Saturday, January 31, 2009

Week 4 of Project 365

credits: templates by Moriginal; paper by MeridithFenwick; stamps by LLCreations; font-honeyscript

Friday, January 30, 2009

My Sammy

credits: 100% VinniePearce
I am so loving this woman's work and the talent on her webb site is amazing!!! that is Vinnie Pearce...check out her store and her forums!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Week 3 of Project 365

credits: Templates, twill, brushwork-KPertiet; paper-purscraps; WA-royanna; Presidents pic-MalteseScrapper; font-honeyscript; Month/date-KittenkaaboodleDesigns

Steel Cut Oatmeal

WOW...this stuff is amazing....sticks to your ribs and keeps you warm!! My digi friend, Angela, posted this recipe on her blog and I just had to try it..Made this Thursday night...all night..and the aroma just permeated the house...nothing like the smell of cinnamon and vanilla...yummmm. This morning I took some of the leftovers (for there will be some), added milk, raisins, almonds, splenda and heated in the microwave for 1.5 minutes and it was just as good (if not better) as the first day!!! So, i am going to post this and hope you all enjoy!! (don't think Angela would mind...she needs the warmth from this for she lives where it has been 36 degrees below zero)

Steel Cut Oatmeal
2 cups steel cut oatmeal( i found this right with the hot cereals in my local grocery store)
4 cups skim milk (or water...but the milk is sooooo good)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 Tablespoons of butter (optional, but why skip this goodness)
flavoring....i added 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Before you go to bed at night, put all ingredients into your crockpot (Angela recommended using one of those baggy liners for the crockpot to help with cleaning...i didn't and the cleanup wasn't too bad once you soak it for awhile) Cook on low for 6-8 hours...DO NOT try to substitute with quaker oatmeal....really!! This makes 6 servings and as i mentioned above, the leftovers are GREAT!!

Additions to this once it is cooked - use your imagination - raisins, dried fruit, fresh fruit, nuts, milk or yogurt, dh put good ol Vermont Maple Syrup.....mmmmmmm

Friday, January 23, 2009


credits: 100% VinniePearce
Here is my Layout for Vinnie Pearce's Template Challenge...She has a new kit out today...looks like I am going to do some shopping....I am so bad...I should be cleaning the house...but why...this gives me so much more joy!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


credits: 100% Vinnie Pearce Designs

I posted this at VinniePearce's was a card challenge...I have only posted at Jessica's and oscrap...but I so love this woman's work and her site just re-opened and I said to self: " it..." She and her CTs are just amazing so i was a bit hesitant for I am in awe of all their work...But I need to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself....right?? (oh,dear)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Week 2 of Project 365

credits: Templates by Moriginal; papers by AASPN(red,lightgray),ScrapGirls(dkgray); WAby Damayanti; days,numbers by KittenkaaboodleDesigns
well....I finished a second week....not bad...the issue for me is what to take a picture of each day....after all...I am retired and with this weather (I am soooooooooooooooooooooo cold) I do not go out...but this too will change as the weather improves...thank goodness for the

Monday, January 12, 2009

Inspiration 1

credits: photomask by TinaDesigns; paper,paint smears, wa by SueCummings(oscraps)_52 Inspirations
I must be crazy...i am doing a photo a day for a weekly layout (365project) and i am going to attempt a weekly inspiration layout with oscraps....keeps me out of

Saturday, January 10, 2009

1st Week of 365 project

credits: templates by Moriginal; paper by ScrapGirls; frame by kshee; journal font-honeyscript; Days,Dates by KittenkaaboodleDesigns
Well, I did it...the first week of this project....i started to obsess about it and than said to myself "self...this is too be fun" i just did it..not sure exactly how i will do each week but needed to start....thanks to all those designers who have made templates for this project ... you can believe i will be using them!! Taking a picture each day was also interesting...just did it...will be more creative as I go...hope i can stick with it.....

Friday, January 9, 2009

Healthy Lettuce Wraps

This recipe was created by my daughter Rebecca....even her husband loved it ... i am going to make this weekend but i thought i would share it with you now for i know it is yummy!!

Iceberg is a good choice for this. Peel layers carefully. Crushed peanuts make a nice topping at end. Rebecca loves Asian chili garlic sauce on top, but it is really spice so if you want something mild a peanut or Asian bbq sauce would be nice too. She made brown rice with this for a side dish, but it's nice as a layer in the wrap too. Everything is almost fat free and low-cal except the oil...

Sesame oil
1 pound or so of extra lean ground turkey
1/2 red bell pepper chopped really small
3 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots shredded
4-6 shitake mushrooms
4 oz canned bamboo shoots
Large handful beansprouts
Ginger (fresh - 1 slice or powdered 1/2 tsp)
3 cloves minced garlic
8 or so green onions

2 Tablespoons Oyster sauce
2 Tablespoons Fish sauce
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
Juice from 2 limes

1. Mix sauce ingredients together and put aside
2.Heat large skillet/wok and add a little oil-just enough to lightly coat the pan
3. Saute garlic, green onions and Ginger on med.heat; stir with wooden spoon; don't let garlic burn
4. Add turkey and brown. Use spoon to break up very small.
5. Remove turkey and set aside
6. Add a little more oil and saute pepper and celery for a few minutes. Crunchy is good so no need to saute forever
7. Add carrots, mushrooms and bamboo and stir around a few times
8. Add sauce and bean sprouts and mix well.
9. Return turkey to pan
10. Mix well. Stuff lettuce. Add favorite toppings.


Monday, January 5, 2009

2009 Goals

credits: On the photo used two actions by John (photoblasts-contrasoft and softedge); photo mask by malina; paper by acox; 1feather and sparkles by catherine designs; feathers and clouds by camila designs; word art by jopke; 2009 by karina

Well..I needed to take a break from Layouts (31 in 31 but i am is one from a challenge at Jessica's..recent picture of ourselves with some goals for 2009...DO NOT like having my picture taken but this one wasn't too was taken by my brother-in-law David and i touched it up with some photo actions...I am doing the 365 project which is a photo a day and than doing a layout each week...let's see how this goes ..might modify this as i go..i didn't state this as a goal for i am thinking it is going to be too much but who knows....