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Zombies in the Nursery

Zombies in the Nursery


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zucchini Any One ?

Our Family Loooves  ZUCCHINI ! really.  We cook it with everything. We even just eat it boiled with salt on it.
We freeze it For the winter to have in soups too. Its sort of like Forest Gump and his Shrimp. We got fried zucchini, boiled zucchini, stuffed zucchini, lasagna zucchini, chicken& zucchini, steak&zucchini, zucchini alfrado, zucchini pickles, zucchini relish, zucchini meat loaf, zucchini& ramon, zucchini salsa, zucchini ravioli and the list goes on and on. There is a lot you can do with it. You just need some imagination. Of course if you have a lot of it you have to be sure to keep your car doors locked at church or you will end up with donations of the secret kind.
One thing that we have never done is baked with it. So today we are doing the traditional bread and right now it is in the oven and it smells really good. I hope its not a waste of precious zucchini. I will have to let you know.
Tonight I am making Corn Tostadas with cheese, tomatoes,bell peppers, and zucchini on it they are yummy.Just put it all on top of the tostada and Top with cheese and a little garlic salt place in the pan you can use veg spray if you want don't put a lid in the if you want the corn tostada to be crispy.
I was at B&N and saw a book titled The Zucchini Houdini, if any one is intrested.
Untill next time.

Some Of Past Projects (ALL Sold)

Here a few of our projects that we have done for people Feed Back is welcome.

Friday, August 27, 2010

WHAT THE FEBRUARY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was going to be a peaceful Thursday evening. My sweet hubby was back on his shift (12 hr 7pm-7am).
I was just going to lay on the bed and watch T.V. it was going to be so relaxing..............................
Suddenly  "MOM MOM I have nothing to wear to work tomorrow what am I going to do??? ". GRRREat I have already been sewing for her for the last week but thats ok I enjoy it. So I get up and go into my favorite room to sew. I am working on the project and I can't keep my eyes open my head actually bobbed at the sewing machine. I looked at the clock it was 6:40 pm. My husband had already been gone for an hour. It was early my favorite shows were not even on yet. I tried but I just could not sit there. I told my daughter I was sorry  but I had to lay down. I went in took a shower and put all my little dogs on the bed and crawled in. It was so comfy. I was gone.
I always sleep with the T.V. on when my husband works nights, don't know why I just do. Goodness knows no one would dare come into this house with 3 huge poodles waiting to help them carry and load any thing they wanted.
I woke to an awful noise the dogs went crazy, I had to clear my head so I could figure out what the February was going on. I looked at the clock it was 1AM . The noise change and got louder. I got out of bed and went out into the hall. I still was groggy the dogs would not quiet . I found myself yelling " SHUT UP DOGS SHUT UP!!!!!! Finally after my own out burst I was aware enough to see that a piece of card stock paper had been caught in a fan that got left on outside my daughters bedroom door. At the same time she got up and said"What is wrong with those dogs and why are you yelling?'' (The noise is now louder) " There is something caught in the fan" I said  She stumbles out to the hall and takes care of the fan clearing it out, goes to the bathroom then returns to bed. The 3 poodles and I just stand there. Next thing I know the dogs are gone back to bed, I'm alone and WIDE AWAKE! That's why I am writing this now. I guess I'll go watch Infomercials. YAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Sewing Room

This is my sewing room where I spend all most all of my time. I love the feeling in here. My daughter and her friends love to sit in here with me too. Oh and My Great Big 80# Poodle too she likes to look out the window from my Desk. "Isla GET DOWN!!!"

We Just Re- Decorated This Room In Our Little Bungalow

This is a small bedroom in our Bungalow that we used for an office. Total cost for this room was $92.50 Thank Goodness we have the DI here. I find all kinds of great deals there. I always find Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger,
Laura Ashley,are just a few designers we have run across.
Break down of room.
1. Curtains--- Ralph Lauren brand new $ 5.00
2. Pillows-- $6.00
3. Day Bed from Ikea by way of Garage Sale  including mattress $20.00
4. Comforter DI $5.00
5. Window $14.00 ( I had all of the stuff to Shabby it)
6. Shabby Metal Lace over the window $9.00
7. Crystal Lamps (Got them out of the trash, They are Czech Crystal) $00.00
8. Birds Nest Dish, Enameled Colander, Cover for side table $4.50
9. Rug used and cleaned 10.00
10. 2 gal of Color Place Paint $29.00

Apron Frills, Sundresses, Pillows are a few of our things.

