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I love misfits, and you should too!

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Have you heard of Misfits Market? They offer wonderful produce that farms can’t sell to stores due to things like shape and size, shipped to your door at a great price! I saw an ad on the internet and decided to give them a go. Here’s what I think.

I Love Misfits - Misfits Market review from Jessie At Home
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Crafty Love Link Party #33

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Would you like a place to to share your latest crafts projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, or find some for inspiration? Well look no further! Welcome to the May Crafty Love Link Party #33, hosted by Marie Segares and me. With May we are finally seeing spring weather. I look forward to seeing what crafty creations you make for the warm season.

Be sure to share this link party with all your crafty friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun craft projects around the web. Every month, the Crafty Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest crafts projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

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Spring Breaks 2015

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That’s right. Spring breakS. Pural. Last week the girls were on spring break, and the week before it was Doug. It’s such a bummer that they do not have the same spring break. But we make the most of it. Doug took 3 days during his spring break off of his second job (tutor for Huntington Learning Center) so he would have more time with the girls. They loved when he would pick them up from school and then be home the rest of the day.

While they were at school, he managed to clean Vada’s walls, caulk the trim, and base paint her room. She is going to have a fairy forest room. However, we do not have the time or finances to do that all right now, so it just got a good start. We had to replace the ceiling in the fall, so that was done already. Now the room is painted a light blue (walls and ceiling) and the trim around the windows and doors are a medium blue. This summer we will add some bookshelves that are tree~like (how that works is yet to be determined, though we have a few ideas), we will sponge paint a few clouds on the ceiling, paint the baseboards green, and paint a few trees on the walls, grass coming up from the baseboards, and flowers. Plus fairies. Lots of fairies. Oh, and lay down a new floor. We must be crazy.

Vada-and-Kyla-Reading

Anyway…here is a cute snap of the girls reading together. If you want to see more adorableness as it happens, you should follow me on Instagram. I post yarnie stuff there, and I post some of our crazy life as it happens over there as well! (more…)

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Holiday Catch Up!

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Wow, things have been busy around here. I have some exciting news I should be able to share with you next month(ish). Between that and Christmas, I got a sort of neglected my blogland friends this week.

I still love you!!

I have lots o’ pretty pictures to share with you, so how about I just post them all with a bit about them and leave it at that. It is Christmas Eve and all…

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The Holiday Gift Shop at the girls’ school was at the beginning of the month. It went quite well. Vada had fun playing in my booth while waiting for things to wrap up at the end of the day.

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A couple of weeks ago we bought our Christmas tree. We got all bundled up and went off to the nursery around the corner.

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I found this in with Kyla’s school work one day. I thought it was so sweet to see this note her teacher left for her.

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The girls both made Christmas lists last week. Vada wants a Hess truck, and an ornament, but not a breakable one.

Vada's-Christmas-List

Kyla wants a Sophia Doll, a Mommy Toy, a Rudolph Toy, and a Firestar Toy. A Mommy toy is a doll that looks like Mommy, so when I am not home and she misses me, she can hug it. I hope she is not too upset when Santa does not bring her a Mommy toy.

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Last weekend was the Yule celebration with our Medieval group. We all had a great time. I was given the Order of the Artisan, which I apparently was supposed to get over a year ago, but every time they had the award for me at an event, I was not there. Oh, and at the end of the event, I took the leftovers of Marsha’s yummy hummus, along with her bowl. That way she has to come and visit me!

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We made cookies today. Santa needs cookies.

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I know, I know

| Cooking, Costume, Crafts, Crochet, Family, Flower, Friends, Knit

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I know, I have neglected my blog and my lovely readers over the past few weeks. I am sorry. First Doug was on break, and we spent the days working around the house (I did at least share a bit of that with you.) Doug still had to go to his second job, but it was nice to have him around during the school day.

