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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Cute Dolls From Socks

Aren't these dolls cute? I think that they are adorable!I saw these on My Handmade Toys Blog and thought "Now this should be easy!". What do you think? They could be given for Christmas presents or baby shower presents or just to be displayed in your house. Come on, you know you want to try it!



Dolls from socks



It is required to you:

Bright sock
Fabric slice
Scissors
Thread with a needle
Cotton wool or synthetic winterizer for tamping
Small beads or buttons
Pink pencil, ribbons for dressing

 
The sock needs to be cut how it is shown on a picture.

To make a marking for handles and doll legs.


To fill a body of a doll cotton wool or a synthetic winterizer. To stitch handles and legs a seam “forward a needle” on to lines.


To cut out from a fabric a circle. To sheathe its edges a seam “forward a needle”. To fill cotton wool or a synthetic winterizer, to tighten a thread. To sew eyes.

Ready head to sew to a doll body. Of the remained top part of a sock to make a hat. To draw cheeks. The doll is ready.


The child is happy! The group of dolls is filled up:)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Decorations From Used Plastic Bottles

 I am always looking for recycling ideas from Used items. This is a great one and it is easy. It came from the Cresce bene sight which is Italian. Google has translated it. Anyway, it looks very easy. With a little gliiter and glue, you will become an artist!


Christmas tree decorations





 Chores Christmas for Kids: Christmas tree Needlework children's Christmas: Christmas Tree

Decorate your Christmas tree in 4 easy steps!
Materials
Instructions

A chore fast and nice, to create together with your children to decorate your tree Christmas !

How-to:

1. Retrieve plastic bottles of different colors.

2. Cut the bottom of the bottles and throw everything else.

3. Decorate each piece according to your imagination.

4. Pierce at the top of each piece and insert the colored ribbon.










Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cute Snowmen And So Easy To Make!

I am always looking for do it yourself things that are easy to make and are cute. Well, I just saw these cute snowmen on the Darkroom And Dearly Blog . I am definitely going to try these. The instructions are easy and they only take 10 minutes!

Snock Snowman

For this craft, you'll need a pair of old socks that are crew length, or longer. I went through Tanner's bag o' socks in our closet for my set. Don't worry, he'll never miss them -- he owns something like 10,000 pairs of socks, but insists on wearing shorts and flip-flops 365 days a year. Boys...
First, cut off the top of the sock from the foot.
Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber band tightly to the top of the sock. Then turn the sock right-side out again.
Fill the sock with rice. Make sure to pack it down as you go so the sock gets a nice round base.
Rubber band the top of the sock closed and put another rubber band 3/4 of the way to the top for the head of your snowman.
Now, decorate! Tie a scarf around your snowman's neck and add eyes, nose, and buttons. I used map pins for my eyes. Unfortunately, I didn't have any black ones, so I colored white ones with sharpie and stuck them in.
Use the toe of your cut socks to fashion a stocking cap. Or you could use colored argyle socks to create hats and sweaters for your snowman, as seen at {then she made}.
You can either sew or glue on your buttons, and add embellishments - twine, bows, ribbons, etc - as needed.

This is such a quick and easy craft - 10 minutes tops - that it would be simple to create a whole family of snowmen for your mantle!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Warm Breakfast Waiting For You To Eat In The Morning - And It Tastes Just Like Apple Pie!

I just love apple pie but don't love all the calories! As the temperatures are getting colder and I started looking for oatmeal recipe, I found one that is a keeper!!! 

Through Pinterest, I came upon this Apple Pie Breakfast. You put it in a slow cooker the night before (7 to 8 hours on low) and Voila! It is sitting there the next morning just waiting for you to eat! It comes from the Cooking With Jax Blog . I did make a slight change - I added some brown sugar. And I always eat my oatmeal with some milk in it. That's how I ate it from when I was a little girl. And that is many years ago ;=).

 You just have to try it!


Steel cut oats are one of my favourite breakfast foods. Once cooked, this recipe keeps very well in the fridge for a couple of days. My husband and I usually eat for three mornings in a row when I make this recipe.

