Friday, March 24, 2017

Is there a such thing as Recipers Anonymous? :)

 I am going to run out of black ink in my printer at this rate! I never could figure out for years where I inherited my LOVE of collecting recipes, then a few months ago my Mom informed us that my aunt also loves to collect recipes....Now I know where I got it! I have been looking thru Pinterest for recipes to help with this diet & that is not a good idea for me. I printed out about a 1/2 inch high stack of recipes yesterday, now I just need to make sure I don't let them all go to waste. Wish me luck.

 We did try out a couple of new recipes yesterday, one was a flop one was pretty good but I need to fiddle with some of it a little more. The first we tried was for Roasted Chick Peas. It was pretty much a flop. I tried to use Ranch dip mix hoping they would taste like Cornuts, I was informed by Bubba that I wasn't even close!!!! I was not really impressed either. I think if I am going to try anything snacky with ranch on it I will go for Ranch "Crack" pretzels, at least I know we all like those.

 Next recipe we tried was for faux Wendy's Frostys. Seeing as Bubba doesn't care for the chocolate ones I decided to use vanilla protein mix in his instead of the cocoa & he loved it. I did one for PDC & I and added the vanilla protein mix along with the cocoa but I think I went a little overboard with the cocoa. PDC & I both like the chocolate Frosty but the one I made was a little too bitter, so back to the drawing board on that one. I wonder if they make a sugar free Nesquik? Here is the picture from Facebook that inspired our Frosty experiment. If you try your hand at it let me know what your results are. I am going to go look thru some recipes & see what our next experiment is going to be, I am thinking maybe Cloud Bread.



 Until next time stat scrappy! (P.S. The diet is working pretty well, I have lost 3 lbs!)





Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Why I Really Need An Escape :)

 Here is a quick snapshot of my life this week... Bubba has been diagnosed with Influenza B, DH is running around the house spraying everything down with Lysol, PDC has discovered YouTube & cute cat videos on my old cell phone that I gave her, & our dog, Max, must have come from a jungle tribe somewhere that thinks if you take their picture you are stealing their soul, he jumps up to leave & barks at every camera that you point at him, even PDC's play cameras. Dumb dog. :) <3 :) On top of all of that PDC & I just got over some crud that I am pretty sure was also Influenza B & I am on a diet & trying to quit smoking, again!! I swear I say I need a vacation from my life at least a couple times a week. <3 my crazy life.

 I did recently buy a couple of new toys that I am going to be showcasing stuff from on here in the days to come, a Silhouette Portrait & a new camera. Yay! I have been wanting a new cutting machine for awhile now since my Cricut doesn't seem to work anymore with today's technology. I also wanted it to be able to make stickers for my Happy Planners, so I jumped on a deal that I got when we got our taxes back. As for the camera, a friend has been taking pictures of the kids up to now, but I had to scale back on the drama & she was a big part of that. So I decided to get a good camera & got a few different editing apps for the computer to play with.

 I am also trying to stick to a better schedule on a daily basis, this is also needed for my weight loss needs too. I need to lose the weight as it is a little scary when you see a note in your medical file that your doctor is recommending you to the dietician for morbid obesity. That is not something I want to see in reference to me any more. I am ready to change that & there is no better time that now. So we are working out a new schedule to give me time to do my chores & work in time for exercise & blogging time. I need something that is going to make me be accountable so I am trying to use this blog to help with that, although I have lost half a pound already!

 I am also going to see about doing some more templates or mini kits to give away on here in the near future. I have been going thru picking up a lot of my stuff that I had downloaded from Pixel Scrapper that was lost when my EHD crashed. I have gotten a lot of it back in the last few weeks so I am going to have to see what I can come up with.





Thursday, July 14, 2016

Ready to get back to work

 So I am ready to get back to work, finally! I have caught up on all of my downloading & unzipping files onto the new EHD. I work for some of the best designers in the world, I swear.

 LissyKay gives us a CT code for any older kits we want to get out of the store. I explained to her hat happened to my EHD & she allowed me to go thru her store & get all of the kits that I couldn't get from out CT page. BoomersGirl gave me a code for her store to get back all of the kits that I had made LOs for from her. Charly Renay (Cresent Moon Designs) gave me a code for her whole store for free, & I mean the WHOLE store, even her wonderful CU stuff.

 I am still trying to rebuild my CU files, but as soon as I am done you can expect for me to post more freebies. I need to revamp the sidebar on here as I need to add some CT that I have joined, Brenian, Leigh Penrod, Luv Ewe, & Charly Renay. I also have left Sweet Pea Designs CT. I was having some personality differences with her so we decided that it wasn't a good fit after all. Life goes on. :)

 I will have a new post tomorrow with some new LOs that I have gotten finished for the GS challenges this month. so until then I will leave you with this LO that I just couldn't resist making after going thru the ablums on our LissyKay CT page. I knew this would be a perfect one for Princess & her little feather babies. I used Barnyard Buddies by BoomersGirl & Feeling Wavy by LissyKay Designs.




 Until next time.... Stay Scrappy!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

How did this happen?

 I am so heartsick right now. My dog had a snafu with my EHD & the EHD came out the loser! That means that everything I had on the EHD is GONE! All of my scrapping kits, all of my layouts, all of my movies, all of my ebooks, all my important papers, but even more devastating, ALL OF MY PICTURES! All of the princess's baby pictures, all the pictures from Bubba that I have been able to scan in (an ex lost his baby book years ago already, so the pictures I have are so precious already), all the pictures of my dad, who passed away 2 1/2 years ago (thankfully my sister has the pictures & can give them back to me).

