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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Fourth of July Party!

You guys!  I love my job on the Design Team at American Crafts!  We work with amazing products and make wonderful and inspirational projects every day...and...I get paid!  It's my job and it makes me so happy!  I'm excited to share my Fourth of July party I created using the paper line 

"America the Beautiful" by Pebbles, Inc.!

See the cute video here!

To see the whole party and how to make each project click here!

Thanks to the following:  
Videographer Mikey Scheurs
Photographer Rachel Glaittli 
Madge Gillen for making the USA
Shelly Myers for letting me have free reign with the product
Curt Jensen for his amazing hand lettering "Cherry Limeade" & Ice Cream Labels
Designer Desirae Struthers for designing such an adorable line for Pebbles!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mother's Day Cocktail

Hey Friends!
  Mother's Day is a big deal so let's celebrate!

Mother's Day does not include doing dishes!  
Pick yourself up some Chinet Cut Crystal Wine Glasses and make yourself a drink!
Grab some delicious S. Pellegrino, your favorite fresh fruits, (I used blueberries, blackberries & raspberries in mine), some chunky ice for a delicious non-alcoholic cocktail made special for the lady of the house. 

S. Pellegrino comes in mini bottles too! 
Add a pretty Mother's Day Banner and fresh flowers and you are ready to celebrate!  This adorable paper line was made using Jen Hadfield's "Everyday" line from American Crafts!

This We R Banner Punch Board from American Crafts is my "go-to" tool!

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Best Mother's Day Gift Ever!

Give your Mama a weekend to remember!  
Make this the best Mother's Day gift ever!  
Click here for all the info!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Turkey Lettuce Wraps!

This is a great dish for spring!  Light & refreshing and great for warmer weather.  

I love cooking this for my family and wanted to share this again with you!

Turkey Lettuce Wraps
Yield: 8 servings
1 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, optional
Mix all together and set aside to marinate while you prepare other ingredients.

Now Chop the following
2 cloves fresh garlic, grated, (set 1/2 aside for sauce.)
1 inch of peeled ginger, grated, (set 1/2 aside for sauce.)
1 small jalapeño or Serrano chili, minced fine
1 carrot, chopped small
1/2 onion chopped small
1 rib of celery chopped small
1small can water chestnuts, chopped
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon siracha or sambal sauce (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon vinegar, or lemon or lime juice
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
Mix well: set aside
4 tablespoons soy,
2tablespoons hoisin
1/2 garlic(previously set aside)
1/2 gingerpreviously set aside)
1 teaspoon siracha
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon or lime juice
In a skillet, on medium high heat, add 2 tablespoons oil. Stir in ground Turkey mixture Stir fry until fully cooked, remove from pan, set aside.
Add a little oil to the skillet, add in carrot, onion, celery, and water chestnuts. Stir fry about 5 minutes make a space in the middle of pan and add a little Oil. Stir in remaining 1/2 the garlic, and remaining 1/2 the ginger, and the jalapeño into this oil and stir until you can smell it, about a minute, then stir it through out the vegetable mixture. Add the set aside cooked turkey, and 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce. Stir well, taste, season with more siracha or soy if desired
Serve in lettuce cups with sauce

Friday, April 8, 2016

Summer Destinations

School will be out soon and summer plans are being made!  Check out this fabulous dream hotel located in Scottsdale, Arizona or Palm Springs, California!  

The Saguaro is definitely on my destination to-do list!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

DIH Workshops

Hey Friends!  Spring is here!  As the weather begins to warm up here in Northern Utah, I'm getting the itch to do some yard work and get the porch spruced up!

DIH (Do it Herself) Workshops are the best way to get you motivated to begin creating!  Creating provides happiness and I'm all for happiness!  Home Depot offers some great DIH classes and Spring sign-ups are starting now!  Hope to see you there!

Home Depot DIH Workshops

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Spring Easter Retreat

Oh ladies!  What fun we had at the Spring Easter Retreat with my sweet guest, Aimee Ferre!

 Each guest arrived to find this sweet bag of goodies on their beds!
 The Heber House was made ready for spring!
 Everyone received a sweet welcome!  It was a snowy day and hot chocolate was welcomed by everyone!
 The guests start to arrive.  These four friends were so much fun!

The sun started to set over the Heber House...let the crafting begin!
 Supplies were laid ready

  At the Heber House, everyone gets their own spot which includes a personal cup holder!
 Aimee Ferre begins to teach.

 We made so many fun things starting with these Suprise Egg Boxes!

 Next we began our Spring Easter sweet!  Look at Aimee's cute banner!

  Good food is always served at the retreats!  Only the best for my guests!  
These Brazillian pies were made by Chicken Pie Delish!
 Yummy treats and desserts are a must for hard working, crafty ladies.
Saturday is shopping day!  Rose of Ramblin Rose, located in Heber, Utah always greets us with warm cinnamon rolls and early bird shopping!
 Located on Main Street in Heber, Utah
Just for you Rose!
Great vintage shopping...everyone found something they loved. 

Next stop, Kolaches for mixed drinks and GINORMOUS Peanut Butter Bars!

 Next stop, Heber Creamery for the BEST in local cheese and ice cream!  
 More delicious food.
 White Rose Cookies, located in Eagle Mountain, UT made us the most beautiful cookies! 
Spring was the theme throughout this retreat!
 Back for more crafting, laughter, late nights with sweet friends!

 Eggs for our egg trees.

 These ladies made such beautiful things...I was so impressed!

Hopefully these pictures get you in the mood to get your spring crafting going...I could've have crafted for days!  Thank you to all of the sweet ladies came.  We had so much fun and truly enjoyed each other's company.  The saying is true.  Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.  We may have entered as strangers but left as friends.  

To the women who make these retreats amazing, I love you all!

Aimee and I had so much fun that guess what?  We're doing it again!  
Come for the 2017 Spring Easter Retreat, March 30 - April 2, 2016!!! 
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