Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentine Parfait

I used a small glass pop bottle. Filled with decorated paper, conversation hearts, valentine m&m's. We then put on our VINYL heart with their name cut out of the center. so easy, so cute, so fun!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

lil' ol' me

My first blog interview. I felt a little famous! Read here:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

And the winner is....

.... Maughan-sters....
(please email me at with your mailing address)
Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your entries and compliments! We so appreciate you helping us spread the word! And for those who did not win; oh please don't be sad. We'll have another giveaway next month (hooray, February is a short month)! Plus, with new tutorials, projects, secret giveaways, spotlights, & more- you will not want to miss out!
ps. a special thanks goes to the male support we have seen. we promise not to disappoint you. we'll be having a secret 'male-only' giveaway in the future!

And to make sure everyone walks away with something; here are the recipes that go with the 'Creative Cookie Sheet':
Crock Pot Chicken
4 chicken breasts
1 cube butter
1 pkg dry Italian Mix
--Cook in crock pot for 3 hours on low, turn on high for an additional hour. 1/2 hour before serving add:
1 pkg cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken
--Serve over rice.
Mock-Chocolate Eclairs
1 lg pkg instant vanilla pudding
3 c. milk
1 container of cool whip
1 box Graham crackers
--mix pudding & cool whip. Let set. spray 9x13 pan. Layer crackers, pudding, crackers, pudding, crackers.
1 cube butter
1/4 c. milk
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. cocoa
1 tsp. salt
--Boil milk, cocoa, sugar, salt for 1 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter & vanilla. Let cool & coat on cake.

Monday, February 2, 2009

loving our MONTHLY give-aways

Happy February
We're celebrating this month of LOVE by kicking-off our MONTHLY giveaways! This is how it works: you either leave me a comment or an email ( and you're name will be automatically placed into the drawing! The end!
All we ask is that you help spread the word to all your friends & we know you have lots! Whether you post it on your blog or shoot an email, please help us spread the cottage quotes goodness! but even if you don't have any friends, we hope you still enter the drawing
The drawing will be open until Thursday, February 5th. If your name is drawn then it is yours FREE & cottage quotes will ship it to your door! However, if your name is not drawn and you would still LOVE to have this craft the prices are listed below!

Here is our giveaway craft:

'Creative Cookie Sheet'

Measures: 9.75 x 13 (small)

Price for vinyl only: $5 (includes 'today's Menu, BON APPETITE)
*prices are subject to change according to sizes
(craft includes everything- even the recipes)
Here are some other ideas for baking sheets:
FHE magnetic Board
Measurements: 10.5 x 15.5 (Medium)
Price for vinyl only: $8 (includes 'family home evening' 'prayer, song, scripture, lesson, activity, treats)
*price is subject to change according to size

Kid Brag Board

this is for my nephew b-day. he inspired me to make this when he lost his spelling words & decided to make up his own list to study with! he loves marine animals & the black & white color scheme.

Measurements: 12 x 17.5 (large)

Price for vinyl only: $10 (includes child's name, two subjects, and 3 fun borders/dividers)

*prices are subject to change according to sizes

Good Luck to each of you. Let the games begin!