Sunday, December 30, 2007

Fabric For Sale!!!!!!

Being the fabric freak that I am, it pains me to part with any fabric that I have purchased. But alas, the time has come to whittle down my stash. What you see above is just some of the fabric I'll be selling off in the coming weeks and months. I have some listed at my etsy shop at, and some listed in on ebay (azalea*lane).

I just realized how goofy that picture looks since the bottom is so small, but I'm too lazy to take another picture that looks more normal.

On that same note, I just started a group on called Fabriholics Anonymous. This is a place for those who want to buy and sell fabric, those who just want to talk about their fabulous fabric purchases, or just hang out. I'm hoping lots of folks will join us. Here's the link: http://etsylove.ning.come/group/fabriholicsanonymous . Come join us!

I'm In a Treasury!

How cool is this! I just found out from a friend of mine that one of my bags on Etsy has been selected for this artist's treasury! Take a look!
I'm totally flattered and honored. I absolutely love Etsy and have bought several things from artists on that site. Everything I have received has been gorgeous and well-made.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I'm off to the post office

Late as usual. These packages have to go to Texas from Mississippi, so hopefully they'll get there in time. These are for the in-laws, most of whom won't appreciate the gesture, but my husband enjoys buying for them, so whatever. By the way, I'm totally loving that retro print in the foreground. I found it at Wal-Mart of all places.

In that vein, I am so proud of what he made for his mother, sister, and sister-in-law. This gorgeous piece is made using various woods such as red oak, white oak, and maple. He is so meticulous in his work. I know his mother will be so proud of it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

What holiday character are you?

For fun, I took this quiz and it looks like I'm Frosty! I definitely love winter weather, even though it virtually never snows here in Mississippi, but I'd rather have a cold day where I can curl up in front of the fire with some hot cocoa and a favorite book than any beach anywhere. What holiday character are you? Just click on Frosty to take the quiz yourself!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

A little holiday pic

I began collection Christmas tree candles a few years ago, and I like to display them together. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

For you organizational junkies out there....

I just came across the site , and I am IN LOVE! I am one of these folks who could spend hours in an office supply store looking at anything and everything that can help organize my life. Of course, looking at my desk you would never know it, but the desire is there. I just ordered myself a gift for under the tree (I have to do it, or it won't get done!), the Pepperpot Internet Journal. This is the coolest notebook! I have a stack of post-it notes, each with a website that I either shop from or pay my bills at. It looks tacky and messy, and this notebook will be the perfect way to corral all that information in one neat, cute little package.

The cost is only $8.95, and it's adorable to boot! I think I'll splurge and have it gift wrapped. When it comes in, I'll present it to my husband and tell him he just bought me something.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Something You Should Know About Beagles...

It's been awhile since I posted about my lovable little rascal Sparky, so I thought I would let you in on a little information I learned about beagles in general.

Yep, that is my favorite Shabby Chic pillow being consumed. He didn't get too far with it, but this little guy is FAST. If the remote is left anywhere out in the open, he waits until we leave the room, grabs it, runs to us to let us know he has it, then takes off running.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Buy Handmade this Year!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

I signed the pledge!

As a designer, I know how hard I work on a new handbag design and the pride I get when I am finished with it. I love to see the looks on people's faces when they receive one of my bags and truly love it. I absolutely love to make special things for my family and friends and surprise them with it. My husband, an avid woodworker, made absolutely gorgeous wooden quilt block plaques for his mother and sister last year. It took a lot of time and effort on his part, but it meant more to them than if he had gone to the store and purchased a sweater or blouse.

I just love this paragraph from : "The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that canbe seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing."

So folks, make an effort this year to buy handmade. Go to and let your fingers do the walking. You would be astounded at the talent and creativity that is on that site. If you yourself make things, you should consider opening a shop there and listing.

Nifty Christmas Gift!

I'm at the point in my life where Christmas is all about getting to see my family members I have not seen in awhile and enjoying their company, it's really not about the whole gift-giving hype. Most of my family gets annoyed at me because I can't or won't give them a list of what I want for Christmas. Well, like I tell my mother-in-law, you can put a cheap pair of earrings in a pretty box with a cute bow and I am happy! That being said, I try very hard to come up with unusual gifts for my family and friends.

