Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New items!

Hi Guys what do you think... We've been busy bee's making all kinds of stuff... You should check out our new line of hair accessories in our Miadu Store! And you can get this one right here...

What do you think? You can get yours here:
Oooh! and a big hug to my model Evangeli!
Baby Girl thank you!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free Printables!!!!!!!!!!

Need something for the little ones to do … fast! Here click on the link and go to the nick jr website and print all kinds of things like these Dora & Diego Seaside Postcards, you can find Puzzles, charts, book mark , posters, calendars, All with their favorite characters.

frances :o)

New Items!

Hi Guys!

Come and check out the new earrings we've made!

100% sterling silver and semi precious stones!
You can get yours here:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Enchilada Casserole

I love mexican food... this is great!

Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 30 min Makes: 4 servings

What You Need:
· 1 lb. ground beef
· 1/4 cup chopped onions
· 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
· 1/2 cup water
· 2 tsp. chili powder
· 4 corn tortillas
· 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
· 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
· 1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream

Make It:

MICROWAVE meat and onions in 2-qt. microwaveable dish on HIGH 4 to 6 min. or until meat is no longer pink, stirring every 2 min.; drain.
STIR in tomato sauce, water and chili powder. Microwave 5 to 9 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring every 4 min. Transfer to bowl.
PLACE 1 tortilla in same microwaveable dish; top with layers of 1/4 each meat sauce and cheese. Repeat layers 3 times. Microwave 2 to 5 min. or until heated through. Let stand 5 min. Top with tomatoes and sour cream.

Kraft Kitchens Tips
Healthy Living

Save 90 calories, 12 grams of fat and 6 grams of saturated fat per serving by preparing with extra lean ground beef, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.
Variation Beef and Bean
Reduce amount of meat to 1/2 lb.; Stir in 1 can (16 oz.) fat free refried beans with the tomato sauce.
Skillet Preparation
Cook meat and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat 3 to 5 min. or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water and chili powder; cook until heated through. Transfer to bowl. Assemble in skillet as directed. Cover; heat 2 min. or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and tomatoes.

thanks ,
frances ;o)

Friday, July 24, 2009

We made a new treasury!

Thanks Frankcreations for including Melinda the Zombie Princess in your treasury! You can see the treasury here you can visit Francreations store here!
And you can buy Melinda at our Miadu Designs store here!
Julie ;0)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Home-Made Binoculars Craft

How about this really cute idea… making binoculars out of Toilet Paper Rolls. . Here is the link… and the instructions…

Follow these directions and find out how to make pretend binoculars using bathroom tissue rolls.
Materials Needed:
· 2 Cardboard Toilet Paper Rolls
· Small Piece of Lightweight Cardboard (From a Cereal Box, Etc.)
· Paint
· School Glue
· Scissors
· Instructions:Paint both cardboard toilet paper rolls. Set them aside to dry.
· Cut a piece of lightweight cardboard2" x 6". Paint it and set it aside to dry.
· Once all of the paint is dry, place a line of glue down both long ends of the 2" x 6" piece of cardboard. Set the toilet paper rolls down on the glue, let the glue dry.
· Technically now, your binoculars are done. If you like, you can add some embellishments to your binoculars such as beads, feathers, or sequins. Another item you can add if you like is a strap. Simply tape of glue a piece of yarn or string onto your binoculars so you can wear them around your neck.

Frances ;o)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Pizza Calzones

Who doesn't love pizza? This is a great recipe is great for picky eaters!

Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 22 min Makes: 4 servings, one calzone each

What You Need
· 1 can (8 oz.) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
· 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Italian* Mozzarella-Parmesan Cheese Blend
· 1/3 cup marinara sauce
· 16 slices OSCAR MAYER Pepperoni
· 2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It
PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Unroll crescent dough. Separate into four rectangles; press perforations together to seal. Place rectangles on lightly floured surface; roll each to 7x5-inch rectangle.
MIX mozzarella cheese blend and sauce; set aside. Place 4 of the pepperoni slices on one of the short sides of each dough rectangle, 1 inch from edge of dough. Spread sauce mixture evenly over pepperoni. Fold dough rectangles crosswise in half; press edges together with fork to seal. Transfer to baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.
BAKE 12 min. or until golden brown. Cool 5 min. before serving.
TACO BELL® and HOME ORIGINALS® are trademarks owned and licensed by Taco Bell Corp. * Made with quality cheeses crafted in the USA.

