Thursday, March 31, 2011



I am so excited baseball season has officially started. There is crap on T.V these days{ not that I get to watch a lot of TV but when I do it's nice to have on a game in the background while cleaning or while laying in bed at night relaxing}.
We are huge Giants fans so of course we were super excited after last seasons World Series win. Ryan and I were jumping around like kids when they won. For anyone who is a sports nut you know that it feels AWESOME when your team wins, especially after having a losing team.

The Giants start the season off in L.A tonight against the Dodgers......GO GIANTS!!!!!!

For all you baseball fans out there......Happy Opening Day;)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Super Cute Etsy Find

Our shop was featured in a Treasury on Etsy. For those of you that do not know, a treasury is a gallery of 16 Etsy items. Most of the time they will have some type of theme.

I have never done one but every time I see one I think they are so awesome and a great way to show off some of your favorite Etsy items. This Treasury was titled Baseball.Baby. Our baseball burp cloths were featured this time around. While browsing the items in the Treasury I saw this......................................................

What an adorable little hat.....Lil Baseball Baby Beanie I absolutely love this picture. Why didn't I discover Etsy before I had babies?! I would have so bought this hat and done this pose with my boys.
For anyone who doesn't know we are a huge baseball family. We live and breath baseball. A picture like this would have suited us perfectly. I am always finding baby related items on Etsy that I love and would wish I had when my boys were babies.


And another super cute hat........Lil Football Baby Beanie. Check out For Stitches Sake. They also have mittens, booties, diaper covers, and more.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cute Clip Art

Over the weekend I purchased some cute little clip art monsters that I am going to use as my little logo for the second the Etsy shop I am opening. SpringHill Graphics from Etsy has some cute clip art that can be used for many different projects. I saw some cute little monsters that I loved and Shelley created them in some "happy" colors for me. She was wonderful to work with and super nice. Check out her shop when you get a chance.

My cute little monsters:)

Now I just need to get busy with setting up the new shop. Although I don't think it's going to happen today. I woke up with a headache, the house needs some cleaning, crap from Costco needs to be put away from yesterday, and we have another game today.

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Etsy Shop

Ok folks.......I have decided to open a second Etsy shop. Diaper Cake Dazzle is the shop I have with my BFF but I want to start doing more mini albums and invitations.  I didn't want DCD to become a place to sell just anything. I like things to have order and thought it would be better to have a separate shop. Keep like items together and not just random listings. Even though we have hadn't many sales with DCD I am still hopeful.

I had a couple different names in mind and once I decided on one it was taken:( but I worked around it and with the help of the BFF I came up with Creative Munchkins. So stay tuned...........

Monday, March 21, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away

It has done nothing but rain for like over a week now and the weather peeps have rain in the forecast for the next 7 days. We had couple days last week that it didn't rain so we were able to get outside for a bit. The boys are starting to get a little cabin fever and go wild.

Over the weekend the winds were so bad. I slept terrible on Saturday night because of it. I kept looking out the windows checking on the fences and our tree in the front yard. It even woke up Cameron. He came into our room about 2:30am and said to me, "Mom, what's that noise?". So I turned on his TV, the movie of choice was Cars, to kinda drown out the sound of the wind and the house rattling.

One of the days we got out last week.

 As far as getting any baseball games in this week, I doubt that will happen. The fields are soaked plus it's suppose to rain like everyday. We are going to have like a week straight of playing once this rain stops. Oh least the boys will have fun. They love going to the games and running around and it gets me out of the house as well.

I am so ready for some Spring weather. I cannot wait for those 75 degree days with the sun shining......I know they are just around the corner;)

The boys doing what they love....playing in the dirt.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Sutter Sirlion Chunky Chili

This is an easy and super yummy chili recipe. We had it the other night for dinner. It was a perfect night for it because it was cloudy and rainy. It's been a awhile since I made it. I love making meals that I haven't made in awhile. I got this recipe from a lady I used to work with. We had pot lucks a lot and she made this for one of them, it's a Raleys/Knob Hill recipe. It's super delish!!!! Just to warn you it's a little on the spicy side.

Sutter Sirlion Chunky Chili

1 2lb package of Sutter Sirlion (cut or diced up in cubes)
2 10oz. cans Ro-Tel Milder Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
2 7.75 oz. cans El Pato Tomato Sauce
1 7 oz. can diced green chiles
1 6oz. can tomato paste
1 large onion
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. each: ground cumin and oregano leaves
2 15oz. cans  black beans, rinsed and drained
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients except beans, salt and pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer covered, for 2 hours. Add beans and cook for 15 minutes more.

***This chili is on the spicy side so for a little less heat use diced tomatoes in place of the Ro-Tel tomatoes***

Let me know if you give this recipe a try and how it turns out......ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

How To Make Cute Little Ribbon Flowers

Who doesn't love flowers? Today I am going to show you how-to make ribbon flowers. These little flowers will look great on your scrapbook pages, handmade cards, and invitations.

What you need:
Ribbon (4-6 inches, depending on how you want the flower to look)
Button or brad

*Any size ribbon will do but for your first flower a thicker ribbon might be a little easier, this ribbon is 7/8"*

First cut your ribbon to the desired size.

Thread your needle and start to stitch. Stay close to the top of ribbon and make a double knot at the end of thread.

