Friday, July 5, 2013

Well Hello There

Well, hello anyone still there?  

I havent posted once for the past couple of years. Super bad blogger, bad bad bad.  

Even though I've been gone there people stopping by ~ frequently!

It is interesting to me to see how many people stop by my old blog. Blogger provides a built in stats reader and it is awesome.  I am sure that I am not even using it to its full capacity.

It shows where you are from, who you are, what you look at, and so much more.  

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Sorry I havent been around!!!

If you stop by please leave a howdy in the comment section.


Are you a blogger?  

If so do you have a stats reader and use it?

How long have you had your blog?  

If you stopped blogging why did you stop or take an indefinite break?

Have a great day and hope to hear from you.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Weekly Menu

I never seem to make exactly everything on my menu but it does help to achieve some goals we are reaching for such as:  cleaning out the freezers, spending as little as possible on groceries while still eating healthy, and eating at restaurants only on special occasions thereby save us a little bit of money.
Recipe for the Apple Muffins will be posted later this week.  

 Breakfast:  Oatmeal, toast w/ homemade jam
 Lunch:  Toasted Tuna Sandwiches, Cut up Watermelon

 Breakfast:  Apple Muffins, yogurt w/ fruit
 Lunch:  Tuna on Rye Crisp, salad
 Dinner:  Left over soup and rolls

 Lunch:  PB & J sandwiches, chips
 Dinner:  Café Rio Cx Salad

 Breakfast:  Apple muffins, yogurt w/ fruit
 Lunch:  Left overs from last night
 Dinner:  Chicken Penne Casserole  **this recipe makes one extra for the freezer for another time  ~ score!**

 Breakfast:  Apple muffins, protein smoothie
 Lunch:  PB & J sandwiches
 Dinner:    Refried Bean Enchiladas, veggie from freezer

 Breakfast:  Oatmeal, fruit
 Lunch:   PB & J sandwiches
 Dinner:  Chef’s Salad

 Breakfast:  Cereal, milk, toast & jam
 Lunch:  Pancakes

**  This weekly menu has been posted to Laura's blog "I'm an Organized Junkie"  I'm sure by now most of the blog world is familiar to Laura's Monday Menu planning.  You must stop by and see all of the great different contributions.  ** 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Pattern

Coming Soon To You

Knitting Pattern

Great for the Man in Your Life

Easy ~ Great for Beginners ~ One Skein

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Turkey Recipe No. 3

Are you almost turkeyed out? Is turkeyed an actual work? I'm not sure but you get the drift.

This time of the year has given people the opportunity to feed our families for low to little money by purchasing a turkey. I don't remember what I purchased my turkey for last year but this year it was for 47cents a pound. Not too bad. But for a family of two, which is what Mr. S and I are, we can run the risk of turkey burn out.

So far I have shared with you two recipes: Turkey Tortilla Soup and the standard Turkey Noodle Soup. Did you get a chance to try either recipe? Well, if neither where something that you wanted to try here is something a little different today ~ I will be sharing how to make Turkey Enchiladas.

Turkey Enchiladas

Serves 2-3; however just double if you need to serve more


1.5 cups shredded turkey; this is great place to use the white meat but if you mix or only have dark meat that is okay too

½ small yellow onion

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

1 small can green chilis

1 small can green enchilada sauce; only use the green doesn't taste good with the red enchilada sauce

½ tablespoon cumin

6 tortillas


Preheat oven to 350degrees

Warm up ½ tablespoon of oil in a frying pan add the onions and sauté. Just before they start to turn transparent add the shredded turkey and cumin. Mix together and sauté for about 2 minutes more.

Add ½ of the can of green chilis and ½ of the can of the green enchilada sauce. Mix together. Simmer on low for about 1-2 minutes stirring frequently.

Add a small handful of cheese mixing until melted. Remove from heat.

Place about 1/8 cup of mixture down the middle of the tortilla on top of that place about a big pinch of the cheese. Repeat this for each six tortillas.

Place in an 8x8 cake pan or whichever pan you wish to use.

Drizzle the rest of the sauce on top of the enchiladas and spread over all. Do the same with the rest of the green chilis. Top off with the rest of the cheese.

Cook at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

Top with sour cream if you would like. Could you believe we were so hungry that I didnt take a picture of the finish product. But let me tell you Mr. S loved them, a whole bunch!

This goes great with Mexican rice, Mexican corn and/or a green salad.

