Thursday, June 17, 2010


One of my favorite things about living in Oregon...BERRIES!!! At church, we were able to order berries in bulk...I just picked up by 40lb. bucket of strawberries (sliced and all!!) and just have to share what you can do with 40 lbs. of fresh strawberries.

Shellie came over and we made strawberry Jam galore!

We ended up with:
8 - quart bags of sliced strawberries to freeze
10 Cups of Strawberry syrup
18-Pints of Strawberry Jam
and 6 cups of sliced strawberries to eat

and it only took us about an hour. I am LOVING the pre-sliced strawberries!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A must have!

What a wild weekend! The craziness began on Friday night while I was scrapbooking with a friend at my house...the kids were playing and watching movies in the next room and I hear this screaming.

"Mom! Isaac has a Lego stuck up his nose and it's bleeding!"
Fantastic! I have managed to raise 3 kids so far with nothing being stuck up any noses. I inspect the culprit and walk straight over to my scrapbook tool tote. (My scrapping friend, Cindy, is looking at me very funny by now) I grab my Close To My Heart tweezers They have the perfect suspension-grasping action which was exactly what I needed to grab hold of the Lego and pull it right out.

EVERY mother should have a pair of these things in their home! You can buy them here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Creativity & Good Deals

I know, I always post pictures of my shopping trips. So, today I thought I'd show you what I've been working on for my sister, Cyndee.
She is getting married this August and trusted me to make her invitations. (Thanks sis!)
You probably can't tell the heart image is stamped on a vellum overlay with ink distressing on the Colonial White CS and tone-on-tone ink distressing on the Amethyst CS. And in 2 more months I'll be working on the wedding cake. You'll either see pictures posted here (if it turns out) or on CakeWrecks (if it doesn't) ;)

And just because I can't post without mentioning couponing... I went out to do a little doubling this morning.Thats 4-boxes of Graham Crackers
4-packages of Hershey Bars
4-Bags of Marshmallows (Yummy S'mores this summer!)
3-bottles of Hershey syrup
8-packages of Ziploc containers (I couldn't resist!)
6-bottles of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
2-jars of Mayo
4 lb container of Strawberries

and I only paid $2.85!!! on $91.16 worth of food. (But seriously, who would pay that much?)