Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Leftovers

So I happened to come across this post about Thanksgiving Leftovers. Just thinking about Thanksgiving Leftovers makes me so hungry! I honestly can't stop thinking about a breakfast of mashed potato pancakes and a slice of ham. Or a yummy turkey sandwich with stuffing. I know, it sounds nuts.

But if you're not like me, and enjoy the leftovers, you have options. And lots of them. Lots of these recipes look and sound so yummy! Yes they do! Just look at this picture people.

So if you are interested, click here. By the way, Cafe Zupe is a yummy blog! Yes it is. A place that I enjoy a lot. I really do like to just look at all the pictures. But the recipes, yup they are delish! ♥

Friday, November 26, 2010

Old Navy Presents The Gobble

I know I can't be the only person that is this excited about Old Navy's Gobblepalooza. I may or may not have bought a few pairs of jeans for myself. And maybe a winter coat or two. :)

Yes, I know. I'm supposed to be shopping for other people. But yesterday, I just got the urge to buy myself a few things. Because I refuse to buy myself, any type of clothing, at full price. Weird I know. But it's the truth.

So do you plan on taking advantage of Old Navy's sales this weekend? Are you going to buy yourself anything? Or are you just going to spend money on Christmas presents? I'm just a little curious. Oh, and I did buy some Christmas presents too! ♥

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Warm & Cozy Autumn Makeup

I tend to be a big fan of Charlotte. I've been watching her YouTube videos for years. And now I'm starting to read her new blog too! But honestly, I just enjoy Charlotte's personality and style. Oh, and this "Fall" inspired look, is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Which I might just have to try on Thanksgiving. Because you know, I like to try new things. Oh, and I have pretty much all those products already. Not sure if that is good or bad. :) ♥

Thalita Doll Illustrations Giveaway

Don't you think this is just an amazing piece? I do! It's by Thalita Dol Illustrations. I honestly think that these drawings should be in some children's books. They remind me so much of my favorite books growing up. :)

Right now, Cakies is offering a giveaway for either a print or a set of note cards from Thalita Dol Illustrations. You will not be disappointed. So head over and enter the giveaway! ♥

Emily Sparks Handmade Giveaway

I just adore that top, left hand headband! Yes I do! It's feminine and funky all at the same time. If you head over to Cakies right now, you have a chance to win a Blooming headband. Yes, that's the one that I like. :)

So hurry up and go enter! You know you want one of these gorgeous pieces. And don't forget to check out Emily's Etsy store. ♥

Jill's Giveaways

Jill over at Homemade by Jill, is having a week of giveaways! No lie. And she is giving away some really fun stuff. Hurry up and head over. It's just this week!

First off, this cute blanket and pillowcase giveaway. Aren't they adorable? I think so! And perfect for any kiddo in your life. Just imagine them all snuggled up!

And don't tell me you don't like this ruffle material! The possibilities are endless. Yes, endless! I could dream up at least a dozen projects right now. So enter here if you'd like some of this cute fabric. :)

And lastly, the Silhouette SD!!! Wouldn't you just LOVE to win one of these bad boys? Jill is giving one away on her blog!!! Go enter here! You will not be disappointed! Not at all!

Don't forget to check back all week at Jill's blog. Everyday she is posting a new and fun giveaway! A HUGE Thank You to Jill. Isn't she a doll? I think so! ♥

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Safari Booties

With Black Friday being this week, My Guy and I have started talking about Christmas presents. Yes, I'm way behind! Usually by this point, I've got 90% of my shopping done. But not this year. But that's not what this post is about.

While looking around, I spotted these gorgeous shoes! They're by the company Glaze. And oh, I just might want them for Christmas. In a size 6 1/2. Oh, and in the taupe color please. :)

Ya, My Guy has requested that I make a list of things I'd like for Christmas. Or stuff that I'd just enjoy. I know that he has done a lot more shopping than I have. The evidence...a pile of boxes in his office. But I'm still keeping these on my list. ♥

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Little Girl Dreams

Isn't this just dreamy? Any little girl's dream, right? Heck, I'll admit it. I LOVE this pavilion! My Goddaughter, she told me that she just LOVES this! You see, Maribel is the girliest little girl, that you will ever meet!

Hmm, if I had $470 laying around, I'd get it for her. Oh, and we'd probably need a place to put it. I doubt that Sals would be happy with me. You know, if I should up to her house with this very large present. 5 kids and a pavilion, that just might be pushing it a little too much...

But us girls, we can dream. We can dream about a lot of beautiful things. About tea parties in a beautiful garden, under this beautiful pavilion. Oh, with fancy cupcakes, some dress up, and lots of laughter! ♥

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Emma!!!


Today just happens to be your 1st birthday Miss Emma Grace! How amazing is that? I'm one very lucky lady. You know why? Because I'm your Godmother! Yes, my precious little "Lovebug," you are my Goddaughter.

