Tuesday, February 16th
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
1 box (18 ounces) Yellow Cake Mix
2 1/2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats
3/4 Cup Butter, melted
2 - 2 1/2 Cups Strawberry Jam* or Spread
1 Tablespoon Water*
♥ In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cake mix and the butter, so that is makes nice clumps and there is no dry mix left.
♥ In a separate bowl mix the water and the jam together.
♥ Spread the jam mixture evenly over the crust.
♥ Sprinkle the remaining oats/cake mixture of the top,
pressing down slightly.
♥ Bake in the middle of the oven for 18 to 23 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned.
♥ Cool before cutting into the bars.
I used a strawberry spread instead of a jam,
no need to use the water to thin it out.
Substitute lemon juice for the water.
Substitute raspberry for strawberry.
Substitute a lemon cake mix.
Drizzle powdered sugar or melted chocolate on the top.
I cut the bars out with a heart shaped cookie cutter.
I would also consider using parchment paper.
♥ West Side Story ~ 1961
♥ Roman Holiday ~ 1953
♥ An Affair to Remember ~ 1957
♥ The Way We Were ~ 1973
♥ It's A Wonderful Life ~ 1946
♥ Love Story ~ 1970
♥ City Lights ~ 1931
♥ Out of Africa ~ 1985
♥ The African Queen ~ 1951
♥ Wuthering Heights ~ 1939
♥ Vertigo ~ 1958
♥ Ghost ~ 1990
♥ From here to Eternity ~ 1953
Ten of the top movies on this list were all made before 1960
♥ Flora the Love Bird Plushie by KLT Works and sells for $39.00
♥ Valentines Tutu by Diva Baby Designs and sells for $35.00
♥ Heart Bodysuit by Funky Monkey Threads and sells for $12.99
♥ My Baby Love Tee by Joey and Aleethea and sells for $30.00
♥ Tattoo Heart by Mini Monster and sells for $12.00
♥ Sweetheart Diaper Cover by Sherbet Baby and sells for $20.00
♥ Valentines Hair Clips by Sweet Sara Designs and sells for $6.00
♥ Little Lady Elephant by Sweet Little Jack and sells for $12.00
♥ Hugs and Kisses Pacifier Clip by Booger and Tash and sells for $5.00
♥ Triple Layer Bow Band by Tater Tots Boutique and sells for $10.00
♥ Love Me Mary Janes by Bella Symphony and sells for $18.00
"I love you", than to say it 100 times?
1 Canning Jelly Jar
Ribbon, for decoration
♥ Decorate the lid with ribbon.
Team EtsyBABY has the pleasure of introducing 2 new members!
For cute gifts for babies and children visit BabySmith! All of her items are made to be played with by babies, toddlers and children of all ages. Her items are soft and durable and can be used for many years to come. She offers a wide selection of blocks, balls, quiet books and more!
SweetSmilesBaby has an adorable store filled with lots of very cute diaper covers, patterns, shirts, skirts and more. She has just introduced a NEW style diaper cover called ~ the Classic Bow.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
1 1/2 Cups Warm Water (105 F to 115 F)
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 Envelopes Dry Yeast
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
3 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/4 Cup Butter, softened
1 1/2 Cups Confectioners Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
2 1/2 Tablespoons Cinnamon
1/3 Cup Butter, softened
1/2 - 1 Cup Pecans, chopped
(optional inside and topping)
In a small bowl cream the butter and add the remaining ingredients and set aside.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Team EtsyBABY has the pleasure of introducing 4 NEW members!
If you are looking for adorable hairclips or shoes, stop by Cutienessers. She has a wonderful selection! Great colors and fabrics!
For boutique baby gifts and crib bedding go to MimiandMeg! They are a mother-daughter team who love coming up with fun things to sew for babies and children.
TheClassicBaby is a shop committed to providing one of a kind, timeless, classic clothing that children have worn for generations. All items in her shop are one-of-a-kind, hand sewn and smocked.
Take your time and have a good look around the Lullabyloft. All items are hand made with extra love and special care. No two will be exactly alike. She offers hand embroidered and appliqued items, and loves custom orders ~ embroidery can be added to any gift!
Monday, January 18, 2010
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 large celery stalks, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
6 (14-ounce) cans beef broth
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice
2 cups (about 11 ounces) lentils, rinsed
1/3 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley leaves
♥ Add the celery, carrots, onion, garlic, rosemary, and oregano to the pot. Saute until the onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Return the beef and any accumulated juices from the bowl to the pot.
♥ Add the broth and tomatoes with their juice. Bring the soup to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the meat is just tender, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour.
♥ Add the lentils. Cover and continue simmering until the lentils are tender, about 40 minutes.
♥ Stir in the parsley. Season the soup, to taste, with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
♥ Valentines Photo Album by Alphabulous
♥ Heart Shaped Pillow by Tiges and Weince
♥ Valentines Body Suit by Little Tumble Weeds
♥ Lucy the Love Bug by Imogens Garden
♥ Fuzzy Legs Leg Warmers by Posh Pips Squek
♥ Valentines Day Felt Cookies by Claire and Janae
♥ Bee Mine Valentine Tee by Daisy Creek
♥ Valentines Wood Plaque by Growin Like A Weed
♥ Red Octopus Poncho by Elise Hooper Designs
♥ Valentines Cashmere Blanket by MRowe
♥ Swing Skirt/Headband Set by Aunty Ann Designs
♥ Damask Skirt/Tee Set by Hot Tots Bowtique
♥ Love is in the Air Quilt by Kims Crafty Apple
♥ The heart Breaker Tutu/Tee by Diva Baby Designs
♥ Valentines Baby Shoes by Little Jumping Beans
♥ My baby's Garden by Lady La Duke
♥ Little Miss Poppy Tee/Skirt by My Sweet Sunshine
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Team EtsyBABY has the pleasure of introducing 8 *NEW* members!
Babyette is inspired by the love of all things Baby Wearing...especially Ring Slings & Wraps. She also offers unique neckscape cowl scarves for men and women.
BabyStepDesigns has a wonderful selection of baby wipe containers and sets! Please check her shop frequently.....as she is adding new patterns all the time!
Browniesnbutterflies love making custom baby gifts! They can embroider anything! Please visit their shop to see the products they carry ~ boppy pillow covers, bibs, burp cloths and children's clothing.
DivaBabyDesigns is where every little girl and boy's dreams become reality! They are only little once....so let them have as many tutus, capes, tiaras & wings they desire!
Fairyshred offers a wonderful selection of crocheted and knitted items ~ adorable hats, cocoons that would make great photo props! You can tell from visiting her shop she adds love in everything she creates.
Pillowsewcute offers her designer OUCH POUCH! No more scrounging for a bandaid at the bottom of your purse! Your OUCH POUCH will neatly hold all of your "owie" supplies in one savvy tote!
SaritaBaby is a Canadian line of modern funky baby accessories made out of designer fabrics. A great selection of quilts, blankets, bibs, burps, dresses and diaper clutches!
TaterTotsBoutique is the sweetest boutique! She offers upscale children's hair accessories. Your little girl will love wearing one of their fluffy bows!
Monday, January 11, 2010
♥ White Daisy Headband by Dolce Vita Mia and sells for $7.25
♥ Mae White Wool Felt Shoes by La La Shoes and sells for $44.00
♥ Cotton Lily of the Valley Hat by Boston Beanies and sells for $25.00
♥ Toddler White Mouse Fleece Slippers by Piddies and sells for $34.00
♥ Baby’s First Mini Bow by To Sweet Pea From Me and sells for $7.99
♥ Mary’s Little Lamb Zady Ball by Zady Ball and sells for $27.00
♥ Flower Girls Hair Clips by Sweet Sara Designs and sells for $4.00
♥ Solid White Ruffle Bums by Raegun and sells for $10.50
♥ New Spring Bowl Cocoon by Joliem6201 and sells for $50.00
Friday, January 8, 2010
With the new year right at our finger tips there is no better time to wipe the slate clean and make some changes in our lives, as well as our own child's life. Here are some healthy tips for the entire family to start the new year out right.
♥ Money Doesn't Grow on Trees
♥ Get Moving & Exercise
♥ Be Responsible
Make the beginning of this New Year to make a difference in your own life, in your child's life and in someone else's life.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
My search paid off and I was able to search my family back to the 1500's, through twelve generations, which yielded me information that two of my great grandfathers being recorded in the history for their traceable journey into uncharted territory and the settling a new town. One of my great aunts had a questionable past. Four of my great uncles fought in two major wars and an uncle, who guarded three of our sitting presidents, and even a First Lady. My history reads like a juicy romance novel.
Though it took me a great deal of time to research my family history I am glad I did it for myself, for my siblings, for my mother and her sisters and for the generations who will come after me. It was worth all the hours sitting on a chair in front of the computer researching, emailing my uncle and my mother for fact checking things I was unsure of and I would do it all over again, in a heart beat. I wish I had an attic full of boxes and boxes of books my ancestors had kept journals of their lives, but I didn't. So, I say to you become the memory keeper of your history. Write down the stories that make your family who they are today. Take note of the important dates of your family history, because if you don't you may not be as lucky as I was in the search. I now have a time line with pictures and documents that chart my family from generation to generation and I am glad for it.
I wish you all the luck and joy that I had when I sat down to search for my family history.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Team EtsyBABY© has the pleasure of introducing 2 new members to our team!
For a wonderful selection of clothing, bibs, burp cloths, gift sets, blankets, wash cloths, pillow cases, crochet & knit items....please stop by Sewcrafts. You will find baby & kids essentials at affordable prices! For a modern take on retro style for bibs, blankets, burp cloths, clutches and slings stop by The Covered Bottom. She offers "unique designs for the precious bottoms in your life".
Monday, January 4, 2010
♥ The Pretty In Pink Cocoon by Jolie M 6201 and sells for $40.00
♥ The Toddler Flower Hat in Rose by Angel Fish Boutique and sells for $17.99
♥ The Beanie lower Hat by Karensia and sells for $16.00
♥ The Ear Flap Hat with Fuzzy Trim by Totz Hatz and sells for $21.95
♥ The Ear Flap Striped Beanie by Ambernee Crochet and sells for $27.00
♥ The Toddler Hat in Pastel Stripes by Granny's Knits and sells for $12.00
♥ The Crocheted Newsboy ZJohnson and sells for $24.00
♥ The Crocheted Cap with Pink/White Polka Dot Ribbon by Angel Beezs and sells for $14.00