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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Off Topic - Cooking is another of favorite activities

Due to our varied schedules, I've been doing a lot of cook-ahead things for the freezer.  One of our favorites so far is a recipe I found at Taste of Home for Bacon Cheeseburger Buns:

Today, I used the yeast dough portion of this recipe and made them into pizza style rolls - I just combined a can of pizza sauce, one pound of mozzarella cheese, diced ham, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers for the filling.  After baking, I brushed the rolls with butter and sprinkled with some parmesan cheese. YUM!

Since I was doing the whole waiting on the dough to rise thing, I decided I would also try out a recipe that Melissa found for Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls - these are outstanding!

I've made a lot of soups and meals for the freezer - if anyone is interested, check out the blog:  Once  A Month Mom.  There are some awesome recipes and they all include instructions for make ahead cooking.  As we try some of them, I'll share results if anyone is interested.

That's it for today - closing tonight so have to head to work now.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

My favorite crafty things!

I am working on cleaning my disaster of a scrapbook area this morning and as I was putting things back in their proper places - I noticed that I keep my FAVORITE crafty items right next to me.  I'm sure you can guess what they are:
  1.  Black Cat Lynx! (if you are wondering about the tape on the Lynx - that is the mark to align my Cricut mat against for perfect positioning.)
  2.  SVGCUTS Binder containing .pdf printouts of all the kits and collections I own - for easy reference!
  3.  Scotch Spray Mount .- the absolute best solution I've found for keeping my mats sticky!
  4.  Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive - the best glue I've ever used for paper crafting!

Here's a picture of the inside of my svgcuts binder - I printed all of the .pdf sheets 2 to a page and then used the half size sheet protectors.  The binder is my old stamp binder that I outgrew.  I now store my stamps in a file box.

These 4 items are ones that I use every single time I sit down at my scrapping desk.  What about you - what are your favorite crafty items?

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop

Thank you for joining for our Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop. You will see great projects and read about some of our personal experiences. There will also be blog candy along the way, so be sure to visit all the stops.

Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces different types of seizures. It affects 50 million people worldwide. If you would like to read more information about Epilepsy you can go to the Epilepsy foundation online at : http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/

Neither I or any of my immediate family members suffer from epilepsy. When my oldest daughter was younger she was evaluated for some seizures she experienced but they did not turn out to be epilepsy. My husband's step-mother has a nephew who has epilepsy and as a result, I've tried to become more active in promoting awareness. I have spent quite a bit of time reading on-line about the disease and I made that the focus of my layout for this blog hop - sites to visit and tidbits of info about events to raise awareness.

I apologize in advance for the quality of this layout - my paper trimmer desperately needs a new blade and I could not get a straight cut no matter how I tried. (On a side note - anyone have a recommendation for a new trimmer? Can't find blades for mine anymore - it's an OLD model.)  If you want to read the captions and such - you should be able to click and enlarge the image.

Please begin this hop at Holley's blog: http://www.holleybarnhartsblog.com/

Holley- http://holleybarnhartsblog.blogspot.com/(start hop here)

Ashley - http://www.especiallymade.blogspot.com/

Jessica- http://www.canyoupixelthis.com/

Lora - http://scrpbooklady.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE

Michelle- http://www.craftychelle.blogspot.com/

Rexann- http://ibecircled.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Zenita- http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/

Sher- http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com/ (end of hop)

Thanks so much for stopping by!