Friday, October 29, 2010

little boys

my 2 boys
4 other little boys
nerf guns
treasure hunts
football and baseball cards
more dirt
dirt and
I will post again if I survive the night...
Blessings - K :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

age and beauty

We celebrated birthdays this weekend. My son's, my mother's and my Grandmother's (on my dad's side). One is 7, one is 62, and one is 88. I am not sure why age gets everyone in such a tizzy because from what I see of it, a person only gets more beautiful with age, inside and outside. With the beauty on the outside there is so much beauty on the inside, along with so much wisdom and a plethora of life stories. We just need to take the time to listen...

I made my Grandma cards for her birthday... she appreciates those things. The first card I made using a stampin up stamp and I got the idea from my stampin Up! demonstrator: Paula Geier

She hosts a stampin group and makes beautiful cards for us to make and take home.

The second card uses a stampin up! embossing folder and the 3rd card is used with stampin up and daily bread stamps.

Have a blessed week! -K

Monday... here we go

Perfect Pot Roast
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 (3 lb) beef chuck roast
1 large onion, diced
1 (1 oz) pkg dry italian salad dressing mix
1 (1 oz) pkg dry ranch dressing mix
1 (1.2 oz) pkg dry brown gravy mix
1 (14.5 oz) can beef broth
Heat roast in skillet with oil, browning roast on all sides. Place in slow cooker. In bowl, combine Italian mix, ranch mix, and gravy mix. Sprinkle over rast. Pour in beef both and add onion. Cook overnight 8 - 12 hours.

Friday, October 22, 2010


not really, more like, MEA! 2 days off from school but super busy ones. I had my nieces over last night. They worked. They played. They worked some more. They played some more. We all crashed. Today we are going to the mall to sell all of their "works." It is " enterprising kids" day at the mall. They are excited. I am somewhat excited. I hope it goes well. I hope they are not disappointed. I hope they remember all the fun they had getting ready for it.
Blessings -K

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend... I just wanted to share a few sites that have some super-fabulous deals going on daily. Each day on some, a different deal is offered. On some sites you can shop from past deals and on others you can only buy what is available for that day. If you are watching your budget, or lacking in will-power you may want to skip this post. This is not for the faint-hearted.
For those who have a money tree in the back yard, shop away! :)

Blessings - K

Monday, October 18, 2010's whats for dinner

Breakfast...mmmm. my favorite meal. anytime. any day.

Hash Brown Egg Bake

1 package (32 oz.) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed (can use shredded)
1 pound sliced bacon ( I use sausage, your choice)
1 cup (4 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 to 1/2 tsp salt (I use lawry's)
8 eggs
2 cups milk
dash paprika

In a large bowl, combine hash browns, bacon (sausage), 1/2 cup cheese and salt. Spoon into a greased 12 x 9 in. baking dish. In a bowl, beat eggs and milk until smooth; pour over hash brown mixture. Sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until golden. Top with remaining cheese.

This can be prepared the night before and refrigerated. Just take out 30 minutes prior to cooking.

blessings - K

Sunday, October 17, 2010

This is the day...

this is the day that the Lord hath made,
that the Lord hath made.
We will rejoice,
we will rejoice and be glad in it,
and be glad in it.
This is the day that the Lord hath made,
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
This is the day,
this is the day that ...

blessings -K

Friday, October 15, 2010

plans for scrapping...

Here is what I am currently working on...
viking training camp scrapbook of the boys and Nick this summer
and also what I hope to be working on this weekend. You never know though, what the weekend has in store :) hopefully, some scrapping time. I have been meaning to do this album for the boys before school started, I don't know about you, but since school started I haven't gotten a darn thing done! This weekend promises to be slow, non-active, peaceful and perfect for some creative time. Life always seems to throw in a few spontaneous moments that were not in my plan. What to do? God gave me a husband that is kind of like that so I have, over the years learned to "roll with it" more often than not... it takes a while, and some days are definelty easier than others but you can either smile or frown, laugh or cry, roll with it or have a breakdown. Rolling is more fun.

