April 2010

Etsy Favorites – Stitching Edition

April 29, 2010
Droplets Embroidery

I love Etsy. If you haven’t been there before, it’s a place to buy and sell all things handmade. There really is some amazing work on there, and you can find things in any price range. I myself have 3 Etsy shops: joemomma, joemomma’s closet, and joemomma’s patterns. Each week, I will showcase some of […]

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Fresh Photographs

April 28, 2010

I recently took part in a photography show called the Tucson Grid Project 3 put on by Second Mile. Each year, those who want to be involved in the show choose a word from a list then take pictures in Tucson that represent that word. This year my word was “Fresh.” At first, I assumed […]

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This Week’s Bounty

April 26, 2010

My Bountiful Basket was overflowing this week! I chose the organic option ($25), the Mexican add-on pack ($6.50) and the tortilla add-on pack ($10). Here is what I got: Organic: -1 bunch carrots -1 bag romaine hearts -3 large cucumbers -1 bunch celery -2 bunches cilantro -1 package green onions -1 large tomato -1 bunch […]

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I made it: Leg Warmers (or Knee Savers)

April 22, 2010

I spotted some $2.00 knee socks at Target the other day and thought I would try my hand at making some leg warmers for Leila. Well, not so much leg warmers as knee savers (we live in Arizona after all, it doesn’t get very cold here). As of last week, she was taking a few […]

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Happy Birthday Little Man

April 22, 2010

Yesterday was Joe’s 3rd birthday. Happy Birthday Little Man. Thank you for making me laugh, making me cry and for asking me “why?” hundreds of times a day. You keep me on my toes. I love your smile, your laugh… …and the way you line your cars (and everything else) up just right. I am […]

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My First Bountiful Basket

April 17, 2010

Today I picked up my first Bountiful Basket. Bountiful Baskets is a food co-op that operates in six states (Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and Washington). On their website, they describe the co-op in this way: “Use collective purchasing to get high quality food at prices usually reserved for grocery stores and restaurants. Save money […]

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I made it: Felt Egg Design Book

April 16, 2010

I spotted this tutorial for a Felt Egg Design Book from Holly at Chez Beeper Bebe just before Easter (thanks to the CRAFT Blog for pointing me to it!) I thought it was such a great idea. Fun, portable and with endless possibilities. I thought it would be the perfect gift for a well-seasoned traveler […]

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Crispy Sweet Potato Oven Fries

April 13, 2010

Growing up, my parents made sure that my taste buds had access to a wide variety of flavors. I never had to clean my plate, but I always had to taste everything that was served. If I didn’t like something, I didn’t have to eat it, but I had to try it again next time. […]

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I made it: 10 Minute Onesie Dress

April 12, 2010

I saw this 10 Minute Onesie Dress tutorial over on Prudent Baby last week and just had to try it. Of course, when the instructions say a project will take ten minutes, that usually means it will take me an hour (and it did). I found some cute fabric at JoAnn and bought a pack […]

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Summer Favorite: Caprese Salad

April 8, 2010

I made a trip to Trader Joe’s today. I absolutely love to buy my food there because there are always so many new foods to try, and they have fresh produce at low prices. Today when I pulled up, I saw that they had beautiful basil plants for only $2.99. I have tried to grow […]

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