Monday, February 20, 2017

all good things.

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This picture not only makes me giggle but it reminds me how precious life and times with our loved ones are.  This weekend my daughter had flown into town to celebrate my Grandmother’s life.  My girl currently lives 14 hours from me, as you can see even in Walmart we can have fun!
My advice?  Embrace those moments you have with your loved ones–sometimes you are in the moment without a picture.  But then sometimes you can convince people to be just as crazy as you and take a picture and have a silly moment frozen in time. 😉  
All products can be found in the So This Happened kit for February.

Saturday, February 11, 2017


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I'll be honest this is one of my favorite pictures and layouts right now.  I had a lot of fun just playing and creating.
here are some closeups:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Life is Lovely.

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1.  Branch out with your color choices.  I challenged myself to embrace a different colored background–my go to for card stock is usually white, I was happy to incorporate this lovely shade of pink that went with a few of the papers from the So This Happened Kit.
2. Strips of paper help you to use up scraps AND give some interest to your page.  I’ll be honest, I loved so many papers in this kit I wanted to use them ALL–how do you make that work?  You cut them in strips and add them to the edge of your layout-simple right?
3. Finally I went very light on the embellishments.  I sewed a little and added some mist drops randomly to draw the eye to the pictures–this was a quick simple layout that I actually really like!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February Special

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 February special!🙌🏻🎉
*Splash Lipstick 💄,(your choice of 10 shades)
*Cream Shadow (your choice 19 shades)
* Lip brush (for free!) 
 Retails for $78 on special for $53!! That's a savings of $25.

Here are your Splash Lipstick choices:
Cream Shadow choices:

This special is good until February 28 or while supplies last.  Gloss Color and Sparkle.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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This card literally took less than 10 minutes!  I LOVED working with the Love Notes kit for January from Scrapbook Circle.  My focus was to use the XOXO exclusive piece-when I pulled it from my bag I KNEW I had to use it on the card.
Plastic can be tricky to add to pages or cards-on this card you can see that I stapled one (it's a soft plastic) and I adhered the XOXO with 3M tacky adhesive and it's on there to STAY!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Pinterest Food Find. Chinese Orange Chicken

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recently we were at my brother-in-law's picking oranges, we had a TON!  I was wondering what I would do with them all and THEN chicken came on sale, I knew exactly what I wanted to make, Orange Chicken-my son's favorite!
(photo/food credit: Damn Delicious)

Chinese Orange Chicken


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. To make the marinade, whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, orange zest, Sriracha, ginger and white pepper in a large bowl.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine chicken and 2/3 cup of the marinade; marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning the bag occasionally. Drain the chicken from the marinade, discarding the marinade.
  3. Heat remaining marinade in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and stir in 2 tablespoons cornstarch combined with 2 tablespoons water. Cook, stirring frequently, until thickened about 1-2 minutes; keep warm.
  4. Working one at a time, dip the chicken into the eggs, then dredge in remaining 1 cup cornstarch, pressing to coat.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan. Working in batches, add chicken and fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; discard excess oil.
  6. Serve chicken immediately, tossed or drizzled with the marinade, garnished with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


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I LOVE this guy-we recently celebrated 20 years of marriage!  Love Notes kit from Scrapbook Circle was perfect for this picture my son took at Thanksgiving--(excuse the slight glare on my face) The textures and embellishments made it hard to choose--I'm pretty happy with the result.

closer up:
 Thanks for stopping by today--happy creating!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Funny.

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this honestly made me laugh OUT LOUD:
Totally me as a teenager!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

January Kudos.

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Kudos=deal of the month for Younique

I wanted to quickly share with you the monthly Kudos for Younique-(direct link!) for the month of January there is EXACTLY one week left to order.  It's a GREAT one:
What is REALLY great are that with this kudos there are 3 EXCLUSIVE lip stain colors for January to choose from.  Lip Stains are AWESOME and I really love them.
Here is what the lip stain colors look like:


You also get to choose your Mineral liquid foundation-there are 13 shades to choose from-this is lovingly referred to as "liquid gold" goes on liquid dries to a powder.  If you need help with color matching I can help you with that or you can take this quiz:

Your final choice in this month's Kudos is the Shadow Palette-these are BEAUTIFUL colors and they will last you a LONG time, I've used mine consistently since November and I've barely made a dent!  
My favorites are:

There are several reasons why I LOVE Younique, but one is that my friends in other locations can order for themselves and have it shipped DIRECTLY to you!  It's very simple if you are out of country I may need to help you-Younique is currently available in these markets:

United Kingdom
New Zealand
Hong Kong

If you have ANY questions please ask--I would love to help you!