Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Recipe!!

So, we eat the same things every damn day.  Same old meals, same old ways.  Every once in awhile I'll come across a recipe that makes me want to switch things up, no matter how big of a mess it makes in my kitchen.

There's countless videos on FB lately from Tasty and Delish that tease your tastebuds and make things look super simple.  One popped up the other day that I saved, and decided to try it out yesterday.

TUSCAN CHICKEN PASTA was good.  It wasn't phenomenal.  But I also didn't follow every single step.  I used garlic powder instead of real garlic, and I forgot to save the pasta water so I just threw in regular water.  And I used way too much pasta, so it was a bit on the dry side.  I'd prefer it with more sauce.

Hopefully something else will pop out at me soon, because I am resorting to bbq'ing porkchops tonight, and I detest porkchops.

We were gone all of Easter weekend so I didn't get any scrappy time in, so I just figured I'd share my second favorite thing... food.

Have a spectacular day.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy Spring!

Hello all!  They say it's Spring, but I still have yet to believe it...  we've had a few days of melting weather but then it turned to -20's over the weekend again.  I just want to open all of my windows all day long and air my house out already!

However, this past weekend I DID take part in something super springy!  Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} held another online crop and I had a fun time crafting and trying to chat (I was seriously trying to stay on the crafting side...) and managed almost 6 challenges!  I also managed to reorganize my paper and embellishments and scrap room in the middle of it all which felt REALLY good.

This layout was done for a 'just say no, to kids' challenge that had me looking for those few and far between pictures without my minions in them!!  Used the picture of Darcy and I from the day we got engaged in Vegas, one of the few pictures of us together!!

And the 'but first, let me take a selfie' challenge was another real challenge for me, as I rarely take selfies!!!!  I had to cut out my head, as there were work related things in the background which I can't post online so..... I improvised, and actually love how it turned out. :)

'Negative Space' is something I LOVE.  I'm not shy about leaving a lot of blank space, baby.... and I'll write your name.  Well, I won't write your name but I bet you're singing now too.....  One of my favorite pictures of my littlest one, he's such a camera pleaser!

THANK YOU Paper Issues DT for putting on such a fantastic online crop.  The challenges were fun, and the chatting as always was a great way to spend the weekend!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Welcome to 2016?

More than a day late and much more than a dollar short!  I'll be trying to get my blog back up and running and hopefully a redesign coming soon as well.  Time to change things up!

I have been crafting, however sporadic it may have been.... here are a few of my favorites from the last few months!

I'm taking part in an online crop this weekend in the Paper Issues FB group, so hopefully I'll have some more to post in the coming week....  If you need some inspiration, head on over and join up!