Thursday, March 27, 2008


I was just over at Jennifer P's place and saw a great raffle she's having to give away bundles of her BEAUTIFUL fabrics. Hurry on over and see if you can win a set of her prints!

It's coming....

Spring is in the air and I've been feeling antsy to get crafting! The little ones have been a bit under the weather and DH is on his way to the Dr today because pneumonia is suspect but even all of that can't stop me! I'm just itching soooo bad to do something!

Anyhow, this is a time when you can benefit from my bug--the crafting bug! :) This week I'll be making something and SOON you'll see it posted up here on my blog. Here's the fun part: It's going to be a giveaway!!

That's all I'm going to tell you about it now, but THINK SPRING and check back often. :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Well, it's been entirely too long since my last post!

We've been away on a mini-vacation at the in-laws to celebrate the Easter holiday. Our holiday turned into more of a quarantine as 5 out of 7 of us became very ill, but we're hoping to soon shake off the bug that found us at Grandma's house! :)

On to the winners! Yes, you read right--there were actually 2 winners of the Senseo $20 discount card! Congrats to Rockin' Mama and Judy--enjoy your new coffeepot!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

2008 Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Welcome to my little party on the net!

My name is Heather, I'm a mom to three WONDERFUL girls and while I'm a new blogger, I'm always up for a partaaaaay!

Anyhow, to thank you for stopping by my blog, I'd like to offer a giveaway to my visitors. I'll be offering a $20 coupon off of a Senseo coffepot!

I just got my Senseo a couple weeks ago and fell in love with it! I don't even drink coffee, but I find that I can brew a great cup of tea with my new Senseo. :) Actually, I put my pot to work for my whole family--I drink tea, my husband loves the coffee, and I make oatmeal and cup-o-noodles for my kids by just running hot water through into their bowl or whatnot.

So leave a comment (up to once each day) and I'll be drawing names on Friday!!

In the meantime, enjoy this recipe for a GREAT coffeecake:

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup dairy sour cream
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup raspberry jam

1/2 cup sliced almonds

In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar; cut in the butter using a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Remove 1 cup crumbs for topping.

To remaining crumb mixture, add baking powder, soda, salt, sour cream, egg and almond extract; blend well.

Spread batter over bottom and 2 inches up side of greased and floured 9-inch springform pan. (Batter should be 1/4 inch thick on sides.)

In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and egg; blend well.

Pour over batter in the pan. carefully spoon jam evenly over cheese filling.

In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of reserved flour mixture and almonds; sprinkle over top.

Bake at 350° for about 55-60 minutes or until cream cheese filling is set and crust is a deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Serve warm or cool. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

Yield: 16 servings.

There really are so many fabulous prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top picks would have to be:
#14 — 12X12 Custom Wall Canvas
Provided by: JuJu Beane Boutique

#141 — I make milk. What’s your superpower? t-shirt
Provided by: Crunchy Domestic Goddess

#97 — diaper pouch, changing pad, printed bib, & personalized burp cloth
Provided by: Island Baby Boutique

#137 — Go BPA Free Sippy Sampler Kit
Provided by: The Soft Landing

#1 — Rocking Horse
Provided by: A Rocking Horse To Love

#117 — $25 Gift Certificate
Provided by: Mommy Bytes

#38 — 20 Custom Made Teacher Notecards
Provided by: My Little Monkey Boutique

#19 — Klean Kanteen Sippy Cup
Provided by: Non Toxic Tots

If my top picks are chosen, I'd love ANY of the prizes offered, starting with 103, 84, 67, 62, 37... gosh the list just goes on! I think ALL of the prizes are amazing this year! I'd probably give preference to child oriented prizes more than anything as I have 3 girls aged 11 months-5 years old. :) Well, don't I sound like a "greedy Bessie"?!?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Snip, snip!

I finally started cutting the fabric for the kids dresses. I have an idea of what I'd like to do for them, but I'm kind of winging it so say a little prayer for me! :)