Friday, December 21, 2007

Sara and Santa!

A super cute pic. The only thing that was wrong is Sara wouldn't look at the camera! There were to many moving things to look at around Santa. So this is the best we could get.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sara in the family Williams gown

This turned out to be a cute pic. Eric's mom wanted a picture of Sara in the family christening gown and this is the pic I chose to fix up and look professional. We put her in the wooden cradle my dad fixed up.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Here is the other. Girls with meat on their heads!

My responce to my husbands call, Human Tetris!

So my hubby put down a challenge for the best Japanese game show clip. Here is my entry into the funny.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Don't buy a Polaroid 40 inch LCD HD TV

DO NOT BUY THIS TV! My husband and I bought the TV you see above a Polaroid 40" LCD HD flat screen TV from Circit City. We bought this TV on black Friday for a very good price. I was really excited about it. We finally got the wall mount up, all the wires in the right place, got a new entertaiment stand to go under the TV, and watch the wonder of big screen viewing. In 12 hours, YES 12HOURS, later the TV died. No picture or sound. As we looked up the TV under Circit City website and read the reviews, we came to understand we were not the only people this happened to. Apperantlly this TV is a piece of CRAP! You have to wait 4 to6 weeks for a part from Polaroid. If this is a common problem then why haven't they recalled this TV! So, Eric and I will be buying a new TV under a different name brand. Since we are still under the 30 days for return we plan on getting our money back! If you want to avoid this headach don't buy a Polaroid! Stick to Camara's Polaroid!

Monday, December 10, 2007

My Civil War Ball Gown

This is the Civil War Ball gown I made for myself a few years back for the Civil War encampment weekend in Zoar, Ohio. I love the dress I made but I have worn it for the past 2 civil war events now and it is time for a new one. I would like to make a sheer one but I am not sure if I want to go through the all the work that it takes to make one. Plus I haven't found a good pattern I like yet. At least I have 2 years to think about it. LOL

The dress is made from a plaid taffeta. I am wearing a corset underneath the bodice and a hoop skirt with a petticoat under the skirt. The bodice is lined and has boning in the seams. There is pipping around the arm sycs and all the seams. The puffed sleeves have a sleeve jockey with black beading hanging from it. Across the bodice I have a sash with rosettes at the top and bottom. In the center is a button and tassels. The skirt is a 3 tiered flounced skirt with set in waist band. Along the bottom of the tiers I have black ribbon for accent.

cute pic of Sara for the month!

Apple cheesecake

For everyone who had some apple cheesecake at the party here is the recipe.
(please keep in mind it will not look like the one above. It will taste better and look almost like the one above. LOL)

The easy way for busy people on the go:
Pillsbury Pie Crusts 9 inch ( comes in a 2 pack)
9 inch pie pan
1 can of Comstock apple pie filling ( you can create your own filling if you prefer)
Apple crumb topping

For the cheesecake part:
2lbs. Philly cream cheese. (2 packages)
3/4 cup sugar
1cup sour cream (small container of sour cream)
2large eggs
1tsp. vanilla
2tsp. flour

Cake: In large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar. Beat until thoroughly mixed. Beat in sour cream. Stir in eggs, slightly beaten, vanilla and flour, only until mixed. When thoroughly mixed pour into pan with pie crust.

Prepare the apple crumb topping as directed on the package.

Bake cheese cake at 400 degrees for the first 10-15 minutes. Turn oven down to 300 degrees and add the apple pie filling on top. Try to spread it out evenly. Add the apple crumb topping across the apples. Place back in the oven for 45 minutes. Allow the cake to cool in the oven with the door propped slightly open for 3 hours. Refrigerate.