Thursday, September 23, 2010

Silhouette Giveaway at T&T

One of my favorite blogs to glance at, Twig and Thistle is having an awesome giveaway. You may have heard of something called the Silhouette! That's right Kathleen is giving one lucky reader a chance of having their very own. This little digital cutter is full of creative tricks. This has been on my want list and I think probably has just been promoted to a must need.

Jot on over and enter!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pretty Wreath

I spotted this on Paper Crave this morning. At first glance I wouldn't peg it as being paper. How pretty is this?! Another reason to ♥ Paper Source.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

All Doily'd Up

I've been seening a ton of creative things lately that you can do with doilies and inspired doiley designs. So pretty! Here are just a few I'm lov'n.

Top image: Hand stamped tags :: Bottom image: Hand stamped glassin bags :: Both found here: Happy Huismus

Decorative Tins :: How to by Martha

Pretty Stationary how to: Avie Designs

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Great Bread Recipe

It's been awhile since I posted a food recipe. My husband came home with this one from a member at the tennis club. He basically "told" me I had to make it because it was to die for.

Over Labor Day weekend we were invited over to friends house and we made and brought this over. I kid you was gone within minutes! It is so easy and is the perfect item to bring to a party of any sort. My husband is banking on me making this for a few Packer Sunday games. Okay, if I have too!

Here's the recipe: (this is the amount I use for a bag of twin french bread)

2 sticks butter
2 Tbl poppy seeds
1 tsp Beau Monde seasoning(a must)
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Thick cuts of swiss cheese cut in 3/4" cubes(about 8 ounces)
Loaf of desired bread(french, italian, ciabatta, boule, etc)

Instructions: Criss-cross cut the top of the loaf of bread. Do NOT slice all the way through or into the sides. Stuff with the swiss cheese cubes and the shredded parmesan cheese. Melt the butter and add the poppy seeds and seasonings. Wrap bread in foil and pour melted butter mixture over the top. Loosely seal foil and pop bread in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Yummy goodness! Enjoy!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Holiday Cards and More

Along with the designs I create in my Etsy shop I've mentioned before that I also design for a few other online companies. I feel blessed time and time again to do what I love and to have others appreciate my design work as well.

I've been with Photo Affections for 1 year now and I cannot be more thrilled about being part of their team. They just posted their 2010 Holiday card collections. Seriously, there are all sorts and I'm sure anyone can find a design to match their style.

Another adorable online company I work for is PeaPod Announcements. Earlier this week they just launched a new site. I've been working with PeaPod's for about 2 years. They are offering more than just announcements/invitations. Be sure to check out all the goodies and the new site.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School, Back to a Routine

Last week Leyton started school. Oh, Mr. First Grader...we are SO proud of you. He is our shy child but, has really surprised us already with his more laid back attitude about it. Maddie started 4k this morning and was soooo excited. About all of it! Riding the bus, being in a classroom, and meeting new friends. She is our little social and spunky one! Love these kids!

With the munchkins off to the school I have most of the morning to myself - well the days I'm not to working 10hr days. It's such a weird feeling to have silence throught the house but, at this time of year I'm ready for some of that. With the holiday season approaching in the months ahead I have plenty to get done. I'm even hoping to squeeze in a workout 3-4x a week. YAY!