Saturday, January 31, 2009

Project 365 Day 31

Today's prompt was Something Red.
This pitcher sits on a shelf in my kitchen. It was given to me by my grandmother who has passed and no I don't know if it is antique or worth money but it is worth memories of a wonderful woman for me.
Today's Thought: "A Grandmother is a special person who causes a joyful happening in the heart of a child."

The new Mega is available now at the Scrap Orchard for just $3. After Feb. 7 the price goes up to $10 - so get it while it is a steal. You can click the image below to go to the market. I used this kit on my two pages below. The templates I used to create my Project 365 layouts are by Sya's Blueprints.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Project 365 Day 30

Today's prompt: Something White
I went grocery shopping and so this is what came to mind to take a photograph of for today.
Today's thought: "This recipe is certainly silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn't say how far to separate them..."- Gracie Allen

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Project 365 Day 29

Today's prompt was something black.
Today's thought: "Home is where your photos are."

Project 365 Day 28

Today's prompt was "star"
Here is a thought: "Those who reach... touch the stars."

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Grocery Deals - Week of Jan 28


The following products are with in ad coupon
98 cents Betty Crocker hamburger, chicken, or tuna helper (limit 6)
$1.49 Albertsons cereal - select varieties (limit 8)
99 cents Albertsons frozen concentrate juice (limit 9)
$1.99 Kraft chunk or shredded cheese 6-8 oz (limit 4)
$2.99/lb Pork baby back ribs
$4.79/lb Arctic shores cooked shrimp - sold in 2lb bag (limit 2)
$3.49 Arm & Hammer laundry detergent (limit 1)

Buy 1 culinary circle pizza ($6.29) and get one more pizza plus 2 Dr Pepper variety 2Ltr Free
Buy one Orville Red. micro popcorn for $2.99 and get 3 free
Buy one get one free Lay's potato chips
Free milk on your next visit when you buy 4 participating GM cereals on sale for 2/$5

$1.77/lb Fresh bulk boneless, skinless chicken breasts
$1.99/lb Extra lean ground beef
$4.99/lb Bone in NY, boneless tri-tip, boneless top sirloin


$4.49/lb rib eye steak
$1.99/lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (better price at Albertsons)
$1.99/lb extra lean ground beef

5/$14 coca cola 12 packs (when you buy 5)
$2.75/ea 12 pack pepsi (when you buy 10)

Buy any combination of ten participating items and save $5 instantly making the following items cost:
50 cents Hormel chili
$1.77 Lay's potato chips
$2.49 Tombstone pizza
$1.99 Nabisco snack crackers
$1.50 Kraft cheese 5-8 oz size
$1 Kraft cream cheese
99 cents Kleenex tissue
$1.49 pace picante sauce or heinz ketchup
$1.99 quaker instant oatmeal
$1.99 nature valley or fiber one granola bars
$1.99 Quaker boxed cereal
99 cents pepperidge farm goldfish crackers
$1.49 cheetos
$1.99 Keebler fudge shoppe cookies

$1.79 Max soda 12 pack cans
3/$10 coca-cola 12 packs
4/$13 7up 12 packs

3/$10 Dreyer's ice cream
3/$5 Prego spaghetti sauce or Albertsons pasta

99 cents/lb Med size red delicious or granny smith apples
99 cents barilla pasta

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Project 365 Day 27

Today's Prompt was a heart. Here are Carson's hands.
Today's thought is: "A thankful heart is a happy heart."

Monday, January 26, 2009

Project 365 Day 26

Today's prompt: "Can you handle another shape? Can you find some SQUARES?"
These framed flowers hang over my jetted tub. I love the cheerful & relaxing atmosphere they create. Even better is the fact that I got them at the dollar store and that even though I have had them a while, I still love them.
Today's thought: "Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are." -Osho

Scrappy News

It is Dollar Days over at Elemental Scraps again today. Chrissy has a fun quick page album for just $1 and it was so fun and easy to work up into a fun little brag book to give to my sister. I used pictures of Megan that I have taken as I babysit her. Many of the pics my sis has never seen & it was her bday earlier this month so I am excited to give this to her as a late bday gift. You can click the product images to go to the shoppe and be sure to look at all the other great dollar deals. So many cute things! Below my brag book examples is a fun new kit by Mandy Mystiques. It is a collab and the other half is way cute too. So if you want the whole thing be sure to look for it and snag it too. Each half is only (yep you guessed it) $1. Have a great day and I'll be back later with my Project 365 photo.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Project 365 Day 25

Today's Prompt: "Another shape! Go hunt down some TRIANGLES."

