February 16, 2011


Brandon and I went on this awesome bike ride in March of 2010.  We drove to Boulder City, rented some bikes and road the Railroad Pass trail to the Hoover Dam.  I crashed just before we hit the end.  AND I laughed at myself.  Ha!
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Products used:
Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned paper - The Girl's Paperie (On Holiday); Fancy Pants (Rusted Sun Pool Party)
Hambly Screen Prints Journaling Bits overlay Orange
Pinwheel - Wendy Hammer Designs
Corrugated { } - Deja View
Work Stickers - Pebbles
Letters - American Crafts (Thickers Flat); Cosmo Cricket (Tiny Type Yellow)
Ticket - Collage Press (Inventory)

Here's some photos of my awesome crash!  Check out the skids...  :)
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February 13, 2011


I'm just sayin'!  HEAVEN in a cup!!!  ♥♥♥  I am trying to cut back on my caffeine/coffee intake a the moment.  While the coffee we drink at home is ONLY 1/2 caff coffee is still very acidic which as everyone should be aware highly acidic foods/drinks we intake can and are known to be a cause of many diseases or at least it helps them along.  Anywho, I want to cut mine back.  I LOVE the taste of coffee but don't really benefit from caffeine in any way.  I don't get the energy jolt from it.  I found this... 

It smells terrible (to me) but oh man, brew that puppy and it is sooooooooo delightful!  The one above is the flavor I purchased at Whole Foods.  You can buy them online at Teeccino or use their product locator to find it being sold close to you.  I bought their sampler pack and I'm waiting for that to come in the mail.  It's made from:
Right now I'm mixing 1/2 coffee (my 1/2 caff) and 1/2 the Teeccino when I brew it.  It has recommendations on how to brew if you're trying to ween yourself off of caffeine.  :)  It's also gluten free if that's a concern for anyone.  Afterall... I'm after Optimal Health!

And just for a little laugh...
Bwahahahahaha!  I so wanna get that for my dogs!  :D

February 8, 2011


To do Tuesday...
  1. Gym
  2. I got some goodies in the mail.  Now what to scrap first?  I'm kinda scared!  LOL
  3. Laundry
  4. Take photos of new items for my shop (of which I TOTALLY need to make more to use on my scrapbook pages.)
  5. A bit of cleaning of which I doubt I'll get done because of #2 & #4
What's on your agenda for today?  For the week?  For the weekend?

I really need to make a run to Ikea for a table for my room, storage shelves and containers.  Anyone wanna go?  :)  I want this:
  • Table... BJURSTA (Not sure which color.  It's the same one we have in our dining room but the one we have is the 12 seater.)
  • Bookcase... BILLY (I think I would like it better than the EXPEDIT.  Plus it's bigger.)
  • Jars... BURKEN, RAJTAN and maybe these KRUS.  (I had the jars before but got rid of them like a foolio!)
  • Magazine, papers & organizing... FLYT, KASSETT, SPONTAN, EMU
Well, you catch my drift!  LOL  I also have some news up at my business blog about some new products.  I can't wait to use them on my own pages!  Check it out here...  Wendy Hammer Designs

February 7, 2011


With all this talk about CHA and scrapbooking I'm gettin' the itch!  I was going through one of my external harddrives trying to organize some photos and I came across my photos from when I was on Scrapbook LifeStyle.  Remember that show?  OMGosh it was so much fun!  I sure miss the girls!  It reminded me of Memory Trends 2006 when I ran into Angela Daniels and ended up having an interview with Amelia when I got home to be on the show.  Anyway, here's a little jaunt down memory lane of Memory Trends 2006 and CHA 2007...

Season 3 taping for Scrapbook Lifestyle...

Good times... good times!

February 4, 2011

|pb cup heaven|

If you love peanut butter cups you just HAVE to make these... The Kind Lifer Peanut Butter Cups.  There really is nothing like them and they are so much better than Reese's PB Cups!  And oh yes... they are VEGAN!  You won't believe it when you down one, or two, or maybe three of these suckers.  Take it from someone who is a die hard fan of anything peanut butter, let alone peanut butter and chocolate.  :)  I like to keep mine in the freezer and then when I want one I take it out for just a few minutes before I devour it.  They are normally a little soft, so the freezer helps harden them up.  I buy my goods at Whole Foods because I know I can find the organic graham crackers and I buy the maple sugar granules too!


1⁄2 cup Earth Balance butter
3⁄4 cup crunchy peanut butter - (preferably unsweetened and unsalted)
3⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs or 10 graham cracker squares
1⁄4 cup maple sugar or other granulated sweetener
1 cup grain-sweetened, nondairy chocolate or carob chips
1⁄4 cup soy, rice, or nut milk
1⁄4 cup chopped pecans, almonds, or peanuts

Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. (If You Care makes unbleached liners made from recycled paper.)
Set aside.
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Stir in the peanut butter, graham cracker crumbs, and maple sugar and mix well. Remove the mixture from the heat.
Evenly divide the mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons per cup, among the muffin cups.
Combine the chocolate and milk in another pan.
Stir over medium heat until the chocolate has melted.
Spoon the chocolate evenly over the peanut butter mixture.
Top with chopped nuts.
Place in the refrigerator to set for at least 2 hours before serving.  

Starting my Saturday!  :)

February 3, 2011


I'm a guest blogger over at the blog belonging to the one and only Rachel Carlson!  Do you know her?  I love her!  We met eons ago in the scrapping world and I was her Secret Bunny in a gift exchange one year.  I surprised her with a box of goodies and one of these...  A Claudine Hellmuth Poppets of which I KNOW she adores.  She's one uber talented scrapper who works for Tattered Angels, 7 Gypsies and Thermo Web.  She's simply AMAZING and one of these days I will make it up there to see her.  THANKS Rach!

February 1, 2011


This totally makes me laugh and it's what I am going to say from now on...