Saturday, November 29, 2008
Anyways, the day did prove to be a good shopping day as I also purchased a 8GB USB Flash Drive for 17.00, 2 Dickies shirts for my Son for 15.00 each, 2 hooded shirts for myself for 10.00 each, and a bottle of Cologne for my Girly Girl for 5.00. To top off the day, a little scrapbooking time with friends and then dinner. I cannot think of a better way to end a perfectly good shopping day.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
We had 13 of us. My family and my friends family. We were just like one big happy family. We all fit together like peas and carrots. The only thing I wished, was that we could have spent more time together. Sometimes you just hate to see the day come to a close and everyone leave. As the saying goes "All good things must come to a end" Who made up that saying anyways!!! Stupid saying!!!
After all was said and done, my friend and I decided we needed to meet at Michael's and take part in the early sales. They had their Cricut cartridges on sale for 29.99, and so I got me one. Yes only one. I had most of the ones they had on sale, but I did manage to find one that I did not have and have been wanting. I bought the New Arrival Baby cartridge. It is so darn cute. I cannot wait to play now. I have somewhere bookmarked a very cute little book made from that cartridge. I will be searching my favorites in the next week. I also bought a Ott Light. They had them on sale, plus I was able to use my 20% off and so that made me pay around 15.00. It is soooo tiny and cute. But don't let tiny fool you. It puts out big bright light for such a little lamp. I am very excited about having it. You know its really the little things that make us the happiest. Well for me anyway.
Tomorrow, more sales. I will be shopping the day away. I will be going with my friend, so I will let her navigate. If you want to go where the deals are, than you want to go with her. She knows how to shop!!!
I really do hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving day, and you are now sitting around fat and happy!! Dear Lord if you cannot make me skinny, would you please make my friends fat!!! Now that is a great saying!!! (wink,wink)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
3 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Mix together in large bowl. Add
2 cups of thinly sliced bananas
1 can of crushed pineapple
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat until blended, but do not over beat. Bake in greased/floured Bundt pan at 325 degrees for 55 minutes, then 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Do not open the oven during this time.
Let cool completely before icing.
Cream Cheese Pecan Icing
1 8 oz. Cream Cheese
1/2 stick of butter
Beat till smooth. Add
1 box of powered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup of chopped pecans
Beat until all blended and then spread on cake.Yum!! Yum!!! Lets just hope it taste as good as it looks. This icing is Devine!!
1 regular box of raspberry jello
1 container of cool whip
1 can of Pineapples
1 cup of chopped pecans
1 8oz of sour cream
In a bowl pour the can of Pineapple and raspberry jello. Blend together and let set for 20 minutes.
Then add in the sour cream, cool whip and pecans. Blend it all together and then refrig for several hours or until firm. Overnight is best.
My Favorite Pumpkin Pie recipe is on the back of the Libby's Pumpkin can. I have tried many recipes, and this is the one I love the most. Its very, very easy and always comes out perfect.
1 can of pumpkin
1 can of evaporated milk
3/4 cup of sugar
2 eggs beaten
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of cloves
1/2 tsp of ginger
9 inch pie crust
In a bowl mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, clove, ginger. Add in can of pumpkin, beaten eggs. Blend completely. Pour in milk a little at a time, blending as you pour.
Pour mixture into pie crust and bake in preheated oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean. Let cool for 2 hours, then serve with whip cream or refrigerate.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Awwwww, I am finally free!!! Our last day of CHEC was yesterday. No more stressing about papercraft projects. I did have a great time with the class, loved each of my students tremendously, and I loved being a teacher. It was a awesome experience. I just did not like having to prepare for the class each week. It was pretty stressful to prepare for 20 projects. I usually found myself waiting till the last minute and then spending 2 days rushing to get them done by Monday. Yes I know, if I planned better and used my time better, I would not have had so much stress. I would have enjoyed the class much better. The problem with that is, I am not the type that can plan or use time wisely. This is something about me that I am slowly learning to except. I just need to learn my limitations and not take on such things as teaching a papercraft class. I need something much easier, like a game class, or something where there is little preparations involved. LOL!!! Anyways, just glad that I am done and now I can focus on some things I want to do for myself. I want to get my scrapbook stuff organized and plan some pages and I want to make some raggedy dolls. That's what I will be doing in the months ahead.
Did I mention to you that I am a Senior Angel. This is a organization that my friend Elizabeth shared with me. She always finds the best websites for us. I am totally loving this organization. One of the things I am not allowed to do is share information about my Senior, but I can share the fact that already, I feel like I am doing something so good for someone out there in the world. We all need things in our lives that make us feel good about ourselves. This is the kind of things that do that. Giving and helping others, always makes you feel good. Hopefully this place will be around when I become a Senior. Lets not talk about how close in the future that is getting to be. Go check out the website and sign up for a Senior. You will love it as I already do!!!
Today, I plan to gather my Raggedy stuff and clean a bit in my scrapbook room. I guess I best getter done!! Have a great day!!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
These are a few of my favorite blogs that I visit almost daily!! My reason for choosing these blogs is they each give me inspiration, motivation, and support in my many favorite hobbies, Stamping, Scrapbooking, Raggedy Dolls, and Reading!!! Thank you ladies for always keeping your blogs updated and posting and sharing such wonderful Creations for all to enjoy!!!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
What fun she had!!!