Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Look at this great givaway!

Hey everyone sorry I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to post ! it's been crazy around here! 

I just wanted to tell you about this amazing giveaway! 
it's over at The craft rookie! She makes the best gift tags EVER! 

There are lots of ways to enter to so check it out! :) 

-The Creative housewife! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Baking, Baking, Baking!

That's what I did ALL day yesterday!
Baked! 
I don't have time to put up recipes or pictures today! The power was out most of the day today so it set me back a bit! 
But here is what I baked yesterday! 
I started with a new recipe! 
Pumpkin cheesecake strussle bars! 
Then I made 2 loaves of banana bread 
2 loaves of Zucchini bread 
and 2 loaves of homemade bread! 

And oh boy my house STILL smells like fresh breads! 
Today I've just been trying to get my house put back together from getting the carpets cleaned! 
I had to go get some shopping done for Christmas baking and a few household things.. * managed to do that before the little dude got here* 
Then I stopped by a friends house and picked up a bunch of stuff she had for me! It's crazy we are always giving each other random stuff! you would think we would run out of things to give to each other hahaha.

Last night I went to a stampin' up gathering! It was a blast! I had so much fun! *the dear hubby is like oh boy another thing for her to be addicted too hahaha* Yup! he's right! I bought one set and that was it! lol I think I will limit myself to one thing a time! at most! there will be months where I won't buy them at all probably! 
I'm going to try really hard to get some pictures up this week! I'm not making any promises though! 

Well I have a million things to get done and it's already THREE! so I gotta run! 
Have a very blessed afternoon blogger friends! 
-The Creative housewife!

Monday, November 23, 2009

I'm still here I promise!

It's been so crazy around here! 
I am trying my hardest to get back on top of blogging this week! :)
The carpets are now finally all clean! YAY no more tearing the house apart! :) 
So now I just have to get everything back into place, And then next weekend bring out the Christmas decorations! :)Which I'm very excited about! 

I need to do a update on the Christmas to do list! I've gotten my Christmas party invitations COMPLETELY done! And same goes for my Christmas cards! :) 
Some time this week I will get together my Christmas Baking list! Oh boy! :) And next week the baking starts! 

Is anyone going shopping on black Friday? I'm going but not early! I think I might go about 7 that's what we did last year! and still got some good sales! I don't really have any more Christmas shopping left to do. There is just a couple of things I want to look for the house! 
I'm going to be doing some baking today :) So maybe I will pick a couple of the recipes and post them  with pictures :) 
I took a super cute picture of the dear hubby and I for our Christmas cards.. I made my own cards but used costco to make wallets and then put a super cute border around them! :) 

Well I hate to say this but I don't have alot of time to write this morning it's a crazy week ahead of me! 
Today: I have lots of baking I need to get done I've been putting it off for too long now! Then our washer is leaking so I have a mound of laundry that I should be doing but I have to call someone to come look at it! 
Clean the craft room! it's been the catchall for a couple weeks now with getting the carpets cleaned everything has had to be moved all over the place! 
I need to get everything out of the play room and put back in the living room! 
Then I have a mile long list of housework I've been putting off! 
Ehh And I will save tomorrows to-do list for later ( I want to see how much I get done today) 

Have a great day everyone! 
Hopefully I will be back with at least pictures of my baking?  =)

-The Creative Housewife!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yay for Saturday's!

What a week, What a week! 
I have to apologize for not posting much this week! We got our half the carpets cleaned in our house this morning *we have to get the rest done next weekend, there's not enough room to move all our stuff off our carpets* . So on top of my everyday crazy business I have I have been moving everything out of the play room and bedroom and closets so the carpets could get cleaned, Also I decided since everything was out of the rooms I should wash walls and baseboards...Ya what was I thinking? lol I got the play room walls done and the closet in there, But I still need to get the baseboards done in there, Then I still have our room! So it looks like this job will continue through the weekend, It will look so nice when I'm done though! 


I've been fighting a headache all week this week! That hasn't been fun! And also might be why the rooms are taking that much longer! 


Today I have my quilt group this morning! I'm excited! this is my 3rd month of going and I've learned so much there! This will be my first month of doing the project they do we are making pot holders! 
I will have to post pictures later when I get home! 
So that's the fun part of my day! then It's back to cleaning when I get home! 


That's all that's really been going on this week! Sorry for not much excitement or posting! I'm going to try to get back on top of things after this next week! =) 


Have a blessed weekend everyone! 
-The Creative Housewife!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Award already? How exciting! =)

I would like to make a HUGE thank you to Katie!
For giving me such an amazing award!

