Monday, December 29, 2008

Dinner at my house

Crazy. Impromptu. who knows?

Tonight, hubby was home, so I planned homemade lasagna with all the trimmings. Well, that was the plan anyway...

Hubby ended up sick today, and wasn't sure if he could eat anything. And, since the kids won't eat the lasagna (it has red sauce, and anything with red sauce is Spicy. no matter what Mom says) I decided to make meatloaf instead. If I make that in a cupcake pan, the kids will eat it. So...I go to turn the oven on...and the "bake" button will not work! All the buttons are dying: I haven't been able to cook anything under 300 because those number buttons don't work. Now it's the Bake. Good thing the owner of the house was already shopping for a new oven today...but it will be awhile. So, now what?

Fettucine Alfredo! The kids love my homemade sauce. So, I get a chicken breast out and defrost it. I get it cooking and go to make the milk! what?

Breakfast! I LOVE breakfast for dinner. It's something that I grew up with, and love it! Okay, I can do eggs, bacon, and pancakes, right? Right! Maybe... until the bowl of pancake mix I have (it doesn't require milk) starts moving... yep, I said moving! I look closer...weevils! Yeah, that went in the garbage.

So, last resort. I send my sick hubby out to get milk from the store, and bisquick. I make eggs and bacon; the pancakes get done when he got home. Finally! Dinner is made...or is it breakfast?

*sigh* Is it bedtime yet?

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Etsy Christmas List

For those of you who care... Here's my Etsy Christmas Wish list!


Click on any picture to be taken to their shop!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Only 2 more days!

Friday is the last day you can order your Christmas goodies and have them arrive on time for the Holiday!

Mention you saw my blog, and receive 10% off of your order!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Cards!

Christmas is coming! Don't forget that essential item: your Christmas cards!

One of my favorite Card sellers is Heather's Handmade Cards. She can be found HERE at The Artisan Shoppe, or at her Etsy Shop.

She carries beautiful Gift tags and cards.

Her Etsy shop has her more humourous cards!

Heather's orders are filling up fast, so get your order in for your Unique cards today!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Amazing Etsy Christmas Contest - over $750.00 in prizes!


The Etsy Christmas contest is sponsered by

I am one of the donaters for a prize, and am also entering! This is an amazing contest with TONS to win! Check it out!

An Etsy Christmas Contest - Over $750.00 in prizes!

This contest is all about promoting mom blogs and small businesses (especially run by moms or for moms). Etsy is a site that has thousands of small shops that each sell handcrafted items. I have found an abundance of shops that you guys would like!

An Etsy Christmas Contest

Busy Mom Blog

- Over $750.00 worth of prizes - 2 winners
The Sponsors:

This and That - $20 gift card
Red Pajamas - Little Man's Tie ($8)
Baby Luv Gifts - Cute Custom Beanie ($15)
Baby Bears - $25 gift card
My Custom Baby Boutique - $25 gift card
Baby Goin Places - PocketChanger Diaper Changing Pad ($25)
Layla Legs - $15 gift card & free shipping
Second Story Window - $10 gift card
Inspiring Color Tie Dye - Youth pullover hoodie rainbow diagonal or swirl ($30)
Baby Peas - boy or girl cloth play blocks- set of 4 ($18)
Abby Chase Designs - Lotus Hair Flower ($13.50)
Tadpoles and Tutus - $20 gift card
Make it and Love It - onesie/bootie set of choice (14.99)

Four Dog Day - Cute Pink Key Ring ($8)
Jupita - $20 gift card
Zeba - Coin Pearl Earrings ($20)
Jodi Horgan - $25 gift card
One of a Kind Custom Jewelry - $20 gift card
Across The Pond - choice of any vintage button ring ($14)
Kerstin Hanson - $20 gift card

Bath and Body
Krug's Eco-Logic - $15 gift card
Indulgent Creations - Soy candle travel tin, soap and lotion ($16.50)
koko candles - holiday brownie cupcake candles ($25)
Dazzle Dott - $20 gift certificate

