Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Hello, and good morning. Thank you for following my blog. I hope and pray it gives you inspiration. Today, I am starting to list some of my favorite recipes for home cooking. My first love is BREAD!!!! I could live on bread and butter alone. My mother and Granny made home made loaves of bread and so I wanted to try my hand at it. With the help of my ex-step-sister-in-law Kimberly(we laugh and seriously do call each other that every time we see each other) and her Mawmaw Lott. Remember the days of no fuss, no gadgets needed cooking??? Don't stress over using yeast, killing yeast, or no rising yeast. I promise you that if I can do this it has to be super easy peasy!!Well here goes a recipe with the most easy peasy best tasting yeast rolls recipe ever created. These rolls will melt in your mouth!!! I will add and post pictures when I am able since I am post-op right now.

5 cups Self-Rising Flour
1 cup Sugar
2- 1/4 ounce packages of yeast
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
2 cups warm water( doesn't feel hot or cold when you pour some on your wrist)

Put the flour, sugar, and yeast together in a big bowl and mix real good with a whisk.
Add the oil, eggs, and warm water to the bowl and mix together. I usually end up using my hand since this will be a wet batter.
There is 2 ways I do the 1st rise depending on if I need the rolls for supper or the next days meal.
OPTION 1 QUICK RISE- Cover the bowl with clear wrap like saran wrap, set the bowl in the sink that's got enough warm water that goes half way up the bowl for about 30-45 minutes.
Cover the bowl with a hand towel on top of the saran wrap that you have dipped in the warm water and wrung all the extra water out.
OPTION 2- Cover the bowl with saran wrap and set in a cold oven overnight.
However you choose to do the 1st rise will work out the same.
Now that the dough has risen you also have 2 options for making the rolls.
OPTION 1- On a floured surface roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter, or a cup. Remember these will be a bit bigger after you cook them.
OPTION 2- Dip your hands in flour, grab a blob of dough, roll it into a ball with your hands. Remember, these will be a bit bigger after you cook them.
My daughter loves the handmade non smooth uneven look of option 2.
 Pour some oil in the pan your going to use to cook your rolls in.
Dip your roll in the oil as you slide it into place in the pan and flip it over. So both sides will be coated in oil.
Leave a little bit of space between the rolls so they'll have room to rise.
Let the pans of dough sit a bit and they'll rise a little bit more.
When you are ready to cook your rolls, put them in a cold oven, turn oven on to 350 degrees
for about 20 minutes.


Hello everybody. Thank you for stopping by. (As you may know) My favorite craft is stitching plastic canvas with yarn. If you are wanting to try your hand at it also, or just want to try out some different patterns, look here.NEEDLEPOINT PATTERNS SERIES 1 . I hope you enjoy trying these beautiful patterns on your next project. Please post pictures and comments so I can enjoy your creations!! Goodbye

Saturday, October 19, 2013


Hello, and thanks for stopping by. I have been making and enjoying crafts for a long time. My house became so over run with items I had stitched with yarn and plastic canvas that I had to figure out something to do with all of it. First I started putting Jesus book marks and pocket crosses in Christmas cards for members of my church and in the goodie bags I made for all the children in our children's department. It wasn't long before I discovered Etsy, which is an on line website to buy and sell, homemade, handmade crafts and supplies, and vintage items. You can visit my Etsy shop by clicking on the link:My Etsy shop. Her are some of the items I make, sell, and sometimes design.     
 Jesus bookmark. any color $1.00
   Hello Kitty tissue box cover $7.00
   Memo tablet $2.50 any color, ant letter, most any design, Monogrammed hanging medallion $1.00
  Pocket Cross $1.00
  Breast cancer Awareness tissue box cover $7.00
  Animal prints coasters $7.00

