Wednesday, December 4, 2013

School teacher fleur de lis embroidered collar shirt

Slutty Brownies

I used a 9x13 glass dish. Start with the bottom layer, which is 2 bags of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookies according to directions. Even it out in the glass dish, next layer whole oreo's on top of cookie mix for the middle section then top with your favorite brownie mix, make sure you add extra chocolate chips! Bake on about 325 for 30 mins. Checking with toothpick in various areas, it should come out a little gooey not dry, be sure not to over bake.
Not sure about the name but its delicious!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Embroidered baby hooded bath towels

I had to do something personal with these cutie baby hooded towels. Two of my neighbors had boys recently, and I love giving special personalized gifts. My next project will be the congrats baby card I'm going to make with my Silhouette Cameo machine, which is also my second best

Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Pink & White School Teacher Fleur de lis tote bag

I'm so excited about this new Pink bag. The embroidery colors are more vivid and seem to pop out even more with this color bag! I'm loving it. Brought to you by Kate's Embroidery.

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Monday, September 30, 2013

My version of Blue Tomato's Dumpster Nachos

There is a local dive called Blue Tomato on Jefferson Hwy. & Central Ave in old Jefferson.  (Near Harahan, La). Our favorite thing to eat there is an appetizer call Garbage Can Nachos.  It is an 8" pizza pan loaded with delicious Mexican chips & ingredients.  This sucker is pretty big, but if we have all the kids we opt for the Dumpster Nachos which is a 12" nachos with even more food.  This is a serious size app. It's actually more like a meal for 5! For dinner tonight we decided to make our own version of a garbage can nacho but it turned into a
What we used:
- Tostitos Artisan Southwest spices chips
- La Costena whole black beans
- Old El Paso refried beans
- 1lb. Ground meat or ground turkey
- Old El Paso original taco seasoning
- Pace medium chunky salsa
- Chi-chis green enchilada sauce
- Can of yellow & white corn
- kraft Mexican shredded cheese
- Light sour cream
- Guacamole
How to make:
Brown ground meat/turkey, sprinkle with onion & garlic powder. Drain grease. Add taco sasoning & water according to packet dirctions but also add 1 cup of Pace salsa. Cook down until most of water is gone. Put to the side.
Get your pizza pan, layer a generous amount of Tostitos chips. Heat refried beans until soft in microwave, drop globs on chips & gently spread covering as much as possible.  Next, sprinkle taco meat, corn & black beans (straight from can no need to pre-heat) and lastly top with shredded cheese.
Place pizza pan in broiler until cheese is nicely melted or slightly brown. Maybe 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven & drizzle green enchilada sauce, qucamole & sour cream all over.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

House Rules Wall Art created with Silhouette cameo

Great reminders for kids & teens! It's always better when you indirectly tell them how they should the design using my Silhouette Designer software. Used a piece of 9x11 pre-cut foam board that I purchased from Michael's craft store w/40% coupon of course. I then cut black vinyl letters with the machine, removed black background so just letters remain,  stuck transfer material on top letters, peeled away & placed on foam board, framed & finished!
Super fun, fast & inspiring.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Take out treat boxes for class representative - Silhouette Cameo

Julie & I had so much fun decorating these mini take out boxes I bought from Michael's craft store. She is running for class representative so, we used the fabulous silhouette cameo machine to cut the "vote" & "Julie", added some glitter glue, stick-on bling, cutie ribbon & pompoms. Stuffed a twix, airhead & whoppers in these boxes, trying to sweeten up the<..I just Love crafting with my girls!

UPDATE: Julie won class rep! So proud of her, great kid!

Silhouette Cameo Project - Vote Julie Class Representative

Julie is running for class rep. So, of  course, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut a paper ribbon for her to wear. Smeared a 3D large Zot on back to stick on her shirt. Good luck Julie!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hawaiian shirts embroidered for pool league

Da Bar's pool league shirts. The embroidery & design done by yours truly. :o) I love it, wish the shirts were slightly different so the embroidery popped better. But, super thankful I got the opportunity to design & embroider their shirts.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Embroidered Girls preschool toddler sleep nap mat bag

My sweet adorable nices sleep mat for her first day @ preschool! Let's hope she'll actually take a

Cindy Ory dance roll bag embroidered.

