks like he/she is having way too much fun:

This one looks like he/she is just hanging out:

Surf's up for this owl:

I love the greens in this one...it makes me think of the grass and leaves on a tree:

Let's build a sandcastle:

If you would like to purchase these designs or any others, please go to her website.

I am linking up with these wonderful partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB.

Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #27 and Giveaway!!

Hello Everyone,



 
Welcome to the 27th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

30 Blogs - 1 Party
and
Giveaway
We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  410 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
 
 The hop is hosted and posted on 30 different blogs
 

Your link will appear on the blogs of

 


 
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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers
How to Stay Inspired to Blog
If you are a blogger you have most likely had that moment when you opened up a blank  post and that little cursor stairs at you.  The little blinking line taunts you, “write something…anything!” 

Owl Smash Cake (Updated) from Frugal Mom Eh!

Owl Smash Cake

I decided to redo my Owl Smash Cake tutorial with better pictures and fix the mistakes I made the first time.  This Owl Smash Cake really is so easy to make that I just made it again to redo the pictures.

Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese | DizzyBusyandHungry.com #grilledcheese #turkey #brie
Grilled cheese is definitely a favorite in my house.  How can you not like toasty, crunchy, cheesy hand-held sammies? I love finding new and delicious ways to make grilled cheese, from varying the type of cheese, to incorporating meats or vegetables, and even adding spreads or other condiments.

 

I make a lot of recipes that call for different pie fillings! Depending on the season they can be hard to find and some are more expensive then others. With berry picking season in full bloom, I thought I would try making my own! I was surprised at how simple it is to make and after adding a little bit of this and that I created this thick, warm, sweet, bursting with fresh blueberries pie filling! With only 6 ingredients this blueberry pie filling was less expensive and made more than store bought. Ready your mason jars and get ready to can some amazing pie filling!

 
This time of year is just crazy in my neck of the woods. Between everything in the garden ripening at the same time, the chickens laying eggs like it’s going out of style and it being our favorite time to go camping I am BUSY! It is a given that household chores have been pushed to the waist side. I am trying to be ok with that. But canning and preserving foods in a messy house drives me nuts! Ok let’s be honest here, being in a messy house no matter what I am doing drives me nuts!
 
If you're like me, I hate to look for stuff in my pantry. Not sure if I have it there or not, missing it and purchasing more only to find it again and notice it is out of date. aughhh!!!

 
My old Dodge pickup is rusting. Trying to restore the rusting parts piece by piece, hoping to keep it in good condition, my handy husband went to his favorite salvage yard in search of a fender. He called me when he found one and said, "I've got a fender and there is an old kitchen step stool seat thing here that is getting thrown out. It's really rough. Is it something you are interested in trying to fix up?"  I said "YES! Please and thank you!"
 
A couple of weeks ago I was browsing on ebay and I found this cute gingham pitcher by Crown Burslem.  It is still wearing it's little  Union Jack sticker which I plan to peel off but thought it would be  fun in the pic.  I love gingham and can never pass it up.  It was a bargain too which always seals a deal.
 
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In Greece, we buy our desserts mainly from pastry shops that carry a variety of sweets mainly influenced by the French and the Italian ones. Of course they sell traditional Greek ones, but the majority of people prefer to buy the ones that are made according to French or Italian standards.
 


Today I am delighted to present my 1st refashion a real adventure!
I love jeans and have long wanted to make a very practical bag. Some time ago, a friend gave me a pair of jeans speckled with small beads. So, from a pair of pants were born a bag with wicker handles, a purse and still have leftovers fabric. Frogged, I did some tests, I lined with polka dot fabric, made a sprig of flowers and loved the result!
And what do you think?
I hope you have been encouraged to slow down a bit and consider the blessings of life all around you. It's a constant struggle for me to slow down, and I have to remind myself often to refocus my mind. I'm grateful for the opportunity to do that here, and to share it with you. 

 
We are really blessed in our house to have the space for a playroom. It’s a first floor master bedroom with a bathroom and small walk-in closet. Since we wanted to be on the same floor as Carl, we opted to stay upstairs. The only problem with our playroom is it is completely bare (except for the billions tons of toys). 
 
