Monday, August 31, 2009

A New First Day of School Tradition

Having a sweet little girl is so much fun. I decided to start a new tradition in our family. On the first day of school I have always taken a picture of my kidos and have loved looking back at how much they have grown. With my sweet daughter I came up with an additional tradition..... First Day of School Cutie Toes!!! How fun is this. For the first day of school we do our toe nails so that they are super cute!!!! When she gets a little older we might go to a salon and get them done together but for now what fun memories...... her first day of school cutie toes!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

My New Skirt

I took a skirt that I loved and traced a pattern from it and then adapted it to what I wanted and Wah-La!!! My sweet little girl loves that we have matching skirts, and told everyone so at the baptism that we recently attended. I think I feel a few more matching skirts coming on!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jill Woolley's Infamous Rolls

I am posting this recipe for my sister who was looking for a crescent roll recipe. This is not truly a crescent roll but it is shaped like it and is light and fluffy too!!!

Step 1
In small bowl, place together and set aside:
2 TBL yeast (or 2 yeast packets)
1/2 cup luke warm water
Step 2
In a large bowl, mix thoroughly together:
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
Then add and mix:
1 cup boiling water
(The shortening mixture will melt into liquid form.)
Step 3
Once the shortening mixture has cooled a little, blend in:
4 eggs
Then stir in the yeast mixture from Step 1 (using a wooden spoon)
Step 4
Using the wooden spoon, add and stir:
7 1/2 cups flour
1 cup cold water
Be sure to alternate flour and water until all have been mixed together thoroughly.
Step 5
Spray the top of dough with non-stick cooking spray and place plastic wrap directly over the dough, covering it completely. lace a towel over the bowl and place in the refrigerator over night.
Step 6
Time to roll out the dough! Flour a flat surface and divide the dough into five parts. Roll each part into a circle. Spread melted margarine or butter on top. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 12 pie-shaped pieces. Roll each piece into a crescent by rolling the wide end toward narrow end. Place rolls on 2 large greased cookies sheets. (Make 5 rows of 6 rolls on each pan, yielding a total of 5 dozen rolls.) Cover and let rise for 1-2 hours.
Step 7
Uncover and bake at 400 degrees fro 10-12 minutes. Eat to your hearts content.
For orange rolls, mix 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup butter, and 2 grated orange rinds. Use as a filling in place for the melted butter.

*****Use a wooden spoon and cover the dough with plastic wrap. This dough is so delicate that it will take on the taste of the fabric softner in your dish towels and get a funny taste from a metal spoon.*****

What We Had For Dinner Tonight

Chicken Salsa Black Bean Soup in the crock pot!!!! It was sooo yummy! I gave it to two of my neighbors and they loved it too. Check out this blog
A Year of Slow Cooking to get the recipe! I used Archer Farms peach mango salsa and it was de-lish!!!
You will LOVE it!!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Daughter's New Skirt

I got the cutest pattern from called the "Edith Twirl Skirt" and made a super cute skirt for my sweet little girl.

She was really annoyed that I was trying to measure her during her nap but the finished product was a huge hit! She loves it!!!
She danced and twirled around the front yard while we waited for brother to come home from school today. (Don't you just love the belly button on this kid!!!)

Well a special thanks to Jona at for designing such a cute pattern, she really knows how to dress a girl cute!!! I can't wait to make one for me too!!!!

Man Fabric

This is the pillow case that I made for my sweet husband. I love this fabric!!!! I got the fabric at
I think that I might get some more fabric and make some matching ties for my boys!!