Monday, September 19, 2011

Euphoric Features Monday # 7

Hello everyone! Hope you're enjoying your Monday!I have a wonderful project to share with you later this week! I'm so excited to show you that I can hardly contain myself and not share it with you as I'm making it. It will be awesome when I finally get it done. :-)

I also wanted to take a minute to thank you guys. I'm so super busy these days with work schedules that I don't have the time to put into my bloggy life. However you guys are sticking it out with me and staying as my followers, and I'm so grateful! You guys rock my socks, inspire me and make me feel wonderful all at once. You should get super-hero capes!

So onto the features. We had a few linkups this last week that I absolutely fell in love with.

These Subway Art Library Bags from Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy blew me away.


What a cute fun idea for your library totes!

I'm a huge fan of Artsy Fartsy Mama's blog. She has the most amazing DIY necklaces this week.


Help yourselves to a button if you were featured! It's all about the bragging rights!


Thanks again for coming, partying, following, and cheering me on. You guys are fantastic! Have a great week ya'll!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Weekend Wow Me Party # 7

Wow...I know I'm a bit late in posting this, but I have a good excuse. Today was my day off from work, and I decided to spend it with hubby. We went to SLC and had all sorts of delicious fun! It was great because I haven't seen him in a while and spent any real time together. I know my personal life and quilty life shouldn't overlap on my quilting blog, but today I just couldn't resist.

awww...he loves me so much...

It was threatening to rain, so this is his "make the rain go away" face.

Saw the SLC Temple on temple square. So pretty!

The conference center with an overshadow of rain clouds. Guess his "make the rain go away face" didn't work as well as he thought.

We had us some Chinese food for lunch. They only sold Pepsi, so I got my Diet Coke on at McDonalds! :-)

The two of us outside the Beehive House in SLC. I think this is a great picture, but I'm biased

Then on the way home this evening we picked up my newly aquired $25 gift card from Dipidee via the Artsy Fartsy Mama giveaway! (I never win anything! I was so excited!) So we got our cupcake on!

So onto the party. Sorry it's late, and sorry it's a text only party. But better that than nothing! I cannot wait to see what you guys have been up to this week!

Grab a button and come link up!

  • Follow Quilted Euphoria and grab my button and put it somewhere on your blog. (text links are okay too, just link back somehow)

  • Link up a project YOU have done. It can be anything! A craft, recipe, knock off, inspirational sayings, you name it! There's no limit to links, so make sure to link up all your craftiness.
  • Make sure you're linking to the post, and not the main blog so we can find it!
  • Please, don't link up your Etsy shops, giveaways, or other blog hops. (These links will be deleted)
  • Hop over to the other links and show some comment love, we all love that!
  • Please only link up a project with us that you haven't shown off before. We want to see your newest wave of craftiness!
  • Most of all just have fun, and be inspired by each others craftiness!
Have a great weekend ya'll!







Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The PPP

Not much time to post, so will make this short and sweet. Which ironically describes the little project I whipped up tonight. I call it the "PPP".

What is the PPP you ask? Well I'm glad you did. Because it is short for the "personal property pouch". In short this is a little device that will slyly hold all your...ahem...personal things. :-)

(fem products, chapstick, cell phone, keys, business cards, etc etc)




I was tired of having my personal stuff leak out of my purse and flop on the floor. (You've been there...admit it!) And I've seen others making these nifty little things, and thought I needed one. I finally sat down and did it. It took maybe fifteen minutes, and I'm thrilled to finally use this fat quarter. I've had it forever, and I think it reflects the personality of the owner very well! I would have used a zipper, but I was fresh out, so Velcro to the rescue!


The sewing is kinda wonky, but that's okay this one is mine. I think I'll put up a few more on my Etsy store and see how they sell! :-) The PPP, it's here to save you. I promise.

(It's too small to see, but there's a super hero cape attached...)

