Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Growing Green Onions

A while back, I saw a pin on Pinterest about growing green onions. I was skeptical, but thought I'd give it a try anyway. So, I cut the ends off of some green onions I had (leaving about 1/3 of the white above the bulb) & placed them in some water on my windowsill. We don't get a lot of sun in our apartment, so I wasn't expecting much, but within a day, they started growing!

Day 2

Day 4

Day 7

Day 9

Bam.
Green onions.
Mind blown.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pear Custard Pie

My super sweet in-laws sent the hub & me an amazing fruit assortment for Thanksgiving. It included some of the juiciest pears I've ever had. So good! But, there were a lot of them & there aren't a lot of us. So, I thought it better to bake something with them.


And this pear custard pie fit the bill!
I don't have a pie plate (crazy, right?!). So, I had to use a casserole dish & up my baking time a little aaand I think I may have overcooked it bit, but it was still good.


Good, easy, & so comforty (that's a word, right?).

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Tradition

I've mentioned before (here & here), that the hub & I have a tradition of making each other Christmas ornaments every year. This time, we decided on this idea.


We got a little lazy & hot glued the letters on instead of sewing them, but I like them just the way they are. Do you have any crafty holiday traditions?

P.S. - Note my cute pups' ornaments in the corners of the photo. 
Pretty precious, if you ask me.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You!

A big thank you to everyone who donated and/or bid in the Raisin' for Rusty auction! I just love that people are able to come together & do good. You guys are the absolute best!


And this sweet guy is now at home & healing. :)
So, double yay!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #13 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #13 is...


Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #12 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #12 is...


Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #9 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #9 is...


Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #13

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

To wrap up the auction, Crystal is putting up 
one of her very own 8x10 prints!


I have one of these prints hanging in our apartment & I love it! This auction is "winner's choice," so click here to view all of your options.

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Monday, November 21.

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #12

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

Melissa has generously made a second donation! 
She's auctioning off this beautiful head scarf.


It's 48" long, 3" wide and was made using Hazel Artisan Sock yarn (90% Merino, 10% nylon). Plus, it's machine washable!


If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Monday, November 21.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #4 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #4 is...


Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction # 11

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

Rachel made this super cute donation!


This teensy handmade book contains a dozen pithy
quotes on a variety of subjects. 


This "happiness" (green/dragonfly) themed piece can be worn as jewelry, used as a bookmark, or a decorative accent.


If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Sunday, November 20.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #3 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #3 is...


Misty!
Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #10

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

I'm auctioning off this set of three mustaches on a stick!


The mustaches are made of black felt & each stick measures 6 inches.

They make great props for a photo booth (like the one pictured above) or just for some everyday fun with your friends or little ones.

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Saturday, November 19.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #2 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #2 is...


Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #9

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

The fabulous Lisa of Waterstone Photography is auctioning off this 8x10 (matte with no border) print! 

Print #5

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Friday, November 18.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #8

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

The fabulous Lisa of Waterstone Photography is auctioning off this 8x10 (matte with no border) print! 

Print #4

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Friday, November 18.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #7

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

The fabulous Lisa of Waterstone Photography is auctioning off this 8x10 (matte with no border) print! 

Print #3

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Friday, November 18.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #6

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

The fabulous Lisa of Waterstone Photography is auctioning off this 8x10 (matte with no border) print! 

Print #2

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Friday, November 18.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #5

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

The fabulous Lisa of Waterstone Photography is auctioning off a super generous donation of five 8x10 prints! All prints are matte with no border. Each individual print will be posted today. So, keep your eyes peeled!

Print #1

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Friday, November 18.
Happy bidding!

Raisin' for Rusty Auction #1 Winner!

And the winner of Auction #1 is...


Congrats! I'll contact you with information on how to go about making your donation & to arrange for shipping. Thanks for bidding!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #4

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

Melissa is generously auctioning off this sweet, wintery mug rug.


A mug rug is a quilted mini-placemat that's big enough to hold a cup/mug & a small treat! It's made of cotton fabric, is square, & measures 8.5".

Front view.

Back view.

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Thursday, November 17.
Happy bidding!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #3

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

Not only did the super generous Jenna of Little Morning Glory donate her beautiful wine topper, but she's also auctioning off this beautiful pendant!


