Sunday, December 20, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I just finished Moira's stocking yesterday. Each time I make a new one, I make it easier than the one before. My favorite part about this one was a mistake! I was sewing the crochet trim around the top & when I sewed the end down, I thought I was on the backside. Oops. Not. There was a big fat seam down the front. BUT, I happened to have 3 white pearly buttons in my button jar. Hooray!
We went with the piano idea. Thanks Nicolle!
I love the stockings I made for Scott & I, crazy quilted out of vintage fabrics. They took forever. When I made them, I didn't have any little ones running around, and I was confined to bed rest. So, it was a fitting project for that time. I don't think I'll make anymore like that, though!
CUBE STEAK AND GRAVY
1 c. flour 1 c. Crisco 1 tsp. salt 4 tbsp. flour
(for gravy)1 tsp. pepper 1 can evaporated milk
Roll cube steak in flour; set aside. Melt Crisco and put steak in frying pan. Fry until brown, turning meat over to avoid overcooking. Remove meat; pour flour in pan and brown constantly stirring. Add salt and pepper. In a bowl, mix 1/2 can with milk with 1/2 can water. Pour into flour mixture. Add steak. Stir until desired thickness. Pour up and enjoy a delicious meal.
Really Honey? Are you sure? Are you positive?
I am delaying. I am making pizza tonight instead.
Monday, December 14, 2009
We should live with passion. And joy. God made us for His glory & for His pleasure! We are made in His image & He made us to enjoy good things. I am so grateful for that. I am so grateful for good food.
Cooking is a way that I love to show tangible love. When you create something for someone, you are giving them a real part of you. I was facebook chatting with my friend Laura about this today. She called cooking a love language. How brilliant. God gave us so many beautiful, good things to show His love. How wonderful to be able to love others in the same way.
What do you like to give to your love ones, that is "part" of you? Something sewn, grown, written, cooked, baked, painted, drawn, crafted?
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
These Home planner things are cool. Reminds me of one of my favorite things to do when I was younger. Any of you girls remember our home designs?
These people are seriously into playtime. I like that.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
When I lit the candles she started singing the birthday song all by herself. Then, she stopped short, in order to get to blow the candles out before dad did it. She got them all, in only a few tries. (All 12, not 34!)
Gillian is a lover of white food. She likes butter, sour cream, ranch, whipping cream, frosting, etc. (generally the fat food category). She just calls all these thing "white". As she was eating her frosting off of all her cake, she asks, "Why is this white so hungy for me?!" I guess it knows you need it? I don't know? Good question.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I loved the ceremony pieces.
I love these guest tables.
Before I left, I got to try some of the great wedding food done by Kimberly's Catering. WOW! Yummy ribs & soup. And those were only appetizers.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Then I realized I had a double stroller that now needed to fit in the car, too, Without damaging the flowers. AH!
I am so glad our Maclaren Twin Triumph is so compact! I got it under the kids' feet. Barely.