Saturday, October 25, 2008

A Quick Sneak....

Happy Saturday! Steve left bright and early this morning for Elk camp, so I am gearing up for a week or so with just the girls.
Just for fun and to break up the monotony, today my girls and I are throwing a surprise party for my sister, who flew into town last night. Right now she's staying with my other sister, but they are coming over this afternoon. My girls are obsessed with pinatas, and since her birthday was last week, I thought it would be fun to get a pinata and decorate some cupcakes just because. Her name is Alyca. Uh. Lease. Uh. Another doozie from my parent's, lol. I am Davie and Bonnie mixed together, and she is their best friends, Alan and Joyce, yes, mixed together again. My youngest sister's name is Sabrina. I think my parent's got tired of all the work with the mixed names, and just named her after their favorite babysitter. She's the lucky one, lol. I also have a brother, and his name is Joe Brian, but since he was born, we have always called him Jobie. I'm the eldest, of course.
Alyca doesn't have kids yet, so we are sugaring them up for her visit. It should be fun! My sister is going to bring her over here and make her stay outside for a few while her kids come inside, grab a party hat, and "hide". And then we'll surprise her! Sabrina told her she picked up a slinkie and some lip gloss for a birthday gift. I think I'll let my kids shop at the dollar store and make her a card as well.

My weekend is jam packed but I wanted to share a couple more sneaks from the November kit at Studio Calico. As I mentioned, it's one of my favorites! Again, I bought all three add-ons this month.

Before I go I wanted to share the recipe for German Pancakes that I made a couple of weeks ago on baking Saturday. My kids thought it was a lot of fun, and it was a nice change from traditional pancakes.
German Pancakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Melt 1/3 cup butter in oblong glass baking dish (9x13 or larger)
Blend in blender:
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Bake for 25-30 minuts. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.
Serves 4
P.S. I wasn't going to say anything, but I am so darn excited I can't help it. I FINALLY broke the CK barrier this week! Morgan is going to be in the Reader's Gallery in the March 2009 issue! If that wasn't excitement enough, I just got an email on Friday for a layout for the Easier than Ever 2 Idea Book. 2 CK's in one week! Good grief! I am so darn excited and honored.
Happy Saturday!


  1. Love the sneaks, Dav!!! Have a great party and congrats on the 2 LO's being picked up!

  2. Sneaks look gorgeous.
    Must try that recipe.
    And CONGRATS on CK!
    Have a fun party!

  3. congrats, davinie for landing CK! you deserve it! thanks for the sneaks!

  4. i love the phonetic spelling. :) can't wait to see it all!

    the word verification is lishra. sound like it could be your sister :)

  5. I hope your sister is surprised! Love the mixed names! We just ended our boys' names with Q~Eriq and Dominiq! Thanks for the sneaks, they are great! Congrats on your lo's being picked up by CK, that is wonderful!

  6. Love the sneaks Davinie and congrats! that is awesome!

  7. long time since i've been by here {i can be a bad blog poster}, but i just wanted to say your work, as usual, is outstanding. can't wait to see the full reveal. =)

  8. Hey congrats on your pubs..well deserved! Those sneaks look awesome too! Did you get your sketch figured out?

  9. Hope your sister's surprise party went off without a hitch! Sounds fun, and I'm sure the girls were excited!

    I have a friend who named her dd Alyca (Alie-ka).

    Huge congrats on breaking the CK barrier. And twice in one week too! Whoot-whoot!