Tuesday, September 1, 2015

sunshine & happiness.

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BABAAM! (catch phrase from Good Luck Charlie--disney program; seriously LOVE that show...)  Can I tell you how much I LOVE this title?  I have three cuts from the JustNick studio on here:
 closeups:
1. Sunshine & Happiness:
2. background Twilight Zone 1, and Chain Reaction.
 This picture was taken on our last HURRAH before school started back in July--we were in California for a soccer tournament, and enjoyed the downtime with family and the ocean!  I even got a fun picture of my 3 crazies--they really do like each other, and they are now ALL taller than I am.  Although in my daughter's case it's like 1/2"....

Thanks SO much for the visit today--you awesome for stopping by!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

pinterest food find. just add water pancakes.

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I really liked this recipe because we use to use Krusteaz all the time--it's good stuff but they add Soy to their products so I was looking for something I could make at home that would taste good.  I've made this a few times--the kids seem to actually like this BETTER!  *sidenote we took this with us on a camping trip--it was perfect because we didn't have to worry about eggs or milk!



Ingredients:
8 cups flour
1.5 cups dry milk (the powdered stuff)--I actually used dry buttermilk
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons baking powder

Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. 
To make a batch of pancakes, stir together
2 cups of the dry mix with 1 cup water and cook as usual. 

Recipe from: Anastasia's Palace

Sunday, August 23, 2015

pinterest food finds. frozen breakfast burritos

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This recipe is fairly simple--honestly I did my own thing.  I made my own type of breakfast burrito with what I like to put inside.  My burritos were actually from leftovers of what I made for my kids in the morning.  After assembling  I then froze them--I can tell you these have come in SO handy!  My burritos aren't that large because I use the cook your own tortillas from tortilla land and they are smaller--but this is still a delicious breakfast!


Ingredients

  • 3/4lb bacon (I used a pound of sausage)
  • 12 eggs (I used 5)
  • 1 can of green chilis
  • salt & pepper
  • hot sauce, to taste (didn't use this.)
  • 8 large (8") flour tortillas (mine are like 6")
  • 1/2 - 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I didn't measure I just added to my taste)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup salsa (optional)--I wanted this to be fresh so I didn't add but dipped later.

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Drain on a paper towel, then chop into bite-sized pieces. Set aside.
  2. Crack eggs into a large bowl, then season with salt, pepper and hot sauce. Whisk until well beaten. Heat a large skillet (could use same skillet as bacon) over medium heat, then spray generously with non-stick spray. Pour in eggs and scramble until set, but are still glossy. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. Lay tortillas on a clean, dry surface. Divide eggs and bacon between the tortillas, then top with salsa and cheese. Fold over the top of each tortilla, then fold in the sides, and continue rolling to form a burrito. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, then freeze in a large freezer bag.
  4. To reheat: unwrap and discard plastic wrap, then wrap burrito in a paper towel. Microwave for 1-1/2-2 minutes, or until hot.
Inspired by Iowa Girl Eats

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

smile.

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I was challenged this month for the Scrapbook Circle with the circle challenge:
I then set everything out from the challenge on my desk to PLAY from the Make it Happen kit--then I picked a picture I thought would fit the feeling I was trying to convey.  I had a lot of fun being "organized" before I started.  For me being organized was less stressful--MORE fun!  This is the layout I created of my beautiful daughter (it's her birthday today!):
I really enjoyed challenging myself with the Fancy Pants Summer Sun Die Cut Alphabet Pack, I really seem to have a hard time using letters when they are miss matched--it just doesn't feel right to me! ;)  Or maybe I'm just a little OCD..I used the letters to frame my picture more:
I used the letters that had more shape to them d,f, w...I like how it turned out, and yep I'm patting myself on the back.

I LOVE anything that has sequins and gold on my layouts so I wanted to use one of those fabulous hearts from the Crate Poolside Sequin Stickers:
I also took the @ and just cut off the circle part (which I will use on another layout) I wanted just the A, because that is what my daughter's name starts with.

thanks SO much for the visit today!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

have a little fun today!

