Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Project 365 Kit

Flutterbyefaery Designs has a new Project 365 Bundle kit. It can be purchased here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Muffin Tin Snacks

The other day when I was catching up on all my blog reading I came across an entry from Katie the Scrapbook Lady about Muffin Tin Meals. I got inspired so the next day I decided to pull out my big muffin tin. I didn't think this would work for my triplets but with the big tin I was able to give them 2 tins each. This is my first attempt. I did it as a snack. Oranges and Watermelon. The kids loved this new idea.

Here are my children enjoying their surprise snack.


This morning I woke up earlier than the kids which is so rare. I decided to take out the tin again and this time I did a breakfast. I put cantaloupe an cheese and crackers. They also had cereal and orange juice. They were surprised to see the muffin tin again and requested that I do it again. Here's a photo of their breakfast.

Visit the Muffin Tin Monday blog home or Muffin Tin Meals flickr group for more inspiration.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Just A Kid - Freebie

Just in!!!

A Brand new Angels that Scrap!

Design Team Collaboration Kit

Just a Kid

Take a look at this amazing fun kid kit. It is a huge kit. It includes:
64 Papers, 12 Animals,electric guitar,10 kids,18 frames,13 vehicles,6 mats,7 brackets,1 page border,4 shapes,2 boxes,1 piece tape,4 paint/glitter splodges,3 different word arts,17 journal spots, 2 paper clips,2 ice creams,2 pieces mesh,2 baseball sets,2 dollies, 3 folded ribbons, 1 ladder, 4 balls,2 castles,2 footprints,3 teddy bears, 1 shovel,rocking horse, hot air balloon,tire swing,bubbles,clouds,2 belts,2 ribbons,2 angels,1 brad,1 tie with rivets,2 laces,1 doodle flower border/ribbon,7 balloons, marble bag and marbles,beads,1 flower sticker,1 round sticker,2 arrows, 2 sachets,6 coloured crayons,2 staples,2 multi hearts,4 hearts,1 tiara,3 doodle flowers,5 flowers,3 bulldog clips,10 bows,1 button,2 knots...

Yours for Just $9.99 or free with a $10.00 purchase until June 15th! You can find it at Angels that Scrap.

Here's my freebie quick page using the above kit. Click here to download.

Friday, May 22, 2009

40 Day Love Dare - Fireproof

I finally got a chance to watch the movie "Fireproof" that was recommended by Joyce from my MOPS group. I have had it since it was released from Netflix but never had the chance to watch it until tonight. Unfortunately, my husband refused to watch it saying it was a chick flick. While watching the movie I thought about my own marriage. No, we don't fight but we do have some issues about him not helping out. I know that will never change but I can always change the way I think about it and react to it. I just downloaded the book, "40 Day Love Dare". I plan to take the journey and see if things improve. It couldn't hurt but only help.

Now, these three remain:
Faith, Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is LOVE.
1 Corinthians 13:13

And so my journey will begin tomorrow with Day 1.

This is my photo of the day for project 365. It's a photo of me and my husband taken back in June 1995.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Really Cool Free Digital Kits

I've been spending a lot of time over at DigiscrapAddicts. There is a contest going on called "So You Think You Can Design?". It's now week three and there are TONS of free kits! Really really nice kits. Like, I can't believe they are giving them away for free!!! Amazing!!! I haven't even had time to scrap, I just keep downloading new kits like a maniac. I'm addicted to DigiscrapAddicts! lol...

Monday, May 04, 2009

Menu Plan Monday + Top 10 Selecting Recipes

It's been a while since I posted a menu plan. I dread cooking and get so overwhelmed with that question each day "What's for dinner?" It could be that my family is picky. Like, I would perfectly be happy with a pasta meal but my husband has to have a meat/poultry at every meal.

I am so like Laura. Not only do we have the same name but I too get bored of cooking the same things over and over so I do try new recipes often.

My Top 10 List for Selecting New Recipes

1. I pass on all fish recipes since my husband doesn't like the smell of it. I do like shell fish but I tend to eat them at restaurants.

2. I pass on all pork recipes. I gave up pork when I converted 5 years ago.

3. I basically look for chicken, ground beef or ground chicken, regular beef, and sausage. Nope not pork sausage but chicken sausage. I also use turkey bacon in place of regular bacon.

4. I have been looking for crockpot meals lately because of all the activities I do sometimes I just need a quick meal to be waiting for me when we get home.