(true story...)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Euphoric Features Monday # 6

We had over twenty linkups this weekend at our party! It's just so awesome to see everyone's creativity and be inspired! I am so sorry that I didn't get to comment on all your awesome projects, but know that I looked at each and every one of them. I truly am sorry about no comment love, but hopefully next weekend we can get more of that worked in! :-)

We had a huge busy week around here and I barely had time to wash my hair let alone do anything else. However I did make a little progress on my current project...and managed to do my dishes so it was a productive weekend! :-)

We also watched a lot of commentaries and devotionals on the 9/11 anniversary. What a sad day in our nations history, but it's good to be reminded of the heroism that came from that and how our country can come together to overcome anything.

Grab ya a button if you've been featured! It's all about the bragging rights!


This week I'm loving these wonderful projects:


Chore Sticks from Ginger Snap Crafts.

What a neat idea for no fuss chore division!


No Sew Fabric Pumpkin from Happy Hour Projects

What a cute fast, fun project! I'm going to have to make several of these for my fall decor!




She's not kidding, it does look totally delicious! (and so easy!)

Thanks for being party of my link parties every weekend! It's the highlight of my week to come stare in wonder at your craftiness! Have a great week ya'll!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where were you when the world stopped turning?

That September day...

I will never EVER forget the events that happened ten years ago today. I remember what I was doing.

I was working at Wal-Mart as a cashier. I was 18 years old and had just gotten home at 3am from my shift the previous night. I was asleep when my mom came into my room and told me to get up. I was annoyed because I didn't sleep very well. She said to come into the living room, world war three had just started.

I walked into the living room and the first thing I remember thinking was that they were watching some kind of action movie. The first tower had just been hit, and was smoking on the TV screen. I couldn't believe it when my Mom told me this was a real thing.

Then the second tower was hit as I watched in HORROR and shock. I couldn't believe it. Who would do something like this? What was going on? Who else was going to be targeted? I remember sitting in horror as the pentagon was hit, and then the plane went down in PA. I remember crying and being so horribly sick and worried that day. I didn't personally know anyone involved, but my heart ached for everyone involved.

I remember the days that followed as the country banned together, and to help those that had lost loved ones. I was so proud of our nation that day. And so proud of the heroes of 9/11. I still am. And I always will be.

I remember...do you? Can we ever really forget something like this?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weekend Wow Me Party #6

It's Friday. I'm so super busy this weekend that I almost forgot to get this up and posted. I'm helping out a friend who's baby is trying to be born 20 weeks early, so I'm up and doing for her. Then have work, and other shtuffs, so I almost had no time to check in with you fabulous peeps today! This week's party is going to be text links only as I haven't had time to get the thumbnail renewed (sad). Come wow me! :-)

Grab a button and come link up!

  • Follow Quilted Euphoria and grab my button and put it somewhere on your blog. (text links are okay too, just link back somehow)

  • Link up a project YOU have done. It can be anything! A craft, recipe, knock off, inspirational sayings, you name it! There's no limit to links, so make sure to link up all your craftiness.
  • Make sure you're linking to the post, and not the main blog so we can find it!
  • Please, don't link up your Etsy shops, giveaways, or other blog hops. (These links will be deleted)
  • Hop over to the other links and show some comment love, we all love that!
  • Please only link up a project with us that you haven't shown off before. We want to see your newest wave of craftiness!
  • Most of all just have fun, and be inspired by each others craftiness!
Have a great weekend ya'll!






Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Trash-Talking Zucchini (Bread)

Okay...well...this is technically a quilting blog. One of my goals here is to completely and utterly confuse you on content! Mission accomplished? No...well I guess I have to try harder...

I have had the mother of all zucchini's sitting on my kitchen counter staring at me for the last three weeks. My mom sent it home with me from their garden thinking I could do something with it. Do what? I had no clue...So there it sat on the counter...just staring at me each time I passed by it. I had to reach over it to get to the chocolate milk powder. (don't judge)

I'm pretty sure it was whispering about me to the toaster:

"Hey she's never going to do anything with me! I'm going to sit here on the counter mocking her for weeks and she won't do anything about it!" "She also drinks Chocolate milk! What a loser!"

