Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Easy warm lunch: fried eggs and deli meat - recipe

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This is one of my favorite warm lunches, 
and fortunately my kids like it, too!

In Holland, where I am originally from,
we like to eat our eggs like this.

You can use deli meats, like ham or turkey, or bacon.

It's very simple:
Put some butter in a frying pan, and heat till it's melted.
 Add a few pieces of lunch meat. Fry till they start to curl. 
Then, break one or more eggs on top. 

(If you're using bacon, you might want to fry it a little longer, 
till it's a little more 'done', and also drain some of the grease.)

Fry till the egg is done, and then just turn it and fry it a little bit longer, till the other side is done, too.

The frying gives the lunch meat more flavor, and a little crunch.

I like to put it on toast or a slice of bread,
but it's also good just by itself.


Shared at Sugar Bee Crafts.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Flag Bouquet Birthday Card

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Just a simple card, using toothpicks and paper scraps.

Since I don't have baker's twine, I twisted two pieces of embroidery floss together.

Easy, and fun to make...

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

3D paper flower gift topper - tutorial

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This is a simple and easy way to create a pretty paper flower as a topper for a gift.

It's similar to tissue paper pom poms, but much easier and quicker.

You only need one sheet of tissue paper, or other thin paper,
for example book pages or sheet music.

1. Cut about 8 squares of paper and stack
2. Fold it double twice
3. Trim the corners as pictured, cutting scallops
4. Unfold
5. Staple the centers together with one staple
6. Pull up first layer and crumple
7. Repeat for each single layer
8. You're done!

That's all there is to it. Simple, right?!

They're fun to decorate gifts, or decorate whatever else you can come up with!


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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Toy Leash

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Our baby girl keeps us busy with her newest trick:
Trying to throw everything on the floor:
her toys, burp cloth, you name it...

Enter the toy leash!

When I saw a link for a tutorial HERE,
I knew we HAD to have one.

I basically followed the directions,
but instead of piecing it together, 
I just used one piece of fabric.

Other materials needed:
Some thin batting inside,
matching thread
some velcro,
and a toy ring.

One end attaches to the toy,
the other end attaches to just about anything:

Straps of the car seat, high chair, stroller, you name it.

So simple, but it keeps us from having to pick everything up all the time,
and even better, it keeps her toys clean when we're out and about.

Would also make a great baby gift.

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