2012 August

Archive for August 2012

DIY Pillow Case Dress


1. Measure your child from the nape of their neck to mid thigh.

2. Pick out coordinating fabrics (I chose 5 because I like the “busy” look). When cutting fabrics leave it folded. In the picture of the fabrics notice the fold is on the left and the length noted below is measured from the top to bottom of fabric the way it is oriented in the picture.
*Main fabric (school print) measured the length of neck to thigh. {Stella is wears 12-18 month and I measured hers 14″.}
*Accent #1 (cheetah) measured 3″.
*Accent #2 (with with big red polka dots) measured the length of Main Fabric + Accent #1 {for Stella’s 14”+3”= 17″ of Accent #2)
*Accent #3 (black with ABCs and 123s) measured 10″ and folded in half, making a 5” trim at the bottom. I do this so that I don’t have    to do a hem at the bottom.
*Accent #4 (white with black polka dots) measured about 4″.

3. Lay Main Fabric unfolded on the floor or working surface, and place Accent #1 on top of it (at the bottom edge of the fabric) right sides together.

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School Daze Giveaway


Hey Y’all we love a giveaway!!! Let’s get crockin’!

And the winner is Samantha!

“My oldest just began 1st grade, she takes ballet, tap, jazz, and acro for a total of four hours a week. We go straight from school to the dance studio on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays so without my crock pot we wouldn’t eat dinner! I also have a 19mo that also takes dance at the same studio on Wednesday mornings, I’m thinking about setting up a cot in the studio! I have a few tried and true recipes but I’m always looking for more. Thanks for helping me prepare delicious home cooked dinners for my family.”

To Enter:
What activities are your kiddos involved in now that school is starting back up? And how many nights a week are you planning to crock so that you can skip the drive thru line?

The Rules:
One entry per person.
Winner will be announced right back here on Friday, Aug. 24 at 5PM.
Giveaway sponsored by The Crockin’ Girls.
Winner receives a FREE Slow Cookin’ Companion Cookbook

School Lunch Ideas


We asked for school lunch ideas and you guys definitely brought ’em!! Check out all these great (and creative) ideas to get your kiddos a lunch they’ll eat up!

Here are a few slow cooker recipes you can also use in your next brown bag.

Pizza Pasta Casserole
Corn Mac and Cheese
Chicken and Dumplings
Whole Chicken
Thankful Fiesta Soup

If you can put it between bread, we put it in a tortilla! A fun and easy way for them to eat!
Debbie M.

My kids fight over who gets the leftover pasta in their lunch box. Even cold, they like it just as well. They also love a thermos with soup or OATMEAL!
Peggy L.

Something we’ve done for years is put peanut butter in an ice cream cone. My daughter will only eat those veggies if she can dip them. It’s been a big hit at school!
Julie M.

My 8 year old loves chicken salad in flatbread – I usually use the Italian Herb flavored :)
Anderson N.

My son like apple rice cakes with peanut butter on top.
Jennine H.

Boil cheese tortellini with food coloring. Send cold with spaghetti sauce for dipping.
Michelle S.


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Look Good, Feel Good


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