One day I was browsing through a fabric catalog when I came across the "Dick and Jane" licensed prints. I mentioned to my mother that I thought those were just so cute. She then stated that she wished she had an original Dick and Jane book from when she was a child. She murmued that she would have to get her sister, who is an avid garage sale goer, to look for one. I immediately went home and searched good old Ebay, and found these two books. I'm pretty sure they would have been something she would have studied from based on the publishing dates. It is going to be so much fun to surprise her on Christmas morning! Does she need the books? No, of course not. But she wants the books, it was in my power to get them for her, and it will make her smile. Plus, it will let her know that I DO actually listen to her. That's the fun part of Christmas, making other people happy.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Life Goes On and On

Oh my....this is embarressing. I have been so lax about posting to this blog. Which means I am really, really boring. At least to myself. And probably some other people. Life has been happening at my home, just the usual school, homework, etc.

One piece of good news....the Januvia is working great! I am logging my blood sugars on and the 30 day average is in the 120's. This is fabulous news. I think I finally found the right combination of medication to keep my blood sugars in line. I do keep thinking to myself, "Okay, now I'm cured! I can go off of all the medications now!" I keep having to remind myself that it does not work that way.

Ben made honor roll this nine weeks! All B's, and I am so proud! He had a nightmare situation last year in 5th grade with math, but thankfully this year seems better. New school, more responsibility, but he takes it all in stride.

However.....I'm not ready for this, but my dear, sweet child is turning into a hormonally imbalanced, snotty, cantankerous beast of a preteen at least 80 percent of the time. I'm told by my friends who have 11-year-old boys that this is normal, which makes me feel somewhat better, but GOOD GRIEF, I'm shocked at his attitude most of the time. I think God is up there laughing at me, and this is just payback for all the grief I gave my parents. The other day I asked him a question, he mumbled the answer, I nicely told him I could not hear him, to which he replied, "Well, YOU need to listen better then!" Excuse me???? Needless to say, I adjusted his attitude and he sulked off. I'm thinking this is going to last for awhile.

Oh yeah! Today I got an email from telling me I am on the home page of their site. I am not sure exactly what this entails, but if people click on my blog from that site, I get to stay on the front page longer, thus get more blog traffic. Pretty cool, huh?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Time to Get your Designing Caps On!

How cool is this! Would you like the chance to win a car? I know I would, ever since I managed to total hubby's car.

Scion is challenging independent artists and crafters to design hand-made car accessories (such as floor mats, fuzzy dice, key chains, etc.)

Deadline for submission is October 22. All the details can be found at

Judges from all over the country (Etsy is one of the judges- Yeah!) and they will pick the finalists on November 2nd. Then each finalist will bring their designs to life and the winners will be chosen.

The first place winner will receive a 2008 Scion xD, with the second place and third place winners receiving $1,000 and $500 respectively.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Cleaning out my Closets

Geez, I can't believe I have not posted before now. I have been so busy typing and sewing a large order of handbags for a local client. Anywho, I am finally getting around to selling off some of my Longaberger baskets on Ebay. I have one listed right now with more to come. This one is so cute! It's a 2000 edition hard-to-find pumpkin shaped little number complete with a lid that has an iron stem and leaf design. To see more pics, just click my link on the left side of the page titled "My Ebay Auctions".

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Arbonne Holiday 2007

Like a candy shop, this palette contains all of the irresistibly sweet treats to make you beautiful. It features two glistening lip colors, two creamy eye shadows, a bold liquid eyeliner and pout-perfect lip plumper. Mirror too! #2327; Only $40! You can find this, along with many other fabulous holiday products, at my Arbonne site at . Just click on "What's New" at the top of the page, and it will take you to the holiday products.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The numbers are in.....

and they are not good. I received a call from my doctor stating that my A1C for the previous three months was 7.9, up from 7.1 four months ago. I had been trying the Byetta injections, but it made me so nauseous that I abandoned it. So now she has put me on Januvia along with my Metformin, and hopefully that will help my blood sugars.

I found the most awesome site for diabetics! It is, which is a site that helps you keep track of your blood sugars. It's more than simply a log though. I can get an average of what my blood sugars are for not only the day, but up to a year! The paid subscription apparently allows you to track and manage your foods and activities, but I am simply using the free service right now. For some reason I get annoyed at having to write my numbers down in a log book when I am testing, not to mention the fact that it really does not give me a good average of what my sugars are, so this little tool is awesome.