Laptop and iPad Messenger Bag by Gina's Craft Corner (pattern by Sew Sweetness)
Yes, it is another Kennedy Bag! I just love this pattern by Sarah Lawson from Sew Sweetness. It is actually a free pattern she offers, so check it out! I always feel so satisfied when I am finished with one of these bags. The buckles still frustrate me a bit, but it is all worth it!


I am a firm believer in teaching kids responsibility and that can be done from a very young age. My little guy is three and we have just started introducing jobs to him. He has been expected to do them for awhile now, but I really wanted to create a visual reminder for him. He can’t read yet, so a typical chart was out of the question. I started with clip-art but it just didn’t seam specific enough for me!

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Check out the button down shirt I made for sweet husband!!!
Have a wonderful week!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Another Button Down Shirt for E

Hello Everyone,

I completed another button down shirt for E today. He is so excited and can't wait to wear it when it gets cooler out. I used the same pattern McCall #M4518 as I did for his first button down shirt.

When he saw this fabric he envisioned a button down shirt and lounge pants. Here is the link to lounge pants I did a while back.

I love this hounds tooth fabric and how he can wear it by itself, with a t-shirt or a turtle neck underneath. It will also look great with jeans and khakis. 
 

When I do this pattern again, I am going to make short sleeve versions for E and embroider on them. They will be perfect for when he plays out on stage!!

I am a co-host over at Sew Crafty Angel's Wake Up Wednesday's Linky Party. Please stop by this week and link up your latest creations!!

I am also linking up with these wonderful partiesRemodelaholicMore the Merrier and TCB.

Have a great day and a great week!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #26 and Giveaway!!!!

Hello Everyone,



          
Welcome to the 26th week of 
 
 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 

30 Blogs  -  1 Party
 
and Giveaway


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  393 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!

 The hop is hosted and posted on 30 different blogs

 
 
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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers

Announcing the Arrival of Our Little Guy + Birth Story

So if you follow me on Instagram this is old news but for those who don't I am SO HAPPY to FINALLY announce our little guy, "E" arrived last Wednesday, 6/25. He was 7 lbs. 4 oz. 20.5 inches long with a full head of hair! He is perfect in every way! I am SO incredibly thankful to God that He blessed us with this little guy- it was quite the delivery but "E" was totally, completely worth it!


Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt Pops from More Than A Mom of Three

Summer itself screams for creamy, ice cold treats to make a really authentic summer day. Sticky hands and happy smiles are the reward these delicious Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt Pops. Kids and adults will love them, the kids can help making them too. Creamy, sweet, and tangy they satisfy a sweet tooth without overindulging it. Just perfect for a hot afternoon treat. Beautiful enough to serve or bring to any summer BBQ or pool party get together.
 
English Muffins from The Pink Recipe Box
English Muffins | www.pinkrecipebox.com
English muffins are one of the very first types of bread that I ever attempted, which is why I always have a soft spot for them. For years I adored English muffins – whether they came from the supermarket out of a packet or in the form of a McMuffin from McDonalds, but it wasn’t until I made my own that I fell completely head over heels in love with them.

Thankful Thursday - Pond Tour 2014 from Gail-Friends
This week, we'll be touring Becky's garden again. This is my third post about her beautiful yard, so be sure to check out the two previous posts to see more of this lovely yard. Today we'll be looking at the potting area, and you're going to love it.
 
betterthan
I recently attended a mind-blowing bible study on the topic of “Pride”. It’s amazing how we hear a word like pride, and automatically think of others – and not ourselves.


poor Milo
So over the weekend it was time for our dog to get his bath. Usually my husband is in charge of this process but I happened to be in the bathroom and I was looking at the shampoo he picked up awhile back at the pet store and I was like what?!


This tote was inspired by Ren's Tote-ally Thankful for our Teachers post at The Inspired Wren!
She has a wonderful FREE Lined Canvas Tote Tutorial! Thanks, Ren!
 

