Thursday, August 9, 2012


This has nothing to do with being "domestic"! I just had this on my mind!

Last night at my church we pack 300 bags of school supplies to hand out to the neighborhood behind it! It was so awesome to see how people can come together to help, Ryleigh was even helping (and having a blast doing it). I don't think that someone is too small or young to experience an outreach ministry! She can't wait until Sunday night to hand them out! I love being able to help people whether it be with things/money or just a simple "I'm thinking about you and praying for you"! Nothing is too small when God lays on your heart a certain person/people on your heart! I think the "church" has gotten away from that, people in it have become a little more openly selfish and that is NOT the way to grow the kingdom of God! We need to take a stand and make a change for the better! We will not be loved by all, in fact we will be hated by most but as long as YOU/I are doing what God has told you that is what matters! I wish all the other was thrown out the window!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A few re-purposed things!

I love old things made new!! I think that the style was so much prettier than all this contemporary stuff! My mother in law gave me an old blue tea pot, I've moved it around and couldn't figure out just what to do with it. She gave me the idea to put my utensils in it and it looks great! I love it, couldn't be happier!
I found an awesome old spice rack at the thrift store for $2 and had to have it, didn't know what for but something would come to me! It's been sitting on my counter for weeks and then I had one of those "lightbulb" moments~Sprinkles!
Just a few things I've done today!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Taggie Blankie!

I am so in love with this blankie!!! I found this lime green minky dot material on clearance and knew exactly what I would make with it! It was super simple after I took the time to find the perfect ribbons to match!
How adorable is that??!?!
Of course I didn't take any during pictures but I still have several more to make so I will try next time and post again later!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Easy Shredded Chicken

I am all for easy!!
I boiled some chicken breast for dinner (crockpot cheesy chicken spaghetti), threw some onion powder and salt and pepper on it and mixed it up with my hand mixer!! 
You read that right, My hand mixer, straight from the boiling pot! No waiting until it's cool enough to touch!! See my results below!

Love it!!!! I may actually start boiling and freezing shredded chicken for soups and casseroles now!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Homemade laundry detergent

I am in love with my laundry detergent!!! I came across a recipe for homemade laundry detergent and had to try it out because let's face it, I'm cheap! 3 things, that's it.... Borax, Washing soda, and fels-naptha soap...all which I found right beside each other near the fabric softener. You can grate the soap or cut up with a knife and mix with 1 cup of each powder in your blender! It looks like i'm crazy because it doesn't look like a lot but the best part is, you only use 1-2 tablespoons per load. And you need to buy an extra bar of soap to keep while because it is the best stain remover, just wet the soap and rub on stain and throw in washer! My 3 yr old spilled red juice down her shirt and it took it out with NO trace of a stain! And i didn't even do it right away, I waited until I was washing all the clothes!
Until next time....

Swaddle Blankies!

Last night I made 3 swaddle sized blankets!! 
I love the way the turned out! 
They are WAY bigger then those packaged receiving blankets everyone gives you as a necessity. I bought 1 1/8 yard of flannel material for each one. All you need to do is fold over twice on each side and sew down!!! That's it!! They cost about $6-7 each if you don't have a coupon for the fabric! 
They will make great gifts for any baby shower! 

Stay tuned for my next project of minky dot taggie blankies!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Beginning a Blog!

I have attempted blogging before with NO luck!! Since then, I have started sewing, crafty, cooking, and organizing!! SO, now, with a little help from the beloved Pinterest, I have lots to blog about!! I just have to get better at taking pictures during a project!
I've been married for a little over 5 yrs now and love being married to the man of my dreams, I have been mom to the most amazing little girl for 3 1/2 years and I have never been much of "housewife". The older I've gotten I realize that I am who I want to be and that is a wife/mother, there is no other ME! When I finally realized that I know that I could reach my full potential! I have just recently started cooking more (not just tacos and spaghetti), I have picked up sewing and LOVE it!!! I also have a Cricut Expression with the Sure Cuts a Lot Program, with which I have started making cards and of course anything personalized with the vinyl! And with the help of Pinterest and all the awesome bloggers out there, my house is cleaner and starting to become organized!
This blog will just be a outlet for all my new obsessions, I need to show them off and where I got all ideas!! I hope you enjoy all the randomness that might come your way!