26 February, 2010

Framing inspiring quotes

Creations by Kara
Go check out all the cute ideas this time around, and leave a comment!

A fun and easy project? Yep!
I found these cute round frames at Goodwill a long time ago. I originally used them to frame a foot and hand print of Macie when she was newborn. They were gold, I think, and I painted them white with acrylic craft paint.
I found them stashed away recently, and decided they needed to be re-used for something else.

I simply took the back off of them, and used the circle back to trace my favorite scrapbook paper in the same shape. Then, I got on my computer and typed out two of my favorite sayings. The font I used was called Little Lord Fontleroy, which I found on Dafont.com. Here's the direct link to that font. Love it, use it for everything lately! Just cut out your printed words, and glue onto your scrapbook paper, then insert in the frame.

I blinged it out with a vintage button, then tied some black ribbon around the hanging loop.
These are on my bathroom mirror. I attached them with a little rubber suction cup. Super cute, super easy!

Yes, my shower curtain is fabulous. I bought it a couple of years ago at the Sears Home store.. Who would've thunk?

25 February, 2010

Are you broken?

Mornin, ya'll. Snow in the forecast today again. Overcast, grey, and chilly. I am soo ready for spring! I want to work the earth, plant some colorful flowers, and hang out on the glider out back, watching the birds splash in the water. {sigh}.
I've been thinkin' about life lately, and why sometimes it can be so hard. I know nothing is ever easy, but I think sometimes trial come in cycles, where there are just several things that just really kick you down.
I know my Heavenly Father loves me, and I am his daughter. I know that trials and adversity make me stronger. I know prayer brings peace and answers. I know sometimes, you just have to hang on and weather the storm!
I found this video on Youtube and wanted to share. Hopefully it will uplift you if you are feeling broken....

24 February, 2010

Do you love Taste of Home?

Found a fabulous deal for all you chefs and mommies out there who love to cook.
Go to Shop Taste of Home to see all the Taste of Home and Pillsbury cookbooks on clearance. I'm talking $5.00 a book, for the nice hardback books that have a whole years worth of TOH or Pillsbury recipes. I own two of these, and I LOVE them! The recipes are fabulous, tasty, and easy to make. The books are made very well, and have soo many recipes that you will actually use!

Here are some coupon codes to save even more upon checkout!

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Now where did I find out about this fabulous deal? Pinchingyourpennies.com is the coolest site ever. You can join the facebook group, or get their daily emails. You get so many coupon codes, and notices on clearance deals on places like Children' place, cheap magazine subscriptions (got me two of 'em) and other well known retailers. Check them out!

What does your day hold?

This was my day yesterday.

After a long presidency meeting I was:

Doing Laundry.....

Folding clothes.....

Putting away groceries....

Then picking up Macie from school, going to Kohl's to use my Kohl's cash and find some new shoes for Mace,( a BIG drama, let me tell you), coming home, doing homework, and still able to throw a fabulous dinner on the table.
What did you make, Susan, please please please tell!
I grilled these yummy sausages with cheese that were Johnsonville brand, and also tried my hand at making home made sweet potato fries. I love the ones at Ruumbi, so here's what I did:

I selected about 4 large sweet potatoes, and slice them up into large french fry size slices. I placed them on a greased cookie sheet, and then I swabbed them with butter, then sprinkled them with garlic salt and basil. I placed them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 1/2 hour. If you want to crisp them up a bit, keep them under the broiler for a couple of minutes. They burn quick, so watch them! Serve with ranch or ketchup or whatever sauce you fancy. I didn't think to take pictures, so you'll have to imagine the fabulous tastes of all the foods.
Then, I whipped up some Sassy apples. Those are super easy!

I only have three in my family, so you'll need to adjust accordingly, but I peeled 7 Fuji apples (our favorite), then cored and sliced them with my handy dandy Pampered chef corer/slicer thingy.

OK, so It's NOT Pampered Chef brand, I lied. It's just an inexpensive store brand, and I actually got it at a yard sale for 50 cents, but hey, who can tell?
Throw apples in a pot with 1/2 cup water (more for more apples), and bring to a mild boil for about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
At this point, they should be mushy, so go ahead and mash them up with a potato masher. Add a little cinnamon and brown sugar to make 'em sassy, and there you have it! Brilliant!

This girl looks like her day could be going better.....


19 February, 2010

Slacker slacker, eat a cracker

Soooo, I haven't posted for awhile....
I think I forgot how, it's been so long!
I got blogging burnout, but I THINK I can do it again! Looking at how cute and darling and fabulous my blog is, I know I must again join the blogging world and enjoy sharing my talents with all you fabulous ladies out there, so stay tuned.....


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