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Hello Everyone,

I completed testing a pattern for Kennis at Itch to Stitch. The pattern is an adorable chic jacket called the "Hvar Jacket". You can purchase the pattern in her shop. I chose this plum color and thought it would be perfect for the fall weather. I love how you can dress it up or make it casual and chic with a pair of jeans or khakis.

©Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife
Are you ready for the jacket season? Whether you are a veteran seamstress or a sewing novice, you are going to enjoy the simplicity and grace of the Hvar Jacket. This unlined jacket can transform a ho-hum outfit to the epitome of modern chic. In the Hvar Jacket, you will be fittingly polished at any event!
©Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife
Hvar Jacket Features:
  • Unlined bodice with optional Hong Kong seam finish
  • Graceful waterfall collar
  • Chic pointed front hem
  • Long sleeves
  • Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)
©Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 20 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)


If you need help, don't worry there are very detailed instructions in helping you create it and Kennis is always there to help you out. Also, everyone on her Facebook page is always eager to help too.

Have a wonderful day!!
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Good Morning,
Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. An official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country. 

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans--living or dead--but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Today, Americans take time and recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans. We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and all those who have not yet returned home.


 A recognized symbol of Veteran's Day is the red poppy. In World War I, Soldiers who were returning home, reported seeing battlefields covered with red poppies blooming. In their hearts, the red poppies symbolized the bloodshed and sacrifice made by the fallen soldiers. After the war, groups began making red paper poppies as a way to raise money for the wounded veteran's and selling them on Armistice Day (Veteran's Day). The red poppy remains a symbol of solidarity for Veteran's.

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on November 7, 1919 as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.


If you know a Veteran or someone currently serving in our country's uniform, take the time today to thank them for their service and sacrifices. 

On a personal note, thank you E for keeping us safe, serving our country and keeping us out of harm's way!! I love you!! Also, I want to thank all of my family and friends that have served.

Thank you Veteran's!!
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Rainbow Fruit Pizza Recipe-Gator Mommy Reviews




Coconut Bread Pudding Blossoms-A Sprinkle of This

If you haven't noticed by now, I have a fondness for desserts.
I know, you are shocked by my revelation!  :)
I do love desserts, especially when they are mini.  There is just something about a sweet little treat that gets my heart aflutter!  The presentation is adorable and most of the time, one little treat satisfies my craving.  And, I do like to celebrate the little things that make life sweet!  Get it?




Preschool Painting - Try It With Shaving Cream!-Ducks 'n a Row

For a new experience and a very fun time, let your preschooler paint with shaving cream.
You can't go wrong.



Grilled Sweet Sticky Wings-This Silly Girl's Life

Grilled Sweet Sticky Wings, lots of garlic, brown sugar, lemon and herbs combine for the BEST wings marinade recipe… EVER!



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Today marks the 14th anniversary as one of the worst attack on the United States. I can't believe that fourteen years have passed since that tragic day. It is with every post that I write every year that I have such a heavy heart.

Early on the morning of September 11, 2001, 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners (two Boeing 757 and two Boeing 767) en route to San Francisco or Los Angeles after takeoffs from Boston, Massachusetts, Newark, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Large planes with long flights were intentionally selected for hijacking because they would be heavily fueled.


The four flights involved were:
  • American Airlines Flight 11: Left Boston's Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of 11 and 76 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 175: Left Logan Airport at 8:14 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of nine and 51 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the South Tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m.
  • American Airlines Flight 77: Left Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia at 8:20 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of six and 53 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the Pentagon at 9:37 a.m.
  • United Airlines Flight 93: Left Newark International Airport at 8:42 a.m. en route to San Francisco, with a crew of seven and 33 passengers, not including four hijackers. After the passengers revolted, the hijackers crashed the plane into the ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m.

 I always include the past post of my experience on that day. You can view it here. Being a New Yorker, we are very resilient and can manage a lot of things that head our way.  I can tell you that nothing prepared us for that day or for anyone else in our country. September 11, 2001 touched every American in some way and it also reminds everyone of the many heroes that are in our lives, that protect us and that are still protecting us every single day. They help to keep a horrific event such as this from ever happening again.


