Friday, August 27, 2010


Yeah... I know. You don't have to tell me that I'm a slacker. I haven't posted all week. I'm not one for making excuses, but here are my excuses:

1. My sister was in town visiting so we spent some time together.
2. I've been cleaning this house full tilt (have to make the most of the dumpster while we can).
3. I got Suzanne Collins newest book "Mockingjay" and have been reading that in my spare time.
4. The weather has been absolutely beautiful this past week and I've been trying to get outside when I can.

That being said, here are some of my favorite things:

1. Turning off the AC, opening the windows, blasting music and cleaning.
2. This apron from this Etsy shop.

3. Brownies. I made some awesome brownies this week. Here's how it went... Made a brownie mix and baked it for 2/3 of the time called for in the directions. Then I took them out, poured a can of sweetened condensed milk over them, a small bag of coconut, a few butterscotch chips and a few chocolate chips. Put it back in the oven until they were done (it took a little longer... like an extra 20 minutes). So good. So sweet though.

4. Blowing bubbles with the girlie.

That's about all I can think of now. More crafting projects to come so stay tuned!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Faves

I'm kind of stressing out today (so much to do, so little time) and I don't feel like doing anything but sit in front of the TV and eat my cup-o-cake (more about that below), so this is going to be short.

1. The little robots from this Etsy shop.

2. The cup-o-cake recipe found here. I am eating it right now. Honestly, it's kind of a weird texture, but if you're craving chocolate and don't feel like busting out the Kitchen Aid, it will do. As my husband keeps saying as he eats spoonful after spoonful, "I'm addicted to it's weirdness".

3. And last but not least... this bathing suit from Janie and Jack. So cute, right? I wish they made it in big.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just Peachy

It's peach season! Yahoo! I love peaches. Probably my favorite fruit. We went peach picking a couple of weeks ago but they were so unripe,that I finally just made baby food out of them yesterday. It was delicious though. I made some plain and some with blueberries. Zoey loves them. "Om nom nom", as she would say.

I wanted to make freezer jam too, but I didn't have enough peaches, so I went to a different orchard because they were advertising buy one bag, get one free. Turns out, they actually had some really ripe ones in, what I like to call, the "As Is" or "Crash and Dent" section. Some were slightly bruised, but overall, not bad at all. I think out of the bunch, I had to throw one out. They also turned out costing less than the ones that were buy one get one free too. Oh, and I also might add, they were way cheaper than when I went to pick my own. And I didn't have to break a sweat to get them. Bonus!

The peaches were so sweet that I only used less than 1/4 of the sugar that the recipe called for. Seriously... the recipe called for 4 1/2 cups of sugar for one batch and I had double the amount of peaches. The thought of putting 9 cups of sugar in them was a little sickening. I added 1/2 cup at a time and tasted... it was perfect after 2 cups. I guess you have to have some pretty tart peaches or a real sweet tooth to need the full amount of sugar.

I couldn't resist, even though it wasn't set yet (and on a homemade roll).

Zoey and I in a peach tree!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Can't Win!

I finished another pair of shoes tonight. Yay! I decided that I want to master one style of shoe before moving on to the next, so I made another paid of kimono shoes. They are so cute and took a lot less time to make than my last pair, but only one problem... one is bigger than the other. Like noticeably bigger. I suppose I can rip the seam out and resew the bigger one to make it smaller, but I'm too tired for that. I'll have to try them on the babe tomorrow and see if you can notice when they are on chubby little feet. I was proud of myself because I even did a little top stitching this time (Yeah. I just used a fancy sewing term. No biggie. I'm pretty much a pro at sewing now... yeah right). I think it makes it look a little more finished.

Maybe I should start exploiting my mistakes and make a shop for children with "special" feet. My commercial would go something like this: Does your kid literally have 2 left feet? I have the solution! One foot 2 sizes bigger than the other? No problem! Come on down to Weezie's store - A Shoe for Every Foot - to get your right fit!

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Story time...

