January 29, 2011

Scrappin' and Stampin'

It's been so long since I've made a scrapbook layout, but today while the boys were playing basketball and then looking for antlers I sat down with a cup of tea and got to work!

I also spent some time working on projects for Stamp Camp next Saturday. Here are some of the prizes that will be given away!

This is the project I'll be demonstrating using the Take a Spin stamp set from the new Occasions mini catalog.

If you are local and don't have plans, you should join us! Saturday, February 5th, 9am at the School Alumni Room.

January 22, 2011


Jake got a DQ Blizzard Maker for Christmas. We tried it out a few days ago and make dessert after supper.

First you crush ice and pour salt over it...
Pour in some cream...
Stir for 10 minutes...
And enjoy!

January 16, 2011

Elias - 10 days

I took some photos of my new nephew at 10 days old today. He is so cute and tiny!

January 12, 2011

I Love Avocados

I've formed somewhat of an addiction to avocados and have been incorporating them into many of my meals.

Here we have a chicken, bacon, cheese and avocado panini...
They are super delicious on chicken pizza...
As a hamburger topping...
They are also great on tacos, taco salads and chicken tortilla soup! If you've never tried avocados before you should!

January 9, 2011

Storage Room

We finished the storage area in our basement this weekend. Tim had completed the drywall earlier this week and was waiting for me to prime and paint the walls. I did that yesterday while he built the shelving. Today we installed the shelves and filled them up. It's so nice to have a neat, organized storage space!

January 7, 2011

Elias John

My sister had a baby yesterday morning and we were so excited to go and meet him!
Elias John
He was welcomed by two very excited sisters. Jake wanted to take him home. He was pretty quiet at the hospital but after we left he said, "Isn't Elias awesome!?" He is looking forward to babysitting.

January 3, 2011

What I'm Listening To

I am loving this album by Mumford & Sons right now. I don't typically download entire albums onto my iPod but this is one I'm glad I did...every song is great! The lyrics, their folksy sound, I've been listening to it non-stop.

January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011!

I've been enjoying my time at home this long weekend. I ordered my September, October & November photos and ordered the rest of the photos I need to complete my 2010 Project Life album. I don't plan on doing another album like that this year but I did enjoy the process and the concept.

We're still working on our basement project and almost have the storage room complete.

Some things I'd like to accomplish or continue doing this year:
  • Run 500 miles in 2011
  • Blog one or more times per week
  • Practice yoga once per week
  • Continue restricting processed foods from our diets
Plans for tomorrow...snowball fight!

Star Wars Pancakes

We have pancakes for breakfast most weekend mornings at our house. Santa must have noticed because he brought us these fun Star Wars pancake molds and this nifty pancake pen for Christmas! Star Wars is kind of a big deal around here...I'm trying to get on board but science fiction just isn't my thing. But pancakes are delicious whatever shape they're in.

Darth Vader