Monday, February 28, 2011

Valentines Day Surprise :) Only a Month Late :)

So, I am sharing this MUCH too late but I just had to share with you all how sweet my husband is :) Jon skipped a couple classes and brought me an enormous bouquet of flowers and a huge box of chocolates! First time he has gone traditional...usually he gets me something I love but that is totally out of the blue and perfect. This year, I couldn't have picked anything better. The colors were so rich and Gorgeous. Really, the pics don't do God's creation justice...

Gorgeous right???

 I think I might be able to sell this :)
They were so gorgeous I had a hard time eating them :) But I did...every one!
That's not quite true...Do you see the purple swirls? Jon and I about rolled on the floor laughing knowing he paid so much for a chocolate that tasted like we were eating a lavender bush...leaves and all....totally funny but the rest were amazing! Thank you my Love, you made Valentines day oh, so VERY special. I LOVE you so stinkin much I can't stop smiling. :)

More valentines fun to come !

Coastal Clips! Artist Spotlight!

Coastal Clips is an ADORABLE unique etsy shop!
They sell fabulous hair clips! Check it out! They are dainty and rad all at the same time :)

Coastal Clips is focused on providing high-quality, fun, nautical hair accessories for the "gull" in us all; big and small - we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.
 Yes, I wear them on scarves...
 They look GORGEOUS on clutches!
 How RAD do they look on this hat??? LOVE
 So pretty :)
 They stay in my hair! LOVE how unique they are! I am all about unique!
These are do durable! So strong you will be impressed! 
 Aren't they pretty?

 These are a few that are in their shop now!
 I think this one is fun!
Check out their shop! You want a unique gift! Coastal Clips is your shop!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

L Peek Designs Winner!

L peek designs is an A*D*O*R*A*B*L*E* little shop what sells knit baby all stars! Cute right? Yeah, and these cute little shoe/slippers are only 10 dollars :) GREAT next baby shower gift!

Okay...we had 90 entries :) picked 64!!!!

go-boys said...
We bought another pair of Chucks from lpeekdesigns!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Just Josie Giveaway!

About Just Josie: Noelle
I am a stay at home mom and I love to make hair accessories for me and my little girl. Now I'm making them for everyone else too!
I'll tell you a little bit about myself... I've been married to my crazy husband for 4 years and we have an even crazier two year old daughter, Josie, she's my inspiration for Just Josie. We're also expecting another little baby in July...It’s a girl!
I started Just Josie a little over a year ago because I couldn't find any simple headbands to put on my bald little girl. It's turned into something much bigger than I expected and I've really enjoyed having such a rewarding creative outlet!

Check out some of my very favorites from their shop!
 LOVE this one :)
 Would LOVE to have this one ;)
 So dainty and cute...


Noelle has an amazing way of making something simple and eligant all at the same time! These headbands are all unique and PERFECT for both newborn, child, teen, and Mama. You will <3 <3 <3A*D*O*R*E <3 <3 <3
 D*I*S*C*O*U*N*T – Buy it!
You can buy Noelle’s Gorgeous headbands in her etsy shop!:  Just Josie
Enter FAMILYFASHION at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Isn’t this just fabulous!?! If you order you get 10 extra entries! Who hoo! If you buy two you get 20 extra entries…can it get any better than that???
Make a difference! Buy handmade and support entrepreneurs! 
Noelle is generously giving away…..Any headband from her shop!!!! The winner gets to choose their favorite!
This is totally fabulous!
To Enter
Leave a comment for each of the entries.
Mandatory entry
Head over to  Just Josie tell us what you would like to own!  
Extra entries
1. Follow familyfashionandfacts via Google Friend Connect
2. Add  Just Josie as a favorite on etsy.
3. Follow familyfashionandfacts on twitter @kelsvigil and tweet about this giveaway. You may do this once per day for extra entries.
4. Blog about this giveaway add a link back here and to  Just Josie- 3 entries (leave 3 comments)
5. Follow familyfashionandfacts on facebook
6. Update your facebook status with a link to this giveaway.
7. If you purchase something from Just Josie you will receive 10 extra entries (Leave 10 comments)! If you buy 2 things you get 20 entries and so on!
9. Add Smitten By A Promise as a favorite on etsy – 1 entry
10. Like Just Josie on Facebook
11. Follow Just Josie’s blog
This giveaway will end 11:59 March 16th. I will pick a winner via the following day. The winner will receive one hand band of their choice!

Totrilla recipe :)

SOOOO here goes :)

I am Spanish :) Yes, I know I am blond and blue eyed....I get that from my Daddy who is 100% Anglo :) so really I am 1/2 Spanish but STILL Spanish!

Anyway, when I was little I went to my Grandma and Grandpa's house EVERY Wednesday! How fun is that?? My grandma always had fresh beans and chile and homemade tortillas! Never failed! As we got older my Grandma started working again and stoped making tortillas. needless to say I totally missed it!

Don't worry there is a point... : /

My Grandpa asked my grandma to teach him to make tortillas! Hew missed them so much he was willing to do it himself! He has been making them a few years now and they are the BEST softest best smelling tortillas I have ever tasted.

Is anyone with me when I say I despise the smell of store bought tortillas? Nothing worse.

After being married 3 years and buying tortillas and not being able to talk myself into eating them I broke down and asked my Grandpa to teach me ow to make them :)

I have made batch after batch after batch....literally I tried like 100 times... and I finally got it! Maybe I can pass onto you an easy way of making tortillas so that you can make them yourself without hours of time and tons of BAD tortillas in the trash lol

Here goes.....

5 cups all purpose flour poured onto the cup not scooped with the measuring spoon....(IMPORTANT ;))
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 tsp lard (no more or your tortillas will break)
1 1/2 Tablespoons of salt
HOT water

Put the flour into a large bowl. Add in the salt and baking soda. Mix well. Add in the Lard. With your hands mix well all through the flour.  Sometime rubbing your hands together with the lard and flour helps.

Get your water as HOT as possible.  Fill up a drinking cup and pour. My guess is I use about 24 to 30 oz water.  If you don't put enough water your tortillas will be hard if you want the dough to be ALMOST sticky. it feels sticky but doesn't come off on your hands.

 You are going to knead for about 10 minutes. Then make racket ball sized patties :)
 Start rolling with the patties you made first since they had a chance to rise...

 If they aren't round it is okay :) They will taste just as good :)
Turn on your stove to HOT and let it warm up. Flip the tortillas onto the Cast iron skillet  the side that was on the counter needs to be the side touching the skillet, that way the tortilla doesn't shrink. wait about 20 seconds (will look like the picture above) then flip
the other side should look like the picture below.
roll out the next tortilla in about 30 seconds
then take the tortilla off and place covered in a clean towel.
Be careful not to over cook...They will be hard if overcooked :)
 All you have left is to enjoy! Can't get much better than a bit of butter on a warm soft tortilla ;)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stamped Washers Artist SPOTLIGHT!!!


Check out this AWESOME shop! AMAZING gifts! And, incredibly affordable!
Check out some of the pics I took of the products! And everyone LOVED them!

If you ever need a unique Gorgeous gift Ridivog is your shop! Go check it out! 

Sick boys, pushing cars, and runny noses