Happy Easter Eve

>> Saturday, April 23, 2011

Well I know I won't be checking in here tomorrow so I wanted to post tonight and wish you all a wonderful happy day tomorrow.  We will be celebrating Easter and today has been a busy one to prep for tomorrow.  I have 60 eggs all hard boiled up and waiting to dye later this evening.  A chicken cooking in the smoker along with a green salad and some french bread are on the menu tonight.  My parents are coming over tonight to dye eggs with the kids so we needed  a quick and healthy dinner, so tomorrow we can gorge enjoy brunch.

The house is clean and decorated and we have had many practice Easter egg hunts with plastic eggs in preparation.  Plates, napkins, and cutlery are all wrapped and ready for morning.

  We are doing a pot-luck brunch with friends and family.  I have pureed strawberries and peaches ready for bellinis.  A hash brown casserole that is always a huge crowd pleaser, especially with the menfolk.  Another contribution of mine are maple oatmeal scones from The Barefoot Contessa cookbook. 

A little tip from the cookbook states that you can make the scones up to a week in advance and keep covered in the fridge until ready to cook.  Now I haven't ever done them a whole week in advance but I usually make them a couple of days in advance, keep in the fridge and then just pop in the oven the morning I need them.  I have two trays for tomorrow and the third tray I am going to pop in the freezer to freeze.  These I will keep until I want to make a spontaneous yummy breakfast (I have cooked straight from freezer and they are still delicious).  There will be lots of good food and hopefully if I finish all my chores I won't have to much work tomorrow :).  Wishing you and yours much happiness!!


Simple Woman's Day Book

>> Monday, April 18, 2011

I love reading Heather's Simple Woman's Day Book posts so I thought I would post one here for you.

Outside my window...A spring rainstorm is brewing

I am thinking...about all the things I need to shop for, cook, and plan for Easter this weekend

I am thankful for...my family, our health, and a rainy day to knit

From the learning rooms...reading about different vegetables to plant in our garden this year

From the kitchen... I am devouring this book and can't wait to make some things from it.

I am creating...some pedicure socks for myself

I am going...to a baseball game with my family tonight, so we are having a picnic dinner (if the rain lets up)

I am reading... Cutting For Stone, just picked it up so I hope I enjoy it

I am hoping... that I can get to bed early tonight because even though the week is just beginning I am not caught up on my sleep

I am hearing...My children laughing and talking as they create cards to leave for the Easter bunny

Around the house...a full day of cleaning and organizing to get ourselves ready for the week.


The Power of Words

>> Saturday, April 16, 2011

Good morning everyone,

I have been trying to get back to this space and so many things have kept me away (all good).  A trip to the zoo, a mom/child sleepover with my best girlfriend and her kids, movie excursions to go see this movie,  a trip to the mountains to play in the snow left from a recent snowstorm, picnics, and baseball season has officially begun here so we are headed to many games this weekend and in the coming weeks.  I have some knitting in the works but no pictures so I am going to leave this video for you to watch....so good!  I'll admit that I teared up watching it.  Enjoy and Happy Saturday!  Click here.


Sorry for the time out

>> Monday, April 4, 2011

Hello all and hello spring.  When I was last in this space we had snow and quilts and lots of heavy knits....now we have spring with less blankets on the bed, coats being put away till next year and some smaller knits in the queue.

 I did not mean to take such a long break.  Avery goes to a year round school so instead of one long summer break she gets November off, March off and 6 weeks in the summer.  When she went off track in March I just kind of immersed myself in all things family and turned off my computer.  If I knew that I wouldn't be back for a month I would have checked in or something and left a message (I really appreciate everyone that checked in with me!) but it just kind of happened.  So here I am over a month later with many blogs to read and much to catch up on with all of you. 

I don't have much to share since along with blogging I also closed the door on any grown-up crafting and did all children crafting.  We made rainbows to hang up to try and attract some leprechauns.
We made leprechaun catchers complete with a trail of gold....

Sadly we didn't catch any leprechauns but they left cookies for the kids :)

Last but not least I did finish my slouchy cardigan finally!! 

 The whole sleeve cap issue was easily resolved when I went back and just followed the pattern to the letter.  I had read so many  notes on Ravelry and was all set to have my sleeve cap not fit so I went straight to Ravelry notes.  After many attempts I finally frogged them back completely and just went with the pattern.....they fit perfectly with not one extra stitch.  Finally a sweater that I love to wear all the time and it looks great with jeans or jammies!  I wish all of you a wonderful week and thanks for checking in with me here.  XOXOXO 


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