Friday, March 26, 2010

The best part about Spring Break? Getting to spend time with my niece and nephews! :) Yesterday I got to spend part of the afternoon at the Mccraine house....
Fun playing chase! :)

This little smile will just melt your heart! Jana and I spent some time looking at Lainey's clothes and shoes. (which, by the way, are on loan from a friend of Jana's-how nice!) I couldn't resist these leopard print ballerina flats!

Lainey is going to be stylin'! :)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We are headed to beautiful, St. John Island, in the U.S. Virgin Islands for vacation this summer!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Well, hello birds :)
I am making a bird mobile for Lainey's room and this is part of it so far. A HUGE thanks to Becca for helping me figure out how to sew these birds. :) They (with lots others) will eventually sit on branches and hang at various levels (if this is okay with Momma Mccraine, I haven't mentioned it to her yet :0

I think that you should go here:
and sign this petition! Jamie Oliver is doing a six series show called "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution." The whole emphasis is on changing the way America eats, and especially changing the way children are raised to eat. I was blessed to live in a home where healthy food was always provided and treats were eaten in a balanced proportion. I was also blessed not to have to eat the unhealthy cafeteria food at school on a daily basis. This is not the case for a lot of kids now and food needs to change!
:) I feel very passionately about this!
You can watch Jamie's show online at as well

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Guess who I got to spend the day with today???

Oh, happy day :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Guess who was the loser in Scrabble tonight?
I love the game of Scrabble.
Brett took me to Arsaga's tonight (nice change of scenery) and we enjoyed a game. He beat me. By a lot. He was whipping out 20+ point words! Maybe I should talk less and store up longer words in my brain too. :)

We tried a homemade marshmallow there. :)
Peek a boo!
Brett has the bluest eyes, just like my daddy. :) I like that.
HA! I found a sign of spring in the bizarre snow.
Hmmm....what is your honest opinion of this shirt? (the black with red) Still trying to decide....
Dear snow,
We don't want to see any more of your kind around these parts until next year, or maybe forever.
Sara :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Friday, March 19, 2010

:) Special thanks to Becca and Kyla coming to visit Westwood today!!!!! It was such fun to have them there :). The kids just loooved Kyla and she was so sweet to hug on me for a minute when she left-just melts my heart! She said "I love you Aunt Sara, you don't even know how much!"
Stunning! My sweet husband got on his knees in the pasture and took this picture for me.....

"Roll Call!"
Several mornings this week as I have been ready to dash out the door God has stopped me in my tracks with my mouth hanging open at the sight of the beautiful sunrise! So, of course, I've just HAD to take pictures before leaving the house! :) Isn't God good?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lately I've been working a lot so all creative thoughts have been geared towards dinner, and not much sewing or crafting (soon!) This week I made "Coconut chicken with sweet chili dipping sauce." Four things I think about when cooking-
1.) Is it healthy? (this one isn't entirely healthy because of the high amount of saturated fat in the coconut and the oil you use to fry the chicken in)
2.) Is it affordable on a budget? (this definitely is! I already had chicken, flour, egg, and panko bread crumbs. My only purchase was the Sweet Chili Sauce which we'll use again, and the coconut)
3.) How much time does it take?? (This didn't take much time at all!)
4.) Was it good? (this was DELICIOUS!)
I also made roasted Chickpeas for a healthy snack throughout the week. These pictures are in reverse order, so this is the final product. Directions: Rinse can(s) of chickpeas and let dry completely. Mix 1 teaspoon each of the following with chickpeas: oil, "Tony C's" cajun seasoning, brown sugar. Last, bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes (we baked ours longer to make them crunchy) Delicious and healthy!
These are the beans as they're ready to roast!
Chickpeas after washing and drying.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Congrats to Brett for becoming a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society tonight! We went to a banquet at the Cosmopolitan hotel in Fayetteville for it. Brett has worked very hard in his Master's program and I am proud of his accomplishment!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We had a housewarming party for our dear friend Mikayla today! She bought a house in Siloam Springs, and teaches in Siloam as well.She had everything in her house looking great! :)
:) She liked the apron!
We had plenty of goodies and snacks and lots of guests to enjoy them!
:) Home Sweet Home!
What a great day!