Friday, October 31, 2008


Yay. Okay, I'm in round 3 of the digital challenge. Round 3 is tougher than round brought in a whole new idea for me....WHITE SPACE *flails and looks around for Georgie*.

Here are my two layouts for Round 2. They were both created using the Charming Virus kit by Kakleidesigns.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

How many pancakes can you make in a day?

I got this idea awhile back of wanting to make up a bunch of meals in one day and freeze know, for good wholesome home-made tv dinner type things. I figured it would be better for all of us than eating all that processed crap all the time. My fiance makes really good enchiladas. He made 4 trays of them today. There are quite a few things that I make that they all like a lot. Today, I cooked for about 11 hours. I made 3 full-sized spaghetti dinners with sauce made almost from scratch. I made up a bunch of egg salad (can't freeze that, but they all love it). Then I got a bright idea to make up a ton of pancakes and freeze them. That way, it would be an easy breakfast the wee little ones (okay, maybe not so little) could "cook" for themselves in the microwave. They love to cook, but they are DANGEROUS in the kitchen. I had a couple bags of frozen blueberries and a GIHUGIC bag of pancake mix. What could go wrong, you ask? Well...after about 90 blueberry pancakes, I got the bright idea to try and make apple cinnamon ones. So I make a big batch that was supposed to yield about 50 pancakes. I cooked one griddle worth (6 saucer sized pancakes) and had to tweek my batter mix a bit. Cooked up 6 more after that but the batter was a bit thin, so I tweeked it some more. I ended up with over 100 apple cinnamon pancakes *lol*. It's a good thing, a very very good thing, that we have two deep freezers. They did turn out very very very good though. Quite a few of them never made it into the baggies *chuckling*. So....I cooked almost 200 pancakes today. I'll be happy not to do that again for a few months *lol*.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Okay. I've plunged into the world of digital scrapbooking. Or rather, my sister pushed me into the deep end *lol*. She got me to enter an online contest where they give you the kit to use and the rules to go by. It works by round eliminations. For the first round, I had to submit two layouts....and then wait for the voting. Well, I'm really excited now because I just got the word....I HAVE MADE IT TO THE SECOND ROUND!!!! Yay. These were my very first two layouts ever, and they were good enough for me to make it to the next round. This is so cool.

I made these two layouts using the Sleeping Baby kit designed by Addie Designs.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Gone are the days

So, my sister's NAGGING me to blog again. Okay, so I've been busy being busy and just haven't really had much to blog about. Or rather, there's been lots going on but it's stuff I can't yet blog about.

So I decided that just to shut her up, I'll put something on here. My poor garden. It's dead and gone. All the plants are brown and withered. We got a halfway decent yield for my first attempt in more than 20 years. I had lots of cherry tomatoes to eat. We got quite a few green beans and peas too. Oh, and the carrots took forever but proved to be quite yummy. The garden is a sad little skeleton out back now though. I almost feel the need to go rip it out so it'll quit looking quite so pathetic back there all brown and bent over and stuff.