In reply, the toaster stayed silent. (he's a good little toaster, he never talks about me)

Then I started seeing all these recipes popping up for Zucchini bread...and the idea hit me...

To teach that trash talking zucchini a lesson.

I wish I had pictures of him getting cut up and shredded (horrific it was!) but I don't. Because let's be honest I'm writing this post as a follow up to the process, and didn't even think about sharing with you all until after the fact. I know...I'm horrible.

But this mother of all zucchini's (hereafter referred to as Joel) made six loaves of bread. Three separate batches, one heavenly smelling kitchen, and a but-load of dishes later, we have arrived at the recipe. (because that's how Joel would have wanted it...)

Zucchini Bread
(with pineapple and raisins)

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups grated zucchini (Joel!)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (optional, but makes it tastier! make sure to drain off the juice)
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup raisins (again optional. You can substitute in chocolate chips here!)
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour two bread loaf pans and set aside. Mix together the sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla and spices.
  2. Fold in Zucchini (joel!), raisins, pineapple and blend well. Add in the flour one cup at a time stirring after each addition until mixed well.
  3. Pour into your two greased and floured pans
  4. Bake one hour at 350 or until it passes the toothpick test
  5. Cool in pans about fifteen minutes, then remove from pans onto wire racks to cool completely.
Like I said, I made triple batch and ended up with a lot of bread in my freezer.


I may or may not have eaten a slice (okay two...) before dinner. (for testing purposes of course!)


I may or may not have also eaten a few slices as I was writing this post to share with you all...


The world may never know...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Euphoric Features Monday # 5

It's Monday again!We had such a fun party this weekend, 30 linkups! Wahoo! I was so inspired by all of your craftyness!

This weeks most clicked on link was:
Rag Quilt by The Adventures of an Airforce Family.

She used her kids clothes and her own to make the squares. Such a cute project!

I'm absolutely loving this Sock Monkey from Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy

So adorable and easy to make!

I'm also loving the homemade baby food from Happy Hour Projects

She makes this herself for her munchkin and it doesn't take fancy anything! So inspiring!

Then there's this awesome idea for boycotting the toothfairy from Inside Brucrew Life

So tasty!

Thanks for all the amazing ideas this week! I'm so glad you're coming to party! Grab ya' a button below if you're featured and brag about it baby!

This week has been crazy with new jobs and schedules, but I promise there's a project in the works! :-) Have an amazing Labor Day and don't have too much fun without me!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Weekend Wow Me Party #5

Whew! Did that week go fast, or what? I mean really it feels like we just started it up! This week has been kind of crazy around here. I started my new job on Saturday and have worked a couple of days already. It's taking some getting used to being out and doing instead of inside in my craftyness. However I'm loving it the more I'm there.

Our car is still not up and working but we're hoping to have that corrected this weekend. Hubby has a job interview Friday and we're hoping that it comes through. It's sounding like a good bet that it might, so keep your fingers, toes, eyes crossed for us! :-)

Because of all the craziness that has been going on around here, I don't have a new project to share with you yet. It's just been too busy to do anything more than the basics. However I do plan on getting something up really soon.

Onto the fun! I am starting to really look forward to the weekends (more than usual!) because of these parties! You guys have such great ideas and projects that you come share with me every week. I always come away inspired, and hungry!

Grab 'ya a button and let's get this party started!
  • Follow Quilted Euphoria and grab my button and put it somewhere on your blog. (text links are okay too, just link back somehow)

  • Link up a project YOU have done. It can be anything! A craft, recipe, knock off, inspirational sayings, you name it! There's no limit to links, so make sure to link up all your craftiness.
  • Make sure you're linking to the post, and not the main blog so we can find it!
  • Please, don't link up your Etsy shops, giveaways, or other blog hops. (These links will be deleted)
  • Hop over to the other links and show some comment love, we all love that!
  • Please only link up a project with us that you haven't shown off before. We want to see your newest wave of craftiness!
  • Most of all just have fun, and be inspired by each others craftiness!
I love you guys so much and am so excited to have you here partying with me. Have a great weekend and enjoy this fabulous fall-ish weather. Fall is almost here! Can you smell it?






