Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Vacation, Dreams & A Scentsy GIVEAWAY!

We just came home from an amazing extended weekend in SUNRIVER. It was so relaxing. It was a much needed vacation.
Last night I was feeling lonely for my favorite blogs, so I had a chance to jump on the computer {not literally} once everyone went to bed. I will NEVER do that again... It made for some interesting dreams, I did wake up laughing, to say the least. I will post some pictures, and MAYBE tell a little about my dream {you may laugh too!} Later!

ANYWAY... to get on with the super fun and interesting.


My dear friend Carrie wants to give my readers a chance to win a...

*$25 gift card*
Here are some of my faves...

{Dotty} The current warmer of the Month

{Scentsy Buddies} LOVE THEM!

My current favorite scent is {Sun Kissed Citrus} Heaven.

Oh... and last but NOT least.
{Campus Warmers}


1. Stop by Carrie's site HERE, sign up for her news letter, and tell me which scent & warmer are your faves.
2. "LIKE" Carrie on Facebook
3. Follow Oh-Buttons publicly

That's 3 quick entries... Want more??
4. Blog about this giveaway
5. Share on Facebook, or tweet
Leave me a comment and let me know what you've done so you can be given credit for each entry!

Giveaway ends {April 1st} at 10pm pacific time.
Winner will be announced Monday {April 4th}

Enjoy your week.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patricks Day!

We woke up this morning to a cold house. {I forgot to turn the thermostat back on} The problem was quickly solved.
Being St. Patty's day and all, we had GREEN scrambled eggs for breakfast. At first no one wanted to eat... they looked like play dough, just sayin'. After some cheese was added, and the explanation that it was just food coloring the taste was still like YELLOW scrambled eggs, they all dug in. {wish I had taken some pictures}
Our day ended with some AMAZING Reuben style baked potatoes. HEAVEN! And of course, ANYTHING else that my mother had in her kitchen that was green. Kiwis, Cole slaw, avocado, AND GREEN rolls that I made. {I stayed up a little too late making them, but it was worth it}

Home-made Bread Rolls
{made green for the holiday}

5 3/4 - 6 3/4 c. flour {I use whole wheat & white}
1/4 Sugar
2 t. Salt
2 T. Active dry yeast {or 2 packets}
1 c. Milk
1 c. Water
1/2 c. Butter
1 Egg

add 3 cups of flour and ALL the dry ingredients to mixer

Milk, water, and butter heat together, until butter melts {I use the microwave}
add food coloring, if you want them green. Make sure its HOT, but not too hot to stick your finger in, but HOT.

Start mixer, then add the HOT liquid to mixer. Add egg, and the remaining flour a bit at a time.
{ I like to put the LEAST amount of flour possible, the rolls are fluffier}

Mix until dough is just barely sticking to edge of bowl.

Scrape the sides of the bowl, make a ball put a little vegetable oil on top of dough.
Cover bowl with Saran wrap, and let it rise undisturbed for 60 minutes. {again, I use the microwave, NOT turned on, of course, haha.}

{LAST, but NOT least}
Form dough to your liking. I did balls this time, usually crescents are my style of choice.
Crescents: Roll 1/2 of dough into a circle, cut into "pizza" slices {12} then roll from big side in.

*350 for 15+ minutes, depending on shape of rolls.

I had to post this picture again...
My daughter was too cute, every time I took a picture she asked if I was done so she could EAT them ALL.

We have some FUN adventures planned for our spring break! I can't wait. We ACTUALLY get a spring break this year!! Luck of the draw, I guess.
Well, thank you for being understanding in the LACK of posts.  I've been sick, really down for the count. {but that's for another post.} I have been working on some PROJECTS and hope to have them up here soon!

For now, ENJOY!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Missing Tooth!


It was 2:45 in the MORNING, my son came in so EXCITED.  He lost his first tooth.   {he came in 2 more times to tell us about his tooth, Finally he was able to get back to sleep}After the morning rush, {breakfast, shower, get off to school} I had to get to work.  My sewing machine was NOT home, it was at my mom's. So I slightly paniced.  My sewing machine was delivered, THANKS MOM, and a trip to Joann's was in the works.
I had seen a super cute tooth pillow done HERE.  Looking back I just realized I used the same colors! {sub-conscience at work here.} I did mine a little different.

Here's what I did.

I picked out my fabric, thread, and floss. {that's white felt in the background}

Cut out a tooth shape.

I used the tooth as the pocket, {it needed to be smaller, for little teeth} I hot glued the tooth down first to create a smaller pocket. Then sewed the tooth around the edges, leaving the top open.

I then sewed three sides, stuffed it and sewed the top closed. I wanted to decorate the edges, so I "tried" a blanket stitch. It didn't go so well. I liked a basic stitch better.

The end!
I had to make sure the pocket was big enough for a silver dollar. A family tooth fairy tradition for first lost tooth!
Thanks Sheena for the terrific idea!
Go check out Sheena's blog HERE. WARNING: You will be addicted!

Enjoy your weekend!