Friday, February 4, 2011

Super Bowl Sandwiches

Pulled pork sandwiches, great for serving a large crowd. (Recipe at the end of the post)

What you need: Pork tenderloin, salt, pepper and/or your favorite rub or seasoning, bbq sauce, buns and slow cooker.

Place your pork to be rubbed on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.

Rub in seasoning all over the pork.

When you are finished rubbing in seasoning, place meat in the slow cooker.

Pour in water, enough to cover pork.

Cover with lid and cook for 6 hours on LOW.

After 6 hours drain the meat.

Pull pork apart and shred with 2 forks.

Pour bbq sauce over meat. I had a big tenderloin so I used a half of a large bottle of sauce. We like a lot of sauce.

Stir well.

After you have stirred in your sauce, cover and cook on LOW for another hour.


Pulled Pork Recipe:
Season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper and/or with your favorite seasoning. Cook it in slow cooker on LOW with enough liquid to cover the meat for approximately 6 hours. Drain the meat, shred it, and return it to the slow cooker with your favorite bbq sauce for another hour. (makes about 8-10 sandwiches)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Saying Goodbye

My oldest son is graduating high school this youngest son is 11years-old and will be 12 in a few months. Anything and everything right now has some kind of sentiment of their childhood. I have been very emotional about them growing up lately. Like, I have been in denial all these years that they were growing older.

So naturally, I was having a hard time letting go of the last Disney item we have, that allows me to hang on to my baby.

Well, he is in Junior High School now so I guess it is time to say goodbye to Nemo and friends and Hello to something that is a little more, "Tween".

Nemo was hanging out in my youngest sons bathroom. I have started changing it out and this is what I have come up with so far.

This is a fair compromise....he can be a young man and I can still have a little piece of my boy.

He loves football and the, he eats, sleeps, plays, watches and thinks about football. He even writes notes on the fridge about what, "bowl" is on what channel and when!

So, needless to say he wanted a football theme.

It is really hard decorating for tween boys.

I still have to change out rugs and add some other little things. I will show you more when the bathroom is completely, "Tween". Masculine tween, that is. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Load to Carry

Here is a great tote bag. A little plain but we can fix that.

These Avery Transfers are addicting! My friend Valerie and I have already done iron-on transfers on flour sack towels, I am going to do a shirt and now the tote!

Make sure to tell everyone in your house not to stand still for too long.....or they will get their clothes revamped where they stand!

Before printing your image make sure to go to print preferences in word and click on mirror image or your words/pictures will come out backwards....believe me....I know! 

I decided to bling my bag out just a bit. So I added 1 crystal to the center of the flower. I have used them before so I hot glued it on instead of ironing. Ironing on crystals does not always stay on very long.

pretty flower...

fabulous flower!

Next you will need a light pillow case or sheet to iron on.

Place your picture face down onto the fabric.

Cover with pillow case or sheet.

Iron on high heat no steam. (directions inside the transfers package give you exact directions and times)

Let stand for about 3 minutes and peel off transfer. I added my flower pin.

I added a little bling to the bag.

This transfer is a vintage french chocolate ad.

What a great gift for yourself or for someone you love! You can use it when you are traveling, grocery store runs, or shopping at Round Top and Urban Market! You can also put cupid or other holiday images on it and it would make a great teachers gift! Something to think about.

I would like to thank graphics fairy for some incredibly awesome graphics and ideas. I would also like to thank greenacresbrenham for the inspiration and information on iron-on transfers.


Tote bag - Hobby Lobby
Iron-on Transfers - Wal-Mart (6 transfers come in a package)
Fabric flower - Hobby Lobby 
Crystals - Hobby Lobby (for a bag of crystals) 

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Card For All Occasions

I have lots of greeting cards! Lots and lots! You know why? Because I buy them at the last minute, not sure if I have one at home... Now, I will know!

I sorted my cards by occasion. The binder I purchased had small clear pockets in the front of every section. I put my address labels and stamps in the front.

I placed a small notepad and pen in the front pocket in case I need to remember to get something special for someone....because I can never remember anything! Also, I will never have to wonder around the house looking for a pen.

I also made a binder for blogging ideas....sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with inspiration or a random idea just pops in this brain of mine. Now, I will be ready! Thanks for stopping by!