Saturday, August 13, 2016

Hi Everyone!

Gee Wiz I can't believe I haven't posted anything in forever!  I had started a new job in August of 2013 and it takes up the majority of my time. Sad but true. I have made a few crafty things and swapped flip books with one of my crafty friends, but for the most part I just look at my goodies and pout. I'm sure there are those that can relate that life can get in the way at times. But some Good News.......I had a new grandson in January. Little Kaiden - he is always so happy. I'm blessed with three total.

Currently I'm on a 30 Day No Facebook Challenge.  Today is day 15 with no FB.  Hard to believe, cuz when I had some free time I felt like I was on FB and not accomplishing much else.  So I hope to post some future projects that I have in mind.  Will keep y'all posted.

By the way I love this new paper line by Maggie Holmes titled "Gather".  So So Pretty.  I have to have it!
Here's a peek.

Happy Crafting!!  Let me know what y'all have been up to!  Hugs!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brother Scan and Cut

Oh My!  Brother is coming out with a Scan and Cut Home and Craft Cutting Machine.  This is going to be awesome!  Not much news on it just yet, but can you imagine the possibilities with scanning whatever to cut it!!  I just had to share if you hadn't seen the emails out about it.  October Hurry Up!!

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Time Has Flown

Hi everyone!  It's been a busy summer here.  Started a new job as a case manger and I must say I love it so far.  I have not crafted as much I would like or did much more with the coffee venture.  So much to do and so little time.  Also, I've had to close down the Ning site that I had created.  I was just being pulled in too many directions.  I'm sure all of you have been in this very spot at one time or another.  But I have made some recent altered corks and wanted to share the video with you. These were fun to do and would make great charms for mini albums and also ceiling fan pulls (if you reinforce well).  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Help Me Win a GIGGA BRERA Espresso Machine with Your Vote!

Today starts the vote for the contest that is over at Whole Latte Love that I recently entered.  They sell everything coffee.  I entered my Coffee and Five Pepper Crusted Pork Loin Recipe.  I'm asking my followers to help me win the Gaggia Brera Espresso Machine by casting their vote for my recipe.  I would so much appreciate your vote to win this awesome machine.  Thanks!! Image

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Newest Obession

It's no secret that I love coffee.  So much so that I have been busy doing a Coffee Roasting Business Startup.  You can find me on Facebook as .  Website will be coming soon.  Also I'll be including other items as well in the near future.  It's a work in progress, so please bare with me. 
I haven't done much on the paper crafting side of things just because I've been so busy.  I cut my work hours back to devote my attention to the coffee, but still plan to do other creative things in the mix of things.  I want to do some Farmer's Markets this year as well.  It will be a long road, but I'm ready to travel it. 
God Bless all of you for following my blog and hope each of your summers are filled with Sunshine and Laughter. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Bread Making Adventure

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!  I haven't posted in some time and wanted share my recent bread making experience.  I haven't made bread in many years and from what I could remember it seemed like a lot of work.  Well I've been eying bread recipes on Pinterest.  Have you tried Pinterest yet?  I love it.  Pinterest is a great tool for finding new recipes and saving other things too that you may want to buy or try.  This is a bread recipe that was posted, so yesterday I decided to give it a try.  It stated that this bread could be mixed together in under 2 minutes.  I thought, "Is that all, even I should be able to do this!"  Well, I was in at that point.

Her bread is gorgeous.......can you call bread gorgeous?  Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as hers, but she's an experienced baker and I'm not.  Here's my version. 

I must confess, the first one I made stuck in the pot, was nice but I just couldn't get it out of the darn pot.  Where did I go wrong?   I even put cornmeal in the bottom to help....also I used my stainless steel pot, hum-mm, maybe that is where I went wrong.    My mom had sent me a gift card for Christmas, so off I went and bought an enameled covered cast iron pot.  With this pot the above bread just fell out.  Now I can't wait to try all the different variations with this recipe. 

Do you bake bread?  Have any good recipes?? 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Design, Create, Inspire!: Open House Giveaway!

Design, Create, Inspire!: Open House Giveaway!:     Get inspired this holiday season and attend our annual  Holiday Open House , Saturday November 10th at 5pm-10pm! Enjoy an even...