Here's hoping now that school is in session I can get back to a more normal activity and dietary regimen. Having diabetes really stinks!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Baby Bib Recall

I came across this news story on Fox News and thought the story needed to be spread. Apparently there are a certain number of baby bibs on their shelves that are being recalled due to the presence of lead in them. Here's the article....,2933,293655,00.html

A wonderful alternative to these store-bought baby bibs are handmade boutique baby bibs, which can be found on both ebay and Etsy. I myself have made a few, but there are an abudance on either site if you just do a search for them. You can find some gorgeous ones that are truly functional. They may be a bit more pricey than the store-bought ones, but they are all completely washable and would last a long time. Besides, I'm pretty sure none of them are TOXIC for your babies.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Time for School!

Summer flew by and now it is time for my son to begin middle school. He started yesterday and decided to ride the bus to school since it comes at a decent hour, unlike last year when it came at a ridiculous 6:45 a.m. I managed to capture a shot of him on his way to the bus. He looks unhappy, but that's just his "good-grief-why-are-you taking-a-picture-of-me" look.

He told me that there were high school cheerleaders in the lobby helping the kids get their schedules and find their classes. When he had to approach one for help, she smiled and said, "You're cute!". He was absolutely mortified and said to me, "Mom, that's just WRONG!" I said, "Well, did you think she was cute too?", to which he replied, "Duh! She's a cheerleader!"


They grow so fast. I can't even bring myself to post a picture I have of him at 3 1/2 when I took him to his first mother's morning out class and he was standing in the parking lot with his little blue backpack and plaid shorts. I find myself wishing he were little just for a day so I can hold him in my arms and smell that sweet baby smell again. But I have to confess it is nice having him old enough to do for himself a bit. And he still wants a hug in the morning and he still will share secrets with me, so for that I am grateful.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Lies, All Lies, I Tell Ya!

Little Sparky had his "snip snip" surgery last week and I'm thinking I'm going to get back this sweet little docile creature who wants nothing more than to have his belly rubbed and to curl up contentedly beside me as I read or watch TV. I mean, they tell you in all the literature and on web sites it calms them down, right? UMMMMM, WRONG! The little booger came back more hyper than before. In the last few days he's decided that carpet tastes good, in addition to his diet of Southern Living magazines and Q-tips. I thought he had enough fiber, but apparently not. Let's see, he got into a can of Sprite and as it rolled down the hall toward the living room spewing liquid all over the place from a puncture he inflicted on the can, Sparky could only look at me innocently as he trotted off to find more trouble to get into.
Sigh...Oh well, he's only five months old, so maybe he will slow down eventually. I'm not sure my home will survive it. He's so darn cute, though.

Friday, July 27, 2007

What Flavor Ice Cream Are You?

Just for fun, take this quiz....

You Are A Chocolate Ice Cream Girl

Dramatic. Powerful. Flirty.

They read my mind! I personally love Swensen's Sticky Chewy Chocolate.....Yum!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Another batch of headbands!

This time I used the DELICIOUS Heather Bailey "Freshcut" fabrics. They are all reversible and so cute! Check my etsy shop, I'm on a roll now!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

New in My Etsy Shop......Headbands!

I've just listed some gorgeous headbands in my Etsy shop. The ones pictured at left are made from Amy Butler fabric, always in style if you ask me. They are 1-1/4" wide and approximately 22" unstretched with 2" of elastic so they can stretch comfortably. All with a great price of $5.50. Oh, and these are reversible, so you get two for the price of one! Yeah! You can find them here at

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!!!

Ben and Sparky preparing for the neighborhood July 4th parade. It's quite a spectacle to see the neighborhood kids with their decorated bikes and scooters. The mayor shows up and walks in the parade, and a few policemen start off the parade with their motorcycles. The parade is ended with a firetruck. I was thinking how blessed I feel that our little town has such a low crime rate that the police can go to the different neighborhood parades rather than chase down criminals.

After the parade we gather and have a neighborhood picnic complete with burgers, hot dogs, beans, potato salad, desserts, door prizes, etc., etc.

That's one cute patriotic pup!

I hope everyone had a wonderful, relaxing day! God Bless!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Here's some Total Momsense

This is just perfect! She managed to put what us moms say to our kids in one nice little musical package. Enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2007

My Unwelcome Visitor

So I'm going through the kitchen today, and on my way out I see something out of the corner of my eye. It's dark and I'm thinking something must have fallen off the counter onto the floor, right?


It was a HUGE 4 foot long snake.

Yep, that's right.

