Monday, September 17, 2012

Lemon Herb Zucchini Penne Alfredo

So I saw this recipe over at cityfarmhouse.blogspot  for 

Lemon Herb Zucchini Penne Alfredo

and thought I have zucchini to use up....sounds good I think I am going to try this....

However I knew I would have to modify it a little in order for my husband to eat it....I added chicken to it :)  (meat = happy husband)

I also added peppers to it because I love peppers.  If I make this again I would peel the zucchini first.  Melissa and I liked it....Jim not so much....I guess I didn't realize he only likes zucchini in baked goods.   Sorry honey!  He was a good sport and ate everything but the zucchini.  It had really good flavor and smelled wonderful!  Oh I left out the rosemary because I didn't think I had any....but found it a few days later....oh well :)
I also served it on spaghetti since I didn't have penne pasta

Doesn't that look good....lots of yummy cheese and fresh basil.  
I served it with green beans from our garden and fresh and delish sundried tomato focaccia bread.  We love a good loaf of bread!

If you want to try a flavorful and healthy recipe this is a great one to try!
I loved all the lemon!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Super Hero Cape

Melissa was cleaning out clothes and had some old t-shirts she was parting with.  Like any good daughter she offered them to me and my crafty mind :)
This is one she had from her youth group....not really sure what the theme was since there was no writing just a guy that looked like a super hero....

So I thought this shirt would be a great super hero cape.  So I cut off the front and fashioned it into a cape.  The dude is in the back and I thought some little one would have a blast flying around and letting their imagination go wild....leaping over tall buildings, saving the world from evil villains, etc... I also made a pouch to store the cape in from the front part of the t-shirt.  That way their "super" identity can remain hidden until needed :)

It was fun to make something I knew a "little" would enjoy :)
I posted this on whoopdwhoop and in less than 24 hours it was requested.  It is now happily in another state being enjoyed :)
Hope you enjoyed by fun little cape!

Have a Super day!!!

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Little Red Bike

For those of you who know know I love to ride my bike. 
I had this bike in the garage for almost 20 years....I bought it was a FUJI! (that was cool in the 80's!) it was a treasure to me.  But over time it became discarded as I got a new bike that fit me better - the frame on this was too small ( I am 5'11" you know!).
I tried at one time to sell it...when it wasn't this old!  I tried giving it away....but it just moved with me a bunch of times but now it was in poor shape...the chain was rusted, the rubber part on the handle bars melted from being in hot garages/sheds...
What to do with a piece of my history......

So anyways I had this idea.....
I love seeing old bikes as part of a garden/yard display.  I actually ran across 2 really old bikes at a rummage sale.  So I ask the man how much he wants for the bikes...$150.00..EACH..ummmmm right!
No thanks.....I think I will go with my idea :)
so I got out the red spray paint and set to work
on my own garden art.....

Tarp - check
spray paint - check
great day - check

and I am loving the result!!!!  A pop of color agains the shed!  I know it is kind of boring right now as summer is dwindling down....but just imagin it in the middle of a bunch of day lilies, white daisys and other assorted cool will she look!!!

Once again she is in her glory! 
A bike that brings joy....isn't that the true purpose of a bike anyways?


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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Little Farmer Crafts

I took my crafts out to the Little Farmer in Malone the end of July.  I love getting ready for the craft barn and thought I would share some of the fun things I took out to sell.........

I made grapevine wreaths....some decorated....some plain.....I will post them later so you can see what I did :)  I like the cheerfulness of this one!

Some adorable candle holders....I love how these turned out!!!

I also made some of the larger ones that I had made last year too.  These have a washer that is stamped with different words on them.

Some cute little birds.... I love how these turned out.  These would be great as home decorations, in a tree, a Christmas ornament, a mobile.... I've seen them different ways and LOVE THEM!!! 

I love the fun materials....think how cut these would be in a nursery too!!!

Sweet hair bobby pins....don't you love the fun for bakers twine!  I shopped around and the cheapest twine I found was on Amazon in case your obsessed like I am :)

 I think little girls are going to like these :)

I made a couple of bags from sweaters - I'll post more about them later.... and I also took out my pillowcase totes..... I love those bags for the farmers market, grocery store, etc....  I love that they are washable too!

I also made some fun book marks this year!!!I love how they turned out...I also was able to use fun buttons and beads to embellish them :)
 I kept a couple for myself and my cats thinks they are new play toys!

I also took out some washer necklaces and a few other items that I didn't take pictures of.  So now you know what I have been busy working on.  Hopefully others will like the items as much as I do.  I try to only do crafts that I would like myself and have fun making :)