Wednesday, March 30, 2011

ta da! they're done~

yeah for socks off the needles!

this was a fun pattern

once i picked the correct yarn that is

i knew better than to use a varigated yarn but.......

i had just purchased a really fun yarn and really, really

wanted to use it

the results ummm......

 not so good

due to the yarn being varigated

the cross hatch pattern didn't show up at all

i was about 1/3 of the way done with the sock and decided

to frog it

i'm glad i did

choosing a solid yarn really showed off the pattern

and in the end

i was much happier!

you can get all the details on my ravelry page


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

popcorn anyone?

jesse & lucy beat a path to the kitchen when
they hear popcorn popping


when the pixie is visiting
they know having popcorn is a sure thing


neither are ever very far from her
as she always has goodies for them
and she's always willing to share


Monday, March 21, 2011

you do what with your shower cap???

you can purchase a pack of three shower caps for
about $2 bucks

think out of the box for just a bit and...


bowl covers

i know, i know, you can buy little packs of them

at any dollar store


they don't last very long

and they are much thinner

these last a very long time

and to wash them you can

throw them into your dishwater


in the washer with a load of towels

just don't forget to take them out before you throw your towels in the dryer


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

love at first sight~

is there anything better than a newborn baby?


Thursday, March 3, 2011

nonpareils or snowcaps?


be it snowcaps or nonpareils

this dark chocolate candy

topped with sugar beads

is an all time favorite of the hubs

a little history behind this yummy candy

nonpareils means "without peer"

it is the french term for button candy

they are super easy to make

and it goes without saying

there is no comparison between
the boxed candies



*this recipe is from martha*

you need only 3 ingredients

8 oz of bittersweet chocolate
i use ghirardelli 60% cacao
1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
1/4 cup of sugar beads

here we go...

break up 8 oz of bittersweet chocolate into a double boiler
add 1/2 teaspoon vegetable shortening
melt until smooth

spoon chocolate onto a parchment lined cookie sheet


wait 20 minutes

then sprinkle with sugar buttons

allow them to harden on the sheet for about 4 hours