Especially for Mom
Mary Zoom - Pink Polka Dot Glam Cleaning Gloves ($10)
Maggie Sue Designs -A cup cozy and coordinating set of Tame Your Mane ponytail holders ($12)
Gaia Conceptions - "My Everything" piece (clothing, $40)
BoojiBoo - apron of winners choice (only ones in stock, $28.75)

Yummy Treats
A Sugar Affair - $10 gift card
Cakebox Cookies - $20 gift card
A Thyme 2 B Comforted - $25 gift card
Double Dipped Sweets - $20 gift card
KE Cookies - One dozen chocolate chip cookies ($8)
AngelPie Cookies and Cakes - One dozen decorated sugar cookies ($18)
Meg's Creations - 2 pack of cookie and brownie mix ($24 including shipping)
Cookie Art by Sarah - One dozen sugar cookie snowflakes and $25 gift certificate ($53)

Paper Crafts
Paper Treasures 4 U - 2 page 12''x12'' Christmas layout ($9)
Inkspot Workshop - 1 Set of 6 Snowman Gift Enclosures 1 Set of 6 Tree Bird Gift Enclosures ($12)
Take Note - 1 set of personalized notecards ($15)
Articulations - 6 lunchbox love mini cards ($5)

How To Enter: Go to!

Contest Ends Saturday, December 6th at 9:00 pm.
Two winners will be chosen and the prizes will be equally divided.

There are amazing stores donating prizes! Here are some of my favorites in each category.

LOVING the "little man's tie" from Red Pajamas!

And check out the great animal hats in BabyLuvGifts

Zeba has beautiful jewelry!

Bath and Body:
Check out the beautiful soaps at Indulgentcreations!

Especially for Mom:
Cute, cute, cute aprons at BooJiBoo's.

Yummy treats:
Well, of course I nominate myself for this category!! But...
A Sugar Affair has melt-your-mouth brownie goodness.
Cakebox Cookies and are both sooo yummy! best Pork sauce and salsa ever!

Paper Crafts:
Beautiful cards at
And how cute are these Lunchbox Love cards from Articulations.

Go enter the contest! You could win amazing prizes!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Fabulous Artistic Moms Holiday Giveaway!

Are you looking for ways to save this Christmas? Check out the FAM team! Featuring great deals starting today, and going until December 12th! Check their blog daily, as a new deal starts every day!

In adition to great giveaways, all Purchases made at participating FAM shops during the FAM - Made Holiday Gift Guide Event, December 1-12, 2008, will be entered in a drawing for FAM Bucks. Mention "FAM Entry" in notes to seller when checking out.

Double Dipped Sweets will be participating in all 12 days!

Daily Promo Specials: The shops participating will be listed in Etsy Forums daily!
1) Link the FAM Gift Guide to your blog and receive an entry for the FAM Bucks drawing. (Post a link to your blog in the comments section of the blog post for today)
2) Free Gift Tag with purchase - See below for a list of participating shops.
3) Free Gift Wrapped item - See below for a list of participating shops.
4) 1st customer of the day will get ...(what the shop picks) - See below for a list of participating shops.
5) 10% off purchase - See below for a list of participating shops.
6) Discounted shipping - See below for a list of participating shops.
7) Today, December 7, 2008, purchase from a FAM shop listed below, and be entered in a drawing to have your Etsy Shop featured on the FAM Blog. **BONUS Special** The first 12 customers (that are sellers) to purchase from a shop listed below and post a transaction link in this thread will be featured in a FAM Customer Appreciation Treasury.
8) Coupon for future purchase in shop (at discretion of each shop) - See below for a list of participating shops.
9) Look for the item with a hidden "Secret" in each shop listed below for a super special discount on that item! Hurry, secrets go fast!
10) Link FAM-made Gift Guide to your blog and get 10% off every purchase that day from participating shops below.
11) Mystery freebie in package - See below for a list of participating shops.
12) BOGO 1/2 off - See below for a list of participating shops.

Happy Holidays!