Whelp...Gabby and Joe will be proud parents soon, which means I am going to be GRANDMA...my first Grand Baby should be making an appearance in early April. I can't Wait to meet her! I know Gabby and Joe will be AWESOME parents. My heart is full of JOY! Sophia is so excited to be an Aunt. Our family is growing. Thank you so much for letting me share
Friday, November 24, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Be Sure to visit my Etsy Shop..just listed this set...super cute...Mousie and Spumoni...and Mousie is the Cat :)
I have one more halloween Goodie Up my sleeve...at least I hope.
Sunday, October 15, 2017
the contest is to pair cheese and figs together. The winner will get a paid trip to Boston, hotel accommodations and will get to see the 11th season taping of Cooks Country.
This is so important to me to win, you see, after 22 years of marriage we never had our Honeymoon, nor have we ever EVER NEVER went on a vacation..not once....
click on picture to be able to vote, please note, you will have to enter your email address, then check your email to confirm vote, YOU CAN EVEN VOTE EVERY 24 HOURS!! VOTING ENDS ON NOVEMBER 4
Friday, September 29, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wow, Gabby is about to graduate High School. So hard to believe. High School hasn't always been easy for Gabby. I think Her Junior year was the low point. However Gabby has bounced back and has accepted her flaws that make her unique.
She is Funny, Caring, Artistic and such a cool human being :)
Many of you have have been following my blog even before she started school.
Thank you for letting me Share.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
all have been sold.
Monday, January 23, 2017
I am not here to tell you what to do...but If I were YOU put Pasta Carbonara your NEED TO MAKE LIST!
Sure, I have had Pasta Carbonara before. It was bland.......and stayed away from it because my family doesn't like Pasta with a cream sauce.
Well, there is NO CREAM (just raw eggs)..which means my fam will even like it less. (but what they don't know won't hurt them)
I did my research.
I came across the History of Pasta Carbonara
Also came across the MOST AWESOME FOOD PORN I HAVE EVER SEEN!! it is a 13 Minute Video, and you will want to go camping afterwards and possibly have a cigarette.
but in the end I did it my way!
Bacon (10 slices ~thick sliced, or panchetta)
17 oz of pasta or what ever whole package you buy (not family size)
3 egg yolks, and 1 whole egg
parmesan shredded on a microplan(about more then one cup for eggs, and additional more for topping"
salt and peppa
peas about 1 cup
slice bacon into bits. cook, add minced shallots and garlic.
cook your pasta al dente..drain reserving at last one cup of pasta water. (you may not have to use the whole cup of water)
in the mean time, whisk 3 egg yolks and 1 whole with 1 cup of parmesan .Salt AND PEPPA More Heavily on the P then the S. when pasta is done cooking temper the eggs mixture with some of the pasta water. (I added about a table spoon of butter to water)
add pasta to bowl and mix all together with bacon mixture and eggs.
this is the short version,. I did add peas, not traditional, nor is shallots or garlic. I like the peas for color and shallots and garlic for flavor.
until we eat again
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Many many years ago someone had loaned us some money to get by. Their only request was that I was to make a very special angel. I had put this project on the back burner for way to long.
but I knew what ever I created I wanted it to be very special. I had no direction on how to proceed with this angel (except large, dressed in white and NO FEATHER WINGS). It wasn't until a few weeks back that I had an idea.
Her bodice is scriptures, skirt is an old dress from Sophia that I Have upcycled into her skirt. Her wings are sculpted made to look like chippy wood.
Facial features are very simple. Eyes are Painted antique shoe buttons secured into place, last but not least a crown made from Fresh Baby's breath.
I would like to go a little bit further into this story..indulge me for a minute.
I was so grateful for this loan, and I was negligent in making an angel that was owed to this person.
Not so long ago we scrapped are old cars that no longer ran, we were not paid in full and on a handshake the person said he would pay us.
this has been nearly a half a year, and still no payment. We have called, ran into him at the store. And yet this person has never paid us.
but I had to forgive him for not paying us, and I knew I once and for all make this Very Special Angel for what I had owed to the person who loaned us money.
Hello, I am asking for a small favor if you don't mind, I am a finalist in the Sunbasket TheFeedFeed instagram contest.
First off, I am honored to be a finalist, I am going against really heavy hitters who have thousands of followers and who do this professionally, Every vote would help!
votings Ends the llth at midnight.
here is the link
thank you so much in advanced!
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Happy New Year To All!
Pondering, contemplating, mulling over, thinking..yes, thinking!
So many thoughts, and so little time.
First off, Happy and sad that 2016 has ended. (contradiction you say?)
Well, you can't have the good with out the bad, then you add the Facts of Life....
Immediate thoughts for 2017
Quoting from an all time favorite movie
"The Things You Own, End Up Owning You"
sure, a little haiku that has been haunting me for years.
Lets simplify this just to my dolls.
I haven't bought fabric really, or supplies in years. the only thing I buy is Muslin, Osnaburg, Stuffing and Paints as I need them. I look at all of the excess supplies I have. '
Having all of these excess supplies have they made me a better doll maker?
The Answer is NO
I can probably make dolls with just Ticking, Muslin, Osnaburg, as my main fabrics. Everything else is just taking up space.
A Majority of us peeps say this every year. I started before the New year. BECASUSE I don't want to use the "New year" as a stepping stone to change. I should change NOW!
Using a New resolution in my opinion is putting something off. If you recognize it is a problem.... CHANGE!
I get it, a great time to change and just one more "FILL IN THE BLANK" until year "fill in the blank"
but all in all... these are excuses.
Stop bitching!!! We have been a ONE CAR FAMILY NOW for almost a year. the first 10 MONTHS I bitched every morning when I had to take hubby to work then come home and take the girls to school. After 10 months I realized, Guess what, me bitching isn't making my life better. Appreciate that you have that ONE car and deal with it.
now that my kids are getting older SO FAST. I want to be present. I want to attend and do all things that they are invloved in that I neglected for years !
AT LAST AND NOT LEAST
Meditate and get physical activity if only 15 minutes a day.
I will mediated on what I have and what is so wonderful in my life. I will stretch my muscles as I do this. and hopefully get some walking in as well!
these are really small steps. but we all have to start somewhere
keeping it PHO REAL