Friday, January 18, 2013

Pattern for Crocodile slippers

Crocodile Slippers!!
alright so i worked pretty hard on these slippers and in this pic theres 2 different ones (i know) I had asked on my facebook page which one looked better.... but after a long night and day (of very little sleep) this is what I came up with. My sister was looking at the crocodile stitch for baby botties and I tried but i didnt really like what it looked like so I tried this in my size, and I actually like it. I tried to ask my boyfriend which one he liked more and he said they were goofy.... I LIKE THEM ANYWAYS! 
I am posting the pattern i made *just a reminder* I was really tired when I wrote the pattern and also this is the first time that i EVER wrote a pattern like this!! 
If your having a problem with it you are more then welcome to leave me a comment or email me :) 

These links are for some of the stitches listed in the pattern if you have problems with them.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Slippers, finished!!

They Are FINISHED!! I made 2 different ones but made the same way. Im finishing up my pattern. (I made it Myself) I cant wait to share what I did :) 

crocodile stitch slippers for adult!

Im so excited about these. Im finishing the other slipper and writing out my pattern as i am doing it but I WILL be posting my pattern very VERY soon! :D

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

tonight's dinner Goulash (with recipe)

Goulosh - Brown Ground Beef (about 1- 1.5 lbs) with garlic salt, pepper, a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 of a chopped onion. Add can of Rotel tomatoes (with green chilies), can of corn, and cooked noodles (3 cups). Continue cooking to heat through. Put in 9x13 dish and sprinkle with sharp cheddar cheese. Bake 350 for 25 min. Serve with a little sour cream and salsa.
I found this recipe all the ( ) is what I did instead
* Brown 1- 1 1/2 lbs of Hamburger (I used 2lbs), season with garlic salt, pepper, a few splashes of Worcestershire sauce and 1/2 onion finely chopped (or some onion powder).
* Boil water and cook your noodles (about 3 cups after there cooked)
* when done add rotel tomatoes with green chili's (or Rotel tomatoes chili ready) and a can of corn (I did not use this) to the noodles and ground beef. continue cooking to heat through, put in a 9 x 13 dish (or casserole dish) and sprinkle with sharp cheddar cheese.
* Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or untill cheese is a nice golden brown
   After done you can put sour cream on top with salsa

My kids really liked this they said "this homemade goulash is awesome" so I guess it was a hit for them, but then Mike wasn't a big fan of it (he dose not like chunks of tomatoes and I don't care for them to much either). I thought this was a nice twist on the "regular" goulash; I get tired of the plain-ness of it. So in this recipe I used the tomato's that where chili ready, i think it gives it a bit of a kick :) but I also didn't like the idea of the corn in it *yuck* maybe some chili beans or kidney beans?!?!
Like I said I thought it was pretty good, Let me know how it turned out or what you did different .... Enjoy

My 3hr slouchy beanie!

I needed a blue hat to go with this scarf that I made ages ago, so I found this slouchy beanie pattern and it was SO EASY! It took me about 3 hours to do, so simple a beginner could do it! 

This link below is the link where I found this hat pattern I made a few adjustments so it would fit my head better.  

I repeated this row below twice:
"Ch 1. *work 1 dc in each of the next 8 stitches. DC2tog  the next 2 stitches* repeat from * to * join with a sl st to the first dc. " 

I worked four rows of the following
 " Ch 1. work 1 sc in each stitch around. " 

The knotted updo

Pineapple Doily :)

I just finished this doily up, I love the red that I used. follow the link below to get the Free Pattern! 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Are you a couponer? Check this shopping list out!

All right so having a family of 6 and only one income I started couponing to save as much money as possible. Dont get me wrong im not an "extreme couponer" but I have learned how to save quite a bit. With a family of 6 we would spend about 700 to 800 on grocery's a month and well I think I have got our bill down to about 500 to 600 a month and that is getting just about all name brand.
Anyways, I have been looking all over the internet for a shopping list that I can also use for my coupons too. Well needless to say I couldn't find one that I really liked so I came up with my own. I used it this weekend when I went shopping (while having 4 kids with me ages 3 to 8, I was quite nervous) actually it worked pretty good. I printed it on front and back since I had to shop at 2 different stores and had 3 different transactions.
So I thought I would post this so if you could use it then you can print mine off. So ENJOY!
Click on the link below :)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

baby booties

Baby slippers :) this is just a rough draft i will post the pattern when i get it it perfect! love theooks of it