Monday Recipe Share #1

So in continuing with my semi-daily posting ideas, I've decided to start posting a recipe or meal plan on Mondays.  I promised to share the recipe for my Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie that I posted pictures of on "Wordless Wednesday" a few weeks ago HERE, so that's what I'm sharing today!  It's soooo delicious, even in winter, but I'm sure in Summer it will taste even better.  Hope you enjoy!  If you decide to make it, let me know what you think of it!



Strawberry Whipped Cream Pie

1 refrigerated or prepared pie crust
(for filling)
1 cup sour cream
1 container (12 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 package (3 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 pound strawberries, hulled & cut into quarters
(for topping)
1/2 pound strawberries, hulled & cut into quarters
1/4 cup almond slices or slivers

1.  Prepare & cook pie crust according to package or recipe instructions.  Allow to cool.
2.  For the filling, combine the sour cream, whipped topping & pudding mix until well blended.  Pour half of the filling into the cooled crust.  Layer with strawberries.  Spread the remaining filling over the strawberries.
3.  For the topping, arrange the strawberries on top of the filling.  Sprinkle with the almonds.
4.  Chill for 1 hour before serving.

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Weekend Bind Offs #1

Knitting is an all time favorite hobby of mine. I wanted to learn for years and finally did a couple of years ago, and its been no stopping since. Lately especially I've been super busy with all sorts of projects. Knitting for family & friends, blog giveaways, swap-bot and just my self. This weekend I knitted up a couple of quick afghan samplers, very similar to granny squares. And wanted to share the finished product. Soon I'm hoping to start some tutorials on how to knit and maybe even do some knit-a-longs. I'd love to hear thoughts on that! Here is the photo of the finished product from this weekend:

Weekend Bind Off #1 (finished)

Etsy Finds Friday #1

I have seen some great blogs that do these composites of photos from their etsy favs on Fridays.  One in particular that does it quite often is a great blog called The Long Thread.  You can find the blog, and the etsy posts here:

Ever since I first saw these I've been wanting to start doing them.  So we'll see if I can keep up with it!  Here is my favs to share this friday.  I'll probably typically do some sort of theme for the post.  This post's theme is in the colors.  Credits to the items below!

Etsy Finds Friday #1

#1: DIY Fall Favorites Mini Tag Album Kit from MoreThanAMemoryAK.

#2: RESERVE KIMIA Painted Cottage Chic Shabby Aqua Server / Buffet or Dresser DR292 from paintedcottages.

#3: Modular Messenger Bag in Aqua Blue / Shoulder Bag / Laptop Bag / Diaper Bag / Travel Bag / Pleated Bag with flap and adjustable strap from bayanhippo.

#4: Handbag. Purse. Bag. Winter Fashion Willa Bag in Teal Green, Brown, White, and Rust Red Winter Leaves. Women Fashion. For Her. Girl. from handmadetherapy.

#5: Brown & Pale Aqua Pillow Cover, Floral Decorative Pillow, Fits 14"x24" Pillow, Brown and Blue from septemberHOME

#6: Cotton Infinity Scarf. Circle Cowl Scarf. Spring Flowers. Bird. Aqua Blue. For Her. Women Fashion. Lightweight Scarf. Preppy. from handmadetherapy.

#7: Coffee Cozy and Tea Wallet Set. Teal Geometric. Gift Card Holder. Business Card Holder. Valentine Gift Idea. For Her. For Him. Unisex. from handmadetherapy.

#8: Funky full length tights "Rainy Day" HANDPAINTED from Aguce

#9: DIY Dress Sewing Kit for To The Sea Dress 50s Vintage Inspired Custom Sized Sundress from DaintyRascal

#10: NEW - Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry - Saffron palette, 1/2 yard set of 7 from anthemfabrics

#11: Textural Variety Mitts--Sea Green from atelierfrost

#12: ISADORA - Handmade Aqua Green Feather Fashion Headband Vintage Jewelry Accent - One of a Kind from bethanylorelle.

Giveaway Winners Announced!

The winners have been chosen randomly by for my giveaway listed HERE.  I have contacted them by email as well.  Thank you to everyone who entered!!  If you weren't chosen, please keep an eye out as I'll be hosting many more giveaways you can enter!

Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 Prize Giveaway for 3 Lucky Winners!

Welcome to Blogorama Bonanza Remix 2012 January 20-January 27, hosted by Jyla's Three Of Us GiveawayJ-Man and MillerBug & Generations of Savings.

I am very excited to have my blog as part of the Prize Giveaway running from January 20th to January 27th!  I am sponsoring my own prizes and the details are below:

Knitting is one of my favorite hobbies and I've been making a lot of hand knitted fingerless gloves.  Depending on what type of yarn I use, they knit up so differently each time and its fun to see what fibers create what fits.

For this giveaway, I am offering 3 pairs of fingerless hand-knitting gloves, 1 pair to each of 3 different winners.  The winner will be contacted via email to let me know what color they prefer and what fiber (wool, cotton or -very soft- acrylic).  This will of course also depend upon whether the yarns are available in the chosen color...if not another choice can be made.

Here is an example of a recent pair I made in 100% cotton.  Note:  As these are handknitted and different yarn fibers may be used, the finished product may vary a bit.  I hope you join this giveaway!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below the pictures!