Today has been nutty. I'm very involved in Doodlebop's school fair which is tomorrow. I've forgotten how crazed I get this time of year! When I close my eyes...I see spreadsheets...lots and lots of spreadsheets!!
to the winner of the i-pod shuffle, “anonymous” who said, “I just became a
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I wanted to share with you a few new things recently added to my Etsy store:
Dinosaurs galore! These are vinyl wall decals for all the dino-lovers out there. Place them anywhere you want and then remove them with no fuss or leftover marks. I've added orange, deep pink, sage green and baby blue to the red, black and yellow collection. I'm also happy to take custom orders should you need them, say for a birthday party goodie bag!
And between now and the end of April, all items in my shop are 10% off! Just type the coupon code: dinofun at checkout.
I love rocking out while I’m sewing. In fact, music has fueled my life for a long time. I started piano lessons at 2 (and continued through college) and then I moved to Los Angeles to become a singer / songwriter. After releasing two albums, I was accepted into graduate school to study literature, so I said a fond farewell to my music career.
But the music plays on! Especially while I'm sewing.
We recently acquired my parents’ old record player as well as a bunch of classic records. It’s been so much fun selecting what to play depending on my project.
If it’s a project full of repetition (i.e. a pile of burp cloths) I opt for something speedy. If it’s something with delicate details, I’ll go for something more brooding.
In the spirit of song, today I’m sharing a special giveaway with you:
One winner will receive a silver i-Pod shuffle to fill with whatever music gets you going!
All you have to do is:
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2.Follow my blog
One winner will be chosen via random.org
U.S. mailing addresses only please.
Once the winner is contacted they will have one week to send me their mailing information before a new winner is selected.
This giveaway will close on Wednesday, April 25th at 11:59 PM ET
So these were, in theory, supposed to be lemon bars for my sister's book reading this weekend, however, when I went to juice the lemons I realized we had only one, very sad, small lemon. I gathered up all the other "juiceable" fruit I could find (hence the lime and orange) and decided to call these, Citrus Bars.....like lemon bars, but a bit less tart.
2 sticks of butter (melted)
2 cups of flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups granulated sugar
¼ cup flour
juice from 1 lime
juice from 2 small lemons
juice from one orange
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl mix the butter, flour and powdered sugar. Spread and press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Bake it for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat the eggs in a bowl and add the baking powder, sugar and flour. Stir in the citrus juices. Pour on top of the crust and return to oven for another 30 minutes.
Looks cake-like in texture, right? That will change as it cools.
Wait until the bars are completely cool before cutting them into squares. Then dust with powdered sugar.
Spring has sprung and everyone is having babies!(not me....don't go starting any rumors.) Burp cloths are a useful and simple gift to give a new mom!
I made these dinosaur themed burp cloths to sell at Doodlebop's upcoming school fair. They came out so soft! I used a new kind of minky this time because they were out of the swirly minky I use to sell my burp cloths in my Etsy store.
Since I do sell these online, I'm gonna hold on to my pattern, but here's round up of other people's burp cloth tutorials for you to enjoy!
I can't tell you how many Facebook posts I read about parents who came across other nutty, competitive parents at larger scale Easter egg hunts, literally bowling kids over to fill their own kids' baskets. Made me happy we kept ours mellow this year!! It's cutthroat out there!
We dyed eggs.
Went egg hunting at my parents (where we were served our traditional Easter dim sum....yum!)
I made these doughnuts for a Passover party this weekend. They're by no means a traditional Passover dessert (not to mention they have flour in them...albeit garbanzo bean and brown rice flour) but man, they were good!
And baked, not fried! And vegan!(except for the dark chocolate topping)