Thursday, January 27, 2011

Old school meets new school

My husband took this picture on his way up north....somewhere on Rte. 41. I love this picture and I think Carl summed it up perfectly....old school meets new school.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Project 365

Add another project to the list.....this one has a purpose though.  After hearing people talk about Project 365 and seeing pictures that other people have posted, I've decided to create my own Project 365.  Click here to see my pictures. The premise is to take a picture every day and post it - my goal is to take a picture every day to learn how to take good pictures.  I really don't have an eye for this stuff. Seriously, I don't.  If you've seen good pictures on my blog, it's only because my husband has taken the picture, and he's really is good at it (hint hint Carl - you need to take up photography again). 

Disclaimer:  Don't look for 24 pictures on my project blog - still working on my project organization.

Monday, January 17, 2011


It's a bike  It's an elliptical.  No, it's an elliptigo

Have you heard about the elliptigo?  A co-worker shared this with us and after checking it out, I think I will stay with my regular bike purely for financial reasons.  It does look like fun though.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Have Supplies, Will Craft

Earlier this week I ordered some vinyl for my silhouette machine and guess what came in the mail yesterday.  If you said 5 rolls of vinyl and 1 roll of transfer paper, you are correct!   Stay tuned for project updates...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.

That quote sounds so comforting, warm, and inviting.  Makes me wish I had a fireplace in my house. 

How many of you like crab dip?  Normally I would raise my hand and say ME, but I tried some this weekend and I enjoyed it so much that I asked for the recipe.  So, here is the delicioius recipe that changed my mind.

Courtesy of Food Network

  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), room temperature
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon crab boil spices, (recommended: Old Bay)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 ounces fresh crab meat, picked over for bits of shell and patted dry
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Whole-wheat crackers for serving, optional
Stir together the cream cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, crab boil spice, and garlic in a medium saucepan until smooth; season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Heat the cream cheese mixture over medium-low heat until warm, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes. Fold in the crab, scallions, parsley and lemon juice and warm until heated through, about 1 minute more. Serve immediately.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My first Silhouette project

A few weeks before Christmas I entered some giveaways and tried to win a Silhouette cutting machine, but obviously it wasn't supposed to happen, so I begged asked Carl to pretend he was Santa and put one under the Christmas tree for me.  And low and behold, it was there!  Ok, I'll be honest...I ordered it and Carl wouldn't let me open it until Christmas. Not a problem.  It just gave me more time to think about the things I wanted to make once I got my little hands on it.  Drum roll is my first project.

Supplies needed:  abstract flourish border under the word LOVE, Painters Hand font for FAMILY, frame, scrapbook paper, and embellishments.

Presto - new wall art for my dining room. 

I love my Silhouette!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone! I would like to wish you and your loved ones a healthy, happy, prosperous new year.

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