Monday, September 12, 2011


This weekend I took a break from wreath making and worked on a shirt for Jillian.  I got this outfit at Walmart for only $10 and knew it would be perfect to add something to.

What do you think?

Jillian loves the outfit and had to wear it to school today!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wreaths, Wreaths and More Wreaths pt. 3

So, are you sick of wreaths yet???

Check out my Vandy and Florida versions.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wreaths, Wreaths and More Wreaths pt.2

I've been a very busy bee working on wreaths.  I've cut myself with thread from the fabric and burned just about every finger with hot glue but I am having so much fun making all these different wreaths!

Check out my house divided wreaths.

Alabama and Auburn

Southern Miss and Miss State


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wreaths, Wreaths and More Wreaths!

After I posted my Alabama wreath on facebook I got TONS of orders and request for other schools!  I am having so much fun making all the different wreaths.  So far I have completed wreaths for Tennessee and Auburn and wreaths in the works for Georgia, Florida, Southern Mississippi and Vandy!

These are my Auburn and Tenneessee wreaths and I'll be sure to come back and share the others when they are completed!

Womb Mates

Last fall I was asked to make some Womb Mates shirts for a friend to give to one of her friends that was expecting twins. I came up with a simple circle design with Womb Mates in the center.  The mommy to be was having a boy and a girl so I chose to use a light pink fabric on one and blue on the other.  The shirts came out so cute that the twins Mommy just hired me to make a second set of shirts since the twins have out grown their first set!  I thought you all might like seeing these cute little onesies (is there are correct way to spell that? spell check never tells me).

Since those shirts were such a hit I knew that I had to make Jillian's teacher that is expecting twin girls some womb mate shirts for them!  I am a little bummed that the blue thread I used didn't show up as bright on the fabric as I would have hoped but in person you can read them much better than this picture I snapped with my cruddy camera. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Parmesan Knots - Pintrest Find

Have I told you how much I LOVE Pintrest?  I have always had a problem with organizing my bookmarks, half the time I save something and then forget about it.  Well, with Pintrest I can just look at my boards and easily find what I am looking for. If you aren't on Pintrest and want an invite leave me your email address and I will send you one!

One of my favorite things to pin are recipes.  I found this recipe, I think one of the people I am following posted it and it was too easy not to try!  I made these to go along with Baked Spaghetti and they were the perfect addition!

The Easy Parmesan Knots recipe is from Real Mom Kitchen, head on over to check it out! 

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Roll Tide Wreath

I decided this football season we needed a little bit of Roll Tide for our front porch!  This wreath was SO simple to make and the only things I had to buy were the wreath form & the pendant. 

I wrapped a wreath (I used the kind from Hobby Lobby that are plastic filled with wood chips) with hounds tooth fabric.  I just tore strips about 3 inches wide and wrapped away hot gluing as I went. 

Then I made some flowers with small strips of different fabrics, if you would like a tutorial on the flowers let me know!  I purchased the Crimson Tide pendant at Party City.

I think the wreath looks great on our crimson door!

Do to popularity I have decided to make and sell my wreaths!  If you would like an Alabama or Auburn (boooo!) wreath please let me know, they are only $25!  If you have another school in mind let me know and we can see if we can work out a design!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Roll Tide

Those of you that don't know me personally probably don't know it but we live in Alabama and we are BIG University of Alabama football fans!  Football season kicks off in less than two weeks and we are in full Roll Tide mode!  Last night I decided to whip up a hounds tooth ribbon skirt to go along with a top I made Jillian last year. 

The skirt was so easy to make!  I just used ribbon and hot glue!  I plan on hand washing it since I don't know how well the hot glue will hold in the wash.  Last week I made another skirt like this with some Little Mermaid ribbon, once I make the shirt to go with it I will share it with you! 

Let me know if you would be interested in a tutorial, I'd be glad to take step by step pictures of my next one if you would like!

I purchased the shirt on Ebay last fall, it was made by Gymboree a few years ago. I think it works perfect for some Roll Tide gear! 

My friend Shara ordered this bow for Jillian last fall from a seller on Etsy, it's it adorable???

We are ready to cheer on the Crimson Tide! 

Tomorrow I will share with you my new Alabama wreath that I made for the front door!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

stuff I've been working on

Lately I've been doing some applique work and wanted to share with you a few of my projects.  The first two are shirts I've had sitting around to do for Jillian since May.  She is so happy with them and loves showing them off!