Tuesday, August 30, 2011

No Bake PB Cookie

Quilting blog. New recipe. Confusion? Yep?! Good! Mission accomplished!

We have a sweet tooth around here. Mostly we try to ignore it, but sometimes it just creeps up and demands to be satisfied...With the car doing it's best impression of a paper weight (really you can stop now...) limiting us from going to the store to purchase pre-made goodness, and the weather being so freaking hot (can we say "Enough"), this made our options very small. Therefore, I whipped out some no bake treats and saved the day!

I'm sure you remember that my husband is a peanut butter whore, addict, lover so we needed to add that in somewhere to our treat. And viola, this recipe was born. It's a combination of a couple different ones I've had around for a while, and they turned out awesome!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2-4 tbps cocoa powder (how chocolatey do you want it?)
  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
The Process!
Combine sugar, butter, milk, vanilla and salt in a medium size saucepan. Bring to a boil, and cook for two minutes. Stir it occasionally to keep it from sticking. It should look something like this:

Remove from heat and add in the oats:

And Peanut Butter:


And stir to combine until smooth.


It should be smooth and starting to stick together as the peanut butter is cooling down. If it's still too liquid (use your best judgement) add in a handful of oats at a time until it thickens up.

Pour it into a greased cake pan and press flat.

(you can also drop this by spoonfuls onto wax paper and let them cool. Either way works!)

Stick them in the fridge to let cool for about a half an hour. Take out, cut up and enjoy!

Makes about three dozen, or if you want huge bars, it makes as many as you cut! :-) From start to finish maybe 10 minutes! So easy and so tasty!

I hope I have confused you, and made you hungry.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Euphoric Features Monday # 4

"...Rainy days and Mondays always get me down..."
---Karen Carpenter


Well not always, but Mondays and I definitely don't get along. Except this is the bright spot in our Monday's. I love features day! :-)

Thanks to everyone who linked up this weekend! We had nearly 20 projects shared and I was so inspired by all of you it was hard to just chose a few.

This week I am loving these projects:

Rag Love By Finding My Way in Texas.

I just finished my own rag quilt and was loving her scrappy creation!
So warm and snuggly!


Jacque's Soda Parlor shared this awesome tut for a No-Sew Fleece blanket.


This is my kind of project!
So easy, and so cute! (going on my to-make for Christmas presents list!)

Happy Hour Projects shared with us this great tut on a baby blanket.

I love the ric-a-rack on the edges. I need one for me!

She also showed us how to man-craft this week.
This football wreath is so awesome !

I love it because I was getting on the wreath bandwagon, but all the ones I've seen while beautiful are just too "Perfect" for our family and our personality. This one however with all it's scraptacular-ness (yes that's a word!) is just perfect! It's going to be making an appearance in our household this football season. (with Titans colors of course!)

Can you tell I've got fall and cooler weather on the brain? Those blankets all looked like they needed to come take a nap with me, and the football wreath because it's the start of widow football season.

Help yourself to a button if you've been featured! Soooo many fun projects were linked up!


This weekend has not been the restful weekend I was hoping for. Our car is sitting in our front yard doing it's best impression of a paperweight. I started work on Saturday and go back Wednesday so I'm starting to worry a tad about how to do the transportation thing. However I feel that we'll get it all solved and be back on track shortly.

I am working on a super incredible project, but it's going to take a while because of life, and the fact that to make it super incredible, it takes time! I promise it will be worth the wait though.

(at least I think it will be...)

I'll see if I can insert a semi-super incredible project in here in the meantime though!

Everyone have a great week and don't party too hard without me!