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Thursday, September 30, 2010

.:Things to Try Thursday - Beaded Headband:.

I think this is such a fantastic idea!

This idea comes from Joy Is At Home. Isn't it just so cute? Definitely a good accessory for us grown ladies!


Go here to learn how to make one for yourself!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

.:Mouth-Watering Wednesday - Mashed Potato & Veggie Enchiladas:.

I announced the NEW winners of the Road to Sweetness and Sumo's Sweet Stuff giveaways on my facebook page. Go check to see if it was you!

This recipe is from allrecipes, but I was directed to it by my sister in law's sister.

Holy moly. They are good.


  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 8 ounces whole button mushrooms
  • 3 small zucchini, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (7.6 ounce) package instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas
  • 3 cups enchilada sauce
  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.

Cut up your veggies and drizzle them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.


Spread them out on a cookie sheet and bake them for about 30 minutes, stirring them up about halfway through. Your mouth will be watering because they smell so good!


Bring your milk, water, and butter to a boil. Add your mashed potato flakes. Mix it all up and then let it stand for about two minutes. Then stir in your veggies.


Put the mixture in tortillas in a baking dish. You can obviously see that my mixture was much too runny. I admit it. I was scared of having too many veggies and didn't end up cutting enough! (But it didn't matter because they were still delicious.)

Pour some enchilada sauce in there.

Top with cheese and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.


Don't be scared of the veggies. These are sooooo tasty.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Bat Wing Shirts:.

So you may remember the butterfly wing onesie I made for Remi after she was born.


I thought it would be fun to put a Halloween spin on that idea: bat wings!

Last year I purchased Halloween shirts from Target during the post-Halloween clearance sale for super cheap. I had thought about getting them new shirts to put the bat wings on, but then I figured their Halloween shirts would actually be perfect!

What you need:

- shirt/onesie
- fabric
- heat and bond (if you are putting wings flat on the shirt)
- interfacing (if you are putting wings that hang off the shirt)
- wing template (I looked at some pictures online and free handed mine)
- iron
- sewing machine/accessories


We'll start off with Reece's shirt. I wanted her wings to hang off of her shirt since she is mobile and can (obviously) sit, stand, and walk on her own (unlike the little Remster.)

Start off by tracing your template on the interfacing. You're going to need two.



Next you'll want to trace your template on your fabric. You're going to need four wings total since you'll be having a front and back. I cut a bit outside of the template so that my interfacing would fit in between the layers easily.



Take your interfacing and iron it on to two of your wings.


Next you'll want to sew the top layer of your wings on to your interfaced wings.



After that, iron down small folds on your wings. This is where you're going to sew the wings on to the shirt.


Take your shirt and measure the width. Place a pin where the middle of the shirt is. This is where you'll sew your wings.


Pin your wings on to the shirt.


Sew the wings on to the shirt and you've got your little bat ready to go!





I did a different option for Remi. I just wanted her wings to be flat on her onesie.

You'll want to iron on some heat and bond to a piece of your fabric. (I didn't take a picture of this step for some reason!)

Trace your wing template on to your paper side of the heat and bond and cut out your wings.


Take your tape measure and find the middle of your onesie.


Take the paper backing off of your wings and place them on the onesie where you want them to go.



Iron them on.


Sew around the edges.


And your other little bat is ready to go!



Cute, fun, unique Halloween shirts!


And even cuter when on your sweet little ones!






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