Rather than a thought today I will share the tasty recipe for these.

Peanut Butter Bars

Cream the following ingredients together:
3/4 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1 C sugar
2 eggs
3/4 C creamy peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 C quick oats
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 C flour
Press into greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Leave dough so it is still a bit doughy, but slightly browned. Cool completely. Spread creamy peanut butter on top of the bars. Frost bars with chocolate frosting.

Chocolate Frosting

1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 bag powdered sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
dash of milk
Mix the above ingredients together. Add more milk if too thick or more powdered sugar if too thin. Spread on bars and enjoy.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Project 365 day 24

Today's photo prompt: "Now lets go 'round in CIRCLES. Can you find some circles today?"
Snapped this pic of Morgan before his game. They won 28/14. He only had a chance to shoot once and it was close but didn't go in. He enjoys the sport and has fun so that is what counts.

Today's thought: "Simply because we do not run across goal lines, slam dunk basketballs, or hit home runs, doesn't mean we can't change the score."

Friday, January 23, 2009

Project 365 Day 23

Today's prompt, "So after straight what else could it but but TWISTED? Show us something a little twisted in your lives today."
Sorry couldn't find a thought that I liked for this one. Have a great weekend.

Project 365 Day 22

Photo Prompt for Jan 22, "It's a new week and lets jump straight in with STRAIGHT. Take a photo of something straight today"

I went for Straight Up 6:00. I love this clock that hangs in my green scrap room. Such a shame that I spend so little time in there since I switched to digital scrapping. And here is a thought for today:
"We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be." - Gladys Taber

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Project 365 Day 21

Today's Prompt: "Well you've probably guessed what's next in this weeks theme. It's water! Don't get those cameras wet!"
This is actually one of my goals this year... to drink my 8 eight ounce waters a day. Kind of a simple health goal but one that I think I can actually attain.
And here is a thought for today: "Live in each season as it passes; breathe air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Let them be your only diet drink and botanical medicines." Henry David Thoreau

Grocery Deals - Week of Jan 21


69 cents/lb whole frying chicken
$1.99/lb boneless beef chuck roast
$1.99/lb extra lean ground beef
$1.25/doz large eggs

Lots of buy one get one free deals such as:
Hormel bacon
Doritos chips
Skippy Peanut butter
Lipton Rice or pasta sides
All laundry soap
Ragu spaghetti sauce

In ad coupons are needed for these items:
Albertsons tomato sauce 8/$1 (limit 8)
Head of Iceberg lettuce 88 cents (limit 4)
$1.49 bag of hershey's Reese's or Kit Kat snack size (limit 2)
$1.49/lb Bone in assorted pork chops
$2.99 Johnsonville grilling sausage

Select Kellog's cereal $1.75 each when bought in lots of 4
$2.80/12 pack coca-cola products when you buy 5 with savings card

There are also many items where you can purchase $20 worth of participating products in a single transaction and get a $5 instant rebate. See ad for details.


$2.49/lb petite sirloin steak or london broil
99 cents/lb split chicken breasts, ,drumsticks or thighs
2lb/$3 red or green seedless grapes

There are also many items where you can purchase 10 participating products in a single transaction and get a $5 instant rebate. See ad for details.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Forgetful Me!

I keep meaning to share a "forgetful" moment with you but then I forget lol. It was during the week of Christmas that this happened. It was about 5:00 pm and I was in my bedroom just playing on my laptop when Carson hollered to me from the front door, "Mom the missionaries are here." My mind snapped very quickly to the reality that we were to feed them that night at our home.

YIKES! Here it was 5:00 and I hadn't even started to make dinner. Earlier in the day I had taken inventory of the fridge and decided I could be lazy and serve my family leftovers for dinner. Well, I knew that there wouldn't be enough leftovers for the missionaries and my family and besides that the leftovers were going to be a hodge podge of things and I just would feel stupid putting it all out on the table for them and saying pick what you want.

It was freezing cold outside and unfortunately I could not invite them in because Clayne had not come home from work yet. There is a rule that Elders can not be in the home without the husband or an older male present. I called Clayne and yes, he had forgotten our appointment too and was still sitting at his desk in the office. I told him he better hurry home quick and that he could pick up the Elders at the church house and then meet me at Wingers. I then had the missionaries walk over to the church were I had Clayne's key to let them in. I told them that my husband would be there very soon to pick them up and that I was going to go ahead and get us a table at the restaurant.

