Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I love baking! I love bringing out my Kitchen Aid mixer (named Jill) and filling the whole house with the yummy fragrance. I am, however, in a baking slump lately. It's too hot over here (in Southern California) and I don't want to heat up the house anymore than I have to. And it is SO costly to buy all the ingredients! The cost of good chocolate is sky high these days. This is my dilemma...

Friday night is my brother's birthday. For some reason he decided he was going to make dinner for all his friends and family. It's kinda fancy! Here's the menu he created and send out via facebook message to all his friends:

Leek and Mozzarella Flatbread
Bacon wrapped scallops and asparagus
Stuffed Mushrooms
Tangy Plum Cole Slaw
Balsamic Rosemary Chicken
Garlic Herb Butter Salmon
Grilled Vegetable Medley

and dessert from Kasey's Kitchen

"and dessert from Kasey's Kitchen"! Talk about pressure for someone who's not in the mood! I wanted to try to make Madeline cookies and dip the tops in chocolate and do an ice cream cake with coffee ice cream and chocolate cake ... but I don't know. I've never tried to make Madelines before.

Does anyone have any ideas?

PS more Michael Miller fabrics will be here FRIDAY including laminated cotton Dandy Damask in Black! I thought that's be a perfect material for diaper bags or maybe a table cloth!

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

When eating in a restaurant...

... PLEASE be nice to your server! Chances are, if you're courteous to your server, your server will have a pleasant disposition. I have worked in the restaurant industry for the past 6+ years. I've been a host, expo, takeout, server, trainer, assistant manager-like employee... and let me tell you... it's not always so easy. And contrary to what a lot of people think... We're not all stupid! Do not talk to your server extra slow with extra careful pronunciation. We get it! haha.. at least most of us. Please be nice to us and if we're a good person... you will be taken care of!

There... that's my rant! One last thing.. if you think your server really deserves less than 15%, I think you should mention why. OKAY, here are today's FAB deals!

Today's Fab deals (9/27)
:: Amy Butler's Martini in Blush $5.50 per yard
:: Amy Butler's Temple Garland in Pink $5.50 per yard
:: Jason Yenter Floragraphix IV purple $5.00 per yard

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Shopping Results

While browsing everyone's shop I was heavily torn in terms of what to purchase. I loved so many things. I'm also starting to look for Christmas gifts for friends and family so exposure to other Esty shop is a very good thing. Here are some of the irresistible items I saw:

1. The Boo's Brothers from craftylittlekitten. I would love to decorate my new home for all the various holidays. I think this would look so cute on the Kitchen table and bring a little Halloween spirit around for my roomies and me.

2. Raspberry, Vanilla Shea, and Cocoa Butter soap from soapdeli. Doesn't that just sound amazing! I'm in love with bath time... if the tub didn't use so much water, I'd take a long luxurious bubble bath every night! SoapDeli also mentions that this is great for eczema which I have so I'm thinking of snatching up this very soon!

3. An ipod case from tanlinedesigns. This is so cute! If I used my ipod more... this would have been perfect. Plus, TanLineDesigns is a new shop on Etsy.

4. Origami Crane Ornaments from LocalColorist. These would be adorable as gifts! The shop owner talks about the book that inspired her creations and I remember reading that book as a little girl. My mom actually made 1000 paper cranes for her wedding for good luck. It must have worked! My parents have been married for 27 years!

I want to thank everyone who now follows my blog. I tried to follow and visit everyone else's blog too! In the end i purchased this:
Not the dog... haha! I wish! I purchased the snuggle sack from Rendachs. This shop owner donates part of her proceeds to EFA charities and helps spread awareness about the Dachshund rescue of North America. My doxie loves to snuggle under the blankets even when it's 85 degrees in the house! I don't know how he does it!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

FAB deals

Today's (9/20) Fab deals
:: Anna Maria Horner's Fortune $5.50 per yard
:: Amy Butler's Morning Glory $5.00 per yard
:: Jennifer Paganelli's Libby $5.00 per yard

Sorry for the delay folks! I've been having a rough week! You know those days where you just want to stay in bed all day because there's so much to do! That's me! I want to thank SewCuteShop for convo-ing me and asking about the deals for today. Honestly, I probably wasn't going to post any... but here you go! I appreciate the nudge SewCuteShop!

