Saturday, May 7, 2022

Marshmallow Mug Base hat pattern



I have a video on my youtube channel with this tutorial, as well as adding the hair to make the messy bun. Below is the written out pattern for the crochet base hat for these cute little marshmallow mugs.

Worsted Weight yarn
H hook 5 mm

Row 1) magic circle (loop), chain 2, 8 hdc in circle, join ch 1. (8)
Row 2) 2 hdc in each st, join, chain 1 (16).
Row 3) 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st around, join ch 1. (24)
Row 4) 2 hdc in first st, 1 hdc next 2 st around, join ch 1. (32)
Rows 5-8) hdc in each stitch around, join, ch 1. (32)
Row 9) Hdc in third st around, join, finish off.


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Tasty Tuesday ~ Twinkie Strawberry Dessert



Twinkie Strawberry Dessert

Ingredients
9 Twinkies
1 pkg Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 1/2 cup Milk
8 oz Cool Whip
16 oz Frozen Sliced Strawberries in Sugar (thawed)

Instructions
In a 8x8" pan arrange 9 Twinkies to cover the bottom.
Spoon strawberries and about half of the syrup over the Twinkies.
Beat pudding mix and milk until lightly set.
Spread pudding over strawberries.
Spread whipped topping over pudding.
Place in refrigerator to set for several hours.


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Warm Apple Cinnabun Sundae



Trent helped me out for this Tasty Tuesday. I as a Logan's Roadhouse last week and saw on their dessert menu this yummy dessert and knew I could whip it up for a fun dessert.

Ingredients
1 can jumbo cinnamon rolls
1 can apple pie filling
Caramel ice cream topping, heated
cinnamon to add to the apples
vanilla ice cream


Directions
Bake cinnamon rolls according to package instructions.

Heat apples, adding cinnamon to taste for about 5ish minutes. Chopping the apples to bite size pieces.

Arrange apples around the cinnamon roll, top with a scoop, or two of ice cream, and then drizzle the caramel topping.

Enjoy!!



Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Italian Meatball Soup



Italian Meatball Soup

Ingredients:
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 Small onion, diced
4 Cloves garlic, minced
6 cups Chicken or veggie stock
2 cups Water
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 (14 oz) can Crushed tomatoes
½ lb Small circular pasta, or small elbow noodles
Extra fresh basil, for serving, optional
Parmesan, for serving, optional

Italian Meatballs:
1 lb Ground pork (or ground chicken)
1 Egg, beaten
½ cup Bread crumbs
2 tbsp Fresh basil, finely chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Italian seasoning

Directions:
In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients for the meatballs and form them into 1” balls. These are “mini” meatballs.

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute the meatballs until browned on all sides, about 8 minutes. Set meatballs aside.

Sauté the onion and cook until translucent, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Note: If using chicken, you may need to add more olive oil.

Pour in the stock, water, salt, italian seasoning, crushed tomatoes and meatballs, bring to a boil.

Add pasta and reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the pasta is tender.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tuesday 4 Meme ~ October Thoughts



I am happy to see that Annie from Cottage by the Sea is continuing on with the Tuesday 4 that Toni started.

Questions will be up for you here at 9PM on Sunday nights which will give enough time to answer and post on your own blog on Tuesdays.

Welcome to Tuesday 4 in memory of Toni Taddeo!



This week, let' talk about October. Toni sure enjoyed facts about the months and questions on that topic too.





1. What are your feelings about the month of October? Does it bring anything special to mind for you? Do you have memories to share? I love the cooler temps, as it is ushering in all things Fall. It does have a little bit of sadness to the month, as the end of Oct we put our Lulu kitty down after she became very sick and now the beginning of the month we just put out Lici girl down.

2. Have you ever gone apple picking? Pumpkin picking? Any kind of picking including banjo picking at all? Do you bake pies with those fruits? apple/pumpkin picking - yes.. no the banjo. I usually make apple pies.