Here are a couple of the Aprons we have made just a day ago. SOLD already. I would love comments and I will post more later.

Also a few other things that we offer A darling Cup Cake Sun Dress.

Some special Order Pillows

Sunday, August 15, 2010

We have been given Dominion over Animals. (pets)

Here in Utah we have a site where you can post free adds not like Craigslist more like a home town posting.
There is every category  you can think of. One is postings for animals for sale,free animals, lost animals,animals in shelters, etc..
I have to look at these adds. Why do I do this to myself?? My house is full of rescued animals. We have been doing this for 30 years. The thing that really ticks me off  is the excuses that people have for giving up there animals.  Some of these animals are 5,6,9,12 years old. People act like its Walmart and they are returning a product. The reasons are they don't have time, they are moving out of state, they are having a baby. Now don't get me wrong I know that the economy is BAD and I know people are loosing their homes. God forbid it could happen to any of us. I am referring to the selfish. The people that put no value on the animals life.
We moved here from North Dakota We had with us our 5 Pom's 3 Standard Poodles a litter of 9 Standard puppies. Oh yeah horse trailer with 2 mares and a BIRD!! I could have no more left them or given them away than I could have given up my children.
There are 309 free animals and 3,956 for sale (just dogs alone).
Please if you have a heart, adopt a dog or a cat. They have Spirits, feelings and needs and yes they will be in Heaven.
When Heavenly Father gave us dominion over animals he expected to care for them not abuse them. Be a dog or a cats voice. Take one in that no one wants no one has time for or has abused. Give it a life that Heavenly Father will take great joy in you for caring for those that don't have a voice. Please Help A Domestic Animal. You will be blessed. If you are thinking about doing this to your pet that gives you unconditional love, that looks at you with adoring eyes, that meets you at the door.... PLEASE think again.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Best Friends

I have the best friend. .My friend is always there when I need a shoulder,  My friend is always so supportive in all my eclectic ideas and projects and always there to help.  When I say "I have an idea" I know my friend cringes. My friend is always there to help. My friend is the BEST. 
38 years of unconditional love is a gift that you can't buy.  It is a magical combination, that can only be made in Heaven. A special gift that some how I was lucky enough to get.  I can say that I know what True love is. I owe that all to you. I love you forever.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fabric : This Is My Favorite Thing

 If I could write music about fabric I would. I LOVE IT!!  My dream is one day to design it.
When our son and his family were here visiting in June, my daughter-in-law and I stayed up most nights (all night) sewing.  She has a love for fabric like I do.  I looked at my HUNDREDS OF YARDS of fabric and descided to give her half of every thing. Thats ok I thought, its ok, really it will be fine. OK YOU CAN DO THIS really!  She is going to get it when you die, she'll take care of it. Your daughter can't even sew a stright line. Ok, get to it. I took each piece out and said would you like half of this? "oh yes" she said she grabed the Gingers and cut down the middle of the the fabric. We cut each piece of fabric. We did this yard after yard untill we had gone through the Fabric Kingdom inch by inch, "done" I said.  She was smiling. She look at the yardage and said "how am I going to get this all home?." Go get grocery bags" I said. She ran to the kitchen and came back with a handful. We began folding and stuffing each bag until it was all tied up in a huge but neat pile." Now what"? she asked. I had to think and think quick because my son dosen't understand Fabric, shhhhhhh.  "When we pack the van we will just shove it and stick it in all the tiny spaces" (I prayed). So we did.  My son started to opened his mouth and I just held one finger to my lips.  "When I get home, and I am putting it away, it will be just like Christmas. I suddenly imagined Judy Garland in Meet Me In St. Louis.  Till next visit.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Never in my life did I think I would wake up and wonder what the heck am I doing.
Kids are grown, grandchildren live out of town,dogs are getting old, I am not in controll.
Did you ever feel this way???
I have always been in control of something and now there is  N O T H I N G. Is it EMPTY NEST??
NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  I just need some control of SOMETHING.
So I decided to start a little business. Tried it with a friend, that did not work for me. Imagine she was to bossie?
But I have this wonderful daughter and daughter in law who are sooo creative so we put our heads together and we have Shabby And Frills.

About Shabby and Frills

WE love to create here at Shabby and Frills. We have redesigned furniture,clothing and a little girls line that will blow your socks off!. We are getting our business off the ground temporarily  from 2 states.  But we can do it.
Yes we can!
Along the way we will share bits of our lives with all of you .
Soo stay tuned. The ride will begin shortly............