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Then there was a week with no one on break, and me working feverishly to get ready for craft fairs. I seem to have quite a few tea cup coasters and appliques. I think they will do well. It was a very productive week for me on that end, but I let all the photos pile up in my “blog” picture folder. Sometimes I get into making things and can see nothing else.

Net-wraps

These little spring wraps were one of the patterns I came up with that week. I hope to have a written and video tutorial for you this week!

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Then this past week the girls were on Spring break. We had a lot of fun. We played in the yard ~ OK, they played in the yard while I was in the garage making things ~ we took long walks, we went to the playground, we got some shopping done, we even had a Scooby Doo marathon on a rainy day.

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I am amazed at all the fun creations I have to sell. Some of which are samples from my pattern writing, and some are creations made just for the fairs.

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I bought some large, clear, plastic bins to pack everything up into.

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I discovered that 3 clothing racks break down nicely into this never used trash bin.

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I even unearthed some fun pictures to put in my “window” above my sewing table. Yes, this is in my unfinished basement, hence the ugly.

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I haven’t gotten as much done on the adult version of Kat as I would like.

Happy Katrina

We did get to see Jenn, George and the girls last weekend. Look how big Katrina is!!

Angry Dot!

Dot has always had the greatest angry faces!!

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On the first day of the girl’s spring break, I made them bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast.

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As always, they were very happy with that breakfast!

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Another night I decided to finally give these silly skewered hot dogs a shot. I don’t usually have hot dogs in the house, so this will not be a regular on our menu. It did take a while to skewer all the dogs. I cut up a few hot dogs, and then threaded 5 pieces of spaghetti through each one.

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Then I just cooked them as I would for just the spaghetti.

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When they were done I tossed them into a quickie sauce, and dinner was done. The girls were amused. Not the most gourmet dinner, but fun on occasion, and not too unhealthy.

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And more fair prepping. All these random flowery bits needed to become pins.

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Yea, I’m still not to sure about this. I think it is the obnoxiousness of the glitter in the netting that is driving me crazy.

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Sometimes random things pile up in the oddest of places in my house.

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I have a feeling this is going to be a WiP for a while. These old jeans will become something “new” one day.

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Me and the net yarn. We are one. There was a good sale and I got a little out of hand…

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Super Daddy!!!!

Kyla's-Flowers

One of the play-in-the-yard days Kyla picked me flowers.

No-Northern-Lights-Here

One night last week we were supposed to  be able to see the aurora borealis. I don’t know if it was the clouds, or if it was just not visible  but that is NOT the northern lights.

Play-date-with-Izabel

On Thursday Izabel came over to play. The girls had a great time in the playroom!

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We had a pair of Rapunzels!

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I know she is Rapunzel, not Snow White, but this was just too cute not to document!

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I did get a little done on the Kat coat.

I hope to be more regular with my posting again now. The breaks are over, and the creations for the fairs are pretty much ready to go. The first one is a week from today, wish me luck!

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First Floor

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I have snaps of the first floor to share with all of you. Let me start by reminding you we are still moving in. As a matter of fact, as I type this Doug is making the last few runs from the apartment to the house to get the last of our stuff. I still have to go back to the apartment and clean the heck out of it. Fun.

Anyway, we are still moving. There are boxes everywhere, accompanied by piles of “stuff” that needs to find homes. It’s a wreck. But you’ll just have to deal with the wreck if you want to see the pictures.

Also, we have a next~year~or~two plan of things that need to happen as soon as we have the money to do them (we really don’t want to charge anything,) and a 5~to~8~year~plan of things we want to have done to get the house to our dream home. I will share some of our ideas for the first plan, the second one will only cement your suspicions that I am completely off my rocker.

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Easter and other fun!

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I couldn’t resist taking this picture one morning just before Easter. The girls were just too adorable.

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Here we have the girls the day before Easter. First time painting eggs. I think they are awesome. (more…)

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Happiness and Love Delivered to the Door

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First, let me say that yes, I will be posting Christmas pictures. I am aiming to get caught up with that this week.

