Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stars and Stripes Forever


I think this shirt would be perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July. I actually made this for my son and when I showed it to him, he ran away. I usually take pictures of him in tie shirts if I can and he thought I was going to make him model. In order to get it on him (he's 3.5, by the way), I had to promise to put the camera away. So I never did get any pics of him in it, but I will next time. I'll have to be sneaky, but I'll do it. Once he realized that he wasn't going to break any child labor laws, he loved it.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Your Kids Will Love These Pancakes


I love a good pancake. I especially love pancakes from IHOP!! Their butter pecan syrup is just like a slice of heaven to me. I've been searching for years to find a good homemade pancake recipe. Of course, just like many American families, Bisquick was the Saturday morning staple at our house. Good, quick, easy, done. I've tried a few homemade recipes in my day, but let's be honest: They were gross. One recipe I tried, my kids wouldn't even eat them and that's quite a statement for my piggies.

I'd all but given up on anything but Bisquick and Ihop. Then I found this recipe and heaven sang a little. Well, maybe only in my head, but I swear to you I heard the Hallelujah chorus. So delicious, moist, fluffy, and just fantabulicious!!

So, you just HAVE to try this recipe. Yes I'm telling you what to do because your life may not be complete without these pancakes. So do it (please??).




3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted
cooking spray

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

You'll be so glad you did!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's a Giveaway: Green Bags!!!


Who doesn't love an awesome giveaway?! I know I do, which is why I'm sharing this one with you!

Check out the details:

Why the eco friendly bags? Quite simple. We love the environment, as we're sure you do too. Saving the Earth is simple and everyone can pitch in. From using reusable baggies for lunches (potentially save 900+ baggies from going to the landfill with EACH EcoStuffer purchased!) to using reusable grocery sacks.

Simple things like this really go a long way! That's where SediluGreen comes in.

Promote your "Green-ness" with a triple stitched, food safe Eco Stuffer (TM) or a designer Grocery Satchel with reinforced straps, seams and sturdy bottom. Say it loud and say it proud! "I'm Green with style!"

Also, along with helping the environment, these bags are completely safe for you and your kiddos. CPSIA certified!

Did I mention the CUTENESS???

Ok so the giveaway!

You need to do two things: Tell her why you love spring and follow the blog! You could win one of two sets of EcoStuffers. You seriously can't go wrong, so go visit the blog, think about warm weather, and enter to win!!!!




GO!!! Why are you still reading??? ;)

Friday, March 19, 2010

I think I need some serious help

This week has just been an insane week for us. My in-laws live in Kentucky and are trying to find a house near us (8 hours away). So, my mother in law has been staying with us since last Saturday, house hunting. So busy thing number one, a long visit from family. Also, Sunday was Ava's second birthday and her party is tomorrow, Saturday. So we are busy, busy, busy cleaning and shopping and cleaning and going crazy. Thing 2.

Thing 3, I'm crazy busy with making clothes (which is awesome, btw).

But do you know what happens when you add those three things up? You most certainly don't get four, in my world. Oh no, four would be a nice, even number. But that's not what happens to Jess. What happens to Jess is... well, just see for yourself.....


Even my thread can't escape the madness


*sigh* I need a maid... or more hours in the day.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Feature of the Week: Two Tutu Ladies

This will be the first of what I hope to be many weekly blog features. This week's feature is Two Tutu Ladies. The owner of this adorable little shop is Kal. I've known Kal since we had our first borns and she does some really great work!

Kal's Etsy Store:

Kal's Cuties:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hop Hop Hop


I got a custom request for this shirt a few weeks ago and I really wish I'd cranked it out sooner to list for Easter this year because it turned out so stinking cute!!!!! I love creating everything I do, but custom orders are just so much fun. I love it!