Chicken Spaghetti – A Recipe From My Family to Yours

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Welcome to Words on Wednesday for February 3, 2016.

We have just finished dinner at our house – soft beef tacos, yum – and it made me realize that I’d forgotten to write this post. Say what?!

Writing it in my head doesn’t seem to count, somehow. Go figure!

Today I wanted to share a recipe from our Family Favourites recipe box. Chicken Spaghetti. Continue reading »


Single Layer Cards for Valentine’s Day

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to Make It Monday!

You may be arriving here from Karen’s site where she is teaching us how to use masks in Artisan 5 with a quick video. Even if you are not a digital scrapbooker, I’m sure there are plenty of tips there that we paper lovers can put to good use!

At the end of this post there is another link that you can use to continue around the Blog Circle. Hope you have fun and learn something new on your journey!

Today I am talking about single layer cards. Or, what I refer to as single layer cards which really have two layers but compared to my usual cards with pop dots and flowers and all sorts of other embellishments that add a ton of height and bulk, these are relatively flat. And easy! Continue reading »


Owls from Toilet Paper rolls by Alison Day Designs

Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop – Owl Treat Holders

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Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop

Welcome to another Scrapping Our Stash blog hop!

We took a couple months off during the chaos that is late November, and December, but we are back with more inspiration to help you bust through that ever growing scrapbook paper stash!

You should be arriving from Lee-Anne’s blog but if not, have no fear. The entire hop list is at the end of my post to help you out.

Today I am sharing a cute little treat holder made from a toilet paper roll that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you’re super ambitious, you’ve got enough time to make one for every kid in your child’s classroom … or just your own children. As I will be doing!

Here’s what you need to make one: Continue reading »


Who’s The Boss? – Parenting vs Partnering

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What is your biggest struggle as a parent?

Knowing how to do the new math? Navigating the pick up/drop off zone at their school? Trying to fit in Ballet, Soccer, Basketball, and Band while working 40 hours a week, cooking delicious, nutritious food they’ll eat AND keeping your home from being the next one featured on How Clean Is Your House?

Yeah, it’s a major juggling act, isn’t it?

Two weeks ago I talked about being the adult we want our children to become, which has led me to realize something pretty major. Continue reading »


Gotta Pose by Alison Day Designs

Five Ways to Use up Your Ribbon Stash

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to Make It Monday!

You may be coming from Karen’s site where she is sharing a couple of her recent creative team layouts! At the end of this post there will be another link so if you missed Karen’s post you can circle through all the links today and get back to hers. We’ve got the largest circle we’ve had yet for 2016. I think we are starting to get back into the blogging groove again. Yay!!

Enjoy all the inspiration!

Today I am talking ribbon. How to use up ribbon to be precise.

I love ribbon. I think it’s pretty. But it tends to stay all pretty and rolled up on the spool, not used on my projects. Time to try and change that!

I’ve got five ideas to share with you today plus a bonus sixth one that comes with a video. Shall we take a look? Continue reading »


Owl tote

Playing With my Silhouette Cameo

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Welcome to the weekend! Woot! Woot!

Weekends are for playing, yes? For me, that means playing with paper and glue.

A couple weeks ago I added my Silhouette Cameo into the mix and created some super cute 3-D items. Check them out.

PicMonkey Collage

I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring for Lori Whitlock’s Design Team Call so went to the Silhouette Design Store and downloaded these super cute projects to try. I know that owl goody bag is going to show up at a birthday party soon!

Here’s each project. Continue reading »


If this is Clean Living, I think I’ll get dirty again!

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Welcome to Words on Wednesday!

Week Three and what the heck and I going to talk about? I really should get a list of topics going! Actually, I have one, the problem is that it’s in my head and the data retrieval unit I use (i.e. my brain) is getting old and decrepit! And it’s taking the rest of me with it!

I know! Only 42 and she’s already over the hill and gaining speed fast!

This month has been one of “trying to do all the right things” and so far, I’m not enamored of the results. Has that ever happened to you? I suppose you have to get rid of ALL the bad before the good can take effect but you’d think there would be a little consistency along the way, right?

Fair warning: this post may well delve into many matters considered TMI but any woman of a certain age may just get a laugh and give a nod of understanding so plow on if you dare!

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