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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Put some green in your Day

I love my boys but man it is hard to tell them NO! They love watching me make things but everything on my hook they want to keep. I try to make them something each month but since I am still new It takes me longer to make things. I am getting faster though! This hat I made for my smallest took about a day and a half. That includes, meals, playing with the boys, home school and everything that causes me to put it down. I used one of my cute hat displays. I will show those to you in a later post. I used "I love this Yarn" from hobby Lobby. I made it a little larger so it will fit him this fall/winter and still have to give it eyes like bubba's. I was happy how it turned out though I have figured out the no seam thing :) The only thing I do not like is it looks more like cameo than I wanted. Yes we live in the south and Cameo is a popular pattern but none of us in the family hunt. I also love the green color, it reminds me of the pines that surround our house. The brown is in the trunks and dirt .... maybe since we love the outdoors so much it is a fitting pattern for my little outdoor loving guy.

Another green we love is Asparagus. We had bought some it Publix last week and I was tired of cooking it the same way so I was in search of a new way. I decided to look in some of my cookbooks. The problem with me is I am a Bee like discussed before in a post regarding blog week. I looked at my cookbook book case in the kitchen and became aware of all the stuff that had made it its home. There was cookbooks, food magazines, clippings, print outs, candles and even my Yorke's little Bo - Bo teddy bear. An hour later I managed to go through everything and make it nice and neat again...I did however find a new way to make the asparagus. I wanted to share it with you since it is so good!

Roasted Asparagus:
1-2 lbs asparagus
olive oil 3 tbs
2 tbs garlic
salt/pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 450. Lay a sheet of nonstick aluminum foil on a baking pan. Wash and cut the hard ends from your asparagus. Toss the Asparagus in the olive oil, garlic and salt and pepper. Lay flat on baking sheet. Place in oven for 10 mins.... flip them put them back in for another 5 mins or so... and man enjoy some yummy goodness.

3 More things to share:
 I got my knitting needles in the mail! I ordered a lot on facebook... There was a total of 69 for 24.00 and that's with shipping. Some we multiples but I figure I would have back ups if one gets bent or lost :) I even got several circular ones.. I put them some where else in baggies.

I also finished a cute little girls hat for my Storenvy shop.  I think it turned out rather cute. The yellow yarn is vintage Red Heart Baby Yarn. the purple was up-cycled from a doll caplet and the green was up-cycled from a scraps... both vintage yarns as well. I love giving things new life.


  1. beautiful all the needles too.

    1. Thanks! I love my needles to...even though I am not skilled yet with the knitting needles.... I still love looking at them.


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