 Cow & calf basket set $7.00

Friday, September 20, 2013


Hello and welcome to my blog. My wonderful husband, I meant to say Santa Claus, got me a Nook for Christmas and I love it!!! At first I only had crossword puzzles loaded and spent long hours into the night doing the puzzles. Now there are books, Pinterest, Craftgawker, and all kinds of stuff loaded on there. It's a nifty handy lil thing to carry to the many doctor appointments we as mothers go to with all the kiddos, critters, ourselves and the husband.  But it makes me leery to carry it all bare with no protection from scratches and shattering the screen. I know I know there are plenty of store bought covers out there on the market but I truly love, love, love, to make stuff handmade and homemade.  I have a neoprene bag that came with my laptop that works even though it is twice as big. So, I surfed the net, hit my favorite craft sites and stumbled on crochet an ipad sleeve in self striping yarn at Although the pattern was for an ipad sleeve, I adjusted it to fit my Nook. So here goes!!!
Supply list
crochet hook
Yarn needle                                                                                                                   
1. Make a slip knot. I am using 2 strands of yarn
but you can use 1 strand if you prefer. 

 2. Make a chain of single crochets as wide as your Nook.

3. Now, if you look at your chain 1 side has a "v" stitch. Turn it over and you will see a hump in the middle. Skip the 1st hump, and single crochet in all the humps till you get to the end.
4. Now this might sound scary, but I promise it is super simple, easy peasy. Don't turn your work, you will keep going around it. Your 1st single crochet will be in the back loop of your 1st single crochet in your beginning chain. See it!!!! My pink needle is pointing to it.
 This is a picture of my supplies. It should be at the top but
I guess its too much to ask for my 1st craft blog to be perfect.
 5. Keep going around and around doing single crochet in the back "v" loop. Stitching like this will make it to start rounding up like a big hug for your lil Nook.
6. Once you get it rounding up, (starting on a "side" not the front or back middle of sleeve),  you can start doing single stitches in both loops. The stitch pattern will still look the same, you just don't need it to keep rounding.  

7. Every so often I would put my Nook in the sleeve and get so excited how it looks!!!

8. Next,  its time to make a loop when your sleeve is as tall as you want it. This is super simple, easy peasy also. Count your stitches across the front, and do single crochets to middle, then make a loop by crocheting 15 single crochets. Skip a stitch and start single crochets around the sleeve. Do another round of single crochet in all the stitches in the loop also.

 9. All done!! Well, with that part. You can use a button or a crocheted flower to loop your loop around. I crocheted a chain of 4 single crochets, Join to the 1st stich with a slip stitch. Continue to stitch single crochets in the next stitches around and around until your flower is big enough to hold your sleeve closed.

10. Insert Nook, and now you are done!!

Was that super simple and easy peasy as I promised???
I hope you enjoy your NIFTY NOOK CROCHET SLEEVE

Please e-mail or comment any suggestions.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Here is a few pics of my critters. They are so awesome and wonderful but sometimes I wanna just hang em up by their nails.. Just kidding for those of who don't know that I kid around and like to be silly. Maggie is the oldest. We adopted her from NAFA. Northeast Arkansas for Animals. She is about 10 years old boxer. Then we got Lucy. She is about 6 years old and a boxer. Then along came my sweet lil queen Chloe. We adopted her from NAFA also. She is about 4 years old and a wired hair terrier and poodle mix. My husband got me Molly the maltesefor Christmas 3 years ago and she is a princess. We have 2 cats outside, Nancy, 16 years old and Tinsel, 4 years old. There is never a dull moment around here with all the kids and critters. They are so fun to watch, especially in the snow. Arkansas doesn't get snow every year but 1 year we got several feet in March. I remember this because we had a big family birthday party for our oldest daughter turning 16 and our youngest son turning 11. That was a big shocker. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Hello, and welcome to my new blog. This is an exciting day for me and I hope it will be an exciting, fun, inspirational, and a creative outlet for all who stop by. I am a wife, mother and a foster parent whose house is full of love and blessings and a whole lot of shenanigans!!!! We are good ole country folks and God loving family. I look forward to sharing the life and times of me and mine. Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to any comments, emails and follower inputs.