Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Below are a few Father's Day gift ideas. 

Framed for Daddy for his 1st Father's Day in a black horizontal  frame.
Hand prints for flowers and foot prints for leaves.

What did you make for Daddy?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Apple of Our Eye

Here is the reason for the lack of posts lately. Mama L ans I were busy planning a Baptism for The Apple of our Eye, my daughter S. 

As you will see we had an apple theme that carried from the invites down to the food. It was a great success, everything turned out just as planned and our guests were amazed at all the details.

Banner purchased from BloomDesignsOnline on Etsy.
You purchase the items, they are emailed to you  as a pdf file and you print yourself. Such a great idea! 
Party favors; cupcake cups from BloomDesignsOnline filled with gumballs and chocolates, wrapped in cello and tied with green ribbon and a paper leaf to say Thank You! 
Drinks: Apple Cider  and a delicious Sangria (recipe found on Pinterest). Straw flags also from BloomDesignsOnline 

Centerpieces: Bushel baskets from Michaels's Crafts, filled with green apples, tied with ribbon and polka dot balloons  found a Party City. 

Water bottles wrapped with labels from BloomsDesignsOnline and bubbles with apple stickers for the kids. 

Dessert table: suckers, chocolate cigars from See's Candy for the dads (it was Father's Day). 
Lots of desserts: mini apple pies, cupcakes filled with apple pie filling...YUM! 
The Apple of Our Eye!
(Outfit from Smocking Bird  and headband from Cutie Butts Boutique on Etsy) 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Summer Wreath

What a fun and simple idea for summer!

All you need is the following:

A wreath form
Netting and/or ribbon
Flip Flops
Glue Gun

1. First add the netting/ribbon in big loops to the wreath form. You can either hot glue it to the wreath form or you can use floral pins.
2. Glue on your flip flops
3. Add in the flowers and glue in place
4. Tie a ribbon to the top to hang on your front door


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sentimental Roses

Do you need a way of remembering or celebrating someone special? Here is a great idea.

Plant a rose bush to celebrate the birth of a child or grandchild or for the death of a loved one. Soon you'll have a beautiful rose garden that not only smells great but also has so much more meaning than anyone will ever know.

Mama L has planted an Avery Rose bush, a Savannah Rose bush and for the newest addition to her grand kids an Iyla Rose bush. All little granddaughters that now have their roots planted at Grandma and Grandpa's house.

Hope you start your own Sentimental Rose Garden to enjoy!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Asian Slaw

An amazing Asian Slaw that will brighten up any BBQ!


For the Dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter (I like Skippy Natural No Need to Stir)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce (Thai hot sauce - optional)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced

For the Slaw

  • 4 cups prepared shredded coleslaw
  • 2 cups prepared shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup cooked and shelled edamame
  • 2 medium scallions, finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts (or you can leave them whole)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Make the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir until the peanut butter is dissolved. Set aside.
  2. Combine all of the slaw ingredients in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss well. Let sit at least ten minutes so vegetables have a chance to soak up the dressing. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary (I usually add a bit more salt.) Serve cold.
Recipe found on Pinterest (link below)

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My mom, referred to as Mama L, and I have been talking about starting a blog for quite some time now. We are always trying new recipes and making new crafts - always being told by friends and family that we need to sell our creations. Instead of selling them we've decided to share our crafty ideas, yummy recipes along with our funny adventures here on our blog. Please follow us and enjoy. We are always trying to find new places to explore, new recipes to cook for our families and most of all we're just having fun!