Saturday, April 25, 2009


It's "Pink Saturday" hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound . Please go over and visit her and see all who are participating this week.

Below is my current thrifty find from our neighborhood thrift store. These were only 50 cents each. I just love plates that have roses.

Hope you enjoy your Pink Saturday. Now go and get some pinkness.
Hugs :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I've been tagged! Yes, I've been tagged by sweet Deanna of Timeless Things . Deanna has a great blog where she shows all of her great thrifty finds during her travels around the great City of San Antonio which happens to be my home town! I always enjoy going to visit her blog as I feel close to home every time I visit.
Now for the good stuff. This is what I have to do:
List 8 Things I am Looking Forward To:
1. Going to San Antonio the end of April (Yippee!)
2. Hoping to meet up with Deanna of Timeless Things and Patricia of Vintage Linens
3. Going thrifting with my Mom, Aunt and Sister.
4. Getting my chicken coop built for my girls and the boys (Elvis & Julio)
5. Getting my greenhouse built
6. Cleaning out my cottage so that the remolding of my craft room can begin.
7. Getting my white picket fence and arbor built.
8. Completing the landscaping and garden rooms I hope to one day have.
List 8 Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Fed the girls and boys and Tipper
2. Planted more seeds in peat pots
3. Tried to get more items tagged for our Citywide Garage Sale coming up this Saturday.
4. Cooked Enchiladas and Spanish Rice
5. Cleaned the bathroom
6. Washed some clothes (well I mean I put them in the washer)
7. Washed dishes (Here again, I put them in the dishwasher)
8. Worked some more on my Raggedy Ann Doll for the swap I'm in.
List 8 Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Roller Skate
2. Play the piano
3. Play the Harp
4. How to read crochet instructions without getting confused
5. Paint beautiful roses
6. Grow beautiful roses
7. Travel to Egypt
8. Speak Japanese
List 8 Shows I Am Currently Watching:
1. Dancing With the Stars
2. The Closer
3. Saving Grace
4. In Plain Sight
5. The View
6. Law & Order
8. CSI Miami

Whew! that took some thinking. Now, I'm suppose to list people I want to tag to do this, soooo, if your game, I'm tagging whoever wants to play.
This was fun Deanna.

Hugs :)


Friday, April 17, 2009


Today is Project Friday hosted by Roemarie at Sugar Plum Cottage, Be sure to go and visit her for the list of all participants and their projects Today I'm showing you how to make peat pots for your seeds out of paper towel tubes. Cut the tubes into 3 inch sizes.
Then cut 4 equal slits around the bottom of the tube.

Fold the slits to make the bottom enclosure of the peat pots.

Then fill them with your starter soil and plant your seeds. Place the peat pots into a used plastic butter bowel to hold until time for planting. This will also help when you water your peat pots so that the water does not flow out every where. Then when your seedlings have sprouted you can plant the whole peat pot into the ground.
Hope you try this project.
Hugs :)

Saturday, April 11, 2009


It's "Pink Saturday", sorry for the belated post as DH and I just got back from the doctor's office. It seems we both have the allergies pretty bad that we had to get some antibiotics to get rid of this stuff. Please be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see all who are participating this week. Below is a plate of some pretty pink butterflies and I have filled it up with some pink Easter Grass and eggs.
This is our cute little niece. This was her bunny outfit this past Halloween.

Project Friday is hosted by sweet Rosemarie at Sugar Plum Cottage, . If you would like to participate, head on over every Friday and post your project and see who all is participating, you can read about all the details on her blog. Today my project is Bunny Folded Napkins. I saw this on Martha Stewart's website and thought this would be great for this Easter Holiday.

Fold your napkin up from the bottom and then from the top.

Then fold again.

Fold each side down the middle as shown below.

Then fold the bottom of each side up, making a square.

Then fold each side towards the middle as shown.

This will be making the ears of the rabbit.

Carefully flip it over.

Then bring the bottom point up as shown below.

Carefully flip it over and fold the right side towards the left side of the napkin half way

as you will then be folding the left side of the napkin and tucking it inside the pocket that was
created when the right side of the napkin was folded over.
Then you can the bunny napkin up and place it on your plate.
Happy Easter!
Hugs :)

Friday, April 3, 2009

~~PINK SATURDAY~~To Peep or Not To Peep?

OK, I know one of you is not fess up....who is the impostor. You can't keep quiet forever! I know one of you will break down and fess up. Yes, one of you is of you will peep and that will do you in. I have time. I can wait, FOREVER! Yes... I said FOREVER!

AH HA! I knew it! You all are not as strong as you thought! The PeeP will always give you away.
And so, it comes to an end. There can only be one. The inedible one.

Happy Pink Saturday! Celebrating another Saturday of Pinkness. Go and visit Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and see all who are participating.

Hugs :)

~~Project Friday~~Micaela's Capirotada (Bread Pudding)

Today is Project Friday and I am sharing my Mom's recipe for Capirotada which is Bread Pudding. Every Easter I remember my Mom making this for us to eat on Friday during Lent. My brothers and I were always so anxious to eat this as soon as it came out of the oven and in order for us not to burn our mouth my Mom would put a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I did not do this today as now I can wait until it cools down a bit before we eat it. lol. Please go and visit Rosemarie at Sugar Plum Cottage to see all who are participating this Project Friday.

The ingredients:
1 loaf of white bread
1 quart of water
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. cloves
1 Tblsp. cinnamon
1 stick butter
1 cup raisins
8 oz grated yellow cheese
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup milk

Put water, sugars, cloves, cinnamon and raisins in pot and boil. About 20 min.

Toast the bread and butter the slices. Grate your cheese.

Butter 9 x 13 pan, and start layering the toasted bread. Sprinkle the grated cheese and pecans. Then spoon some of the liquid with raisins over the cheese and toast. Continue layering and pouring liquid with raisin until finished using the bread.

Pour any remaining liquid and raisins on top of the toast and cheese .

Now get one cup milk and pour over the toasted bread. With a spoon cut in the bread to make sure the milk gets down into the layers. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

If you can't wait for it to cool, try putting a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or eat it just plain without the ice cream.

Enjoy. Now go visit everyone at Project Friday.
Hugs :)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Girls Are Here to Stay!

Guess who came to dinner and stayed? The Girls, yes, I got 8 little fluffs of downy feathery baby chicks. I actually went to the feed store to buy corn seeds and asked if they had any baby chicks and they said Yes. Well, I brought them all home with me. Now I need to name them. So far I have named three of them. Buttercup, Freckles and Red. I still haven't thought of the other five names yet. I need to take a closer look at the others tomorrow to see what makes them each stand out. But, right now, I am so happy they are here. Now I need to start planning on building their home. We got Americanas, they are the ones who lay the blue and green eggs or as Martha Stewart would say " The Easter colored eggs"

I think I will take them for an outing tomorrow to see their surroundings, of course this outing will be supervised.
Until tomorrow.
Hugs :)