Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Treats Box

Hey everyone!!!!  I am so excited that I finally fixed the problem I was having with Blogger!!!!  This post was originally supposed to go up yesterday, but my photos wouldn't upload because apparently I have reached my storage limit...  I've been hearing that this has been happening to a lot of people lately, so not really sure what's going on with that...  It wouldn't let me upgrade my storage space because I was using Internet Explorer, so when I switched to using Firefox as my browser, it let me!  YAHOO!!!!  Okay, here is the project that was supposed to be posted yesterday for Joy's Life!  Our theme was to make a gift box/bag...

Sweet Tooth Boxes- box and lid cut at 10.5"
Tags, Bags, Boxes & More- tag cut at 3.12"
Christmas cartridge- snowflakes cut at 3.59", 2.29", 1.59"
Joy's Life Stamps- Wintery Puns
MS crystal fine glitter

Okay, there it is!  I'm so glad I resolved my Blogger issue!!!!  :)  Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Exciting News & a Recipe!!! :)

Hello everyone!  I do not have a project for you today, but I wanted to announce that my niece, Sophie, has finally arrived!!!!  :)  She was born on 11/12/12 and she is the cutest little thing!!!  I figured since today marks her being one week old, it was time to post a pic or two...  My niece, Chloe, is adjusting really well and she LOVES her baby sister (and she thinks it's pretty cool being a big sis)!

I am the proudest Aunt in the world!  :)

I love this picture!  So cute that big sis is already looking after little sis...


Okay, since Thanksgiving is this week I figured I would share one of my favorite pie recipes with you!  I love baking, and I have been designated the "family baker", so my job is to bring desserts to our holiday celebrations.  This pie is always a hit, so enjoy!!!

Irresistible Pecan Pie

Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and white sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually sprinkle the water over the dry mixture, stirring until dough comes together enough to form a ball.
  3. On a floured surface flatten dough ball with rolling pin. Roll out into a circle that is one inch larger than pie dish. Place pie shell into dish and refrigerate until pie filling is complete.
  4. To Make Pie Filling: In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, light and dark corn syrups, brown sugar, butter, salt and finely crushed pecans. Spread quartered pecans over bottom of refrigerated pie crust. Pour syrup mixture over top of pecans, then arrange pecan halves on top of pie.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for one hour or until firm; let cool for one hour before serving.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!  :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Joy's Life Tags & Bags Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Joy's Life Tags & Bags Blog Hop!!!!  If you just hopped here from the very talented Sarabeth, you're in the right place.  To start from the beginning click HERE.

I love Christmas!!!  This is such a fun time of year, and I am looking forward to making homemade hot chocolate, decorating the tree, looking at lights, singing Christmas songs, etc., etc., etc.!!!!  I also like to give a little something to my co-workers, and I think some Post-It's, hand sanitizer, yummy treats, etc. would fit perfectly into this little bag!  :)  This bag is also featuring Joy's BRAND NEW stamp set: Oh Christmas Puns!  I love this set, it's full of amazing puns and it has some cute images on it!

Tags, Bags, Boxes & More- bag cut at 6.06", tag cut at 2.88"
Winter Frolic- snow angel cut at 3.24"
Doodlecharms- snowflakes on bag cut at 1.94"
Doodletype- snowflake on tag cut at 1.12"
Joy's Life Stamps- Oh Christmas Puns (on bag), Wintery Puns (on tag)
Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Character Face Assortment
Stickles- star dust

Okay, that's my Christmas bag!  Hope we have been able to get you in the Christmas mood!  :)  Have a great Thanksgiving next week...  Your next stop on this hop is the awesome June.  Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nut'n Is Better Card

Hello and Happy Veteran's Day!  :)  My sister has still not had her baby yet!  She was due on the 9th, but little Sophie just isn't ready to make her debut!  Hopefully soon... Today is another DT day for me at Joy's Life.  This week we were asked to make cards...  I was excited because I LOVE making cards!  I have been wanting to use this sentiment since the day I got this stamp set, so I finally did it!  :)

A2 sized card
Create a Critter- peanut cut at 2.88", acorn cut at 3.82"
Cuttlebug- swiss dots
Joy's Life Stamps- It's All Fall Puns
Peachy Keen Stamps- Retro Paper Dolls Face Assortment
Colored pencils
White gel pen

There it is everyone....  Enjoy what's left of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!  :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Home for the Holidays Tag

Hello everyone!!!!  I have been the worst blogger!  I have been really busy at work (Red Ribbon Week, Halloween, report cards, etc.), and there's been a lot going on at home (all good stuff)...  My sister is going to be having her baby any day now!!!!  I am so excited!  There's been some other nice stuff happening too, so all is good!  :)  Now, onto my DT project for Joy's Life.  This week we were asked to create gift tags.  I could really see myself making tags for each gift at Christmas!  :)

Tags, Bags, Boxes and More- tag cut at 4.18"
Joys of the Season- house cut at 1.75"
Cuttlebug- swiss dots
Joy's Life Stamps- It's All Fall Puns
Stickles- star dust
White gel pen

Well, I hope you are all having a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!  :)