Monday, December 1, 2014

25% off for Cyber Monday!

Good morning and Happy Cyber Monday! Don't forget you can get 25% off in the shop using code THANKS25. Offer ends December 3rd. Also, the shop may be closing sometime this week to get orders out by Christmas. Make sure you order soon! 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale!

Happy Black Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great thanksgiving! From today until December 3rd I am offering 25% off in the shop! Use coupon code THANKS25 when you check out. 

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Quick Turkey Chili

Fall is perfect for soups, stews, and chili. Here is one of our family favorites that is quick and easy!

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Quick Turkey Chili


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

  • 1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained

  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 to 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed

  • Salt to taste


  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally for about 3 minutes until onion softens. Increase heat to medium-high, add ground turkey and stir, breaking up large pieces with the back of a wooden spoon. Add the chili power, black pepper, and cumin; stir and continue to break up the meat to incorporate the spices. Allow mixture to cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Add the black beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, 1 cup of chicken broth, and corn. Taste and add salt if needed. Continue to cook for 5 to 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more broth if the chili is too thick. To serve, ladle chili into bowls. If desired, top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014


Sometimes you need a couple good laughs on a Tuesday. I hope these help!

Knitters too. Except I think the good stuff we hide until we have the perfect thing-which may be never:)

May I ask... WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??????   crochet granny squares

Can one ever have too much yarn???

18 Important Life Lessons To Learn From Knitting

This craft quote is so true! Crochet is like magic.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Challenge Accepted… Again

Well, once again my crazy brain all full of thoughts and ideas decided I should try once again to finish my daughter's granny square blanket by Christmas. I wanted to do this a couple years ago! I am embarrassed to say I have attempted this challenge quite a few times now. I always tend to take on this challenge when I have a lot going on too. That’s just my crazy brain

I started this back in January of 2012…wow. Check out here to see my first post about it.


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I decided to get serious and kind of do the math to see how realistic it is to finish this bad boy by Christmas or her birthday in January. I first needed to decide the size, a throw or something for her bed. Well I am going big and doing the bed size. I want it to be something she can use forever.

Then I did the math as far as how many rows I need and how many squares I have left to do. Figured out I need to make at least 3 squares a day. It’s actually not unreasonable! I do have to figure in sewing in ends (those dang ends) and adding a border.

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So, will I get this done? Ha probably not. But am I going to try? Yep!

I’m almost done with a whole row, which I’m pretty happy about. Now I just need to attach them

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I spy a little hand sneaking in to steal a square

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There he is… Little stinker

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My little helper… or destroyer. Depending on how you look at it

Winking smile

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In other news, I’m enjoying the fall weather… kind of. I am still missing summer but this fall weather isn’t so bad. I love a good cozy sweatshirt.

I have become one of those oily hippy folks… aka I am using Essential Oils. So far I think they are really cool! I don’t use them for every little thing like some of the oily pros. I am mostly taking advantage of the oils for our immunity and for allergies. I am determined to keep the kids healthy this fall and winter!

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So I guess fall isn’t so bad when I get a picture like this after we raked the yard


Happy Wednesday everyone! What projects are you working on?


Also, don’t forget about the Holiday Gift Guide over on Maggie Whitley’s Blog. There are some great handmade shops featured and some even have discount codes. It’s never too early to start Christmas shopping! I also have a code available for 15% off purchases in my shop. Head over and check out some great items!

Holiday Gift Guide 2014


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