I’ll admit, I’m relatively new to all this pinning action.  I just can’t stop.  I love to look at Pinterest on my Kindle Fire.  The layout is fabulous on there.  It’s so much friendlier for viewing.  It’s sooooooo addictive though.  After you scroll through so many pins you come to this little button at the bottom that says “load more pins” I keep telling myself just one more.  Then I realize it’s 11pm and I have to get up for work in the morning.  I’m sure I’m not the only person with this problem though.

So, if you’re like me you probably have hundreds of pins to delicious looking recipes on your “Recipes to try” or “Yum!” board.  For the last month or so I’ve been trying to make at least one of these recipes each week.  Unfortunately, what I’ve found is that even though these recipes look so beautiful, a lot of them don’t taste nearly as good as they look. 

However, the one I tried this weekend was absolutely fabulous.  The original recipe came from a site called Our Best Bites (click on the link to view the recipe). 


These Chipotle Beef Taquitos were so tasty.  They were baked, another plus in my book since I have a little fear of frying food.


They have a little Chipotle pepper in them which made them just the right bit of spicy.  Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the can of peppers.


Big News


House Key

I know I haven’t been posting much for a while now.  There are two reasons for that:

1.  I haven’t been making much lately (I do have some Christmas crafts to share soon).

2. I’m getting ready to move!

We are in the process of buying our first home.  It’s so exciting.  Check out my soon-to-be house key above.  It’s old-school. lol

So here’s a picture of the pretty house:


It’s a big, old brick farm-house.  Built in 1937, according to the title, 1939 according to the tax database (is that strange?)

It has so many charming qualities.  Check out the view from the balcony:

Balcony View

Okay, I must add the door to the balcony is in the main bathroom, which is kind of odd…but more on that another day.


This is my new kitchen.  It’s absolutely huge!  Sure it’s dated and has a crazy blue ceiling (Someone liked blue ceilings, there is another room with that color too) but I have so many ideas for this room.  Wait till you see what I do.

Living Room #1

This room might need the most work.  I just love the bay window.

For now I’ll leave you with a taste of the “beautiful” wall paper I will have the joy of removing.

Which do you like better? 🙂





I don’t often find inspiration in advertisements. But tonight I was flipping through one of Joe’s magazines and I saw this ad and thought it would be a great card layout. So I ran up to my craft room and made this card. I still think it needs something but I’m happy with how it turned out.

Pretty cool


I picked up these wood die cuts by K&Co. the other day. I thought they looked pretty cute.

But yet they were kind of blah for my tastes. Do I pulled out my copics to see how they’d work on wood. I think it turned out pretty cute. Now I just need to think of a project to use it on.

I’m ba-ack!!!!!


Let me tell you this:  It really stinks to still have dial-up internet.  I have sooooo many pictures I’d like to share with you all (haha I make it sound like people are actually checking out my blog).  Anyway, I have lots of pictures I’d share if it didn’t take 20 minutes to upload a picture.

Since I have some time on my hands this evening, I figured I’d better do a post.  In case you were wondering if I had died or something.


The first card I made is for the 2 Sketches 4 You challenge #50.  I was sitting there staring at this birdhouse paper by Jilliebean Soup.  Then I had an ah-ha moment and turned the sketch upside down to make this cute little birdhouse.  Do you like it?

I follow Dawn McVey’s blog and I just LOVE every single card she makes.  Lately I’ve been inspired by her “ruffle” cards.  Here’s one I made:

Oh yeah, and I bought some Ippity stamps lately.  Guess what?  I TOTALLY love them!  They are so cute.  I really love the set I used on this card; it’s called Regal Greetings.

It’s a little hard to see in that picture, but I created the background with one of the stamps from the set.  I’ve been playing with the crackle paint again too.



I haven’t participated in FWF for a while. I made this little card with some paper scraps and Nesties label 4. I think it turned out cute. I might make some more of these.

Another little one


I am loving making these little cards so much! Here’s another one: