Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy 4th of July

I know I am writing this in Greece the day after, but since I also secretly blog as well as secretly stitch, I couldn't write anything yesterday since my husband was home watching the soccer games in Brazil.  Is anyone else's husbands really into the soccer games, glad they will be over soon ;)
For our 4th celebrations we ate some good ol' American Ice Cream, oh yeah, delicious, the best ice-cream you will find in Greece is sold by the German grocery store LIDL.
The kids can eat this whole thing in one sitting, I try to make it last at least 2 days, but it is so so good, the little cookie dough pieces are yummy.
OPA!  All gone, guess I will have to go out and buy some more ;)
But speaking of Ice-Cream did you hear that July is National ice-cream month (the US comes up with the funniest things)  So in Celebration of this ByAnnies is having a summer contest, I have posted the details below that I got from their e-mail to me.
The Challenge:
1. Join our event "'s Summer Giveaway and Challenge" on Facebook.
  • If you haven’t already done so, please like us as well.
2. Make your own Just Desserts Pint-Sized Ice Cream Case.
3.  Post a photo of your Just Desserts creation to the event page before July 21.
  • Tell us your favorite pint-sized frozen dessert, too. We're always ready to try something new!
  • Feel free to like and comment on your photo as well as other participants' photos.
  • We'd love it if you'd share the photo and contest on your own page, too!
Option for those without Facebook:
If you don't have Facebook but want to participate, please email a picture of your Just Desserts creation and tell us your favorite flavor of ice cream. We will then post the info to our page on your behalf.
The prize:
  • A 20% discount coupon for those who post a photo of a Just Desserts case!*
  • A chance to win a special grand prize** — a $50 gift certificate from!
  • Warm hands, cold ice cream!
  • A chance to work with Soft and Stable!
*Coupons for 20% off your next order will be sent on July 22 to anyone who has posted a picture before the July 21 deadline.
**From the posted pictures, we will randomly pick one grand prize winner who will also win a $50 gift certificate from

 If I do this I will have to make 2 and then I will need to start buying 2 containers of ice-cream, uhoh, that's horrible, lol.

I made a cute little 4th skirt for Kat.

It is actually an up-cycle project, the top needed a bigger opening for the head, she has a big head and butt, guess she got those things from her mom, oh wait, that's me, oh yeah.  The "skirt" was previously a top from when she was 2, I cut the head and arm part off and added a elastic band that I made from a pair of old leggings.  I have a few more pieces to add to the skirt part, but will wait till fall to do so, this skirt size is perfect for our hot summers.  Just don't bend over kiddo....  She also got her final shot yesterday, so she is all ready for pre-school and as a "present" for being good at the doctor she got a new little Barbie fairy and Nik got that water squirt gun for being a good big brother and holding her hand, he really is such a great big brother.
Happy 4th of July, my American buddies!

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