Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Watery Wednesday

With this Arizona heat, it is definitely time to go swimming.
Our pool is all ready to go!

Go check out Watery Wednesday!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Artichoke Spinach dip

I have got to share this recipe.
I have made it many times and I think it is just delicious.
Maybe not the most healthy thing, but that's okay :-)

4 cloves garlic (if I do not have any I just use a bit of garlic powder)
1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1 (10 ounce) container Alfredo-style pasta sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place garlic in a small baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven 20 to 30 minutes, until soft. Remove from heat. When cool enough to touch, squeeze softened garlic from skins.
  3. In an 8x8 inch baking dish, spread the roasted garlic, spinach, artichoke hearts, Alfredo-style pasta sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and cream cheese.
  4. Cover and bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until cheeses are melted and bubbly. Serve warm.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Memorial Day

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy Memorial Day!
Thank you so very much to all the Military men and women past, present and future.
Your service is greatly appreciated!

I hope everyone enjoys spending time bbq'n and just enjoying your nice 3 day weekend (if you get one).

In honor of Memorial Day I am offering 10% off everything in my Etsy shop.


Thanks for looking everyone!

until next time....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dog on Laptop :-)

She fell asleep on my laptop when I had it on the couch :-)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I just wanted to write a little bit about crafting....
I am addicted to ALL things crafts.

I never knew I could be so obsessed with all this stuff.
Years ago I never thought my absolute favorite stores would be Joanns, Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
I never ever ever in 5789743 million years thought I would be into sewing.
It is SEW;-) much fun though!

Everywhere I go now, I look to see if I can find something to craft with.
It has become a sickness haha!

It is a great way to pass time though, doing all these crafts.
My problem though is I spend to much time in my craft room then I do doing the things around the house that need to be done....OOPS

So this post is pretty much just a bunch of rambling but that's alright...

off to go craft some more :-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Teacher Themed Mini Album

Here is the most recent mini album I made.
I wanted to make one and had a mind block on what "theme" to make it in so I asked my hubby and he said school/teacher.
So here it is.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mothers Day Album

Haul Videos

So I have started to post some videos on YouTube.
They are mostly haul videos from and a few other places.
Thanks for watching!

Michaels Hauls Haul 1 Haul 2 & 3 Haul 4 & 5

Sunday, May 1, 2011

More Wood Frames

Here are a few more frames I have made.

I really like the baby ones. If I had a baby I would totally keep them for myself. Hopefully someday..soon!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Altered wood frames...and a letter

I am linking up to Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick

So I am pretty sure everyone knows about the $1 wooden frames from Michaels but I just discovered them. I ventured out from the rock that I live under the other day and had a little fun at Michaels.

This is what they looked like before.
They are 8" frames with a 3.5" x 3.5" spot for the picture.

I used distress ink on this one all around it. No paint at all. The paper is attache using Mod Podge. The little saying in the corner was made using a clear stamp and some white cardstock that I inked up using distress ink.
I colored the edges and the inside of this with a sharpie. :-) I used some black ink around the edges on the paper. I made the little flowers myself.

I inked the tips of the roses and added a bit of glitter glue to them. I painted the back of this one using my free paint sample from Vlaspar. The color is called Rapids.
The paper was decoupaged on and the back and edges were painted with another sample from Valspar :-) I got the flowers from, which is a very bad place, in a very good way :-)

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wedding Ceremony

So here are some pics of the actual ceremony.
I absolutely loved the ceremony & we had the best reverend ever.
So many people complemented us on how good he was.
It was such a special time.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I hope everyone has a blessed Easter!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wedding Post

Alright so I have pretty much neglected my blog since I was so busy with wedding stuff and...well just stuff in general.
I thought it would be fun to do a few posts of the wedding.
For now I think I will just do one post with a bunch of pictures and then maybe I will do a few individual ones on different aspects of the wedding,

I gotta say though, the wedding was better then I could have ever imagined!

This ring is my Great Great Great maybe one more Great Grandmothers engagement ring :-)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Alright so about 3 weeks ago I was cooking some raviolli for dinner.
It came time for me to drain the ravioli so I grabbed the pot and proceeded to take it over to the sink to empty it out.

As I was pouring the STUPID pot I spilled the BOILING HOT water all over my stomach.
It hurt sooooo bad. I could feel my skin boiling, burning, etc.
I automatically lifted my shirt off my stomach (which I later learned I should have just left it there) and I saw the huge skin thing hangin off my belly.

It looked like a huge blister just had popped. If I left my shirt alone it would have formed a blister. I mean really though, who would just leave something on themselves that is causing them pain...My first reaction was to get the stupid thing off.

Over the next few days it really started to look...gross.....I am pretty sure it was infected at one point or another because I saw....stuff....coming from it...yuck!
So after we got our taxes done we figured we would pop on over to the urgent care that is about 1.5 miles from our house. We could not find it, so we went home. Apparently it closed.

So I have just been putting antibiotic ointment on it constantly and keeping it covered at night. It is slowly starting to heal. it itches a lot on the outside of the burn.

I am taking a antibiotic, oh but its not for my's for THE STUPID FINGER INFECTION I GOT ( look up paronychia).

So I just wanted to post about this because I am pretty sure my husband is tired of hearing me complain about either my burn hurting/itching and my finger being so swollen I could barely bend it.

-end rant

Etsy Shop

I just wanted to post a few of the things that I have listed in my Etsy shop.
I have been wanting to start up my shop since last year and I just recently got enough courage to list items. I really enjoy creating things for my shop.

Thanks for looking!

Here is the link to my Etsy shop :-)

Monday, April 11, 2011

First Heart Mini Album

This was so much fun to make. It is my first mini album. I am already working on a second album for a friend.