Seven things you may not know about me! *Or maybe you do*
1- I want a child so badly that it hurts!
2- I have been married for over  a year now =)
3- I love the Lord! and how he gets us through some of the toughest times!
4-I watch kids day to day in my home!
5-I'm an organizing-aholic
6-I'm addicted to Joann's and walmart!
7- I really want it to snow!

1-sew dang cute!
2- heartsong
3-smashed peas and carrots!
4-The hrebiceks!
5- Crap I've made!
6- Rachel's Craft room!
7- Crystals craft spot!

Directions if you have been tagged!!
1-Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2-Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3-Link to the person who nominated you for this award.
4-Name 7 things about yourself that people may not know.
5-Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6-Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7-Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know they've been nominated.



I will be on to comment the people I gave awards to later on this afternoon! 


-The Creative housewife!

Monday, November 9, 2009

What a-day Monday part 2!

Wow so I'm actually getting to another post!
Which mostly will be pictures! =)
And an update on my Christmas To do list!

1-Make tree skirt
2-Make stockings for pup & Bonnie!! -was going to make the dear hubby and I ours too! but can't find or afford the fabric this year! so maybe next year!
3-Make pin wheel ornaments! -Hope they turn out good! I've had alot of ornaments I've tried to make turn out like crap!
4-Make ribbon ornaments!- Sounds simple! but very time consuming!
5-Make Rag ball ornaments!- They were one of those ornaments that didn't turn out!
6-Make Christmas cards!
7-Make Christmas party invitations!
8-Finish rice bag covers for a friend! 
9- Make dogie bandannas -For my sorta but not really sister and her boyfriend!
10- Make Felt ornaments! -Ok so I got them done but didn't even remember to put them on my list in the first place :( 
11-Make Jewelry for Nieces Christmas presents!   It's not quite done! I got one of the necklaces made though!
12-Get Christmas card list  made up for 2009
13- Make the little dudes New sew blanket for Christmas present!
14- Make Gift tags for Christmas presents! 
15- Make Cat nip bags for kitties for Christmas! my mom has three and I have 1! =) 
16- Make hand warmers for dear hubby for a stocking stuffer! 

wow so I only have a couple more things to get done on there! Looks like my goal for the end of the month really is going to happen this year! then it' will be time for baking baking baking and wrapping wrapping wrapping ! 
December just goes by so darn fast! Wish it would last longer! 
And my cleaning list is never ending! I swear! 

Now time for pictures from the last week! I don't have many.. I will take some more tomorrow if possible!


The little dudes blanket I made him for Christmas!


Dear hubby's Birthday cake I made him! usually I go all out with decorating cakes but didn't have time this year! =( 

The dear hubby helpin' me with my tree skirt! it was so huge! 


All cut and pinned! now time to sew! *yes it is a new sew blanket! but it still had to be sewed a bit! 

The finished product! very happy with it! Took forever but looks super cute! It's also way bigger then it looks! 


Well that's all for now! off to shower and then to bed to get ready for another crazy day ahead of me tomorrow! 

God bless everyone! 
-The Creative housekeeper!

What a-day Monday!

Hi everyone! 
I really apoligize! I know I promised I was going to catch up from last weeks slackin' over the weekend , And then didn't get to post at all! 
I got so busy with family and projects that I needed to get done and spending some very much well needed time with the dear hubby! 

I need to thank you all for all the wonderful comments I have been getting! 
 I finally got on here to catch up on everyones blogs this morning! Then was off to work on the Christmas cards! 

I do want to tell everyone how excited I am to to have an KREATIV  award from Katie this morning,  I felt very blessed! Thank you Katie!  Which Katie is also one of my ornament swappers! I'm also super excited about that too! =) 

And then I also got super excited Saturday! I found out that I was the 100th post winner over at Heart song!
I have never won anything EVER in my entire life! So I was really excited! 
Thank you! 

I have a lot of things to get updated on my Christmas to do list! I think I'm like really close to being done! 
I will be trying to update that tonight! 
Along with some pictures. 
Right now I have a kid screaming at me for snack and dinner in the making so, I hope everyone is doing GREAT and had a fantastic weekend! 
Christmas is right around the corner! 
I'm getting really excited! 

Well time to go for now! 
Ttfn! 
-The creative housekeeper!  

Friday, November 6, 2009

Wow! TGIF everyone!

Wow I can't believe it's FRIDAY! another week just zoomed by me before  I knew it! 

