Ribbon Holder

I am about to distract you with my new ribbon holder that my husband Bryan made me. I am really trying to finish all of my ornaments for my Christmas Calendar by the Wednesday deadline! So I will post all of the pretty ornaments then. But, in the meantime, we are having to really make room for baby #2 and that includes having no mare craft room :( I know its for a good cause haha, but its still sad. So I had to split my dining room with my craft “space”. I told Bryan I needed a rope or a dowel to hang my ribbons from and look what he came up with… isn’t he so clever! He is VERY handy!! Look at that little man under the craft table checking out Dad’s work…
He just drilled holes into the back of my craft table and screwed in hooks so I can take the bar off to change out the ribbon. (Please excuse the ugly wires)
And voila, how space-savvy is that?? Thanks honey!
Be on the lookout for 3 exciting posts soon to come, a FINISHED Christmas Countdown Calendar, a remake of my grandmother’s vintage holiday tablecloth and our new Cloffice! So exciting….

Christmas Calendar: Week Three

 I finished my week 2 assignment and here is what I have so far…
I used real wool felt for the tree because it is so pretty and I only had to buy 2/3 yd. I also machine stitched the tree and the squares on because I don’t have the patience to hand sew everything!
This week (week 3):
-Sew on all 24 buttons
-make 8 more ornaments
I like the look of the 4 presents hanging down from the tree and I know I need to make the star so now I have 5 ideas, 3 more to go…

Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan

Gotta love a knock off! I was watch Good Morning America the other day and this guy was on talking about his new book. It was full of restaurant recipe secrets and he made one of my favorites, Carrabba’s Chicken Bryan. I just caught a glimpse so I have no idea about the measurements for this recipe but I decided to “wing it” and it turned out really good! My hubby, Bryan, doesn’t even like goat cheese and he loved it!
I made it a little fancy Italian dinner night and it was really easy and way less expensive!
chicken breast
goat cheese
sun-dried tomatoes
lemons (for juicing)
white wine
pasta (optional)
1. Grill chicken breasts
2. Melt 3/4 stick of butter and sautee some garlic
3. Add a little white wine, a bunch of lemon juice and some cream and stir for a few minutes to thicken. At the very end add chopped basil to sauce.
4. Slice sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese and place on top of chicken then cover with sauce
5. I put my chicken over Penne Pasta and served crusty french bread and olive oil herb dipping sauce, yum!

Christmas Calendar Week 2 Assignment

Ok, if you are following Jill’s instructions here is this weeks assignment:
-cut the tree out and sew it on the back of the calendar
-make 8 ornaments

I have a few ideas for ornaments, a mitten, a peppermint candy, maybe a Christmas sweater? For some reason I really want to sew the buttons on to the tree, weird!

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