America's Military, Police, Firemen and EMS have done such an amazing job keeping our country safe. Please take a moment to remember the nearly 3,000 men, women and children killed in the September 11, 2001 attacks at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93.

Please also keep our men and women in uniform in your thoughts as they continue to fight for our Nation. Military members and their families have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country since then. We salute you and thank you for your service. America sleeps easy knowing you are there to protect us.



We will never forget the events of that fateful and horrific day in September 2001.


My thoughts and prayers are with those lives lost and families who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001. Thank you to all the first responders from the FDNY, NYPD and the NYARNG (101 Cav, 69th IN, 256 FA) who risked their lives on that tragic day. Thank you to all the men and women who defend our freedom by serving in the Military. We will never forget!!

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Hello Everyone,


I completed testing a pattern for Kennis at Itch to Stitch. The pattern is an adorable top called the "Beausoleil Top". You can purchase the pattern in her shop on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

This pattern has a dress and top option. It has the on-trend "cold shoulder" short kimono sleeves with cuffs, a comfortable scoop neckline, center back lapped zipper, relaxed fit above the waist, easy-to-wear A-line skirt, patch pocket with the dress option, bra strap holder and a layers feature (print only the sizes you need).

I got this cute pink polka dot cotton fabric and notions at Joann. This top is so comfortable and can be worn with shorts, skirt, capris, khaki's or denim. I can't wait to make more and the dress!!

The pattern instructions/illustrations were very detailed and easy to understand. Also, Kennis gives you links to tutorials on how to do a lapped zipper, grade seams, and a bra strap holder. 

If you need help, don't worry there are very detailed instructions in helping you create it and Kennis is always there to help you out. Also, everyone on her Facebook page is always eager to help too.

Have a wonderful day!!
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Hello Everyone,
I wanted to make a special "thank you" gift package for E's boss. She was a very good boss to E while he worked with her and especially since he was "out-processing" for his retirement from the Military.
I was told by E that she was a very big University of Alabama (Crimson Tide) Football fan. E showed her my blog and the different types of bags that I have sewn over the years. She loved the Lapin Noir bag by Sara @ Sew Sweetness.  I added an extra zipper pocket on the backside of the bag for more storage.

If you want to see the other bags that I made out of this pattern, you can view them here and here.

I also decided to make a travel neck pillow for her busy travel schedule and a journal (fabric and journal I found on Joann's website).


Have a wonderful day!!


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Do you love Banana Splits? We have a new way to enjoy this delicious treat and its simple and easy! Instead of making a huge Banana Split try these Banana Split Bites! Makes a great summer treat!



Furniture Update Using DIY Chalk Paint-Living in His Way

When Joel and I got married, my parents offered us their old bedroom furniture for our new home. Sweet! Free furniture!  The dressers were a little 80s but we were happy to receive them.




5 Tricks to make Decluttering Fun-My Love for Words 
Let’s face it, if I enjoyed decluttering my house never would’ve become cluttered in the first place.
Despite my love for making lists, I’m just not one of those born organized personalities.



Imperfectly pretty posies-Flourish and Knot 
Sometimes things just don’t turn out the way you thought they would. Cakes fail to rise. Paint refuses to cure. Flowers…well, they can just be finicky at times.
Last Wednesday I went grocery shopping (which means I came home with $60 worth of groceries and $15 in flowers). I had had a rough day and really just needed spring. I set about preparing my haul.



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Sloppy Joe Cups-A Sprinkle of This and That
Last night, the hubby and I were talking about food we used to eat as a kid.  TV dinners were hot and we both recalled how the back used to pop up into a scene of some sort.  Kind of like a tv screen.  Then there were fish sticks.  I didn't enjoy them as much, but the hubby just loved them.  How about Sloppy Joe?  Do you remember those?  Ground meat in a barbecue type sauce that is just smothered in cheese.  Oh my...what an easy dinner!  Delicious and fast!  I think your kiddos need to be introduced to these little dinner treasures.  If they already know about the Sloppy Joe, they're going to want some of this version for sure!  It involves your muffin tin!!!



