16 years ago today my Son Kyler was born...One of the sweetest days of my life.....It's been a wonderful 16 years with him...He's taught me so much in these 16 years....I can't wait to see what the next 16 years will bring...Happy Birthday My Sweet Kyler!!...You hold my heart in your hands..... Today my little boy becomes a Young man.....
There is just something special about Mothers & their sons...
Mom & the boys.....Happy Birthday Kyler We LOVE you!!!
Getting new toys is always a great thing ...I have a NEW camera and I'm over the moon..(it doesn't take much to make me a happy girl) I got a new FIJI and it rocks...Here's what a did today :-) Oh and NEW digi's too...
Everyday I quietly thank God in my prayers for all the wonderful blessings
in my life...And then some days you just have to say it out loud, so those that
deserve to hear it do...
Today I woke up too Beautiful flowers and a yummy Cafe Mocha handed to me
by my husband for no reason at all....... I am such a blessed & lucky girl
to have such a wonderful, handsome, loving, husband...God has been so good to me
too allow me to have been graced with such a wonderful man in my life...I thank
God every day for him.....
The other day in the grocery store while shopping, "Unchanged Melody" came on...he swooped me up and danced with me in aisle 3....It doesn't get much better then that.... He's my rock ..Xo
Spring Glitterfest is one of my shows I do every year...This year was enchanting ...Filled with Glitter & Sparkles everywhere you looked...Here's a few pictures of my boot this spring.....I got to see so many of my beautiful gal pals and so many of my favorite customers, it was so nice....I'm now off to create some more line art for Scrapbook Stamp Society ...They make my Rubber & Digi stamps from my art...After such a fun fest I'm filled with tons of inspiration ...Thanks for stopping by my Blog!!...Xo
Welcome to the Scrapbook Stamp Society "SUGAR AND SPICE Blog Hop" March 9th ~ 14th 2012 !
The Scrapbook Stamp Society and our design team have a lot of
adorable projects in store for you in our "SUGAR AND SPICE BLOG HOP".
There are so many great ideas and inspirations for what you can do
with our Scrapbook Stamp Society digi stamps, we are so proud to show
you our adorable and beautiful Sugar and Spice Creations.
Your invited to come hop along with each of us!!!
There are PRIZES!!! We have a Grand Prize Winner & DT Blogs Comment Winners from a couple of our blogs!
There are two ways to be a Winner!
1.) We will randomly draw on Wed. March 14th our Grand Prize Winner
and the winner will be announced at our next Blog Hop, Friday March
16th on our blog. Our Grand Prize Winner will receive 3 digi stamps of
their choice from our Scrapbook Stamp Society Store. (Approx. value
2.) Two of our design team members will do a random draw for one
lucky person from their own blog on Wed. March 14th, They will pick
the winner from the comments on their blog ... The WINNER will a
receive a FREE DIGI STAMP!!!! How EXCITING is that!!!
You only need to do 3 things:
Follow our Addicted-To-Stamps blog
Like our Facebook Fan Page:
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3. Comment on ALL the blogs including our main one!
Be sure to leave a way to contact you, in your comments.
AND there is more.... If you visit our store at http://scrapbookstampsociety.com
and look through our Digi Store.... then go to our blog and tell us
(in your comments) which Digi is your favorite ...You are then
eligible for an EXRTA FREE Digi IF you are our GRAND PRIZE WINNER...
So now it's time to have some fun and enjoy Hopping through our precious Sugar and Spice Creations.
Thanks for hopping along with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society!
1 box of pasta...(I like whole wheat but pick your favorite kind)
1/2 Cup Green Olives
1 Can Black Olives
1 Bell Pepper (Red Green or Yellow or a little of all three for color)
1 can Artichokes (Drained)
4 Tb spoons Balsamic Vinegar
4 Tb spoons Olive Oil
2 Ts spoons Dried Basil
6 Leaves Fresh Basil
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese ( You can add other cheeses if you like too)
Salt & Pepper to taste
A little of the Juice from the Green Olives :-) That's to taste too.
If you like garlic you can toss a few cloves in too.....
Cook your pasta till done, drain the hot water off, the run cold
water over your pasta to cool it down...Be sure to drizzle with a Tb
spoon of olive oil and toss so it won't sick as it cools...You can then
pop it in the frig to chill while your chopping your veggies.
In a large
Combine your Olive Oil, Balsamic Vinegar, cut and squeeze the juice
of 1 Lemon in the bowl... add, salt, pepper and dried Basil...Stir and
let that sit while you chop...
Course chop all your veggies.... Tomatos first so the juices of the
tomato get in there....then just add the rest and toss toss toss!!! Let
it set in the refrigerator tell your ready to eat...So all the flavors
The simple things in life are some of the best things... My Mother always said ...."Every time you sit down to eat make sure you set a pretty place setting for yourself, even if your alone, it will make you feel good" She was right !!
I mean, how cute are these chunky Coffee Mugs!!~ This is one of the SIMPLE things I did for myself this week...I bought 2 coffee mugs (Found then wholesale, you know I love to find good deal) ...They are so CUTE and express SWEET feelings that I want to remind myself of every time I take a drink...
It gives me such a cozy feeling holding a warm cup of coco, nothing like it to warm the heart on a cold day ...It takes me back to remembering the days of being at my Grandma's house. I was a lucky little girl to have my Mother, both of my Grandmother and my Great Grandmother all at the same time in the kitchen as I was growing up. Every day there was cooking filling the house with yummy aromas and lots of crafting and creating going on at Grandma's and Always Hot Coco !!!
I got them at Shinoda's (they have an online store)... they were only $4 each, can you believe it...
I wanted this to be a FUN & Easy Cupcake ....So I used a mix for this one and I'm so happy I did ...It's Yummy!!
1 Package Bacon
1/4 Cup Real Organic Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 1/4 cups Original Bisquick® mix for the Cupcake Batter
3/4 cup milk ( you can use "Butter Milk" if you like) add more if you need it to
Cook your bacon (till hard) set aside... let cool then crumble
Mix your dry and liquid ingredients together, to make your batter...
Add bacon crumbles to your batter ...Add your bacon to your taste....as much or as little as you like
I Used a Classic Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or 1/2 pound), softened (but not melted!) Ideal texture should be like ice cream.
3-4 cups confectioners (powdered) sugar, SIFTED
1/4 teaspoon table salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
up to 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Beat butter for a few minutes with a mixer with
the paddle attachment on medium speed. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and
turn your mixer on the lowest speed (so the sugar doesn’t blow
everywhere) until the sugar has been incorporated with the butter.
Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 2
tablespoons of milk/cream and beat for 3 minutes. If your frosting needs
a more stiff consistency, add remaining sugar. If your frosting needs
to be thinned out, add remaining milk 1 tablespoons at a time.
Top your cupcakes with Bacon Crumbles!!!