Thursday, May 13, 2010

A fun, free giveaway!! Take a look!

Yep, you read that right! I have partnered up with Teflon to test out some products, share some yummy recipes, and giveaway one of their fantastic Teflon pans to one of my blog followers.

Did you know that May is Egg Month?? LOL, shhhh, I didn't either. ;o) I've been given the opportunity to try out this brand new 11 inch Teflon pan in corrolation with some fancy egg recipes. Let me just tell you, oh my word, I was in heaven cooking on this pan. I guess I'll be throwing out that can of Pam. Man, I didn't know what I was missing out on by not cooking in a good, nice quality Teflon pan.

The recipe we actually tried out first was a Kris White original. He's my cook of the house. Our scramble included:
2 full eggs
4 eggwhites
feta cheese
mozzerella cheese
dash of Greek seasoning

These eggs cooked up so quickly and so evenly it was amazing. Just a few flips with a rubber spatula was all it took. No Sticking!! I loved it!

Teflon has graciously shared an additional pan for me to giveaway to one of my followers. There's multiple ways to get an entry in my giveaway. 1. Become a follower. 2. Leave me a comment to be entered in this blog. 3. Share my blog with a friend for another additional entry.

This giveaway will end May 31, 2010.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How to make Mickey Mouse head tie-dyed shirts

So, after seeing my Mickey Mouse tie-dyed shirts that I posted on Facebook, I have had a lot of people ask how I did them. Thanks to, there is loads of ideas and information on how to do this. Here's my step-by-step instructions. Unfortunately, blogger won't let me post more than 5 photos, so you'll have to click here to see my step-by-step instructional pictures.

Step 1: Trace Mickey on plain white 100% Cotton Shirt
Step 2: Sew basting stitch with dental floss just outside the traced Mickey head shape.
Step 3: pull tight so that Mickey is puckered.
Step 4: Use rubber bands and band area below pucker about an inch to create border around Mickey Head.
Step 5: Soak in soda ash 20 minutes (mine came in my tie dye kit) and then lay damp shirt flat with puckered Mickey pointing up. ((If your kit doesn't have soda ash included then your dye probably already has it added in))
Step 6: Using Puckered Mickey, grabing about where the rubber bands are use the Mickey to start twisting shirt. Keep twisting it around, it will eventually twist up to resemble a danish with many many pleats.
Step 7: Using rubber bands, band danish like t-shirt across the diameter and then again and again like you are slicing a pizza until it is snuggly held together. Then, pull puckered Mickey up through the rubber bands that are sectioning the T-shirt.
Step 8: Tip puckered Mickey away from rest of shirt and dye it a contrasting color to those you are going to dye the rest of the shirt. When it is totally dyed, wrap it in plastic wrap and rubberband. This will keep any other dye from dripping on the head.
Step 9: Using three colors dye shirt in thirds with portions overlapping so that the overlapping colors form even more colors (i.e. yellow and blue make green)
Step 10. Wrap the rest in saran wrap and let sit for 4 - 6 hours (I did it overnight)
Finally, the next day unwrap the lovely shirt and rinse in the sink until no more dye rinses off. At that point put shirt in washing machine and wash two or so times.

Leyton's 7th birthday

Okay, I'm gonna try to get caught up here. Thanks, Amy B. for asking about blogging because it reminded me there's some stuff I needed to do over here. :o)

This year we had a very, very low key party for Leyton's 7th birthday. He knows that this year our Disney trip IS his birthday. And, of course, he's very excited about that trip. Only 3 more weeks!! So, I made some cupcakes and we invited 3 bestfriends, plus the neighborhood boys to come over for pizza and cupcakes. Leyton had a blast. I think he really could have cared less if we did the big blowout party like we normally do. He was happy regardless of the decorations, entertainment, # of kids there, etc.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Lots of fun blogs to come

Be on the look out, I've got lots of good blogs to share in the upcoming days when I can get a little time under my belt. On the docket:

-A Teflon Pan Giveway in honor of Egg Month :-) and a yummy egg creation recipe a'la Kris White.
-A Mother's Day tribute to my momma
-Step by Step instructions to my tie-died Mickey shirts
-Leyton's mini birthday celebration

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Simply adorable single serve pies

These are the cutest, easiest little desserts to make. As much as I would love to take credit for this simple creation, I got the idea off the Bakerella blog, here. And, she got the idea from Luxiare, here.
So, this is exactly how easy it really is. I started off with the pre-made Pillsbury pie crusts. I rolled them out and chose a perfect size heart cookie cutter and cut them all out . My 2 pre-made pie crusts made 22 of these heart pies. I used half a can of cherry pie filling. As Bakerella mentioned in her blog, you can't put much fruit filling in each pie without all the 'juice' spilling out when you press the layers together. She also mentioned that when she made her batch that it seemed they were a little bit too much pastry and not enough fruit in each bite. So, I tried to put atleast 3 cherries and a bit of the 'juice' in each pie. She was right though, all the juice really goo'ed out when pressed together. It seemed like 2 cherries was the magic number.

After filling and pressing together all your individual pies, take one egg white and brush over the top of each pie to give it a nice golden brown glaze.

Bake at 325 degrees for roughly 12-15 minutes or until they look nice and golden. And, here's the final product. Mine definitly aren't as picture perfect as the ones on the Bakerella website but after sampling, we all agreed this is one of our new favorite desserts.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Winkflash flat rate book sale

Hurry, the coupon code expires April 20!

code: booksale04

Head over to and create a fabulous photo book and add as many pages as you want for a flat rate. A 10x8 book is only $18.95 and even better, get a 8x8 book for $12.95. You can have up to 100 pages.

Thanks Traci, for sharing this great info with me!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A great blog I just HAD to share

Go check out!

She's got ton's of fantastic tips, links for coupons and freebies, and a wealth of other great information. I love all the stuff she posts! Unfortunately for me, my work computer has a lot blocked, including java (which you need to print all the great coupons).

Another great thing about her blog, is 90% of it isn't geared towards just DFW Metroplex stuff. Most of it is links to stuff that anyone can us.

Please note, she posts a lot of new stuff everyday and it's hard to keep up. I have her blog loaded to my Google Reader so I can skim thru all the posts and click on the one's that interest me.

Hope you enjoy it too!