Happy Fall Y'All!!!

Happy Fall Y'All!!!
Happy Fall Y'All!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Free Printable Christmas Thank You Card for Kids

It's that time of year again.  Oh, the agony!!!  I want my kids to be thankful!  It is so important to me to teach them the art of written thank-you notes.  However, it is TORTURE to keep them focused long enough to finish.  And if we break up the work into days, the momentum dies down and we never finish.  ...like last year...

Sooooooooooo, I have a pdf printable with easy fill-in-the-blanks!  We finished in under an hour this year!  

With four thank-you's on each printer page, we are saving money on ink, paper, and a quarter page is far, far less intimidating for a child to write on.

My favorite part of today was reading the CUTENESS that my kids wrote on each note!

Here is a free pdf file for these thank-you notes.  Feel free to use these for your own personal use.  Please don't sell them. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Key Keeper Coin Purse Project

 Oh, how I love that Amy Butler purse sewing book!  I just finished the Key Keeper Coin Purse and am soooooooooooo pleased with how it turned out!  (so is my daughter!) 

 The directions were easy!  So easy in fact that I thought it could possibly be a one-hour project.  (it actually took me 2 days- but I had a lot going on!)

 I added three rolled flowers and some pearl beads for embellishments.  The fancier, the better, right?!!!

 This is the same fabric I am using for the Cosmo Bag.  I thought I would use them together like a set.  If only I can get this away from my daughter!  She loves it!!!

 See the lining?  It is solid pink.  I opted out of the pocket inside.  I had visions digging around for coins and losing some of them in the pocket...

So what do you think?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Pumpkin Dress

I finished a new dress!  I'll have to share more on the apron tutorial later!

Raspberry Pie

So who wants pie?
There is nothing better than eating homemade pie made from fruit you personally picked at the farm! 
Here's the recipe:


  • 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
  • 4 cups raspberries
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream


  1. Mix together the raspberries, sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, cinnamon and salt until raspberries are well covered.
  2. Pour into 9 or 10-inch pastry shell. Dot with butter, top with crust.
  3. Make slits in the top crust and brush with cream. Bake in a preheated 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) oven for 15 minutes, then at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 25 minutes.