Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday Words

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

Bee Happy,
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday Words

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my
first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately
wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a
stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind
to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my
favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little
things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a
prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always
talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a
meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I
learned that we all have to help take care of each

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of
your time and money to help people who had nothing,
and I learned that those who have something should
give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care
of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have
to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you
handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't
feel good, and I learned that I would have to be
responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come
from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things
hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you
cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of
life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and
productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and
wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when
you thought I wasn't looking.'

Bee Happy,
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Cake Slice Box Favors

Grammy Bee & I worked together on my first big Cricut project and I love the way that it turned out! Once we got the hang of it, it was super simple!

Materials needed:
12 pieces of scrapbook paper (we used cute raspberry polkadot paper)
Embellishments (we used scrapbooking flowers, a rhinestone brad and sticky gems)
tape or glue
and that's it!

I got the cake box svg. from here and cut it at 11 x 9 1/2.
We got 12 slices.

Stop back soon to see how to make the adorable center flower! I'm whipping these up left and right and using them as hair ornaments and to decorate crochet headbands and hats. TOO cute!

If you don't have a Cricut, you can use this pdf ! I've heard of people printing the template right on the back of 8.5 x 11 scrapbook paper which would be super easy!

I can't wait to make these cakes again and again!! I looove them! And a single slice would be an adorable way to present a birthday gift or gift card.

Bee Happy,

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Monday Mission: Welcome A New Neighbor

I've been wanting to come up with an idea to welcome some new neighbors to the neighborhood. I kept it super simple with a pail from the dollar spot at Target, cute embellishments and a few apples (ambrosia variety - yumm!). With the help of my new best friend, my Cricut, I added 'welcome' in vinyl. To bulk it up, I'm going to add a gift card to our favorite farmer's market.  So sweet & simple!

Bee Happy,
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Ice Cream Coupon Printable

Busy Bee painted that adorable ceramic ice cream cone for me to keep my jewelry in! I just love it... & it inspired me to create some printable coupons to share with you.

These are perfect to give as incentive/awards or sneak one into your kid's lunchbox with a note that you'll be heading to their favorite ice cream shop after school! For extra 'Super Mom' points, run them through a sewing machine to create a perforation and bundle them in a booklet.

Head on over here to print your own!


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Bee Happy,
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Words

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday Mission: Prepare Pajama Program Package

{Photo Credit: Pajama Program}
I've been wanting to do this project for a while and when I came across $2 pajamas at Walmart, I snagged a bunch for this purpose! I made sure to get a pair in Busy Bee's size & Baby Bee's size so that I can think of children just like them receiving them.

Bedtime is one of my favorite parts of the day - picking out Busy Bee's pjs, reading bedtime stories, saying prayers and cuddling, talking about the day's events and planning tomorrow's. It's bliss!

The Pajama Program began when Genevieve Piturro visited a children's center in Harlem and witnessed bedtime where the kids went to bed in the clothes that they were wearing all day with no bedtime story or even a hug goodnight. Shortly therafter she returned with a dozen pairs of pjs and "The Pajama Program" was born.

In the 9 years since it's inception, the Pajama Program has given away 571, 617 pajamas and 274,426 books!

Busy Bee and I got the idea to donate after seeing an advertisement about the great Sprout Tuck In. Want to join us? Click here for a pdf for mailing information.

Chicken Pecan Quiche

{Photo : Kashi}

This is one of my favorites! I'll be enjoying some leftover today from Mother's Day brunch! We sometimes omit the pecans & it's just as yummy!

Click here for the printable recipe


1 c. flour
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 c. pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/3 c. vegetable oil

Combine the flour, cheese, pecans, salt and paprika in a bowl; mix well. Stir in the oil. Reserve 1/4 of the mixture. Press the remaining mixture over the bottom and side of a 9” quiche pan, preferably with a removable bottom. Prick with a fork. Bake @ 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Let stand until cool.

3 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. chicken broth
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. mayonnaise
2 c. cooked chicken, chopped
1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c. onion, minced
1/4 tsp. dried dill weed (optional)
3 drops hot pepper sauce (optional)
1/4 c. pecan halves (or one half for each serving)

Combine the eggs, chicken broth, sour cream and mayonnaise in a bowl; mix well. Stir in the chicken, cheese and onion; add optional dill weed and hot pepper sauce, if you want. Spoon into the baked crust; sprinkle with the reserved flour mixture and arrange pecan halves on top. Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set.

Bee Happy,
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday Words

“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” Tenneba Jordan

Happy {Early} Mother's Day!

Bee Happy,
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