Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Really? It's snowing again?

of course... the week before we're supposed to leave for Washington.

Grr. Trying not to get frustrated and upset. Hopefully the passes will clear up and we'll have a worry free vacation.

Anyways, on a happier note--here's a couple of fun cards for you! I have a ton more I just need to take pictures of them and post, post, post! :)

Love the little chipboard tennis shoes on here: (I need to make more boy birthday cards!)

Wishing for summer--and that I knew how to surf!

I'm just in love with this Mi Casa stamp set by Hero Arts--look at that little house! ;)

Have a great day--make a card or two!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

good intentions

I really do have good intentions.

I buy all this stuff for my house--mostly used items from thrift stores that I revamp, but they they sit in my garage. Waiting to find a place somewhere in my home. Maybe I'm scared of the work it will take to build my shelves or my (going to be) amazing wall art. Maybe I'm just lazy--yea, that's probably it. A little worried about messing it all up--that's definitely a factor as well.

Do you want to see what I'm going to do?

Here's the picture ledge we're mounting in our living room over our beadboard: (cost: $30)

Here's the BE art that I want to make: (cost: $5)

These nightstands: (cost: $10)

This amazing sofa table: (Cost: $30)

EVERYTHING on this blog!

I've got a lot of work ahead. I guess I need to look at all the stuff i have done and enjoy it! That will be my goal for this next week!

I've got a couple of things to share today--Here's one of my 2peas projects for the month of march--really love the orange, gray and yellow here!

And a couple cards for you:

Have a great saturday--I hope you get some time to do a little decorating!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


you HAVE to try these: Outrageous Chocolate cookies.

oh. my.

I made them last night and they are pure heaven. I have to say that they are the best the first day, but great the next too! Although the batter was so wonderful that I ate it by the spoonful. I could have been happy with just that!

I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend--hit up old Navy for some great deals--walked away with 4 new purses for $3 each! SCORE! Brandon says I need to go shoe shopping now to match! I agree. :)

I realized that I never did post my Core'dinations projects for March--here they are! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these new lines of embossed cardstock. They match up with some of my favorite patterned papers like Cosmo Cricket, Jenni Bowlin, and October Afternoon!

have a wonderful night!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

how cool are we?

Mom gave us her 3D glasses!!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Yep. I'm 27 already!

-woke up to three big hugs from my boys this morning!

-Ate a milky way for breakfast... and a sundae for lunch.

-Landen gave me a box of Good and Plentys (one of my favs). Brandon wrapped it up for me, but as Landen handed it to me, he pulled it out of the bag and said, "LOOK mommy!! Look!!"

-Logan got me a small bubblegum machine. When he handed me the bag he said, "you can share, right mommy?" so cute.

-Brandon gave me a card game and cash money for some serious shopping! Thanks babe!

-Dropped the kiddos off at grandma and grandpa's for a hot date.

-Headed out to Red Robin and then to Alice in Wonderland. LOVED it! We looked hot in our 3D glasses too--should have taken a picture of that! ;)

-Paid $8 to eat half a bucket of popcorn--- worth it.

-read emails, texts, cards, and facebook comments from my friends and family! I had a great day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Winner Winner--Chicken Dinner!

Ever have one of those recipes handed to you that you thought "WHERE has this been all my life?"

This is mine.

My sweet sister sent me her recipe for White Chicken Chili--AMAZING. truly.

We made it for dinner tonight--so I thought I'd share!

What you need:

Dump it all in the pot: (Ignore my fat legs in the reflection--about as flattering as a circus mirror!)

Serve it up! and dig in! :)

Nothing I want to eat more as I watch the snow melt away in our backyard! I'm trying to get in a couple more soup/stew days before spring finally gets here!

White chicken Chili
-1/2 jar green salsa
-1/2 jar red salsa
-McCormick's White chicken chili seasoning packet
- 2 cups Great Northern white beans*
-2 cans cream of chicken soup or cream of mushroom
-2 cups water
-2 cups corn
-about 3 chicken breasts cooked and cubed

* you can use two cans of beans instead of dried. I pop my dried beans in the slow cooker and fill it up with water the night before and let them simmer on low all night. In the morning I drain them and put them in the fridge until dinner time. (This saves me a couple bucks and it's easy to do!)

Dump all of the ingredients in your pot and heat until warmed through. Simmer at least 15 minutes.

Top with a sprinkling of cilantro-- the best!


Friday, March 5, 2010

Big Yellow School Bus...

Even though Logan's grandma lives right down the street from school, he still likes to ride the bus with his friends! I woke Landen up from his nap a little early to drive over in time to catch a picture of him getting off the bus.

Oh, and he totally hammed it up!

And now I have two more layouts to share from 2peas!

you saw those pictures of Logan in his Captain America costume making his valentines--here's my page of them! Love the way it turned out. Hero arts scallop circle stamp and ink, American Crafts Hocus Pocus chipboard letters, Cosmo cricket Boyfriend papers, Maya Road chipboard hearts, Making Memories tiny alpha, Kraft paper, and more!

And here's one using the My Mind's Eye Breaking Free collection--love the boyish colors! I added pops of green and yellow on here. Stamps by Hero Arts, embossing powder by American Crafts, Label by October Afternoon, Brads and tiny alpha by Making Memories, Pearls by Hero Arts, Stickers by SEI, punch by Stampin Up!

Off to snuggle with my pillow--and the hubby! :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finger Paint anyone?

We all have stuffy noses today--but little Landen has it the worst! When you're 2, everything is worse! LOL So we stayed in the house today--watched some movies, had some popcorn, and did a little finger painting!

A little messy? I think so!

LOVE. it.Oh, good--as if you didn't have enough paint on your body!

Using gobs of paint is really the only way to do it--right?

Is there something on my onesie?

Get messy today! ;)

Monday, March 1, 2010

up to my armpits!

in coupons!

I haven't been cutting them and putting them in my binder the last couple weeks. So they stacked up on me. That's my goal for tonight--take care of that pile sitting on my counter.

Ever feel like creating--but your eyes just won't stay open? Man, I'm tired. Don't know why, but I think I'll head off to bed and hope for some energy tomorrow!

A couple projects for you--both of these cards I used the Hero Arts branch stamp on--first one, I stamped on vellum and cut it out! really love this look--I'll have to use it more in the future! Melissa Frances tag--so cute! Twill, buttons, buttons, more buttons, and some machine stitching on there!

This is one of my favorite cards right now--lots of pink! Just some random goodies on here--I scored a HUGE stash of vintage sheet music a couple weeks ago, so I'm putting it to good use. Making Memories tag, hero Arts stamps, Tattered Angels chipboard frame, Amy Butler papers.

Thanks for stopping by! :)