Needless to say, I did not stick around to introduce myself. I ran down to the living room, grabbed the phone and yelled at my son Ben to get the heck out of Dodge. I stood there in the front yard shaking like a leaf. I called my Dad, who came over in a flash. He found it curled up under the stove and killed it for me. My son declared it to be a copperhead, but my husband, upon further inspection, felt it was a king snake, which is not poisonous. Look, I'm a fan of nature and all that, but I draw the line at inviting snakes into my home. As far as I'm concerned, the only safe snakes are DEAD ones.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Recipe - Taco Appetizer Platter

I made this delicious (though unfortunately not low-cal) dip for our Memorial Day swimming party and it was quite a hit! Here's the recipe:

1-1/2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup water

1 envelope taco seasoning

2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup milk

1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies, drained

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1 cup green onions, chopped

1-1/2 cups lettuce, chopped

1/2 cup honey BBQ sauce

1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; simmer for 5 minutes. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and milk; spread on a 14 inch serving platter or pizza pan. Top with meat mixture. Sprinkle with chilies, tomatoes, onions, and lettuce. Drizzle with the BBQ sauce. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese. Serve with corn chips.

Now, if the BBQ sauce if a bit off-putting to you, salsa will work nicely. But seriously, the BBQ sauce adds a tiny bit of sweetness to the dish that is surprisingly good! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Beautiful Medical Alert Jewelry?

I always equated medical ID bracelets with the boring steel chain link bracelets my granny used to wear. Not anymore! When I was diagnosed with diabetes last year, I knew with the medication I was on that I needed an ID bracelet simply because there were times when my blood sugars would get too low and I would feel light-headed and not so great. I thought, why should I have to wear some hideous artifact just to tell people I have this disease? It's not that I am ashamed of it, but I do have a right to look stylish, right? So I started my search on the internet and found a few great sites that sell pretty ID bracelets. My favorite by far was . They have a great selection of beaded bracelets, as well as more sporty options such as dog tags, velcro bands, braided leather, and even styles for men. I purchased the small fun glass bracelet since it has so many different colors. What is neat is how you can interchange the ID tag with different styles of bracelets. The prices were great, there are things on sale all the time, and they do offer regular, non-medical bracelets as well. Just thought I'd share!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

The occasion of this photograph was a Veterans Day Commemoration at Dallas City Hall on November 11, 2004. The veteran pictured is Houston James, a survivor of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941, and the Marine is Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr., a member of an ordinance disposal team who lost his left hand, one leg, and an eye while defusing a bomb in Iraq in July, 2003.

While we are all out today swimming, cooking out, shopping, and generally relaxing, let us not forget the brave men and women who have served this country well, and the ones who are serving now. Whether we are a supporter of what is going on in Iraq or not, it really does not matter. The fact is, our troops are over there doing what they have been asked to do, and I for one am grateful they are willing to protect our Country. My prayers are with the troops and their families that they come home safely.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Day Trip with the Boys

The boys and I took a day trip to Shreveport, Louisiana Saturday to see the Sci-Port Discovery Center. It was totally worth the trip. They have an IMAX theatre that features a story on the Lewis and Clark expedition, as well as a fantastic Space Center. We had a great time. Oh, and that bottom picture is Ben with a massive bee's nest. It is actually suspended from the ceiling and Ben could not reach it. It's much larger than it looks.

Friday, May 18, 2007

My name is Wendy, and I'm a Fabriholic

Okay, I admit it. I have enough fabric to sink a ship, and I know I'm not alone out there. That being said, I have tried and tried to curb my fabric buying, especially since the ladies at Hobby Lobby and Hancock's know me by name now. I've done really well these last few months, trying to use what I have when making my purses and such, but I confess I broke down today and joined.....

I joined the Fat Quarter Club at . I am crazy about pretty much all of Free Spirit's fabrics, and this seems like such a great deal. Membership is $5.00, then for $25.00 a month you get a new selection of fat quarters every month. I have started doing a lot of stripwork bags, which means I don't need a lot of fabric anyway, so this really fits the bill.

Monday, May 14, 2007

I've been tagged!

My friend J of Jaybird Designs just tagged me! I have to list seven random facts/habits about myself. I consider myself pretty boring, but I managed to come up with a few things....

