Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Or maybe I should say HATS ON! PennyBlue Cottage will soon be listing a whole line of fun and unique be sure to take a peek! Handmade on etsy in the crochet section of course!
And be sure to enjoy this lovely fleeting season!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

SUMMER SALE at PennyBlue Cottage

These fun n fab 100% cotton washcloths are just one of the items I have marked down for our summer sale!
Check out PennyBlue Cottage and see if any of your faves have been marked down,
And though the weather is hot and the sun is shining, I am very excited for all the creations we have in store for Fall and Winter!
Lots of one of a kind items that are FUN n FUNCTIONAL!
You can look forward to unique hats, modern wraps and shawls and much more.
For now though, enjoy your holiday safe and go check out those sales at the cottage!
Happy 4th all!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Tailored Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Who doesn't like a grilled cheese sandwich? Most every kid I know loves 'em!

Except mine.

He'll eat cheese by the slice...but no grilled cheese please.

I asked him why? why? why?

Our cupboards were bare and I was running out of options.

He said he didn't like the cheese oozing onto his hands when he ate it.

SO...I came up with the ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich,

that is not only quick and easy...but...

can be tailored to your kids preference of cheese ooziness!

In fact, older kids can make it on their own, if you don't want them operating the stove.

Here ya go:

Take your average packaged sandwich or burger roll and toast it the toaster,

well done but not burnt, of course.

Spread just a bit of butter on each inside piece.

Put desired amount of cheese on.

(We use 2 slices)

Put it on a microwave safe plate.

Pop it in the microwave for 8 to 13 seconds...depending on the ooziness desired.

(We do about 9 seconds)


The Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich...Quick and Easy and Tailored to your kid!

We actually have given it a name, so the child does not assume he is getting

your average grilled cheese sandwich.

We have called it...An Irish Cheese Sandwich!

(I'm sure my mom is smiling down from heaven about this one!)

Now for easy clean up!
Try PennyBlue Cottage for Eco Friendly
100% Cotton Dishcloths and Washcloths like the ones above!
Happy Cooking!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bring On Summer!

Congrats to my little guy who received the Academic Excellence Award
and the Reading Excellence Award!
Last Day of School Today!
Take time to smell the roses (or wisteria in this case) and enjoy
your children!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bath Time Fun For Kids

If you have a little one at home, you know that bath toys are a must. Rubber Duckies, Foam Alphabet Letters, Barbies, and whatever else they can drag in!
The problem is...
how to coral them and where to store them to drip drip dry when bath time fun is over?
Being a of three kids, I came up with a solution!
This 100% Cotton Crocheted Net Bag Is a Great Bath Toy Organizer!
The open weave lets the toys drip dry and the bag itself is machine washable!
No mildew and other gunk! (:
Just hang it over your shower head!
Take a peek here for more info and if you would like one of your own!
Happy Wednesday! Now go bubble up!

Friday, June 4, 2010


1. Hearing My Children Laugh.

2. Hearing My Husband Laugh. NOW There's A Rarity....these days.

3. Learning Something NEW Everytime I Crochet Somethng New.
OR Everytime I Crochet! (:

4. GOD HAS NEVER LET ME DOWN!...Very True, We Are Going Through Some Tough Times For At Least,,,,2 years...BUT God has been True!

5. The SMELL Of Books, LAVENDER, and Sandelwood. OK BASIL too!

6. OK...My Husband and I Have the BEST LIFE...because even though we are poor... RIGHT NOW...we have 3 great kids (really),,, a roof...and food. AND SMILES!

7. I Have A Computer! (yes, I know...but this is sometrhing to be thankful for)

8. I Have Some GREAT CUSTOMERS At PennyPaperworks On That Helped me through Christmas With My 3 Kids.. THANK YOU!

9. I Have Great Girlfriends!..... Don't Get me Started....Women Can Be So Catty...BUT At 40... I Am BLESSED With Great FRIENDS! TY!!

19, I Am ABLE To Post This Message. THANK GOD!

Happy June All! ENJOY the DAY! AND...Be Creative In Your OWN WAY!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

PennyBlue Begins...

Welcome to PennyBlue Musings where I'll be sharing bits and pieces about creativity, family and life here at the PennyBlue Cottage.
Some of you may know me from my shop PennyPaperworks on etsy and now we have a brand new shop...PennyBlue Cottage! Etsy is such a warm and wonderful community, it only seemed right to feature my stitched goods there as well.
You can take a peek at my accessories for home and fashion here:

And I hope you'll continue to follow my musings and share your thoughts as well.

Cheers and Blessings to your new beginnings today!