Have a blessed weekend! - K

Thursday, October 14, 2010

more pics

I didn't just paint I "jeweled" too...
hoping to scrap this weekend...
hoping. -K

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Weekend pictures

What I thought would be a nice weekend scrapbooking and living at a "slower" pace resulted in working and not as slow a pace as one would have liked. However, it was relaxing, rewarding and totally worth it. I spent Saturday "working" - I use that term loosely as painting on canvases to sell isn't really work to me. Although sometimes it can get to feel like I have to do it rather than just enjoy it, you know, it's all about the numbers... but it really isn't. Painting, like scrapping, stamping, crafting is such a joy to me. A gift, I believe. Sometimes, I even really like the results but most often it is the process I truly enjoy.
Any good ideas for scripture/quotes/sayings for signs for me? I am always looking for new ones!

Monday, October 11, 2010

go Vikes!!!

Monday night football with the Vikings and Moss ! Here is a great recipe for something quick, easy and game-worthy.

Oven Ham Sammies

16 oz. thin sliced ham
12 slices of swiss cheese
12 small dinner rolls, (Hawaiin rolls are good, my kids don't like them though)
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp onion flakes
1 tsp poppy seeds
1 tsp worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsps ground mustard

put ham and cheese in between sliced rolls. Mix all other ingredients and spoon over sandwiches. Let set overnight or several hours. Bake at 350' for 15 min. Then serve.

Also a great option for book club or other home parties.

Blessings! - K

Saturday, October 9, 2010

all creatures great and small...

I know God is the creator of all things great and small but right now I am struggling with His small creation(s). I opened my glove box and saw a little nest. Eek, a mouse nest! We had one in there 2 years ago but haven't since so periodically I will open the glove box and let out a sigh of relief, this time though there was no sigh only a silent aHHHH!!! and then the feeling of mice crawling all over. I do have to say I have never actually seen one in the car - alive ;) but once you know they are there you imagine them crawling up your pant's legs, peeping out of the vents, running across your toes in your sandals etc. I should never peek in the glove box while driving because then you have that feeling the whole way home and boy, can that feel like forever! I did have some traps in the trunk with the wheel and found a dead one there so I am hoping that is all... it only happens when I park the car by the woods. Even if only for 1 day. I have that car booby trapped now though. If one gets in, I will get it.

God, I thank you for all your creativity but I may be talking to you about this one when I see you face to face...

blessings - K
ps better the car than the house!

Friday, October 8, 2010

never give up

You think by that title I was going to have a really deep post... well, that is for our MN Twins. They can come back, they can get 3 wins, they CAN do this!

GO Twins!!!

Blessings -K

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monday meal ideas turns to Tasteful Tuesday

Had to show you the card from the weekend before I could share my culinary skills :) Back to normal scheduling ...

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Bars

2 packages crescent (cresent?) rolls
2 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 egg yolk
1 egg white
1 cup sugar
cinnamon and sugar mixture

Lay down one package of cresent rolls in a 9x13 pan

Mix sugar, cream cheese, and egg yolk. Spread over cresent rolls

Lay other pkg of crescent rolls over the mixture

Spread egg white and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Bake at 350' for 30 minutes.

Yummmmm... who doesn't love cream cheese! "Oh taste and see that the Lord is good!" Psalm 34:8

Blessings - K

Monday, October 4, 2010

marrying your best friend... all over again

we went to a wedding this weekend, the church was beautiful, the bride exquisite, the ceremony lovely, but nothing beats renewing your vows with your best friend. We hadn't been to a wedding together in quite some time so I truely enjoyed being able to 1, be out with my husband and 2, renewing our vows (to ourselves of course) as the couple themselves were saying theirs for the first time. I love that my husband is my best friend.

Here is a card I made for the newlyweds...
Have a blessed week! - K