Stitch all the way across the top of the ribbon.

Gently start to pull the thread. Be very careful as sometimes the knot will go through the ribbon. As you start to pull the ribbon will curl.

When all done pulling the thread it will make a circle. Once you get the flower how you want it,  make a back stitch. Don't cut the thread just yet.

Sorry...this isn't a very clear picture but you get the idea. Pinch the ends together and stitch it up, once again a back stitch helps. When you done trim off the little tail.

 And now your almost done.

You can add a button or brad to the center. On this one I added a circle made from a punch.

Here is a smaller flower with a button center.

It helps to try a couple first. They are pretty easy once you get the hang of it. Try practicing on the same piece of ribbon a few times that way you don't waste any ribbon.

Have fun!

Friday, March 11, 2011

My New GHD Straightner

About a year ago I purchased a hair straightener from Ebay. We have purchased a few things off Ebay and never had any problems before. Well after a couple months I started to question the performance of this name brand straightener. Finally about a month ago I called the manufacturer and they confirmed it was indeed a fake. Just what I thought. So I contacted Ebay and since it had been so long I could longer file a case against the seller through Ebay so they referred me to some government website for Internet Crimes, so I filed a claim. I even sent the seller an email but of course haven't heard anything back from him. I am not expecting anything to come out of the claim but at least I tried.

So last week I got a real GHD hair straightener from a salon, so I know it's not a phony.

It comes with a little bag to store it in. There is this heat resistant pad that is wrapped around and then roles out to put the straightener on when in use.......pretty neato.

Ryan told me I better not need a new one for like 10 years, he said it has to last until 2021. I have only used it a couple times, haven't had time to do anything with my hair all week because of the sick kids, but it worked GREAT! This is one of those things that I had to splurge on and get the name brand, it's totally worth it.
Now if I could just find out what's going on my stupid hair. It's been very rough feeling lately. My hair usually is always silky smooth but as of late it's been funky...driving my crazy!

On a side note Easton is feeling a little better and isn't as needy or fussy but now Cameron has the cough, the fever, and the dreaded runny nose. At least he can wipe his own nose, still won't blow it yet and today he has just been laying on the recliner watching TV.  He's been carrying his snot rag around with him for the past couple days, it's pretty funny. Easton's' nose isn't running as bad, thank goodness. You make any movement towards his face and he turns his head away from you, they really do hate their noses being messed with. And we had to miss another baseball game today, Daddy is flying solo at the field today.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sick and New Followers

Looks like today we just might be staying home. No gym or baseball game. Over the weekend the little man came down with a little cold and now his nose is running like a faucet and he's coughing like crazy. Anyone who has had a sick child knows they are a little more needy when they are sick, especially a one year old, so it's just better if we stay home. And now Cameron woke up this morning coughing and yesterday I woke up with a dry and icky feeling throat, I hope it doesn't get any worse. I hate being sick! I also hope Ryan doesn't get sick but it seems like every couple months some type of sickness is making the rounds.

I am so excited to see I have some new followers. Hello all and thank you for checking out my blog and following me. And thank you for all your kind words about the cakes. My BFF and I love making cakes and get so excited each and every time we get the opportunity to do so.

Hope everyone has a great day:)

Friday, March 4, 2011

New Super Cute Cakes

I have been pretty busy all week creating cakes so I finally found a few minutes to post some pictures of the latest creations.

Check out our new cakes and burp cloths that have been or will be added to our Etsy shop.

This mini cake was requested by my brother-in-law. I had never made a mini cake before so I was a little afraid of how it was going to look. At first I wasn't sure about it and sent pictures to my partner in crime, Cynthia, and she assured me it was super cute. Even Ryan thought it looked funny at first but then when it was all completed he said it turned out really good...thanks honey:)

This is the burp cloth I added to the mini cake and will be available for sale on Etsy.

This sports themed cake was a custom order requested by my MIL BF, Marc, he wanted a baseball/sports themed cake for his boss's new grandson.

These handmade burp cloths were included in the sports themed cake and will also be available for sale at our Etsy Shop.

Cynthia and I are hoping that these cakes will bring more customers to our shop.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Crazy Busy

WOW....I have been a busy little bee! I am finishing up another diaper cake today. This is the forth one I have made within a week. I still have another one to finish up but that one doesn't need to be done until Friday.

I have been going going the last 2 days and need to go some more today. It's hard to get all my running around done in just one day with the boys. I have a limited time in the morning to get things done before it's nap time. And I recently signed back up to the gym so I have to fit that into the morning schedule as well. We must get home before nap time or there will only be a 10-15 minute nap during the car ride home and then I will get screwed because the little man might not fall back to sleep once we get home. That is the only time I can get certain things done around the house. Forget about doing things in the afternoon, it starts getting crazy around here about 4:00 or so when I have to start cooking dinner. Our schedule will soon be changing because next week the baseball team my husband coaches starts playing games....this should be interesting with two kids now running around the field but that is another blog topic for another day. of the cakes I made was something we haven't tried before......a mini cake. It turned out pretty cute. I will get some pictures up as soon as I can. I love creating and making these cakes, its fun and I really enjoy it. Hopefully these cakes will bring more business......fingers crossed;)