Manic Monday

Sometime in 2008


Foodie Friday-Garlic Roasted Potoatoes

I love potatoes.  I could eat them with every single meal.  They are so versatile and can be prepared in so many different ways.  In fact for the next four weeks I am going to show you at least four different ways to make potoatoes.

You will need:
Potatoes (I used red)
Minced Garlic
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
You can also add pretty much anything else you deem worthy

Preheat your oven to 450
Cube your potatoes

 Then place the cut potoatoes in a bowl
Toss with olive oil and garlic
Spred over a foil lined sheet
Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Pop em in the oven for 35-40 minutes until golden stirring halfway through.  I like mine a bit crispy so I keep them in the whole 40 minutes.


A Tea Party

Over at Tip Junkie they are looking for Birthday Party Ideas and I realized I never posted any information about how I did my daughters Tea Party Themed party this past year.  I wanna share how much fun and easy this party was to put together!

We had the party in the park and wanted to try a Mad Tea Party kind of look. 

I made this cupcake stand out of glasses and different colored plates I found at a thrift store.  Glued them together using E6000.  I in fact used it again at my birthday party too!

I purchased mismatched tea cups, saucers, and tea pots at my local thrift store.  Each place setting also had gloves, a feather boa, and a sparkly ring.

We served brownie bites & mini marshmallow crispy squares with colorful sprinkles.....

The mini cupcakes were frosted with blue and green which are her favorite colors.

We also had glass fish bowls from the $1 Store filled with colorful candies and Pixie Stix

I had girls that were asking if they could have a party exactly like this one!  Thanks to all the bloggers out there who helped inspire this party!


Baby Blanket

Here is a baby blanket I made out of fabric squares for the Ongoing Wish Swap. I love how this one turned out! I need to get my hands on more squares so I can make more for Christmas gifts!

I also sent along the first ever hat that I crocheted!

And the Winner Is......

Sam from Samantha McNesby!!! Sam I can't find an email address for you so please get in touch with me by Friday or else I will have to pick again.
I used Random.org in order to pick the winner! Thanks to everyone who commented and all my new followers, I hope you enjoy my blog!

Well Since I haven't heard back from Sam I chose a new winner via Random.org.  Alex!


Last Day to Enter

Today is the last day to enter the Grab Bag Giveaway if you are already a follower of this blog leave a comment!


Foodie Friday-French Bread Pizza

This a super easy and quick lunch or dinner idea.  I love french bread pizza and used just buy the frozen Stouffers ones but they cost a lot, only feed me, and take forever to cook!

I decided that I could make my own at home for a lot cheaper, quicker, and have enough to feed everyone!

What you need:
A Loaf of French Bread
Pizza Sauce
Your Choice of Toppings

Preheat the oven to 450
Cut your loaf in half 
Bake the untopped halves for 5-10 minutes until the edges start to toast
Don't skip this step otherwise your bread won't cook well.  The pizza will be really soft and not so good.

Now you want to top it. 
First spread the sauce (then I sprinkle on a little garlic powder)
Add your cheese and toppings of your choosing.
Put it back in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly

 Cut and Serve!

To make it a family affair you could cut the bread into 4 servings before baking so that everyone can top their own with what they want. 


Grab Bag Giveaway

Well the craft room has been packed and while I was cleaning it out I packed a special medium flat rate box full of stuff to send out to someone.  There is some fancy yarn, stuff for papercrafts, an alterable board book, craft magazines, and I can't remember what else....

If you want this box of randomness please leave me a comment and your email address.  I will pick a winner on 06/15/2011.

You must be in the US and a follower of my blog to win!


Craft Fail....

For my birthday I got a the wonderful gift of a Nook Color E-Reader.  I knew that I wanted to be able to carry this sucker around with me all the time and it not get damaged.  I have seen lots of e-reader cases all over the web.  Well my sewing skills are not wonderful and I didn't want to shell out the money for a pattern so I just made a super simple case and made it up as I went along.  I measured my reader, cut out the fabric, and used some batting for the padding.  I even went so far as to try and do a little quilting to make it a little fancier.  Ummm yeah CRAFT FAIL......

I am really not sure how the fabric shrunk up so much, upon being sewed toghether.  I guess that's what I get for not using "real" measurements.  Stinks too cause I fussy cut so that the skull shapes would be front and center.  *sigh* No clue what to do with this tiny thing but it ain't going to be a Nook holder....

Back to the drawing board.  The second time around I cut the fabric a bit larger, didn't quilt, actually sewed it up a little differently.  I mainly made these changes out of laziness..

But it worked!  It's nothing super fancy and I am kinda sad that the skulls aren't the way I wanted them but it serves it's purpose. 

I still want one of the fancy cases and may splurge and buy myself the pattern one of these days.


Manic Monday

Flashback Summer 2004
Myself and and Lando (before I knew it was Lando)


Grab Bag Giveaway

Would anyone be interested in a Giveaway?  I am moving and have a ton of stuff from my craft room that I was going to donate but I thought a giveaway might be better.  I would fill up a flat rate box full of random supplies and crafty goodness and send to the winner.  The box could have yarn, fabric/scraps, ribbon, scrapbooking stuff, stickers, and who knows what else.  Would anyone be interested?  If so I will do a posting next week.....Please comment and let me know. 


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