Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Been prepping for christmas

Hey everyone sorry been mia this week. I have been busy prepping house for getting a Christmas tree. I had to move our living room around, that is always a chore. And to while I was at it I cleaned parts of our knotty pine walls. Yes you seen our living room has knotty pine walls. Everyone that come to our home loves them but if they only knew how hard they are to clean. We hired a texture guy to take pop corn ceiling down and re texture it to a normal smooth look. He did good on the texture just he did not know how to cover the walls good I And highest point is 15 ft. I am still cleaning texture off the walls and this was a year and a half ago. So I just do it little by little as I see I missed spots. So that is what I have been up to this week.

I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving weekend. Ours was more like a Christmas Vacation movie that stars chevy chase. I could tell it but it would be long and some parts little to much TMI. I was glad to see the day end I know. We stayed with family from Thurs to sat night. We got home late sat and spent Sunday relaxing getting a few things done before work week started. So that is what has been going on last few days. As soon as I get done with the decorations I will post them also to I have many birthdays coming up I have to make cards for as well as Christmas cards. So Dec is always a super busy month for me. Bare with me for this week on post but after that there will be lots of post this month.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to say happy Thanksgiving. Hope you have a safe and wonderful day with family and loved ones. And for those who are going out after diner to brave the black Friday sales, good luck and be careful. We will be out of town ourselves in the country it a 40 min trip just to walmart. So doubt we will see any

Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Well today I am in full on baking mode. But since I prepared ahead a few days ago its going to be so much less time consuming. I got all my stuff together and out a few days ago and some items already measured and ready to add. When I am making many batches of banana bread it comes in super handy. I will take containers and go ahead and measure all the flours out for each batch as well as sugar and nuts. It saves on time big time. Anyway so today I am baking and then will be packing as well since we will be going out of town for a few days. But thought I would share the recipe page I made was tried of looking at a plain recipe so thought I would jazz it up. I will type the recipe at the bottom. Its so yummy and easy to make its the best banana bread I have ever ate.

Banana Nut bread
1 cup of canola oil
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 large ripe bananas- mashed

2 cups all purpose flour
1tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
3 tbl of milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
3/4 cup of chopped wal nuts

Pre heat oven to 350
Grease loaf pans

Beat oil and sugar in bowl then add in the eggs and bananas.
Then sift all dry ingredients together and add to wet and mix.
Add the milk and the vanilla mix together well.
Bake at 350 for 50 to 60 mins

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lazy Sundays

Wow its been a fast weekend, but its been a awesome weekend weather wise. So pretty out I have the doors open and fresh air been a laid back Sunday for us. This weekend I am trying to get a jump start so I am not in in a time crunch come Thanksgiving. So getting thing like cleaning and such done. Looking forward to decorating for Christmas my favorite time of year. Already getting the decorations out and we might go ahead and get the lights up today since its so pretty. Better than doing it when its Anyway so hope all is enjoy there Sunday, thought I share some more cards I made with the scrap papers I had left over from the thanksgiving cards.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The things people will do for Black friday! LOL

Past Friday started with me trying to get bills paid and my computer monitor decided it was going to finally die on me. I tried for two hours to get it to work doing all the tricks I had used before. But nothing it was finally gone no saving it. So when DH got home we went to best buy to buy a new one. There was a couple there camped out in a tent and had been there 3 days already! All for a 42 inch tv for 200.00 normal 800.00 I am thinking don't seem like good enough deal to Here is the news report they did on them.

LOL INSANE! I thought Id share it cause I  think its just so crazy that someone would camp that long for black Friday. Anyway I will post some more cards I made tomorrow. I am working around the house getting some stuff done.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving card

Well Thanksgiving is just about here, this month has been really clipping along. We will be going to family's so I wont have to cook much. I will how ever have to bring my normal German Choc cake. They would send me back home if I did not bring This time of year I also love to make home made banana bread. I will have to make a post with the recipe. It is the best banana bread I have ever ate and not because I made Anyway today I worked on some Thanksgiving cards for a few family and friends. So thought I would share, its a super easy card. I needed simple being I need 5 of them. Next will be working on getting ready for Christmas cards now those I will have to make alot 
Thanks for looking!
Supplies used
Cricut wild card- Leaf cut at 3 inch
DCWV card paper stack
Kraft paper
Pattern papers recollections (bird watching) pattern -Acorns
Recollections (bird watching) pattern-Bird Seed I cut the tiny off to put up top on box
Tim Holtz distress ink spiced marmalade used on leaf
Time holtz distress ink Tea dye used on journal box
Glimmer mist
Brown ribbon
Hero arts stamps (Month of November)

Cricut cake 49.00!

Wow what a amazing deal has the cricut cake for 49.00! And its the big cricut cake not the mini if you are in the market for a cricut cake I would say now is the time to get one. They also have all the cricut cake carts for 29.99 so make sure to check it out before its gone.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Black friday sales and Cricut imagine!

Okay time to save and get ready cause the Black Friday sale ads are up! I will warn you this post will be a tiny bit long. When I post the crafty items on sale for black Friday I try to get as much details as I can for you. But its worth the look I promise there are some AWESOME! deals this year on the new cricuts. And of course I save the best for So here we go.

They open at 4pm Thursday on Thanksgiving so get the dinner done
Cricut carts 24.99 also they have a deal where if you buy 2 carts you get jubilee cart for free 1 per costumer and only while supplies last.

