Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Birthday Flutter By Wednesday Blog Hop!

Today is the first of TWO Flutter By Wednesday blog hops to celebrate Danni's (the owner and creator of FBW) birthday! Today we have the friends of Danni's fluttering along to share some amazing creations to inspire you!!

You should have fluttered here from Shirley. If not, start at the beginning of the hop at the Flutter By Wednesday Blog

Be sure to leave comments at each of the stops you flutter to as there are some surprises hidden!! You have until Sept 9th, 2013 at midnight CST to flutter along. 

We also hope that you'll join in this week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday, which is anything goes with a butterfly or fairy! A little butterfly told us that if there are 100 entries there will be a prize!!

Here is my project for the day!

This gorgeous fairy is from Whimsy Stamps and her name is Silver. Isn't she gorgeous?? I just love working with her. I am fairly new to the whole coloring scene and I am definitely still learning a lot!! I colored Silver with Copic markers. I did my best to blend and make her have some definition. 

The card is a 5 x 5 square card. Silver is a fairly large image so I thought that she would be a little too big for a standard A2 size card. 

To finish the card off, I matted her, added some flowers and brads, twine, a button, and the saying "believe." I think the saying "believe" fits perfectly with a fairy. 

When Danni first posted about having participates for her birthday blog hop, I didn't automatically join because its her Flutter By Wednesday and I dont own even one butterfly stamp. Can  you believe that?? I have way too many stamps to even count and I don't have even ONE butterfly. I know that shocked Danni! So I was pleased when she said we could also use a fairy. Once she posted that, I jumped right in. This is my first blog hop, so I hope that you are enjoying your time with all the gorgeous creations. 

Now you should hop on to Korin! Don't forget to flutter to the FBW Blog tomorrow for another hop full of more fluttery inspiration!! 



Saturday, September 8, 2012

"Slutty Brownies"

I think this is my first food post that I have ever done. And the first blog post that I have written in well over a year. But these brownies are SOOOO good that they deserve recognition! Seriously TO DIE FOR BROWNIES! Why are they called Slutty Brownies? To that, I do not know the answer. Apparently a teacher at my daughters school made these for her class and all the kids named them this. They are super easy to make!

First step, no picture for this, is to line a 9 x 13 pan with aluminum foil and then spray it with cooking spray. I just used the Great Value Cooking Spray. And now preheat your oven to 350.

These are the ingredients that you will need. Along with the eggs, oil, butter, and water needed to make the above items.

 Make the chocolate chip cookie dough according to the package directions and layer it on the bottom of the pan.

Next up, you are going to place a layer of oreo cookies on top of the chocolate chip cookie dough.

Next, you are going to make the brownie mix according to the package directions. Once that is done, you are going to pour the mix on top of the oreos and cookie dough.

Now you are going to bake this deliciousness for 40 minutes at 350. Your house during this is going to smell delicious!

And the below picture is what you get to eat. After you let it sit on the stove top for about 30 minutes. That was the hardest part for me. I wanted to immediately cut it and taste it but I didnt because I didnt want it to fall apart on me.


Friday, June 24, 2011

2008 New England vs San Francisco...Especially for Dee

Today in football we are going back to the 2008 season of the New England Patriots. A season that started off in the worst possible way. In the first game of regular season our beloved quarterback was injured and little did we know at the time but was going to be out for the season. Oh my...what we will do without Tom Brady? Into the game walks Matt Cassell. A QB that has never played a regular season game. Well there goes our season. Oh little did we know, how Matt would step up to the plate and have such an incredible season. Today I am featuring pictures from the game against San Francisco. Why you may ask am I bringing up a game from 2008? Well because I have this friend named Dee...I met him over at and he is a die hard for his 49ers! That poor chap! Let's get to the pictures, shall we?

In the above picture you see Randy Moss. Oh Randy. How we love to hate our Randy. Well not ours anymore, but in 2008 he was. Tom and Randy were in sync with each other. How would he do with Cassel? He did what Moss does. He rocked!

Oh and here we see the now beloved Matt Cassel. Who after this season went to be the starting QB for the Kansas City Chiefs. WTG Matt! You did us proud!

Oh here he is again. Dont you love him.

Oh I saved this picture for last. The one Dee will enjoy the most. His QB being sacked. Oh wait, you mean fans dont like to see their QB sacked? Whoops, sorry Dee.

FYI...NE won this game. :)

So there you have it. My favorite team and Dee's favorite team.

Much love to you my friend!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Almost 2 weeks into this....

So this is a blog about crafting, right? Well there is more to my little ol life than crafting so sometimes you may have to read about my struggles and truimphs of my new healthy lifestyle. And anything else I might want to throw in here. You know August is coming which means football season (hopefully we have one lol) and so you know I cant resist a post or 2 about the Patriots.

But today we will talk about weight loss. Fun subject, right? About a month of so ago my mom offered to fix my car for me but in exchange for that she said she had to put a lein on something valuable of mine. In my head I was thinking "girl, you must be joking, because I have nothing of value". Oh little did I know! She said she would like to put a lein on my kidney. I was like "huh"? She told me that within a year or so she will need a kidney transplant. Including me, there are 6 of us kids. She said out of all of us, I was the only candidate. I have always said that I would give a kidney to my mom if she needed me too but I wanted to be the last on the list because I am deathly terrified of going under. Its a real fear of mine. I guess I will have to get over that fear. of course in order to even be a candidate for this, I cant be the size that I am. I have to lose weight. Two weeks ago, I finally thought that I better get serious. Last week at my "weigh in", which means my bathroom scale in front of no one, I dropped 5lbs. No biggie, probably water weight, the same ol same ol that most people see on week 1. A good drop in the lbs! This week has been completely different! The scale wasnt moving at all and I was doing everything right. Absolutely no cutting corners or cheating. Well until last night, when I decided I was going to eat that little piece of cake because the scale wasnt moving anyway, so I might as well. This morning the scale was the same as it was last Friday. Talk about frustrating!! I cant even describe the frustration. But I am going to chalk this up to water retention due to that "time" coming and keep moving forward and hope for better results next week.

I took some before pictures last week. Can you say O.M.G! Those were awful! And ones that I hope to never have to take again. And before anyway can ask, I wont be posting those until I have some progress to show lol. So stay tuned for those.

Tonight and this weekend is a challenge. Its Hoagland Days and we all know some of that carnival food is just the best. I have been talking to myself all day saying that none of that food will taste as good as being thin feels. And I will continue to tell myself that all night at the fair. Maybe I will put a sign around my neck that says "do not let me buy an elephant ear".

So until next week and the next weigh in....I will sign off on this post.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

You & Me Card......CTMH June Kit Special

We had June birthdays out at my mom's today. This is the card that I made for my sister for her birthday. I used the You & Me kit from CTMH. This kit is on special this month for only $15. The kit normally runs for $34.95 so it is an awesome deal. Also part of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help the tornado victims. Below is a picture of everything that comes in the kit.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

You & Me Kit CTMH Special in June

CTMH has an awesome special going on in the month of June. Its the You & Me Stronger Together campaign. You can get the You & Me kit, pictured below, for the awesome price of $15. Regular price for this kit is $34.95 so you are saving over 50%! And the best part about the promotion is that part of the proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross to help all the tornado victims!! Get yours while you can!!