Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dollar Store Valentine

I typically don't decorate for Valentine's Day, but at a dollar and a fun project with my preschooler, don't mind if I do!

After I walked away, D added a little touch of her own, as you can see below!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bacon Ranch Dip

Fabulous, I could eat the whole thing myself...really.

Bacon Ranch Dip
Source: Plain Chicken

16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3 oz bacon bits (in the bag not jar)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Mix together. Refrigerate 2-4 hours to let flavors mesh together.

Nutrition: 118 calories, in 16 servings

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thrift Store Find

Nothing beats a good find at the Thrift Store! Who can say no to $3? She had been bagging for a dress to play Princess in. This is for a woman and should be knee length, for my sweet D, it's a perfect length! She loves her too small Old Navy cardigan with jewels, so that of course tops it to keep her warm :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Nutcracker

I grew up dancing, so of course, I would enroll my daughter in dance! We are so lucky that our small town has a fabulous dance studio, and she gets to attend the one that I attended my entire childhood and her auntie attended!  A few weeks ago they put on the production of the Nutcracker, it was the 10th production (they do a ballet every other year). I was in the first 2, auntie in the next 7, and now D was in the 10th!

The amazing principal dancers, performing the Sugar Plum Fairy. She came from LA, he came from NYC. Back in my day of dancing, I danced with him, he was a few years younger, but we danced in a few of the larger studio productions together. Now if only he could have shared some of his amazing talent with me! ha!

 Before the show, Grandma gave her the little Nutcracker!

 On Stage for a photo shoot with mom :)

With Daddy after one of the performances.

It was a long week of practices late at night (for such a young girl), and 4 performances. She never once complained, and loved every second of it! made a mommy proud :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shirts, shirts, shirts

It is so sad how far behind I am at sharing anything...all of these pictures are from house #3, we are now living in house #5. But I still wanted to share for my own benefit to remember things I've made!

 Made for the twins of my dear hubby's cousin. These were some of my favorite shirts :)

 For two sweet brothers!

 These two went for two brothers who were awaiting the arrival of #3!

Friday, January 11, 2013


I know it's "way" past Christmas, but I just wanted to post a picture of the adorable stockings I got to make this year, love!