Saturday, November 10, 2012

Baby boy quilt

Here is my most recent baby quilt I've made, it's for a new addition into the family! The little guy receiving it is a first grandchild to one of my cousins, dare i say I may be a little jealous he gets to be a grandparent?!?! :-) one day we will be blessed with grandchildren

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chocolate Truffle soap

Made this chocolate truffle soap for an upcoming soap swap, it has turned out divinely! Wow!!! The chocolate smell is so rich, the white swirls look so creamy! Looking forward to seeing how well it's loved!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Do NOT judge

Do not judge others. And you will not be judged. Do not condemn others, or it will all come back against you. Forgive others, and you will be forgiven ~ Matthew 6:37

"you don't know what storm my children have to walk through!"

This rings true to my heart, I myself struggle with judging and condemning, not that I want to. I know each person is guilty in some way, some don't care, while others do. My prayer is each of us look within ourselves before casting judgement on another.

Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world ~ John 16:33

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quinoa burgers

Making Quinoa burgers.
Got the recipe off of trader joes website.
Didn't have zucchini on hand so added carrots and celery instead. Smells yummy

Monday, June 4, 2012

Salmon Chowder

Salmon Chowder

Recipe from
Total time: 1 hr Prep time: 20 min
Ingredients Serves 5 servings 

2 tbsps butter 1 finely chopped onion 1 leek (finely chopped) 1 fennel bulb (finely chopped) 1

4 cup flour 7 cups chicken stock (vegetable) 2 potatoes (cut into 1

2 in cubes) 1 lb salmon fillet (skinned and cut into cubes) 3

4 cup milk 3

4 cup cream 1 oz fresh dill (chopped) sea salt pepper (cracked)

1 Melt the butter in a soup pot. Add the fennel, onion and leek and cook until softened, about 6 minutes.

2 Stir in the flour. Reduce the heat and cook for about 3 minutes.

3 Add the stock and potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

4 Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover simmering gently for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender

5 Add cubed salmon fillet and simmer gently for 3-5 minutes until salmon is just cooked.

6 Stir the milk, cream and chopped dill into the contents in the pan.

7 Cook until just warmed through, stirring occasionally, but do not allow to boil.

8 Adjust seasoning to taste and ladle into warmed soup bowls to serve.

9 Cook's Note: I usually purchase one of those plastic clamshell containers of dill in the grocery store and use the entire thing.

10 Also, this soup is fantastic the next day too if you don't eat it all the day you prepare -- though I can't imagine too many leftovers!

Let your friends on Facebook know Amount Per Serving

Calories 552 Calories from Fat 247

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 27 g 42%

Saturated Fat 10 g 52%

Trans Fat 0%

Cholesterol 99 mg 33%

Sodium 1 g 59%

Total Carbohydrate 42 g 14%

Dietary Fiber 4 g 16%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 34 g

Vitamin A 18%

Vitamin C 31 mg 52%

Calcium 157 mg 16%

Iron 2 mg 14%

Potassium 1 g 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This quilt is making me want to pull my hair out!!!

Making a quilt for my husband. We went shopping in at fabric depot, more selfishly on my end, we walked out with fabric he fell in love with.

I have to tear out seams on each panel that I've done so far. Been working on this off and on for a month now and have only gotten 6 of the 12 panel blocks done. This quilt is truely a labor of love :-)