Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pecan Pie!
Tonight after dinner my husband looked at me and asked "What's for dessert?" I gave him a few choices and he asked for pecan pie. I here it is, Gluten-Free Pecan Pie. (worth every calorie!) (This recipie is from my Momma)
Preheat oven to 350, you can use a regular pie crust but we are Gluten-Free so I chose pamelas gluten free bread mix (1/2 bag and 2 sticks of butter)

After mixing this and the butter, I put it in my (greased) pie pan and begin to smooth it out. Like pizza dough, gluten free dough simply does NOT roll out. Save yourself the frustration and  pat it out! My rolling pin has not left the droor since my husband was diagnosed.

Once my pie dough is ready, I mix up the filling MAKE SURE AND PUT THE EGGS IN FIRST, beat them, THEN add your other ingedients other wise you will have chunks of scrambled egg in your pie..not yummy. I found this out the hard way.

FILLING:  4 eggs                              
                   1 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
                   1 cup sugar                 
                   2 1/2 tblsp. butter
                   1/8 tsp. salt                    
                   1 tsp. vanilla
                   1 cup pecans
Spread the pecans in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell, then pour th ecustard filling over them. Some will float to the top, so you will have pecans all through your pie.
Bake at 350 for 60-70 minutes. When you take it out, it will most likely still jiggle...stick a knife or toothpick 1/2 way between the center of the pie and the crust, if it comes out clean your pie is done. It may take up to an hour for the custard to set.
ENJOY! This is my husbands favorite dessert! He says it compares with his it must be good!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Today I went to my moms house and she had a treasure for me! When I was little my dad went to Arkansas to visit my "Pappy Gallagher" and he knew a guy that made rocking chairs. My dad went and had one made...just my size, then took it to another friend of my paps and had my name carved it in!  He brought it home for me and I loved it! It has many many miles on it from me rocking my baby dolls wishing to someday be a Momma. 
 Well, here I am...years later writing this blog with my precious baby girl on my lap. :)

The "adult size" rocking chair is from my mother-in-law. It was used by her to rock myhusband when he was a baby, his sister, and my has quite a few miles on it as well! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

Well today is day in our household. I consider myself to be somewhat organized in this department...I plan my meals and make a list. Take the list to the store and then I come home and struggle with what to make because I cant remeber what on earth I bought that chicken for! Well, today that ends!! I found this on Pinterest, adapted it to my personal needs and now..I will remember what that chicken was for!

This project was pretty cheap, the cookie sheet was $1.00 at the dollar tree, I got some magnets at walmart for $1.97 and the paper was only a few cents a sheet at a local craft store! :) more thing in my life that pinterest has improved! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

I am a stay at home Mommy and was looking for a way to make a little extra spending money (my husband calls it my mad money) So, I was searching pinterest for genious ideas as usual and something caught my attention..TUTU'S!! I have a 3 month old daughter and I thought I will make her one...just to test it out. So I went to Wal-Mart and got some tulle, elastic and ribbon. I made my first tutu in about 45 minutes was pretty proud of myself! Within a few hours I had 3 people ask me to make them one! So, I made reasonable prices and a facebook page called Belly Buttons and Baby Bottoms and within just a couple days I had a booming business. I am certainly not getting rich...but I am able to buy myself a few things once in a while. :) Here are some examples of my work! :)

I enjoy making them LOVE seeing little girls in them..and, I get a little "mad money" :)


Thursday, October 11, 2012

My first couple pinterest projects were for my husband, we bought the book "The 5 Love Languages" By: Gary Chapman, read through it and took the quiz in the back. I always assumed that my husband knew he was loved (and he does) but it turns out...I was loving him the "wrong" way. My love language is "quality time" so I would constantly be planning movie nights, dates and surprise him at work just to say hello. He apprciated these things but they werent what he NEEDED from me. His love lanquage is, "Words of Affirmation" so, he needs to be told how much I appriciate all the things he does for me. So, I set to work on a project that would keep on giving. The first, was fairy simple to make, its an 8x10 picture frame I used to put scrapbook paper and letters in that works as a dry erase board:

I keep a dry erase marker with it, and change it everyday so that he knows how much I apprciate the little things he does...without being mushy!
The second prject was also a pinterest treasure...this one took a deck of cards, address lables and modge podge and TAA DAA!! A little book of love. I made this as his birthday card and he had that little smirk (you know the one that says, "I love this, but I am a man and will not get emotional) as he fliped through it and read each one.

 Each card has a different reason that I love him, some are thoughtful, some are inside jokes, and some he probably didn't even know I noticed. But, they are all true. :)

Welcome! I am a mommy who is addicted to pinterest during naptime! This blog wil be dedictated to sharing my recipies (gluten free), crafts, and organizational projects (and whatever else I feel the need to post.) Enjoy!!