Thursday, November 12, 2009

fall decor

just some cute fall decorations that would be super easy to make. i am really in the thanksgiving mood this week!

Monday, November 9, 2009

a cool thanksgiving game

This is a cool Thanksgiving game I found off

Name that turkey tune

Your guests won't mind singing for their supper with this musical amusement. Have them take turns crooning familiar songs, replacing all the lyrics with the word gobble. Choose a category for each round (Christmas carols, Beatles tunes, or TV theme songs, for example) and see who among the nonwarbling guests can be the first to make out each melody.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

ginger swirl pumpkin cheesecake bars from

i am so in the mood for thanksgiving and all its yummy treats. i was looking online today for recipes that would rock my holiday, and found the perfect treat! i may not be able to wait three more weeks to make these goodies.

Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 5 hr 35 min Makes: 16 servings

NABISCO Ginger Snaps, finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)
1/2 cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar, divided
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg Dash ground cloves

Heat oven to 325
MIX crumbs, nuts and butter; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 13x9-inch pan.

BEAT cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each just until blended. Remove 1-1/2 cups batter. Stir remaining sugar, pumpkin and spices into remaining batter.

SPOON half the pumpkin batter into crust; top with spoonfuls of half the plain batter. Repeat layers; swirl with knife.

BAKE 45 min. or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

i love urban

Sticker Paralysis:

The effect caused by having a really awesome sticker and no appropriate place to use it. General symptoms include keeping the sticker in a drawer and never actually using it. Sometimes resulting in affixation remorse.

Used in a sentence:
"I have contracted a case of sticker paralysis from this Vintage Apple sticker. I can't decide if I should put it on my fake plastic guitar or my rear window or my skateboard. It is too precious to use on just anything.

Monday, October 19, 2009

a fun halloween treat

i can't wait to make these for my kiddos one night. these fun "mummies" just scream halloween. go to for cool stuff like this!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

a cheeseburger please

i wish i had a bed like this to come home to. i would dream of cheeseburgers all night

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a few more sketches

Monday, October 12, 2009

a happy life

ok, so i had my gall bladder removed last week, yuck-o. what a cool way to spend fall break, right? so school resumed this week and i'm on "light duty" for whatever that is supposed to mean. i am starting a new job next week with a fab new doctor and can't wait! what a fun new adventure this will be. patty patty came over and brought me two new slice cartridges to borrow. so in my down time i've been a slice-using fool. i'm loving all the things i get to create with them. some days life is just great.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

doesn't this just make you want to scrapbook?

just went to my favorite sketch site and downloaded (for free) a few awesome sketches to get my creative mojo in high gear. will post a few more later this week. (its hard to narrow down my faves)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

it's croptober!

this month i am hosting a two day crop at ibc in elizabethtown. email me if you want to come. we will have contests, tons of prizes, and lots of fun. join us oct 23-24 for a productive weekend!