Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Here are some photos of the girls yesterday prior to trick or treating and during. It was a gorgeous day until time to trick or treat and then the temp dropped a ton and the wind was blowing like crazy. VERY cold!!!! The girls still had fun.

And finally a layout from the November Scrappy Giraffe Kit. The theme was Secrets this month. Hope you are all having a good day.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


We carved pumpkins this weekend. The girls were very excited to do this. Emma basically just kept poking holes in her pumpkin and eventually made one of the eyes (that poor eye also has a ton of puncture wounds around it =). I helped her with the rest. Bella did hers all by herself (the triangle eyed one) and of course mine is the spider one. Tomorrow we go trick-or-treating which should be fun. Don't have a clue why people trick-or-treat a day early around here. Anyway, have a wonderful Monday.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Layouts and a recipe

Here are a couple of layouts....one from last night which has now been scanned and a very quick one from tonight. Again, all supplies from the Scrappy Giraffe November Kit.
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I haven't posted a recipe for awhile. Here is what we had for supper tonight. Was very quick and easy and tasty as well. The girls devoured it too. Always nice when we all three like it. Also made a cake tonight as well. Maybe I'll post that later. Cooking/Baking seems to be my new therapy. Anyway, hope everyone had a great day.
Grilled Chicken Tostadas
4 (6 oz) skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves
1 T fresh lime juice
1 T 40% less sodium taco seasoning
1/2 tsp sugar
Cooking Spray
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
6 cups packaged coleslaw
1 (7 oz) can green salsa
4 cups chopped tomato
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives, chopped
1 1/4 cups fat-free refried beans
1/2 cup (2 oz) crumbled feta cheese
6 T reduced fat sour cream
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup unsalted pumpkinseed kernals, toasted (optional)

1. Prepare grill, or heat grill pan over medium-high heat.
2. Brush chicken with jice, sprinkle with seasoning and sugar. Place chicken on grill rack or grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cool slightly. Cut chicken into 1/4 inch strips; set aside. Place tortillas on grill rack or grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 30 seconds on each side or until golden brown.
3. Combine coleslaw and salsa; toss to coat. Combine tomato and olives; toss gently.
4. Spread about 3 T beans over each tortilla; divide chicken evenly among tortillas. Top each serving with about 2/3 cup slaw mixture, 2/3 cup tomato mixture, 4 tsp cheese, 1 T sour cream, and 2 tsp cilantro. Sprinkle with 2 tsp pumpkinseeds, if desired.
Yield: 6 servings (1 tostada) 361 calories; 9.2g fat; 28.7g protein; 43g carb; 6.8g fiber; 65mg chol; 3.7mg iron; 844mg Sodium; 221 mg Calc.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

MIssing my afternoon off

I'm all confused...didn't get to take my usual afternoon off as my partner is gone this week. So I worked. I keep thinking it is Thursday which it obviously isn't. Makes the week seem really long. I'm sure you all feel sorry for me, huh? I do really cherish that time alone though. Anyway...here is a quick layout I finished tonight. Didn't scan it cause the swirly thing was still wet. The supplies are all from the Scrappy Giraffe November Kit. It is a really great kit...it is not up at the site yet, but will be on Nov. 1st. Don't know much else. Have a lovely day.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Sorry, I did not do a layout tonight. I was going to, but we had a make-up soccer game to attend and I'm tired. There is one in process so I'll maybe have it done by tomorrow. Here is Bella's soccer picture from this year. Only one more game on Saturday and we are done for the season! Excited about that!!!! Hope everyone is having a good day. Later.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A couple pictures

Had a good weekend. Interesting one. Not going to expand with that one. Took a couple pictures tonight...here is one of Bella. The I stands for Isabella... I liked the other part...queen of the world.

Here is Emma looking all sassy tonight.

I hope to have a layout by tomorrow for you...have a good night.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I keep forgetting.....

to direct you to this Layout on Simple Scrapbooks Website . It is the second one down (Our Tree). I've never been published by them before. I'm counting this even though it is not in the magazine cause I actually had to send it in to them AND they payed me =).

