Tuesday, November 29, 2011


ooh very excited. I check out Landee See, Landee Do everyday to see what new things she has posted. And today I got a big surprise and saw my button tree being featured. Make sure you check out her blog it is pretty awesome.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Christmas Crafts

So here are my crafts for this season. I am very excited about doing these. I usually try to do some easy ones and at least one that will take more time. This wreath idea was from BHG site. I went to St.Vinny's yesterday and bought up all their cutters, but I don't think I have enough yet.

You can find the instructions for this one this site. The Jingle all the way had to be ordered from Stampin Up, but I have a friend who sells it so it worked out great and is on its way. YAY!

I love these thumb tack tress. I got this idea from Landee See, Landee Do. I will only make one and it will just sit with all my other trees I have made in the past. (Button, Pom pom and Ribbon trees)

Today I am off to buy as many of the supplies as I can to make these. What are you crafting this year?

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Crockpot recipe

We love this recipe, perfect for fall.

Rosemary Chicken with White Beans

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tbsp vegetable oil
2 cans great northern or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup sliced fresh carrots
½ cup sliced celery
2/3 cup Italian salad dressing
2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
½ tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

In a skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches on both sides. Place the beans, carrots and celery in slow cooker; top with chicken.Combine the salad dressing, rosemary, salt and pepper; pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until the chicken juices run clear.( usually cook for severl more hours, till the chicken shreds.
Makes 6 servings.`

Linking up to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom: Crockpot Thursday

Advent Ideas

So I searched Pintrest for some ideas on Advent calenders. Every year I say I want to do it, but december comes and goes and I never make one. Here are all the ideas I found, some I know I won't do. but for my brain I had to post them so I won't forget why I don't like it.

This one I think is my favorite, plain and simple. Cute number tags on the envelopes. Make or buy envelopes in different sizes and either put an activity idea for the day or a small treat inside. Here is the link. I thought this was cute, wrap idea around a old thread spool. It would be hard to find enough of the spools. It was also sitting on a cute stand. Here is the link for it.

This is kind of like the first one, but she put the numbers on the clothes pins. Love the different size envelopes. Here is the link.

Here is a cute idea with envelopes, but you actually hang them on a bulletin board. To bad by board is all full. It also shows how you can also add small gifts instead of things to do. Here is the link.

This was a cute idea using magnetic tins. I was thinking you could put them on your fridge if it was a central part of the house (mine is not). She uses just a board for hers. Here is the link.

I thought the trees was a cute idea if I had the room to store them all. Here is the link. She even gives you the tree templates.You probably have seen this one all over, using the pails. I love this ideas, but that is allot of pails to buy. Here is the link.

This is a great low cost one, using a muffin tin. Just cover the tops to hide a surprise. Here is the link. She also shows some other great Advent idea.

All the Small Things has some great ideas for activities to us for your advent calendar.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

End to a great weekend

So first we went to a local church's Trunk or Treating. We have gone to this since Wyat was little.

After we went to the neighbor hood down the street and did a little door to door trick or treating.

We had a great Halloween!!!