Saturday, November 17, 2012

Diaper/Wipe Travel Clutch

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Diaper/Wipe Travel Clutch

Consider this for your next unique baby gift.  I made one for myself and liked it so much that I made another for my husband's cousin who had a sweet baby girl. Because of it, I was asked to make 4 more for others' baby gift giving! 

The clutches are about 9" x 12", lined with a coordinating fabric, have a button closure, wrist strap, and two front pockets. They nicely accommodate a travel case of wipes 4/5 diapers, and small extras (travel size powders and creams, nuks, and such).

It's particularly handy when you're out-n-about and don't want to lug the entire diaper bag into the restroom. It also fits nicely in my hobo bag, so I throw it in there when making a trip to the grocery store (not bringing anything is like playing Russian roulette!)

$15, S/H extra

Crocheted Leg Warmers

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Leg Warmers: Cute and yet functional

The holidays are around the corner and it's about to get crazy in here! I had the awesome opportunity to go to "quilt camp" with my mom for a few days, so I planned some projects to complete - One of which was my daughters Christmas outfit which will be revealed in it's entirety in December ( I love suspense :). 

I got a free pattern for the leg warmers here. Again, I haven't crocheted a thing since high school and still didn't think this was too difficult. It helped that my mom, a crocheting maniac, was by my side throughout the entire first leg warmer. Thanks mom!

I did deviate from the pattern to suit my taste. Rather than end with the cuff as directed, I finished with a scallop edge, which I think works better for short little legs. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fluffy Pancakes with to-die-for Orange Sauce

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Our breakfast this morning was so yummy that I wanted to pass along some recommendations you might want to try.


The pancakes were from an post. I once made them when my nephew visited, and he declared them to be the BEST pancakes he's ever had! Ok, so he's only 9, but still... They freeze and reheat well, so when I make a batch, I change the serving to 16 for extras. Here's the pin for the recipe on my Pinterest page.


Orange Sauce

For our 7th wedding anniversary my husband and I stayed at a great B&B. We were served pancakes with an orange sauce topping that was to die for. I wanted more pancakes just so I could have more sauce! The hostess was so kind as to share her recipe which I can now pass on to you! If you try it, I would love to hear your reviews, so check back!


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • dash salt
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • In a saucepan on the stove mix together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt and stir.
  • Add the boiling water, again stirring over medium-high heat until the sauce is thickened.
  • Add the orange juice concentrate and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from the stove and stir in the butter.

5Recipe should make about 1 cup of orange sauce.