Saturday, February 18, 2012

2012 planner cover (DIY)

This year I went out to look for a nice planner with which to organize my hectic life.....I couldn't seem to find much in the way of a planner, so I decided to make my own.  I started with a blank sketchbook.  I wanted the cover to scream country girl, and be something that I liked, so I'd want to use my planner....well, here's what I came up with...

Different components:
  • the background is scrapbook paper that was mod podged on there
  • the cowgirl silhouette was cut (using a pattern) from fabric and applied in the same manner as the paper
  • the strip of fabric on the left side was also applied using mod podge
  • the tag on the bottom right was made following a tutorial I found over at Bursts of Creativity.  Check it out here.

I had so much fun making this....I added my favorite cowgirl boot stamp to mine to give it a little extra flair.
So much fun made possible by mod that stuff!  :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Cookbook!

I'm back, after my long absence from the blogging scene. I hope to blog more regularly....we'll see!  I want to share with you a few pictures (taken with my gorgeous new camera).

Here's my newest cookbook!  "The Pioneer Woman Cooks," by Ree Drummond.  I absolutely love it!  It's among my top five cookbooks!  This book has a ton of absolutely delicious recipes in it, along with a ton of gorgeous pictures that show you how Ree made that particular dish.  She also has included photos from around her ranch, and gives little exerpts of some of the things that go on in a normal day at her place.  It's a must have for any farmgirl or country loving woman who has an interest in cooking and baking.  Ree also has wonderful blog, that you simply must check out.  Here's the link.
Last of all, I'm gonna share a photo of what I made for breakfast today!

They are entitled:  "Elly Mae's Sour Cream Pancakes."  Found in Ree's new cookbook!  Did I mention I really liked it?!  ;)  
Hope y'all have a wonderful day!