Thursday, September 29, 2011

Inspiration Workshop- DIY

I really enjoy these Inspiration Workshops and all the ideas people share! This week I am linking up with Gussy Sews and the Inspiration Workshop prompt is
DIY Projects

Sadly I have not had a lot of time to actually work on DIY projects but I do have a list of ones I would love to do - thank you Pinterest! (if you need an invite- let me know)

more crafty projects here 

I really want to have a day where I spend it making something crafty! 
Some day I will again 

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Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pie Time

Recipe for Dutch Apple Pie and homemade pie crust/crumbs (LOTS of crumbs)

My mothers pie crust/crumbs recipe
*Pie Crust Large bowl of crumbs (good for 6 months)
5 lbs Gold Medal Flour
1 lg can Butter Crisco
1 TBS Baking Powder
2 TBS Salt
1/2 C Sugar
Mix all the ingredients together and work into crumbs

*For Pie Crust*
2 Cups Crumbs
1 egg
1 TBS vinegar  - add cold water (sorry no measuring this)

Here is what I made with my pie crust

*Dutch Apple Pie Recipe*
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 TBS all-purpose flour
pinch salt
1 egg beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
2 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 3 medium)
1 unbaked crust

*Streusel Topping*
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 TBS cold butter

In a large bowl mix sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg, vanilla and sour cream until smooth. 
Add apples and mix well. Pour into crust and sprinkle streusel topping covering the pie. 
Bake at 375 for 15 minutes then reduce to 325 for 50 minutes



Wordless Wednesday

Father/Son reading time {LOVE}

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Ten- Chalkboard Love

Tuesday Ten
Tuesday Ten is a link party about your posts of ten of anything.  It can be ten things you love, ten places you want to go, ten things you want right now, ten people you love etc....ten of anything really. - Miss Mommy

photos found on my Pinterest board

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Top Ten {Tuesday}

Hoo Are You

Hello to you all and WELCOME new followers! I am participating in Hoo Are you- from Night Owl Crafting. She gives out 5 random question so that you might be able to learn some fun things about me and hopefully I can learn the same about you.

I would love to read about yours! Link up here and let me know!

Here are 5 more questions from this week to get to know each other better.

1.  What is your Zodiac sign?
I am Taurus, if I am being honest, I don't really know anything about that stuff.

2. Name 3 things that are always in your purse besides your wallet.
If we are talking about my purse and not when I am carrying my diaper bag, I would say I always have a small pouch with some makeup powder and lip gloss, my coin purse, and a pen :) My actually purse is pretty boring

3. Which magazines do you look at the most?
I like Do It Yourself (craft magazine)

4. Do you pluck or get your eyebrows waxed?
I do both. My eyebrows don't grow too fast so in between waxes I pluck the strays. 

5. How often do you go grocery shopping?
Oh boy- not often enough. I am horrible at this and hate it! If I could stick to my original plan it would be once a week. I would plan my meals and go shopping once for the whole week.

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Monday, September 26, 2011

My Simple Moment

My simple moment this week was this...
While my son was busy watching a DVD before nap time, I went to pay some bills. When he watches his DVD usually nothing gets in his way. You can hear him talking and clapping- its adorable!
Anyway, after a minute I noticed he was quiet so I peaked my head in (I was not far away, trust me) and this is what I found... 
My son had found his Timbits from this morning. I set them on the side table not even thinking about it. Apparently he wanted a snack and was making a HUGE mess!
Funny thing is, even he was making a big mess, all I could do was smile, laugh and grab my camera. It was just too cute and messes can always be cleaned up.
So I took some time and helped him break up the timbit and he ate them right there on the chair.

Precious Moment! 

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Do others affect your day? AND A SALE

Have you ever found yourself so affected by someone else's actions it ruins your day? That's just what happened to me yesterday until I said NO! I was not going to allow this girl to make me feel as miserable as she must be.

Long story short- I messed up! I apologized and was apparently not forgiven.

So here is what happened-Someone was coming to my house to purchase something I had on craigslist. I accidentally mistyped my address for her and she ended up at the neighbors house instead of mine. As soon as I saw the mistake I quickly emailed her the correct address and went outside to try and find her but by that time she was already VERY UPSET and wrote me a nasty email and was headed home. I guess in my mind I didn't understand why she didn't just wait for me to write her back and help. I apologized over and over and truly felt HORRIBLE! Still, there were no kind words from this girl and that was that.
So- YES I messed up, but why do people feel they have to tear others down to make their point, or make themselves feel better? AND why do I allow it to bother me (usually for days!) making me miserable and the people around me miserable?

Are you like that? Do you let others affect you too?

So, in light of my crappy day yesterday, I want to do something NICE for others!

I am having a HUGE $4 SALE on ALL RINGS, 
EARRINGS AND HAIR PINS (plus shipping)

Please check out my shop at Nat's Knapsack

Friday, September 23, 2011

Give Love

It's Friday again- GIVE LOVE SPARK TIME!
I just love this blog (La Luce) and love sharing her friday Give Love Spark

The next time to you go to 7-11 ( or any convenience store in your area ) do the unexpected and pay for the item/items of the person behind you in line when you pay for yours. How cool would that be if someone did that for you? You never know what it might SPARK.

Step out of your comfort zone & BE love.

Ask yourself what you would want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them, for this is the Law... Matthew 7:12 (MSG)

from the blog La Luce
Love you girl!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspiration Workshop: Family Room

I am linking up with Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop and the prompt this week is

My family room is NOT formal, finished or food free. We LIVE in this family room (also known as my green room). When we first bought the house (BEFORE kid(s)) I did think it would look somewhat different. {chuckle} It is very much a toy room, however I am slowly taking it back and moving most  of the toys to our loft area. We do have another "living" room where the adults can be. But this is where our FAMILY plays. 

We won our furniture when we got married (it works but is not quite what I would pick out) Still we are thankful! The bamboo if from our wedding reception and the sign was given to me on my birthday- made by my sister in law. 

It does look like THIS most of the time...

BUT, I am ok with that. 
I love the smiling little face on 
the little boy who makes the mess.

But as much as I do love our family room, 
I would love to one day have a room of my own like this:

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Gussy Sews Inspiration Workshop!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hoo Are You

Hello to you all and WELCOME new followers! I am participating in Hoo Are you- from Night Owl Crafting. She gives out 5 random question so that you might be able to learn some fun things about me and hopefully I can learn the same about you.

I would love to read about yours! Link up here and let me know!

Here are 5 more questions from this week to get to know each other better.

1. What are your favorite 3 things about fall?
I love wearing cute sweaters, fabulous boots, pretty scarves and fun hats!

2. Are you a football fan and if so who is your favorite team?
Yes- Well I kinda have to be according to my husband. We cheer for Ohio State, Cinci Bengals, Columbus Blue Jackets  and I love ALL things Peyton Manning (that last one is my own choice!) :)

3. What is your favorite fall scent?
well I guess I am not much for scents in the house. I probably should be :) The one thing I always look forward to are the scented pine cones. That is more of a Christmas thing- but I love those!

4. So you have seasonal allergies?
Yes- well it seems I always have allergies...

5. Have you started Christmas shopping yet?
Yes actually. I have gotten one gift so far and I know what my husband and his side of the family are getting. So hopefully this will be an easier year.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Ten

This weeks tuesday ten is all about my CRAFTY TO DO LIST.
I am hoping that maybe this will inspire me to get some of these things done.

Inspiration found on Pinterest

If you need an invite please email me and I will send you one.

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Miss Mommy