Monday, August 27, 2012

Apple Cini Steelcut Oats Breakfast

I am always looking at recipes online as well as cookbooks.  I used to collect cookbooks.  Before our last move, I donated almost half of them to various places.  But now, I still look for anything that "looks good" and I would actually consider making not just to "collect" it.  This recipe is one of those I came across online and printed for use at some point.  Last night I decided to throw it together and see what happens.  After I put it into the crockpot, I sat down and made the scrapbook page layout to share with you.  Then this morning we took pictures of it to show you how it turned out.  IT WAS DELICIOUS!  Only thing I think I have a problem with is that I started it at 10PM and we didn't eat till 7:30am so I think it was in the crockpot too long.  Next time I think I will plan that timing a little better.

All the digital elements I used in the recipe scrap page layout are from Paulette at Create with TLC.

Just right click and tell it to open in a new window or tab and it will open to full size for you to save to your own computer.  I made this in 200DPI so it is better for printing than the typical 72 or 100 dpi images.  Just tell your printer to FIT TO PAGE or whatever similar setting your brand printer might use.

Again, this image will open larger for better viewing as well.
I recommend trying this anytime!!



Tuesday, August 21, 2012


We were out of town this past week for a funeral.  I am just trying to get caught up.  As soon as I got home, I found out I am hired for a part time position here in town so I am back in the work force!  I am very excited about that!  One of the email updates I read right away was about Paulette's new club.  I just had to make time to tell you about it!
PLEASE consider joining up.  You don't want to miss out on all the great ideas, art and images you can use to create your Halloween decor, gifts, and favors.  

Check it out here:



Tuesday, August 7, 2012

SCHOOL theme bookmark freebies

Used the same plopper element from Paulette at Create with TLC, I made these bookmarks.  Please leave some love at CREATE WITH TLC for her generousity to make so many wonderful artistic creations!  Also hop over there to see ALL that she offers... She has a new store up and running and offers LOTS and LOTS of freebies almost daily!!!!!!

Again...just click on the preview above to be taken to the full sized image for proper saving and printing!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 6, 2012

SCHOOL Chocobar Wrap Printable Freebies

The main element in the center was created by Paulette at Create with TLC.  The layout, the paper, the ribbon... I did those and hope you like them.  Just click on each to open them full size to save to your computer.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 4, 2012


Today is our youngest's birthday!  She is celebrating #15!!  
We did orange rolls for breakfast... OH SO YUMMO!

Emily has no preference for meal options for dinner so I
am still trying to figure out how to make a birthday dinner
with ground beef...  HHHHhhmmmmmmmmm... might have
to dig out a cookbook or something.

I couldn't pick a single "wish" to share with you today, EMILY
so I am sending them ALL............

Today is a very special day,
because it is the day when I (we) first saw my (our) angel.
May you never grow up for me (us)! Have a lovely birthday!

You have always made me (us) proud.
Happy Birthday to my (our) dearest daughter.

No matter how old you are,
to me you will always be my little girl.
Have a brilliant Birthday!

You are the most beautiful gift anyone has ever been gifted with.
Happy Birthday to the best daughter in the whole wide world!

Happy Birthday to my little girl.
I wish you to love life and never stop dreaming!
May beauty and happiness surround you today and always!

I (We) feel so proud and happy to see that our
little girl has grown into such a fine, young and
beautiful woman.
Much love and blessings coming your way.

Having a daughter means...
Seeing a thousand rainbows every day,
A thousand occasions of sweet hurray,
A thousand sweet dreams every night,
And a thousand reasons to laugh and smile!
Happy Birthday to you, angel!

As parents we hope that you touch the life of
thousands of other people with the same happiness,
care and love that you have touched ours.
Happy Birthday to the best daughter in the whole wide world!

May you always be happy, healthy and wealthy...
so that you can take care of us when we are old :)

Happy Birthday to our beloved daughter.
May you be blessed with all the good things you deserve.

Today is so important to everyone who knows you
and who loves the amazing person you are.
On your birthday and always,
you're wished everything wonderful!

Mom and Dad