Saturday, April 28, 2012 Evidence That I Live Under A Rock

Gollum lives under a rock, too, so I'm in good company.

You probably already know about I just stumbled upon it the other day and

Finally, a way to keep track of books I've read, books I'd like to read and especially books I've started reading and hated.

Maybe the BEST feature is that Goodreads recommends books for you based on your ratings of books you've read. You can click "not interested" to help Goodreads fine-tune its suggestions. CLICK HERE to check it out!

Friday, April 27, 2012

I Should Have Written This!

I have actually told a former principal, "Are you sure you want to hear what I think? Because you know I'm gonna tell you!

Thursday, April 26, 2012


YAYYYYY!!!!! Someone likes me!!!!!
I have ZERO time, but I'm working on a post to explain my awesome award. In the meantime, YAYYYYYYY!! (Did I say that before??) It's nice to be liked and it's REALLY nice to know someone is reading, LOL.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Allllmost Wordless Wednesday!!

Welcome to another chapter in
Why I Like Animals
Better Than Most People I Know
They don't need Color Contacts to have beautiful blue eyes.

No matter how vibrant their outfits are, they're never tacky.
They don't give tight, fake smiles.

They can relax without Xanax.

They really ARE cute when they're mad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Wooo Hooooo

And her daddy is gonna be wrapped around her little finger!!

Another little girl to sew for.
And monogram stuff for,
as soon as we have a name.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


See the little somewhat-creepy floating baby in the left-hand column? Well, tomorrow Rachel will find out if it's a HE or a SHE!! You know I'll keep you posted! YAYYYYY!!!!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pretty Dang Cool

No update yet on the lost owl.
The post office is trying to find her.
Avery's first ride at Busch Gardens
In the meantime, this is pretty dang cool!
Chip-It! is free from Sherwin-Williams.

Chip-It! pops up paint chip colors
from any photo.
You can even click to get more colors,
like the extra row to the right.
You can capture great colors from any photo.

The only problem that I can see is that
Chip-It! decides which colors to capture.
No's still fun.

Just LOVE that Offbeat Green.

Of course, you can always crop your pic
differently, to force the issue.

Like if you wanted a particular pink

or red

 I think I'll pry myself away from the computer now.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 20, 2012


So I made and shipped this adorable (if I do say so myself) zippered owl wristlet for a customer. Just adorable.

The customer is in Havertown, PA.

I'll be taking the receipt, which clearly states HAVERTOWN, PA, to the post office. Delivery confirmation. No insurance, of course.

I have more of the purple fabric, but I used the last bit of that cute wing fabric...

ARGGHHHH. I'll keep you posted. Pun intended.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Stuff that Makes Me Mad, Part Three - Ridiculous Runway Fashion

I hope to God they did not kill an animal for those.

Is that straw?? Looks scratchy.

Partial zebra.

Cat boobs.

No words.

Okay, I may just be a Target-clothes-buying plebe, but I would not buy a "hat" in the basket department. Fashion designers are making millions by designing stuff that no NORMAL person is ever going to wear. I wonder if there's an inside joke to see how ridiculous they can get and still have reviewers call them geniuses.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Called It Macarooni

What does Nannie do when she's
missing Avery too much to sew?

Invent a cookie recipe.

Actually, I put a new spin on Tidy Mom's recipe. And I'm calling it Macarooni. Like, macaroons are made with coconut. And like Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni. (I teach kindergarten and it shows.)

These cookies are soft, chewy, coconut-y and EASY! Here's the recipe.


1 pkg Duncan Hines Coconut Supreme Cake Mix
1 8oz container of Cool Whip
1 egg
1 large bag shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, stir to combine the cake mix, Cool Whip and egg.
The batter will be really sticky.

Drop by spoonful into a bowl of coconut.
Roll into a ball, shake off extra coconut and put on parchment paper.
They spread a little, so don't crowd them.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on wire racks.

NOTE: Bake shorter if you want them softer and chewier; bake longer if you want a little more 'bite'.

Thanks for stopping by and if you make them and love them, leave me a comment, will ya?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Pinterest - Control Where Your Pins Lead

Okay, maybe everyone on Pinterest already knows this. And if you're not on Pinterest, I'm sure you don't care, LOL. But if you don't and you do, I just figured out how to make sure your pins lead back to where you want.

For example, I had this Make It PINK Treasury (curated by Roxanna of DreamingTreeBeads) that included one of my owls. The picture was stored in my Picasa/Google album:

Cute, no?

I wanted to pin it on Pinterest, but when people click the pin, I wanted it to lead back to the actual treasury, rather than to my album on Picasa.

Anyway, it's really simple to do, so here you go:
1. Go to wherever you want the pin to lead and copy the URL.
2. Go pin whatever it is as you normally would.
3. Click on See It Now.
4. Click on Edit.
5. Where it says Link, paste in the URL you copied.
6. Click Save Pin and WA-LA, you're done!!

Try it. It works!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Allllmost Wordless Wednesday!!

We are back to school.
Report cards are due today.
This is how I feel.

Thanks for stopping by.
I'll try to perk up!

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Please email me your addresses
so that Cindy and I can
get your prizes in the mail!


