Wednesday, April 25, 2012

he likes it; he really likes it!

I haven't been blogging much because we are in the process of moving.  Reading contracts has become a daily activity of mine (one I am not all that fond of) and has taken the place of other pursuits. 

Fortunately, this process has led me to a wonderful discovery! 

"Spallburgers" - don't blame me for the name, my 7 year old named them.
Spallburgers are meatball & spaghetti sauce sandwiches served on mini hamburger (slider) buns, complete with shredded mozzerella cheese.  I have been trying to come up with meals that use the frozen items we have accumulated (since I really do not want to move frozen food across states).  While searching through the freezer tonight, I found a bag of my mom's "famous" meatballs (famous to my children) and I immediately thought "Not spaghetti again!"  Then my eye caught the frozen slider buns and a lightbulb went off.  I love meatball sandwiches and the boys love anything mini - it was worth a try.

And it was definitely worth it.  All three of my boys gobbled them down!  So fast, in fact, that I didn't even get a chance to take a pic to include here.  Spallburgers are definitely going on the rotation of "leftover meals".

Friday, April 20, 2012

Birthday Postcard

I have been slacking in the blog department.  I actually have been slacking in the entire crafting world.  I guess that is what the stress of selling and buying houses can do to a person.  But I did manage to do a little something today.

My mother-in-law's birthday is next week and we are seeing her this weekend, so I asked the boys what they would like to give her.  My seven year old replied that he thought a bottle of wine would be nice - I didn't think that was such a good idea.  So they came up with the idea to give her a coupon to redeem - something that they could all enjoy doing together.  And this is what I created:

I cannot take credit for doing anything but putting the pieces together.  I found the word art on Pinterest (but the link to the original site was not working, so I cannot give proper credit).  And the ribbons and background paper are freebies from Amy Teets.

I printed it on cardstock and gave it to the boys to personalize on the back.  Hopefully she likes what they came up with!