Fried Cabbage with Bacon and Onions

When I made Baked Corned Beef for St. Patrick’s day I was going to just boil the cabbage we were having with it because both Chris and I LOVE boiled cabbage with a bit of butter melted on it but instead tried something different.

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Tacky “Mom-To-Be” Badge

While I have been planning Kim’s Baby Shower, memories of all the showers I have attended have been popping up in my mind. I always remember the tacky hats and other items of “clothing” that people made from the bows on gifts. While they are fun to create and make the honoree wear I thought I would make something equally as tacky but on a smaller scale for Kim lol!

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Baby Washcloth Bouquet

This is something I saw on Pinterest and thought it would be cute to make and hand to Mommy-to-be when she arrives at her shower!

These are very easy to make and I was able to find everything at the dollar store!

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Here are the items I used to make the bouquet. (And a wider ribbon for the bow)

I started by folding the washcloths. First into thirds and then in half.

And then I started to roll it. I turned over a bit of the corner of the starting side and kept rolling to the end and held it in place using scotch tape.

I rolled the other 5 up the same way.

Next I pushed a wooden skewer in through the bottom of the rolled flower carefully and taped it to the stick.

I gathered the organza ribbon around the skewer and flower then started wrapping the floral tape around to hold everything in place.

I finished the other 5 to make my bouquet.

I added a bit of greenery and a nice bow and they are ready to present to Mommy-to-be!

Onesie Baby Shower Guest Book

With the shower coming up quickly I thought I’d also better get started on the stuff I need to make, other than the food!

More of the food recipe posts will be posted soon but I wanted to share this alternative guestbook idea I made for Kim’s shower!

Here is what I started with.

Because the frame is a lighter colour than the wood in the soon to be nursery, I painted the frame darker.

While it was drying I started on the background.

I found some cute baby wrapping paper at the dollar store. I wrapped the hard cardboard backing to the frame with this paper.

Rather than having the taped up wrapping paper at the back I found a printable Certificate of Birth to tape to it. They can fill this in after baby is born!

I centred the onesie onto the background and set it in the frame. I fastened the backing pins and that’s it.

At the shower I will remove it from the frame and ask all the guests to sign it with the provided markers. It will be a different kind of guest book for Mommy, Daddy and baby to cherish… once baby is old enough lol.

S’mores Squares #2

I finally found the other recipe I had for a S’mores square this week. After Chris going on and on about how much he liked the original S’mores Squares I made last week I kept searching for the other recipe I used to make and thankfully found it!

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Stuffing Balls

Yes, stuffing lol.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I LOVE stuffing and will take any excuse I can find to make it.  I thought these would make a different addition to the finger foods I am making for the baby shower!

While me and everyone else really enjoyed the Stuffing Ring when I made it for Christmas, I don’t see any reason why we can’t also include these on occasion!

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Broccoli & Cauliflower Bites

As I stated in an earlier post, I have been busy making some of the hors d’oeuvres for the baby shower.  This time I am sharing a recipe for mini “muffins” made with broccoli, cauliflower, cheese and other good stuff.  They are delicious, that’s the only word I can think of to describe them!

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One Year Blogging!!!

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We would like to start by giving a huge THANK YOU to anyone and everyone who has been to our blog!  It is hard to believe it has been a full year since we started this and never in our wildest dreams did we expect to do as well as we have!

With more than 400 followers, numerous blogging awards and more than 15,000 views to our blog, we would have to call it a success and a great start to our foray into blogging!

Again, thank you to all of you who follow us and to all of you who have commented on our blog, allowing us to connect with fellow bloggers.

It has been a great year and a wonderful learning experience.

Now let us end by saying Happy Anniversary to “Oh Yes, They Did!”  We look forward to the next year and everything we want to share with you!

Sandie & Kim