Sunday, February 26, 2012

A cutie pie turns one, we make wonton soup and more. :)

Hello everybody!
How the heck are you all doing?  Faboo I hope.  It has been a busy busy busy few weeks.  I was working on my youngest granddaughter's 1st year scrapbook among other projects.  I have some cutie pics to share from the big birthday bash yesterday, and then some pics of our international cooking day last weekend.  First the important stuff, little Miss Hollyn is now one year old ~

Here she is with her proud parents ~

Here are a few party guests (her Aunt Cort and her cousin Kaya) ~

Hollyn with her boyfriend Max ~

the cake her momma made for her ~

some party decor (socktupuses, aren't they cute???)  ~

the fun punch bowl ~

some of the yummy food ~

a darling wreath ~

her octopus headband ~

a shot of her wearing her octopus headband ~

time for cake! 

boy, it is yummy!

A fun party for sure.  You could probably guess from the pics that the theme was octopus, right?  Her momma worked really hard on everything, and Grandma Cook helped too.  My only duties were the octopus headband, the food tags, the photos in the vases, and making the sushi.  I am really happy I was asked to help.  

Last week my kids and grandkids came over for our international food prep day.  We made won ton soup, crab ragoons, egg and spring rolls, and a few cheese sticks.  Not that cheese sticks really fit that international theme, but hey when you have the deep fryer out........  ;)

Here is my handsome hubs, he was in charge of the deep fryer.  He did a great job ~ 

Here we are assembling won tons for the won ton soup ~

some yummy crab ragoons, egg rolls, and cheese sticks ~

I thought this pic was cute.  Cooper is to the left, and my son is helping Hollyn with her walking skills.  Her grandma Cook came up with the great idea to let her hang onto a hanger and walk.  She loves it!  She loves walking with a wee bit of help, and she zips around like a speedy girl ~

Here is one simple page I did for Hollyn's first year album, I will share others later.  I forgot to take pics, I'll have to do that soon :)  ~

Last but not least, I wanted to remind you that there is a sale over at the Bind-It-All site!  It is in honor of the 5th anniversary of the Bind-it-all.  Here are the details ~

Celebrate our anniversary with us!
Take 20% off sitewide for 5 days! 
February 25-29, 2012
Promo code: 5YEARS

Happy Leap Year too!!!  :)

Well, I have a few projects to work on this evening, so that is it for this week.  I hope you have a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day week!

Happy Valentine's Day week everybody!  Hope you have something wonderful happen this week!  It doesn't matter if it is a call from a friend, flowers, chocolates, dinner out with your sweetie, fresh baked cookies,  hugs, or some creative time, I hope you have something happen to make you smile this week.  Enjoy this darling little vintage valentine as well ~

Happy Valentine's Day!  Wishing you a joyful and creative week ~ Pam

How did I come up with Pam's Eclectic Stuff?

Pam- that is me. :)

eclectic --adj.- selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas
*Since I like a huge variety of arts and mediums, this seemed perfect, we will talk about the best of various styles or ideas.

stuff- The noun stuff has 7 senses -
1. material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")2. whatchamacallit, stuff, whatsis, sundry, sundries -- (miscellaneous unspecified artifacts; "the trunk was full of stuff")3. stuff, clobber -- (informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?")4. stuff, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock -- (senseless talk; "don't give me that stuff")5. stuff -- (unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine")6. stuff -- (information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there's good stuff in that book")7. stuff -- (a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative")

*What more needs to be said? I really thought about using Pam's Eclectic Sundries, but I thought that might be tough to remember. :) Stuff is easy and conveys a variety of meanings. I like the definition- miscellaneous unspecified artifacts. I also liked whatchamacallit, but that is a lot of typing. :)

So there you have it!