Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday











Friday, September 17, 2010

Something You Probably Didn't Know About Wheat Flour

You can fry chicken with it!! How cool is that? It DOES have a slightly different crunch to it. A good one in my opinion. We eat "fried" foods twice a month and I'm always looking for ways to make eating "fried" a little bit healthier(as healthy as anything fried goes, lol).



Something I noticed is that you can take the chicken and dunk it in the grease for 5 seconds and you'll get an beautiful golden crispy outside. Can't do that with white flour!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Shop Update!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

To the father that showed me what a father should be,
To the dad who loved me unconditionally,
To the father that showed me what I needed in a husband.


To the father of all 3 of my beautiful kids,
To the man that loves us all unconditionally and to the fullest,
To the father that works so hard so that we can have.

And my heavenly father who made this all possible.
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
Thank you for sending me these great men.


Happy Father's Day!




Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nastiest Candy Ever - A Disgruntled Customer Review

ATTENTION ALL SKITTLE AFICIONADOS:


Skittles® are my #1 favorite all around candy. I can usually pick up the newest kind and be completely satisfied (remember Sour Skittles®?Mmmm.). This candy has the some type of candy coating that is suppose to make the candy fizz , but instead of making it fizz, it totally makes you gag. I was totally disgusted, completely dissatisfied, utterly shocked! If you happen to be wondering if the "strong" words of dissatisfaction are truly necessary, go out and try some. WAIT, don't even spend your money. I'll send you some.....if you dare! Just leave a comment(first person inside the U.S. to ask and leave a valid e-mail addy will get a bag).


Lastly, I have nothing positive to say about this candy at all!


I'm going use the other bag with a class for a creative writing assignment as the nastiest candy they've ever tasted( cause kids love that kind of stuff!).

Friday, February 12, 2010

Crafting On The Go - Hair Bow Edition



My version of crafting on the go had been limited to making the bows and waiting until I got home to do the gluing and attaching the clip. One day I came across my hubby's ac-dc adaptor that he uses in his car and knew that it could be a very useful tool for bow making. The ac-dc adaptor goes into the lighter socket and has the plug attached so you can plug in your appliance. This set up made selling bows ridiculously easy, seriously genius if I could be at liberty to say so. I could make and sell a custom bow within minutes. If you are a hair bow maker or a crafter on the go, all you need to invest in is the ac-dc adaptor.

Here is the my bag in the passenger seat. Yes, make sure you secure your bag, or else you'll be picking up stuff all over the place, lol.






And here is the set up in the car.



Oh, by the way, my trash can use to be a picnic basket that I repurposed into a portable trash can.

-Andre'a

Friday, November 6, 2009

Imagine It

Border with Sayings








bottom border with sayings

Leave a link so we can see what you've made!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Bahamas 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Buzzing right along.....

Flowers and Bees


As I was walking one day, a bee flew my way.
I started to swat it away, but I decided to let it stay.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hello!




Wacom Bamboo Tablet, small silver, for sale: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160368218209


Birthday boy! I don't have anymore babies in the house :(






Made!


And I made this!

What have you been up to??

*Andrea*



Thursday, September 3, 2009

Boo..


I love this time of the year. I can almost see the leaves falling from the trees. Candy corn is in the store everywhere. I'm loving it all. I want to try and bake a pumpkin pie this year. Anyone have a tried and true recipe?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wordless Wednesday











Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer, it was nice knowing you!

Summer is almost gone away in Alabama. We're working on our 3rd week of school. Here is a shot that I love but didn't turn out perfect. (Girls eyes both closed, the initial is covered up on both)
This one is the cutest! Would'nt cha love to know what they are talking about. Maybe Nikon should add a microphone to their next camera, lol.

In this one the orange really POPS! And yes, she is that adorable in person, lol.


**Andre'a


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First day of School

I dreaded the first day of school because I new they'd be wearing uniforms this year and I wouldn't get to make Zoe her annual "First day" outfit. I purchased the 3 Way Spophie pattern by Mod Kid Boutique and I knew that I could whip up some really cute "uniform Pants for Zoe. I actually love seeing all the kids in their uniforms looking spiffy and ready to learn. This made my first day of school w/uniforms so much better!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Summer is in full effect!

Working on pageant #2 outfit....Be back in a while:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Free Shipping Code



Today I'm listing a bunch of my initial t-shirts for a limited discounted price. You can get FREE shipping when you purcase any shirt and put in the comment box "Happy 7th Birthday Zoe".




Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Its all about presentation!

