Saturday, August 29, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday! Please be sure to visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound to see the list of everyone showing all of their Pinkness.

These are some of my thrift store finds. I especially love the little pink phone she is holding and the cute little pink flowers on the number 13.

This is a lovely little creamer with the most lovely pink roses.
Hope you enjoyed my pinkness. Now head on over to Beverly's and check out everyone participating this Saturday.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


It's a Rooster Party! Cock-a-doodle-doo! Barb at Bella Vista
is hosting a Show Us Your Rooster Party! Visit her blog and see the 100+ participants showing all of their Rooster's.
I just recently finished an apron for my sister that has some cute rooster prints.

It has such lovely bright colors in the pattern and the roosters are really cute.
This is my 4th of July Rooster. He just looks sooo cute in his 4th of July outfit.

The next two pics are some of my great garage sale finds.

But the top Rooster at our cottage is Julio Iglesias. Here he is with the number one Hen, Ms. Lucy. He loves to strut around to show off in front of the girls.

Here he is showing off.

Hope you enjoyed my Rooster's. Now go over and visit Barb at Bella Vista!
Hugs :)

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Happy Pink Saturday! Sorry for being a little late. I had computer problems. I wanted to show the aprons I recently sewed. This one has some pretty pink cupcakes This one has some lovely little pink flowers. The print just looks so vintage to me. Kind of reminds me of my Grandmother's apron.

Hope everyone is enjoying Pink Saturday. Now go on over and visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound and see who all are showing their PINKNESS!
Hugs :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

I Just Love Aprons

I have just been in the sewing mood. I found soooo many cute apron patterns. I must have at least 21 different patterns. I just love this pattern, it is so easy to sew. My sister requested an apron for her friend . We were at Wal Mart and she found this cute print. I also made one for her friends little daughter, so now they have a Mommy and daughter apron set.
Now back to the print of this material. If you look close you will see that it has to do with Elvis Presley's Army information. Now how cool it that! So you know I also had to get some of that material for myself.

I also made a flirty apron for my sister. I thought this was soooo cute with all of the ruffles.

Well, that is how I spent my week, sewing aprons. There is always room for another apron.
Hugs :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Refrigerator Bread

I have always wanted to make yeast rolls but could never find the right recipe. I think I found a great one. You make the dough and you don't even have to bake all of it at one time. You are able to keep the dough in your fridge for up to 4 days. Just bake the amount of rolls you want, this way you are able to have fresh baked rolls every morning.With this recipe you can also make it into 2 loaves of bread or cinnamon rolls. I haven't made it into loaves yet but I did make it into cinnamon rolls and everyone could not wait long enough for me to ice them.

Here's the recipe for Refrigerator Bread:
2 pkgs active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup lukewarm mashed potatoes
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
7 to 71/2 cups bread flour ( I used 1 cup wheat flour and the rest in bread flour)
1 .Combine the yeast with all of the water and the remaining ingredients except the flour.
2. Mix in 3 1/2 of the bread flour ( this is where I mixed in the 1 cup wheat flour and 2 1/2 cups bread flour to start with). I put this all in my kitchen aid mixer with the dough hook.
3. Mix in additional flour until the dough starts pulling away from the bowl. I then placed the dough onto a floured board and started to knead and add the remaining flour. I kneaded for about 5 min. until the dough felt like a smooth dough ball. I then sprayed my bowl with Pam Spray and placed the dough ball inside bowl. Cover with plastic and place inside refrigerator. Punch down when doubled in size (about 30 min)
4. Keep dough refrigerated for up to 4 days, punching down if doubled in size.
5. About 2 hrs before baking, shape dough into your loaves and place in pans. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise about 1 hr. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes.
6. If making cinnamon rolls, I just took out enough dough to roll out a rectangle and I made a spread of cinnamon, brown sugar and softened butter. I then spread this mixture on top of the dough rectangle and also sprinkle chopped pecans. I rolled it up like a jelly roll and sliced. I placed the sliced pieces on baking sheet sprayed with Pam Spray. Covered them with plastic wrap and let double in size about 1 hr.
Bake at 375 degrees 12-15 minutes. Let cool and glaze. I made the glaze with powdered sugar, vanilla 1 tsp. and about 1-2 tablespoons of milk.
I really liked this recipe and will be making these for our Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Hugs :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009


For this Pink Saturday I will show you 2 of the aprons I made for my sister. I just love this one because of the cupcake pattern.This one is also cute because it has crowns and and says princess.
This is my one pink flower I have. All of the others just wilted away in the heat.

Hope everyone is enjoying this weekend. Please go and visit Beverly at How Sweet The Sound and see who all are participating in PINK SATURDAY.
Hugs :)