Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Kyra Penpal Journal

Kyra made a video of the -penpal- happy mail she received from me. I love watching her creative process. It amazes me of how she can turn anything into a piece of art.

Click "here" to watch video

More fun links:

Unicorn Pocket letter

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How to keep up with birthdays

  I recently came up with a new idea. I wanted a container to hold all of my (birthday, anniversary, graduation, christmas) greeting cards for the year. I was going to purchase one online, but they were all to small. My family is huge and that little box I saw was not going to hold all those greetings.

Monday, June 26, 2017

1st Online Stampin' Up Virtual Party on Friday


Earn prizes! Winners will be announced Saturday at 8:00p.m

Delightful Daisy Scrapbook Page

Here is my most recent scrapbook page that I have created, we also used this layout in my workshop class. 
It is a school picture of my daughter Michelle.

Click "here" to watch a free slide on how to make your own page like this one. 

Enter drawing for your own FREE kit

The raffle for the June kit ends August 27th!

Other Free Slides:

May Slide - Sea Page

Other links:

Daisy Challenge - ends June 26th

Sunday, June 25, 2017

June 24th Cardmaking & Scrapbook Party

We had a fantastic evening of good food and crafting. My husband Ed smoked some ribs and they were fall off the bone delicious! The ribs went well with the beans and cookies for desert. 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Happy International Fairy Day!

June 24th is International Fairy Day!

Click "here" to watch my video of me making the page.

I added this little fairy to my scrapbook page using the "Fairy Celebration" -Stampin Up- stamp set. You can find it in my store and catalog on pg. 106.
Remember to use my hostess code when making purchases.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Beautiful Designer Paper

Check out Stampin' Up!'s newest Designer Series Paper from the 2017-2018 annual catalog:
12 sheets (2 each of 6 double-sided designs) of exquisite 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) designer papers perfect for cards, memory keeping, and all of your papercrafting needs.

 fun paper
Click on the picture above to watch a fun video displaying all of the current available designs.

Visit my store and order using my hostess code "here".

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Best Breakfast Ever!

Toast with Omelete in the Middle

I saw this delicious recipe posted on Facebook  and it inspired me to make breakfast this morning. It was a hit! My husband loved it and my 17 year old daughter as well. We will definetly be making this again in the near future. It was delicious!


This recipe requires some prep work, if you don't like to do very much in the mornings it could also be prepared the night before. 

You will need Bread (We used Sourdough Bread), Eggs, Ham, bellpepper, shredded cheese, onions (optional), milk (optional), salt & pepper to taste. 

  Clean and remove centers from bellpeppers (I used 4 different colors)

Cut the bellpeppers into small squares. 
(I think the colors are beautiful)

  Cut up the ham and onions (if you choose to use onions)

Saute the bellpeppers

Blend two eggs with a little bit of milk, cheese, salt & pepper 
(I sometimes sneak a little cheese in too)

Saute onions (optional)

Mix onions and bellpepper

Add cut ham to the micture and continue to saute until auromatic.

Cut out center of bread and add mixture, let sit for a few minutes.

Pour egg micture over the bellpepper micture

Sprinkle on a little cheese, let it melt 

Add the bread center on top of the sprinkled cheese and butter bread then flip and let it brown for a bit. 

After the edges are lightly browned flip back around.

Serve Omelette Toast on plate.


Omelet Toast:





Cheddar Cheese


Bell peppers

X 10.0mg





X 0.15mg

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June is Adopt a Cat from a Shelter Month!

We adopted two adorable little kittens from our local Animal Shelter. 
With kitten season, they had more cats in need then ever.
Meet Rumor and Trouble

Picture above is my son Sebastian and I holding the new kittens.

Monday, June 19, 2017

New Polish Pottery Find

boleslawiec polish pottery

  Today I did something random. I scrolled through our local buy & sale local online advertising, found an inexpensive table and two chairs for my sons place. It was a cute little round wooden table that will fit nicely into is snug fitting kitchen. I was very proud of myself for finding it. But that is not all, while at the yard sale-ran by a nice little German lady-my husband discovered a table full of polish pottery. These will be the perfect dishes for our next christmas party.

Awesome new pattern with little stars by Ceramika WIZA - Polish pottery :) Love this new collection!

Classic Star pattern:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Build Your Own Planner

The Love Today Planner Kit will keep you on schedule and give you a creative outlet too!
This all-inclusive kit has everything you need to create a customizable yearly planner.
There's a refill kit too so you can keep planning year after year!



Available in my store
Press the Shop Now button above

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Low Oxalate Diet

A low-oxalate diet is a diet that is low in oxalates. Oxalate is a chemical found mostly in plant foods. A low oxalate diet can help prevent future kidney stones.  The most common type of kidney stone is calcium and oxalate.

The following are low oxalate foods


All fresh and frozen meats: beef, pork, chicken, turkey; fish and seafood such as flounder, salmon, tuna, shrimp, scallops; and eggs. (Avoid cured meats.)


Dairy products made with cow’s and goat’s milk, including buttermilk, skim milk, 1% and 2% milk, whole milk; butter; all cheeses, including cheddar, feta, farmer, goat, mozzarella, Parmesan; sour cream, whipping cream, half & half; yogurt, plain, or with low oxalate fruit.


Apples, avocados, cherries, cranberries, bananas, melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon), seedless grapes (red and green), peaches, plums.


Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers; iceberg and Romaine lettuce; radishes, cabbage, corn, pickles, mushrooms, onions (yellow and white); squash (zucchini, acorn, and yellow); red sweet peppers, turnips (root), water chestnuts.


Spring and filtered water, chamomille tea, ginger ale, beer, apple juice, apple cider.


White chocolate.


Tapioca Flour, White and wild rice; barley.

Herbs and Spices: 

Basil, cilantro, mustard, nutmeg, white pepper, saffron, tarragon, vanilla, salt.


Mustard, mayonnaise, vinegar.

Nuts, Peas and Seeds: 

Coconut; black-eyed peas, green peas, pumpkin seeds and yellow split peas; flax seeds.

Fats and Oils: 

All vegetable oils, including olive, canola, safflower, soy; margarine & coconut oil.

Sweets and Sweeteners: 

Sugar (white), maple syrup, corn syrup, honey.

My husband has recently been diagnosed with hyperoxalaria PH1, so now I am trying out some low oxalate meals and recipes. Wish us luck!

Low Oxalate PDF
Low Oxalate Resources


Thursday, June 8, 2017

My First Happy Mail

I received my first ever "Happy Mail" from Kyra Pace. I love it! I have received mail in the past through penpals and Friendship books (FB's). This is my first time ever receiving "Happy Mail"!
I was so excited!

Thank-you Kyra!

Happy mail is simply mail that makes you happy. In this case, Kyra a very creative and talented artist from the Netherlands -  made a beautiful butterfly greeting card.  She also enclosed some paper and stickers for me to use for journaling and /or art. I already have an idea of what I'm going to do with the items. See "here"

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Daisy Scrapbook Page Challenge!


Daisy Challenge!

It's summer, let us do something fun! I would like for you to come up with a "Daisy Theme" Scrapbook page. 

Due on or before June 26th, 2017!

Who can participate? Anyone who wants to share the love of scrapbooking.

Here is my page:

Do you need scrapbook material  - (paper, punch & stamps)? Check out my store "here"

 Paper punch stamp

Baked Tacos

Cook time 15 minutes.    Yield: 4 Ingredients: 1 package corn tortillas 1 can pinto beans drained 1 cup Mexican blend cheese Toppings- salsa...