Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Buttermilk Pancakes

I thought I would share my families favorite pancake recipe with you all today.

Buttermilk Pancakes (with chocolate chips of course)

1 egg         
2 Tbsp. oil
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. soda
1 cup buttermilk (I use 1 TBS. vinegar and fill measuring cup to 1 C. with milk, I never have buttermilk).
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.salt

Beat egg; add remaining ingredients and beat until smooth. Pour batter onto hot griddle. Turn pancakes as soon as they are puffed and full of bubbles, but before bubbles break.

I pour 1/4 of batter for each pancake. My family loves chocolate chips in them so we just sprinkle a few on top after pouring the batter on the griddle. I have tried just pouring them in the batter and I think it ends up way to chocolaty for me and I'm a chocoholic. 

Enjoy with syrup and a glass of milk!

I'm at the Beach Bash at Country Chic Cottage

My Beach Craft is up at the Beach Bash over at Country Chic Cottage.

Go check out the tutorial here.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Butterfly Outfit

So I barely skimmed by this last week on So You Think You're Crafty.  The voting is up for the second week, so make sure to check it out. Hopefully I will do better this week.

Also I will be participating in the Beach Bash over at Country Chic Cottage.(I will let you know when my tutorial is up). There will be all kinds of guest posts Starting today and going through July 20th you will definitely want to be checking this advent out.

Here was my craft from last weeks vote.

 What little girl doesn't love butterflies? Chasing and trying to catch them. There is something magical about butterflies, so why not an outfit inspired by those fun filled butterfly chasing day's?

The Butterfly Outfit

What little girl wouldn't love this outfit?

The shirt I bought then sewed on butterflies cut from felt and singed on the ends.

And then the shorts I made by changing up this tutorial on Grosgrain by Elsie Marley. On the ties I shaped the ends in the shape of half a butterfly, and mine are fully lined on the inside.

I didn't take pictures as I went but if anyone would like more of a tutorial I will be glad to make one.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Your'e so Very Creative (Link-Up)

You guy's are all so talented, it is so fun to look through the links each week and see what you have been up to.
Our top viewed link this week was...

Cereal Specimen Chart by Simple Simon & Co. I laughed my head off when I saw it. I love it. My husband would have to make it for me though, I am the one who loves cereal and he would prefer a hot breakfast.

Coming in close was...

A Law Students Journey Stamped Washers. I still need to try this craft out, I love it!

Monday, June 20, 2011

What's Cooking?

What's Cooking? I don't feel much like standing over the stove all night making dinner tonight so I know we will be having something like this...

Doesn't this Grilled Ham sandwich look great? Check out how to make it at A Mom not a Professional or a Perfectionist. I think hers look much better than the plain Ham and Cheese Sandwiches that I'm going to make. Next time I will have to try this one out!

This Bubble Pizza also looks yummy and quick to cook, that Big Bears Wife made.

These Summer S'more Cookies also from Big Bears Wife look very yummy also, my kids would love these.

Or how about S'more Cupcake (Yum) by Wayward Girls Crafts.

So what do you have cooking? I think I better go get started doing this post has made me hungry!

Have you Voted?

I'm over at So You Think Your Crafty this week how exciting! Make sure you go check out all the great crafts and vote for your favorite. There are some really fun projects some really talented crafters.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

You're so Very Creative (Link-Party)

I hope all the Fathers out there have had a wonderful Fathers day!

Wow this last week we had five crafts tie for the most viewed. There has always been one that usually has more but not this week.

These adorable DIY Vellum Luminaries by DIY or Don't and she has a free download so you can make one. How awesome is that?

I love this Selvage Edge Fabric into Drawstring Tote Bag  by Diary of a Crafty Lady.

These Yellow Blossoms by Turning a House into a Home are really cute, go check out how she used them to embellish a wall.

A Law Students Journey used scrap fabric to make this cute Necklace.

Flamingo Toes has done another great necklace knock-off, I love this Loft Ring and Pink Beads Necklace.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tie Treat Holder

Looking for a last minute Fathers Day gift?

These fathers day Tie Treat Holder take only minutes to make and you can fill them with whatever small candy, nuts or seeds  that you want.

You will need:

Scrapbook Paper
Sewing machine
Treats to fill them

You will need to cut two ties from scrapbook paper for each tie. Sew around all the edges except the top.

Fill Them up with whatever treat you have, leaving space at the top for sewing closed.

Sew the top closed and your done.

Simple easy you can make several in no time!
I plan on making more but I have to get some candy for the rest.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You're so Very Creative (Link-up) Party

The top viewed link from last weeks party was.....

Running with Glitters Chapstick Tutorial, Template & Free Pinkalicious Label . I can't wait to give this a try, we go through chap stick like crazy around here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Features, Features, Features

Check out these great ideas from the link party!

Tin Can Garden by Turning a House into a Home.

Scrappy Patchwork Hearts by The Crafters Apprentice.

Party Ideas by {Junk in Their Trunk}.

Vintage Chic Jars by Homespun with Love.

Plaster Casting with Sand by Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.

The Great Outdoors Birthday Party by Three Pixie Lane.

Great job, grab a button if you were featured!

For more great ideas go check out the link party here.


I'm sure that alot of you have hear of the Wallow Fire in Arizona. This is about an hour away from where I live. They have estimated it at 389,000. It's zero percent contained. The winds here have been awful and have not helped with the firefighting efforts. Many people in several towns have been evacuated from their homes. Places we have spent alot of time at and have fond memories may or may not be there any more. It's heartbreaking. I feel so bad for those who have lost homes or are having to worry whether they have a home to go back to or not. Today is a beautiful day the wind is down and everyone is praying that they can get a handle on the fire.

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Please remember to keep the firefighters and those affected by the fire in your prayers.

For more information on the fire you can go here.

If your interested in donating to the Red Cross to help those affected by the fire you can go here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Simple Dress to Skirt Refashion

My sister gave me some clothes for my daughter and in the stash was a dress that was a little out of date.

I liked the print and thought it would be cute as a skirt. So I cut off the top and sewed a casing and added elastic.

Much better, a cute skirt. This took no time at all, fifteen minutes probably. If the wind wasn't blowing so much we could have got better pictures but oh well.

Start looking at all those outdated dresses they are perfect for turning into cute skirts!

I didn't do a tutorial as I went because it was so simple, but if you need help on doing a casing use Dana's from her skirt tutorial. The skirt is already done so that is all you will need to do.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

You're So Very Creative (Link-Up)

This past week I decided I would go through each link up and comment on each one. I became frustrated easily when I wasn't able to comment on very many, so I'm sorry if I didn't comment on your link. I don't know what is going on but there were several where I tried to leave a comment several times and it wouldn't let me no matter how I tried. So frustrating!!!

This week we have one link that is had the top views

Can't Stop Making Things Help Yourself.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Outdoor Ideas

We have been working out in the yard today getting the garden ready and trying to plant some flowers in our lovely wind.

I made some Hypertufa Pots like these from Martha Stewart.

I love the look of them, I hope mine turn out!

I love being outside and working in the yard, I really prefer it to inside but don't seem to get out there that often. There are so many things I would love to do around the outside to make things look nicer.

Check out these cool projects that are linked up to the party this week...

I love these simple Window Boxes from Rob's World. I would love to have some of these.

This French Bistro Set  that Cedar Hill's Ranch made over with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is so pretty.

Cherished Treasures Restyled their deck and it looks great!

I love Sassy Sites Summertime Retreat! I have a similar patio I wish mine looked like her makeover!

Wow, my list for things I want to do outside has grown, I better get busy!

Great job ladies thanks for linking up these great ideas.


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