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Wichita, KS, United States
I'm a stay at home momma who strives daily to stay sane in this madness! Life is Good!

Apr 30, 2009

Potato Soup For Breakfast

This morning I was cutting some homemade bread I made last night and my daughter(3 1/2) informed me that it was "soup bread" not "toast bread". Well, she was sorta correct. Last night I made Potato Soup and Rye Bread,,, she thought "clearly the only way to eat this bread, is dipping it in soup" soo, we had potato soup for breakfast. Here is the recipe I made. It is my own variation on about 4 recipes, I couldn't make a potato soup with more cheese then veggies, no matter how good it sounded. 1 C Chopped Celery 1 C Chopped Carrots 1/4 C Chopped Onion 1 T Butter 5 Medium Potatoes, Baked and cubed 3 T Bouillon 2/3 C Flour 6 C Milk (I prefer 2%) 1 Pkg Dry ranch mix Salt and Pepper to taste 1 C shredded cheddar cheese (I prefer SHARP, because you get more flavor with less cheese) Saute Celery, Carrots, Onion, and Butter in a pot on Medium until soft. Wisk in Flour and Milk until smooth. Add bouillon, ranch, salt, pepper, cheese, and potatoes and simmer on LOW for about 20mins

Apr 27, 2009

Crafting Schizophrenia

Lately I have been so indecisive when it comes to my crafting. I have been stock piling patterns, material, and ideas. Not really finishing anything. I can't figure out what is going on! Am I bored? Am I overwhelmed and thus just jumping for thing to thing? Am I avoiding something? Am I stressed. HELP! My wallet and brain can't take anymore brainstorming! I need to stop and focus on a project! This week alone I have made: 6 Hair Bows 3 Skits (none of which actually fit me, stupid pattern) 2 dresses for my daughter Diaper Clutch for my son I have purchased supplies for the following projects: 3 new dress patterns 1 2 3 12 dish towels 2 head bands 16 new rolls of Grosgrain ribbon buttercup purse pattern Tank top Tote Felt food

Apr 23, 2009

Why I'm Green

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1 NIV). This single verse describes the actual transformation of invisible energy into all of the fundamental physical matter (as summed up in Albert Einstein's famous E=mc2 equation) that would be formed into stars, planets and everything else - including US! Wow! How can we not celebrate EARTH DAY! I try to be green when I can and I love teaching my kiddos about the earth. I believe God gave us this earth and we are to take care of it to the best of our ability. I'm not extreme by any means, but in the past few years our family has changed how we live on this earth. Yesterday I set aside time to plant flowers with Emma, I wanted her to know the joy of having her hands in dirt and watching something grow. She was so excited and we had a blast! At the Garden Center getting the flowers! So excited for playing in the dirt! Getting rocks for the bottom of the planters! I love our Coconut Planters!
So proud of her new gloves!
Loved having dirty hands!

Apr 20, 2009

Week 3 - Weigh In

It's WEIGH in DAY! The RESULTS are In!
2 POUNDS LOST! (Whoo hoo) My Stats: 4/20/2008 Height: 5'6" Weight: 133 pounds Goal: 128 Percentage Lost: 3.62% Weeks Remaining: 5

Apr 17, 2009

Thanks for Blogging - DEAL FOR YOU

Hurry to Etsy! The DRESSES are being Listed! Lil' Miss Independence Have I got a DEAL for you? YES I DO! Mention: "I love blogging" in the details when you order a Lil' Miss independence Dress and Headband set, and receive $5.00 OFF! Happy Shopping to you!

Apr 15, 2009

Save America

Tonight My ENTIRE family attended our local T.E.A. Party in protest of the high taxes Obama is proposing. We had a fabulous time, met lots of "interesting" people and had a few FREE hot dogs! I love teaching my children that:
The Cutest Lil' Protester, my Niece Gianna
My handsome husband, graciously pushing the stroller!
Our Crew My sis Lindsay, Me, My momma Sharon, My Bro In-Law Mike Gianna, Emma, Harry

I'm a BAG Lady

I don't care much for purses,,, not enough room for all my kiddos' stuff. However, I LOVE a good Bag. These are two of my favorites, and I have worn them to shreds. I love them because of the structure and SHAPE of the bag. I love that I can just toss crap into them. SOooooOOOooo I decided to recreate them1 I am so pleased with the way they turned out. THE ORIGINALS
A little bright for my taste, but my 3 1/2 yr old thinks it's Fantastic!

Apr 13, 2009

Week 2 - Weigh In

It's WEIGH in DAY! I am not looking forward to this moment in time. This past week has been extremely busy and filled with EASTER CANDY! I haven't had much time for exercise or balanced nutrition. So here I go, I'm hoping I didn't blow my whole diet.
And the RESULTS are In! .5 POUNDS LOST! (I totally expected to have gained weight) My Stats: 4/13/2008 Height: 5'6" Weight: 135 pounds Goal: 128 Percentage Lost: 2.17% Weeks Remaining: 6

Apr 12, 2009

Summer Sneak Peek

Summer Sneak Peek! The ULTIMATE Bandanna dress! With Matching Adjustable Headbands Personally designed and handmade by ME! These adorable little dresses will be available in three sizes, S, M, L. Fitting most children between sizes 2t - 5t. Unique, Trendy, Whimsical Perfect for a warm summer day!

Apr 6, 2009

Week 1 - Weigh in

It's Weigh in DAY!

I have been fairly disciplined this week. Last weekend was rough, but the possibility of winning some money has gotten my attention. I have tried to keep my eye on the prize and when I'm exercising, I fantasize about all the lovely things I will buy,,,, and how they will all be so tiny! So here we are, it's 7:30am and it's time to get the results. I have emptied my bladder, blown my nose, and nursed my son, and now I'm ready to get on the scale. . . (silently praying for good results) . . (man this bathroom is cold) . . (if I hold my breath will that help?) . . And the RESULTS are In! 2.5 POUNDS LOST! My Stats: 4/6/2008 Height: 5'6" Weight: 135.5 pounds Goal: 128 Percentage Lost: 1.81% Weeks Remaining: 7 ************************************************************ Weight Loss Percentage Formula Instructions Step1: Divide number of pounds lost by the starting weight. Step2: Multiply the answer to step 1 by 100 Step3: Example: 40 /330 x 100 = 12.12% *********************************************************************

Apr 3, 2009

We got a first timmer over here!

Emma had her first trip to the DENTIST yesterday! She did great! She was in charge of holding the "silly straw" and boy was she helpful!
"Helping" Miss Ashley clean her teeth by jamming the straw in whenever she could
(Lovin' that silly straw!) She wouldn't let go of her toothpaste
(Just another day at the dentist relaxing with the silly straw)
All Shiny and Clean!

Apr 1, 2009

Evolution of a Shiner

Evolution of a Shiner!
Emma age 3, Shiner age 30 minutes Emma ran straight into her dresser tonight. Lucky for us her eye is the exact height of the dresser corner. (this last sentence is dripping with sarcasm) I can't wait to see what it looks like tomorrow,,,,, and most importantly all the stares I'm going to get tomorrow at the grocery store!
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