  1. I am left-handed. Of all my family members on either side, there is only one other person left-handed, and she was born the same month, just a few days after me. Was there a full moon that week?
  2. I love to crochet when I have time. I had to teach myself because all of my aunts swore they could not teach a leftie to do it. I showed them though!
  3. I am a type 2 diabetic, having just been diagnosed this year. I'm doing great though, it's just a pain in the butt sometimes.
  4. I once sang a duet with Faith Hill. Actually, she lived a few blocks away from my family when we were little, and she lived next door to my cousins, so I played with her all the time. This duet was at a 4-H luncheon, we sang "Delta Dawn", and both dressed up in ladies dresses and wigs. I would give ANYTHING to have a picture of it too! We were about 8 years old at the time.
  5. In addition to making totes and selling them on ebay and etsy, I am also a medical transcriptionist. I have been doing this for about 11 years, from my home.
  6. When I was in the my early 20's I used to sell Estee Lauder cosmetics at my local mall. On a whim, I went with a friend to Washington D.C. to visit a cousin. While I was there, I applied for a job as a counter manager at a department store. They called me back and hired me! I moved from my little town in Madison, Mississippi to Washington D.C. and had a blast. I lived there for a little over a year. It was quite an adventure!
  7. My favorite color is yellow. Lime green is a close second.

Now, I have to tag 7 more blogger friends, so I tag:

  1. Cora
  2. Pam
  3. Beth
  4. Beth
  5. Prontip
  6. Kelci
  7. Charity

Next, I must post comments on these ladies' blogs so they can consider themselves tagged and repeat what I have done.

Whew! That was exhausting, but fun!

Just checking out the new couch my Mommy got for Mother's day! I look all sweet, innocent, and cuddly, but if she would just leave the room I could chew this baby up in no time!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day!

This is my beautiful mother Helen. I know we all think our moms are the best on the planet, and in every case it is true, but this lady is truly one-of-a-kind. She has overcome adversity that would fell most people. She became a widow at 26, leaving her to raise my brother and me alone at the ages of 4 and 7. She met a wonderful man who adopted us and these two people set out to make my brother and me the most well-loved and cared for kids ever. She has faced a terrible autoimmune disease with courage and a tremendous strength. She almost lost my police officer brother to a gunshot wound to the head. She helped the whole family through this ordeal with her usual tenacity. She's a Christian who loves her Lord and Savior and she truly lives her faith. She has set an example that is hard to follow, but if I could be half the person she is I'd be happy. I love you, Mom!

Saturday, May 12, 2007


Yummmm! I've got to have this crochet pattern book! I'm a diabetic so these treats are mostly off limits, gosh darn it, but at least I can look at these yummy creations and not have my sugars skyrocket!

Monday, April 30, 2007

Daily Powder Punch for Kids!!!!

I am so excited about this new product from Arbonne! If you have a child who simply detests taking his or her vitamins, this is the perfect addition to your daily dietery regimen. This yummy berry-flavored punch drink contains no artificial colors, flavors, or sweeteners and combines the SuperProFood Blend antioxidants with core vitamins and minerals to support your child's health. It's very affordable too, at $22.00 for a 30 day supply of 30 packets. You can find it right here!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Seriously, could you say NO to this face?

Sparky is 7 weeks old and seems quite happy in his new home! He loves his older brother too! Now if he would just quit crying at night.....

Saturday, April 21, 2007

I hope you like beagles......

'Cause you are going to be seeing lots and lots of pictures of them from now on! Meet 6-week-old Sparky the beagle. We are so in love with this little fella! As you can see, he has already found a nice comfy place beside my son Ben.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Geez! Why Didn't I Think of This?????

I seriously think I've seen it all now. I make purses, but I never thought of this. I can't tell if the dog's tongue is hanging out because he is happy or his lung are being crushed and he can't breathe. You can find these unusual contraptions at

Friday, April 13, 2007

What's Your German Name?

This should be fun. I am of German descent, having been blessed with the unusual surname "Quattlebaum" at birth. Try spelling that in kindergarten! Needless to say, I was relieved to eventually have a shorter surname that did not get me questioning stares from people who did not know how to pronounce it. Anywho, I came across this site, so try it and see what your German name would be. Mine turned out to be Gisela Manuela. Have fun!

Your German Name is:
Gisela Manuela

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful day today! In addition to celebrating our Lord today, it is a day to get together with our loved ones and visit, eat, fellowship, eat, hide eggs, eat, hunt eggs, eat..... are you noticing a theme here? Unfortunately for my waistline, my family boasts some of the bests cooks on the planet. Paula Deen, watch out! This is my cousin Amy and me (on the right) at my aunt's house. We spent most of our time harrassing my Aunt Thelma because she's got a million pictures in her house, and NOT ONE of either of us! She had three boys and she used to spoil us rotten because she never had any girls of her own. So our pictures were usually prominently placed in her house. Well......She has grandchildren now, so we got the boot. I took this picture and told her I would make a poster size of it so she could hang it over her TV. Knowing her, that's exactly what she'll do!

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!

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