Cricut expression 2 limited edition 199.99! It come Michelas exclusive comes with 4 per loaded carts

ATG gun 19.99 I love my ATG gun its a must for crafters! And if you buy it Thursday with the extra 30 % off you will only pay 13.99 I did the math for

Cricut V.1 69.99
Iris 12x12 storage 2.99
If you would like to see the full ad click here.

Cricut Expression 159.99
Cricut cake mini 89.99
Cricut carts 26.99
Also they have the new art bin storage for the cricut carts for 12.99 And they have a deal going on as posted on this image.

Cricut Expression 2 for 229.99
Cricut projects and events carts 18.99

If you would like to see the full ad click here.

Cricut Imagine for

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?  I see the going super FAST!
If you would like to see the full ad click here.

Well that is all the super good deals I see for us crafters. I Love doing this every year, sharing all the great deals so you can get to get some great craft goods and great gifts. Thanks for looking hope you have a great weekend.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day

Just wanted to say Happy Veteran's day to those who served and are serving our country now. And thinking of those who lost loved ones who gave there life for there country. In our family we have a few Veteran's, my dad who served in Vietnam and my brother was in the Gulf War.

This is my brother Richard I dont have any of my dad photos. He does not like to look at them.

Also Gene's grand father was in the air force WWII he passed a few years ago.
But not only do I wish those who serve a happy veterans day but the family's as well. The wives or husbands who run there houses and family's while the other is away, hats off to you I dont know how you do it. Know I would not be able to. It was hard enough not having my brother around and worrying about him all the time. He called me a few time while he served and you would hear the sound of a missile. I would ask whats that he say oh that is just a scud missile coming across like its Of course I am freaking out. I loved getting to hear his voice but that did not happen to much we wrote alot of letters to each other. Even though he was so far away we still keep in touch I still have all the card notes he wrote home. Why I love doing cards for OWH I understand what its like to get letters from loved ones who are away. Its so so important.
The day my brother come home from the Gulf I will never forget someone gave a note to the teacher and she handed to me. It read

Yes I still have
This little post it note meant my brother was home cause I only have have two brothers. It took me I think about 8 seconds to get all my stuff together and leave. lol When I got outside I could not get a big bear hug fast enough. Was a great day cause my brother was safe and was home lest for a little bit. Now he is out if the army and living here is Texas again. Well hope you all are having a great Veteran's day.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cricut sale on

Thought I post a super fast post there is a sale on they have cricut cartage's from 19.99 They also have one cart that I have not seen it has 6 overlays with it. Has a ton of cuts on it and looks like its kinda a compilation of some of the carts from past. But at 39.00 I think that is a great deal! So go check it out and lots of stuff on sale.


And the winner of the blog give away is.....

Yeah Shannon! I will contact you and get your mailing address.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Birthday card for guy

I always have a hard time making cards for men. But for this card when I seen this pic of the Dallas cowboy baby I knew that would make a cute card. My cousin is a big football fan so thought I would use the pic. I wanted to make it a little funny and poke fun at the cowboys. And since the baby looked like he was not happy I put Make a wish below the baby. And on the inside I put "but you only get one so make sure its a good one" Even as a Texas native we all know the Dallas cowboys are not so I would not waste a wish on So anyway that is the card its kinda silly but he will get a laugh.
If anyone has any tips about using embossing powder I would love some. I tried the dryer sheet trick and it did not work. As you will see there still was lose powder I could not get off. Any tips to keep the powder from sticking on places you dont want it sticking?
Also don't forget Weds is the last day to enter for my GIVE AWAY only one comment so far. So come Wed night if that is the only one then she will get the items. Well thanks for looking at my card. Hope your having a good week so far.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Give away!

Hi just wanted to do a update on a give away I have going on. For the 2 year blog anniversary I thought I would share a small give away with someone. But I have only had one comment (sniff sniff) Maybe no one really does read my blog any So I thought I would extend it out a few days to see if anyone else would like to enter. So click here and post a comment to enter, I dont like to repost like this but I really would like to see a few people get a chance to win. I will make the deadline for Wed Nov 8th, thursday I will post the winner and if I only still have this one comment she will get it. Its not a huge prize but a little something to say thanks to those who joined my blog or read it. Winner will get a stampology stamp set, two packs of cute rub ons, and two packs of Gems cause I just love to use these on cards to bling it Thanks have a great weekend.

Blog ANNIVERSARY and Give away!

Update Give away going till Wed Nov 8th...Here is what you will win. Set of stampology stamp set, two packs of cute rub ons, two packs of gems cause bling is just fun.

Well its been 2 years since I made my first post on my blog. My how life has changed for us since Back when I started my blog I kinda did it to take my mind off of life. We had been looking for a home for a long time and was not having any luck. Well then about a month after I started my blog we found a house in a area we liked. We made the offer it was accepted and then in Jan we became home owners.
But along the way of this life change I have to say having my blog was great. I enjoyed having a place to put my voice out there. I will never forget the first comment and the first I was like wow some body looked at my blog and joined!LOL I was shocked that anyone would want to read my tiny little blog. And its still tiny no doubt. But I am grateful for those who do follow and want to read the blog. I really have enjoyed having the blog and having a place to share ideas and tips. I  have always been a person to want to share ideas and help others. And this allows me to do that. So with all that said I want to say as a big THANK YOU to you followers.
So to enter leave a comment, I wont make this follower only give away since some might not have a blogger account. But would be nice if you were a follower ;) Just make sure there is a way to reach you. I am going to let the give away run till next wed nov 8th that way everyone has a chance to enter.
If you have trouble commenting contact me and I will chnage comment fourm my email is


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