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I wanted to share a layout I made with the MINC cards that are Scrapbook Circle exclusives in this month's kit.  First off I have to be honest, I bought my MINC machine a few months ago and have been WAY to busy to bust it out.  I am SO glad I finally did-it's ADDICTING, I'm telling you I kept looking around for things that I could send through and foil!  So here is my layout:
This is a pic of my kiddos on their first day back to school last week--summer went by WAY to fast!  It's been a few years where all the kids were ready at the same time and I could get them all together in one pic--sure glad I did!
here is a closeup of the card, in it's lovely shiny glory:
All supplies used for this layout are from the Make it Happen kit.  Well, I'm off and running--thanks for the visit today!

Monday, August 10, 2015

love.

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Wanted to quickly share with you the monthly sketch for Scrapbook Circle:
And here is my take and a couple of closeups:
 closeups:
 I printed this picture of Ella dog three times from a few years ago for some mini album--I didn't end up using them but couldn't let them go to waste!  The look on her face is typical when she is excitedly watching her kids!  She LOVES her kids!
Remember if you play a long with the sketch that there is a prize!  Please check out the blog HERE for all the details!


Sunday, August 9, 2015

pinterest food find. black bean tacos with Avocado cilantro lime sauce

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mouth wateringly GOOD!
food credit: The Garden Grazer

Ingredients
Two 15 oz. cans black beans
1 cup salsa (restaurant-style or other)
1 tsp. cumin
Corn tortillas
Toppings of your choice: lettuce, tomato, onion, roasted red peppers, corn, avocado, cilantro, etc.

{For the sauce}
1/2 ripe avocado
3/4 cup cilantro, stems removed
Juice from 1 lime
1 clove garlic
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. agave/honey
1/8 tsp. salt

Directions
Make the avocado sauce: in a food processor or blender, add all sauce ingredients and blend. Add a touch of water to thin if necessary, and tweak seasonings as desired. Set aside, or refrigerate if making ahead of time.
In a pan over medium heat, add black beans (rinsed and drained), salsa, and cumin. Heat for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until heated through. (Optional: mash beans after heating for a creamier filling.)
While the beans are heating, chop and prepare your toppings. Warm the tortillas if desired.
Assemble the tacos: spoon the black bean mixture in the center of the tortillas, drizzle a small amount of avocado sauce over the top, and add your toppings.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

lovely day.

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I have to tell you when I opened the Make it Happen kit-(Scrapbook Circle)- And I fell in love with all the colors and fun embellishments:
Here is the layout that I created:
I have to tell you this little boy in the picture isn't so little anymore and neither is the doggie-Ella.  My kids fell in love with this little red dog, who am I kidding we all fell in love with her!  We brought her home RIGHT before school started that year, the kids would RUN home from the bus stop so that they could get in a snuggle with her.  This happens to be one of those days where they went for a swim-it was a "Lovely Day".
closeup of the title work:
thanks for the visit today--I really appreciate it!



Sunday, August 2, 2015

pinterest food find Sweet BBQ chicken

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I have to tell you this was DELICIOUS!  We actually took this on our camping trip this past week--I'll blog about that in a few days.  ANYWAY--here is the recipe:

SWEET BBQ CHICKEN

4-6 Chicken Breasts
12 oz bottle of BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup Brown Sugar 
1/4 Cup Vinegar
1/8 teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1 tsp Garlic Powder

Add all ingredients to bag. Once bag is closed use your hands to mash all the ingredients together.
To cook take out 1 hr before cooking dump in crock-pot and cook low 4-6 hrs.



I am trying out Freezer meals--I'll share my finds and ideas in the next few weeks!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

sweet.

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I was challenged this month to use the AWESOME cork embellishments in the You are My Favorite kit by Scrapbook Circle.  I decided to use them simply on this layout:
here is a closeup of the title:
 
I had the best time "painting" and sprinkling with Heidi Swapp mist matching with the papers included on the page.
This fun picture was from our trip as a family to the Grand Canyon--talk about STRESSFUL with little kids.  We had a GREAT time with some amazing views!
Thanks for the visit today--I really appreciate it!