Friday, July 29, 2011

Totally cute.

It seems like the first thing I want to do when I wake up lately (aside from walking my 2 miles and drinking my coffee) is to sew. This morning I pulled out some of this super duper cute owl fabric that I just HAD to buy from Hobby Lobby. It only took me about an hour and a half from start to finish and it's the cutest skirt ever. I used Charlee as a guide, mind you she's pretty small for a 22 month old so it's pretty long on her.
It's about 11 inches long and the waist stretches to 22 inches. So an average 18-24 month old should be perfect for this!!
Have you seen anything cuter?! I doubt it.

I still have some of the fabric left, I'm thinking maybe a couple of little zippered pouches may be in order.

If anyone is interested in this get at me.
I'm also working on designing and ordering some fabric with some of JR's art on it. Fun right?! I will be the first one to tell you that I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to computers/computer programs, I'm guessing with the hubbs and I working together though we should be able to get it figured out and ordered hahah. I mean if anyone wants to help with that, we are totally willing to accept it.

Before I forget, I feel like I need to point out that I'm not a anything really. Except for being a wife. I'm pretty sure JR will agree with me there, if not he's sleeping in the living room with Josh tonight. Anyway, I just do things how they work for me. If that doesn't work for you, find something that does :) 


Thursday, July 28, 2011

The apple of my eye.

So tonight, we have a guest coming over. Rylee will be making her delicious spaghetti tacos (yes, she looooooves iCarly) and I decided I had better at least make dessert. I'm a huge fan of baking. For real, I would rather make something from scratch then buy it premade. Ick.  So while daddy is working away at the shop I was here slaving over the stove. Ok, not really. This recipe is soooo quick and easy and delicious. It's a recipe that my Mamaw gave to my Mom, my Mom gave it to me and bam, here it is.

                                               Apple Pan Dowdy
4 or 5 large apples (I use whatever I have on hand but granny smith are great for this)
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of water
1 tsp cinnamon (I sometimes go overboard with the cinnamon)


1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup margarine

You will need to preheat your oven to 350. And you need a large cake pan.....
Peel, and slice your apples into the bottom of your pan. You can also dice them, it's up to you. I'm a slicer not a dicer.

Pour your cup of sugar over your apples. Do the same with your water.
Sprinkle your cinnamon on top of your apple, sugar water combo. You should have something that resembles this. If so, we are still on the same page.

Ok, next you mix your brown sugar, flour and butter in a bowl. Now, you can melt the butter if you want more of a dough on top, or you can leave it if you want a crumbly top. I don't melt mine but I won't judge you if you do, I promise.

This is what it should look like (if you didn't melt your butter that is)

After your topping is mixed pour it over top of your apples. If you melted your butter you will have to spread it around. If not then you will just kind of sprinkle it all over. Remember I said I go overboard with cinnamon? Well sometimes if I'm feeling saucy I sprinkle a little more cinnamon over the top of this....crazy I know.

Bake this sucker for about 40 minutes. Your apples will be nice and squishy and I promise people will ask you to make this all the time hahah.

Yum yum!!!!! Guys I'm sure you won't be making this anytime soon, but I'm sure the little ladies in your life will give it a try. 
                                      Enjoy : )

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

This is semi-scary.

So, this is my first blog ever. I have to admit, I'm kind of scared. It seems like there are lots of different things I can do, but I'm not quite sure how to do any of them!! Maybe this will turn out ok, or maybe it will be a complete disaster, either way I'm giving it a go! Living in the shadow of a man who is completely immersed in the tattoo community is kind of hard at times. (See JR, you thought I was going to say bad things about you) I just want people to see that I am my own person. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband and my girls more than anything in this whole wide world but there is more to me than just Mommy and Wife.

In addition to keeping everyone updated on the fam, I'm hoping to also share with you some of the fun things I like to create. I use way to many commas and exclamation points!!!!!! but this should be fun, for all of us :)