Saturday, January 31, 2009

Ana Paula's Amigurumi Two book!

Ana Paula has a new book!! Too bad it's not out until June 2009! It has some cute toys for baby! Take a look:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Free recipe booklets!

If you go to and click on the recipes booklets on the right, you can order free booklets! I ordered them all of course and am waiting for them to arrive!

I also went to where they have recipes and other neat things for Hershey's chocolate!

I also got a Karo Corn Syrup booklet for $1 and it looks delicious. I want to try and make the caramel corn.

And an Argo Cookbook for $1.

I also sent away for three kids' cookbooks through Smuckers and Jif. They came and look like so much fun! I thought of making the granola bars.

I wish I could've ordered more but I had to send in a receipt and proof of purchase or something.
If you go to there are 2 offers on the left for a free Smucker's recipe booklet and peanut butter booklet. I may just have to send for those too!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

snow day and sewing

I know this is a late post but I had a snow day last week! I had off of school Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. What's strange is our school district was one of the last one's to make that day a holiday. I was surprised when I found out how new that holiday was to our county. Some teachers were telling me that for several years, it snowed and they had to cancel school that day anyway! How interesting. Now it's a holiday. On Tuesday it would have been the 100th day of school, and of course the inauguration. One teacher commented on how we should have off to watch history happen! Well, at about 9:15 Monday night I got a call that school was canceled! They were predicting snow, but we didn't have any yet. Two other teachers said they had some already. We never got any. When Joel left at 5:20 am the next morning there was still nothing! I didn't see any snow until later that day, and then there were big flakes, but nothing stuck. So we got to stay home to watch history happen! We don't have channels on our TV so I watched it on the computer while I sewed.
There is so much cute fabric online I want to buy, but I knew I'd have to prove I'd use it. So I made sewing machine cover with some fabric scraps I bought at Walmart. I found the pattern online from Here's the pdf for the sewing maching cover.
I went back to the site and realized they are a store in Philly on South Street! Cool! I wonder if i've passed it before.
The cats were sure annoying while I was trying to measure and cut the fabric!

Here's the sewing machine my mom gave me when I got married. I used it to sew my veil, and then had it in a box for a long time. I decided it's time to use it! I needed to make a cover so I can set it out and throw away the gross old box it was in. I even bought an old antique sewing machine table (with an old Singer inside!) at a thrift shop for our Christmas tree. That's where I'm going to put the sewing machine.
Finished! It was an easy project.

We had plants on the table but the cats kept jumping up and getting dirt everywhere and eating them. Ever since I put the sewing machine on it, I don't think they've gotten up there. Yay!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Easy Healthy Meals

I've been trying to come up with some easy healthy things to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fresh fruits and veggies and whole grains. Here are some things lately:

Cream of wheat with fresh strawberries and a banana

Whole wheat bagels with pizza sauce, cheese, and diced tomatoes

French toastwith vanilla yogurt, blueberries and a banana

Veggie burger on whole wheat toast with olive oil mayo, ketchup, cheese, and fresh spinach, with couscous and veggies

Hot "ham" and cheese grilled on a George Foreman

Sushi- brown rice, nori (seaweed), avocado, and cucumber, on our new bamboo dish!

Bentos for lunches at school- yogurt with wheat germ, applesauce with wheat germ, grapes, carrots, hardboiled eggs (with sea salt in the little pig), apple, juice, water, and sandwiches- spinach, olive oil mayo, cheese, "turkey", and whole wheat bagel, multigrain crackers for a snack
Grape Nuts with blueberries, bananas, and strawberries and milk

Vanilla yogurt with bananas, strawberries, and blueberries

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Spreading the News

Our baby is now the size of a lentil! I only told my family so far, but my first appointment is this Wednesday, and then we plan on telling everybody!