Friday, May 27, 2011

Micheals 50% off coupon

Hey there everyone, just wanted to share an awesome coupon with you all! Just click on the link!

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Happy Shopping!

What do you think of my new page design? I stayed up really late one night to try and get it done! I thought it was cute and full of fun spring time feelings!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

Baked Oatmeal

This is a recipe I just had to share with everyone, and I really hope you will try it. It is so easy to make, it's quite healthy, and very filling. It lasts in the fridge for a few days so it is really good for busy weekends or school days!

Baked Oatmeal

1/3 cup butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
3 cups oatmeal

Melt butter. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add milk, salt, baking powder and mix well. Add the oatmeal last. Bake at 350 for approximately 1/2 hour.

I of course alter this recipe because I alter all recipes. It's just what I do. So here is what I have tried and liked........

* add 1/2 cup apple sauce and change butter to 1/4 cup
* no matter what, add 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon!
* top with shaved almonds and cinnamon.

Serve warm the same day or refrigerate and heat up in the morning. We have topped ours with bananas, apple sauce or my favorite.....take a can of peaches and warm them on the stove with some sprinkled cinnamon and sugar. I hope you enjoy, let me know how it turned out!

Go ahead, make it tonight for Monday morning, it's a great way to start your week!



Friday, May 13, 2011

Easter Scrapbook layout

Tonight is my Crafty Ladies Scrapbooking class! We are working on Easter (most of us anyway!). I just thought I would share the Easter layout that I designed using the Creative Memories Jumbo Wavy Scare and the scallop punch, as well as the tag punch.

I was stuck in the beginning, mostly because I don't like doing pages with the typical yellow and purple and pink pages of Easter. So I didn't. This is how they turned out.

I hope the ladies like them!

Have a great weekend everyone!


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oh what a weekend!

The weekend has come and gone, two big sales over with. My first sale of the weekend was a great success. I was able to go the day before and set up, which always makes the morning of the sale that much more pleasurable. However, this particular morning, I was bringing an extra table, just to give myself some extra room, so I knew there was still some work to be done. We arrived with plenty of time. That is until the crafter next to us recommended we change our layout to a different configuration. Since she has done this sale before, I took her advice. All was going well, until one of our tables connected with one of her grid walls she had leaning up against her chair, and that fell into the curtains separating the rows, and the weight of the curtain caused the poles to come tumbling down all the way down on either side of us and beyond. Not a good start, and made set up very stressful!

I was too busy to grab my camera and take a picture, but I am sure you can imagine the chaos that ensued!

In the end, the sale was not as busy as anticipated and I didn't need to change the space at all! It was my first time at this particular venue and I was just happy to be there. I myself had good sales so it was a fine day. What made it so fine was the support of some lovey friends, who loved my journals and bought at least 4 among them. They appreciated my cards and bought at least 25 among them! That always makes me appreciate the effort I put into it all. And my daughter got to hang out with a few lovely ladies and a very precious baby, and not be bored sitting with me!

And then there are the other days. The days you wake up May 1st to snow and mean, blowing winds and an unsuccessful sale. Not completely unsuccessful, but one that disappoints and makes you wonder why you do it all.   Then comes the e mail or a post of someone who was nice enough to take the time and thought to tell you they are enjoying what they purchased, or that the person they gifted it to was very appreciative, and it puts a smile back on my face. So thank you. If you sent me that message, I know you will be reading this, and thank you.  There is also the person I remember from the day before, who bought a mothers day card from me, similar to this one.....

And I know he so appreciated it. He was so complimentary of my creations, and all that day, the next day and today, I wondered, who will he give that card to? You see I found out his mom died this year, and I wished I could go back and ask him, and tell him thank you for picking up that card and taking the time to tell me how much you liked it. Thank you, and I am so sorry for your loss.

Some of my favorites, and what seemed to be the favorites of some others were......

My "tea"riffic purses, including tea bags

Made with my Creative Memories Custom Cutting System

Some Mother's Day cards

Graduation cards

Chocolate truffle goodie bags

Teacher list books and Teacher appreciation cards

And some journals

I have one more spring sale and then I think that will be it for a while. I would like to get some scrapbooking done, and book in some workshops.

Thanks for reading, and if you are new to my blog after meeting me this weekend, thanks so much for checking it out, and welcome.