Wednesday, November 30, 2011

You know what I miss?

I have been thinking about these for a few days now.  I think I must have talked about this with someone.  Possibly one of my sisters over Thanksgiving.  BUT, I miss the McDonaldland Cookies!  The plain and the chocolaty chip!  Gosh, I can taste that chocolaty chip right now!  It had a very distinct taste that I loved!  Does McDonalds even still have cookies?  Do they come in a box?  If not, why did Ronald get rid of them?  I miss my cookies!  The mini Chips Ahoy! cookies I am eating at my desk right now are just not doing the trick!

Monday, November 28, 2011

New Model?

My friend sent me a picture of her little boy in a onesie I monogrammed for him.  He's the most handsome little guy!  You may remember Oliver, I mentioned him in a post HERE.  Thanks for all of your prayers for him!  Keep them coming - he's doing wonderfully, but all the continued prayers are greatly appreciated!
And I must post a couple pictures of Mr. Tank after that sweet picture!  Tank tends to get a little jealous when I talk too much about adorable little babies.  He's the baby/king of our house :)

Busy Week!

The holidays are such a busy time of the year, I will get to all of that in a seperate post, but here is what else has been keeping me busy lately!  I hope you all enjoy seeing some of my latest monogramming projects:

Aren't these little baby bloomers the cutest things you have ever seen?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Melts My Heart...

I don't normally share pictures of myself in PJ's and no make-up here on the 'ol blog, but I just can't resist posting this.  I mean how sweet is this guy?  We snuggled on the couch last night and watched a little TV.
In other news, here's a few more monogrammed items I have done this week.  I also did two shirt cuffs, but I forgot to snap pics of them!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Potluck Dinner Party (plus wine of course)

Some friends had us and a few other couples over last Friday for a Potluck Dinner Party and a wine tasting.  The food was absolutely delicious!  Our instruction on the wine tasting was to bring our wine we in a paper sack so nobody could tell who brought what bottle or which kind.  Was it expensive?  Was it cheap?

As we ate dinner, the hostess brought out the bottles of wine one at a time and let everyone taste.  We wrote down a few comments on our sheets of paper.  After we went through the 8 bottles, she brought them all back out and we talked about what we thought they tasted like, it we loved them, if we hated them, etc. before she ripped the bags off the bottles.  It was SO FUN and FUNNY!  Some people thought the best tasting wine was the one they brought, others weren't sure, I was nervous Jack and I brought the wine everyone said tasted horrible.  We had a blast!  I think the wines ranged between $7-$30.  So we had a great range.

Side note:  Jack and I brought bottle #8.  MooBuzz Pinot Noir.  It's $14.99 at the Liquor Store and if you open it before you drink it to let it breath, I think it tastes pretty darn good!  The ratings on our wine were some goods and some averages.  Nothing really special about this bottle of wine, but nobody said it was terrible :)

Try this fun idea at your next dinner party!  It's tons of fun!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Countdown Continues...

Has anyone been paying attention to my Christmas Countdown at the top of my blog?  Oh my goodness - Christmas is right around the corner!  But before we get to Christmas, we must stop by Thanksgiving first.  I am so excited about it, I absolutely LOVE this holiday.  What's better than being with family, eating Turkey & dressing and giving thanks?

For the past few years, Jack and I have hosted Thanksgiving Dinner at our house.  And when I say dinner, I mean a 1:30pm-2ish late lunch?!  Isn't that when everyone eats "dinner" on the 24th of November?  I make my Grandmother's turkey recipe and I'm so excited because this year is going to be the first year I use her turkey platter.  Last year I used a platter with a pig on it #plattersthatdontremindyouofthanksgiving.  Jack is also going to make a tenderloin.  His dad used to always make tenderloin's for Thanksgiving and Christmas, so he wants to keep that tradition alive.

I think I will do my grocery shopping on Friday when I get off work.  I have half day Fridays so I will be able to go during the day while HOPEFULLY everyone else is at work.  I fear the thought of going to the grocery store the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Will they run out of Turkeys?  Will they have enough chicken broth?  I must get my groceries soon!

A few things I am thankful for:
  • Our Merciful God and the love He shows to me daily.
  • My truly amazing / handsome husband.  How did I get so lucky?  Love isn't a big enough word to describe how I feel about him.
  • Jonathan.  What a miracle and gift babies are.
  • VelcroDog.  AKA - Mr. Tank, Mr. Baby, Magoo, Snick.  This little guy brings so much joy and laughter into our home.
  • My Wonderful Family.
  • My Hilarious Friends.
  • Prayer. 
  • Laughter.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I'm having so much fun!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

So Confused.

Mr. Tank is going crazy wondering why his mom has been getting home from work and sitting behind a machine all night, every night this week!  He normally expects a lot more quality time than this!
Here are a couple things I worked on last night.  Red and Green onesies for a December baby and also a burp cloth.  I can't really explain why this customer chose the wording... It's an rather lengthy inside joke she has with the dad-to-be.  She's a lawyer and real smart, so it is actually a rather fitting gift for her to give :)

Not so much a Green Thumb.