3. What is autumn like where you live? How about when you were a child? cooler temps, leaves changing colors.. same as a child

4. Autumn is not the same as Fall. Fall is the time when the leaves are actively falling. What activities of Autumn/Fall do you enjoy? Do you decorate your door or home for the season? I love everything fall... well other than raking leaves. I decor for fall!!


Monday, October 18, 2021

Happy Homemaker Monday


I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.
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For Today... October 18th, 2021


The weather... Its 43° right now, and the high for today is 66°.

How I am feeling this morning... rested, and pretty darn good for a Monday!

On my mind... how much my mouth/tongue hurts! I bit it over the weekend, and darn it all if it doesn't still smart! Its on the side of the tongue, and it makes eating and drinking a little hard, kinda feels like its a bit swollen. I saw stars when I bit it.

On the breakfast plate... oatmeal and water

On my reading pile... Hooked on You by Kathleen Fuller

On my tv... Shows are back, yay!! 911, Resident, New Amsterdam, The Chicago series Med/Fire/PD, Blue Bloods, LA Brea, Walking Dead The Rookie

On the menu this week
Monday ~ ravioli and garlic bread
Tuesday ~ kielbasa and mac n cheese
Wednesday ~ eggs, sausage and toast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ ???
Sunday ~ ???

From the camera... my sweetie and I took a road trip to no where in particular, just got out of the house for the day/night






Looking around the house... everything seems to be in its place...for the moment (we weren't around much this weekend)

New recipe I tried last week, or one that we really enjoyed, or one I want to try... Lemon Lush, I have made this in the past, its sooooo yummy!! You can find the recipe here


Something I want to share... a different twist to yarn pumpkins. Find the DIY directions here.


To relax this week, I will... crochet and cross stitch.

On my prayer list... family, friends and our country

Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote...

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sunday Stealing ~ This side of the Pond

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!

Want to link up, head on over here to see all the questions and link up!




Stolen (and edited) from "This Side of the Pond"






1. What's something you've recently accomplished solo? Drove to Alabama by myself.

2. What's one product you use that never ever fails? my crystal light packages

3. Have you found your place in the world? Where is it? I have...my home, its my happy place with my guys!

4. Worst movie you ever saw? Against the Dark with Steven Seagal

5. What's the last fun thing you did? Had lunch with a friend

6. What's your favorite Italian dish? Lasagna Roll Ups

7. Have you ever been to France? Any desire to visit there, and if so what would site or city would you most want to see? never been, used to want to go to Paris, but now internation travel is out of the picture

8. Have you ever been to Disney, any of the parks at all? Are you a Disney superfan or something less than that? They're open right now so tell us, would you go if you had the time/money/a free trip? Been to Disney World 3 times. Not a super fan. Would I go again.. probably not.

9. Your favorite place to go when you want to be quiet as a church mouse? Would those who know you well describe you as more church mouse or perhaps more like mighty mouse? my favorite place to be right now is in my home... and those who know me would say I was more a church mouse

10. Do you bake your own bread? Last time you had hot out-of-the-oven homemade bread? What's your favorite kind of bread? I have made my own bread in the past. We are having some later today as a mater of fact... making some beer bread to go with our soup.

11. What's something you might say is 'the greatest thing since sliced bread'? time with family

12. Share with us five little things you're grateful for today. Small blessings. One catch-they all must start with the letter T. time with family, a table to gather around, tasty treats to share with family, tea to wash down the treat, tastebuds to enjoy the treats.

13. Tell us where you were and something about what life was like when you were 20- 21. I was a new single mom caring for my baby boy.

14. What's on the menu at your house this week? Italian Meatball soup, spaghetti, pork chops, breakfast food, pizza and leftovers

15.Something you recently purchased where a coupon was involved? Do you regularly shop with coupons? I'm trying to remember if I had mperks (a coupon service through Meijer) that I used when I got groceries this week. I don't use physical coupons much anymore... If I do use them, they are generally on my phone through apps.