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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Silhouette Giveaway

Silhouette’s SD Craft Cutter GIVEAWAY!
Check out Colies Kitchen
and try for a chance to win a super fabulous Silhouette!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fabulous Wreaths!

I was searching blogs for ideas for craft night and came across some unique and creative ideas for wreaths. These ladies are amazing.
Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? Check out her blog and her unique paper creations.
Or head on over to her Etsy shop and start your Christmas shopping.




Or how about these paper creations from Rusty Rooster Village.
I wish I lived near this girl so I could see her wreaths in person.


If felt and yarn are more your style, check out this fun wreath over at Felt So Cute.
 Her tutorial seems easy enough to follow and the possibilities to personalize are endless.


I LOVE burlap and so this wreath really caught my eye. I will be using this idea from
 Bonnie at Celebrate The Journey and making myself a Christmas wreath real soon. 


Wow! This wreath is a work of art! Alison at Oopsey Daisy is the Queen of Patience in my book.
These crepe roses are amazing!


Just as amazing are these gorgeous buds created out of leaves. Yes, they are leaves.


Here's another great way to use old paper. See the tutorial at House Revivals


Last, but not least is this down to earth Christmas yarn wreath fro Recaptured Charm.
I am sitting down to make this today. I will post pictures soon.

I hope you have been inspired to create something fun yourself.
Head on over to these super fabuous sites and
be sure to leave a comment if you see something you like.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blog Ettiquette

Check out these great tips on blog ettiquette from Funky Junk Donna at Funky Junk Interior

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Soups' On....time for Albondigas

Albondigas is one of my most favorite soups.
I received this recipe many years ago from my mom...
who was given the recipe by her neighbor...
who was taught to prepare this yummy soup while living in Mexico. 
I tell you this because, like the game telephone, some things may have been altered along the way :)

Gather the Ingredients:

1 onion, finely diced
2-3 cloves garlic, finely diced
vegetable oil
1/2 C canned tomato sauce
2 qts beef stock
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 lb ground pork
2-3 cans Veg-all
1/2 C cooked rice
1 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper
3-4 Tbsp Cumin
1 egg, slightly beaten
Ortega green chiles (optional)
1 C shredded jack or cheddar cheese
8-10 corn tortillas, cut into strips

Cook onion and garlic in oil until translucent. (While that is cooking prepare Minute rice and set aside).
Then add tomato sauce and beef stock and bring to a boil.
While stock is coming to a boil, mix ground beef, ground pork, cooked rice, cornstarch, Oregano, salt, pepper, and egg.
 Mix well and form into walnut size balls.


Drop into boiling broth. Add veg-all (and chilies if you choose), cover, reduce heat to med low and cook for 30 minutes.
Cut tortillas into strips and fry in oil until crisp. Drain on paper towels.


To serve, top soup with tortilla crisps and cheese and Dig In! Yum-O!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

One of those days

It's been one of those days...You know the kind where you don't really do much of anything.

Well, before I go on I want to say THANK YOU to all of those who serve and have served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, etc. YOU are our heros and without you, WE would not be who we are. May God continue to bless you and your loved ones, today and every day.

Today is also my brother Matt's birthday. So happy birthday bro. I love you lots. To learn more about this amazing brother, husband, father, teacher, etc. and his super Haute Wife go here.

So, other than a quick bike ride with my favorite kiddos, I spent most of the day playing around in the world of blog. I came across this super fabulous fall background that I found here  Doesn't it just ooozzeee fall? I simply had to have it. It took me awhile to work out the kinks with my previous settings but I think I got it. I didn't even do laundry (sorry Matt), straighten up around the house or cook. In fact my children decided after our bike ride that it was time for some homemade chocolate chip cookies (because really, are there any other kind?)
They turned out yummy! Way to go girls!
Now they are digging out leftovers and creating a fab fridge chicken noodle soup. I will post some pics soon. What a blessing. Not only was I able to just "hang out" today and admire some amazing blogs, but I am also being treated to a home cooked dinner by my children.

Blessings to you all...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Goodbye Friend

Today is a sad day for the Peters family.
This morning our sweet Pudgy Peaches Peters took her last breath in our arms.


 She and Rocky (Rocky Road Peters-her brother) were our first babies.

We were told last week that Pudgy had a large tumor that could not be removed. We knew this was coming, but there is no possible way to prepare yourself for all of the emotions you will face. After Rocky died about a year ago, I thought maybe this time it would be easier. But it wasn't. It was much worse.

Pudgy just had her 12th birthday on October 31st. She celebrated with a bowl full of scambled eggs like she has every year! We are going to miss her morning hellos, handshakes and smelly kisses.

Bye Pudgy Girl. We love you.
 We hope there is a doggy heaven where you are now running and playing with Rocky.

Goodbye friend.

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