So I had the chance to review the new Spring Issue of Folk Magazine this week. When you first open it, you see the editor, Ben holding a dozen beautiful brown eggs in a field of tall green grasses. Spring is upon us.
Where do I start on Suzi…. I love her. I won the drawing for Suzi after the National Sewing Month challenge from Arrow Sewing Cabinets. I wavered a little on which color to get. She comes in oak, white, cherry, black and that awesome green. I almost got green so I could get a matching Olivia later. So..tempting… But I got black. I thought it would match my sewing areas better than a wood tone (the wood tones in my house are absolutely crazy) and would hide the crayon better than white. So if someone stopped by the house, I wouldn’t worry run and grab the spray cleaner to try to look presentable. She came in November while I was VERY pregnant. Not a little pregnant. But done. I was not even moving the box inside the house much less putting the dang thing together because that required bending over and if I bent over or got on the floor…well… yeah…
So my hubby and my number one helper got out the screwdriver and the hammer and set to work. I had a bath.
I signed up with Raley’s Something Extra Try-It Program quite a while ago. In it, Raley’s will send you a free kit to try try a product, see how you like it, then share it with your friends. There have been a few offers come and go, and finally I got selected for one! And not just some random offer I wouldn’t use…it was for Nob Hill All-Natural Soup. SCORE! Hilltop Hubby and I LOVE these soups!
Well, these guys sure are making it hard for me to stick to a budget, but hey it’s a new month. I have a little more to spend right? Well at this exact moment, I am buying some of these:
Little flashlights at 2.99 each! I’m putting one in my purse, and one in Little K’s Easter basket. Flashlights are the ultimate in reading after lights out fun.
So last Friday morning sucked. Like really sucked. I got cut off by propane trucks not once… but twice…with my children in the car. The second time, I almost couldn’t stop in time and literally felt sick to my stomach as I sat at the next light. My two year old acted…well..like a two year old at library story time and we had to leave before it began. I refuse to give in to a tantrum in a public place. We just leave if she does it. But amazingly, as soon as we stepped foot outside the library, my beautiful, intelligent little lady returned. At that point, I decided she could pick whatever lunch she wanted that day. She asked for pizza. Momma would provide! We hopped back into the car, I got the little man snug in his seat, and off we went to Raley’s.
And they were out of Amy’s Pizza. Continue reading
A flat fell seam is used most often in jeans (denim), blouses and was traditionally used in tipi construction. It’s a nice way to finish your seams without using a serger or anything fancy, just a straight stitch and some scissors. Continue reading
So two weeks ago I told how I like to make lemonade concentrate. I actually keep this in a 2 quart container in my fridge . For a quart mason jar batch I mix a cup and a half each of the sugar, water (heated to a boil) and the lemon juice. For my 2 quart container I do a batch with three cups each. Then it’s easy for making plain lemonade, lemonade with a splash of pomegranate or my fancy P² Lemonade. Hilltop Hubby has found a “better” lemonade.
Just these three ingredients for a tipsy lemonade!