Monday, June 28, 2010

FAB Chinese Cole Slaw Recipe

I had to share with you the Best Chinese Cabbage Salad (cole slaw)
You will be the hit of your house or your next get together with friends, I promise!!!!
OK, here is what you need:
1pkg of cabbage slaw, 6 green onions (chopped), 1 pkg of slivered almonds (toasted for 5 minutes @ 350 in the oven), 1/2 pkg of Sun Flower Seeds (with the shell removed), 1 pkg of beef Raman noodles, sugar, apple cider vinegar and cooking oil (any you use is fine)
Mix in a bowl:
Pkg of cabbage slaw, green onions, slivered almonds, sun flower seeds. Then put in the frig, till you are just about ready to serve dinner.. Then start the dressing..
 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar, 1/2 cup of oil and the seasoning mix from the Ramon noodles.. Mix it all together very well.. Now pour over the first mix of things you put in the frig.. Just before you stir this all up, crumble up the Ramon Noodles, raw, and throw them in as well.. mix and coat it all well.. and serve!  They will think you are WONDERFUL!  it only takes a few minutes to make and it should look like the photo above when you are done!  Let me know if you try it and how you like it!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jennifer Paganelli Skirt & Happenings

Well I have to say that I am super happy with this Skirt!!!! I just fell in love with this fabric by Jennifer Paganelli.  My daughter saw this fabric on her blog, and had to have a skirt. 
Here is Carly posing with her new skirt!
I LOVE this fabric and this print and I should be in a support group for her fabric.. If anyone else is as crazy over her fabric as I am, and you know of a support group, please send me the information!  
You can check out all her fabric on her blog.  
 Macy, my youngest was asked to dance in a fund raiser for Down Syndrome called Dancing with our Stars!
 It is a wonderful fundraiser.  She has a dear friend Matthew who's mom started this fundraiser and she teaches ballroom dancing to the young adults with Downs Syndrome.. Macy was Matthew's Partner and he is also Mary's son, who heads this up!
Here they are dancing.. We love Matthew!
Carly and I watching the dance!
I also got a few things done to take to my booth!  This was not finished, just laying it out at this point, but you get the point!
We finally finished up another sport, softball and are almost done with Baseball too!
I hung out all week with my BFF, Kim, who was in town visiting from South Carolina.. We went to Coney Island with the kids.  We had a blast!
It is amazing how much you can laugh with Silly Mirrors!  We had so much fun with these things!
I managed to find some great deals at the flea market to put in my both!  Loved this doll house.. I keep finding these!
Great drawers
Fab glass cabinet.. Should I keep it as is, or paint it?  It is going to my booth in Milford on Wednesday.
Loved these!  Can't decide if I am keeping them or taking them to my booth.. Hmmmmm WOW I really need to sweep my garage out, lol..
A few small trinkets I found as well.. I  loved this book, jewelery and these clock faces are Great too!  
Hope you all are having a great start to your week!  Let me know what you think about the cabinet.. I am torn on painting it or leaving it alone.. Ideas are ALWAYS welcome here! Have a great Monday!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Help with Baseball Pant Stains!

OK Ladies.. I need some help here, and fast!  My son's baseball pants are a MESS!  With all the rain we have had, and how HOT it has been here in Cincinnati, you can only imagine how dirty his uniform has become.  We have tried everything, bleach, shout, zout, peroxide and nothing is working.  So if any of you moms out here you are Stain Masters, can share a recipe for getting this boys pants white again, I will SOOOOOOO Appreciate it!

I'm thinking next year....we will be ordering two pairs of baseball pants! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I'm around... I am just hanging with my BFF, Kim,  who is in visiting family from South Carolina.  
I am also finishing up projects, starting a few new ones and trying to get Softball wrapped up for the season!  I don't think it is ever going to end at this point.  We were slammed with more storms last night, more coming today too!  I will be back this weekend with some updates. Enjoy your week!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vintage Off Spray.. A typical Day

Last night my husband was cleaning out his tackle box for our son and his friend who are fishing, as I type this.. Inside he pulled out this can of Off Spray and told my son he may need it! Now I don't think I have seen a can like this in about 15 years or so!  I mean I would be afraid to even spray it at this point.  We gave him so much grief over this can and all he said is that "he misses the days when the husband and father would get some respect" LOL  Poor guy!
So much not new here.. Just working on some projects and hoping to get them done tomorrow so I have some before and after shots to show you.. It is raining out side today, so that is slowing me down a bit.. Why is it the second you decide to do projects, gather all the stuff you need, and get your self all excited to do the weather has to change all that?  I hate that!
I have been working my yard as well.. Found this beautiful cushions.. OK so they are a little small, but they look pretty!  And WOW what a mess my porch is.. Guess I need to scrub that down too.
The fabric is so pretty!
I did manage to get a few bird houses up as well.
And the Flip Video Camera, eater? Well he is loving life and taking yet another nap.. I believe this is what we call his "pre-nap" before the real nap starts at 1:00.  All is forgiven and yet again he is smothered with kisses and hugs.. even if he does not want them!
Hope you all are enjoying your summer days!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Flip Video Camera + Chocolate = A Bad Dog

Isn't he sweet?  Well this sweet little creature did this to my son's flip video camera...
Do you happen to see that smear of food on the bottom right.. well that was a piece of Chocolate candy with peanut butter..
Who me?????
Yes you!  OK, so he is not totally to blame.. This guy is to blame as well..
And he is NOT so happy..
He learned that you can not leave your flip video camera in your back pack, with chocolate and your bedroom door open!  It will cost you HALF the cost of a new video camera!
This guy?  He is a little ashamed.. but not really.  He has a problem with food.. He thinks it is ALL his, no matter how he gets to it!  Bad Dog!  We still love him :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Catching back up & a Give Away (Finally)

I thought I would start with a few of my back yard guests.. Isn't this too cute? 
Where have I been?  Well I am so sorry for not keeping my give aways going like I had hoped! We got way to busy at the end of school with make up sport games, and all the stuff they cram into the last two weeks of school.. I am just now getting caught back up. We have had sick kids, tournaments and one Messy House that I have been cleaning for two days! I hate being un-organized!!!!
I did manage to get a few things down to my shop and rearrange it a little.. I am hoping to get back down on Thursday to bring in more things too!
I also wanted to share a few other people in the store with you too!
This is the shop next door, still the Mercantile, and packed with lots of pretties! 
I have been doing a little work in my kitchen too!  Nothing special.. but moving things around.. It is still not where I want it, but it is getting there :)
And here is where I am stumped.. I LOVE this window I did. I have another one too, that is not done.. This wall is so large and I am not sure what else to do.. Any suggestions?  I feel like I am stuck right here.. I hate that!
 And Finally I got my husband to hang up my picture shelves.. No they are not done by any means.. I just thew these up there.. I am working on pictures now.
And now for the give away.. 
My Friend Laura, of Little Treasures here in Madeira has agreed to donate a bracelet and two pairs of earrings.  Her shop is BEAUTIFUL!!!!
So all you need to do is just leave a comment and I will do the drawing on Sunday Night..I will post the winner on Monday.  Stop her website and see all her pretties.. She does beautiful work and her prices are the best in town! 
Have a great Day!