Sorry this will be a quick post! 
BUT I promise! I will try and get some good blogging in this weekend! *hopefully!* 
It's been busy but not alot has happened this week.. weird I know! 
Yesterday was the dear hubby's birthday so we spent time alone together! *even though we don't have kids it seems we never get time alone together!* 
So that was nice and I made a special dinner for the 2 of us! It was fun! 
And tonight I'm making dinner for the whole family and having a small birthday party for him =) 
It will be fun I'm excited! 
I've gotten lots of cleaning done! And a couple of things done for Christmas! 
And honestly that's about it! 

OHH and I just realized this I have been writing -THE CREATIVE HOUSEKEEPER!!!!!!! on the past few posts I've done! Gosh I guess that's what I get for doing them late at night! Gosh! 
Well I'm off to start working on dinner for tonight! 
Hope everyone is having a great Friday! 
-The Creative housewife!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Already Wednesday?

Ok  So I'm SUPER pissed off at my computer right now! 
I just spend almost an hour posting a HUGE blog and it just erased everything! So I'm really sorry but no blog for tonight! 


It's ridiculousness! 
Talk about being PISSED!!!!! 


Sorry everyone I will try to get time tomorrow to blog! 


Off to work on Christmas cards now! 
=The creative housekeeper! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Look what I found ANOTHER Ornament swap!

I told you I absolutely down right LOVE Christmas!! 

And I have never done swaps before! So this is a whole new level of excitement for me! =) 

I didn't get a chance to post a blog about the other 2 swaps I did and it's to late to sign up for those! I'm sorry =( 
But you guys do get a chance with this one! Since I'm actually on top of it this time! =) 
 
They even have 2 different categories one for crafters and what for those who love to SHOP! 

So hurry go check it out! 
 


Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas To-do list *UPDATE*




1-Make tree skirt
2-Make stockings for pup & Bonnie!! -was going to make the dear hubby and I ours too! but can't find or afford the fabric this year! so maybe next year!
3-Make pin wheel ornaments! -Hope they turn out good! I've had alot of ornaments I've tried to make turn out like crap!
4-Make ribbon ornaments!- Sounds simple! but very time consuming!
5-Make Rag ball ornaments!- They were one of those ornaments that didn't turn out!
6-Make Christmas cards!
7-Make Christmas party invitations!
8-Finish rice bag covers for a friend! 
9- Make dogie bandannas -For my sorta but not really sister and her boyfriend!
10- Make Felt ornaments! -Ok so I got them done but didn't even remember to put them on my list in the first place :( 
11-Make Jewelry for Nieces Christmas presents!
12-Get Christmas card list  made up for 2009
13- Make the little dudes New sew blanket for Christmas present!
14- Make Gift tags for Christmas presents! 
15- Make Cat nip bags for kitties for Christmas! my mom has three and I have 1! =) 
16- Make hand warmers for dear hubby for a stocking stuffer! 
WRAPPING PRESENTS! That is a huge job in it's self! 
And my Christmas baking! Another list in its self!

So I'm moving along with the list! I want to try to finish it by the end of the month! That's my goal! =) 
Hopefully I don't end up adding to much more to the list! :) 


Cat nip bags for the fur-kids to play with! *it's there Christmas presents! 

Hand warmers for the Dear hubby! 



Puppy bandannas for my sister and her boyfriends dogs =)
 









And the rice bag covers for a friend ! There all finished! woohoo! I think that might be it for sewing Christmas presents =) 


Hope your all having a great day! 
-The creative housekeeper!

Pumpkin cookies part 2

Ok now! I know I said I posted the cookies on Friday and was said I would get the other one posted on Saturday! 
Well that didn't happen! Saturday ended up getting SOOOOO busy and I ran out of time to do anything! I watched my nieces and they both had Basketball games! And then I also ended up watching The little dude because his mom had no one else to watch him  and I had to find him a costume! 
So needless to say, I was running around like a chicken with it's head chopped off! :) 


So here is the recipe I used! 
Now I do have to say I can make amazing cakes and cookies and decorate beautiful cakes! But I how can not make good frosting! So let me know how your frosting turns out if you make them! I've tried and tried and tried! and I think I've had amazing frosting TWICE! I guess it was just not mean to be! 


6 1/2 cups Powdered sugar! 
2 Tsp. Vanilla 
1/2 cup butter- I used  Margarine bcuz it's all I had. 
8 oz. cream cheese! 







Beat together Cream cheese and margarine until light and fluffy! 
Then add vanilla and whip it again! 




















Then add powdered sugar a cup or two at a time! 






























