Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hoffee and a Nuffin

This week's Talented Team Member is Hoffee and a Nuffin! This delightful shop specializes in handmade sock monkeys and sock monkey themed items. An art that brings smiles to the young and old!
Click on the pictures!
Like Dreamers Do - handmade sock monkey.
Sock Monkey cards.
Sock Monkey pincushions.
And much, much more!
Please also visit Hoffee's other Etsy shop "Sweet Little Things" for more whimsical creations!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love is in the air… *heartfelt sigh* … LOL!

Look at what I just made! It’s a crocheted beanie!
Johnna and Jake loved modeling it for me.
*Please ignore the chocolate on Jake’s goofy mug and hands. ;)

I made it in the adult size so it’s a little big on them.
The pattern I won from from CrazySocks Crochet (http://www.etsy.com/shop/crazysocks830 ) on Etsy. The beanie pattern is called the “Jan” hat and can be found here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38472143
The pattern is very nicely written, easy and works up fast!

Today I am just hanging out with the family. Since we did all of our errands and running around yesterday we are being a little lazy. We just got done watching “Julie and Julia”. Good movie overall. There were some slow parts but I think both women portrayed their parts excellently. I remember watching Julia Childs on tv when I was young. Her voice and accent always fascinated me. I don’t think Meryl Streep talked quite like Julia did, the highs and lows in her voice, but that probably is a good thing considering that when people try to imitate her, she starts to look comical.

We are having a fabulous dinner tonight!

This week’s menu:
Sunday РSteak, baked potato, salad and Italian cr̬me cake for dessert.
Monday – Chicken pot pie from Costco.
Tuesday – Goulash
Wednesday – Whole baked chicken, potatoes and salad.
Thursday – Tuna noodle casserole.
Friday – Leftovers or FFY (fend for yourself)
Saturday – Pizza for the gang and Thai takeout for John and me.

The Amazing Race begins a new season tonight! We have fun picking our favorite teams and rooting them on to victory.

Today I am just thankful for the people that love me. <3>

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Yay! We finally got some snow! You’d think living in Michigan we’d have a boat load… nope!

Looking out into the backyard from the kitchen window.

So, I’m on a diet. Today is the first day. So far I’m doing pretty well but it’s only a little after noon… LOL! Coffee is helping. Maybe I’ll be able to wear my cute summer clothes this year…I’m searching for good sites with good tasting healthy recipes, any suggestions? I’ll keep you updated on the progress.

I also started taking B1 (thiamin) and B2 to help with the tingling in my fingers. Can’t hurt, right?

Finished curtains in the bathroom.

I got new aliens for soap this week! When freed they become finger puppets and are so cute! Those will be listed soon!

This weekend I will be very busy with glass. Procrastination is not my friend. If you lose track of me, check the kiln…
Okay, it’s the little one’s lunch time. Hopefully we’ll get out today to play in the snow!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Go Saints!

It’s here! The best finger food night of the year! Super Bowl Sunday!
We will be rooting for the Saints! It’s all about the underdog in this household. ;)
Who’s excited to see the commercials?! We shall discuss those tomorrow!

Yes, I know, I know… I’ve been slacking on blog posts. I promise to be more diligent this week on posting. I have a good excuse though. The congo I belong to, The Wading Pool, totally revamped and I had a lot of creating to do to prepare for the grand reopening on Friday. The snowman above is being auctioned off! (Click on the picture to see auction.) Please stop by and check it out!

This week’s menu:
Sunday – Ribs, boneless buffalo and honey chicken and potato skins with bacon/cheese & sausage/pepper toppings. Oh, and of course, brownies!
Monday – Crunchy chicken salads with garbanzo beans and avocado.
Tuesday – Spaghetti, meatballs and garlic bread.
Wednesday – Homemade waffles and breakfast sausage.
Thursday – Red beans, rice and sausage.
Friday – FFY (fend for yourself)
Saturday – Pepper steak and rice.

This week I am thankful that my husband understands that I’m the world’s biggest procrastinator. If there is a deadline it’s guaranteed I won’t be starting until the last possible second. I’ve tried really hard to change this, and I have gotten a little better but there are just some things that prevent me from moving forward. It seems that panic is my number one motivation. Scary but true… I always seem to finish but John is always right there to pick up the slack when I need to concentrate on getting whatever it is done. Thank you, honey. :)

I’ve got to get busy, lots of things to do before kickoff tonight!
Have a fun and safe evening!