This cold weather is causing me to seek some solice in a warm, cozy cup of coffee. Well, more accurately, a creamy foamy latte (hazelnut is my flavor of choice this morning). I worked my way through college as a Barista, and have not stopped whipping up espresso drinks since. Now my family and neighbors are the ones drinking my lattes.
 

5 Ways to Experience His Presence from Faithful Feat

In this world of go, go, go and do, do, do, it's easy to drift far from the One who holds us secure. The One who goes before us, stands at our right hand and has the ability to keep us from being shaken.
 
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Have a wonderful week!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party #25 and Giveaway!!!!

Hello Everyone,



          
Welcome to the 25th week of 
Wake Up Wednesday "Linky"
 
29 Blogs - 1 Party

and Giveaway


We are so excited to have you all party with us.
Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had 347 awesome linkups!   


Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us!
We want to be inspired, entertained, laugh and have a good time!
 The hop is hosted and posted on 29 different blogs
 


Your link will appear on the blogs of:
 
 
 
 

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This weeks 
Featured Bloggers
 
Cocoon Minutes
My girls turned five last month. Five years old. I almost cannot remember what my life was like before they were here.


 Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza
In our family, we don't need a big reason to celebrate. Of course, we love to celebrate the big things like birthdays and holidays. But, I love to throw little celebrations too! A few weeks ago, we had a "Summer is Here!" brunch to ring in the new season. Nothing huge - just our family and a few fun treats.

 
Hungry for sourdough bread but lacking a starter, I was happy to run across this recipe. It does not produce a true sourdough bread, but it's a great substitute. There's just enough of a slightly tangy flavor to satisfy that particular taste, yet mild enough for everyone. The dough is easy to work with, and produces a tender, hearty, pleasantly chewy loaf.

 
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There were so many beautiful flowers, there is no way I can show you them all!
I’d run out of space. But here are a few….

 
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After getting all decked out in Patriotic colors for the fourth, I wore a very summery outfit for church. And there were actually a few other in summery colors instead of dark this week. Yay!!

It’s so comfy, cool and colorful and it was a fun outfit to wear!
 

DIY: Cucumber Mint Body Scrub + Free Printable Labels from Living Frugal with Erika

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I know that we all need a little relaxation from time to time, and what better way than with a DIY Scrub? 


Are You Eating "Healthy" But Not Losing Weight? 10 Reasons I Love "The Virgin Diet Cookbook"

“Drop 7 Foods Lose 7 Pounds Just 7 Days”

 
If you’re from Hawaii, you know about Guri Guri – Hawaiian Ice Cream. The best way for me to describe Guri Guri is if a slushie and ice cream had a baby, the product would be Guri Guri. It’s a creamy delight that is a perfect dessert for the hot summer days. Plus, it’s super easy to make, takes only three ingredients, and you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker. Winner!

 
Beach Mantel Decor
A little piece of nostalgia and of summers long ago.
The lifesaver garland was picked up at Cost Plus World Market on one of my recent weekly trips into the store. 

 
Hair
A while ago, I hap­pened upon this inex­pen­sive and incred­i­bly easy recipe for a do it your­self hair treat­ment to add mois­ture to dam­aged, col­ored or dry hair. I don’t know where I found this recipe, and I apol­o­gize to the orig­i­nal source but a huge thank you for com­ing up with it. It works wonderfully!


Lombard Street Crossbody Bag By Gina's Craft Corner (Design by ChrisWDesigns)
This is the Lombard Street Crossbody by Christine at ChrisW Designs (Click here to visit ChrisW Designs.) This bag is an iPad case and purse all in one!  I do not think you will be disappointed with this pattern.  
 
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Please visit some other bloggers and make some new friends and say hello to old friends..
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  • Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
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  • Please do not add links to shops or selling websites (they will be deleted from the party)
  • Giveaways are always welcome.. Add your giveaways to Sew Crafty Angel's Pinterest Community Giveaway Board too.  
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Sew Crafty Angel permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts.  Note- All features on Sew Crafty Angel And Co-Hosts will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the linky party.
 
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Angel



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