Thursday, October 8, 2015

cultural celebration.

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So I'm up on the Scrapbook Circle blog with this layout:
 I challenged myself to use up the DELICIOUS gold thickers (can be found in the add on Casette--main kit is Mix Tape)  I loved that I could finally scrap this fun picture of my daughter and her friends.  (the date is wrong--I have fixed it) The kids had been practicing for weeks dancing and singing.  About 20 minutes after this picture it started to POUR down rain--it didn't seem to dampen their spirits--they smiled and danced anyway.  Just my description and this picture bring that fun day back to my mind--isn't that why we scrapbook?!

here is a closeup of the 19 letter title:
Thanks for the visit!

Monday, October 5, 2015

we are all made of stories.

That is a TRUE statement right there!  This cute little stamp is by Neat & Tangled stamps and is included in the main kit from Scrapbook Circle Mix Tape.  For this layout I also used both addons: Cassette and Playlist.
 closeups of my page:
 I was inspired by another page on Pinterest (I can't find it now!)  Anyway, I loved the idea of using different shapes and colors in the description of myself and my many stories.  They come in all shapes and sizes and various colors.  That pretty much describes me--UNIQUE!  If you want to see more creations using these awesome stamps please check out the Scrapbook Circle blog all this week!

Thanks for the visit today--hope your day is an AWESOME one!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

pinterest food find. chicken noodle soup

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I made this--and I think it took longer to prepare it than it was for my family to DEVOUR it!  I served it with warm homemade rolls--guess it's the simple pleasures in life! ;)
photo and recipe credit: Picture Perfect Meals

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 celery stalks, small-diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and small-diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or broth
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 2 cups wide egg noodles
  1. In a large pot over medium, heat the butter and olive oil. Add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables soften, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chicken and noodles and simmer until the noodles are cooked, about 10 minutes more. Discard the bay leaves. Season to taste and serve with a sprinkling of fresh, minced parsley, if desired.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

family today.

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If you haven't seen the new sketch for Scrapbook Circle is up on the blog-(remember there is a prize for one lucky winner if you participate!):
here is what I did with it:
 the title work:
I LOVE that little piece of cork--it is in the main kit Mix Tape!  Thank you SO much for the visit today!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

this is awesome.

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I am so excited to show you a masculine layout I created using 3 of the fantastic cuts from JustNick Studio:
I used the All boy cut:
and finally the Retro Squares Background:
here's a closeup of the title work on the page:

I am really happy with the results--I think that my favorite part of using cuts is that you can resize them to what you want--which leads to limitless possibilities!
Today happens to mark the day that this boy becomes a teenager--where did my little baby go?  Time sure flies--LOVE hanging out with my kids so it must have flown when we were having fun!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

pinterest food find. Teriyaki chicken-freezer meal

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6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
1 Cup water
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
3 cloves Garlic minced

Add all ingredients to a bag. Once bag is closed mix all the ingredients with your hands. 
To cook take out of freezer one hour before dump in crock-pot and cook low 4-6 hrs.

*This time we tried it baked in the oven--yummy!  Not sure how it will turn out in the crock pot, but that will be for the next go around!

*oh and because I can't eat soy I found an alternative at my local Sprouts.  Coconut Aminos Teriyaki sauce.  Linked to Amazon--my local store was less expensive.

props to: Jake, Janessa, and Ashton

Saturday, September 26, 2015

golden scholar.

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I am so excited to share with you a layout that I made using some of the AWESOME JustNick background files:
There were two backgrounds Simple Circle background and Simple Circle background 2--I resized each to just smaller than 12 x 12.  Then layered each on top of one another--simple to do, what an awesome look that would be on the back of a card OR with different papers!

 Thanks SO much for the visit today--sure hope your day is FANTASTIC!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


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yes you read right, 7vey.  Definition:  nickname given by 8th graders to the 7th graders in junior high.  See you learned you something new today! ;)
 I have a confession to make.  I am a very linear, follow the rules type person, if I read somewhere things have to be one way, I seem to just lean that direction in how I do stuff.  So when I am experimenting it’s sort of a big deal!  I took a step back and realized something, I used two different types of metallic colors on this page!  I was sort of a little surprised because I NORMALLY tend to lean toward gold on my pages.  I mixed silver and gold and you know what I am TOTALLY okay with it.

Challenge yourself today to do something, out of the normal for you!  You might surprise yourself with the results! ;)  Thanks for the visit--make today FABULOUS!

*for my page I used the Hello, Hello kit from Scrapbook Circle.

Monday, September 21, 2015

numbers and cards.

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Seems like FOREVER since I have shared a few cards here on my blog, don't faint! ;)  I had a blast using the hello, hello kit from Scrapbook Circle for these two fun cards:

Both of these cards were made from the scraps left over from my pages this month--LOVE when you can still make something cute from the left overs.  That tells you that the kit was AWESOME!!

thanks SO much for the visit today, I really appreciate it!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

pinterest food find. paprika chicken and rice--freezer meal.

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1 pound chicken breast
15 ounces cream of celery soup
1 cup water
1.5 cup instant rice
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in bag. Thaw in fridge when ready to bake. Bake in pan uncovered at 400 for 40-50 mins until chicken is cooked through.

*I really liked this one--REMEMBER to take it out of the freezer BEFORE cooking!  Good flavor, I was a little nervous about the instant rice, I used brown and it was really good!  Hardly any leftovers, my parents came to visit and the 1/2 cup that was left was eaten right up!