Monday, April 21, 2014

New tag.

Today I want to share with you a tag I made.  I had a few "new to me" items that I was wanting to use and I wanted to make something other than a card, so I whipped up a tag.


I used some Prima patterned paper for the background, MME stickers, Heidi Swapp borders and I can't remember where the canvas letters cam from.  I love how happy and springy this tag is :)

We had a wonderful weekend!  Lots and lots of time outside, bike riding, family time, it was great!  I hope you had a great weekend too!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have an awesome Monday friends!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pretty paperclips!!

Happy Friday everyone! Today I want to share with you some pretty paperclips I whipped up. A couple are brads and a couple are adhesive backed embellishments.

I simply hot glued the embellishment to the paper clip and then quickly added a felt flower to the back to add some stability.  These are great for my planner, a card or a scrapbook page!

Do you have big Easter plans this weekend? I think we are actually celebrating tomorrow, they are calling for rain Sunday so we will just do something with the girls on that day :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Candy Sundae

Another week. Can you believe it? Already starting the third week of April.

Last week Abie's friend, who LOVES candy, was having a birthday so we whipped up this fun candy sundae for her.

It was definitely a family project. Mike bought the supplies, I started the project, Landry pulled the ends of the Tootsie rolls straight and Abie glued, and glued and glued rows of Tootsie rolls!

It turned out adorable!!

Pardon the photo bomb from Mike ;). Hope you have an awesome Monday!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New card.

Hey there!! I meant to get this posted last Friday and I just haven't gotten around to it until now.

I picked up a package of doilies at Michaels about a month ago or so and I've been so excited to try them out!!

Hope you are doing well. Things are good here. Abie had her last tournament Sunday, but we've had something going on every night this week still. How does that happen??

I have a fun project I want to share to. Hopefully I'll get that posted early next week!! Until then, have an awesome day and I appreciate the visit :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Good morning and happy hump day!!  This week is going by fast for me and I'm very happy about that!  Abie had her last volleyball practice, for club season, last night and her last tournament is this weekend!  Yay!!!

For our wedding, over 15 years ago, we got a four ingredient cookbook.  Every single recipe in this book has four ingredients.  I've only made a handful of them, but the one I make over and over is the chocolate chip cookie recipe on page I-100.  See, I make it so much I have the page number memorized.

The original recipe calls for:

1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 ounces chocolate chips

These are our favorite chocolate chip cookies and we literally wait by the oven until they come out so we can eat them.  They are so easy and we always have the ingredients on hand.

Over the years I've tried different flavored cake mixes; chocolate, white, etc. but I had the idea Sunday to use a Red Velvet cake mix and white chocolate chips!


1 box Red Velvet cake mix
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
6 ounces white chocolate chips (12 ounce bag pictured, save the other half bag for another batch!)


Mix cake mix, eggs and oil until moistened.  This works best with the help of a precious six year old :)


Stir in chocolate chips.  This works best with the help of a sweet 12 year old :)

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.  I bake mine on parchment paper for easy removal.


I was able to get 28 cookies out of one cake mix.  Enjoy your cookies!!

Do you have a favorite cookie or dessert recipe that you always make for your family?

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!  I'll be back Friday with a new card.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Abie's first 5k!!

Good morning everyone!! Today I wanted to share with you some pictures of our weekend and Abie's first 5k. She was amazing. That kid never gives up :) she took fourth in her age group!!

We drove about three hours away and spent the night in a hotel, with Dirk. He was awesome, such a good little traveler.

I have to say, he really is an awesome dog. He got so much attention while we down there, he loves it when people pet him and love on him and was licking everyone's face :)

On to the pics. Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping by today and I'll be back later this week with a cookie recipe!! Have an awesome Monday!!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Easiest card EVER!

Yay for Friday!!!!! I am so ready for the weekend!! Abie is running her first 5k this weekend!! Super excited about that :)

Hopefully I'll have pictures to share next week.

Today I want to tell you about the easiest card I've ever made. A couple of weeks ago I picked up some more of those $1.50 pre-made card bases at Michaels and I found some cute ones that had a little speech bubble cut out of the middle.  I stamped a little sentiment inside the bubble, rounded my corners and was done!! Soooo easy!!

I can picture this with a little 3-D image or something on a wobble!

What are your plans this weekend? I hope you enjoy them, whatever they are. Have a wonderful Friday and I'll see you soon!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Owl themed birthday gift.

