Friday, February 26, 2010

Tasty Brown Sugar Meatloaf Recipe

I am not sure why I have always wanted to like meatloaf. It's totally weird I know. Most people hate meatloaf and growing up I did too. As an adult though I really, really wanted to find a great meatloaf recipe. After a few not so tasty ones I took ingredients I liked from a few different recipes and combined them...the result is DELISH! It is sweet, moist, and lovely. I hope you enjoy!

1.5 lbs lean ground beef (the leaner the better)
1/2 C milk
1 egg
1 package onion soup mix
3/4 C crushed Ritz crackers (approx 25)
splash of Worcester
garlic to taste (few shakes)

1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C ketchup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Mix all loaf ingredients well.

press into a 8x8 glass pan

bake for approximately 30 minutes, remove from oven and drain fat.

Mix sauce ingredients and spread across the top

Put back in oven for an additional 15 minutes or until cooked through. I like to turn it to broil for a just a few at the end so the sauce gets nice and gooey.

Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Product and a little info

I don't really post too often about my store specifically here. I love to share things about my family, other crafting sites, projects I am working on, recipes and such. I will be posting from time to time here about Inner Hooker. These posts will be mostly related to contests and giveaways. I have hosted these on Facebook in the past, but rumor has it they are shutting pages down for this sooooo I will be doing them here now! I hope this doesn't cause people to feel I am being spammy or tooting my own horn!

I just had to share these gorgeous pictures of my newest item the baby cocoon/pod! I love these pictures! Ciara Hammonds is an awesome and local photographer. She does great work, is so professional and gets the pictures back quickly! If you are in the E. Texas area I definitely recommend her.  You can find her on her website, blog or facebook.

I have had a ton of fun making these and will offer finished made cocoons for a limited time for sale. I can't say exactly how long that limited time will be....until I get too busy or bored making them I guess ;) The pattern is being tested by a few ladies and should be for sale this weekend!

How about these pictures! My husband was a little jealous we don't have any of these for our babies! Maybe the next one!

Hope you love them as much as I do!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday 02/23

Supah Mommy explains it best on her blog to get there and play for yourself click on the post it...she sums it up

"Why bother wasting your breath, spewing verbalness... when you can simply sum it all up in one neat n tidy little post it note."

Love it!


Monday, February 22, 2010

Not Me 02/22

Another glorious Monday is upon as and as usual I was less than perfect last week.  I have one big one that was traumatizing enough that I will dedicate an entire post to it.

I most definitely did not lock my baby in the car...along with the keys!  I have heard of plenty of other moms doing this but I would never ever do something so spacey!  I am far too together for that nonsense!  If I were to ever do something like that I most definitely called 911 immediately so the fire department could save us. 

No babies were harmed in the making of this Not Me.  I am super thankful it was a nice day so Sawyer didn't get hot or have any true medical issues arise from this.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crawling Machine!

Sawyer is finally crawling!  I really was in no hurry for him to be able to get into EVERYTHING, but he was really getting frustrated not being as physically mobile as his mind wanted him to be.  He would stare at his feet or something similar and just yell!  Too funny really.  Here are a few videos of him in action.

The little sky diver and his sister

Tossing the ball and finally crawling....only to get the iPhone :)

and he's off!

8 months, 21 lbs and a crawling machine.  What an amazing little boy, if only I could freeze time.

Edited:  sorry I didn't realize all 3 videos were the same :)  oops!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Snow days

I have slacked majorly on posting these snow pictures! Sorry! A few weeks ago we got snow!!! Quite a bit of snow actually, which is really rare for this part of the country. Needless to say we took full advantage of it!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wanna Make it Wednesday 02/17

Wanna Make It Wednesday...well, I always have a ton of things I really desperately want to make and this week I was at a loss! Can you believe it??? I really need to make what I have already planned, many of which I have purchased the stuff for. I am really HOPING I find some time to start a few. I also need to finish the 3+ patterns I have half done, thought of, or that are haunting me in my sleep!  Oh and make my blog a 3 column one...really scared to attempt this one!!  Maybe soon I'll get brave!

BUT...since Wanna Make it Wednesday wouldn't be complete with out a few new things to add to the list here you go!

Crochet hook organizer roll thingy...these are super cute.  My friend Nicki asked me to make her least a year ago.  I haven't forgotten Nic...I'm just LAME

The FREE tutorial can be found here on Sew Mama Sew  There are tons of free patterns for different variations of this out there; this one is just my favorite so far!

I also would love to help out with this project Alida posted on her blog I Make Stuff.  Easy tutorial for journals that will be given to war widows.  Go read about it and consider making one too.  You probably have just about everything you will need.

Now what do you want to make this week???


Happy Hump Day!

Thanks to everyone that participated! I love doing giveaways and hope to do another one soon! Do you like short contests or longer ones??

Without further ado the winners of the Honey Bee pattern are #2 and #21!!!!!

Congrats to

kelliemorgan said...
I am a Facebook fan!
Thanks again!

Ashley said...
I'm following you on twitter!

I greatly appreciate every follow, fan, tweet, purchase, etc... without all of your support Inner Hooker wouldn't be possible! If you are interested in purchasing any patterns and participated in this contest I am happy to offer a buy 1 get 1 free for you all! Don't purchase both, just buy 1 and leave me your second choice in the notes area along with "bee".

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Post It Note Tuesday

Hi all!  As mentioned earlier today its Post It Note Tuesday!  If you are looking for the giveaway one post down!

SupahMommy explains Post It Note Tuesday best on her blog.  To get there and play for yourself click on the post it...she sums it up

"Why bother wasting your breath, spewing verbalness... when you can simply sum it all up in one neat n tidy little post it note."

Love it!

Now let's get started...


Giveaway time!

Post it Tuesday will hopefully follow this afternoon but for now let's have a giveaway!

I will be hosting giveaways here on my blog from now on. Facebook is supposedly cracking down on holding contests there and I really don't want to chance losing my fan page!

Onto the good stuff!

I have a brand new pattern set...Bee Mine bee hat and diaper cover.

Giveaways on new items are like champagne shattered against a new ship! It's my little way to bless it and send it out with lots of good luck and karma :) and it benefits you all too so why not?!? This will be a quick 24 hour giveaway...just think, this time tomorrow you could be sitting coffee in one hand, hook in the other working on your newly won pattern.

Here's the scoop AKA ways to enter:

1. if you are a blog follower already or become one.

2. fan us on facebook

3. post a link to this contest on your fb (please leave a link back)

4. follow on twitter

5. tweet about this giveaway (please leave a link back)

6. post a blog about this giveaway on your blog

That's right... SIX different chances to enter. Please leave separate comments for each entry. Each comment will only be counted as one entry so be sure to leave all your entries separately! Leave an email where you can be contacted should you win!

2 winners will be chosen and posted around this time tomorrow!!  Now ENTER!