Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I'm back!!!

Ok, so I know I've been gone for ages!!! Things in my life got so busy, I literally just did not have time to sit down take some time on the computer!! But I am making a point to be back in full force again!!! While gone, I also took a break from my etsy shop. I have also gotten back into that, as well as starting to do a few craft fairs. Please take a few minutes if you can and check out some of the new items in my shop, and share it with a couple of friends if you would!! Getting back into the swing of things is hard, and I could really use a little help to pick back up again!! Hope everyone is having a great day!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

For C :)

Ok I have tried for days, and it won't let me comment on my blog for some odd reason. Anyways, for the butter, I just used the hill country fair brand cream. I live in a small town and that is all that I have available to me here. When I go to Dallas soon, I do plan to stock up on some organic kind :)

Crochet Anyone?!?!?

How is everyone today! Its cold and rainy here, but I love it!!!!!!! As all of you know, I crochet, and make patterns. But I am out of unique ideas for the moment!! So I thought I would reach out to all of you and see what you would like to see!!!!

What would you like to see in my shop. Any crochet patterns you would like?!?!?!??!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Easy Homemade butter!

ok well, the other day I decided to make some butter. There are two methods to doing this. One seemed a little easier other like less work than the other. I will include them both here, as this week I will be trying the second version!

Last week: Easier
Get heavy whipping cream. Using a hand mixer, beat until the whipping cream starts to separate. (this is buttermilk :)). strain out the liquid, and use or drink. Put butter in a container, and using a spoon, press down to get the extra liquid out. drain, and put a lid on it.

It took all of about 10 minutes probably to do this.

This week: Harder
Start again with the whipping cream. But in a jar with a lid and shake til separates (see what I mean, but hey I've got a two year old, so I am gonna let her doing the shaking haha). Again it will start to separate! Follow the same directions as above!!!!

So there you have it! This butter was so much better than anything you can find in the store. I think when I go to Central Market next time, I am going to try and get organic cream, since I just used regular!!!!

One plus side to making so much of my own foods. Not only do I know what is going in them (and its NOT high fructose corn syrup which is in everything that you buy pretty much.....I won't start on that topic), but making it is so much cheaper, I can afford to buy more organics!!!!

Tomorrow I will share how to make yogurt, then homemade carmel apple pie :)..

To bed for now though, night all

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I know I have not been around much lately. I am trying to get used to my new habit of cooking, and it seems to take all my free time, but I will make a point to get on this week so I can share some of my new recipes with you!!! I have learned all kinds of new things, such as making butter, yogurt, greek yogurt, sandwhich bread, french bread, bagels, grahm crackers, applesauce, carmel apple pie, umm yeah, thats just a few, so I will definately be back over the next couple weeks to share these with you, as they have been SO much fun to make :).

Also, welcome to all of my new followers from the hop :). I am so glad to have you join me, and I am on my way right now to follow you all in return :).
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Blog Hop --- Thursdays Get Together

My Mom and I are hosting a brand new blog hop for both Facebook Fan Pages and Blogs.  It is called Thursdays Get Together, although it will be open from Tuesdays, 6pm CST until Fridays, midnight.  The hop has only a few requirements:
 1.  Only family friendly sites will be allowed and
 2.  You are required to follow both hostesses on their blogs through GFC and on their Facebook Fan Pages by liking their sites.  We would also really appreciate you putting our blog hop button on your blog so that it can advertise and we can get more people to link up and everyone can have more pages to check out.   The button looks like this:

Chatter From Texas

Have a great day and we hope to see you at the hop!!

Friday, October 7, 2011


I have a referral contest going on over at my facebook page!!!  Head over to www.facebook.com/thisandthatcreations and like my page!

Then send over all your friends! Have them comment that you sent them!!

Person with the most referrals will win one of my love beads necklaces!!!!

Good luck