Happy hump day!! Good morning to you!! Today I wanted to shared a little gift that we put together for a friend of Landry's. We picked up the Frozen chapter book for her and then grabbed a few other goodies of the owl variety, because she's a fan :)

Thanks for stopping by today!! I'll be back Friday with a new card. Have a great Wednesday!!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Dad's birthday card

Good grief I had this ready to post last week and I just didn't get around to it. Sorry about that!!

My dad's birthday was a little over a week ago and I made this card for him. I have a few 6x6 paper pads that are more masculine than my others and I always turn to those for projects like these :)

We had a great weekend here. It was a little more chilly than I would have liked, and we woke up to *just a bit * of snow on Sunday morning.

Hope things are great where you are!! If I can remember, ha, I'll be back Wednesday with a birthday project for one of Landry's friends. Until then, have an awesome day!!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Gift bag, of the boy variety.

Happy Friday!! Do you have big plans this weekend? We're hoping to house out the garage this weekend. I'm almost finished with my 14 week deep clean of the house! Remember when I posted about that?? Sunday Abie has a tournament, her second to last of the season.

Today I wanted to share with you the gift bag I decorated for my older nephew. He turned 14 this year!!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Boy-ish gift card holder.

Happy middle of the week to you!! How are things? We had a busy weekend, school carnival, joint birthday party, volleyball and enjoying some nice weather. Then we headed right into this week with a little more of the same. More nice weather and more volleyball :)

Tonight Abie has conditioning and tomorrow is another school dance, Friday starts spring break.

Last Saturday we had a joint birthday part for Abie and my two nephews. We picked up a gift card for my youngest nephew and I made this holder for it.  I trimmed card stock to 4x6 and scored at 1 1/2" and 4", rounded the corners and then decorated the outside.

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you enjoy your Wednesday!!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

One layer thank yous.

Good morning!! Happy Wednesday to you. 

I wanted to share with you the thank you cards I made for Abie to hand out after her friend birthday party.

These are my favorite, go to, style thank yous to make. Mostly because they are so quick!!

Hope things are going well with you. We are thawing out again after another snow/sleet episode and preparing for the kids family birthday party this weekend.

Thanks for stopping by today!! Have an awesome Wednesday!

Friday, February 28, 2014

Simple birthday invitations.

Happy Friday friends!  My sister and I combine Abie's birthday and my two nephews and have just one party for our family every year.  That party is next Saturday.  We decided on Tuesday to have the party next Saturday.  Haha!  We've both been super busy :)  That meant whipping up some quick invites to send out.


I found these embossed card bases at Michael's, six in a package for $1.50, with envelopes!  I stamped the sentiment on PTI Hawaiian Shores cardstock, rounded one corner and popped the piece up with foam tape.  Done.  The older the kids get, the easier the invites are to make :)

What are you plans this weekend?  We're supposed to get more snow, yuck.  Ours had finally melted and now we're getting more :(  On the bright side, we're puppy sitting a sweet little guy tonight.  I can't wait to see how Dirk does with him!! 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chicago Album.

Good morning!! I just wanted to share a few pictures of my Chicago album with you today.  It's all finished, except for four pages. Gotta love divided page protectors!!

I'm hoping to work on birthday invitations today, in between late starts and dentist appointments!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great Thursday!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Washi/planner organization. Because my Project Life picture turned out bad.

Happy Friday everyone!  I meant to post yesterday, but got sidetracked.  So here I am today.  I was going to share my Project Life layout from last week, but when I looked at the picture it was awful.  Blurry and hazy, far away and faint.  I'm not sure where my head was.  I have a hard time taking pictures of layouts anyway.

You know what DID turn out good?  Pictures of my new organization for my washi tape and planner supplies.


I saw this on A Bowl Full of Lemons and immediately ran out to Target to pick one up.  All three pieces lock together and there is a handle on top to carry it with.  The two smaller containers are wide open while the top container has dividers.


Here's the top section.  I've stored all of my small post its and flags, clips and labels in here.


In the second section I have some of my washi tape and my medium sized post its.


Finally in the third section I have the rest of my washi tape. 

Now I might have to go back and get a second container because my larger notepads and pens didn't fit.  We'll see though :)

What are your plans for this weekend?  Abie has a volleyball tournament on Saturday and Sunday is Master Bedroom deep clean.  (I'm still on task with my 14 week deep clean :))  I can't tell you how good it feels to have so much of the house cleaned.  Only a few more rooms left!!

Thanks for the visit today and I hope to be back next week with some of my Chicago album to share.  I just need to get photos taken :)  See you then!!  Have an awesome weekend!