Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Sunday Blessings

Happy Sunday, everyone! It's quiet here at the house, as Thomas and Bella have left on their weekly Daddy-Daughter outing. :D  Fun for them, quiet for me = WIN/WIN!!!

Remember our travel adventure to the Renaissance Festival in Kaltenberg?
This is what Bella wore that day.

She has another gown that is royal blue, but I always keep my eye out on eBay for more gowns, and I recently found this one for a really good price.
Isn't it gorgeous??

Big News!!!
Bella reached 100% fluency on her math facts 0-12!!!

For reaching this milestone, she was allowed to have her own blog!
http://www.bellas-pink-planet.blogspot.com
Simply click on the banner to check it out!

In stamping news....
My gorgeous collection of Prismacolor Premier colored pencils!
I have a couple of cases on order to store them more easily.

Blending tool kit

Some new stamps & matching dies!
I LOVE Lawn Fawn!!!




Next month they'll have dies for this set! YAY!

A new recipe: Crock Pot Beef Bourguignon!
I didn't take the time to get a really good photo, because the smell was making me crazy, lol!! It might *look* like regular old beef stew, but it's not!! It was a bit of a hassle in prep work (you don't just throw everything into the crock pot!), but the results were soooo worth it. I had a bottle of very dry wine on hand, and we don't like to drink dry wines, so it was perfect to use in cooking!!! To make this yourself, the recipe is HERE.

I also made the super delicious German Potato Salad - recipe HERE.

And the super easy Baked Ham & Cheese Roll-ups - recipe HERE.

I have some yummy things lined up for this week, that didn't get made last week. The heat wave continued, and with it being so hot in the house and my not getting much sleep, I let Thomas "cook" a couple of times last week, lol! We're supposed to get quite a bit of rain this week....but I've heard that before and nothin' happened. So...we shall see!!! I'm hoping to finish up some projects upstairs and get some crafting done and shown on my blog!! I have some new goodies on order, and more will be available for purchase in August. Now...to get some USE out of what I have already!!! I hope you all have a great week ahead!