Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Dr Seuss Quilt!

This Christmas I put together a quilt for my sweet daughter featuring Dr. Seuss characters. She loves anything Seuss and it was time for me to make her another blanket. The last one I made her was Blues Clues when she was 2.
I thought I would run into some trouble finding some Seuss fabric because they don't make it anymore but thanks to etsy I had no trouble. This lovely lady had some fabric that fit the bill and was reasonably priced considering the fabric is discontinued. If you need some cute fabric drop on by and give her a look here.
It took me a few weeks to put together along with all the other Christmas goodies I was doing but the look on my baby's face on Christmas morning was worth it.
I decided to use black and white polka fabric with solid red and yellow. I also found this great blue star fabric that matched Horton that fit in with the quilt perfectly. I am super happy with how it turned out. Quilts are not my strong suit which is why I don't sell them but I think that in 30 years my girl won't care how it looks just that her mommy made it for her.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Madi's Monkey Munch

First off, I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! It was certainly a nice holiday and I have one very happy girl.

Anyway, this Christmas Eve I made some yummy kid-tastic chex mix and I thought I would share my recipe. I'm sure everyone has heard of monkey munch. This recipe has been around for awhile and although I love it I can't make it with the peanut butter because of Mad and her allergies. So I kind of fiddled with it a little and everyone just loved it so I thought I would share it with all of you. So here we go!
Madi's Monkey Munch

6 cups of rice Chex cereal
4 cups of pretzel sticks
2 cups of small marshmallows
1/2 bag of milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup of powdered sugar
2 tablespoons of butter

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. When oven is preheated chop up the butter into four pieces and drop those pieces into a 9x13 pan. Put pan with just the butter in the oven until the butter is melted. When butter is melted add Chex cereal and pretzels in the pan. Mix the chex and pretzels in with the butter. Bake in the oven for 20 mins.
When there is about 5 mins left on your timer, put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt in the microwave in 30 seconds increments stirring the chocolate every 30 seconds.
When the chex mix in done in the oven, pull it out and give it a few minutes to cool. Then add your marshmallows, stirring them into the mix. Then, take your melted chocolate and drizzle it over your chex mix. Finish it off with a dusting of powdered sugar. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Break it apart, put it in a party bowl and watch your kids go crazy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Handpainted Christmas Cards

This afternoon I decided to get my rear in gear and make some Christmas cards. Madi wanted to help so I decided to do some finger paint trees made by little cutie.

We used Crayola finger paints, plain white card stock, glitter, and Modge Podge. Missy used her finger tips to make a tree, following the outline I drew, a finger print star, and my finger did the tree stump. We had so much fun and it was a great craft activity to do together.

I am working on a few more things before the big day, but my progress is slow. I hope to have a few more crafts together before the weekend.

I hope everyone is having a nice week so far.