Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordless Wednesday...favorite family pictures.

I thought I would simply share some of my favorite pictures from the last couple years.........

Monday, April 25, 2011

A fun giveaway over at Ruby jean

Please visit Ruby Jean to enter a cute little giveaway!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

99 cents

Good morning friends,

It's 5:00 AM and I am up sewing! We have just had a pounding rain storm. I woke up from that at 3:00 AM, so after an hour of laying there wide awake, I decided to get up.

In case anyone is interested, I have some great deals on ebay right now. Guess I am spring cleaning the sewing room! I will be having all kinds of goodies starting at just $.99. I will be having purses, aprons, pillowcases, pillows, and fabrics! here is the link that will take you to the sale!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pretty New Things

I have been busy with a few things this week. I made a sweet little potpourri pillow in a lovely fabric graced with lilacs...oh how I love the sweet fragrance of lilacs in the spring time.

I also worked on another set of pillowcases recently....

I have been busy this afternoon making bias tape for a baby quilt I want to finish. I finally took the time today to learn to make "homemade" bias tape in a more professional way! LOL. I discovered the way to cut lots of bias tape and then used the bias tape maker that I had bought a couple years ago, (and had never even opened the package until today) !

I also got to visit with a couple of my grandchildren too! So, if you are still with me and still reading, I have a new picture of my grandbaby, Denver. He is four weeks old today.

Monday, April 11, 2011

I received my giveaway prize!

Good morning friends,

Last week Chandeen from Designed by Chance was having a giveaway. I was so surprised to learn that I was the winner!! That is the first blog giveaway I had ever won. I won a $15.00 gift certificate to Cloud 9 Bath & Body. I chose four soaps...Lavender and Ylang Ylang, Honey Oat, Lavender, and Rose Geranium. Today the mail truck came rumbling up my driveway. When I went out to get the mail, I could immediately smell something delicious in the stack of mail. When I got back into the house I immediately opened my packages. Aren't they tied up so sweetly? Right now I am just deciding if I should open them all just so I can see how pretty they are...... or keep them wrapped until I use each one. Cloud 9 bath & Body even sent two samples of two of her other products. Perhaps you can pop over to her site here....Cloud 9 Bath & Body to see the sweet soaps I got... that way I guess I won't open every single one right now...cause the wrappings are just so pretty too. I know you are probably wanting to know what is the first one I will opened will be either the Lavender or Lavender Ylang Ylang....such descions I must make today! Thank you Susan for the lovely soaps and thank you Chandeen for maing me a winner. PS..If you will remember, Chandeen is the sweet girl that posted the delightful recipe for the homemade Lavender Laundry Soap that I am gathering up the supplies to make!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

We Have A Winner !!!!!

What a fun three weeks it has been! I have met so many new people here in blog land that have signed up for my giveaway! I wish you all could be winners. The nice thing about so many new ladies following my blog is that it gave me the opportunity to see you blogs too! Your blogs have inspired me. I love to read about your lives, your recipes, your families, and I love your pictures you post!

Since I could have only one winner, I have decided to offer a 20% discount to everyone that may want something in my shop, Handcrafted By Mary Ann Miller!

To receive the 20% discount...simply add the code  ....GIVEAWAYDISCOUNT......when you checkout!!  Good though April 16, 2011.

I am sure you are all awaiting the winner's name!!! I had 133  comments. I use to generate my winner... and the winner is......

so, the winner is........................

Janet wins a $50.00 gift certificate at
Etsy Store

Janet said...

Thanks for entering my giveaway! I would love to enter yours, too! I am a new follower!



March 28, 2011 9:22 PM 

I thank each one of you lovely ladies for entering. It's been alot of fun!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sopaipilla Recipe and Tutorial

Sopaipilla Dough

2 cups flour
1 package yeast
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shortening
3/4 cup warm water

Mix all ingredients. Divide dough into 8 balls and roll out each ball to an approximate five inch circle. Place a scant 1/2 cup of filling in the center of the circle. Flip the dough over to ...where it makes a moon shape over the meat & cheese then pinch the ends. Fry about 45 seconds in hot oil and then flip and follow with another 45 seconds on the other side. Drain on paper towels.

Be creative with the fillings! I used 2 cups cooked and chopped chicken. 1 teaspoon granual chicken boullion, 1 teaspoon chopped onion, 1 cup shredded chedder cheese, and 2 cups of pineapple chunks. It was wonderful served with sour cream and additional cheese.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Raggedy Station

Miss Tess over at Raggedy Station is having a super sweet giveaway. She is offering 12 fat quarters and a sweet lace button.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blogging Around The World

Here in my part of the world, it is raining. It is dreary. It is damp. But...I have had a nice day anyway. I have been traveling all around visiting my favorite blogs and visiting many new ones! I thought I would share an interesting one I visited today.

Designed by Chance

Chandeen at Designed by Chance has a very refreshing blog. I actually just discovered her blog last week. She had a teriffic post on homemade Lavender Laundry Soap. I have several months of laundry detergent on  hand right now, but as soon as I get low I am making her recipe for Lavender Laundry Soap! I can almost smell it now!

On Chandeen's post today, she is having her own giveaway. So, of course I entered my name in the hat! If you would also like to ender her giveaway head on over to....Designed by Chance

My 100th Follower!!

That was fast! I have my 100th blog follower!


Is my 100th follower!!!

Annmarie, if you would send me a message with your mailing address, I will get you a surprise package of goodies mailed right out to you!


I have 99 followers!!

I see as of a few moments ago, that I now have 99 followers. I think I will give a little surprise package to my 100th follower. Oh, how exciting! Let's see who it will be! Thank you all so much for being so sweet. Please don't forget to enter my Blog Giveway that ends this coming Friday. Be sure and check the list and make sure you have entered all the times you are allowed!! $50.00 to spend in my Etsy Store!! Hooray.