Monday, December 22, 2008

its the season...

for making homemade gifts. one of these years i would love to just have a homemade Christmas and tell everyone i only want homemade things and only give homemade sure my kids would just love that...hahaha.

well i am trying to make somethings for gifts.... im making fabric grocery bags, so everyone can GO GREEN, im also crocheting dish cloths out of cotton yarn. and then if i had a camera, i would take pics of these items to show off, but my darling husband threw it in the garbage, along with cell phone... on accident of course, but i just love to remind him of it...( thats not very nice, is it...)

any who, i was just visiting a new blog, to me, chickens in the road i believe its and she mentioned cherry pit bags, to keep you warm in these cold months. i have some of the corn bags that i warm up in the micro for my little pickles at night, but the cherry pit bags sound very interesting.

have a great holiday season!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wow, time has flown by!

i just went to my blog and realized that its been.... a really long time since I've written. i love reading other blogs and then i think HOW BORING IS MY BLOG, i can't even keep it updated....

well, I'm really going to try and blog... for my own sake.

So I've been hearing alot about this book, Twilight, i guess everyone is taking about it, i mean i heard about from three people in less that 1/2 hr and i live in a small town. So i guess i will have to get my hot little hand on this one and check it out!!!let me know if anyone else has read this book and if you liked it.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

bread of life

ok... this could be one of the yummiest breads from a bread machine that there is... i was over at soulemama (which i love BTW) and she had this bread that she made (or her kids made im not sure) and they were calling it WHO bread. so i decided to try it and have my little pickles make it as well(telling them that by doing so, that would be their math lesson for the day..ya know fractions and measurements and all)...

... well let me tell you... it was DELICIOUS!!!! of course smothered in butter, and since, we have made it twice more, i just can't seem to get enough....but i do need to get a hold of myself.. if i was to fit into any of my clothes....anyWHO just wanted to thank amanda... for the use of her scrumptious recipe....and as you can see from the picture,,, it did not stick around for long... this is about 10 min. after it came out of the bread machine, and i also had to change the batteries in my by that time it had almost disappeared....

Monday, February 25, 2008

i love a bargain!!!! i really love to get a good deal, and i just always seem to go there first to see what good prices i can get... its really about the hunt.... of how cheap can you find it, and also the fun stuff you can find right from your living room.

i never thought i would like to shop online, i remember thinking(when the whole online shopping thing came to be), i will never do that, what fun will that be just sitting at home being unsocial and shopping at home... how boring!!! well well well... i guess, i was, just a little bit wrong... when i got my first taste of winning an auction on ebay.... oh the thrill of it... that i actually won something!!!! i never win things(raffles, the lottery)... but now... oh sweeeet ebay now i can win all the time..... YIPEEEEEE

and speaking of winning, i just won myself a bargain.. i have been shopping for a while now for some bamboo fiber sheets...(since my little sweet pickle cut a hole in my 800thread count set with some scissors) well i got a great deal... and im so excited.. that i just cant hide it,,,, im about to lose control and i think i like it..... yeah yeah, that's actually what i was singing ... right after i won!!! now i just have to wait patiently by the mailbox for them...that's the only bad part of shopping online is that you don't get it in your hot little hands for a while. oh well its still fun hunting.... see with 4 little pickles and living in a small town(seriously there is only a grocery store and a miniature sort of lame walmart store called alco, that we have here)so i don't get much time or don't want to drive 40 -60 min to the nearest walmart or target or whatever.... any who enough with that... here is a picture of what my baby dill likes to do these days..... she is so adorable,,,, so i let her do it......

