Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween has never been a favorite holiday but every year I give in and take the kids out. This year was the first time I let the big kids go by themselves and I was a nervous wreck the whole time.

Oh, and I added another selection to the headbands on Rachel's blog~

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Something new and....

Well, I think we may finally be over the flu bug....I hope. Hannah is still feeling it's effects but the girls and I seem to be on the mend. I am looking forward to being able to clean my house again and get some things done around here.

Which brings me to our "something new", as you know the raffle isn't going well. So I and a sweet bloggy friend have come up with a great idea. Something inexpensive but so adorable. I am hoping that I can reach my goal of selling 700 of these. I know, that seems like a lot but I believe it can be done. Grab my "Bands of Love" button and help me spread the word!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Still sick....

The big kids have gotten over the flu, now it's just the Little's and Kerry and I.... It seems to linger on forever. I am just thankful none of us have ended up in the hospital.

Being home I have had loads of time to think up new things to sew. My next project is this headband. I am loving it. It's reversible and goes with most anything. I also love seeing my girls' beautiful eyes. I am thinking of making up a bunch to sell. Anything to help with our adoption fees. Any interest?? They go for $10.00 on Etsy.

hopey headband


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Raffle is up and running!!

Go Here to check it out!! Thanks to Keisha and Robin for your donations!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Exciting news....

We received pictures of Rachel!!! Head over to the private blog to see our beautiful girl!!! She is getting so big. (and has five teeth!!)
Also getting ready for a super cool raffle!! Lots of prizes and just in time for Christmas!! Details soon on the sewing blog!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

My New Venture...


Having been stuck in the house all weekend, well if you know me at all you know that I will be in the kitchen baking. (or searching Etsy) So I thought I would combine the two and came up with a new venture.

There happens to be a huge Gluten free surge lately and well being gluten free myself I decided to post some of my baking on Etsy. These muffins were sooooo good that I have to share. The pumpkin I made from scratch using a recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Yeah, the one and only. She is good. Anyway, these are so delicious and gluten free. Not that you can taste the difference, even my boys who hate pumpkin gobbled these up.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What I've been up to...



Hope's Halloween costume.

Still taking sewing orders to raise funds for our adoption fees. Please consider a handmade gift this year....

Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall Fun and a prayer request....





We had a great time finding a pumpkin/petting farm on Sunday afternoon. It was a bit cold but the kids barely noticed. It was just me shivering.
We tried to get some good Christmas pictures but J made it quite difficult, needless to say we will be going out and trying again....J has a tendency to make silly faces in all his pictures.
We came home after and using the fresh produce had an amazing dinner. There's nothing like pulled pork, sweet potato's, green beans and molasses cookies for an awesome fall dinner.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Autumn Moon....

Forgive the lack of order on the pictures, it's been a long day.

The Little's and I were home alone today because the big kids went camping with Daddy. We slept in then decided to clean house.

Next on the list was making moon cake dough. This was accomplished easily enough. The only issue, well ours is a wheat free house and we had to change the recipe up a bit to use our coconut blend flour.
The girls had a blast. The dough was ok, kind of sticky. Oh yeah, we also couldn't find lotus paste so simmered some apples, threw in some cinnamon and raisins, then processed it to a paste. Good enough and the house smelled fabulous.

Then we kind of had an emergency, one of the Little's reminded me that you can't celebrate Autumn Moon without lanterns. So, we stuck everything in the fridge and ran out to get some. Also decided to have noodles while out. Always a good idea especially if I don't have to cook.

Ok, back home and making moon cakes. I rolled the dough and stuffed it, Gracie pushed them into the molds and Hope brushed the egg glaze on. After about 24 of these my arms were aching and we were a sticky mess. Luckily I get a phone call, it's DH and one of the big kids had a fit and wanted to come home. OK, out the door again, pick him up at the meeting point and back home. The moon cakes aren't to bad, taste more like breakfast scones but still good. Boy do I miss the real ones...
The night isn't over though, Hope reminded me that we didn't go out and wish on the moon. She was the first and when I said to make a wish , she did not disappoint. She looked up at the full bright moon and said, " beautiful moon, I wish for a pretty pink unicorn"

Then turned to me sweetly and said "if I don't get this wish I know Santa will bring me one"

Aah, the joys of being a child.....

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Still nothin....

My days consist of this....