Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Candle Jar Ideas


Some Cute-n-Creative Ideas For Jars & Ribbon/Twine Or Anything You Might Have To Decorate Them With ~ ♥ Candles

This picture and post is thanks to ~ Simply.ShAbBy.Me ~



Candle Jar Ideas


Some Cute-n-Creative Ideas For Jars & Ribbon/Twine Or Anything You Might Have To Decorate Them With ~ ♥ Candles

This picture and post is thanks to ~ Simply.ShAbBy.Me ~



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cookie Cutter Fudge


1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Betty Crocker® white or red decorator icing (in 4.25-ounce tube), if desired
Candies, if desired

1. Place each of six 3x1/2-inch mitten-shaped cookie cutters, or other cookie cutters in a simple shape, on 5-inch square of foil. Seal foil tightly around outside of each cookie cutter. Place on cookie sheet. Lightly spray cookie cutters with cooking spray.
2. In 4-cup microwavable measuring cup, mix chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, milk and butter. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until chips are almost melted. Stir in vanilla.
3. Pour mixture into cookie cutter molds, filling to tops of molds. Refrigerate uncovered about 2 hours or until firm. Decorate with icing and candies.
4. Carefully remove foil. Gently press fudge out of molds to serve. Betty Crocker


This post and picture are thanks to Slice of Life



Saturday, December 8, 2012



I love snowman! They are my theme for the holidays. Found this cute picture online today. What is your theme for the winter or holidays?

This picture is thanks to www.oldcountrycrows.com



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Think Before You Speak



This is great Smile

Thanks to ~Let Your Light Shine~ for the above photo



Ten Ways To Love


I actually found this years ago and printed it off. It hangs above our desk in our bedroom.

This post is thanks to Words To Inspire the Soul



The attitude that you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from,


This post is thanks to Faithless Daughter



Biscuits, Sausage & Gravy Casserole



Need an excuse to plan a festive brunch? We think this recipe for Biscuits, Sausage and Gravy Casserole is just the ticket! Thanks to our friend at "The Tasty Fork" for the idea! http://bit.ly/TouFlx

I woke up Sunday morning with a craving for biscuits & gravy. I never had biscuits & gravy until I met my husband. We went to a southern inspired brunch spot and he ordered them for breakfast. He gave me a bite to try. My world was obviously not complete. How did I live for 20 something years without biscuits & gravy??

I knew if I wanted biscuits & gravy, I’d have to make them myself. We woke up late (after celebrating ANOTHER Notre Dame Football win!) and NFL games would be starting soon. I headed to the grocery store with a Sandra Lee like mentality. I was going to make my breakfast semi homemade style by using canned biscuits and dry gravy mix from the spice isle. I hoped I wouldn’t regret this decision — I’ve never used a gravy mix before, but I was hungry, so I was sure anything would taste good.

Sometimes you have to take life into your own hands.


I’m happy to report my little short cut worked out great! The casserole was filled with soft browned biscuits and the gravy was rich. And I know my judgement was blinded by hunger. I ate about half a bag of baked lays while I waited for this bad boy to bake. (30 minutes was pure torture, I needed a little appetizer.)

This casserole was a great thing to make for when you’re lazy or if you need to put something together fast. Heck, it’s pretty hardy — serve it for dinner if you’re into the Breakfast for Dinner kind of thing.

Leftovers warm up great, too! I had a 2nd helping of the casserole in the afternoon. And I can’t wait to eat the last of it for breakfast on Monday morning…. that is if my husband doesn’t claim it as his. Afterall, he did introduce me to biscuits & gravy….


Biscuits, Sausage & Gravy Casserole, serves 4 (2 biscuits per person)
Inspired by Pillsbury

  • 1 lb breakfast sausage, casing removed
  • 7 oz can of green chilies, mild
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 24 oz bag frozen potatoes (diced/cubed/hashbrowns — whatever you like!)
  • 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with chilies (I used Rotel)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 package of dry gravy mix
  • 1 can of jumbo biscuits, 8 biscuits (Pillsbury Grands are great!)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a hot skillet, add sausage and chilies. Cook until the sausage is no longer pink.
  3. In a separate skillet, add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, potatoes and canned tomatoes. Cook about 8 – 10 minutes. The potatoes don’t need to be browned, just done enough to hold their shape. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. Prepare the gravy — follow the directions on the packet.
  5. Grease a casserole dish and add 1/2 of the potato mixture. Place biscuits on top and add the rest of the potatoes, sausage and gravy. Top with a little cheese. Bake for 30 minutes. Let the casserole sit a few minutes before digging in.

This post is thanks to Pillsbury



If people say something Bad about you,


This is thanks to Inspiration



Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Blushing Bee By Me Posts (Slow it Down)

Just wanted to write a little note to my readers to explain the lack of posts on my blog. The last few weeks I have had a cold but in the last 2-3 days it has really got bad. We are in the process of selling our home and buying a new one. There is so much to do. Between the kids, packing, inspection etc. I am finding so little time for anything. I love publishing this blog and have put so much into it. I will continue to publish but for the next few months it may not be as usual. I hope everyone can understand. If it was possible I would create a twin to help with it all. Thanks for reading.

P.S. If all goes as planned the home is from 1917 and will be a bit of a work in progress. It is very primitive looking. The funny thing is the person who lives there also loves barn stars and has the same type of primitive d├ęcor that I have in my home.



how to make a chipmunk softie : {from recycled glove}



Saw this the other day it is so cute…had to share.


Story by missbatch

Published on Oct 17, 2008 in Make

Photo by Miyako Toyota c/o Penguin

Gloves (like socks), while born to be part of a pair, often end their days in lonely solitude, separated from their mates by the forces of the universe that conspire at every turn to pull them apart. Alone, they sadly serve little purpose (aside from the occasional show biz appearance for only the most sparkling among them), and are left to languish in the backs of a drawers and bottoms of closets — that is, if they’re not disposed of all together. Ah… but it’s a new day.

With her book, Happy Gloves: Charming Softy Friends Made from Colorful Gloves, she’s given hopelessly single gloves a new lease on life as cozy companions. In her able hands, one glove’s worth of material becomes an elephant, a penguin, a donkey, a bunny — you name it — all set free to romp and play together. (Can’t you just hear the claps of cheer?)

Crafter and author Miyako Kanamori has a plan and she’s ready to share it!

Try your hands at this chipmunk to start your very own menagerie of recycled glove critters. Download complete instructions here or follow along below.

BUY the book at Amazon!


Thanks to the Penguin Group for sharing this project from Happy Gloves.

Author Miyako Kanamori is a crafter who lives in Tokyo. She is also the author of Sock and Glove. You can see more of her work at her website: bananawani.org/nuiguroom.

For more cute critters made from recycled materials, search “Recycled Softie“. Some examples plus a few other autumn-inspired creations can be seen in the related items below.

This post is thanks to Mother Baby Earth