Kraft Kitchens Tips
Serving Suggestion
Serve this entrée with a mixed green salad.
Prepare as directed, using one of the following flavor options: Tex-Mex: Omit Parmesan cheese. Substitute 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Smoked Turkey Breast for the pepperoni, KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the mozzarella cheese blend and TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa for the marinara sauce. Ham-and-Cheddar: Omit marinara sauce. Substitute 8 slices OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Shaved Smoked Ham for the pepperoni and KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese for the mozzarella cheese blend. Veggie Lover's: Substitute 1 cup mixed sliced green bell peppers and red onions for the pepperoni.
frances ;o)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ball Catchers

What a great way to recycle milk jug or detergent bottles. You can turn them into ball catcher for young kids just learning how to catch. . Here is the link… and the instructions…

What you'll need:
· 2 plastic milk cartons or laundry detergent bottles
· Sharp scissors
· Colored electrical tape or "Painters" paint markers
· Ball to play with

How to make it:
1. Wash and let dry the milk cartons well before starting. Note: It may be easier to cut the bottom off of the containers first.
2. Use the sharp scissors to cut the milk carton or detergent bottle. First cut off the bottom, then cut a U shape under the handle. Make sure you don't cut into the handle so you can hold on the ball catch. (see photo)
3. Use the colored electrical tape or "Painters" paint markers to decorate the milk cartons.
4. Have fun playing catch and toss with these fun toys.

Frances ;o)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Toaster Waffle Sandwich

Another super yummy treat... Breakfeast for dinner anyone?

Prep Time: 5 min Total Time: 5 min Makes: 1 serving

What You Need

2 frozen waffles
2 frozen BOCA Meatless Breakfast Links
1 KRAFT 2% Milk Sharp Cheddar Singles
1/4 of a medium apple, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. cinnamon sugar
1 cup 1% milk
Make It
TOAST waffles as directed on package. Meanwhile, microwave breakfast links as directed on package.
PLACE 2% Milk Singles on 1 of the waffles. Cover with apple, cinnamon sugar and breakfast links; top with remaining waffle. Cut in half.
SERVE with milk.
frances ;o)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Rain Sticks that really do sound like rain.

Looking for a great idea to keep the kids busy… how about these Rain Sticks? I came across this cute craft looking for something to do with my daughter. She had a blast. Here is the link... and the instructions…

Materials: long tubes from gift wrap or paper towel, strips of cardboard, paper, tape, seeds or rice

  • Cut out two 4 inch circles out of the paper (trace a cereal bowl for the shape). Put one over the end of the tube, and fold the sides down, and tape around the tube. Make sure it is well taped on and use sturdy paper so that your Rain Stick won't leak!

  • Cut cardboard strips are narrower than the tube (about 1 inch wide should work). Fold them back and forth like a fan. Put the strips into the tube.

  • The first one should fall to the bottom of the tube. Keep adding strips until they reach the top of the tube.

  • Pour in 1/4 cup of rice and 2 tbsp of seeds (dried peas, popcorn, or lentils) into the tube.

  • Tape the other circle over the open end of the tube and tape in place.

  • Decorate the tube with markers, paints or by gluing on paper or ribbon.

Decorating the sticks can be the most fun. The kids can decorate the sticks before or after they have filled them. Just remember that paper circles will be taped part way down the sides if the kids want to do the decorating first.


Frances ;o)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Kids Can Cook: Cookies & Creme Pudding Pops

These inexpensive treats make for big smiles. Your kids will love the step-by-step directions, perfect for little hands. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!

What You Need:
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) Jell-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
6 Oreo Cookies
1⁄2 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
Make It
1. BEAT pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min.
2. PLACE cookies in resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Use rolling pin to crush cookies.
3. ADD cookies and Cool Whip to pudding; stir just until blended.
4. SPOON into 9 small paper or plastic cups.
5. INSERT wooden pop stick or plastic spoon into each for handle. Freeze 5 hours or until firm.
PREP: 10 min. plus freezing
frances ;o)