Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Passover with 6th Graders

We were discussing Moses life and the plagues that were brought down upon Egypt. One of the activities was to imitate a Passover meal, so I whipped up a batch of unleavened bread, the kids said it tasted like a tortilla but mine had a bit of honey in them so they were slightly sweetened. We also had apples with a sprinkling of cinnamon on them. We pretended to be dressed for travel, hats, coats and we sat on the edge of our chair. We had unleavened bread because it is faster to make than regular bread. We would have killed a lamb, cooked it and put some of its blood on the door way. Then the youngest child would ask, what are we preparing for, the Father of the house would then tell the story of the Passover. This was fun and I hope the kids liked it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cora Belle's Scrapbook

This is Cora Belle's baby scrapbook.
Her mother asked for a vintage look, so I looked on the internet and came up with these vintage little girls. It starts with the January page, February, March and so on. The last page is December and that is their dog Fender on the page. There were so many vintage little girls it was hard to pick just one per page.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Broccoli Cheese Baked Potatoes

I was watching Pioneer Woman on the Food channel and she made this delicious looking baked potato. I made some changes to the recipe, I added crumbled bacon and cooked some minced onion in the bacon juices. IT WAS SO GOOD! 
If it looks like too much work just use Velvetta cheese, steamed broccoli and microwaved potatoes.
This is a good way to get vegy's in the kids food without actually tasting the vegetables.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Parker's Baby Book

 I made this Baby calendar for a baby boy and I went with a critter theme. The October page is an owl pumpkin, it has a tag with it that reads Happy H-owl-oween. For the Christmas page I made a page but I also put some on the calendar page also. I love the penguins!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Low Carb Pizza

I want pizza without the crust and this recipe is pretty darn good. I got this recipe at Ripped Recipes and made changes, I think people make recipes harder than they should be, so that is my goal in life to simplify recipes and makes sure they still taste good. I put sausage and bacon on top of mine and it was good but I would like to try chicken, bacon and Alfredo sauce.

Low Carb Pizza

2 oz of cream cheese (room temp)
1 egg
1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup of shredded Italian 6 cheese shredded
Marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray a 9" baking dish with oil spray.
I put the cream cheese in the microwave for about 5 seconds to make it soft, add Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of Italian cheese and egg. Spread into pan and bake for 15 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
Add sauce and 1/2 cup of Italian cheese. Add any topping you would like.
Bake for 15 more minutes, let cool for at least 10 minutes or it will be a mushy mess.

Saturday, May 21, 2016


 I needed a stork for Amy's baby shower, so I made one out of cardboard. They were throwing away a big box at work so I grabbed it, they don't ask me why I need things any more. Hubby sprayed the bodies white, not to thick so he looks antique. I dabbed the burnt orange on and then I inked the edges. He is two sided with a wooden dowel hot glued straight up the middle. The wooden dowel sits in a 6" piece of PVC that was anchored into plaster. You can do anything with cardboard!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Amy's Baby Shower

 We had Amy's baby shower this weekend and I was in charge of the party favors, sign in sheet and a corsage. I looked up some ideas on Pinterest and that gave me some good ideas. The first item is the party favors, it is a tea candle wrapped in tulle and a note attached, "Burn this candle on the night, when the stork has made it's flight, say a prayer to celebrate, baby Segrest arrival date". The second item is a sign in sheet, since they don't want to know the sex of the baby, I decided to make it look like a frog onesie with a touch of ribbon at the legs. The last photo is her corsage, I cut a 2" circle out of cardboard and hot glued 6" ribbons down the bottom, then I cut 4" pieces of ribbon and hot glue one side, fold and hot glue again. A big button in the center with "Mommy to be" hot glued in.
What a great party!