Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Crafts: Crochet - Bag

I know, I've lagged on this!

Without any further ado, I give you ONE of the projects I listed back in June. Did end up with a bag done for a my Dad and something for my Bonus Mom - though I'm not sure what hers is supposed to be.

The blanket was set aside when people started popping out BABIES! LOL I have pictures of those coming soon as well (like, probably tomorrow)

So, here are pictures, I'll add a good pattern for it later to this blog and then Pin it so you all can find it whenever you want ;) I like this particular product and will probably be making more in the future.

These were the yarn colors I used in the first bag. Blue, White, Yellow, Red and Black

I prefer to make all the squares first, then sew them all together. Some people sew them as they go. It's all up to what works for you. These squares didn't take long to make at all. 

I sewed panels together two at a time.

Then sewed those together.

And here's the resulting panel. I need to get a final picture, I can't find it at the moment though. I'll write you a pattern and then you'll be SET! :) You may be able to figure it out from the pictures ;) 

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple...

Today, I feel energized and like we're making some progress toward the future.

Some ideas rolling around in the old noggin' while I think of how to get them all in a form to share. Think I might have figured it all out though...we'll see :)

I'll share here when I have it all done, promise!

Anyway, the title to this blog comes from a song I used to sing at the top of my lungs, as fast as I could when I was in Sunday School. The rooms for our ministry are going to be turned in to colorful kid areas...and this song just popped into my head as I was thinking about them :) What a bright and beautiful rainbow we have. What color and beauty we have in our lives.

Such an exciting time to be in this ministry as it builds. Is it bad that I want to do it all RIGHT NOW? It's just so clear in my mind :) Wish there were a way to connect the computer directly to the pictures in my brain. It would be so much easier that way:)

Today, I started with what I should have, I prayed :) Spent the time I should with the most important relationship in my life. And it showed me so much. Can't help but be so very humbled and thankful for everything. The amazing husband I've been blessed with, the wonderful family and great church. It's so much more than I could have done on my own. :)

What are you thinking of today as you go through the day?

Monday, September 10, 2012

Looking to the next 4 months.

The benefit, or curse, of living so far from family/working in kids ministry - is that you start thinking of the next few months a lot earlier.

This weekend we go to LA and visit family we haven't seen since May. I.AM.HAPPY! I seriously start smiling every time I think about it. Can not wait to see my sister. It would be perfect if our older sister could come too. Sometime soon :)

So, looking toward Halloween (which is JUST 6 weeks away). We have Halloween on Pollasky with the church, getting everything going for that. Some meetings, but things are falling into place :)

Thanksgiving will be next, have to figure out what the family is doing for that. Also, decorating the apartment for both Halloween and Fall! Not to mention my cousin's wedding! Yay!

THEN Christmas! Yaaaay! We're singing with the adults in service one weekend with the kids at church, we've got a "Happy Birthday Jesus Party" the 23rd. Seeing where we'll be and who we'll be spending what days with. The big thing is making sure we get everything made and ready to go. I need to start Christmas cards and Christmas gifts this month so they'll all be done and I won't be making them while traveling. Here comes the Pinterest lists! I'm already looking through the craft ideas and food gifts I've been pinning all year. Hopefully, this will make things easier.

We are also going to need to start thinking about what the baby area will look like in our apartment. We'll find out in just about 6 weeks if we're having a boy or a girl.

Whew! That is a lot don't you think? Good thing I have a few months ;) What are you up to the end of this year? Any ideas I've missed?

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Cookbook: Cinnamon Rolls

Here we are again :) I DID make these and they were AMAZING!

I even took series pics to help you out :)

Plated and Pretty!


1 container of Grands biscuits (I think there are 8 in the grands container
4 tbsp melted butter
Brown sugar

Maple syrup
Powdered sugar

Preheat your oven according to the packaging for the biscuits. Lightly flour your counter.

Roll out your biscuits. For me, this looked a little funny being the first time. I'd recommend rolling them together a little bit first.
Brush melted butter over the surface of rolled out biscuits. Sprinkle brown sugar and then cinnamon.

Roll dough toward you in a straight line. Make sure to keep it all even as you go.
Once it's rolled, make sure you've pinched the seam together, then start cutting. I used a serrated knife to help make the cuts smooth, cutting about every inch. Place the pieces in a pie plate. Bake the amount of time noted on the package for the biscuits.

Mix maple syrup and powdered sugar until you reach a consistency you like for your icing.

All done! Let them cool before you eat them :)

 I'll grab nutrition information for you sometime soon :)

Cookbook: Easy Personal Apple Pies

Long time coming, but here it is!

These pies were amazingly delicious. I was a little worried because I honestly didn't know what I was going to get. 

1 Container 6 biscuits
1 Med Green Apple (cut into slices, then cut in half lengthwise)
Brown sugar

1. Preheat over according to biscuit directions
2. Press biscuit out with your fingers and into cupcake pan
3. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown suger
4. Nestle up to 6 pieces of apple into the middle of the biscuit
5. Sprinkle a little more cinnamon and brown sugar
6. Bake according to the biscuit directions.

Left cool on a wire rack and then enjoy! 

Brian took one to work and one to his boss the evening I made these. You'll be pleasantly surprised by how simple and yummy these will be!

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 184.9
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 549.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 39.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  • Protein: 5.1 g

Something fun to share ;)

Ok, we'll get to the craft and baking posts, I finally got all the pictures in one place ;)


The big news today: B and I are expecting our first child in March 2013 :) Thursday was our first ultrasound. Stubborn but perfect in every way. October 25th we'll see if it's a boy or girl :)

So, there you go!