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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

icandy handmade: (tutorial) Anthro Inspired Tee - Wandering Wake

icandy handmade: (tutorial) Anthro Inspired Tee - Wandering Wake: "As an Anthro stalker, when I saw this tank I fell in love. It also was one I knew I could recreate with a tee refashion. That is getting h..."

This would be a cute idea once I get better at sewing.

First things first, rice bags

Monday, May 30, 2011

Strawberry Jam, Yummy

Holy Domestic Woman Bat Girl.....   I have made my very first batch of Freezer Jam, let's pray that it sets up tomorrow when I finally put it in the freezer.

My memories of freezer jam go way back, I have always loved it.  My grandma's apricot jam (I'm trying that next) was so yummy.  And Travis's mom would always make jam too. 

I gave him a container and my mother a small container, and even my little sister some.  Here are some pics of the final product and also the recipe page I used.

Dr Pepper Pork

I made the Dr Pepper Pork and it was really really yummy...  It was spicy (Dave my bro-in-law would love it)  Here is a pic before we dished it up...

Here is the recipe...

Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork

Added by Ree on March 22, 2011 in Main Courses, Pork
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 6 Hours
Servings 18
Difficulty Easy

1 whole Large Onion
1 whole Pork Shoulder ("pork Butt") - 5 To 7 Pounds
Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 can (11 Ounce) Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce
2 cans Dr. Pepper
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Peel the onion and cut it into wedges. Lay them in the bottom of a large dutch oven.
Generously salt and pepper the pork roast, then set it on top of the onions in the pan.
Pour the can of chipotle peppers over the pork (include the sauce.) Pour in both cans of Dr Pepper. Add brown sugar to the juice and stir in.
Place lid tightly on pot, then set pot in the oven. Cook for at least six hours, turning roast two or three times during the cooking process. Check meat after six hours; it should be absolutely falling apart (use two forks to test.) If it’s not falling apart, return to the oven for another hour.
Remove meat from pot and place on a cutting board or other work surface. Use two forks to shred meat, discarding large pieces of fat. Strain as much of the fat off the top of the cooking liquid as you can and discard it. Return the shredded meat to the cooking liquid, and keep warm until ready to serve. (You can also refrigerate the meat and liquid separately, then remove hardened fat once it’s cold. Then heat up the liquid on the stovetop and return the meat to the liquid to warm up.
Serve on warm flour tortillas. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, avocado slices, salsa, and whatever else you’d like.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

New Headband For Moo

I noticed while I got Madi Moo ready that she didn't have a bow that matched her outfit.  I knew that I have some things to put it all together and here is the final result.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Last post for the day... Maybe...

I found a cute page that gives you great ideas for hair, and she's really cute too...

Here's my hair today

Here is the link to her facebook page...  She even does videos :)

Cute Summer Craft Ideas

Some of those ideas are really cute, make your own side walk paint.  And a cute idea for the stepping stones

Subway art for Relief Society

Subway art has become popular and you hang it in your home for certain seasons or reasons.  I created on after I went to a board meeting for relief society.  Hope you like it.  Click on it and you should be able to save it, if not write me and I will send it to you.

Visiting Teachig for June

I don't know about you, but I have a hard time coming up with ideas for visiting teaching.  Here are some great sites I use for hand outs and ideas.  I also love to make treats.
Cute water bottle idea
Cute seed idea...

My next task... My first batch of freezer jam...

The next thing on my plans to make is freezer jam..  I have never made it and I love it.  My grandma made the best apricot freezer jam.  Travis said his mom made it all the time.  SO that's the next thing on my list.  Here is a link to an easy step by step instruction :)  Enjoy..


I finally made them since my little sis brought over the only ingredient that I didn't have.  They were oh so yummy and gooey...  They are the Rip your clothes off brownies, turtle brownies, better than sex brownies...  What ever you call them they are oh so good...

These were for my sis...  You have to refrigerate these for like 3 hours or they are just too gooey to dish out :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flowers made from old tights or nylons

I had some old tights of Moo's so I thought I'd try it. 

Take the tights and cut off the legs of the tights and then the toe, so all you have is a tube.  Sew a line into the middle of the tight using a big stitch.  Pull one of the string, not too tight or you have to start all over and make it cinch up then start rolling it into shape.   Glue with the glue gun along the way.  I took the top part of the tights (because I didn't have felt) to glue the tight flower onto.  Then I glued the clip on.  The instructions on the link above are great.  It was quick and easy once I got the stitch right, pulled the tight when I was running them through the sewing machine to make the stitch bigger.

Cardboard Name

I got this cute and easy idea here...  I started with finding a good font to use as a stencil.  Then I printed them and cut them out.  After I placed them on the cardboard and you can either trace them or glue them on (I glued them on).  After use a box cutter and carefully cut out your letters, then pick some cute scrap book paper.

Next glue the letter on the scrap book paper, and trace about a half inch around it.

 I added some buttons and ribbon for accents.  I think it turned out great...

I was also able to hang them with push pins so no big holes in the wall. Which makes my hubby very happy :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Repost from Women in the Scripture... Powerful Stuff

And for all you women who are struggling with loving and accepting your body I want to remind you that anything or anyone that belittles, exploits, demeans, or mistrusts your body is not from God. Your body is beautiful, mind boggling amazing, and so deeply symbolic of Christ. Also, remember that in the eternal scheme of things-

Loved this saying...  Now go to her site and read her powerful story about giving herself over to Christ.  I never thought about it this way.  It was a really interesting read.  I hope you enjoy it (I needed a tissue)