Julie's dancing bag. She has to have her name on everything which is no problem, because that is what I love ito do!  I am lucky & super thankful to have a great machine to do so. I'm more than happy to do your childs bag too, send me an email Thanks!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Toddler / kid sleep mat for school

Embroidered this little boy's nap time pillow & blanket mat. This is something I'd love to custom make for people. Definitely a future project of mine...not enough hours in the day!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Back to school gift bag Silhouette Cameo

Made this cute gift bag for my School Teacher Fleur de lis Embroidered tote bag. Always free with embroidery purchase. Visit my Etsy shop @

Friday, July 5, 2013

Silk unsweetened Almond Vanilla Milk

No more cow milk for me. To much fat & sugar!

I use this in my coffee, smoothies & Whey protein shakes. I can't tell the difference but I'm all about trying to live a healthier life, mostly because I don't like fat on my body. I gave up white bread, pasta & white rice for whole grains, I just cant give up the coffee & cookies. Whole milk & 2% is high in fat & sugar, 1% & skim are just not so tasty. So, this unsweetened Almond vanilla milk lets me keep the coffee without the extra sugar & fat. I have tried several brands & flavors.  This is my all time fav. so far.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Momogramed Little lamb luggage tag - Silhouette Cameo

Cut out this cutie pie luggage tag with my Silhouette Cameo machine for my niece.   Added some sparkles & flowers for a mixed media look. The back has her name & addy which I sketched with the black pen then cut out a scalloped border attached with a few zots. Going to laminate it, then it's ready to go traveling.
I can't live without this machine!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Turkey veggie summer sandwich

This is my lunch for today. I'm having thin sliced herb roasted turkey from Castle Wood reserve (I get it from Sams). Sliced Louisiana home grown creole tomatoes, swiss cheese, alfa sprouts, lettuce, fresh ground sea salt & pepper, a bit of Grey Poupon dijon mustard (adds a kick of spice), and fresh avocado all on Pepperidge Farm Whole grain oatmeal bread. & oh my gosh it's super fabulous! I think I could eat this every

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Red can Recycle Silhouette vinyl project

Cut some black vinyl for my friend's red garbage can. Came out super cute. Thanks for sharing the finished product Roni!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Spaghetti Tomato Squash Casserole

Saw this fabulous recipe and had to try it. Since this was my first time cooking Spaghetti squash I was a little nervous but willing to venture out for something healthy. It was worth it because it was really good, even the teens said it was good.
Here's a link to my version on my TalktoKate blog
For the original recipe visit green lite bites blog.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Felted Monkey Craft

Got this adorable Felted Monkey kit from Michael's Arts & Crafts (one of my favorite places...big smile) I love Hobby Lobby too but there isn't one close to me :o (

Anyway, the monkey took a bit of time to complete. I think I used way to much wool on the limbs because they look too thick/big. This was my second felting craft so I'm cutting myself some slack. No matter, the monkeys cute & I had fun anyways.

Gift card with Peony Silhouette project

I made this for my mom for her Mother's Day itunes gift card present.  This is cuter than anything you can buy & its made with love. This is going to make a fabulous Mothers Day gift card holder. Love it!

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. Hope its wonderful!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Koala Bear Silhouette craft

Yet another cutie silhouette creation. There is seriously not enough hours in the day for crafting.

I love you sew much silhouette craft

I made this for my fabulous sister! It was so fun & came out super cute. She's super crafty & my partner in sewing/embroidery

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Serious quadruple chocolate chip cookies

Made with 3 types of chocolate chip morsels & coco powder, so yummy! Click here to get the recipe @ Talk to

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hot dog noodles

I tried the hot dog noodles with Sonny's BBQ Sauce & my ketchup & mustard mix...BBQ was much better. We did think about doing a marina spaghetti sauce but didnt have that in the pantry. Btw, those are whole grain noodles!

Hot dog noodles

This was Julie's dinner idea last night, she got from pintrest.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I pooped today t-shirt created with my Silhouette machine

A funny friend of mine decided he needed a t-shirt just as funny as he is...

I used my Silhouette Cameo designer addition software to create the stick-man added the words and set my Silhouette machine to cut out the smooth black transfer material. 

This was my first time doing a transfer material. It was extremely easy! I did buy the kit tho from Fotobella, my absolute FAVORITE place to purchase supplies for my Silhouette machine.