Monday, May 30, 2011

We are Family

Last night my 3 year old and I were playing and he says, "Mama, me belong to you?"
I said, "Yes, you belong to me."
He replies, " And you belong to me."
I said "yep."
And he says, "We are family." 

Big tears well up in my eyes and I hug him to me.  So sweet.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pamela's Gluten Free Cookies

We have tried several different brands of gluten free cookie mixes.  Most of them have been quite bad.  I love good chocolate chip cookies, I barely think that any other cookie exists beyond chocolate chip, so we have really been craving cookies that the whole group can enjoy.

Recently we tried the Pamela's brand and it is WONDERFUL!  Not exactly a glutenful cookie, but they are fluffy and good and chocolatey.  The fluffy part is nice for us.  We live at an altitude and any prepackaged cookies I make are usually flat as pancakes.

The kiddo seems to like them, so that is a good sign.  He's pretty picky.  MMMM good cookies!

*I was not paid to write this post by Pamela's.  Just really like the products.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Circle Pillows for Everyone

For Mother's Day I made my mom, sister, mother-in-law, and sister-in law some of the sprocket pillows.  I just really love them and they turn out so fun.  My mom and sister-in-law both received the purple version.

I made a blue and green one for my sister, but I don't have a picture of it.  Time has gotten away from me lately.  It is the end of the school year and it always seems this time of year I am just hanging on, trying to make it to the end before summer.  So when it was time to give her the pillow, I plum forgot to get a pic.  Oh well.

I struggled with the color scheme for my mother-in-law.  Her home has a lot of tan in it and I kept wanting something bright and vibrant, but when I went to a local quilt shop I saw all these lovely tans and knew were the right choices for her.

My kid couldn't love these pillows more.  The first set I did for myself he plays with ALL the time.  They have yet to stay on the bed for more than 5 minutes.  So we dove into my stash of fabric, most of these were made into horses at one time, and found some fun boy fabric.  He likes this pillow, but not surprisingly, he really likes the blue and red flower pillows better.  He is a kid who likes bright colors and cares little if something is meant for a girl or boy. 

I added this last pic because I just thought it was cute with the pillow and the ever sleeping cat.  Apparently we bought this chair just for her.  Aren't we nice?

The original idea for these pillows came from

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

 I have the best mom who also is the best Grammy!  Happy Mother's Day Mom!