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Cupcake Creations Baking Cups review

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Cupcake Creations product review from Jessie At Home

I discovered so many new-to-me products and Creativations in Phoenix this January. Included in those nifty products were these no-muffin-pans-needed cupcake cups. They are paper, so they are biodegradable, but they are super sturdy. I was given a set to try out, so that meant the girls and I needed to make some cupcakes! (more…)

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Craftsy Sale ~ this weekend only!!

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Craftsy

Oh, my!!!! Craftsy sale: ALL Craftsy classes are on sale this weekend ONLY!!! I LOVE Craftsy classes!!! I have taken several in a few different subjects, and I have learned from each one of them. The fact that you can go back and watch them any time makes them so user friendly. They are a great way to grow your skill level in your craft(s) of choice, or even to learn a new one!! (OK, I may get a bit excited about Craftsy sales)

Here are some helpful links to classes by subject:

Fiber Arts
Quilting/Sewing
Jewelry/Paper
Home/Garden
Cake/Cooking
Photography/Art
All Classes

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2014 Wrap up

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I know I have been lax in sharing snaps and stories of the family lately. I haven’t even been sharing WiPs lately. I will get back to all that.

I have been working on find some organization in my life. I finally have found a way that works for me to keep on top of this crazy little blog. Slowly but surely I have been working towards that end. Somehow, the personal posts seemed to have gotten lost in the shuffle. Just as I was realizing how long it had been, this happened.

If I am recieving an award for best personal life posts on a crochet blog, maybe I should be sure to keep posting them, right? Not to mention my family may be a bit upset with me if I don’t share some stories of the twins, like, now.

So let me just tell you that a schedule is happening, and updates to the blog are happening as well. I would love for it all to be complete by the end of February. For now, the schedule is:

Monday: Crochet or Knit ALong (CAL, KAL)
Tuesday: alternating between a free knit pattern and a Stitchopedia post
Wednesday: evening round up
Thursday: free crochet pattern
Friday or Saturday (or Sunday…): one or two posts about the family and/or WiPs and such
Sunday: evening link blast

I reserve the right to lose my mind and change it all.

For now, here are nearly 40 photos of the last 6 or so weeks of 2014, and a little bit of text to tell you what they are all about.

Sometime Kyla needs to dress up.

Wonder Kyla

I know I told you a little about our Thanksgiving trip in my last family post, but here are a few pictures I missed sharing. I taught the girls to crochet while we were there. They just learned the chain st, but they had fun with it. (more…)

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Book Fair Day and some fun snaps

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Hello, did you think I had stopped writing anything but Stitchopedia entries? I know, I have been on a Stitchopedia kick, but there is so much yarn~ie goodness I want to share with you!!

Ready-for-the-book-fair

I will post the Wednesday Round Up later this evening, I just wanted to pop in and share some snaps with you. I am actually pre~writing this during my lunch break at the Elementary School where I am helping out with the book fair. I love the second book fair of the year!! The kids get a discount because it is our second book fair of the year, plus the PTO gives the percent they usually get (the PTO profit) back to the kids, giving them a total of 30% off. In addition to that, the PTO gives up to $5.00 for a summer reading book to each kid! It is so much fun to see a kid walk up with a stack of books and only have to pay a few dollars. Or even better, the kids who come with no money still get to “buy” a book. They get so happy. It is beyond adorable! I will be here today and tomorrow and they are 2 of my favorite days of the year.

I want to share a few catch up photos with you.

Vada-and-Daddy-Planting

A few weeks ago we finally got around to planting the various seedlings that the girls had brought from school and Girl Scouts.

Vada-Planting

I should say Doug and the girls got around to it. I have a brown thumb, so Doug is really the plant person around here.

Kyla-Planting

The girls are wearing the helmets because it started to sprinkle a bit, so they decided that bike helmets would make great rain hats. They are awfully silly!

Kyla-and-her-Doll

Kyla has been saving her Tooth Fairy/Easter/Valentine/whatever money, and finally decided what to spend it on. She and Doug looked online and found the Lalaloopsy Doll that she wanted. She paid for it, shipping and all, with her own money. She is so happy with it!

Vada-and-her-Train-Town

I don’t remember when this was, but Vada was very proud of her little train creation.

Yummy-chocolate-spatula

The girls love to help me bake. Of course, their favorite part is licking the spatula/beaters/bowl!

That’s it for cute kiddo snaps for now. I do, however, have one more kidless snap for you.

This-needs-to-be-garb

This is all the fabric I have lined up to make new garb for the girls for Pennsic. This pile of fabric will (soon, I hope) become a pile of little Medieval dresses.

