Friday, September 26, 2008

links are fun

Keeping a food diary has been found to help people lose more weight then any other diet plan.
new program I just down loaded it seems complicated but good there is always the calorie king web site but that cost a lot of money where as this one is free. I am all about the free. I gained 15 pounds I am not happy.
going to start back up at gym and doing soy int eh mornings again that should work well again I just have to hunker down again its nice to not have Jason on my case all the time too. I hate sneak eating.

Its like I am talking to my self here people

really not fun.
anyway I will be sewing today so I wont be doing a update I may do a recipe.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


nursery school - print
club chair (diamond blue) - print
king chair (cross) - print
button-tufted chair (brown) - print
club chair (b/w) - print
modern chair 01 (bubble burst) - print
modern sofa 2 (orange dot) - print
family portrait 1 - print
wingback chair 1 (striped) - print
club chair (green dot) - print
tufted chair (teal wave) - print
modern chair 2 (fuschia stripe) - print
Buy Handmade

I wonder if this seller would be willing to make a deal with me if I bought all of these prints I love them and must have them.. I have been a good girl lately and have money to spend soon.

Shepperds Pie

My kids Loved it
Shepperd's Pie
my easy shepherd's pie
1 pound ground lamb
Salt pepper to taste
1 onion, diced
1 pack brown gravy (I use McCormick)
1 cup water
2 cups mash potatoes
1 cup shredded cheese (I like Irish cheddar)

brown beef and onion/ salt, pepper.
add brown gravy mix and water
mix til thick put in baking dish top with mashed potatoes and cheese bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until the top it kind of brownish and bubbly
My husband likes me top add corn to the mix but I just serve it on the side.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

make your own stickers

First some images you can turn into your own stickers and a recipe to do it.
Sometimes it is hard to find just the right sticker for the situation, and they can get expensive. Why not make your own? Use them on time-lines, in workbooks, as rewards, just to be goofy, etc.

Sticker Sticky Stuff


1 packet (1/4 oz.) unflavored gelatin (such as Knox)
1 T. cold water
3 T. boiling water
1/2 t. white corn syrup
1/2 t. lemon extract*


1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin into cold water. Put aside until soft.

2. Pour softened gelatin into boiling water and stir until completely dissolved.

3. Add corn syrup and extract. Mix thoroughly.

4. Brush mixture thinly onto the back of picture that you want to turn into a sticker.

5. After is dry, you just moisten to apply.

Design your own stickers, print something from the computer, cut pictures from magazines, etc.

*You can make this fun by alternating the kind of extract you use....try orange, strawberry, or rootbeer for variation. But be careful, you might catch the kids licking all the sticky stuff off trying to find the flavor they like best. Another idea is to vary the extract flavoring by the subject of the stickers...use coconut for a tropical theme or peppermint for the Christmas holidays.

If you store the gum mixture (the sticky stuff) in a pill bottle or other airtight container, it will keep several months. It will gel, but to return to a liquid, just put the container in a bowl of hot water.

Yields about 4 oz.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

homemade Play-doh

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

3 tablespoons cream of tartar

Assorted Food Coloring

Uncolored play dough: In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Stir constantly until the mixture forms a ball. Pour the play dough ball out onto a clean work surface and knead for two to three minutes. The ball will be hot at first so be careful when you start the kneading process. Allow the play dough to cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. The play dough should last several weeks with proper storage.

Colored Play dough: To produce pastel colored play dough, use the same basic play dough recipe but add the color medium before the cooking process. To produce bright, vivid colored play dough, add the color medium during the kneading process. Liquid food coloring, frosting paste or powdered tempera paint work well in this basic recipe.

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