Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yummy Crock Pot Stroganoff!

I'm fixing this for supper one night this week -- sounds Yummy -- thanks Pinterest!

Crock Pot Stroganoff
2 pounds cubed stew meat 1 largish onion, diced
2 cans Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup 2-4 tablespoons Worcestershire
1/2 cup water 8 oz cream cheese
couple of dashes of Garlic Salt (1 tsp?)

In the slow cooker stir in all the ingredients, except the meat AND the Cream Cheese, together. Once combined add the meat and mix together.

Cook on Low for 8 hours. Cut up the cream cheese into cubes just before serving and turn crock pot on high. Stir the cream cheese in until all combined. You might have to put the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes.

Serve over egg noodles. Or mashed potatoes, I won't tell anyone but I would really like to not be alone in this.

Baby Shadow Boxes and Fall is finally here!

So happy for the temps to be coming down the last few days. Trunk-or-Treat at Church a few days ago was a lot of fun -- lots of super heroes, princesses, and even some hippies (who I think saved their own clothes from the 60's to wear!), and wrestler Macho Man himself showed! Great burgers and dogs too.

Tripp is here spending the night with us tonight. He hasn't been here since my birthday over the Summer and it sure is good having a 4 year old running around the house playing with his toy soldiers and Wonder Pets!

Today's date is always a mixed blessing -- it is my precious Mother-in-law's birthday and the anniversary of my dad's death. He's been gone 27 years now. Seems like a long time ago and just a few years ago all at that same time. Dad, you are still so missed and loved by so many.

Joe & I will be working at Clark Garden's Bootanical Event on Halloween -- public is invited for the price of $ or can goods (of which our church will benefit as we are one of the local food banks). I'm going to help at the admission gate and Joe is going to man one of the game booths. Last year, they had over 1400 people go through!

Spent time today making Katie & Jason's baby shadow boxes. I placed their going-home-from-the-hospital outfits, a wooden letter for their first name that includes their birthdate and their hospital photo -- I ADORE how they turned out. Now gotta find the perfect place to hang them!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jason 4th Grade SB layout

Spent the afternoon working on SB layout for my son's scrapbook -- he's 26 now! I scanned Jason's original 4th Grade 'book' he made in school and used it to make a LO. While the pic quality is horrible (the teacher just made Xerox copies of the original) I used colored pencils to add some punch to the black and white images. School Bus cut using the Cricut Potpourri cart. Used Glossy Accents and Liquid Pearls to add some bling and Tim Holtz Distress Ink Wild Honey to around the edges to add more texture. Each 'page' captures Jason's handwriting and his thoughts about his school year-i love it!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hanging SB pages for display

I've been looking for a way to display SB pages for a little while before they get placed in the books so I can enjoy them more - great find at Ikea - less than $10 - cuttable plastic bead chains and metal clips all hanging from a top metal rod - LOVE IT!

Monday, July 18, 2011

More Disney World

Disney World!

Katie and I shared a wonderful Disney World vacation with our great friends Kyle & Whitney! While the temps were extremely hot, it was so much fun to play all week! So I'm working on my layouts and have decided to divide the layouts according to parks - these first two cover Magic Kingdom and tell how much we enjoyed our trip. I used a 'blooming' photo layout technique in order to get more pics on each page. Love the glitter look courtesy of the Martha Stewart Glitter Markers - so easy to use. Can't wait to get the rest made.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rudolph (the red nose reindeer that is!)

Finally got Tripp's Rudolph SB pages done! Joe and I took him to see the production back in December at Casa Manana in Fort Worth. We all had such a good time. No picture taking allowed during the performance, but I was able to find 'clip' images from the Rudolph TV show I remember -- all the same characters as the production! Thinking we've got a yearly tradition going now to see the holiday performances at Casa with Tripp (and maybe some more grandchildren someday!). I found a sweet little Santa and sleigh image, colored it with a few Copics and popped it up on dimensionals. Black waxed twine was used to weave through the silver chip board letters (Recollections) to mimic the other reindeer with Rudolph leading the way. Used my Cricut Celebrations cart to cut out the doily mat. Love how this turned out.