Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Third Time's The Charm

I've just had my THIRD card creation published in Take Ten from Stampington & Company.

My card is featured in the Winter 2013 issue which will hit newsstands on December 1.  I received a free preview copy since my card was chosen to be published.  I am BEYOND excited and am hoping to someday be the cover card or possibly even a guest artist.  Here's my card creation:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My Sentiments Exactly!

I recently won a prize package during a Paper Crafts giveaway event and on Moxie Fab World  here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/10/winnerday_23.html.

I won FIVE stamp sets from Technique Tuesdays! http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/10/moxie-fab-stamp-of-approval-technique.html

And here's a thank you card I made for Technique Tuesday using one of the sets I received.  Talk about AWESOME! 

So thank you Paper Crafts and Technique Tuesday for putting the awesome into my day! 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bottled Up

I have a passion for all glass jars and bottles.  But with raising a family and now keeping a grandkid-friendly home, you won't find many things made of glass out on display.  But that doesn't keep me from obsessing about pretty breakables!
Diamond  Crown Top Bottles (set of two) $14.99
Set to 3 Glass Bottles with Jeweled Butterfly  Stoppers  $22.45
6 Glass Bottles in a Chicken Wire Basket with Handle  $18.49
Glass Bottles
Petites Fleur  Long Wood Crate with 5 glass milk bottles $9.99  each/ 3  for $9  each
Even mason jars can send me into a tizzy !!
Glass Mason Jars  Ball Quart Jar w/ lids   $20 (case of 12 jars)
And if ANYONE ever comes across some antique mason jars (with those fabulous old lids), don't even call, just pay the price and get me some!  HA!
I think my obsession stems from those morning deliveries
from the milk man back in the 50's !!
Glass Milk Bottles
Or maybe it was those glass bottles of coke back in the same era!
vintage coke bottles
Which leads me to my next obsession ... old clay pots!
french clay pots
But that's another story for another time!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Hamburger Baked Beans

This is one of our favorite side dishes that Sterling makes to go with his smoked ribs, which is he making today, so I thought I would post this recipe so that I can find it easily, since it took me over an hour this morning trying to find it for him.  I love the hamburger and chipotle additions, and of course the bacon sends this over the top.

l pound hamburger
1 small onion (chopped)
1 green pepper (chopped)
5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 large cans pork and beans
1/2 cup dark Karo syrup
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tsp. worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
1 chipotle pepper, diced

Combine all ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Friday, November 2, 2012

We had a FRIGHTFULLY good time!

Every year my son-in-law's parents host a Halloween party.  It's their absolute favorite holiday and they go ALL out to get everyone into the "spirit" of things.  Every inch of their home is decorated with spiders, webs, skulls, things that go bump ... well, you get the idea.  And they always dress for the occasion.  Here's this year's costumes.  What a loving couple they make!

And of course, what's a Halloween party without some scary treats!  I remember one year that Marilyn made sloppy joes that actually GLOWED in the dark.  And of course there are always some bat wings, witches hats cookies, cheese stick fingers (complete with fingernails), and jack-o-lantern pizza!  Thanks, Marilyn and David, for helping us remember that Halloween is for kids of ALL ages to enjoy!