Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine Hearts

As I went to pull out decorations I realized I really didn't have much for Valentine's Day! I have 3 big totes for Christmas and nothing really for Valentine's Day! So I decided I would make some really quick but not too much. So I I got thinking why not make a vase with hearts!? I added some red, white and clear flat marbles to a vase and then used my Cuttlebug and embossed some paper which I then proceeded to cut into hearts. I then taped them to some wooden skewers :) They really didn't turn out to bad! :) You could add more and make it look more like a bouquet. I also cut some down so I would have different sizes. I hope everyone had a great Valentine's!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I have a wonderful friend from College, Debbie, who was blessed enough to give birth to little Abby almost 4 years ago. But the Lord has not made it possible for her to have any more children.

They just signed up for adoption and they need our help. Look on my sidebar and see their cute little family. If you click on their photo you can read their Profile. And if you wouldn't mind spreading the word they are asking as many people as possible with Blogs to put their Adoption Button on your Blog. Follow the instructions on my sidebar.

Thank you so much for all of your help. Debbie is the BEST Mom ever, and deserves a dozen children at least. Please help her find a match so they can help their family grow.

You can see their little family by visiting their Blog:

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Scrapbook Page

The scrapbook store here in town had a little scrapbook contest in December. So I thought what they hey! I'll enter, who doesn't want a gift cert. to buy more stuff! :) So this is the page I did and entered. I received 2nd place on it! Not to shabby if I may say so myself! :) I really don't do much in the way of scrapbooking. I love it when I do it but for some reason I just never actually sit down and complete a book for me. I only do it for gifts or contests... I have a confession to make! I don't have a single scrapbook done for ANY of my kids!! I know horrible! It's on my many to do lists, maybe some day! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

I used to LOVE Chicken Pot Pies when I was younger but somewhere along the way my tastes changed. I don't think I've had one since I was in Jr. High. Sad. I know. But the other night I decided it was time to try it again AND make it myself! So I looked up a few recipes and finally found one to go along with mine and my families tastes. I did make a small change to it but nothing huge. So this is what I came up with. I hope you like it as much as we did! :)

Chicken Pot Pie

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, boiled
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 can condensed Cream of Celery soup
1 can condensed Cream of Chicken soup

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a 9 inch pie dish with pastry. Blanch frozen mixed vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes. Drain. Dice chicken and place in a large bowl. Add vegetables, thyme, celery soup and chicken soup. Stir together. Pour filling into pastry lined pie dish. Arrange top layer of pie crust, seal and flute the edges. Cut slits in the top of the crust to allow for steam to escape. Place pie on cookie sheet. Put aluminum foil around the pie crust edges. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake for an additional 30 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes and then serve.

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