I love making fun little scenes/pictures with kids food or making happy faces. I just recently stumbled onto a blog filled with fun plate presentations for the little ones. Stop on by and have a look!

Friday, May 15, 2009

TGIF

Whoooooo hooooo! As you may know, a mothers work is never done. But it is always great to have one less thing to do. Have a wonder*rific* fun filled weekend.



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Frugal Painting

This is one of my favorites. I made an easel for the kids to paint on. They loved it and wanted to paint everyday. All it is is a cardboard house with old ice trays.



I paid $1.00 for all of the paint and $1.00 for a pack of brushes.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Birthday Gifting

When the school year begins so begins the birthday party invites. I have three children so that is at least 3 parties per month...give or take one. I decided to make all of the gifts this year and this is what I made for the girls.








A bow pen, ribbon note pad, and a tote bag. I used some Mod Podge to glue a piece of fabric to the outside of the notebook. Then I tied cute ribbons onto the spiral binding. This is the cheap $.10 notebook that Wal-mart sells during the school season. It has 3 holes on also, so I glued a piece of white paper to the book before the piece of fabric. Lastly I glued a chipboard letter on the front.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

For all that you do, for all that you are, and for all that you wanted to be. I love you mom.


And just in case you missed it the first time, my poem about being a mom. It is written in "spoken word format":

Mother I Am:

Here I stand in a place where diapers and wipes are an everyday reality. My coach bag that was once filled with high hopes and unending dreams is now stuffed with a four year olds screams and a sippy cup filled to the brim with "mommy can I" and "she won't leave me alone".

Yet I drudge on. Trying to find that one sock that was stuffed with cheerios and dirty diapers that just didn't make it in time into the trash can. And if I'd gotten that extra hour of sleep that my four year old promised he'd give me....like the unidentifiable rash that lurks in my ash tray, like old cigarettes butts accidentally knocked to the floor by a 2 year old rage and wrath.....inside the bath tub that carries the ring that I so desperately needed from the man that carries the other half of my heart.

Traveling through the kingdom of unwashed clothes and wiping dirty noses, I come to the realization that one day this will no longer be. I will look back and smile the smile of the cheshire cat and poke my chest out really far while gazing into the distance of long gone trips to the potty when he just wanted to sit and multiple details for my car when she just couldn't help but to get sick. When Power Rangers held the key to momentary happiness and bliss all sealed together with one single kiss.....Mother I am.

This is a poem that I wrote sometime after becoming a mom. I was 20 something and had just had a baby boy, my last child. I was on a small dose of an antidepressant and trying to find my way through postpardum depression from my second pregnancy. I'm glad that I chose to pick up a pencil. The original poem had no periods, commas, or quotaton. Just pieced together like floetry

**This and all of my work is protected under the Digital Millinnium Act of 2008**

Friday, May 8, 2009

Presentation....presentation!



My hubby did all the tying. Isn't this a neat way to package the gifts for the boys? I'm going to try to make an origami shirt out of tissue paper and tie the tie over it. Oh, its just a piece of 1 1/2" grossgrain ribbon.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hello


As of tomorrow I will be done with school, untill the fall. I plan on updating the blog and sewing loads this summer, so stay tuned. If you would like to see a tutorial or want me to make a tutorial of something, let me know.


Andre'a

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

My brain hurts!

I'm just about done with school for this semester.....studying really hard for my Wester Civ class. I've already passed my Sociology class with flying colors....An A!!! Yeah, now wish me luck....
Andre'a

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday Randomness.....

I was watching the trailer for the new movie Seven Pounds, starring my favorite actor the other day and I think I have an idea to what the movie is going to be about. My guess is that the character played by Will Smith looses his family(maybe to a car accident in which he caused) and feels that he has nothing to live for. He then decides( some how, I dunno!!) that he must "right" his "wrongs" by becoming a live organ donor to seven strangers to whom he has chosen. ....How is that for a plot? Sounds good to me. The hubster and I were discussing this and he agrees completely with me. But, we are going to have to wait until December the 19 to see if I am correct. Watch it for yourself and tell me what you think.

I also have 15(summary) papers due this weekend and a test to study for so.....

Later gaters!!

Andre'a

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Now in the shop!





How to make my Fabric Flowers! And for all of my blog readers, you get yours for just $6.00! But that is just until 24 hours from right now! So go and get yours!! (ends on 11:00 a.m. Thursday morning, 11/20/06 cst.)

Use code:"ribbon aficionado" for your discount in the comment box. I'll refund it back to your after your payment has been made.





~Have a great day!



Tuesday, November 4, 2008

America's First Black President