Creating Me

Saturday, May 31

It's friday five time again and this week is really hard.

1. What do you most want to be remembered for?

I think I'm still trying to figure that out.

2. What quotation best fits your outlook on life?

"Everyone must live their own life and find their own truth"

3. What single achievement are you most proud of in the past year?

Continuing my fitness program.

4. What about the past ten years?

My marriage. So many people didn't think it would work and here we are 5 years later.

5. If you were asked to give a child a single piece of advice to guide them through life, what would you say?

Really live your life don't just watch it go by.
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I saw these keds in Redbook and cut them out as part of my summer fashion wish list. Tonight me and the kids went to T.J. Maxx and there they were. I won't normally buy something that's not on clearance but I thought $19.99 was a good deal plus it was a strange coincidence that I found them.
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Thursday, May 29

Me and the kids had a somewhat creative day we made egg carton caterpillars. Tren's is the one with the wandering eye.

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Monday, May 26

My 14 year old cousin be will staying with us the first week in June so I'm on the look out for some "cool" projects that we can do together. I have found these art journals. My cousin is an artist and I think she will be able to do some amazing things with this idea. I have been looking during my weekly garage sale and thrift store adventures for some great hard cover book. I want to be like Ex Libris Anonymous.
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I have noticed from my tracking program that a lot of people have been directed to my blog looking for the Martha Stewart Towel Rag Rug which is listed in my projects on the left. I'm wondering if my instructions are helping anyone. Please leave me a comment (click on the word comment below) or e-mail me and let me know if this is of any help to you.
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Saturday, May 24

It's almost time for the kittens to go. They are 5 weeks old and they have grown so much. I think the mom cat is ready to get them out of here.
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Friday, May 23

I have decided to start doing the Friday Five, so here goes:

1. What brand of toothpaste do you use?
I love Tom's Natural. It isn't sweet and it makes your mouth feel really clean

2. What brand of toilet paper do you prefer?
I will use whatever. But lately I have been buying Cottenelle Ripples

3. What brand(s) of shoes do you wear?
I love my Birkies
I also love Ecco

4. What brand of soda do you drink?
Trudy got me hooked on Pepsi.

5. What brand of gum do you chew?
I love all the new intense mint gums like Icebreakers. Plus my kids hate them so they don't chew it up and leave it all over the house or in the cat's fur.

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Thursday, May 22

I bought the Martha Stewart Everyday Foods at the grocery store a couple of weeks ago. I love it so much! All the recipes are easy and things actually want to make like: vegetable lasagna and spicy cornmeal-crusted catfish. But by far my favorite things are the carrot cupcakes.They are moist and full of flavor. Made with ingredients that I already have around the house. The kids love them, too. I hope this isn't against law but I'm going to put the recipe here so my friends and family can try it out.

Martha Stewart's Carrot Cupcakes
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup veg. oil
2 Tbsp orange juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/2 salt
3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp.flour
1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup shredded coconut

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine suger, veg.oil, orange juice, vanilla extract and eggs.
2. Stir in baking powder, baking soda, allspice, and salt. Add flour; mix. Stir in carrots, walnuts, and coconut.
3. Line muffin tin with paper cups; distribute batter evenly.
4. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack then frost with cream cheese frosting. Garnish with toasted shredded coconut.

I shred my carrots in the blender since I don't have a food processor.
Personally I like them better without the walnuts.
To toast shredded coconut place on a baking sheet and toss with 1 or 2 tablespoons of confectioner's sugar.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven
Stir often, until the coconut is dry and mostly toasted light brown with some white shreds, 10 to 15 minutes.
In the Microwave:
Cook on high for 3 minutes. Stir every 30 seconds.

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Monday, May 19

The Wichita Marathon is coming up again in October. I think that I want to run it but last year the half marathon nearly killed me. If I decide to do it I must begin training soon.
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Sunday, May 18

My prodded rug is taking forever. Now I know why they are so expensive. I am making it super plush; it feels like a cloud under my feet. I figure I have about 1500 little boxes to fill till it's done.
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Saturday, May 17

Dennis' work got a new digital camera. It is so great!! The pictures are so clear and it has those little CD-R disks that can hold over a thousand pictures and you just pop it in your computer to get the pictures. I love i
I made a new project page about wrapping with tulle it's on the left so be sure to check it out.

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Thursday, May 8

I had planned on using a burlap bag to make my prodded rug but after some frustration I decided that a rug canvas would be easier. I found a 26X30 for $2.49 at Hobby Lobby. I also saw that they were selling prodded rugs of that size for $39.99. So I figure I’m saving about $30.00 by making it myself. I'm starting tonight after the kids are in bed.

Check out these great zipper bags at blissen. So cool.
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Tuesday, May 6

When I went to Wal-Mart tonight to get some Grape-nuts and yogurt, I stumbled onto something wonderful. Solid white t-shirt cotton only $1.00 a yard! It's exactly what I need for my prodded rug. I'm going to dye it purple and start prodding.

I'm really looking forward to the River Festival starting on Friday. They added a Mardi Gras Party this year and the Hershey's 53 Feet of Chocolate Tour will be there. Me and the kids are in the River Run, I'm doing the 2-mile and the kids have their own 40-yard run. I'm a little concerned about the parking situation since Riverside Park is closed everything is being held near Century II which could get uncomfortably crowded. But I have high hopes that it will be enjoyable for everyone.
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Saturday, May 3

Can someone please help me get a logo? Nothing I try really inspires me. I want something that really reflects Creating Me. So I will be without a logo for a while. And now it's back to the drawing board.
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This is my new blogchalk:
United States, Kansas, Wichita, English, Jackie, Female, 21-25, Creating new from old, All craft projects. :)
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