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Good Evening,

Veterans Day gives Americans the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all U.S. veterans. An official wreath-laying ceremony is held each Veterans Day at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, while parades and other celebrations are held in states around the country.

Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans--living or dead--but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. Today, Americans take time and recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans. We will never forget the heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and all those who have not yet returned home.


A recognized symbol of Veterans Day is the red poppy. In World War I, Soldiers who were returning home, reported seeing battlefields covered with red poppies blooming. In their hearts, the red poppies symbolized the bloodshed and sacrifice made by the fallen soldiers. After the war, groups began making red paper poppies as a way to raise money for the wounded veteran's and selling them on Armistice Day (Veterans Day). The red poppy remains a symbol of solidarity for Veterans.

Remembrance Day (also known as Poppy Day or Armistice Day) is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 a.m.) World War I officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919. The day was specifically dedicated by King George V on November 7, 1919, as a day of remembrance for members of the armed forces who were killed during World War I.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields". These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red color an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.


If you know a Veteran or someone currently serving in our country's uniform, take the time today to thank them for their service and sacrifices. 

On a personal note, thank you E for keeping us safe, serving our country and keeping us out of harm's way!! I love you!! Thank you, to all of my family members and friends that have or are currently serving.

Thank you, Veterans!!

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Hello Everyone,

I completed another beautiful pattern for Sara at Sew Sweetness. This bag is called the Reisende Bag and I love how it came out. This bag is available in 3 different sizes, from purse sized up to a large bag perfect for a long weekend. A beautiful buckle and purse hardware gives your bag that smart and sophisticated look. There is also optional piping that gives your bag that finished look.


The large size that I chose finished measurements are  19" long x 12" tall x 5" deep. You can store so much inside your bag and I love all the other added details that make this bag attractive. There are zippered pockets inside, a zipper closure and optional purse feet.






I already have my fabric picked out for my next bag (medium size), so stay tuned.

I fell in love with the bright and vibrant beach cabanas for summer. The fabric, zippers and thread are from Joann. The buckles and loops are from Strapworks.

As always, I love all the detail and thought that Sara puts into all of her bags. Her instructions are and pictures always easy to follow. If you ever have a question, she is always available to assist you.

If you would like to purchase this pdf pattern, hardware and notions, please stop by Sara's pattern shop. The pattern is available in her shop after June 3, 2016.

I am linking up with these parties, Remodelaholic, More the Merrier and TCB.

Have a wonderful day!!

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Painted Plastic Dollar Store Easter Eggs-Casa Watkins

These dollar store plastic Easter eggs were painted gold and accented using lace stickers. This is a great nap time project and easy to do.
I only wanted three eggs for this project, but the dollar store bag comes with so many more. You can use all sorts of background colors to make a bundle of painted eggs. How great would the eggs look in blue! Or, you can make a mix of blue and gold painted eggs.






Why Lemon Poundcake is more tempting than Cinnamon rolls!-Cherishing A Sweet Life

When it came to what to bake for our upcoming Easter lunch or dinner,
I knew, without a shadow of a doubt it had to be made with lemons.



Why I stopped praying for patience-My Love for Words

I used to think that by praying for patience, I would be given patience. I would wake up one morning with an overflowing amount of peace and tolerance, able to remain sweet and level headed despite whatever was thrown my way. Unfortunately, that day has yet to come… just ask my family.




How to become an undercover prayer warrior-Penny A. Zeller

After Christian historical romance, Christian suspense is my favorite genre. Especially when characters go undercover and the tension builds as covert operations are planned to catch the bad guys.




Bunny Bark-This Silly Girl's Life
I’m sure you have seen all kinds of “barks” floating around. My friend Parrish, makes them a lot and I always love how hers comes out! So, I thought I’d give it a go and…. well now I’m addicted!