And these were the finished cookie! 
Sorry there wasn't better pictures then this I was in such a hurry to get them frosted and I forgot to take more pictures! 
like I said I can't make very good frosting BUT  I've gotten better since I got the kitchen aid mixer for our wedding! 
And i've realized with most frostings the longer you whip them the better they look :) 


If any of you have any tips or suggestion or recipes for frosting let me know ! PLEASE :) 


Enjoy! 
-The creative housewife! :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

PUMPKIN! One of the things I LOVE about fall!

I LOVE all things PUMPKIN! I think it came from my mother!  
Like Pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cinna rolls, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bars, pumpkin pancakes, ALL THINGS pumpkin! 


Well normally I make Sugar cookies for Halloween! but not this year! I made.........Yup you guessed PUMPKIN COOKIES! :) 
   There sooo yummy! You wont just be able to have one! There the dear hubby's favorite! I only make them from October through Christmas!  so there a special cookie! :) 


Are you ready for the recipe??? Really Good! 
It's going to be loaded with step by step pictures :) 



Here are the ingredients you will need! *Notice I shop alot at Walmart! It's the cheapest around town here!


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour * I had to use 3 cups instead of 2 1/2 cups of flour! i will show u why in pics*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup 100% Pure Pumpkin
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract



Cream cheese frosting... That recipe will be in another post! Sorry!


Preheat oven to 350


                                                                                                                                                                                               It should look like this.




Now for the BEST part! Add the Pumpkin!






Mix well until it looks like this!


Then add the Egg and Vanilla!




















And mix well! 



Now time for the Dry ingredients! 

Now mix together until well blended. 


Now it should look like this! 

Now time to grease the cookie sheet!


And if you have a nifty little scooper like this! *I LOVE PAMPERED CHEF!* 















You will want to use it! If not just 2 spoons will work just fine! 






Ever since I first started baking I've always done a dozen cookies per a sheet ! See like this!

Now time to put them in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes~ * 17 minutes were PERFECT for mine!

Now this batch was a flop! they still tasted GREAT! but they didn't rise! So I fixed that by adding more flour and it worked perfect! they looked like this for the second batch! 

Plump little pumpkin cookies! 
Now I'm going to frost them with a cream cheese frosting tomorrow afternoon Sorry i didn't get to that part tonight! the night kinda was gone before I knew it! 
So Enjoy! 


I'm sorry if you get the directions mixed up This was the first time I have done a post like this so it could be a bit confusing! I did it just the way I did it at home tonight though so it should be great! If I get a chance tomorrow I will post just the recipe and ingredients in a post for you all! 


Have a very blessed weekend everyone! 
-The Creative housewife!


~*~ Pin Wheel Ornaments ~*~

I just wanted to post pictures of them real quick they were the only ones I  didn't have done enough to post a picture of them yesterday! 



It's not the best of pictures! And I didn't take the time to hang them, But they still look pretty cute just like they are ! 
Enjoy!
-The Creative housewife!

Super cute flip flop givaway!

    



HEY EVERYONE! 
We know we all love giveaways right? 
Well there is this super cool giveaway at http://laurennicolegifts.blogspot.com/ ! 
I absoulutly LOVE some of her stuff! 
I make Jewelry myself! But her's is a totally different style! And It's beautiful!
So hurry go sign up! Giveaway ends November 5th! 






Thursday, October 29, 2009






Ok now are you ready for some pictures :) ?



Ribbon ornaments!
Was actually happy with the way they turned out!

















The red white and silver one's are for a friend :) 



And all the red and green ones are for my tree I think! :)






















































Now time for the felt ornaments!

Ginger-bread men ornaments! 



And now For the rag ball ornament!

Now that I'm looking at it in the picture! they didn't turn out that bad! But they were extremely a pain to make and honestly they don't look well enough to make them work making so I turned them into snowman!

ARN'T THEY JUST SO DARN CUTE!


Well that's it for this post!
Hope you enjoy them!
I really enjoyed making them!
Hope your all having a very blessed day!
-The creative housewife!


Is this week going by fast or what?

