Sunday, November 22, 2009

Random Thoughts....

I want to learn to sew. When will I have time, you ask? Your guess is as good as mine, but it is something that I would love to be able to do. My wonderful mother-in-law helped me make "seat sacks" for my students' chairs a few years ago, but that was the first and last time that I have used a sewing machine. After that experience, I was given my husband's grandmother's sewing machine, but it is old and very difficult to operate. To be quite honest, I can't even figure out how to thread it. I know...pathetic! So, on my Christmas list is a sewing machine. I'm not really sure the model/type/etc. so if you have any advice for this novice please pass it along. I just want to be able to make projects like these that I have stumbled upon over the past few days while surfing the web:

Scrunchy Gathered Scarf by Hope Studios (This picture is from the Hope Studios blog...go check it out! You will find lots of ideas!!)

Cute Hat! Need to add a feminine touch to a baseball cap? Then this is for you! (The picture is from Mandi Shandi's blog. Another one you will want to check out! She's such a crafty chic!)

Fabric Notebook Covers would make a great back-to-school gifts for teachers or birthday gifts for friends and family members. (This photo is from Skip to My Lou. Visit the site to download the pattern for making these adorable creations for less than $2.)

So, I have lots of ideas and projects running around in my head. Maybe if I am extra good Santa will have a sewing machine under the tree for me! I'll keep you posted. :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Did you know?

I saw this over on Karmen’s Blog and thought I'd give it a know since I'm on a blogging roll this week and all. Please note that I did change a few questions just b/c…

♥ What are your names? Michael (goes by Mickey) and Lana

♥How long have you been together? Married for 7 together for 14

♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? 3 years

♥ Who asked who out? Not really sure.

♥ How old are each of you? We are both 30.

♥ Did you go to the same school? Yep.

♥ Are you from the same home town? Yep.

♥ Who is the smartest? He is definitely the smartest! (He did graduate from Presbyterian College! Haha)

♥ Who majored in what? I received my degree in Elementary Education from Mars Hill College and he received a degree from Physics from PC and a degree in Civil Engineering from Clemson University. See, I told you he was smart!

♥ Who is the most sensitive? Ummm, me...

♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? El Sureno Mexican Restaurant

♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Quebec, Canada

♥ Who has the worst temper? We are both pretty even tempered.

♥ How many children do you want? We have one right now...maybe one or two more?

♥ Who does the cooking? I normally do, but lately we have eaten out way too much!

♥ Who is more social? We are both pretty social people. However, it always amazes me how good Mick is at carrying on a conversation with anybody!

♥ Who is the neat-freak? I like things clean, but he likes things organized!

♥ Who is the most stubborn? We both are to some extent

♥ Who wakes up earlier? I do…..

♥ Where was your first date? Our first official date was to Burger King and to see the movie A Walk in the Clouds. However, we always say our relationship really started at Kents!

♥ Who has the bigger family? We're kind of equal...

♥ Do you get flowers often? Nope...but that's ok with me. When I have gotten flowers they have been very unexpected and appreciated!

♥ How do you spend the holidays? Well, we try and instill our own family traditions while still visiting ALL of our family...

♥ Who is more jealous? I would have to say I am!

♥ Who eats more? Depends on what it is...

♥ What do you do for a living? Mickey is a project manager for a construction company. I am an instructional coach at the elementary school in our neighborhood. I am also currently going back to school to get my master’s in administration.

♥ Who does the laundry? I do, but I will say he will help out when I ask.

♥ Who drives when you are together? He does

♥ What is "your" song? When we were dating it was Keep It On the Down Low by Brian McKnight…long story!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tasty Tuesday!

Mackaylan and I love to cook together. Now, if you know me at all, you know that I am more of the "Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade" type of cook. I like simple, yet tasty recipes. The other day we were in the kitchen together and whipped up the following dessert (recipe courtesy of my wonderful sis, Lori!):

Cookie Casserole

Cool Whip
Chocolate Chip "ring" cookies


1. Soften the cookies by dipping them in a shallow bowl of milk.
Create a layer of cookies on the bottom of the bowl.

2. Spread a layer of Cool Whip over the cookies.

3. Repeat Step 1 and 2 until you reach the top of the bowl.
End with the Cool Whip.

4. Crush some of cookies to sprinkle on top of the "casserole."
Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

5. Smile! You have just made a simple, yet satisfying dessert!
It will be a huge hit for the entire family!
For more tasty recipes head on over to Tasty Tuesday, Tempy My Tummy Tuesdays and/or Tuesdays at the Table.

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