Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Let's get Sketchy!!! DT Call!

This week 2 girlfriends sent me the same link within about 10 mins of one another... So I went on over to Lets get Sketchy to check it out! Sure enough a Design Team Call! I love making layouts with Sketches... They keep me on track and often time are much simpler then starting with a completely blank 12x12 with no clue where to go! 

So "Lets Get Sketchy"....

This is a photo of my husband and son on the beach last year! It is one of my most favorite pictures of my two favorite guys! I distressed and tore just about everything! All of the papers come from the Feb. Hip Kit Club with the exception of the background and I believe that is a single sheet from Micheal's. I also seen on a Youtube where a lady took some string and knott'd it up and suck it down. She made it seem so effortless and I spent about 30 mins attempting perfection and decided I was done with that technique JUST STICK IT DOWN! You will find that under the "pretty much perfect" and up top! I also used some distress sprays and gold splatter paint! Finished it off with some clear sequins and calling it a night!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

CaliRice and Sausage

Serving size: 4-6 people

1 Jennie-O Turkey kielbasa (14oz)
12 Brussels sprouts (Washed and cut in quarters)
1 medium purple onion (Chopped)
1 head of cauliflower
Olive Oil

  • Wash and cut up the cauliflower then place in the blender. Pulse the blender until you have “rice” (DO NOT TURN ON THE BLENDER… OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE MUSH)
  • Place cauliflower in a microwave safe boil with a ½ a cup of water. Place in the microwave for approximately 5 mins.
  • Fluff… NOW YOU HAVE “RICE”

Brussels sprouts:
  • Place your chopped onion in the pan with a little bit of olive oil. Now is the time to season some salt, pepper, and garlic is what I generally use. Cook down the onions until they are soft.
  • Place your washed and quartered Brussels sprouts into the pan and gave them a turn. Continue to stir the Brussels sprouts until they are cooked to your desired texture (I usually continue to turn and cook them for about 20 mins which leaves them a bit crunchy)
  • Now cut up the kielbasa and throw it in the pan (I like to cut mine in half and then little pieces from there)
  • Let the kielbasa get heated up!

Place approximately 1 cup of the CaliRice on a plate and top with your Brussels sprouts! ENJOY!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Farm Fresh Friday challenge!!!

This week over at The Greeting Farm blog they challenge was to use "Green and white". I just love these super cute stamps they come up with. I follow the challenge I used a white and green polka dot paper back ground and then colored the little girl to match. I also used a Glaze pen to make her look like she has mascara on as well as patent leather shoes.

The paper I used is from the Hip Kit Club- March. I have been really impressed with the items in each of these kits! They have really hit my style on the head! I added a few sequins and a Prima flower and we are done!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ingredients Challenge!

So, over at the Victoria Marie Facebook page she did a challenge where she posted a set of ingredients and we were to do some sort of layout with those items...

The ingredients are:

1) Three patterned papers
2) One solid paper
3) At least 5 die cuts
4) Mixed media (of your choice)
5) A textured element (i.e. cork, wood veneer, acetate, etc). 

I used a ton of pattern paper so #1 check!!! The background is a solid paper #2 check!! The 5 die cuts are all the tags with words on them #3 check!!! Mixed media modeling paste tinted with Inks pink hearts #4 check!!! AND LASTLY THE CORK HEARTS!!!! 5 CHECK! 

I didn't realize how hard ingredients would be... I figure naaa its just a list... but its a lot harder to go with someone else list then it is to freely select items!

The pictures are from my backyard when some lovely bugs paid us a visit!! Here are some more photos of the layout as well as photos I took in my backyard of the bugs!!

I love nature and watching it happen but I have to admit the bees are the most amazing thing... they carry the honey on the side like saddle bags...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Stuffed Zucchini

  • Large zucchini, sliced lengthwise then scoop out the seeds but leave about an inch on each end which will make your "boat".
  • Ground beef (Or Turkey...)
  • 2 chopped red/yellow/green peppers in any combination
  • 1 purple onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1 pk of cream cheese
  1. Cook the ground beef, onion, and bell peppers
  2. In a large bowl, add beef, cheddar, and cream cheese.
  3. Spoon mixture into each zucchini boat. 
  4. Put shredded cheese on top.
  5. Bake 400* for 30 minutes. Depending on the size of the zucchini you may have to cook it a bit longer.
  6. Top with a bit of sour cream and call it DINNER...