My sister walks into the craft/computer room and says "watcha doin?". I give a one word response as I am concentrating too hard at the sewing machine to say a complete sentence; "Cobbling". I got a pattern for these really cute mary janes and was trying to make them. See, we went to the mall earlier that afternoon and I picked up a skirt for Zoey to go with a shirt I got for $2 at Target last week. While at the Children's Place, we found a hat that matched too. It was too cute to leave on the shelf and Zoey doesn't mind wearing hats, which is nice because we love putting things on her head and taking pictures (refer to previous post with the wig). I guess the $2 shirt turned into a $20 outfit. Ooops! Not a bargain afterall. Anyways, the shoes were going to complete the outfit that I wanted her to wear to church the next day, so I needed to get them finished before I went to bed. Four hours and several chocolate chip cookies later, I finally finished (in the wee hours of the morning, might I add). I looked down at my masterpieces - for there were 2 of them - only to notice that I had sewed one of the straps onto the wrong side. It now appears from looking at the shoes, that they are both intended for the right foot. Stupid! I guess that's what happens when you are sewing at midnight. I was willing to work with the mistake and tell people that it was intended to be that way. I had it all planned out. The next morning, I was so excited to see how they looked on the chubby little feet. It felt like that scene in Disney's Cinderella when the ugly step sister is trying to shove her huge foot in the tiny glass slipper. It just wasn't going to happen. So... here is the pic of the shoes. Cobbled by yours truly.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Faves

It's that time again... I know I haven't been great about posting lately. Please forgive me. Anyways... Here are some faves!

1. These measuring cups from Anthropology. I love this store. So much. Seriously.

2. The below necklace from this Etsy shop.

3. The below hat from this Etsy shop.

4. The latest seasons of Top Chef and Project Runway.

5. The wig I found in a closet and how cute Zoey looks in it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Front Yard Photo Shoot

Today. Zoey and I had a little photo shoot in the front yard. I was just going to take pics of some monsters to put up on etsy, but I had to get Zoey in there too. The monsters will be up in the Etsy Shop today.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday Faves

Hey Friends! It's Friday again (well, it was Friday a few minutes ago) and you know what that means. Here are some of my faves!

1. These little apron dresses and bloomers from here. So very cute!

2. Lazy days at the town pool. I don't know why we don't go more often. It was fun and free. Even though I got a bad sunburn.

3. Rhett and Link videos. I get sucked in and can't stop watching their videos... here's one of my faves:

4. The new Cantina tacos from Taco Bell. It's not secret that I adore Taco Bell, and they have a winner in these new tacos. I know... they aren't authentic Mexican, but I live in New England. You want Italian food? This is the place, but Mexican... Taco Bell is pretty much it. Can't wait to visit the fam in Arizona so we can get real Mexican food.

And that's it for today! Bye!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Busy Busy

It's Thursday already?!?!!! Where did the week go? Here's where it went so far:

1. At my Aunts, helping her clean for company.
2. Making cookies. These cookies to be exact. A friend asked me to make them for her sister that was having a stressful day. They were very yummy. And I got this cute tin from Michael's craft store. It was on sale to boot... only $2! I'm going to go back and get more tomorrow.

3. Crafting some gifts for a friend that just had a baby. I'll post pics after we send them. They might read this blog, and I don't want to ruin the surprise.
4. Trying to get my house clean. And failing.
5. I went and visited my Gramma this week. It was nice to see her. It's been a while.

And that's about it. Oh, and Zoey's diaper exploded tonight. There was poop everywhere, including all over me. So nasty.

More to come tomorrow!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pea Pesto

I made a yummy dinner the other night and thought I would share the recipe. I was craving something with peas (I attribute that to the episode of Top Chef that I watched with the pea puree drama). Anyways... Here it is:

1 small bag frozen petite peas
1 lemon, zested and juiced
olive oil
1/4 fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
fresh pasta

Steam the peas until tender. Transfer to food processor and blend the crap out of it with a drizzle of olive oil. I didn't measure but it was probably about 3 tablespoons. Add salt, pepper, lemon zest and juice, basil and parmesan. Blend some more. Cook pasta according to directions on the package, saving some of the cooking water. After draining the pasta, put it back in the pot. Pour the pea mixture over the hot pasta and stir to combine. Add some of the pasta water to thin it out if it's to thick. I also put some meat from a rotisserie chicken on top for a little extra oooomph, but it would be good without it too. I think it would have been good with some toasted pine nuts as well, but I didn't have any.

Welp... that's it. Fast and delicious summer dinner.