In the beginning of December I received this box from my parents. Happy mail!!

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Inside were a few small Christmas gifts, and some more goodies: (more…)

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Feeling Better

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I am finally starting to feel healthy again. Just the last remaining bits of congestion, but other then that, I am feeling good. I am also finally getting out of my funk.

Now that I am feeling better, these past two days have been very productive. I got a good bit of cleaning done. I went through some piles of paper that needed to be dealt with; and I even organized the foot tall stack of paper that needs to be scanned into categories (phone, car, medical and so on) so I can start scanning them in an organized fashion!

I came up with a plan and put it in motion to get my recipes in order. Every week I make a menu, and enter the recipes in a great recipe organizer on the internet, where I can also put my menu on a calendar. I did do that for this week, and even printed out the recipes onto index cards and put tabs in my index card box to keep them organized. I figure if I do this every week, eventually all my recipes will be in order. On the website, I can rate the recipes, and put tags on them, so that will help with picking out menus in the future. I still want the printed out index cards, so I don’t have to take the laptop into my tiny kitchen. I’m very excited about this, because I have so many magazines laying about with recipes I want to try, and a many, many bookmarked web pages with recipes, also. Maybe I’m just silly that way, but (more…)

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Whole Wheat Waffles Dry Mix

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How my dry mix recipes work: I will give you the recipe for a batch of dry mix, and a recipe for how to use that mix. I will also list any other suggestions that go along with the mix. Feel free to cut and paste the info to make your own labels for your dry mixes. However, if you are going to post this on the internet, please be honest and give me credit, and link back to my blog rather than copying the recipe. I developed these recipes myself, and would appreciate the credit for that. Thank you.

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Banana Bread or Muffins Dry Mix

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I know I have posted this before, but it was in the middle of another post. I thought it would be nice for the mix to have it’s own post.

How my dry mix recipes work: I will give you the recipe for a batch of dry mix, and a recipe for how to use that mix. I will also list any other suggestions that go along with the mix. Feel free to cut and paste the info to make your own labels for your dry mixes. However, if you want to share on the internet, please be honest and link back to my recipe, do not cut and paste the recipe onto your page. I developed these recipes myself, and would appreciate the credit for that. Thank you.

Banana Bread
or Muffins

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What a nice surprise!

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On Friday evening, my mother-in-law came to take the girls for the weekend. Doug and I had plans to reorganize their room so it would be toddler safe, and to change the cribs to toddler beds. Also, there is a closet in their room that runs the length of one wall, about 12 feet, and has sliding doors. It has a shelf running across the top of the closet that can stack paper boxes 2 high. I wanted to reorganize that closet. Some things needed to come out of the closet and move into my bedroom, and visa versa.

Doug did have to work a bit on Saturday, so I chose to sleep in a bit, before all the craziness began. So there I was, lounging lazily in bed at about 9:20 on Saturday morning. I had been awake for a while, but was unable to bring myself to leave the comfort of the warm blankets. (more…)

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Yummy Baked Goodness!

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I try to keep a stock of homemade mixes, so when I want to make something, it is quick and easy. Last week I ran out of both my waffle mix, and my banana bread/muffin mix. So into the kitchen I went. I hung my label from the cabinet handle. You may think the format of the label is a bit odd, but it is made to wrap around a jar. I tend to give my mixes as gifts.

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I measured everything into my trusty food processor and gave it a quick zip. I found this is the best way to get it well mixed. Before you zip it up, take a moment, look at the pretty layers. (more…)

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A good day with another GREAT find!

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Today was a nice day. I’m getting over my cold, and for the first time in a while I woke up without feeling like a zombie. After showering, I felt the need for a yummy breakfast. So…

batter-and-coffee

Yes, that is my precious morning coffee, and that lumpy batter is just waiting to become… (more…)

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