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

snow in arizona????

isn't it like 125 degress there, well yes in the summer, in some parts of this big state, your shoes have been known to melt to the asphalt. but not in the north, its snows and we have been enjoying it. our homeschool group has been taking advatage of all that snow and heading up to the sledding area(which is just about 1/2 hr from my house). my little dills love it.

we also just stayed up at a cousins cabin in eastern arizona and had a great time, the kids and my husband skied and i watched with the baby who was trying to roll down the hill and form into a snow ball, while i was trying to take pictures of her siblings, fun fun fun!!!the cabin was definatly used as a summer cabin, because we were FREEZING and when we tryed to start a fire, well needless to say, all of our clothes that we packed smelled of smoke, like felt like we has a camp fire right in the living room, well it was fun.... now on to all the laundry i have to do...yuck

Saturday, February 2, 2008

7 things about me or 8 or 9

i really enjoy reading and she just posted 7 things about her so im going to be a copy cat.....lets see

1. one of my good friends says that my family growing up(mom dad and brother) were so normal, we are abnormal. my parents are still together after meeting when they were 15yo and then had me and my brother and there was no dysfunction whatsoever, so she thinks we are weird because we were so normal...she would say nobody is that normal!!!

2. im really into recycling and reuseing things and trying to use things that i would normally throw out, like have my kids make bird house out of milk jugs, my purses out of plastic grocery bags,(see earlier post), sometimes when my kids are bored, im like go get something out of the garbage and lets try to make something out of it. i love this idea... i just saw in mother earth news(feb-mar08)... take your toilet paper rolls and cut in half and then make several cuts on one end about an 1 in up and fold it in to make a bottom, then use it as a peat pot for your seeds that your starting for your gardenand they can just be planted in the ground when ready.

3.i really want to live in a yurt.

4. i really want to build a strawbale home and grow grapes and have a big garden and have chickens and goats, learn how to make cheese, brew beer, make really good sour dough bread.

5. my dream car is a volkswagen van but my husband says, " you are not putting our 4 children in to a car that im going to have to come pick you up on the side of the road all the time", plus in arizona it gets a little hot with no a/c. favorite music right now is jack johnson, colby caillat, and jewel, but you can also catch me listening to gypsy kings, or celtic music. not a good house cleaner, i love to make the messes but do NOT like to clean them up. i love to start a big project(sewing, baking, painting some furniture or whatever,) then when the excitement is over, i just want to go on to something else. my husband says "ive never seen anyone dirty every dish and make a huge mess while cooking a simple meal. also noone can just do the stop by at my house they have to give me plenty of notice so i can clean before they get there, and then even im like a lunatic....i say to my kids...OK KIDS... LETS GO WE HAVE GOT TO GET THIS MESS CLEANED UP GO GO GO!!!!(like a drill seargent) some times i even pretend that someone is coming over, so i will really get it cleaned up, then i usually get mad at myself for letting it get so bad.

8. i do not like to clean out my car...4 kids... it just gets so messy!

9. im going to steal this one from my friend in wa. but i totally agree... i think its crazy when people don't think that concidences are cool!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

i have got to figure this blogging thing out

well i have been blogging for a little while and i still do not know how to do some things, i cant figure out how to highlight words to link somewhere else. it must be easy because so many other bloggers do it all the time.

i also want to learn how to get music on here and how to get more traffic to my blog.... this blogging thing amazes my and how many people do it.

i really do need to limit myself though, there are so many good ones that i could be on the computer all day... but i guess i can't lock my kids up in the bedroom and slide food under the door, just so i can look at blogs...but its tempting!!!

well if anyone has any advise let me know...

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

wow, that holiday season went by fast!!

well its all over and i did not craft as much as i wanted to, there really is not enough hours in the day.
although i did make some really cute corn bags in the shape of a heart(to heat up like hot pillows) and i also made a lavender neck pillow that you can heat up. my mom loved it.

my 3 yr old lily wanted this little stuffed dog that is eating a pie, that is called a softie and i made it out of felt. then i made some fleece scarves for 8 yr old patrick, and 6 yr old mason and my dad and bro. and i made a fleece hat for 6 yo. my 8 yr old wanted a dallas cowboys beanie and i was not about to pay 20 bucks for a hat just because it said cowboys, so i bought a dallas cowboys star and sewed it on a $1.99 beanie, it turned out great.

well maybe i did make more gifts than i thought, well i want to still make more for next year so i guess i better start now....ya right i wish i had taken some pics of it all but maybe next year.