If you try I really hope you like it and let me knowJ

Saturday, December 11, 2010

I Heart Craigslist

Score! Don't you just love it when you find a awesome deal? Have you scored anything lately?

Well , I found these beautiful chairs on Craigslist. They are in such beautiful condition. No wears or tears, no smell, and just a couple of hairs that were easily vaccumed off.

I am hoping to cover them. I saw on flickr were someone covered their chairs then covered the seat cushion in a patchwork. It was so cute and cozy. I am not sure as of yet what I will do with these chairs but I will keep you posted.

Oh by the way the other great thing I love about these chairs they were $30.00 a piece~ Score!

Friday, December 10, 2010

No Ravelry Isnt Strange

Strange: unusual, extraordinary, estrange, alienated, different, or odd.

Ravelry: a website site for people who love to knit, crochet, spin yarn.

How the two wound up in an article in the Huffington Post is beyond my understanding. But that is exactly what has happened in this article by Catherine Smith posted back on November 10, 2010 The 19 Strangest Social Networks on the Web.

I am an understanding person and I am trying to understand how Ms. Smith was able to combine the two above definitions. Maybe she isn't into crafting especially of the yarn sort. And maybe Ms. Smith isn't into crafting at all. Maybe Ms. Smith hasn't visited the website nor has she interviewed the creators or attendees of the site to really know if this is a strange site. I am not sure what her qualifications where to categorize Ravelry as strange.

But let's try to be a little more giving and say okay, she thinks it's strange, fine, but to lump into a category along with other websites such as: Line for Heaven, Vampire Freaks, My Free Implants, or Lost Zombie, or even Café Mom makes it hard to understand and not dismiss this article as pure fluff nonsense.

Ms. Smith gets paid for this non-sense? Wow, I am sure there are thousands of people out there that would love to get paid for non-sense.

What is Ravelry? It is a great website. Developed by a very nice couple who had a love for yarn kind of stuff, it has expanded to over 1,000,000 users. It is a great place for people to develop their skill or to learn a skill in the yarn field. It is a place to find all sorts of wonderful and interesting patterns. It also has been a place where people have developed friendships.

What is so weird about that?

Me thinks that Ms. Smith and her boss need to get a little reprimand and counsel about research before printing an article.

Go and check out Ravelry ~ it's great fun!

If you stop by my username is Hugsandkisses, stop by and say hi!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Goodbye Quilt

I sold my first quilt at my shop ~ hugs and kisses.

It was an amazing feeling, an amazing combination of feelings. I was so excited as it made me feel like a big girl quilter girl. It was exciting that this little girl was going to get an amazing quilt for her to love and cuddle. Being Mom approved is a big bonus too. But it also made me sad.

That surprised me. Sad? I really liked this quilt. I almost didn't put it up for sale. I liked it that much. I don't know if it was the fabric, Moda Urban Chik Dream On, or the perfect backing match of a super duper soft flannel in a green plaid, but whatever the case it turned out perfect and that doesn't happen often.

Or sure some turn out nice or ho-hum but this was perfectJ It's at its new home being loved by it's new owner a sweet little girl. Do you ever get attached to something you have created?

Soon there will be having a new quilt listed at my store. It isn't as big as the last one but just as nice.

Here is a peek of the fabric used ~~~~ Moda's Make Life Simple

I also did a little something different on the back, at least for me. I like to think of it being two quilts in one.

Remember when I mentioned about all of my WIP's? Well I am starting to work on one. I call it the retro cowboys. This was started a few years ago. I can't believe I am admitting this but I can't even remember what or find the pattern being used. Just as bad I don't even remember the name of the material. It was bought at my LQS but there is no way I would ask them ~ too embarrassing! Once it is finished it will go to my sister. I think her boys will really enjoy.

For all of the yarn lovers out there here is what I am working on for my sister.

This yarn is incredibly soft and a great pleasure to work with. It was found at my local AC Moores on sale. I found the pattern while cruising around Ravelry. I just love that website. If you have never been over there you should really sign up. It has really helped my knitting/crocheting skills grow. I warn you it can be addicting.

Can't say goodbye yet without mentioning my store ~ hugs and kisses. Here is a great one of a kind minkee blanket ~ ready to ship! Perfect size for everything from stroller time to cuddle time. Mention "BlogOffer" and receive a 20% off at check out.

For full disclosure: Offer expires December 20, 2010 midnight EST

Have a great day!