 I took the EHD in to a computer place on Friday but they can't retrieve anything from it, so I am going to end up having to send it in to someplace that can use a clean room to try to salvage the data on the EHD. Only problem there is that I can cost up to $1000. I almost died when told that! Then I had to think about what was on the drive, MY KID'S PICTURES! Sorry but those are priceless to me! It is however going to have to wait until DH & I get our taxes in next year to be sent in, I won;t have the money until then.

 So I am gradually trying to recoup all of the pictures I can from Facebook & family, so that means that things will be a little slow on here for the next week or so, but I will make sure to keep you updated on what I have going on until then.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I wanna be a COWBOY!

 My sister took my Nephew (or great nephew if you are counting) to the circus recently & sent me some adorable pictures of Little D riding a horse. She said it was so cute, he acted like he had been born in the saddle. He reached down & held the saddle horn like he had been doing it all his life (the whole whopping 23 months of it.) I love this little boy so much & love being able to see all the steps in his growing up. Here is the layout that I made with the pictures that she took & sent me.


I used the fun kit Wild Wild West by BoomersGirl Designs & the template kit 3 To Get Ready by LissyKay Designs.

I also have a layout that I am going to submit for the buffet challenge at GingerScraps. It is of the goofy Princess acting like a cowgirl-princess (does anyone else see the theme I have going here?) She has this thing about using her tights on her head like it is princess hair & dressing all up. She is a goofball when she is not driving me insane!


This is using the bundle Quirkiness by Luv Ewe Designs & the template Summer Moments Like This by Brenian Designs. Huh, I just realized I have another theme going here- kits from GingerScraps & templates from GoDigital Scrapbooking! Iwill have to see if I can shake things up a little bit next time, shall we.

Until the next time... Stay Scrappy!


Friday, June 10, 2016

So Much Going On

Wow, am I the only one that can hardly believe that it is almost the middle of June already? We have been so busy around here lately that I was beginning to feel like a chicken with my head cut off.

The Princess graduated kindergarten a couple of weeks ago. While they didn't have a graduation for them at their school, our friendly photographer, Boots, took some neat pictures of her in a graduation cap & gown for me. Aren't they so cute?






Bubba is going to be a senior in high school this coming year. So hard to believe since I can remember the day I brought him from the hospital like it was yesterday. Time sure flies when you are having fun & trying to nail Jello to a tree! Here is Bubba when he came home from the hospital (he hates it when I post his picture online now.)



The DH thought he had his race truck all ready for the opening of Drag Racing at our local track, that was until the first race of the season when it wouldn't run. So that was the end of that. Now it is back to the garage to tear the thing apart & put more money into it.

Meanwhile Stitch is still putting money into his car to finish building it. He was hoping to make it out to the track this year until there was an issue with the transmission, which means that it will probably mean no racing for him until next year.

I have been working on my scrapping around running here & there for all of the kids & hubby. I was also working on the logo for our race team that our family is building (not ever going to be an empire, but plenty of family fun.) We went camping with the whole family last weekend, which was fun in spite of it being hotter than hades even out in the woods & mountains. Was pretty surprised to see that we still have snow in the higher mountains so hopefully that means that we won't have such a dry summer this year & have to worry about fires like the last couple of years.

I have also been busy on the scrapping front in the last few weeks, adding more designers to the growing list. I am now happy to say that I CT for Luv Ewe Designs, Brenian Designs (who shares a CT with Leigh Penrod, yay), Dreams 4Ever, & Charly Renay (Cresent Moon Designs). I also have joined a group CT that does work for many of the designers that don't want to deal with having teams of their own, The CT Hot Spot. They work with designers like Over The Fence Designs, ADB Designs, Carin Grobe, Heartstrings Scrap Art, Fayette Designs & others. It is nice to have a choice of so many designers but only one set of guidelines to follow.

So we will be seeing more scrap pages & many more posts in the coming days. Until then....

Stay Scrappy!


Friday, November 6, 2015

BGD CT iNDSD Blog Hop

Help - We've Been Framed!!
As a thank you to loyal customers of BoomersGirl Designs - and to give the rest of you a sample of what you can find in the BGD stores - the Creative Team is doing a Blog Hop this weekend!
CT members were challenged to create something using their favorite kits, so you're getting a sprinkling of several different themes and color palettes. As you'll see, we're big on frames! You can find the full range of BoomersGirl Designs offerings at Gingerscraps (http://store.gingerscraps.net/BoomersGirl-Designs/) and Daisies & Dimples (http://daisiesanddimples.com/index.php…).
The full list of stops for this Hop includes:
BoomersGirl Designs (blog)
(http://boomersgang.blogspot.com/)
Escape the Craziness (blog)
(www.escapethecraziness.blogspot.com)
For this stop, we have a frame created by Kim using the Drive Like A Girl kit. You can find the full kit at GingerScraps here. Click here to download.

 BoomersGirl also has some great sales going for iNSD Just for all of you. You can find these deals at either Daisies & Dimples or GingerScraps.





Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your goodies and have a wonderful DSD weekend!

Until next time.... Stay Scrappy! :)