I have made my decision for the $40! Please check back later... 5:30 PST. That's when I get off work. Thanks to everyone who added my blog to their list of followers!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I'm shopping again on Etsy! I'm going to spend $40 in someone's shop by the end of the week! Here's how to enter:

:: Become a follower of my blog! That's it! How simple!

:: If you already follow, please leave a comment on this entry with your shop name on Etsy!

I will be adding new fabrics all week from Michael Miller Fabrics. I have flannel now! It's a great time to start winter blankets for the holiday season!

One of my favs! Michael Miller Carnival Bloom!

Last Christmas I made 3 of these matching blankets for my Boyfriend's nieces!

Isn't she adorable! The youngest of the nieces, Ariannah! She just started walking!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

fun FAB deals

Today's FAB deals (9/13)-
:: Heather Bailey's Rose Bouquet in Yellow $5.00 per yard
:: Michael Miller's Belinda in Citron $5.50 per yard
:: Valori Well's Tapestry in Earth $6.00 per yard

The Heather Bailey and Michael Miller fabrics on sale will look good together. I'm in love with the Belinda pattern. I think it's real beauty isn't captured with the online picture. I wish everyone could see this fabric in person. The Valori Well's Tapestry fabric is relatively new so take advantage of the discount. Remember most of the fabric's suggested retail price is $9 or higher so when I mark it down to $5 a yard that's basically 50% off!


I'm still hoping for some tips on how to host a great giveaway! Help!

The Housewarming Party is today so please excuse my delay with custom listings!! I appreciate you so much... I hope you know that :]

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The BEST day

Today started off super stressful! You know those days where you wake up and say... I can do all these things before work" ... and then it all blows up in your face? That was me!

Sunday my boyfriend and I are hosting a house warming party. It's the first big gathering in our new house. It's the first time EVER I am buying and preparing food for everyone. It's the first time my family will meet my boyfriend's family. It's kinda a HUGE deal.

The house needs some tidying... I'm still in the process of scrubbing the grout... (Almost Precious... I bought Zep from Home Depot.. it's amazing! Thank you so much!!!) ... I need to wash all the guest towels, sheets, pillow cases. The yard needs tons of work... I need to still buy all the food... the list goes on and on...

Well, while I was doing laundry this morning... the dryer DIED! I went to work in wet pants and socks! I was suppose to take a test at work... I didn't study for it. It turns around here...

My SUN HAT came today and I am in love! I wore it for about 3 hours and go quite a few stares while I was driving. SewCuteShop did an AMAZING job! The last 2 bolts of David Walker fabric came today! I went to my parents' house to finish my laundry which saves me money on water and gas!!! People are grabbing the FabFabrics button for their blog and it makes me so happy!! My boyfriend is going to be on the Military Discovery channel tonight! I'm skipping Project Runway to watch him in action... he should be amazed at this!

Can anyone give me tips on hosting a GIVEAWAY? This is my next task!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Extended Deals

Because of the holiday I am extended the FAB deals of the week!

Too bad I don't have the day off... I'm off to work! I hope everyone enjoys their day!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

FAB deal!!

Today's FAB deals (9/6)-
:: Sandi Henderson's Ginger Tile in Breeze $5.50 per yard
:: Amy Butler's Pressed Flowers in Rose $5.50 per yard
:: Jason Yenter's Floragraphix IV Blue fabric $5.00 per yard

I'm definitely sewing today! Hopefully I can post a picture later of the bag I've been working on!

Friday, September 4, 2009

We're Growing!

I'm not sure what's going on... but business has been picking up for sure! Check in often for new items. I ordered a total of 30 bolts of fabric last week, so I should have fabric rolling in from the following week. Stay tuned for more Micahel Miller and Amy Butler. Alexander Henry fabrics will be introduced to the shop. Also I will be posting some flannel as well as laminated cotton!

Here's a quick look at the Army blanket my boyfriend has been sewing. He calls it the "Man Blanket". It's currently covering out bed. I love the energy he put into it and his creativity as well.

I made curtains for my bedroom with this fabric! It turned out ... not too shabby. I mean, I'm new at sewing and this was my first curtain attempt.

SewCuteShop is hosting a BUTTON SWAP. I'd like to join in on the fun. If you'd like free advertising space post my button on your blog and email me your button html code to In return, your button will be on my blog!

On Sunday my doggies had a puppy play date! Here's Mochi after all his best friend, Elvis left.

And here's my shining star pups ready to play!