Sunday, October 4, 2015

pinterest food find. chicken noodle soup

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I made this--and I think it took longer to prepare it than it was for my family to DEVOUR it!  I served it with warm homemade rolls--guess it's the simple pleasures in life! ;)
photo and recipe credit: Picture Perfect Meals

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 4 celery stalks, small-diced
  • 4 carrots, peeled and small-diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 quarts chicken stock or broth
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 2 cups wide egg noodles
  1. In a large pot over medium, heat the butter and olive oil. Add the onion, celery, carrots, garlic and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the vegetables soften, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the stock and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chicken and noodles and simmer until the noodles are cooked, about 10 minutes more. Discard the bay leaves. Season to taste and serve with a sprinkling of fresh, minced parsley, if desired.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

family today.

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If you haven't seen the new sketch for Scrapbook Circle is up on the blog-(remember there is a prize for one lucky winner if you participate!):
here is what I did with it:
 the title work:
I LOVE that little piece of cork--it is in the main kit Mix Tape!  Thank you SO much for the visit today!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

this is awesome.

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I am so excited to show you a masculine layout I created using 3 of the fantastic cuts from JustNick Studio:
I used the All boy cut:
and finally the Retro Squares Background:
here's a closeup of the title work on the page:

I am really happy with the results--I think that my favorite part of using cuts is that you can resize them to what you want--which leads to limitless possibilities!
Today happens to mark the day that this boy becomes a teenager--where did my little baby go?  Time sure flies--LOVE hanging out with my kids so it must have flown when we were having fun!
Thanks SO much for the visit today!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

pinterest food find. Teriyaki chicken-freezer meal

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6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
1 Cup water
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
3 cloves Garlic minced

Add all ingredients to a bag. Once bag is closed mix all the ingredients with your hands. 
To cook take out of freezer one hour before dump in crock-pot and cook low 4-6 hrs.

*This time we tried it baked in the oven--yummy!  Not sure how it will turn out in the crock pot, but that will be for the next go around!

*oh and because I can't eat soy I found an alternative at my local Sprouts.  Coconut Aminos Teriyaki sauce.  Linked to Amazon--my local store was less expensive.

props to: Jake, Janessa, and Ashton

Saturday, September 26, 2015

golden scholar.

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I am so excited to share with you a layout that I made using some of the AWESOME JustNick background files:
There were two backgrounds Simple Circle background and Simple Circle background 2--I resized each to just smaller than 12 x 12.  Then layered each on top of one another--simple to do, what an awesome look that would be on the back of a card OR with different papers!

 Thanks SO much for the visit today--sure hope your day is FANTASTIC!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


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yes you read right, 7vey.  Definition:  nickname given by 8th graders to the 7th graders in junior high.  See you learned you something new today! ;)
 I have a confession to make.  I am a very linear, follow the rules type person, if I read somewhere things have to be one way, I seem to just lean that direction in how I do stuff.  So when I am experimenting it’s sort of a big deal!  I took a step back and realized something, I used two different types of metallic colors on this page!  I was sort of a little surprised because I NORMALLY tend to lean toward gold on my pages.  I mixed silver and gold and you know what I am TOTALLY okay with it.

Challenge yourself today to do something, out of the normal for you!  You might surprise yourself with the results! ;)  Thanks for the visit--make today FABULOUS!

*for my page I used the Hello, Hello kit from Scrapbook Circle.

Monday, September 21, 2015

numbers and cards.

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Seems like FOREVER since I have shared a few cards here on my blog, don't faint! ;)  I had a blast using the hello, hello kit from Scrapbook Circle for these two fun cards:

Both of these cards were made from the scraps left over from my pages this month--LOVE when you can still make something cute from the left overs.  That tells you that the kit was AWESOME!!

thanks SO much for the visit today, I really appreciate it!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

pinterest food find. paprika chicken and rice--freezer meal.

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1 pound chicken breast
15 ounces cream of celery soup
1 cup water
1.5 cup instant rice
2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon pepper

Combine all ingredients in bag. Thaw in fridge when ready to bake. Bake in pan uncovered at 400 for 40-50 mins until chicken is cooked through.

*I really liked this one--REMEMBER to take it out of the freezer BEFORE cooking!  Good flavor, I was a little nervous about the instant rice, I used brown and it was really good!  Hardly any leftovers, my parents came to visit and the 1/2 cup that was left was eaten right up!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

savings saturdays. ad matching

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Ad matching--Pain?  Maybe sometimes, but for me I like it.  I have done add matching at Best Buy AND Walmart.  (sorry if you don't have these stores, maybe your area has a similar option?)  There are catches to both.  These are MY experiences:

Best Buy add matches to Amazon when it is SOLD and FULFILLED by Amazon.  Also, they add match to box stores when the items are in stock.

Walmart, they are getting better.  Cashiers now have an app on their phones to DOUBLE check your add match, making sure it's not a screen shot of something.  This also is applicable to food ads for other grocery stores.  So NO more carrying all those ads around trying to remember where the spot is in your ad you want to match!  Also, in my area they now carry their own brand of milk that runs $1.99 ALL the time (just learned this, a  few weeks ago)

GOOD luck with your Savings!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


If you are visiting me from the Scrapbook Expo blog--WELCOME, it's always fun to "meet" new people and make new friends!  For those of you that don't know I was asked by the incredibly talented Paige Evans to create something especially for the Scrapbook Expo blog, here is my layout:
I took these pictures of my sweet friend's daughter--she turned 16 and had the most amazing party! Think of the old dating game show, of interview questions and not being able to see the contestants.  The "winner" was her first date (funds provided by her parents).  They disguised the voices of all three of the boys-whom she knew.  HILARIOUS!

this particular page is part of an album that I have been working on as a surprise--this girl is SO beautiful and seriously PHOTOGENIC!

The products I used where a mix of things from different places, but the scallop cut is from HERE.

Thanks SO much for the visit I really appreciate it!