Make a Cute Bunny Ear Headband in Minutes-Homemaking Hacks

You don’t even need glue for this one, which is a bonus. While I love the power of a good glue, sometimes it’s fun to avoid getting sticky. Somehow I always get some on my fingers. One time, I actually managed to get glitter glued to every single one of my fingers. Yup!
Here is all you need to make these cute bunny ears:





How to Make a China Tea Cup Wreath-Homemaking Hacks

I made a tea cup wreath this morning to hang in our new tea room. I have made several of these wreaths over the years and sold them.....now I only make them for myself. Since I no longer sell them, I wanted to share how I make them with my blogging friends



Nutella Swirled Banana Bread-2 Cookin' Mamas

I couldn’t wait to get around to sharing this delicious banana bread with you. My friend and neighbor Melanie brought this over during the Christmas season and everyone went wild over it. People usually think of having banana bread for breakfast or a mid-morning snack but this one can easily be served as a rich decadent dessert. It is deliciously moist and made all the better by the thick swirls of Nutella running through it. However, the real piece de resistance was the layer of thick rich chocolate icing that puts it over the top and into the “oh, I’ve got to have it” dessert category.





Homemade Country-Style Buttermilk Biscuits-Taylor-Made Homestead



We don’t eat biscuits often but RancherMan loves biscuits and gravy.  I prefer my biscuits with homemade jam thank you very much but who am I to judge??  I’ve struggled with biscuit recipes since, well, FOREVER – no matter what guaranteed recipe I try the biscuits always seem heavy and dry. But as is tradition I promised to make RancherMan whatever he wanted for his birthday breakfast recently and his request was (of course) homemade biscuits and gravy, along with a generous supply of thick-cut heavily peppered crispy bacon.  Back to my recipe I went with a sigh – he deserved better.  My recipe just didn’t seem to have enough flavor last time I made it, and the biscuits were heavy and dry.  But determined to provide my beloved RancherMan the meal he requested and deserved, I tweaked the recipe and the biscuits turned out absolutely DELICIOUS.  Flavorful, moist and fluffy.  EUREKA!




Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches-Upstate Ramblings

Spring and Easter are perfect times for entertaining! This spring I made these bright and cheerful Spring Sherbet Cookie Sandwiches for a colorful snack to have on hand for feeding company.




Monster Milkshake-Three kids and a fish

Lately, our family has been craving milkshakes! These M and M's Crispy are great straight from the small bag for a little sweet treat, and buying the larger bag is a great addition to our Monster M and M's Crispy Milkshake! Creamy ice cream, rich fudge topping, swirled with M and M's Crispy and chocolate chunks and topped with fresh whipped cream and more M and M's Crispy make this milkshake one award winning way to enjoy yourself!





What can I make from a pair of jeans? This week's clothes upcycle-Creating my way to Success


For this week's clothes upcycle for my challenge,

I chose a pair of jeans and a black

and white stripy top





Easy Criss-Cross Purse Pattern-Princess and Her Cowboys

A few months ago, we went to Hawaii for Cowboy’s work (Little Roper and I tagged along). It was a ton of fun and we set out on different adventures every morning. There is a fun swap meet, or flea market, that goes around the entire football stadium but it’s only open on certain days. We went through it on one of the days and were able to get a whole bunch of souvenirs at a fraction of what some of the other stores were charging. One of my favorites was my purse. It’s kind of like a hobo bag but it has 3 different sections from how the fabrics criss-cross over each other. I figured I could make something like that so I went to it.




YSL Chinese New Year Pallette Review and Swatches-Beauty Isles






EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL SHOWER MELTS-This Roller Coaster Called Life
I don’t know about you, but my nose has been stuffy all winter long. Not much has worked to clear it, but inhaling eucalyptus or Vick’s usually does the trick. Here is an easy recipe for Eucalyptus Essential Oil Shower Melts to help clear the nose and to help make it easier to breathe. {Note: To appease the FDA, I’m not saying that eucalyptus will help everything, nor is it a cure-all. Each person reacts differently.}


10 Christ Centered Easter Traditions-Lou Lou Girls
I remember as a kid hearing adults talk about how "commercialism is taking over Holidays" and "Religion is getting forgotten". I always thought they were just jealous that they didn't get to do the activities like hunt for Easter eggs or open as many presents. Now that I have a child of my own though, I completely understand where they were coming from.




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