Friday, November 28, 2008

Pumpkin Roll and ebay

I also made a Pumpkin Roll this Thanksgiving, but it was for Dan. Dan had to work at the fire station, so I took him some of it and saved the rest at home. It turned out really good and he liked it a lot, which is sometimes hard because he doesn't like sweet stuff much.

Only two days and ten hours left on some of my auctions for my stamps. I set all my auctions to start at $0.99 and some haven't been bid on yet! I'm a little worried, but it might be good for you to get great deals on the stamps! Check my Items for Sale here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you have a great day.

I made a pumpkin cheesecake yesterday, from scratch, using my own pumpkin puree of course. :-)

Hopefully it turns out good. I have never made a cheesecake before, so this is also (easily) another first. I found a recipe online using Ginger snaps in the crust and a little ground ginger in the cheesecake. I didn't have either, so when I was at one grocery store, oddly enough they also were out of both. Don't know if this recipe is popular or maybe they just don't keep much of them in stock. So I went to another grocery store, they only had ground ginger. So I got that there. I decided I really wanted the ginger snaps in the crust, so I tried one more grocery store. Luckily, this one had a bunch! So I really hope the ginger snaps in the crust make it worth all that.

Monday, November 24, 2008

occupation change

I am no longer a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I was officially done November 1st. It was by choice. It just wasn't right for me. It was a lot of fun. I learned a lot from it. I had fun being creative, both with the craft side and business side. The biggest part I didn't like was trying to sell the products. That just wasn't for me. So I just wanted to make it official to my blog, that I am a house wife and babysitter now, no longer a "SU demo".

sewing, puree, kitty napping

I can finally post this picture. I sewed these for a friend and just gave them to her at her baby shower this weekend. I forgot to take a picture of the matching soft cube and little baby security blanket that I also made. They were pretty cute too. It was fun to make it all, pretty easy too. The items shown in the picture are: 4 wipes, 2 bibs, 1 changing pad, 1 onesie, 1 pacifier holder, and 2 burp cloths.

Friday I pureed two pumpkins for the first time! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be too. The two pumpkins made 19 cups of puree. I froze a bunch and kept some in the fridge to make a pie or bread with soon. I have already made some pumpkin muffins and they turned out great!

Kitty has found a new place to nap. He is on the changing table of Wyatt's pack 'n play. It's been pretty cold outside lately, so he has been staying inside more now.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stamps for Sale!

Thank you to those that purchased some of my stamps! That helped a bunch.

I am now listing the following stamps on ebay. If interested in bidding on them, see my Items for Sale here.

All-Year Cheer II
Birthday Whimsy
Monogram E
Much Appreciated
Party Punch
Remembering You
Tags So Much

See pictures of these actual stamp sets and information about condition in my Flickr Photos.

Friday, November 14, 2008

More family pictures

Last weekend I took pictures of another friend's family. They turned out good. I went to the same park as the previous family. This time there were lots more leaves on the ground.

On Wednesday I finally made it to Trader Joes! However, I wasn't very impressed. It's a nice store, but it is pretty small. I like Whole Foods better. However, I did find Trader Joes brand Cereal Bites with Chocolate! They are soo good! I eat them as a treat and I'm completed addicted to them.

Here is a book I've been reading from the library. It's pretty interesting. I searched for this kind of book because I was curious what other books meant by saying use non-toxic cleaning products. Since I'm babysitting a lot, I want to use safe products around them and learn more about what is safe. From reading this and other books, I think companies have brainwashed us into believing we need harsh chemicals to clean so they will make money off of us.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Quick post

Just a quick post to say what I've been up to lately... Saturday I started babysitting 6 kids for the week (well 8 days, till Monday). They are good kids though, but they sure keep me busy. Their ages are almost 3 year old girl, 6 yo boy, 9 yo girl, 12, 14, 16 yo boys. So I've been staying at their house this week.