Monday, July 21, 2008

Its Monday again! I've been so busy. Cleaning and decluttering. Yesterday we cleaned out part of our spare room and then we moved out the desk and brought it into the living room. I originally thought it would take up too much space if we brought it in here, but it fits perfectly in front of the window where my laptop sat on a small 3 shelf bookshelf before. Now my printer sits on the desk with me instead of on the floor beside the shelf. It is a vast improvement over what I was using, and it looks much better. I have room to display CJ's pictures and now I have drawers to put my printer papers and the like without it looking cluttered.

Last week I went shopping with my friend. We went to Once Upon A Child where I snagged some great deals for CJ. I got him a wooden push cart with different activies on each side. He is completely in love with it.

OK I better go start the laundry and get to work. I have several orders that need to go out today.

Have a wonderful monday,
Mrs B

Monday, July 7, 2008

I know you are all probably getting sick of hearing about my latest WAHM purchase. But I have another one to brag about. A couple months ago I received an order of Amarette-Oh's cookies as a Secret Sister gift. I instantly fell in love with them. So I ordered some more, I got Peanut Butter A-Oh's, original A-Oh's and Peanut Butter Chocolate A-Ohs. Katie, the owner of A-Oh's, is super sweet to work with. And she is constantly adding new flavors to her line.
Last night I enjoyed some of the PB A-Oh's with a tall glass of milk and there's nothing sweeter than that!

Saturday my husband, CJ and I went shopping in a nearby town. I got the most adorable "paper" suitcase from Michaels. Currently I have all my crochet items in it until I get a crochet tote.

Have a wonderful night,
I'm off to crochet another dishcloth

Mrs B

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I wanted to share some things I recently completed. First is the pair of John Deere crocheted shorts I was working on.

They have an elastic waistband instead of the normal drawstring. The yarn is dyed by Trish at Candy Pants Yarns

And of course an action shot. ;)

I also finished 2 dishcloths and a bag for my clothespins.

Thanks for taking a look :)

Mrs B

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


My dear friend Dawn who lives in Hawaii sent me some delicious teas that she made. One of them being Lilikoi (Passion Fruit). Its such a sweet, dark tea. When my husband and I got married we were given his late grandma's China set. I have a few select pieces displayed right now.

Its a beautiful set, and I hope one day I can display them all. Yesterday afternoon I enjoyed a cup of Lilikoi tea in one of the tea cups.

Also today my stepdad gave us a cantalope. I cut it up tonight so my CJ could have some with his supper. I put some in a bowl to have for my mommy time tonight as well.

In a recent comment, I was asked how I make my wool dryer balls. They are really simple to make. I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand 100% wool (do not use arylic as it will melt and cause a fire hazard). 1 skein makes one dryer ball.
Wind the whole skein into a ball and use a crochet hook to tug the loose end into the ball. Once you roll both skeins into a ball, put them in a pair of panty hose and tie it off. Wash them in the washer machine with a load of clothes on HOT and rinse in cold. Then dry in the dryer on hot. This will cause the wool to felt. Once they are felted they are ready to use! Just toss into the dryer everytime you dry a load of clothes.
This is a set I made. I store them right in the dryer so I never forget to put them in the dryer with my clothes.

Mrs B

WFMW: 5 Ingredients or Less Edition

Its time for Works For Me Wednesday at Rocks in my Dryer! And this week is 5 Ingredients or Less Edition.

I have posted this recipe before but its one of my family's favorites.

Deb's Chicken for Tacos

1 lb frozen boneless skinless chicken breast
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis
1 pkg dry taco seasoning

Place frozen chicken in crockpot. Mix tomatoes and taco seaoning and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Mozzarella Cutlets
4 Boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Italian seasoned, dry breadcrumbs
1 cup prepared spaghetti sauce
4 slices mozzarella cheese

Pound each piece of chicken to flatten slightly.
Coat well in breadcrumbs. Arrange chicken in greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
Place quarter of sauce over each portion. Place one piece of cheese over each and garnish with remaining breadcrumbs.
Bake uncovered at 350* for 45 minutes or until done

Mrs B

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Supporting WAHMs

I'm thankful to have many wonderful WAHMs (work at home moms) as online friends. I'm also a member of an online community for WAHMs and people who want to support them called Hyena Cart. Today I was lucky enough to receive two orders I placed recently.

First up is two "Key Fobs" I ordered from Sam at My Beautiful Girl

And then I got my order from Jennifer at BumbleBear Children's Wear

I adore everything I got today. These WAHMs are super. Jennifer always does such wonderful work and Sam was so sweet to work with and got my order here so quickly.

Have a wonderful night,
I'm off to crochet some more
Mrs B