Friday, July 16, 2010

Creative Juices

Creative juices are flowing down on the farm. The sewing machines have been buzzing with the chickadees homemade creativity. Today is all about making costumes for Chick-Fa -La's Cow Appreciation Day tomorrow.

It caught us all by surprise, it's usually closer to the end of July. Kids of all ages get involved in it here. Even the High School kids get together and make costumes. Then they head out for some tasty chicken nuggets or a wonderful chicken sandwich.

School Girl needed white shirts so she sewed them up out of a sheet. Yep, I needed the sheets for another project, but don't tell her.

The chickadees have also started their couch quilts for fall and winter. We (I) made the fleece blankets about 7 years ago and they are looking a bit bedraggled. So we (I ) decided it was time to freshen it up a bit. So here's what we (they) have done so far:

-Bought a $3 white sheet from Walmart.

-Bought Sharpie style fabric paint markers with 50% off Coupon.

-Cut out 9 x 9 squares with templates (me).

-Cut pieces of cardboard to protect table.

-Split up squares between 3 chickadees.

-They came up with all the wonderful designs for their quilts.

I'll need to buy another sheet tonight. I didn't think everyone would want to make one. Then we'll finish off our designs earlier next week and start quilting! Yikes.

The middle chickadees will be in charge of theirs, with some help from me. The plan is to show them how sew while I'm doing the youngest chickadee's.

So that's what we've been up to this week. That and a lot of freezer cooking for Superman's lunches and banana bread.

Oh here's a quick extra. Urban Girl and her friend were getting ready for PJ Palozza at church by making impromptu costumes for their Lion King dance. They had a ball!

Love it when older girlies bring out and over their machines! This is a Ladies Only Event and lots of fun!


ps. This was last week... maybe i'll get this week's up next!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Swag Bucks

A lot of you have asked me about swagging. Swag Bucks rewards you for using a combined engine. Just search the Web like you normally do, earn "Swag Bucks" along the way, and then you can redeem them for merchandise, gift cards, and other goodies.

So basically when you open a search page it will tell you if you have won any bucks. That's it. It keeps track of all of you earnings. You can also take surveys and win them through just having the toolbar. I set it as my homepage.

So if you interested in giving it a try click on my Swag Buck side bar. Then you and I will get even more Swag Bucks!

Have fun and earn some great gifts!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Whole Wheat Bread Making 101

Focacia (sp?)

Have you ever wanted to make your own fresh bread? My Girlies just adore it and it makes the most wonderful sandwiches. Well on Thursday night, July 22nd we will be discussing the types of grains, grinders, mixers, and bread machines. Then will dive into making our own loaves of sandwich bread by hand.

Come join me. Space is limited to 10 ladies. Cost of the class is $10. Your payment... will reserve your spot! I will send out welcome emails to all those participating once I receive your confirmation. Hope to see you there!

Banana Chocolate Chip


PS. Couldn't find a picture of our sandwich bread. There here somewhere.