Dress shirt into onesie...

This is very simple to do.

 I measured 11" from the top of the shirt along the buttonplacket and cut off the bottom.

On my grandson, I needed 5" of the bottom of a onesie in his size. 24mo.

i sewed the onesie bottom to the bottom of the shirt right sides together. make sure

you put the front of the onesie on the front side of the shirt :)

These will stay tucked in when you want the little man to look his best....

Have fun!


Look what we made.....

We started this project 33 years ago tomorrow. December 19, 1978


I think we did a great job and just think, we're not finished yet!


Mmm Mmm Good

Source: flickr.com via Sarah on Pinterest

So cold weather always makes me want tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwhiches!  I was reading on Word of Wisdom Living about soup and it was recommend to find Nordstrom's Tomato Basil recipe and try it out...so I did.  I've never made tomato basil soup and I've never had Nordstrom's version either.  All the recipes I saw were the same but this one supposedly came straight from the cafe's own cookbook.

From Studiozoe on Flickr:

"I realized, when writing this, that I didn't do it exactly like the cookbook calls...so technically I'm not violating any copyrights since it isn't the same recipe! It's better my way:

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large yellow onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon dried basil
4 cans whole tomatoes in puree
6 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
2 cups heavy whipping cream
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
2 Tablespoons lightly packed fresh basil leaves, cut into fine ribbons
In a 7,5 liter stockpot (a really big one!) over medium heat, warm the oil and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the carrots, onion, and dried basil and saute, stirring occasionally, until softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Add the tomatoes, including the puree, and the broth and bring just to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes to blend the flavors.
Remove from the heat. Using a stick-immersion blender, puree the soup in the pot. (if you don't have one of those, get one! or, working in batches, puree the soup in a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade.)
Return the pureed soup to the saucepan, add the cream, and place over medium heat. Warm until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Ladle the soup into a warmed soup tureen or individual bowls, garnish with the basil, and serve immediately.
Be warned, this recipe is a double-batch. It EASILY serves 12-15. Halve this for a normal-sized starter to feed 6. I made the mistake of just starting to cook...and then I realized I'd have to get out a second stockpot! And yes, use DRIED basil. If you use fresh basil to start, it'll just lose all its flavor. This is one of the few times (oregano is another) where I have no problem using the dried stuff."

I halved the recipe.  The smell of the vegetables and basil sauteing was worth cooking it in and of itself!  The soup tasted really yummy like promised. Next time I'll puree it a little more than I did but that's all I'd do differently.


Simple Christmas

We're moving in a week!  Because of this I haven't done much for Christmas.  I don't want to have to pack it and haul it to a new house, so I'll be shopping after the move.  Also because the family is getting a new house there will be quite a few necessities to purchase so our Christmas will be simple this year.

I'm in love with the want, need, wear, read concept that is all over blogosphere.  I saw it a few years ago and have wanted to implement it, and now I have a great excuse!  I love how simple it makes gift giving, and it allows for more focus on the birth of the Savior too.  Since I haven't done my shopping, and I'm in bed sick today, I decided to make a list to share:

Just click on the picture to open it, then right click and "save file as."


The Nutcracker

Sarah Jane Studios does it again!  The moment I saw the Nutcracker puppets I purchased a copy...

You can see an entire blog post on these beautiful, printable puppets...So much fun!
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