Obsession: Burlap (Part II of II)

10 burlap window treatments complete!  Most required no sewing at all, simply ribbon cut to size for embellishments!  This was a fun and funky project I completed with my kiddos in a weekend!  I welcome your questions – be the first to comment!




Obsession: Burlap (Part I of II)

This MotherStucker had a dose of inspiration at www.houzz.com for BURLAP Window Treatments! 

There are many burlap coffee bag lots available on ebay.  The lot I purchased contained a wide variety of printed burlap bags.  Everyone at MotherStucker Headquarters (including doggy Delores) had their own personal favorite.

Stay tuned for finished product pictures and info from The Mother Stucker!

Flavorful Friday

YUMMY!  Call (859)421-1764 for info regarding shipping fresh pasta to your door!  Today the Mother Stucker visited Lexington Pasta for her fresh pasta and to say hi to the Pasta Guys! 

Lexington Pasta Club 2012/2013 Calendar

Week of Nov 3rd – Fettuccine (Spinach or Garlic & Herb)

Week of Nov 17th – Gnocchi (Italian Potato Dumpling)

Week of Dec 1st – Ravioli (3 Cheese with Spinach or Chicken with Prosciutto)

Week of Dec 15th – Pappardelle (Spinach or Tomato)

Week of Dec 29th – Gnocchi

Week of Jan 12th – Linguine (Rosemary & Thyme or Roasted Red Pepper)

Week of Jan 26th – Spaghetti with Marina Sauce

Week of Feb 9th – Ravioli (Mushroom Trio or 4 Cheese Blend)

Week of Feb 23rd – Fettuccine (Lemon Pepper or Spinach)

Week of March 9th – Gnocchi

Week of March 23rd – Pappardelle (Garlic & Herb or Rosemary & Thyme)

“MotherStucker Flavor Friday” pasta updates available right here MotherStuckers – stay tuned!

Fall Back MotherStuckers!

Daylight Saving Time November 4th, 2012 (2 AM)!

WICKED Good Pumpkin Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes are a cinch to prepare, because they start with a baking mix, such as Bisquick. If you want really fluffy pancakes, substitute 1/4 of seltzer water for 1/4 cup of the milk.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 – 12 servings


  • 3 cups baking mix, such as Bisquick
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 15 oz. can cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


1.  Preheat  a large frying pan over medium-high heat.

2.  Whisk together all ingredients until well-combined, but do not overmix.
3.  Let rest for 10 minutes.
4.  Ladle quarter-cupfuls of the batter onto the griddle. Cook until the edges of the pancakes start to set and bubbles start to form on the surface of the pancakes.
5.  Flip. Cook another 1-3 minutes until pancakes  are golden brown on the other side.

6.  Serve immediately with butter and syrup.


Product Trial: “Fall” for SmoothMove – Twofold!

When fall began, MotherStucker headquarters needed a remodel!  New paint and carpet seemed like a great home project for Autumn.  The bad news?  Trying to live in a construction zone moving your furniture and closet contents from room to room and floor to floor, while swapping your possessions to an unfinished disaster area feels like opening Pandora’s Box.  The good news?  Thank heavens I ordered the Motherload from SmoothMove Supplies to help.

SmoothMove boxes arrive flat in multipacks.  The FastFold®Moving boxes require no tape, assemble easily in seconds, are strong and have hand holes for secure carrying.  I loved that an assortment of sizes are available to maximize the “move” smoothly.  My Motherload included:


-SmoothMove pre-loaded tape dispenser (for wardrobe and dish boxes)

-SmoothMove Small FastFold®Moving boxes (10 to a multipack 16”x 12” x 12”)

-SmoothMove Medium FastFold® Moving boxes (8 to a multipack 18’ x 18” x 16’)

-SmoothMove Large FastFold® Moving boxes (6 to a multipack 18’ x 18’ x 24”)

-SmoothMove specialty wardrobe boxes (3 to a multipack, each holds up to 2 linear feet of hanging items with hanging bar included 24’ x 24” x 40”)  

-SmoothMove specialty dish boxes (4 to a multipack, with double thick wall construction 18” x 18” x 28”)

Although I didn’t move — it probably would have been easier if I had — especially with the help of SmoothMove.  This new knowledge put my mommy brain on the soapbox.  After the MotherStucker Headquarters remodel, my SmoothMove supplies were still in excellent shape, so this MotherStucker decided to think outside the box and try my moxie twofold.

My keepsake box contains an enormous sparkly crown as I competed at the Mrs. U.S. of A Globe Pageant in 2005 as Mrs. Kentucky and won the national title!  In 2006 I returned to compete at the international Mrs. Globe 2006 Pageant as Mrs. U.S. of A and made top 5 in the world!  This year I had the honor of judging the Mrs. Globe 2012 Pageant in Palm Springs, CA where Mrs. Ukraine was selected our new Mrs. Globe!

Each year the Globe Travel Team brings “Christmas to Kids” in Mrs. Globe’s home country.  December 5 – 10th  2012, I will be traveling to an orphanage in Kiev and bringing gifts to 90+ children with the Globe Travel Team.  Each child will receive:  blanket, pajamas, holiday outfit, teddy bear and special personalized toy requested by each child.  In addition, we make a general donation to the home; food, assorted educational toys, vitamins, tooth brushes, etc.  How are we getting these “Christmas for Kids” goodies to Kiev?  You guessed it — packing starts today at the newly remodeled MotherStucker headquarters — my SmoothMove Supplies’ next stop is the Ukraine!

motherstucker terminology thursday:

Coffeedence – The sudden burst of confidence, focus, or creativity one experiences during or immediately following the consumption of coffee/caffeine!!!!!   www.urbandictionary.com


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Today is brought to you by the letter W- W is for Wednesday. That day in the middle of the week that wishes it was Friday but is thankful that it is not Monday.