We are coming up on our one year anniversary since the unexpected start of our Crockin’ Girls journey and it has really got us thinking!
Wow, I can’t believe we are rolling up on our one year anniversary for the Crockin’ Girls, talk about a roller coaster ride! It has been extremely fun, scary, nerve racking, a definite adrenaline rush, and in the long run keeps me saying, “Let’s do it again!” In all of our wildest dreams never did Jenna or I plan for this journey. On August 19th, 2011 our goal for making a Facebook page was to make life a little simpler for our families and friends. From there our lives completely turned around, and all I have to say is thank GOD for crockin’ or else we would be eating out all the time!
In one year I have held my first ever crock-a-thon, created a cookbook, been on TV, and interviewed by several newspapers, radio shows, and magazines, traveled to pretty places and met famous chefs. I have attended my own book signings, and not only have I seen my very own cookbook in Barnes and Noble, I have celebrated as it was named the #1 cookbook, even crazier! I have also gotten to meet and work with some AMAZING people and I HAVE LEARNED A LOT!!
Just like her mama, my Stella girl loves to accessorize! She even pats her head and says “BOW”! I love to create bows for her and you can make them for your little fashionista too! Check out how I make her “bigger than Texas” bows! It really is fun and easy! If you have questions, just leave a comment below. Happy Craftin’!
It happened again…we couldn’t choose just one so we chose 3!!! Thanks for sharing y’all.
“Great idea… I am teaching my youngest daughter to sew, as her mom doesn’t know how. We will be doing a quilt or 2 together. Keep up the good work, very informing. Also showing her the cooking aspect , because after work I also do the cooking in the house.”
“My mom and grandma always made (knitted or crocheted) baby blankets for new babies in the family. When my best friend announced she was pregnant, I asked and she said no one in her family made things like that…I really felt like it was important for every new baby have a handmade blanket from someone who loves them even before they are here, so I asked my mom to teach me to crochet. A tradition was born! I have hand made a crocheted baby blanket for every new baby of each of my friends since that first one for sweet baby Iris. I love spending the time making the blanket dreaming about the little person who will cuddle up in it and how they will grow, who they will become.”
“I do a lot of cross stitching. Last year I made different sets of ornaments for my husbands family members, my family members and some friends. It was a lot of work and took me almost 9 months to gets done. It was worth seeing those who appreciated the work open the gifts. I am doing another cross stitch gift for almost everyone again this year, but not on that large of a scale.”
We want to thank all of the retail stores around the country carrying our Slow Cookin’ Companion! If you would like to carry the book in your store or if you know of a bookstore or boutique that should be, let us know and we’ll contact them! Thanks for everyone’s support, it means sooo much!
We had sooo much fun filming with Mr. Food. It was really cool to be in the kitchen and around such a professional staff. We were pretty nervous going into it, but as you’ll see in the clip it was a such a blast and we love crockin’ with Mr. Food! If it doesn’t air in your area just follow this link to check it out. Oh and make sure to join the giveaway to win a FREE autographed cookbook. Thanks Mr. Food!!
Photos courtesy of Mr. Food Kreations Studio