Feminine and soft, this lovely pendant was created using white glass as a backdrop for lavender confetti glass and a black floral embellishment. An acrylic clear coat was added to ensure permanence and water resistance. Measuring approximately .5" x 2" this pendant has a bail securely attached to the back. Just add a chain for easy, ready wear!

If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Wednesday, November 16.
Happy bidding!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #2

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

Jenna of Little Morning Glory is generously donating
this fused glass wine topper.


When do you like your glass of wine? Sunrise? Sunset? This topper works for both! The Sunrise, Sunset Wine Topper features two beautiful dichroic glass pieces -- one resembling the colors of a sunrise and the other mimicking the hues of dusk.


If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Tuesday, November 15.
Happy bidding!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Raisin' for Rusty - Auction #1

To learn more about the Raisin' for Rusty Auction, please click here & here.

I'm kicking things off by putting up this fun earring & brooch set!


This grey & white fabric rosette set would make a great addition to your jewelry collection. It can be casual or a bit dressy depending on how you decide to wear it!


If interested, please leave a comment on this post with your bid (along with a way to contact you should you win). When the auction concludes, the winner will be announced, given instructions on how to make their donation, & contacted to arrange shipping. That's it! Easy peasy!

This auction ends at midnight on Monday, November 14.
Happy bidding!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Furfriend Fundraiser

As I previously mentioned, there's a furfriend (& his momma) out there who needs our help! Crystal is selling her amazing photography calendars to try to offset Rusty's surgery bill, but I was hoping that we'd be able to chip in & help in another way, too.


That's why I'll be holding an auction on this blog to help raise funds for Rusty's medical care. So, keep your eyes peeled for your chance to bid on great items in the coming days. If you or someone you know is crafty & would like to contribute an item to the auction, please feel free to e-mail me at jenniferlstout@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

Furfriend Rusty

Hi, all. I'm coming to you this morning not with a recipe or craft, but with a request. My friend Crystal, who has kindly popped in here from time to time (including a generous donation to Krafts for Katelyn), is in a bit of a jam & could really use a hand. 


Her 2-year-old pup, Rusty, ran away from home recently & when he was found, he wasn't in the best of shape. He may have been hit by a car & had to have surgery to repair his fractured pelvis & femoral head. Surgery, as we all know, is expensive (for people & pups). This one is a jaw-dropping $5,000! I don't know about you, but it would be beyond difficult for me to come up with that kind of cash in only a few days (the vet does not accept payments). The hub & I have been so blessed that our dogs have not required any major medical treatment and I just can't imagine having to worry about money at a time when you should just be worried about getting your pup back in tip-top shape.


To help cover the costs of the surgery, Crystal is selling these calendars that feature her amazing photography skills. They're only $20 & would make for a great gift (for yourself or others!). Please, if you are at all able, consider buying one of these calendars. If you'd simply like to make a monetary donation, please e-mail me (jenniferlstout@gmail.com) & I'll be happy to let you know how you can go about that.

Crystal is one of those people, who is always doing for others. Just recently, she provided free photography sessions for kids in their Halloween costumes in exchange for a donation to her local food bank. When I first started toying with the idea of putting together the Krafts for Katelyn auction, Crystal contacted me before I could contact her & offered to help. She's just that kind of person.

So, what do ya say we lend a hand, friends?

Monday, November 7, 2011

Corn Salad

The hub made this quick & easy corn salad to take to a neighborhood BBQ recently. The longer it marinates, the better it is! :)


2 cups sweet corn
3/4 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup ranch dressing
Directions: In a large bowl, combine vegetables & stir in dressing. Cover & refrigerate until served. Yields 8 servings.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Quinoa Burgers

We tried this quinoa burger recipe the other day & 
let me tell you, it was a winner!


I didn't make any changes to the original recipe & it made 12 burgers total. So, we'll  be eating leftovers for a while. I topped mine with spinach, tomato, mayo,& ketchup. So yum!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds

I have never had much luck roasting pumpkin seeds. Either I don't let them dry out enough or I burn them or any number of other things go wrong. But, this year = success! Finally!


I used this recipe & toasted them in the pan instead of the oven. Easy peasy. From now on, it's my go-to recipe. Mmmm!
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