I really suppose we should be better at praying over our food when we go out, but we don't. It felt strange to be saying a blessing over the food at Wingers. We managed to get them fed and to their next appointment on time. Maybe we were meant to take them to Wingers though because our server did ask them how he could sign up to have the discussions about our church.

Anyway.... just thought I'd share a little blunder with you. It drives me crazy when I forget things but it always seems to happen when there is just too much going on in life. Christmas week is definitely a busy time and hey... we gave the Elders a nice dinner out for a Christmas gift is how I am going to look at it. Hope this made you smile or at least will help you feel better the next time you forget about something you were supposed to do.

Project 365 Day 20

So I got a little confused by the prompts this week. Today's prompt, "Animal, vegetable or mineral again. This time it's vegetable. How imaginative can we get with vegetable?" When it was posted this way I thought I had my pick of which of the three I would photograph and did vegetable when I should have done mineral. So today I bring you "mineral." I am not big on wearing makeup and so I love the light feel of this type of makeup.
And a thought: "My Face ------- My face in the mirror Isn't wrinkled or drawn. My house isn't dirty. The cobwebs are gone. My garden looks lovely. And so does my lawn. I think I might never - Put my glasses back on." -Kathie from Sacramento CA

Monday, January 19, 2009

Project 365 Day 19

Today's prompt: "Time for a breath of fresh air. Today's element is WIND. The trick is to photograph it."
For an area where the wind blows 99% of the time, today was surprisingly still. I had to get a little creative. Oh and someone asked where I was getting my thoughts. Most of them come from running a search in the "peasoup" which is a wonderful collection of page title ideas, thoughts and quotes at
And here is a thought: "Bubbles, like wishes gently take flight to soar and float in afternoon light." - Beth Hooper

Scrappy News

Chrissy has some fun new templates in her store today. They are 25% off and come with a $2 coupon for your next purchase. Chrissy also has a darling alpha set and some quick pages on sale in her store today so be sure to look at those while you are there. The new challenge template is up as well and it is free. Product images are clickable to go to her store. My scrapbook pages are clickable to take you to my gallery if you want a full listing of products used. I'll be back later with my photo for the day.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Project 365 Day 18

Today's Prompt: "Of all the elements, the earth element is the most easy to confine and capture, to hold in the hand. It is rigid, fixed and stable."Can you catch something earthy today?"
I am afraid that I am a bit stumped on this one and those who live near will know that these photos could not have come from today but they did come from the 16th and I figure that is close enough. It was so bitter cold but wow what gorgeous photo opportunities that brought. And here is a thought for today. I have always enjoyed Shel Silverstein.
"Frozen Dream I'll take the dream I had last night And put it in my freezer, So someday long and far away When I'm an old grey geezer, I'll take it out and thaw it out, This lovely dream I've frozen, And boil it up and sit me down And dip my old cold toes in." -Shel Silverstein

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Project 365 Day 17

Today's prompt: "Animal, vegetable or mineral again. Can you find an animal in your day?"
Savannah went to the store today with Clayne and bought a Fur Real pet without even knowing this was my photo prompt. I felt pretty lucky since we don't have any animals around here.
Today's thought: "Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies." -Gene Hill

Friday, January 16, 2009

Project 365 Day 16

Today's photo prompt: "Let's get elemental. Show us the FIRE in your life today."

I love my big jetted tub, yummy scented candles and body sprays and lotions.

Today's thought: "Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out." -Katherine Dunham

Scrappy News and a Freebie

Are you ready to feel the love? I am so excited about all the super cute Valentine kits that are popping up in digi scrapping. Ziggle Designs has this one this week and it is so SUPER cute. You really need to go to Scrap Orchard and pick up this kit while it’s a.) 20% off and b.) comes with a free Heart album with purchase!!! Scroll down to see some cute Valentine card freebies I made for you with this kit. You will find the link over at the CT Blog for Ziggle Designs. Click HERE to head over there and while you are there check out the big reveal for the Grab Bag 3. Super cute stuff.
The darling photo in my layout was taken by my friend, Shelly Brown.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Project 365 Day 15

Today's prompt was, "Animal, vegetable or mineral? Take a photo of something mineral today." I wasn't quite sure what to do with this prompt and this is what came into my mind. Our snow is melting away pretty quick over this past week. I have to remind myself that it isn't March but is the mid of winter and we likely have much more show before it goes for good. And here is a little Snowman Prayer for today's thought:
"Starlight, star bright. Please don't let me melt tonight." - Unknown

