Saturday, May 31, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I spend about 5 hours at week at the soccer field (then there are the lacrosse fields, tennis courts, ballet and brownies, but that is another post). Yesterday my friend, she is my biggest business cheerleader, needed some cards to give as teacher gifts and for herself. I had just picked everything up from the trove sale so I had it all in the car and brought it to practice. While there she looked went through everything and picked up ten sets of note cards. Since it was out, another soccer mom looked and bought two sets. Soccer has finally paid off.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
My new paper is on the way. I should have it by Tuesday. I am very excited to have some more new patterns to work with.
I need to start working on tons and tons of sets. I have two more people who are going to host house parties for me. Do I dare think that things are starting to work out? This might be a first...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sometimes I make a fruit drink for the kids to have with their breakfast. It is easy to make and gets a lot of fruit into them. I usually just throw what I have into a blender, but I tried to take notes today so I could write a recipe for the blog.
1 pound strawberries, stem removed and cut in half
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon honey
Put everything in the blender and blend until mixed. If it is to think, just add a little more milk and blend.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
We spent the weekend in Washington DC. We took the kids to the zoo, natural history museum, air and space and the national gallery. On Saturday night we went into Georgetown (I LOVE it there) and I got a ton of new paper for cards. Everyone was worn out, but they had a great time!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I have been working like crazy to try and get this business going. I have been adding several new items everyday in an attempt to generate sales in my etsy shop. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
My kids love dim sum. I make it a few times a month for them. There are about 7 or 8 different kinds that I make and they are all pretty easy.
Tyler Florence's Real Kitchen
3/4 pound ground pork
1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms
1/2 medium turnip, peeled and grated
1 green onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro
1 egg white
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons dry sherry
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg white
Place all filling ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and lightly dust with cornstarch.
Lay a wrapper on a flat surface with one corner facing you. Brush the surface with the beated egg white and drop 2 teaspoons of the filling in the center. Fold the wrapper in half, corner to corner, to form a triangle. Press the seams together to seal. Brush the two points with the beaten egg and bring togther, pinch to seal.
Place finished dumplings on the cookie sheet.
Lightly oil the bottom of a bamboo steamer. Place as many dumplings that will fit without touching (about 12 per shelf). Bring about 2 inches of water in a wok to a boil. Set steamer in wok and cover steamer with bamboo lid. Steam for about 12 minutes.
Serve with steamed rice and soy sauce for dipping.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Last night my friend hosted the first clear pink house party. About 20 people came and bought lots of note card sets. I think everyone had a good time and it was a success.
Now I need to get the house party thing going...