I wish I were better at gardening/flowering, but I am just not.  I plant stuff in the Spring but I am notorious for letting my backyard overgrow.  We just have too many weeds!  It's hard, but hopefully one day, I will have a great looking flowerbed and maybe even a little garden?  Dream a little dream, Jamie....

One thing I have conquered are my indoor flowers.  I don't have pots of flowers or anything inside, but I normally get fresh flowers from the store before I have guests over.  Whole Foods has the BEST flowers in my opinion.  So pretty and I think the price is great.  Back at the beginning of the year, I was buying hydrangeas (my ultimate favorite flower - my whole wedding bouquet was hydrangeas) this man told me that they love water and when I am changing out the water, that I should run cold water directly on the blooms.  I have been using this technique since he told me that and my flowers last so much longer!  I give them fresh water and water the blooms about every 3 days.  Below is a picture of the flowers in our guest bathroom that I bought on October 28th.  This picture was taken last night, November 9th.  Almost 3 weeks later:
and because I don't think I have ever posted a wedding photo on my blog.  Here's a peek at my flowers!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What does Oprah's Best Friend Love Gifting?

Oprah's bestie, Gayle King loves to give and get monogrammed gifts!
“I love to give and get monogrammed gifts,” King tells PEOPLE Magazine.
Check out the rest of the article HERE!


Price Sheet

(You can provide me with items to monogram)
1-3 Initials/Letters - $9.00
Name - $10.00
Additional Lines - $3.00 per line
More than 1 Color Of Thread - $2.00 each additional color
Add Ribbon or Fabric to an item - $5.00
Shipping out of Tulsa Area –$1.50 added to total shipping cost
Delivery Charge Tulsa area (home) - $2.00
Delivery Charge Tulsa area (hospital) - $5.00
Gift Wrapping - $2.50

Monogrammed Baby Onesie - $15.00
Monogrammed Baby Bib - $8.00
Monogrammed Burp Cloth - $8.00 or $9.00 (Organic Cloth)
Monogrammed baby hats/beanie’s - $8.00
Monogrammed Tea Towels - $12.00 per set/2
Monogrammed Reusable Cotton Canvas Tote (15.25 inches wide X 15.75 inches tall) - $18.00

Special Orders
If you want a certain brand name item or if you want me to order/ purchase items I do not normally keep in stock, there will be a charge for the item, the a-la-carte monogram, plus an additional $6.00 fee.

Jamie Judd l 918.521.7711 l

Christmas Sweater

I monogrammed two of these little red sweaters for the Hood boys.  How cute are they going to look with this sweater over a little plaid collared shirt?  So adorable!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Christmas Gift Idea

Today and tomorrow, has a coupon code (freeforu) for a free photo calendar!  What a great gift for a family member or friend.  All you have to pay is the $5.99 shipping!  I think it's a great deal.  Maybe VelcroDog will make a gift for someone special...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Family Time!

Our sweet niece and nephew are in town from Chicago this week!  Here they are having lunch with their Uncle Jack!  It's going to be a busy week.  Last night was a baby shower (pictures to come) for my sister-in-law, Jessica, who happens to be due on or around my birthday, a family cookout and sleepover at GiGi's house on Friday, then a wedding of a good family friend on Saturday!  Party in Tulsa!!!
Hamilton, Brooxie and Uncle Jack

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Easy Quick Chicken Enchilada Recipe

I think I have shared this on my blog before, but I just made them a few days back and wanted to share with all of my new readers!  These Chicken Enchilada's are so yummy, easy to make, and great if you want leftovers or are having a little fiesta dinner party!  Feeds a lot of people.

My mom's sister-in-law who gave me this recipe layers hers in a crockpot and cooks while she is at work or doing other things.  I cook mine in the oven.  I have even prepared this the day before, popped it in the fridge then cooked it the next evening.

1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 7oz. Can Chopped Green Chili's
1 Can Green Enchilada Sauce
1/2 - 3/4 Cup Sour Cream
15-16 Corn Tortillas Cut into 4th's 
3-4 Chicken Breasts, Boiled and Shredded (You can use canned chicken, but that kind of gives me the creeps)
1/2 Large Onion chopped and cooked in butter until soft.
2 Cups of Colby Jack Cheese

In a bowl, combine the soups, green chili's, Enchilada sauce, sour cream and cooked softened onions.  Stir and mix well.  In a greased baking dish, put a layer of the soup mixture in the bottom.  Then put a layer of corn tortillas covering the sauce.  Then a layer of chicken.  On top of the chicken, put the other layer of tortillas, then a layer of soup mixture, then the final layer of chicken.  Top with cheese.  Cover with foil and bake on 350-375 degrees for about 45 minutes (or until heated through).  Take off foil and cook for an additional 5 minutes to brown the top a little.

I always opt for the lower sodium cans of cream of shroom and cream of chicken.  It tastes the same.

That's it!  Enjoy!

We had a great HalloWEENIE!

Tank was a frank!  How cute is our little hotdog?!  I took about 1 million pics.  He was so frustrated at his momma :)
He was frozen like a statue.  He wouldn't budge once we put his costume on him.
His Dad had to carry him around while I posed him.  Seriously, Tank wouldn't budge!  Look at that face.  He's so annoyed.
On the lookout for Trick-or-Treaters!