One of my friends from high school asked me to make some shirts for her daughter and soon to be born son.

We are leaving soon for our annual family beach trip and I decided to make beach towels for Jillian, my neices Mackenzie and Ensley and my nephew Russ. I hope they all like them as much as I do!

Homemade Playdough

I got the idea to make homemade playdough with Jillian from Pintrest but all the recipes I would find called for either Cream of Tarter or Koolaid and we had neither in the house so I had to come up with my own recipe.  I looked online to see if there were any good substitutes for Cream of Tarter and several things said substitute lemon juice so that's what we did!

Jillian's Homemade Playdough

4 Cups All Purpose Flour
4 Cups water
8 teaspoons of Lemon Juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons salt
food coloring (I prefer gel color)

Mix all ingredients except the food coloring in a pan on the stove.  Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently until the mixture dries up to the consistency of playdough. Our playdough was on the stove for about 15 minutes. 

Remove the dough from the pan and sit it on the counter to cool.  Once cooled divide the dough into sections for coloring, we colored our playdough four different colors. You might want to wear gloves when mixing the color in because it's easiest to do it by hand, I didn't have any gloves so my hands are currently multicolored!

You can easily cut the recipe in half or make an even bigger batch.  Our finish playdough almost fills up a gallon ziplock bag. 

Now it's time to play!  Jillian enjoyed using different kitchen gadgets to make me playdough food!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pampered Chef & a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Do you like Pampered Chef products???

I do!!! Pampered Chef has so many neat Kitchen gadgets that whenever I go to a party I have a hard time deciding what to buy!

I am currently hosting a Pampered Chef Catalog party and would really appreciate if you order something from the party! My party will be closing out this weekend so I want to offer something extra special to my blog readers if you order from the party!

If you order $40 or more (and have it shipped directly to you) I will put you in a drawing to win a custom shirt from me! I will work with the winner to come up with an applique shirt of your choice (I have HUNDREDS of design options). To order go to my Pampered Chef Consultant's site and you will enter my name as the hostess (Jamie Hardiman). Please make sure you select the shipping option as ship to you directly (unless you are one of my local friends).

Want to see some of my favorite products???

This red Deep Covered Baker is on my list of products to get from this party!  My consultant cooks full meals in the microwave with this baker!!!  If you purchase this she will send you a PDF cookbook FULL of recipes you can use the baker for!

 If you check out my recipes very often you know that I do most of my baking on my Stoneware from Pampered Chef.  I LOVE my large bar pan and muffin pans!

I went to a party a few weeks ago and I order this Salad Chopper and I am IN LOVE with it!  I have used it for salads and my favorite use is to cut up hot chicken!  I boiled some chicken the other day and didn't want to wait for it to cool to cut it up so I used this and it was AWESOME!  I was able to cut up a pound of chicken breast into bite size pieces in less than a minute!
From the party I also ordered this measuring cup and it is SOOOOO cool!!!! Measure liquids and solids up to 2 cups. A unique adjustable plunger design cleanly ejects solid ingredients. Includes standard and metric measures.

Now head on over and place your orders, I would REALLY appreciate it! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Kiss Pies

I got this idea from Pintrest when one of my friends re-pinned it. These Kiss Pies are so easy to make, they only take two ingredients, Hersey Kisses and refrigerated Pie Crust! I tried them with caramel filled hersey kisses and the caramel melted out of the sides a bit.  If I made this again I would probably use a different type of hersey kiss. Head over to Picky Palate for the full recipe and tutorial!

Cast Party Wednesday

Monday, July 18, 2011

Rainbow Popsicle Dessert

I have no clue where I got this idea, I'm sure it was on another blog somewhere. 

Last week Jillian and I took two bags of the frozen popsicles in the little plastic sleeves (the kind you buy unfrozen) and divided them up by color.  We took one color at a time, opened them, dumped the popsicles in a bowl, mixed and smashed them up and then layered each section to make this yummy rainbow dessert. 

Jillian took it to daycare to share with all her friends.  That evening when I picked her up she said "Mommy, all my fwiends loved my dirt", for all of you out there that don't know 3 year old talk that says "Mommy, all my friends loved my dessert!" 

I suggest letting the finished dessert sit out for an bit before serving it, the kids ate it when it was about the texture of a sno-cone.

Cast Party Wednesday