Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Disney Princesses

My grand daughter, Grace recently just got her very own bedroom.
I decided she needed some Disney Princesses on her walls. We are 
fairly big Disney fans! Here are the painting I made....





She loves them, as does my daughter, she's a big Belle & Ariel fan. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Something a little different

My son turned 25 years old yesterday, how did that happen?
We surprised him with a party with all his friends. One of his 
best friends from high school recently had a baby girl. It was
our first time meeting her so we were all excited. I created some
wall art for her room. Of course, it is Disney!



 I used the Cricut cartridges, popped them up with some foam 
and put them in shadow boxes. I think they turned out pretty cool.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Introducing Samson

The hubs wanted another dog and 
when they are this cute, it is hard 
to say no. Meet Sammy, or as Gracee
calls him 'Sam I Am'. 
He's a doll, but has the sharpest teeth! 
He is also called Sammy the shark and 
sharkbait. I forgot how much work a 
puppy is, but he is figuring out the dog 
door, has done well on the potty training 
and even sleeps through the night. 

He loves Cooper and the feeling is mutual.
He is 3 months old. He's sweet. 
He makes a lovely addition to the family.

A quick card

I put together a quick card for 
a sweet 2 year old we know.
I used MFT Birthday Bear stamp set.
Turned out so cute. 
Thanks for stopping by today.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Stuffed French Toast

I've been wanting to do more on my blog than just showing cards that I've made. I decided to so a few recipes too. I make a big breakfast for the kids on Christmas. I found this recipe on Pinterest. It was delicious!


Crunchy Stuffed French Toast
Serves: 6
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 Tbsp. honey
5 eggs
1/2  cup milk
2 Tbsp. sugar, divided
2 tsp. cinnamon, divided
strawberries, hulled and sliced
12 slices bread
4 tsp. oil, divided
To make the filling mix the cream cheese with the honey and set aside.

In a shallow dish whisk the eggs and milk together, add sugar and cinnamon. Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a large non-stick frying pan. To assemble the French toast, spread a slice of bread with the cream cheese mixture. Top with sliced strawberries and cover with a second slice of bread. (I put cream cheese on second piece too.) Brush on the egg mixture to one side, place in pan, and brush egg mixture to the other side of bread. Fry over medium-high heat until golden brown and crunchy, gently pushing down on the edges of the bread to seal. Continue the same way with the other bread slices. Add more oil as needed, while making additional toast. Serve warm with additional strawberries. 

These could be filled with anything, peanut butter and banana....apples....chocolate chips and cream cheese. Normally I dunk my bread in the egg mixture but that seemed a bit tricky with the stuff, so I brushed it on.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you enjoy the change of pace.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Life...

I haven't updated in two months....sorry I've been MIA lately.
We went on a trip over Halloween...and its been crazy ever since.
 (Me and my two fellas!)
 The hardest part was missing this lil witch!
 Then suddenly in November, we lost our baby.
It was sudden, it was devastating....we are coping, but
we have good days and bad. Cooper seems to understand.
He is still sad (its obvious)...but not to the point of needing therapy.
(She says jokingly, but not really!) We muddled through Thanksgiving
and we don't have much Christmas spirit. We still roll through the 
motions so Grace has a wonderful holiday. She is our sunshine on 
our cloudy days.
She did it! She sat on his lap....this is monumental, the last 2 years she wasn't having it!
I will try to post more, and not just cards I made...recipes and stuff...thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

WCFCM: Exploring Mediums Day 3

Day 3: the last day....sigh
Today focuses on Inktense pencils,
Water Soluble Oil Pastels, watercolor
crayons and Gelatos. I don't
own any of the oil pastels or crayons.
I didn't get to play with my Inktense
pencils...so I played with Gelatos.
Shari showed a very cool background
using them.


I have a thing for zombies...and I figured
why not knock out some of my Halloween
cards, at the same time! I really enjoyed this class!
I highly recommend the Copics and the first watercolor
class too! Even if you aren't a card maker, there is some
good stuff in them! Thanks again for coming by and
visiting my blog today! Have a fabulous week!