Fabric Bow Holder :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

So I have this Amazing sister.. shes the best there is, and I love her to pieces.. Not only is she Beautiful, Smart, Supportive, shes VERY CREATIVE :) She makes bows and loves to spoil my Daughter with her creations... Layla just turned one.. and she probably has over 100 bows!

I needed something big, something cute, and something CHEAP!

The cork board I already had but I dont think their that expensive if you were to buy one.


I didn't have a staple gun so when I found this at a store called Tuesday Morning I snatched it up, It came with a box cutter that was equally cute <3 The best part? The set was only $4.99!!


I bought a yard of quilt batting at Joann's it was $5.99 a yard plus a 40% off coupon so it was alittle over $3.60 I think? Not bad at all


My favorite part.. Fabric :) This was super cheap, It was also from Joann's and was only $2.50 a yard!! how awesome is that?!


I just did the same thing with the batting and stapled the fabric over the batting.. I did fold the edges under to make it alittle more "clean" but the back still looked pretty intense with all the stapling..haha

And here is the finished product :)
I also attached a long piece of ribbon to hang it from the wall :)


and with some bows... These are even all of them.. !! I know.. its a bad addiction.. but a cute one <3


Hope you all have a good one :)

Favorite photo of October :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Click it up a notch time again~!!

Since I hardly picked up my camera this month, I didn't have a huge selection to choose from.. but this is my favorite :)


Click It Up A Notch

Click it up a Notch - What I learned

Saturday, October 22, 2011

I didn't take any pictures this week, but what I learned is that to not forget your old pictures that are sitting in your hard drive :)

I was missing Japan, so while browsing pictures this is one that I liked :D

Taken while visiting Okinawa's Shuri Castle


Click It Up A Notch

Chocolate Chip and Pretzel Bar

Saturday, October 8, 2011

So on Thursday, I opened the door to a wonderful surprise, A KitchenAid Stand Mixer, a PINK Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!! I freaked out since I didn't order one and neither did my Husband.

Turns out his wonderful Grandpa got one for me <3 I didnt even know what to say, Im in L.O.V.E
Her name is Marilyn, as in Marilyn Monroe... Hubby thinks "Bettie" is better.. what do you think? :)


Isn't she perfect?

I wanted to make something to celebrate her arrival, A sweet and salty combo..

Chocolate Chip and Pretzel Bar- Yummy~


It was sooo good :D

Here's what you will need
* 2 Cup All Purpose Flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt
* 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter (At room temperature)
* 1 cup Light brown sugar
* 1/2 cup granulated sugar
* 2 large eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 12 oz bag of chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
* 1 1/2 cup mini pretzels, chopped coarsely
* 1/4 cup chocolate chips -for drizzling (Optional)
* 1/4 cup peanut butter- for drizzling (Optional)
* 1/4 cup pretzels, Crumbled for topping (Optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x 13 pan with cooking spray

2. In a bowl, whisk together your flour, baking soda and salt together. Using your mixer, beat the butter and both sugars until they are light and fluffly (for about a minute). Beat in your two eggs and the vanilla extract. On low speed, beat in the dry ingredients just until incorporated. Stir in your chocolate chips and pretzel pieces!

3. Spead the batter evenly in the pan and press it down evenly using a spatula. Bake for 30 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool completely.

4. In separate sandwich bags, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cut off a small corner on each bag and drizzle the chocolate and peanut butter over the top of the bars (My chocolate bag exploded, haha Hubby requested the piece where all the chocolate was..haha) Sprinkle the extra crushes pretzels on top. Let set and then cut into squares.

(This wonderful recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker originally from Two Peas and their pod )

Click it up a Notch

Friday, September 30, 2011

I love photography..

Its one of my all time favorite hobbies, along with baking and sewing..taking pictures of my loved ones just makes me happy.

I recently found this site Click it up a Notch
Courtney is a Military Wive stationed in Okinawa that teaches you, and inspires you and gets you to click it up a notch ;) haha, I promise you will love it and should check it out!

This is my Entry, My Favorite of the month of Sept. My Grumpy Princess


Click It Up A Notch

Blackberry Cobbler

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Its SATURDAY... which means.. The Pioneer Woman is on the Food Network.!!
I somehow always seem to miss the first 10 minutes of the episode BUT we did catch the best part of the show...her COOKING :)

On the menu today was her yummy Pot Roast, Creamy Mashed Potatoes AND Blackberry Cobbler.. and guess what we ended up having today.. Exactly that :)

I forgot to take pictures of the first couple steps but it pretty much goes like this, melt your butter, Add 1 cup of sugar, and 1 cup of Self Rising Flour (I didn't have any so I made my own with All Purpose flour, baking powder and salt) Whisk in your milk, Mix well and then pour in your melted butter and whisk all together until blended! That mixture is all done now!!

Oh hey there~! This is my best buddy Chevy :) He stinks, He's lazy and his hair is prickly.. but I love him Oh so much <3


I got two packages of Blackberries but only used about 1, the boys and hubby ate the rest

Butter your dish ..yum


Pour in your mixture, and dump in your blackberries, or you could space them evenly like I did! haha! Sprinkle some more sugar on top for a extra crunch and bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour.


I served mine with some whipped cream but I think Vanilla Ice cream would have been pretty great too!! This was SO easy, Maybe a Blueberry one next time??


I hope you all try it :)

List of Ingredients:

*1 cup Self Rising Flour
*1 cup Sugar
*1 cup of Milk
*1 stick of Butter (1/2 cup)
*2 cups of Blackberries (I only used about one)


1. Melt your butter in the microwave

2. Add the Flour and Sugar in the bowl and mix

3. Whisk in your Milk

4. Pour in Melted butter and mix until all in blended together

5. Rinse and pat dry your blackberries

6. Butter your dish and pour in the mixture

7. Place your blackberries in evenly and sprinkle with sugar (she calls for 1/4 cup)

and Bake in a 350 degree oven for one hour :)

Here is her recipe, if you haven't checked out her website.. ITS A MUST

Super Simple Salsa

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We're kinda obsessed with Salsa lately..

Hubby requested Taco Rice for dinner so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to try another Salsa recipe!
I worked with what we had in the fridge


This is what I used:

6 Roma Tomatoes, 1 Onion (chopped), 3~4 Garlic Cloves, 1 Lime (Juice Squeezed), a handful of Cilantro


1. Dice your tomatoes
2. I blended my Cilantro and Garlic (I was lazy, plus I wanted to you my mini blender) Chopping them up to itty bitty pieces
3. Chop your onion and add to the mixture
4. Squeeze your lime juice
5. Add some Salt and Pepper


and Ta-Da~ Thats it!! Super Easy right??

Hope you like it if you try it

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