That is why I stayed here. To celebrate this very big and important day with you. You are truly a blessing from God. A perfect little girl. Emma you bring so much joy and happiness to so many lives! Your mommy, daddy, and big sister are so happy that you're part of their family. And your Nana and Nono are so happy to be part of your life too! :)

I'm so excited to be your Nana. To get to be a part of your life. To watch you grow and learn so many new things. It's been such a great year. Just watching you reach all of your milestones. The first time you crawled was so fun! And I will never forget the first time you smiled at me! But my favorite times, are just hanging out. You know, when we laugh and play.

Yes, Emma you are a true blessing. Someone God has sent to make our lives so much better! You bring such happiness and love. I look forward to the coming year. To watching you really accomplish this thing we call walking. You're doing great already. But we all can't wait to see you really running around. And talking. I can't wait until we can sit and talk. You know, about the important things. Like dollies and books.

I love you so much! And your Nana just wants to wish you the best birthday ever! Yes, little girl, I'm so excited to be a part of your life. To watch you grow and become such a great person. I want to watch you dream about life, and then chase after those dreams. I can't wait. I really can't! But until then, you just have a great time being a perfect little girl. I LOVE you!


Your Nana♥

Monday, November 15, 2010

Baked Macaroni

I can't be the only one that LOVES baked Mac-n-Cheese. Oh no! Especially the homemade kind. Yes, my absolute favorite! So I'm very excited with this week's free recipe from Gooseberry Patch. :)

Mary's Baked Macaroni

Submitted by: Paula Weaver from Steeleville, IL

8-oz. pkg. elbow macaroni, uncooked and divided
1-1/2 c. milk
2 T. cornstarch
1/3 c. water
1-1/2 c. Colby Longhorn cheese, diced
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. oil
1 onion, diced
1/2 c. green pepper, diced
8-oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 to 2 c. soda crackers, crushed

Measure out 1-1/2 cups macaroni, reserving the rest for another recipe. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Heat milk, without bringing to a boil, in a saucepan over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water; slowly stir into warmed milk. Cook just until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Combine macaroni and milk mixture with remaining ingredients except cracker crumbs. Pour into a buttered 3-quart casserole dish. Cover with cracker crumbs. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for one hour, until golden. Serves 6 to 8.

Yummy! I sincerely want to make this for dinner tonight. With a big salad. Oh, and maybe some pork chops. Possibly a warm fruit cobbler, with ice cream. Yum! Can you tell that I'm a little hungry right now? ♥

Friday, November 12, 2010

Rock Candy Necklace

Let's all take a minute to look at this beauty! There are 11 different colors in each and every necklace. At $74, it isn't a bad buy. Just imagine all the outfits, that you can pair this gem with! The Lavaliere Multi Drop Necklace is made of 11 different color Swarovski Crystals. It comes on an 18 inch chain. And honestly, it's just beautiful! I'm adding this beauty to my Christmas List. :) ♥

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Updates on Baby C

Today Baby C turns a month old! I can't believe it's been a month! So much has happened. Good and bad. But prayers are still needed. Definitely needed! Today, Baby C is also having surgery. Why? To have her feeding tube moved. And to check her intestine. She is having a difficult time when it comes to eating, and gaining weight.

Since her birth, Baby C has lost weight. And hasn't been able to "feed" like a "normal baby." But she is staying strong. H is also doing so well. I'm so proud of her. Because they've been through so much! And she is still so incredibly strong.

Hopefully with this surgery, Baby C will start gaining weight. We all want her to grow. And in 7-10 days, they'll try bottle feeding again. Very exciting news! Because it means, Baby C is getting closer to going home. :)

Barracuda has a lot to do with H and Baby C doing so well. He is spending so much time with them. And I personally know, it's good for the 3 of them. They're becoming such a close little family. And I think it's good for them. H needs someone to love her, and to be there for her. Barracuda, he's ready to settle down. He wants a family. He wants Baby C. See, even if her biological father doesn't want to be in the picture, God has sent her a Daddy to love her. :)

So I need to get moving. I need to go say some extra prayers for Baby C. There are so many important things to do. But I honestly can't wait to see Baby C after she gets out of surgery. Knowing that the doctors have fixed some of the things that are plaguing Baby C. I really can't wait until she gets to go home with her mommy. And just to get my mind off of things, I really want to make these beautiful shoes for Baby C. I'm pretty sure that she would enjoy a new pair of shoes. ♥

Monday, November 1, 2010

So Pretty

Isn't this just the prettiest thing ever? See, crochet doesn't have to be all about granny squares and baby sweaters. It can also be about cute jewelry pieces. Yes, I have this necklace on my Wishlist. Maybe I'll get inspired, and make me one. It shouldn't be that hard. Right? But isn't this necklace just beautiful? ♥