Yes, I know, it’s been a long time!! I have no good excuses, just a busy life. Going to jump back in and start the week off with a quote…
The only thing that separates us from the animals is the ability to accessorize.
by Robert Harling of Steel Magnolias
Halloween is one of my FAVORITE times of the year to create and decorate! I would really love to go nuts decorating, but my 12 year old son is not a fan of Halloween. He never has been–he never enjoyed the whole dressing up and trick or treating thing. Therefore, I can’t go too crazy with the decorating! It’s probably better that way.
I’ve been busy creating lots of fun Halloween items! I have two craft shows coming up and I’ve been feverishly trying to build my stock back up for the shows. I think my family is getting tired of all of my “projects” all over the house!
Here’s a sneak peak of what I’ve been working on:
Lots of fun stuff. Enjoy this time of year!
Hi everyone! Yes, I am alive and breathing. It was a busy summer with the kiddos being home from school, but we are all back to the school year routine and I am hoping to be able to spend more time making cards, scrapbooks and blogging!
However, since it is my birthday today, I am offering 15% off of EVERYTHING in my ArtFire shop. Go on over to scrappybags.artfire.com and check out the new things that I have added. I am working on lots of fun Halloween items right now. Here’s a sneak peak!
Hi everyone! I mentioned last week about something “FUN” relating to one of my birthday paperbag scrapbooks.
Well, the time has come! Head on over to mypartypassion.blogspot.com to enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of my paperbag scrapbooks, along with lots of other fun party items! The giveaway runs from today through August 7th. Thanks to Melissa at My Party Passion for including me!
Hi there! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Having the kiddos home during the day makes it much harder for me to scrapbook! However, there are approximately four weeks left of summer vacation, so I can dig back in once that school bus starts coming! I have lots of fun ideas swirling around in my head.
There is something that I have to share with you all — I’ve been asked by Melissa of My Party Passion to participate in something FUN. You can find Melissa at mypartypassion.blogspot.com. But, you will have to check back next week to see what it is. However, I will give you a sneak peak ’til then!
Have a great weekend everyone! See you next week.
Check out this steak and fries dessert that we made for dad on Father’s Day! It’s a recipe that I found in the June, 2012 issue of the Food Network Magazine. I came across this and immediately showed it to my daughter and asked her if she wanted to make it for Father’s Day. She thought it was great, so we surprised dad with some ice cream steak and fries.
Here’s the recipe:
FOR THE STEAKS:
1 1 1/2 quart cylindrical carton chocolate ice cream
1/2 cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies
FOR THE FRIES:
2 12-ounce frozen pound cakes, thawed
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
Make the steaks: Using a serrated knife, slice the carton of ice cream crosswise into 4 rounds, dipping the knife in hot water as needed. Snip off the carton with kitchen shears. Tightly wrap each ice cream round into a steak shape with your hands (the warmth of your hands will soften the ice cream). Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes. Unwrap one ice cream steak and transfer to a piece of parchment paper or wax paper. Dip a metal skewer in hot water, then press into the ice cream to create parallel diagonal grill-mark lines. Makes lines in the opposite direction to form a crosshatch pattern, dipping the skewer in hot water as needed. If the ice cream gets too soft, return to the freezer until firm. Fill the lines with the chocolate wafer crumbs. Transfer the steak to a baking sheet and freeze until firm (about 30 minutes). Repeat with the remaining ice cream steaks.
MAKE THE FRIES: Using a crinkle vegetable cutter or a chef’s knife, trim the sides of the pound cakes, then cut each cake crosswise into 1/4 inch thick slices. Cut each cake slice into strips. Divide between 2 parchment lined rimmed baking sheets. Drizzle the melted butter over the pound cake fries and toss. Bake in a 350 degree oven until lightly toasted, about 8 minutes, tossing halfway through; let cool slightly.
Arrange the steaks, the pound cake fries and strawberry jam on plates. (Each plate serves 2).
Summertime is time for lots of picnics and outdoor parties. Check out these fun party invitations that I’ve been making out of paperbags. This is the invitation that I recently made for my daughter’s summer birthday pool party!
Hope you’re enjoying your summer and all of the fun that it brings!
catch the ball on the fly
lick like there’s no end to kissing
sleep on a sofa nearby
jump like the sky is the limit
sit by the fire with friends
stay with the ones who love you
run like the road never ends
Words to live by from my four legged child — Kida! Hope you have a great week!