Wednesday, May 27, 2009

brown bananas?

"if life gives you brown banana's,
make banana cake!"

this recipe is originally from my sister. it's perfect to use up old bananas and works great to feed a large group! and there's nothing better than CREAM CHEESE ICING!

  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups mashed bananas (4-6)
  1. mix butter
  2. add sugar and eggs mix well
  3. add buttermilk, soda, vanilla and mashed bananas
  4. mix in flour, just until most, do not over mix or it will become gooey.
  5. bake in a greased jelly roll pan at 350 for around 15-20 minutes or until golden brown edges, top may not become brown. do not over bake.

  • 1 block cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temp)
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. mix cream cheese and butter until well whipped.
  2. add icing sugar and then add vanilla
  3. this may yield more icing than desired, if so, just save the remaining in the fridge for up to 1 week.


xo sas

p.s. i've had so many people ask me for this recipe i decided to post it on my blog. this ones for you stace ; )

Friday, May 22, 2009

birds of a feather, flock together

when i saw the Flights of Fancy line by Paula Prass, i had to have some. it's the most beautiful fabric and i new just what i wanted to make with it...

a set of 3 coordinating baby blankets. it's not fabric that you normally see on a little girl's blanket but that's what i LOVE about it! each piece was uniquely designed for it's individual purpose. you can find the original blankets for sale in my shop! i am going to be writing up a pattern that will include all 3 designs, with instructions and pictures on how to make each. there's a catch... i need your help! i have thought of a few names for the pattern but would LOVE to have your input!

how about this, post a comment with your name for the pattern and when the pattern is complete, i will reveal the pattern with the name i think suits it best. if your name was chosen i will send you the pattern for free!!

NOW get ready for the pictures ; )

The Quilt

The Lovey (i am in love with those wings)

The Receiving Blanket

hope YOU like it as much as i've liked making it!

xo sas

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

aren't sister's wonderful?

mine just so happens to be my exact opposite.

she's short, i'm tall
she's feminine, i'm not so much
she's blonde and blue, i'm brown and well... brown
she's a "mover and a shaker", i get around to things when i get around to them.

you think being so opposite we would have nothing in common... "opposites attract". all though we ARE very different we compliment each other in so many ways.

she just so happens to be "Jane" and look what i just got in the mail today... on her birthday!

is it my birthday or hers? i can't tell...

thank you so much for being such an amazing sister. your support and love is priceless. you make me want to do better. to be better at what ever i'm doing. i hope you had a good day and hope this year is an amazing one.

oh and next time i am definitely coming to quilt market, i'm not missing out on that one again ; )

luv you so much

xo sas

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


  thought i'd have a GRAND OPENING SALE for my etsy shop! audrey's keepsake quilt pattern is now on sale for $1.99 for a limited time. how's that for a discount! 

xo sas

Monday, May 11, 2009


i hope everyone had a GREAT mother's day! i definitely did. what's better than a trip with your daughter to surprise your mother. eating tasty Japanese food and having a sleepover. being surprised with wonderful I LOVE MOM posters and a list of why they love you. and to top it all off, spending time with your husbands fam eating tasty food and hang'n outside! 

this is what we gave our mom's for mother's day...

if you can't read it it say's:
 Grandma's Special Spice
so spicy it'll make your teeth fall out!

it's not that spicy... here's the recipe:

3 Tbsp course salt
2 Tbsp pepper
3Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp onion powder
2 Tbsp seasoning salt
2 Tbsp creole 
1 Tbsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)

mix and rub on pork, chicken, or beef.

we like to use it on pork loin. just rub on fry in a pan and throw the pan in the oven. it's also really good on chicken and ribs for a salty dry rib. 


xo sas

Friday, May 8, 2009


it's raining today... i LOVE the rain. the smell, the sound, and the excuse to stay home.  i have a little project i've been working on and because of the rain, it's almost ready to post. here's a little pre-view... 

thanks for look'n
xo sas

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the reveal

it's been written, read, rewritten, reread, corrections made, read.... you get the idea. it's a PDF e-mailable pattern for a keepsake quilt made from a child's outgrown clothes. the original quilt was made by me and my sister-in-law jess for our niece audrey who recently celebrated her 8 birthday and baptism.

as a mother, i know how fast children grow. before you realize, those cute clothes you bought are outgrown and there are bins and bins of outgrown clothes and nowhere to store them. this is my way of "remembering when" and giving the clothes a new use...

to warm and comfort a child.

hope you like it!

xo sas