Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cranberry Gold

I was having Thanksgiving withdrawals so I decided to make a Thanksgiving dinner for me and Derrik last night. This was my first attempt at this oh so special holiday feast and I have to say it was pretty good. My mom has made these cranberries for years and it is probably the single best thing on my plate. I made this dinner last night solely so I could have an excuse to make and eat these cranberries. I don't know what they are called but lets just call them Cranberry Gold.
So for dinner we had cranberries, turkey, yam and brown sugar goodness, stuffing and cheddar biscuits (I will share the recipe shortly)
For now I am going to share the cranberry recipe. You might want to get a pen and paper to write this down it is pretty intense... cranberries, orange and sugar.

In a blender mix:
1 bag cranberries
1 entire orange, peel and everything (cut in fourths)
1 cup sugar

Puree till it is the consistency of applesauce.
Use spoon to devour.

Mahzy wanted to eat with us!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Give Thanks

 I am grateful for....

1. The love of my life, my best friend, father of our brown child, my husband Derrik

2. The Church and the comfort it gives me daily.

3. My family and the love and support they are constantly showing me

4. My in-laws, how did I ever get so lucky

5. Our brown child, our dog Mr Mahzy

6. The comfort of not only having a warm place to live but that we own our own house

7. Living in a free county. God bless the USA

8. The job that puts food on our table, gas in my car, and shoes on my feet.

9. Awesome friends that constantly show us how much they care.

10. My reliable car that I just paid off, woo hoo!

11. Having a comfortable life and the fact that I don't have to worry where my next meal is coming from.

12. Living in the beautiful state of Utah.

13.Girls night out. I truly cherish the shopping, movies and lunch dates with my sisters and beautiful mom

14. The ability to read. “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads lives only  one.”

15. My health.

16. Temples, the calm, beautiful feeling it gives me every time I step into one.

17. Living so close to family and friends

18. Life, I'm so excited to see where it takes me and Derrik.

19. My mom teaching me how to sew, clean, and cook. It has saved me lots of money and brought me so much joy

20. My Savior for making the ultimate sacrifice, his life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Reviving an Old Pillow

Sometimes when I feel like I have had a hard few days and I deserve something I find myself at Joannes fabrics. I don't know what it is about that place that makes me feel better. I usually pick up the usual hot glue sticks or any other craft supply that I use on a regular basis but I love to wander through the fabric dreaming of things I could make if I had to skill and/or time.
As I wandered through the fabric weeding through the shiny black leathers and the BYU patterned fleece this native american jersey knit caught my eye. For the life of me I could think of something to make out of it. It was too stretchy for a blanket or a top and the girl behind the cut table looked at me like I was crazy for asking her what I should make out of it.. So I didn't get it. Of course the second I got home I realized this pattern was just what I was looking for in a maxi skirt. So the next chance I got I ran back to Joannes and bought it.
After I made the skirt (I will post it soon) I had just enough fabric to cover an old pillow Since I was wanting the pillow now and I didn't have much time to sew I used the no sew method I found on this blog.
I love this look for fall! Not only is it such a cute print but it is probably the coziest fabric ever!
PS I got the yellow and blank wool fabric at Joanns too, for a festive throw.