Ingredients
- 1 cup of steel cut oats*
- 3 diced apples (I use Gala)
- 1 cup apple juice (I use Oasis)
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions - Slow Cooker


For Best Results: Combine all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 2-4 hours on high or 4-6 hours on low until it reaches the consistency that you like. Be sure to stir every hour or so.


* You can also cook longer without stirring, but you have to add more water liquid and it does come out a bit mushier. Add an extra cup of liquid for 7-8 hours in the slow cooker.

* It must be steel cut oats when cooked in the slow cooker, as regular oats get very soggy when cooked this way. You can find steel cut oats in your local grocery store (sometimes they are called "irish oats" or "pinhead oats"). If you would really rather use rolled oats, be sure to use the stovetop method below and adjust your liquid/cooking time accordingly.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I tried this recipe tonight and it was so good! I did add a little basil to the filling. I saw it on Pinterest and it is on The Girl Who Ate Everything Blog. 

You just have to try it!

Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Yield: 9 lasagna rolls
Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories per serving: 224 calories; 6 WW Points Plus (see Note)

Ingredients

9 lasagna noodles, cooked 


1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained 


1 (15 ounce) container fat free ricotta cheese 


1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
salt and fresh pepper
 

(optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
  

32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce) 

9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
 
Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. 
  • Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. 
  • Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. 
  • Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  • Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. 
  • Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. 
  • Makes 9 rolls.
  • To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.

Notes

Adjust calories and points if you add chicken. adapted from Skinny Taste
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Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Yield: 9 lasagna rolls
Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories per serving: 224 calories; 6 WW Points Plus (see Note)
Ingredients
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) container fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • (optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
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  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
  • 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

This season, try a Cheesy Sausage Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  3. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
  4. To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
Notes
Adjust calories and points if you add chicken. adapted from Skinny Taste

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/04/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html#chpVQQfLhLo1xv73.99
Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Yield: 9 lasagna rolls
Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories per serving: 224 calories; 6 WW Points Plus (see Note)
Ingredients
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) container fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • (optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
    campaignIcon
  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
  • 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

This season, try a Cheesy Sausage Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  3. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
  4. To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
Notes
Adjust calories and points if you add chicken. adapted from Skinny Taste

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/04/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html#chpVQQfLhLo1xv73.99
Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls
Yield: 9 lasagna rolls
Serving Size: 1 roll
Calories per serving: 224 calories; 6 WW Points Plus (see Note)
Ingredients
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) container fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • (optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
    campaignIcon
  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
  • 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

This season, try a Cheesy Sausage Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  3. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
  4. To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
Notes
Adjust calories and points if you add chicken. adapted from Skinny Taste

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/04/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html#chpVQQfLhLo1xv73.99
Ingredients
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) container fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • (optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
    campaignIcon
  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
  • 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

This season, try a Cheesy Sausage Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  3. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
  4. To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
Notes
Adjust calories and points if you add chicken. adapted from Skinny Taste

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/04/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html#chpVQQfLhLo1xv73.99
Ingredients
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) container fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • (optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced
    campaignIcon
  • 32 oz tomato sauce (I used spaghetti sauce)
  • 9 Tablespoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

This season, try a Cheesy Sausage Spread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Make sure you drain the spinach well. Combine spinach, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, chicken, and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Pour about 1 cup sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place a piece of wax paper on the counter and lay out lasagna noodles. Make sure noodles are dry by patting them with a paper towel. Take 1/3 cup of ricotta mixture and spread evenly over a noodle. Roll carefully and place seam side down onto the baking dish. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  3. Ladle sauce over the noodles in the baking dish and top each one with 1 Tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until cheese melts. Makes 9 rolls.
  4. To serve, ladle a little sauce on the plate and top with lasagna roll.
Notes
Adjust calories and points if you add chicken. adapted from Skinny Taste

Read more at http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2011/04/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html#chpVQQfLhLo1xv73.99