Friday, August 2, 2013

Updated Site

My new blog that I will be using is at  Check it out!


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Zucchini Bread - fresh out of the garden!

So I guess that once you have a garden, you kinda become domesticated and figure out what to use all your vegetables that your gathering for other fun things to eat other then just straight out of the garden.  Last night I canned some pickles, post to follow this one, and then today I made Zucchini bread.  My Grandma Wagner gave me this recipe and I've had it before and it's just wonderful! 

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs, 2 cups sugar, 1 cup oil, 2 cups grated Zucchini (with peels), 3 teaspoons vanilla, 3 cups flour, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. soda, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 cup chopped nuts.

Beat eggs until foamy.
 Fresh Eggs from our chicken
Add sugar, oil, Zucchini & vanilla. Mix lightly, but mix well. 

In other pan, mix flour, salt, soda, baking powder, cinnamon. 

Stir gently into first mixture and add nuts.

Grease and flour pans. Makes 2 loaves.

Bake at 350 degrees , 1 hr. I find it usually takes longer then that. Put a knife into it to check if its done.

I did omit the nuts because I am not a big fan of them in my food, so I'm sure if you like them, that added goodness will taste great!  

I'll have to report to you what the finished picture looks like later on.  It's in the oven cooking right now and smells wonderful! I'll be taking a loaf to our annual family camping trip this weekend so everyone can have some!  I still have about 4 big zucchinis left, can't wait to see what else I can make! Someone mentioned Chocolate Chip Muffins made with Zucchini too!

EDIT:  This is what the final product looks like!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Chili's- KIDS EAT FREE July 22-24

Don't forget to visit your local Chili's restaurant where kids eat free with an adult entree July 22-24!  I will for sure be taking my kids! Cheap meal for us!  :)

Follow this link to print off the coupon! Coupon!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Please Vote For My Blog on Top Mommy Blogs!

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UpCycled Scarves ** Your Favorite Sports Team Shirts Turned Scarf **

This is the summer of thrift shopping!!  We LOVE going to Goodwill and other thrift stores to see what we can find!  My mom is/has always been a bargain shopper, sorting through racks of clothes, we always had great things at the stores on clearance and sale!  Saving money is key since I was laid off in December, so just finding cool things at the store is a great thing!! As Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are singing in "Thrift Shop", it quickly became a favorite song of my oldest son.  But now it's our theme song for the summer.  We are making UpCycled/Recycled Shirts Scarves! :)  What a better way to give a shirt a new life!! With the help of my mom we are selling them on my Etsy Shop.   

 We can use any knit shirts to make them! If you have some old shirts from your college days, or your local high school and you'd love another way to show them off, perfect way to do so!!  You can send us your old shirts and we can turn them into a scarf!

 I can't wait to go to a Detroit Tiger's game and ROCK my new scarf!! Too bad it's mid-summer and I'd be dying of heat right now! :)  But come fall, I'm ready!
Don't forget to check out my Facebook and Etsy Site!

JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores "Cape Discovery" Summer Crafting Challenge

I was asked by JoAnn Fabrics if I'd like to participate in a summer crafting project with my kids and add it to by blog.  My response "YES!", I frequent JoAnn Fabrics at least once a week lately so with my kids home and in tow all the time, it was easy to get them to pick out something to do crafty!  Although a lot of the crafts are more on the girly side and I have 2 boys, we managed to find something to do!  Tie Dye Shirts! :) If you'd like to sign up for a 20% off coupon, go to the link to do so!­‐connect 

 So we started the project with 2 shirts and the package of tie-dye.

 The package had 5 colors of dye (Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Yellow) and 10 pairs of gloves and instruction guide.
 We looked up patterns in the booklet and we tried to do one of them.  I'm not so sure how well it looks like the pattern, but hey, it worked!
 Ready, Set, TIE-DYE!

 We didn't read the directions as good as we should of because the shirts were supposed to be wet to start, so we had trouble getting the color to stick but it worked out in the end! Lesson learned for next time!

 You have to let the shirts sit til they dry, so we left them outside on the table to soak up the sun!
Time to see what they look like!
Caden wasn't very happy with his, he wanted his to look like Brody's and it had too much white he said.  I told him, it's really hard to make 2 shirts look exactly the same, so we can try another time.  :)
After they were dry, we washed them in the machine and they tried them on, they loved them!!  I think we are going to do more shirts this year at family camping!! Along with a few other patterns with our cousins :)

To view more projects to do with your kids this summer, visit the Summer of Fun Catalog at JoAnn's website!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wedding Season is Here!

This the season for getting married!  Do you need a gift that no one else will have? How about the brides that want to get their bridesmaids something to remember their wedding with?  I just got some awesome new products in that I can't wait to show off!!

1) Can Koozies

 Sew Wonderfully Jamie now has personalized can Koozies! These are NOT embroidered; they are actually the print of the Koozie, that means... NO RUNNING THREAD! Also these can be washed. :)

Our personalized can koozies can be done in any of my shop prints and are completely customizeable. The list goes on and on... Here are a few ideas: teacher's gift, bridal party, secret santa, just to name a few. Or you can just get one for you! :)

2)  Personalized Casserole Dish/Cake Pan

 Here is our newest personalized kitchen accessory our stunning personalized casserole dish and/or cake pan. You will never mistake your serving dish again and you will surely be the talk of the night. These make wonderful hostess gift, or a "Just Because" gift for any woman in your like that loves to bake:)) Best of all you can personalized this dish in any of our patterns, frames, color & monogram combos so the possibilities are truely endless!!
{ Product Details }
• Measures 13" x 9"
• Stainless Steel Pan
• Snap-on lid

3) Cutting Board

Our 12" x 8" cutting boards are made of thick, tempered glass and can easily dress up any counter top. A great gift for home chefs, hostess.  Why not add a little style to your kitchen while you cook?  These personalized tempered glass cutting boards will make you want to get in the kitchen. :) Great for anyone on your list, our personalized cutting boards are great for hostess gifts, wedding gifts, graduation gifts for the college student leaving home, teacher gifts, "just because" girlfriend gifts and housewarmings. Easily impress your guests with this lovely accent piece for your kitchen.

  • Measures 11.3" x 8" x 5/32" (medium size)
  • Measures 16" x 12" (large size)
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Completely customizable