Friday, January 27, 2012

Place Setting

I ventured into Pottery Barn the other day.  Dangerous...

Anyhoo, I saw an  Easter Table set-up & was really taken by the place settings.  Mind you, I don't know what you do with all the accoutrements when you actually sit down to eat.  But I do love the way it looks! 

What do you think?

They also had cute egg-shaped Bunny Plates.  My daughter loves to paint pottery.  Maybe we could design something similar?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Whew!  I have been meeting myself going & coming!  Don't know how I get myself booked up like this sometimes.  I really am trying to do better, but...

This post is going to be a potpourri.

My Business
I had a great Tupperware party last night.  The host and most of the guests were young moms.  Out of 10 girls, 6 had never attended a Tupperware party!  Most said they didn't really cook.  Hard for me to imagine!  How do you raise a family without cooking?  Fast food?  I am determined to change that.

My "Busy Mom's Cooking Class" taught them how to cook a whole Rotisserie-Style chicken in the microwave, in 30 minutes or less.  The result, tasty & moist chicken, ready for tacos, chicken Caesar salad, fajitas, you name it!  My very favorite part of my business is the teaching aspect. 

My sister and her son and another nephew (+ two rambunctious dogs) will be here this weekend.  It will be a houseful, but I am going to love it.  My sister & I both belong to the wine club at a local winery very near us.  We will need to go tasting, for sure!  I am thinking about making Cincinnati Chili for the crowd.  We'll see.  BBQ'd tri-tip is so much easier! :)

Just Stuff
I have a board on Pinterest (Christine Fetter if you care to follow) that I named Potpourri.  Sometimes, things just catch my interest and they don't fit into any other board. 

I was looking at it this morning.  I have to limit myself to 30 minutes in the early morning and late evening.  It is very easy to waste HOURS there!  Anyway, what I post there is really an odd collection of things.

Such as:

This is Joe Salatin.  A farmer, a hero!  He's challenging the way our food is produced.

Amazing tips.

Cool DIY ideas.

A new hairstyle.

Ideas for unleashing compassion.

Tiny house ideas. (Why am I so drawn to these?) 

Daily inspiration.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I Forgot....

Yesterday morning, our Friday Friends Bible Study resumed after the Holiday break.  I can't tell you how happy I was that we were meeting again!  Missed this time with my dear friends.

As the co-leader of the study, about a week ago I sent out an email reminder for the study.  I suggested that we start off with a time of fellowship and a breakfast potluck.  Remember that fact.  Everyone like that idea, so fun and food was the plan.

Fast forward to Friday morning.  I get up and begin preparing for the day, when I suddenly remember, POTLUCK!  Great.  It is 6:30 am & I need to be on the road by 8:45 am.  No time to go to the grocery.  (I live way out of town.) What do I have in the house?  Can I prepare something edible?  I need to make something that has protein, so that I'm sure we don't have only fruit & muffins.

To the pantry & fridge I go....

8 eggs, 4 slices of bacon, half a package of cheese, is not enough for a regular size frittatas.

Ah, but I do have my silicone baking form that will create individual, smaller frittatas.

Whip up those eggs with some Italian seasoning.  Since I was out of milk, I also added some sour cream.

Layer the cooked bacon in the mold.

Top with a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.

Ladle in the egg mixture. (Barely had enough.)

Bake for 25 minutes at 375 deg.

Ta Dah!  "Breakfast Bites" are born!

Can you believe I forgot my own potluck?  Ugh.  Here's the real kicker, when I arrived at Bible study, there were 3 other egg dishes. LOL!  DO you ever do that kind of stuff?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Ultimate Tea Sandwich!

Ya'all know how much I love tea?  Drinking it, hosting a tea party, preparing the tea party food, it's all a joy! 

This morning I came across my next tea project!  Won't my girlfriends LOVE this?

I can actually see something like this made with less "delicate" ingredients for a Tailgate or Super Bowl Party!  Too bad I NEVER attend a Super Bowl Party...I go shopping and avoid the TV as much as I can...Sorry sports fans! :)

While I'm at it, this tea cup would be a lovely addition to my collection!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Valentine's Day Graphics

I was looking through a clip art CD this morning and found 3 4 "vintage" images that are just right for Valentines day.  (I need to start on my cards now, if I want them done by Feb. 14th!)  Updated with a 4th that is very appropriate THIS year. :)

Feel free to snag 'em.  If you do something with them, I'd love to see your handiwork!



Tuesday, January 3, 2012

One More Holiday Photo

I wanted to post one last Holiday photo.  This is me, second from the left, and 3 of my TW friends, all "blinged out" at our TW Holiday party.  The reason for this photo is two-fold.

First, I want a record of what I look like now.  I am seriously going to get some weight off this year!  There will be more posts about THAT subject as the year progresses, I'm sure!

Second, and most importantly, I want a visible reminder of what a really awesome day that was.  I earned it as a reward for my efforts in my business.  I loved it!  I want that again!

You see, I have failed myself, my family, my team and my company.  I have gone from my highest high, to a new low.  I start this month with only one active consultant on my team.  I am no longer in leadership in our organization.  My self-esteem and my income are in the tank, folks!  Worst part, I let it happen.  Darn!

I will be using this photo to help me stay on track to rebuild.  Kind of like "muscle memory", the feelings of that day, the recognition, the fun, the feeling of accomplishment, I hope will carry me through some challenging days ahead!

I'll probably be talking Tupperware a little more than I have previously.  Not as a sales pitch, but as an integral part of my life.  This is my livelihood, and I need to get it right, again!  If you are offended or turned off by such talk, I apologize, and ask you to bear with me.  Being able to write my thoughts here, is going to be a help to me.   I hope you'll chime in when you have something to say.  That will help me too!

Okay, enough of that!  Let's all get on with the challenges and fun that life has for us in 2012!