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Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in Cards, Crafting, Cricut | 1 comment

My DH does not love scrapbooking.  He does not know how I can spend so much money on stickers and paper.  He does not get it.  I think he appreciates the books I have poured over to catalog the memories of our children–but, he still does not GET it.  And, that’s okay….he knows I love it. Lucky for me, he love Gadgets.  He nearly pees his pants, when there is a new cell phone advancement.  So, when I was excited about the CRICUT– he was secretly excited.  He surprised me with it for our anniversary.  For those of you who know the story, you know that the cricut was not my “official” anniversary gift because he later realized he wanted to get me something made from wood- for the “traditional” annivesary gift.  To make a long story short, and to...

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Lil Pink Drill

Posted by on Jan 7, 2010 in 3d, Crafting, Gift ideas | 3 comments

Although, I am sure my DH was fearful when I received a PINK DRILL for Christmas–I was beyond excited.  I did a few things around the house, like installing an under-the-counter cd player and hanging up pictures–and then I took my drill to it’s resting spot.  (My craft room) It wasn’t but a day or two later, that I broke it in on my first craft.  I had a wooden frame, that had been lying around for years– literally.  It was one of those cheap ones, I picked up at the Dollar Tree.  I decided, that I would make it extra special–and maybe worth $2 instead of $1 and add a calendar to it. I took out the Lil Pink Drill–which btw is not little–it is more volts than my husbands drill, (and yes, he was a little jealous). ...

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Potato Soup

Posted by on Jan 6, 2010 in Savory, Treats | 1 comment

I guess in December, I took advantage of 99cent bags of potatoes one too many times–because my pantry was overflowing with taters.  Since, I also had some cooked ham- I decided to throw together a simple potato soup.  However, I thought the taste was anything but simple– since, I didn’t write the recipe down as I went- I will try my best to remember exactly went into the potato soup, I can’t stop eating! 8-10 small to medium sized potatoes cut in to small chunks 1/2 large white onion 1 clove of garlic diced 2 cups of diced ham 1 can of evaporated milk 4-6 cups of water 2 tsp chicken bouillon (penzey’s) salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tb freeze dried chives 1 tsp paprika 3 slices of bacon cooked and crumbled Throw all...

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I love you a LATTE

Posted by on Jan 5, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Oh, how I have come to love coffee– I am not addicted, I do not rely on it to keep me going– but it sure does taste yummy and give me an extra little spring in my step. I was so excited when my sweetie, wanted an espresso machine for Christmas, since he drinks straight espresso.  I did what I do best, and I researched the heck out of the espresso machines, because you know they can range from a Wal-mart model for $30 to upwards of $3000.  I was willing to spend more than $30, but definitely not willing to spend 3 grand. I learned that the most important thing I needed to look for in a machine that would make it seem more like the pricier models was the pump- The walmart models only operate by the...

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