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Another circle journal layout

Another circle journal layout to share. The topic on this one was friends and had to include a photo of us (another yipee!). This and the one below will be heading off to Utah tomorrow...on to the next leg of their countrywide journey. Nothing else much to say...sorry, I'm not very exciting lately =).

Circle Journal

Just a quick one tonight. Here is a layout from the circle journal group I am in. We were supposed to include a picture of ourselves (yipee!) and the subject was quotes. I chose quotes about living life to the fullest....as I have not been doing that for MANY years...something to strive for. Anyway, that is all for tonight. Have a good one.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Some layouts

Here are my last layouts from the October 3 scrappy boys kit. This is my last month making layouts for them. Here they are...

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Promised photos

Here are those some of the 92 photos I took last weekend. Finally getting around to posting. I don't have much else to say right now. I need to be scrapbooking some this weekend so I hopefully will have a couple layouts to post soon. Hope everyone is having a good weekend =).

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Once again...bad blogger

Hello all...I am still alive. Was going to blog last night with some pictures and stuff, but something came up and I never got around to it. So on to the winners of the free subscription. In a very non-biased completely random manner I drew names this morning for the free subscriptions to the Cooking Light magazine and the winners were Starla and Angela! So I believe I have both of your addresses....I will be sending that in soon and your subscription should start with the Jan issue. Hope you enjoy it! Will post more soon. Have a good day.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Free gift to those who comment

I have two free subscriptions to Cooking Light magazine to give a couple of people...the catch...you actually have to leave a comment. Cooking Light is my favorite cooking magazine. Also deserves some credit in my recent weight loss. Good food and you don't realize you are eating healthy. Anyway...leave a comment and I'll draw a couple names out of a hat or something, maybe on Wednesday so you have some time to get up the nerve to comment. I know there are a lot of you out there that never comment...so come out and comment and you might win something =).

Here is a picture I took today of the girls. Thought it was pretty cute. I have more that I might post someday soon. I took 92 pictures today to be exact =).

This is a mini book I made with the scrappy giraffe October kit. The subject matter/idea comes from the blog of Ali Edwards. I'm too lazy to link it.

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Target photos.

Hello all...two days in a row...that is pretty good. Just wanted to post some pictures from our Target photo session last week. Emma actually cooperated this time as far as following directions. She still has not mastered the smile part yet. Not quite the ham the Bella has always been. Here are a few of the best ones. Enjoy and have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Bad Blogger

I seem to be having trouble blogging lately. Not much in my life I can share right now, which doesn't give me a lot to talk about =). Also the problem may be that I often share layouts here as the main focus of my posts and I have been in a major scrapping rut. I'm hoping with dropping the 3 scrappy boys design team I will have more time to do what I want with my scrapping instead of what someone else wants me to do. It has kind of sucked the joy out of scrapping for me. Anyway...here is a layout from the other design team I am on. This is from the October Scrappy Giraffe Kit . My scanner is malfunctioning tonight so all you get is this blurry picture.

This one is taken from the Memory Makers book Imperfect Lives. This is actually a really cool book with lots of great layouts and good ideas in it. Not a typical Memory Makers book. Of course, maybe I think it is cool cause I am in it. Here is my spread. You might notice that my picture is not in it...here I thought I was going to be famous, but no...they leave my photo out of it, one of the few that doesn't have it in. Wonder what they were trying to say?!???? Anyway, I won't post the picture close up yet as the book just came out. If you want to read it you'll have to buy it (and no...I reap no benefits from you buying it =).

Hope everyone is having a good day....I'll try to be a better blogger =).

Monday, October 02, 2006


A quick layout from the October 3 Scrappy Boys kit. This is my last month that I will be making layouts for that site =) =) =). Not reapplying for the design team. Can't do it anymore. This is Emma from a year ago.
Took this photo tonight. The girls were very excited to find this outside on our deck. The two of them love ouside stuff...bugs, dirt, worms, rocks, acorns, walnuts, weeds....whatever, they collect it.

Hope everyone is having a lovely day.