And now for the winners:

Sarah Parmrland

LeahRose Gibson



Selma (Selmica Kiki)

Thanks to all who entered
and CONGRATS again to the winners!



Okay, so this recipe sounds delicious!
I have not tried it yet,
but it SOUNDS (and looks) GREAT!

Baked Asparagus Fries with
3 dipping sauces.

Much as this vegetarian is cringing
at the blog name
(spoon fork bacon)

for the recipe.


Friday, April 6, 2012

Cool or Creepy?

I can't decide.
They kinda remind me of brains
for some reason.

But I think I'm
gonna make these eggs
for Easter anyway!

See this post by
The Barefoot Kitchen Witch
for details!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Allllmost Wordless Wednesday!!

Don't forget to enter our GIVEAWAY!

That is a CAKE.
These are ALL cakes!
They're by Chattanooga Cakes

Such talent!
And this is NOT a cake.
But I like it.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


So Cindy and I have finally gotten it together and are ready to give some fun stuff away. I'm REPOSTING the giveaway post, but WITH SOME ADDITIONS. If you have already commented on the original post, I will insert your comments and info into this post. ALL WINNERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM THIS POST.

FIVE prizes, FIVE winners
DRAWING Saturday, April 7 8 PM eastern

PRIZE #1 Magnetic Therapy Bracelet
in Beautiful Rainbow Colors

Many people recognize the benefit of Magnet Therapy. If you are one of those people who have experienced its benefits, then you will LOVE this bracelet! Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Asthma, Carpal tunnel syndrome...find fashion and pain management at the same time.

PRIZE #2 Live Laugh Love Wine Sleeve
in a Soft, Mossy Green

This classy wine sleeve will make your gift of wine last WAY longer than the wine itself, LOL!

PRIZE #3 Puzzle Ribbon (Autism Awareness)
Tooth Fairy Pillow with Red Pawprint

That first lost tooth is SO EXCITING! Hang this on your child's doorknob. No more funbling in the dark for the poor Tooth Fairy!

PRIZE #4 $20 Gift Certificate
Pine Branch Designs on Etsy

She has 230 items available!!

PRIZE #5 Girly Tooth Fairy Pillow
with Pink Ribbon and Pink Heart

A more girly version of our Tooth Fairy Pillow!


Winners will be drawn by

If you go do one of these things
but forget to come back to comment,
or don't tell us which prize you want,
you won't be entered.

No one wants that.

Each comment MUST include what you did to get an entry, your name and WHICH PRIZE YOU WANT...Magnetic Bracelet,, Wine Sleeve, Puzzle Tooth Pillow, $20 Gift Certificate to Pine Branch Designs or Pink Tooth Pillow.

1) Follow me and/or Cindy on Pinterest AND COMMENT HERE TO LET ME KNOW. We need to know your Pinterest name.

To follow ME, just click the little red Pinterest button in the right column of this blog and then click Follow All. If you already follow me on Pinterest, just comment here to let me know.

To follow Cindy, CLICK HERE and then click Follow All. Don't forget to comment here and say which prize you want.

(Note, you must follow ALL of our boards in order to show up under our Followers on Pinterest.)

And just a side note...following someone for a giveaway and then unfollowing after the drawing's just tacky.

2) "Like" our FB pages AND COMMENT HERE TO LET ME KNOW. Again, we need to know your FB name.

To "like" my page, just click the Follow On Facebook badge in the right column of this blog and then "Like" Soggy Bottoms Baby Duds FB page. If you already "like" me (awww, thanks!), just comment here.

To "like" Cindy's FB page, CLICK HERE. Don't forget to comment here and say which prize you want.

And again, don't "like" and then "unlike". Please.

3) Follow this blog AND COMMENT HERE TO LET ME KNOW. Please comment using the same identity as you used to Follow, so I can figure it out. Just click Join This Site in the right column. If you already follow this blog, just comment here.

And again with the following/unfollowing tackiness.

4) Subscribe to Cindy's awesome newsletter. CLICK HERE and then don't forget to comment here and let us know.

4) Put us in your circle on Etsy AND COMMENT HERE TO LET US KNOW. For this, you need to have an Etsy account and we need to know your Etsy name. If we're already in your circle, just comment here.

To put me in your Etsy circle, CLICK HERE and Add to Circle.

To put Cindy in your Etsy circle, CLICK HERE and Add to Circle.

And please don't circle/uncircle me. Really. That is just sad.

You can do any or all of the above. You can request a different prize for each entry, or the same prize for every entry you complete. I plan to keep drawing for a prize until chooses someone who wants that particular prize. So if you REALLY want a particular prize, you'll improve your chances by listing it for each of your entries.

I will draw for the five winners on Saturday, April 7 at 8 PM Eastern and will announce the winners in a blog post. If you are not No Reply, I will also email you. WINNERS HAVE 24 HOURS TO CLAIM THEIR PRIZES BY EMAILING ME. Otherwise, I'll redraw on Sunday, April 8.

OH, and I just found out that Blogger no longer allows numbering of comments, so I guess I'm counting by hand. Repeatedly, until I get winners who want each of the prizes. Free shipping to US and Canada. All others pay actual shipping.

I hope this all was clearer than mud. If you're confused, let me know and GOOD LUCK in advance!