I mean gosh don't get me wrong I'm very happy that this week has gone by fast! 
I've gotten alot done! 
I have some things to mark off on my Christmas to do list! :) Woo hoo! 
But I also have things to add too! 
Yesterday was great! sorry I didn't get posting a blog! But the dear hubby came home sick! 
So I had a lazy yet not so lazy day! Most the time when I say I've had a lazy day It usually means I got NOTHING DONE! well that wasn't the case for yesterday! I took all my stuff for my felt ornaments into the living room and the little dude brought his toys out there too, And we the three of us lounged and watched movies all day! It was great! and in the afternoon and into the evening I was able to get ALL my felt ornaments done! well most of them! some of them I thought looked ridiculous so I just tossed them! I had got the felt REALLY cheap at Joann's so it wasn't a big loss! 
So I will be marking them off my list today! Sorry for no pictures! Possibly sometime this afternoon? Hopefully! 
So here is a update on the Christmas to do list! :)

1-Make tree skirt
2-Make stockings for pup & Bonnie!! -was going to make the dear hubby and I ours too! but can't find or afford the fabric this year! so maybe next year!
3-Make pin wheel ornaments! -Hope they turn out good! I've had alot of ornaments I've tried to make turn out like crap!
4-Make ribbon ornaments!- Sounds simple! but very time consuming!
5-Make Rag ball ornaments!- They were one of those ornaments that didn't turn out!
6-Make Christmas cards!
7-Make Christmas party invitations!
8-Finish rice bag covers for a friend! 
9- Make dogie bandannas -For my sorta but not really sister and her boyfriend!
10- Make Felt ornaments! -Ok so I got them done but didn't even remember to put them on my list in the first place :( 
11-Make Jewelry for Nieces Christmas presents!
12-Get Christmas card list  made up for 2009
13- Make the little dudes New sew blanket for Christmas present!
14- Make Gift tags for Christmas presents! 
WRAPPING PRESENTS! That is a huge job in it's self! 
And my Christmas baking! Another list in its self!

K now I'm really hoping I don't keep having to add things to this! other wise I'm never going to get done! 

Well I'll be back later! Hopefully with pictures :) 

Happy Thursday everyone! 
-Blessings from the Creative housewife! 

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Christmas To-do list!

So I thought it would be fun to post my Christmas to-do list! It might push me a little harder to get things done if I get to mark them off on my blog!

1-Make tree skirt
2-Make stockings for pup & Bonnie!! -was going to make the dear hubby and I ours too! but can't find or afford the fabric this year! so maybe next year!
3-Make pin wheel ornaments! -Hope they turn out good! I've had alot of ornaments I've tried to make turn out like crap!
4-Make ribbon ornaments!- Sounds simple! but very time consuming!
5-Make Rag ball ornaments!- They were one of those ornaments that didn't turn out!
6-Make Christmas cards!
7-Make Christmas party invitations!
8-Finish rice bag covers for a friend! 
9- Make dogie bandannas -For my sorta but not really sister and her boyfriend!
WRAPPING PRESENTS! That is a huge job in it's self! 
And my Christmas baking! Another list in its self!
I will be trying to post pictures of each thing as I check them off the list! 
And I know I'm forgetting a few things so I will prolly be adding a few things too! 

Happy readings all! 
-The creative housewife!

A bit of my life!

Hi everyone! 
Thought I would try to get a good post in before folding laundry! 


Today was a good day! went by super fast! 
As some of you might know I watch kids! Kinda like a daycare I guess you could say? very small I only watch one right now that is full time I just lost my other full time kid last week! 
But it's a ton of fun! today I didn't have The little dude until 2:30 So I went and did some shopping with my mil at Costco and then went and did the rest of my other grocery shopping for the stuff that was on sale! 


Snuck into Joann's too :) 
Did get much just a couple tiny hole punches :) 
oh and some paper and a couple Christmas fat quarters! :) 


I came home got everything put away and then had to go get my nieces from school! Then we all came home and I worked on laundry and they played with the pup! 


I made dinner and cleaned the kitchen up! The little dude got picked up around 7ish and the girls and dear hubby are playing the wii well I'm taking my down time to blog  :) 


I have so many Christmas projects needing to be done it's crazy! I'm slowing attacking them!  


The baking season is slowly starting at my house! I LOVE to bake! I'm getting better at cooking! but I LOVE to bake!  There will be recipes and hopefully pictures of everything I make between now and Christmas! 


Well I guess I need to get that mound of laundry that is clean! yet not folded!
Sorry about the randomness! 
Hoping to get more exciting postings soon!
happy readings!
-The creative housewife!

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Blog!

So for the past year I've used Word press for my blog! Well Almost a year now!
I haven't been the best at posting either! It's been a busy year!
And I never had readers on there! And it was really confusing! So I decided I would create a Blogger Blog and see how it goes! Plus it's WAY easier to follow people too! :)
Hope you enjoy reading my blog!
-The creative housewife!