(“what is Pennsic?” you ask. Well…”Pennsic War, a two week mock “war” in which 10,000 – 15,000 knights, maidens, and other creatively anachronistic people descend on Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, briefly turning a local campsite into the third largest city in Butler County.” click here for more)

That’s all for now! Talk to you later, my friends.

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So Busy!!

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My, I have been busy. I took a few days off of Kyla’s room reno to work on some secret designs (designs I have sold and can’t share with you until they are published.)

There is still quite a bit to do in Kyla’s room, and I hope to be done soon. I really need to buckle down and finish it, because we are having over night guests on Wednesday night, and we will need all the sleeping space we can get!

Speaking of guests, we had several friends over today. One couple brought this awesome pan of brownies:

May-The-Fourth-Be-With-You

My friends are so awesome!

Doug and I spent the most of yesterday and this morning cleaning the house to get ready for the company. The house cleaning had kind of gotten away from me. There were boxes of yarn all over, tools in every corner and hall, bits of Kyla’s room in the oddests of places. It was crazy.

It’s a lot better now, but there are still a few things I want to get done before Wednesday. Plus I need to finish laying Kyla’s floor, put up the trim, put in the fabric behind the bed, and buy her bed. Oh, right, she still needs a bed! I will not let the reno win! I will be victorious!!

OK, I may be a bit sleep deprived.

OH…I have some great patterns that are coming out of Kyla’s room reno. You are going to be so happy!

So I may be a bit scarce over the next few days, but there are fun things for you after that.

In the meantime, VadaBell says have a great week!

Vada-Bell

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Happy Pie (Pi) Day!!

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3.14 = PIE!!!!

I don’t do pattern round ups as often as I would like, and 3/14 seemed like a good excuse.

Pi

So…here we have some free knit and crochet pie themed patterns for you! Click on the image to go to the pattern.

PLEASE NOTE: These patterns are not mine, I found them through searching for free knit and crochet pie patterns. The photos and the patterns are the property of the designers/publishers. Clicking on each photo will take you to the free pattern provided by the designer/publisher. Just as I ask with my own patterns, do not copy and share the patterns, share the links as I have done to share the love! 🙂 The nifty Pi number image is a Creative Commons image that can be found here.

Squeeze n' Sniff Pumpkin Pie
OK, this crochet pattern is actually a Squeeze n’ Sniff Pumpkin Pie! In this pattern, Allison Hoffman shows how to make the magic happen.
Cherry Pie Hot Pad
What better way to get your yummy home baked pie to the table, then with a crocheted Cherry Pie Hot Pad? Pattern from Lily/Sugar’n Cream
Pi Day Pin
Share your love for delicious math with this adorable teeny tiny knit Pi Day Pin by Diane Trap!
Cherry Pie
How about a slice of crocheted Cherry Pie? You can find a few more Pie Day patterns from Sherry Rohekar!
Piece O' Cherry Pie
And for the knitters, Jennifer Tallapaneni has designed this knit Piece O’ Cherry Pie. Mmmm…
Pie Plate Holder
Need to share your pie with a friend? Trying transporting it with this crocheted Pie Plate Holder from Bernat.
Math Geek Hat
And lastly, show off your Pi pride with this knit Math Geek Hat by Yarntherapy.

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Recipe ~ Hard Boiled / Cooked Eggs in the Oven!

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So this is a bit late for Easter 2013, but bookmark it or pin it and come back as you need! You can find the master list of all my recipes here, and you can find them all pinned here.

This isn’t so much a recipe as a technique, and I certainly didn’t come up with it myself, I just want to share the joy with all of you!

I used to hard boil eggs (put them in boiling water), then I learned to hard cook them (cover them with cold water, then bring to boil), then I learned you can bake them in the oven. Even easier. Because the other two ways were so hard. (I’m kidding) Really though, the reason I love this way is they always cook perfectly, and they peel much easier as well.

3-dozen-hard-cooked-eggs

First, place your eggs in muffin tins. I used mini muffin tins, but the regular size will work just fine. If you remember early enough, let the eggs sit for about half an hour to come to room temp. Preheat the oven to 325 F. Slide the muffin tins into the oven and bake for half an hour (30 min.)

cooling-off

Remove the eggs and carefully (they sure are hot!) place them in ice water for 10 minutes to cool. There will be some brown spots, don’t worry. Most of them will wash off. None showed through our Easter egg dying.

drying-3-dozen-eggs

I let mine dry off a bit before I put them back into the carton and back into the fridge.

There you have it, quick and easy! I can’t believe how much better they peel, too! *There may be a brown spot on a few of the eggs even after they are peeled, it is fine. This only happened with one of my batches, the rest were all white.

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