We're having a great time with Tim being home this week. He's been able to do some projects around the house, we've had a lot of good family time, and he's spent some one on one time with the girls. Today's his birthday so he and Hope went out to breakfast and are then going down to Waxahachie to go fishing. Tonight, he and I are going to dinner and a movie. Fun times!
I finally did something with my hair; it's been driving me crazy. I like long straight hair, but not on me. So, last Thursday, I went from this
It's actually still a little long. I wasn't sure how much it would shorten after I washed it, and I'm debating if I want to have another inch taken off now or just wait a few weeks. But I'm much happier with it.
We tried a new recipe last night, Stuffing Topped Chicken Bake. I forgot to take a picture of the finished dish, but I have one of the ingredients.
Prepare the stuffing according to the directions on the box. Mix one can of cream of mushroom soup with half a cup of sour cream. Pour the soup and sour cream over four boneless skinless chicken breasts. Top with the stuffing. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
On a scale of 1-10: 6
What I liked: Ease of preparation (can you tell this a big deal to me?). Good flavor.
What I'll change for next time: I'll stick to the recipe when it calls for only half a cup of sour cream. The sauce was a little too thick for me, but that's because I thought half a cup didn't sound like enough, especially when I was cooking 6 pieces of chicken. Trust me when I say it makes plenty.
Starts #32-34 (I haven't done today's yet):
#32: Love Yourself
Source: A 2nd Helping of Cross Stitch for the Soul by Stoney Creek
#33: Chocolate Sundae
Source: for Chocolate Lovers by Dale Burdett
I may change the color of the bowl; I don't think the gray will show up well on the lavender fabric.
Source: Animals in a Word by True Colors Cross Stitch
Can you see the word GIRAFFE in the finished design?
I've been doing some decluttering in preparation for the church yard sale in a few weeks. Before I take some things over, I wanted to give my wonderful blog readers first dibs.
Giveaway #1: Fun Fur
Some new and still packaged, some new without the package, some scraps.
Giveaway #2: Eyelash Yarn
Same deal. There are also two skeins of yarn with little ribbon bits (that's the only way I can think to describe it).
Giveaway #3: Bulky Yarn
Five skeins of Lion Brand Jiffy bulky acrylic yarn. The color is Fisherman.
The next three are all cross stitch books. Each group has 14 booklets; if you really need the titles, I can email them to you.
Giveaway #4: Cross Stitch Books Group 1
Family (3), kitchen (2), music, friendship, cats, towels (2), Christmas, Noah's Ark, calendar, fantasy
Giveaway #5: Cross Stitch Books Group 2
Mickey and Minnie, Woody and Buzz, Precious Moments (plastic canvas), pets, nursery rhymes, friends, babies (2), food, special occasions, prayers, kids (3)
Giveaway #6: Cross Stitch Books Group 3
Dogs (5), wild animals (4), ocean animals, Halloween, Bible stories, congratulations, bride
Stuff you need to know:
Giveaways are open to everyone.
Winners will be announced Monday, February 9. You have until then to leave a comment on this post telling me what number giveaway you would like to win (1-5).
You can enter more than one giveaway.
I will do my best to get all prizes mailed by Saturday, February 14.
Any questions can be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading and looking.