Tuesday, January 26, 2010

ABC Muffin Tin Monday

It is ABC 123 them this week for Muffin Tin Monday over at  Muffin Tin Mom

I was inspired by this blog.  She did a food for almost every letter.  I had limited food, since I shop for groceries in 2 days, but decided to give it a go.  I was impressed w/ how well I could do on the fly.  Lunch took longer to prepare than normal, even w/o cooking anything for it.  The kids got to eat at the kiddie table & enjoy it.  I had my daughter bring a chair & the table & my son got the other chair - took them to the kitchen.  They can be good helpers like that!  I fixed all the foods & had them share out of the tin.  The only foods I had to get more of for them was a few sliced pears, some more yogurt & Jello.  I was pleased w/ how well they did sharing food out of the same dishes.   Meanwhile, this mama had yogurt w/ fruit, cottage cheese w/ tomato & carrots for my lunch.
A- apple
B- banana
C- carrots
D- dill dip
E - egg
F - fish (goldfish crackers)
G - more Goldfish crackers
H - I had nothing.  Wished we had some hot dogs
I - Italian bread - homemade by me
J - Jello
K - ketchup
L - Lemonade (not pictured)
M- marshmallows
N - Nilla wafers (not pictured - couldn't think of anything I had until they were already eating)
O - oranges
P- pears
Q -Not sure any food starts w/ a q other than quail
R- Ranch
S- sandwich - peanut butter
T- tomato
U - nothing
V - should have put vanilla yogurt in that spot, too! 
W- walnuts
X - nothing
Y- yogurt
Z- nothing

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Etsy store is open for business!!

I decided to open a Felt Food store on etsy after much encouragement from my friends.  I am hoping to get some more sales soon.  I am already working on an order for Tessa that I started before the store was born.  I will be adding new items to my store on a regular basis.  If you want to order something & don't see what you're looking for, let me know.   Future projects for the  store include Goldfish Crackers, cupcakes, strawberries, sandwiches (reworking the bread I already made to be even better), bananas, corn on the cob, cookies (sugar), Pop Tarts, pie, cake, pizza, tacos, & much more. 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Carrots & Doughnuts & grilled foods. Oh my!

So, here are some pictures of my newest felt food creations.  Sorry for the shadow.  We live in the woods & it was a cloudy day. 

T-Bone  w/ grill marks

 Burger w/ grill marks on bun

Hot Dog on bun

Hot dog w/ back of bun

Fettuccine w/ sauce

Saturday, January 16, 2010

I Felt Like Making Food...

I have a passion to make felt food for my family.  I hate the plastic foods you can buy in the store.  They are usually too small & the kids try to mouth them.  With felt food, they will only attempt that once or twice & realize they don't want felt in their mouth.  Actually, my 4 yr. old didn't mouth the foods at all.  No more finding teeth marks in a chicken leg that my son was playing with.  I'm considering opening an etsy store.  I feel I need to practice my sewing a bit more, first.  I am definitely not perfect at it!   Here are some of the items I have made.  Please let me know what you think. 

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

I hope you are having a happy new year.  I am planning to accomplish many things this year.

I ended 2009 having lost 30 lbs. since Oct. 5.  I even lost during the week of Christmas!!   

So, for 2010, I am going to lose another 50 lbs., which will almost be at my goal.  I want to lose 1-2 lbs. per week to go at a healthy pace.  Don't get me wrong, I'd love it to come off faster, but I know it didn't come on over night, so I shouldn't expect it to come off that fast, either.

I am going to exercise regularly - Walk Away the Pounds.

Eating healthy - which goes w/ my diet.

I also am going to get more organized w/ my household & my life.

I am going to get more customers for my businesses - Homemade Gourmet, Amway, & Close to My Heart. 

I am going to procrastinate less.

I am going to begin teaching my daughter kindergarten in the fall, so we need to get some curriculum soon.  It will be here before we know it!

I am going to scrapbook, stamp, & sew more this year than last.

I will blog more, too! 

I know most of these are what everyone else does & I know saying, "I will do it more" is vague, but at least I'm more likely to stick with my resolutions.