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Project 365 Day 14

Today the prompt was, "today it's just about sight. Show us something that's a pleasure to see.Whether it's the photo that's outstanding or the subject that's stunning, let's see some pics that we just want to keep looking at." I took advantage of this prompt and purchased myself a bouquet of roses so I could photograph them. If you haven't been given flowers lately, you could treat yourself to some too. It is kind of fun! And here is a thought for today.
"Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. -Proverb

Grocery Deals - Week of Jan 14


$1.99/lb Cross rib roast
$1.79 Pork loin or rib chops
$6.96 Kroger frozen chicken bags (various cuts and weights)
$1.79/lb John Morrell spiral sliced half ham
$1.29/doz large eggs

10/$10 deals
Kroger fruit snacks or toaster treats
Kroger OJ concentrate
Land o' Frost lunch meat
Hershey's theater candy
Suave, VO5 or white rain hair care products
Aquafresh toothpaste
Hamburger, tuna or chicken helper
Roma tomatoes
Rice a roni or pasta roni
sour cream, cream cheese or dips
Quaker snacks or Nabisco snack sacks

2/$5 General Mills cereal (select varieties)
3/$5 Kroger instant oatmeal
4/$5 Campbell's chunky soup


$1.49/lb regular ground beef (with ad coupon)
$5.88/2lb block Tillamook cheese (with ad coupon)
$1.86/3lb bag red delicious apples (with ad coupon)

20/$10 Campbells tomato or chicken noodle soup
20/$10 Dannon yogurt, Albertsons spaghetti o's

$1.50 Quaker breakfast sale includes these products
Simple harvest oatmeal
chewy granola bars
instant oatmeal
Cap'n crunch cereal
morning minis
breakfast cookies
life cereal

$1.25 Kellogg's cereal (must buy in increments of 4) includes these varieties:
raisin bran
frosted flakes
rice krispies
froot loops
corn flakes

Free milk on next visit when you buy 4 of the following in one transaction with card $1.99 for General Mills new varieties of cereal (ie fiber one) as well as Fiber one toaster pastries

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Scrappy News

So I wanted to give you one more peak into Ziggle Designs fabulous grab bag. Below are two pages I made using it. You only have a few more days to snag it for $3. After the reveal it will cost much more. Click on the image to go to the market.

And I just had to show you this way cute new kit by Chrissy too. For this week only it is on sale for 25% off. So cute! Again, click the image to go to her shoppe.

Project 365 Day 13

Today's prompt was, "Now find something in your day that will tickle our taste buds, or not :)Yep today's theme is taste. Take a photo of something to express a sense of taste."
Today I needed to bake bread and to me there are few things as tasty as a warm freshly baked slice of bread. Even though this thought is more related to smell, I still had to use it. We all know how much the sense of taste and smell work together anyway.
"The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water, is indescribable in its evocation of innocence and delight." - M. F. K. Fisher

Monday, January 12, 2009

Project 365 Day 12

Today's photo prompt was, "Next on our sensory list is sound. Can you take a photo of a noise?" I am babysitting today and my little niece, Megan, has gotten to that age that if she even thinks you are leaving the room she cries. Still even with this sad face it just makes me smile. Poor Baby! And a thought:
The main thing in one's own private world is to try to laugh as much as you cry. - Maya Angelou

Scrappy News

Whahoo here is my first layout using my Project 365 Photo a Day pictures. I have to admit that I wasn't sure I would like 7 random photos on a page but when I used Chrissy's newest template set and this darling collaboration kit available at Scrap Orchard - I was thrilled with the end result. I can't wait to have the rest of week two's photos so I can make the next page! Scroll down for product images and some scrapbook sale information. All product images can be clicked on to take you to them in stores. I'll be back later with today's photo for 365.

Yep... above is the collab kit I used on my page and below is the awesome template set that I used. Today is Dollar Day at Elemental scraps and you can get Chrissy's great template set for just $1. But hurry cuz it is only Dollar Day for a day. There are lots of great deals over there today so take a minute to look it over while you are there.

Mandy also has two darling kits available for the Dollar Day sale today. Yep just a buck for each of these gorgeous kits. I have a credit at Heritage Makers that I need to use by the end of this month to make a book and so I decided to make a little coffee table book of my wedding photos - since this year will mark my 20th anniversary I thought it may be fun. These kits are working out wonderful for my project. I am using some templates by Simply Sarah to make my wedding book.