I've been busy lately and have neglected my website for a few weeks now. Well today I told myself that I was going to go home and work on my website when I got out of work at noon today. Well after I met my hubby for lunch, I did go home and do just that. I sat at home and made some minor adjustments to fonts and other stuff. I also made my product pages for some of my pages and finally put add to cart buttons on those pages. Now you will be able to purchase bags and accessories on the website. Hopefully I'll have all the pages done over the weekend.



Sausage & Bowties

Last night I posted a picture of one of my favorite dinner's to make, Sausage and Bowties. Everyone on my Facebook commented how good it looked and wanted the recipe. I've already substituted different meats like chicken and shrimp and it came out delicious. I still prefer the italian sausage best. If you don't eat pork you can use the turkey italian sausage which is just as good, even though my husband claims he can taste a difference...

1 lb italian sausage
1 box (16 oz) bowties
2 sweet peppers ( i used 1 green and 1 red), sliced
(**you can use the frozen pepper stir-fry blend, but the veggies don't get as crisp)
1 medium sized yellow onion, sliced
Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Cook the Bowties, according to directions on box and your preference. I like al-dente
2. Put your sausage links in a large skillet with 1-2 cups of water. Boil them until just about done.
3. Remove from pan and let rest for about 15 minutes.
4. Cut sausage into 1/2" slices
5. Remove water from skillet and heat up about 2 tbsp of oil.
6. Add sausage and cook until browned and well done
7. Once sausauge is well done, add the peppers and onions and stirfry until veggies are crisp.
8. Drain your pasta and return to pot.
9. Add enough olive oil to coat the pasta and enough Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to your liking.

Mix it up
- Use minced garlic in this recipe with broccoli and shrimp
- Lemon herb Grilled chicken and broccoli is another

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have.


Downtown Bag

I have been wanted to add a wristlet to my lineup and finally created something I feel will be a winner.I hope you all like it as well.



Jenni Clutch

I created this bag about 2 years ago. I called it the Jenni clutch (because it matched the Jenni pleated tote). I only made 3 of them. 1 in orange floral, one in black and white floral and one in solid black. I was going through some old photos today and found this photo. It took me back to the first day I made this. I loved that bag, why did I stop making it? Who knows!! Sometimes I do things just because. There's not always a reason why I do (or don't do) things. But my reason for drafting a new pattern is because I loved this bag... Yeah I know I've already said that, but I do love it. I hope to get home tonight and get on sewing a few of them up. The next few will have some changes made. First, the flap will be wider. That way if you drop your bag, all your belongings won't go flying. The next change will be the addition of a detachable strap. I hope to get the pattern for this drafted up tonight so I can start on them before I go on vacation on the 19th.

What do you think about the Jenni Clutch. Is it something you'd carry?



And it's up... I have been wanting to post a calendar of events on my website forever, but didn't like the idea of just making a list. That would be to hard to keep up with. I don't update that often and besides, I don't care to see event's that aren't updated on other people's sites. Anyhow, I got mine from Google. It allows me to add my events to the calendar and it automatically does the updating for me. Now I have my sale's listed (with details). I have a few craft shows listed as well. I'm so happy!



Happy Birthday

to me. If you didn't already know. Today was my birthday. I woke up and had a great morning. I came to work. I had a wonderful surprise in my email box. I submitted a "Bright Idea" and it was approved and implemented. YAY! I have tons of bright ideas, but this was the first one that was approved. I am happy to be submitting wonderful ideas on how to improve processes at work. I also got a wonderful Edible Arrangement from my daring husband... he's a sweet heart.

I also got some chocolate covered apples, oranges and strawberries from my good friend Jenn. I love chocolate covered oranges. I first tried them 3 months ago when I got her an Edible Arrangement for her birthday. All I can say is that my diet I wanted to start today just got postponed for another day. You can't waste good chocolate, right???

Oh, I guess I should also note that I have a sale going in to celebrate my birthday. You can receive 29% off your total purchase from now until Saturday, June 6th. Enter coupon code JUNE29 at checkout to receive the discount.