Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Crochet Coral Reef

It's hard to believe that this beautiful coral reef is done entirely in crochet! With all the glorious yarns out there now, with beautiful hues and textures, it was possible to create this lush coral reef. You can check out more pictures at . I have loved to crochet for about 15 years now, having taught myself since my aunts freaked out that they might have to teach a left-handed person how to do it. Boy, crochet has come a long way since the LOVELY (and I mean that sarcastically) toilet paper dolls!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Introducing Princess Buttercup....

This is a fun site! . Create your own M&M in your likeness (or how you would like to look!) and send a card to your friends.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Teaching Your Kids To Be Safe

At your left is a picture of my son Ben with his beloved Papaw, my Dad. As I mentioned before, he is now a Tenderfoot Scout. As I watched the news coverage this week of the 12-year-old Scout who was lost (and thankfully found alive), it made me very anxious about his upcoming trip to Skymont this summer. Of course, his father, an accomplished Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow member, told me that this boy's Scout troop did two things wrong. First, they should have NEVER left him alone with one adult at the campsite while the others went hiking. That is a HUGE no-no. Second, when they got back to camp and had lunch, he apparently wandered off. He should have had a buddy. My husband said they always employ the buddy system when they go camping. If one boy has to go to the bathroom, his buddy has to accompany him no matter what. He reassured me that the boys going to Skymont would not only be trained extensively before they go on what to do in a situation where they are separated from the group, but he will personally make sure every boy carries a whistle with him.
I am so glad that young man has been found safe. I hope everyone who saw that news report will hold their children close and give them lots of hugs and kisses, but even more importantly, teach their kids not to wander off. Okay, I'm off my soapbox for today!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Mod Daisy Diaper Bag Tote

New for Spring by Me, Azalea Lane Originals! This fun tote is created using Michael Miller's daisy print on a dark brown background with groovy turquoise swirls. I have it listed on ebay with a low starting bid of $22.00, so check it out!

Just click "My Ebay Auctions" to the left and you are there!

This eye makeup remover is TO DIE FOR! I just got some a few weeks ago and I was expecting a greasy mess, but it goes on just like water, and the eye makeup comes off in a snap! I have it on my Arbonne web site, which you can access by clicking the link on the left.

It's a great product for those who would like to try Arbonne but you are not sure which product to start with.

Arbonne Wipe-Out - 3.7 fl oz. - $19.50 US Dollars

I just listed this great bag on Ebay. It's perfect for spring and summer. It features the popular fabric by Jennifer Paganelli in the "Girlfriends" line. I sewed the black, white, and lime green into vertical strips and added a wonderful orange Gerbera daisy pin for fun. Check it out! Click on the link to the left....

Sunday, March 18, 2007

The Simplest Meal You'll Ever Cook

My boys (meaning my husband and 11-year-old son) are avid Scouters. My husband is an Eagle Scout, and I'm embarressed to say he can cook better than I can in most situations. My son has just advanced to Boy Scout from Cub Scouts, and my husband is trying to teach him to cook. So, the other night he made us a Scout Supper. It was simply delicious and so satisfying. This is what he cooked:

Chopped carrots, onions, potatoes, and bell peppers
Ground beef formed into a small loaf or patty
Seasoning as desired (we used a bit of Country Bob's on there)

All you do is wrap these ingredients tightly in heavy duty foil and place them in the oven for about 45 minutes (about 400 degrees). It comes out moist and delicious. Better still, there are no pots and pans to clean! Just throw the foil away when you are done.

Now, obviously the best way to cook this is in an open fire. If you do that, just throw the package into the fire and let is stay there for about 40-45 minutes, and you are good to go~ Enjoy!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Trio of Easter Baskets

With Easter fast approaching, I decided to make a few cute little Boutique Easter baskets to list on Ebay. They are lightweight, but surprisingly sturdy and will hold lots of goodies. Take a peek!

Click here to go directly to my auctions.