|Photographed by Becca Bond Photography|
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
I got contacted by Anders Ruff, who I love, to create aprons for a Pizza Party. Anders Ruff has fun party printables for any occasion. I really enjoy working with this company and have been so impressed with their high quality printables. Be sure to check out all the details on Pierson's Pizza Party. There are so many fun DIY party and styling ideas.
Last month, SookEe Designs was asked to contribute to this amazing baby shower. Jen Carver of Banner Events styled this beautiful baby shower. You need to check out all the details over at Hostess with the Mostess. What a fun day for the mom to be!
Friday, March 22, 2013
I finally finished this quilt for my friend Katie. It's for her daughter Hannah's birthday (only it's a little late). I love the colors she chose they are so bright and happy. The minky fabric on the back and front is so snuggly - perfect for a little girl. I love the rick rack that my favorite quilter Diane at Confetti Quilts used - it was just the right accent. Now I just need to get it safely packaged and shipped.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I have been really loving spicy, sweet things lately. I wanted to share a recipe I got from my friend, Traci. It's easy to make and is super tasty. I like to eat this with cream cheese and crackers for a fun appetizer, on steak as a sauce or just eat with toast in the morning. It's also a great gft to give to friends as a hostess gift.
Jalapeño Pepper Jelly
1 Lg. Red Pepper
1 Lg. Green Bell Pepper
1/2 tsp salt
10 Jalapeños with seeds (use less if you like it more mild)
1 1/2 C White Vinegar
5 C Sugar (original recipe calls for 6 - I think it's too sweet, you decide)
1 Pouch of Certo Liquid Fruit Pectin
In a food processor, finely chop pepper. Put in a large pot with vinegar, salt and sugar. Boil for 10 minutes. Stirring often. Add the pectin, boil for 1 minute. Fill canning jars and seal. Wait 24 hours. Makes 6 half-pint jars.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
I just finished this tie to match my girls skirts. It was "sew" easy, I found a tutorial on Pinterest. You can see all the details here. I changed it a bit by adding different fabrics. Just sew them together before you begin cutting. I think I need to adjust the length and I've found that velcro at the neck is the best option for bigger kids.
|I'm working on this today, but dreaming about food!|
I love to eat normally, but being pregnant has really increased my appetite. I was looking through my recipes and realized that I dropped the ball a few months back and didn't finish my 30 days of tasty treats. Today I decided post a little something. I picked the recipe because it is my husbands favorite or or possibly because I practiced spanish with my daughter this morning. You should try it- it's easy and fresh and tastes better than anything you can buy in a can.
I got this recipe from my friend, Tiffany. I have made a few tweaks to it. Mostly because I didn't have everything on hand to make it the way she suggested. To me it's better the next day. So flavorful!
2-3 Can Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (or just plain diced tomatoes, if you are like me and don't have the others on hand and have zero patience to get in the car to go buy some)
1 large or 2 med size fresh garlic cloves
1 Lime (she uses lemon) juiced. I like to zest my lime first and add that as well
Cilantro - I leave this out, my family doesn't like it.
1 jalapeño - with or without the seeds depending on how hot you like it
Pinch of Salt
Pinch of Sugar
Rough cut everything (except tomatoes) pulse in food processor until medium sized bits appear. I like it chunky, if you like it more smooth - keep chopping. Add the tomatoes (I like to drain 1-2 cans and reserve the liquid, I don't like it too soupy, you can always add it back). Pulse for about 10-15 seconds after adding tomatoes. Enjoy! Store in the refrigerator.