Thursday, October 28, 2010

The History of Aprons

Remember making an apron in Home Ec?  Read below:

I don't think our kids know what an apron is. The principal use of Grandma's
apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few.
It was also because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons
used less material.
But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used
for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks,
and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids..

And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.

From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been
shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much
furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron,
and the men folks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace
that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill to thaw.

"They" would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that

I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron - but love ... Amen.

Cute apron link..... Sassy aprons

I love aprons and plan on gifting a bunch for xmas,it makes cooking fun!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

What I am working on...

 I am currently working on 4 parties this is for A pony party...

 Thank you Bakerella for this wonderful idea for a goody to go home! Cowgirl cookies!

 Mini banners


Next the games and food....
Chicken feed
peanuts in the shell
Fruit kabobs

Trying to think up fun games for 8 year old's? any ideas out there?

Monday, October 18, 2010

A little pick me up!

Just when you think things aren't going your way,someones telling you that you can't fulfill your dreams and that you shouldn't reach for the stars,send them this video!

Thank you Kelly Moore

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Don't Forget!

Please visit Annies Sweetpea photography and see Her interview with me and the wonderful pictures she took and leave a comment and you could win
A theme cake for your next party and $20.00 off when you book a party package!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My new business photo....

                                                        Photo by Annie's sweet pea photography

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sweetpea photograhy featured Strawberry Field!

Please take a minute to look at her beautiful photo's , Annie's sweet pea photography.She specializes in families and children.I was fortunate enough to have had her photograph my daughter and I.
She is holding a giveaway for locals in the Portland, Oregon area .

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Halloween bootiful display

 I am going to add moss and they are going in urns, on a front porch of a clients home? Next project...wait and see!

Monday, October 4, 2010

I love this idea

 Sleepover party
Invite your favorite wizards over for a night at Hogwarts filled with spells, potions and a game of Quidditch. Theses decorating details, food ideas and games from’s Yelena Johnson are sure to keep young wizards occupied throughout the night.
Hogwarts Feast:

Create a Hogwarts feast to serve the witches and wizards.
Hogwarts Menu
Turkey leg drumsticks (the big, Renaissance fair style legs)
French fries
  • Charmed Cupcakes from the Honeydukes Sweet Shop (sprinkle pop rocks on top so they pop and crackle when eaten)
  • Jelly Beans labeled with all of the grossest Bertie Bott’s flavors (earwax, baked bean, spinach). Jelly Belly has a line called Bean Boozled, with weird and wacky flavors that would be perfect for the Hogwarts party.
Hogwarts Party Decorations:
Turn the inside of your home into a Hogwart’s replica with crests, animals and candlestick holders suspended in air.
Create the Hogwart’s Crest
Find a picture of the Hogwart’s crest online and print it out. Find an artistic friend of family member to redraw the crest in Sharpie marker on an old white sheet or large piece of foam core board. Color in the crest after the main images are drawn, and hang it over the dining area or in the sleepover room.
To go all out, also draw the individual crests for each of the houses – Gryffindor (the griffin), Slytherin (a serpent), Ravencrest (an eagle) and Hufflepuff (a badger).
Hogwart’s Dining Hall
Set up your dining room table to look like Hogwart’s dining hall. Here’s how:
Gather four candleabras
Place two on the table and suspend the other two in midair by tying them securely with fishing line and attaching the fishing line to a small hook screwed into the ceiling. Alternately, hang light mason jars from the ceiling or current lighting fixture with lit tealight candles inside so mimic the floating candles in Hogwarts.
Underneath the two candelabras on the table, place two small stacks of Harry Potter books with other items a Hogwart’s student might bring to the table; e.g. glasses, a magnifying glass, a jar with a potion, a jar with a bug or two inside, etc.
Hogwart’s Animals
Each student can bring a cat, rat, owl or a toad. Purchase a few stuffed or plastic versions of these and place them strategically throughout the party area – even on the Hogwart’s dining table.
Hogwarts Party Activities
Potter Potions
Let the witches and wizards create their own potions to drink. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Pop Rocks
- Fizzing Soda like Sprite
- Sparkling lemonade
- Food coloring
- Different colored sherbet (green, pink and blue work well)
1. Ask each house of wizards and witches to work together to create their tastiest concoction and determine a winner after the drinks have been tasted.
Harry Potter Trivia Game
Test the witch and wizards’ knowledge of Harry Potter trivia. Glean questions and answers from the Harry Potter Wikepedia page, which is chock-full of good information.
A Hogwarts party wouldn’t be complete without a rousing game of Quidditch.
Quidditch Supplies & Set Up:
- Two hula hoops hung from high spots at either end of the field
- Soft large Quidditch balls
- One small ball painted gold to serve as the Snitch
- A Set of Quidditch rules explained to the players before-hand
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Time to start planning!

 I started planning two Halloween parties this week.The invitations here are for a tweenage party!
I got the idea from Martha Stewart