5. I don't like recipes that have strange to find ingredients or lots of ingredients that cost too much money to make.

6. I collect the recipes and add them to my yahoo notepad and sort them by category.

7. I also like to try recipes that have been tried and true by friends.

8. I try to find quick and easy recipes.

9. I use the internet often. Most times I search by ingredients on hand. The internet is so much faster than taking out my cook books.

10. Once tried. I only put the recipe in my book if my husband or I like it or if the kids all eat it. I make a note on top of each recipe put in my binder if it is a hit. Otherwise it gets deleted or thrown away.

My menu this week (trying all new recipes)
Monday - Best Baked Chicken and Garlic Red Potatoes
Tuesday - *Beefy Pasta Skillet-20 mins
Wednesday - Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Thursday - BBQ chicken pizza
Friday - Mexican Lasagna
Saturday - Sausage in Sweet BBQ Sauce
Sunday - (hoping we're eating out! It's mother's day)

What are you eating this week? Join Organizing Junkie for more Menu Plan Mondays!

Saturday, May 02, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day

May 2nd is National Scrapbooking Day!

It’s National Scrapbooking Day and the designers at have created special gifts just for the occasion. Scented Memories is the theme and each of the participating designers has created their version of this special gift. Individual contributions build a phenomenal mega kit to help you to always remember!

Here are the previews of some of what will be available!

Contribution by Deb Ammerman

Hello and Happy National Scrapbooking Day! Please come visit us at Deco-Pages and see all the wonderful digital scrapbooking kits we have available in our store and share the love of this hobby with us in our gallery and forum. Our team has come together to create a wonderful gift for you, which will be available for you to download for FREE this week!

Contribution by Jennifer Rassi
Inside I have included a special gift for you to use in my store. A ticket to save
40% OFF any purchase of $2.00 or more but hurry, it expires on May 21st, 2009. Happy National Scrapbooking Scrapbooking Day!

Contribution by Ice Princess Scrapz
Celebrate National Scrapbooking Day @ Deco-Pages -- Let us help you to always remember! To get a jump start on your sprin shopping, I have a coupon
for you good towards any of the kits in my shop for 50% off. Coupon is valid for one week only -- so hurry on over to the shop. Please use this code: IPS_ISD_50%off

Contribution by dream Catchers Scrapping
Here is what I have contributed to the mega kit to help you create some great scrapbooking pages.

Contribution by Kaklei Designs
Happy National Scrapbooking Day! My gift for you to enjoy plus 30% off using this coupon code: kkd_30 in orders greater than $4.00 until the end of May.

Contribution by Lori Staton
Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone! Here is my contribution for you. Along with a 15% Discount Coupon in the file code: PFD28. Good for anything in my store till the End of May. Hope that you enjoy!

Contribution by Paris Designs
Happy National Scrapbooking Day! In honor of that, here is our portion of the gift to you. As an added suprise you can use the coupon code PMBNSDMay09 good for 50% on anything in our store with orders greater than $5.00. But hurry, coupon expires May 15th!

Contribution by RoseMadeDesigns
There is also a coupon inside good for 40% off any $4.00 or more purchase of RoseMadeDesigns products.
Hurry! It expires on May 15, 2009! And, be sure to check the Deco-Pages forum for some FREE matching quick pages!

Do you love Mega Kits?

Every month the designers at put together a wonderful mega kit with individual contributions that is available to Club Deco Members. If you're not a Club Deco Member yet there are three options for you; 1 month, 3 months or a whole year. As a Club Deco Member you receive the monthly mega kit for free, starter kits for some of the challenges, member only freebies and so much more. You may find additional information here in the forums.

There is something for everyone at!

Stop in and Let us help you to always remember!

We appreciate you being part of our community.

Thank You!

Other Links of Interest
Monthly Newsletter:
Facebook Group:
Digital Scrapbook Connection:
Deco-Pages Blog:

Friday, May 01, 2009

Tomorrow at Deco-Pages

Tomorrow is National Scrapbooking Day and has some exciting things happening this week. In addition to the new challenges and Club Deco kit they've created a wonderful collaborative kit just for National Scrapbooking Day and it's available in the forum all week starting the 2nd through the 8th!

Bonnie van Esch Designs Sale

All products EXCEPT Cu products are 50% off 1 May until the 4th May.

Please make a note that all discounts will be taken off at check out.