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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Quick Holiday Update...More to come later

Hello everyone!  Yes, I'm still alive!  :)  My family and I have been traveling like CRAZY!!!  But we are all doing very well.  I will write more details later.  Hope everyone is having a great holiday!!  Love you all and be safe!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cutie Birdie Card

Its finally Friday!!!  Which means running around trying to get everything ready to leave for Christmas break.  My hubby gets almost a whole month off for break, so we are traveling to the mid west and then down south to visit family.  I'm super excited to see family!  This is my favorite time of the year! 

I found this picture tonight and realized I never posted it!  Shame on me.  So here it is!  I cut out the birdie using the Create a Critter cartridge (my favorite).  There is a wonderful blog and person who has created stamp sets that go with the Critter cartridge and many others.  I put a few of her stamp sets on my Christmas wish list.  So I'm crossing my fingers that Santa will bring me at least one.  If you would like to visit her blog, just go to www.mypinkstamper.com.  She is super creative and full of energy. 

Have a fabulous day!  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Potato Casserole

Hey Everyone!!  Sorry for the delay, but here is the recipe for my aunt's sweet potato casserole.  Enjoy!

3 cups warm sweet potato's
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs (beat before adding)

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup melted butter

Mix casserole ingredients together.  Pour mixture into 9x13 pan.  Mix topping ingredients and either sprinkle on top or scoop it on top.  Put in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.  YUM!!!!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Monday Menu

Monday: Delivery pizza for my hubby's B-day
Tuesday: Chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, veggie, rolls
Wednesday: Fish and fries
Thursday: Apricot chicken, rice, green beans
Friday: Spaghetti, garlic bread, salad
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner
Sunday: Veggie soup

~Weekly Goals~
Finish Christmas shopping, get cards sent out, wrap presents, and clean the house before we leave. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Pics

I hope everyone is staying warm on this cold Thursday!  Our home was built "cheaply", so its not insulated very well.  I dread getting our electric bill this month.  Because we have a little one who always seems to have a cold (oh and by the way, she has an ear infection...again), we keep it warmer than we normally would.  I would love to know your suggestions on how you keep your home warm.  

I know Thanksgiving was a week ago, but I wanted to post a few pics we took that day.  I hope you enjoy them!

A lot of food for just two people.

"I'm ready.  Where's my food?"

Our enormous turkey pile. 

I'll post the recipe for this sweet potato casserole tomorrow.

I truly hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their leftovers.  I know I did. 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Switching to a New Domain - www.patchesofpink.com

Hey Everyone!

I am in the process of switching my site to my new domain, http://www.patchesofpink.com. Isn't that so cool?! I think it is. I don't think there will be any problems with the move, but if there are they should get ironed out very quickly or feel free to contact me at patchesofpink(at)gmail(dot)com. Keep coming back for more!

By the way, if you try to go to patchesofpink.blogspot.com it will just forward to my new address, so no worries!

Is there anything that you would like me to do specifically? I'm always up for hearing what my readers have to say!


Monday...well Tuesday Menu

WOW!  Its Tuesday?!?!  I was so  busy yesterday that I totally forgot to post the menu.  My little one us under the weather...again, so she is really keeping me on my toes.  Also, I'm trying to wrap up all the last minute Christmas gifts before we leave for vacation.  I can't wait for my daughter to open her presents!  She's going to love them!  Now, on to the menu...
Monday: Spaghetti and garlic bread
Tuesday:Grilled chicken wraps
Wednesday: Hamburgers, fries, and salad
Thursday: Bowtie chicken Alfredo and garlic bread
Friday: Steak, potatoes, veggie, salad, rolls
Saturday: Homemade pizza and salad
Sunday: Roast, red potatoes, carrots, and rolls

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday Menu

Hello everyone!  I hope you all are having a great day!  I'm getting a head start on Monday's menu because tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me.  My hubby and I are going on a date!!!! YAY!!!  I can't tell you the last time we went on an actual date.  We are going to go see the new Harry Potter movie.  We are super excited!  I'm not sure what else we are going to do, but I'm sure it will be great.  And a special thank you to our good friends from church who are watching our daughter!  We really appreciate it!

Now back to business... :)

Monday Menu

Monday: BBQ chicken sandwiches, mac and cheese, baked beans
Tuesday: Fried chicken, red potatoes, green beans, salad
Wednesday: Soup and grilled cheese
Thursday: Thanksgiving dinner
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: Leftovers
Sunday: Leftovers (we like our leftovers)

~Weekly Goals~
Enjoy my week with my family!!! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Banana Pudding Recipe

Well, I don't know what its like where you are, but its a very windy Wednesday.  Its a good day to curl up on the couch with some hot chocolate (don't forget the marshmallows) and either a good book or movie.  Today, I prefer a good movie.

Speaking of good things, I though I would post a super good recipe, since I haven't posted one in a long while.  Here is a yummy recipe for banana pudding.  Enjoy!

Banana Pudding

2 boxes instant french vanilla or regular vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 container cool whip
8 oz cream cheese
1 package gram cracker crumbs
6-9 bananas

Fold in pudding, milk, cool whip, and cream cheese.  Start with a layer of gram cracker crumbs, then pudding mixture, then cut up a banana and lay the slices on top of the pudding.  Continue layering this way until you run out of the pudding mixture.  Make sure you have enough pudding to have a layer for the top along with a few gram cracker crumbs to finish it off.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Monday Menu

I know I'm a little late getting out this weeks menu.  I had to take our little one to the doctor today.  She has been sick all last week and the doctor said she has an ear infection in both ears.  Poor baby!  Its no wonder she hasn't been sleeping well.  Hopefully, she'll start feeling better soon.  So here is this weeks menu...better late than never, right?!

Monday: Fish, fries, and salad
Tuesday: BLT's (didn't get to them last week)
Wednesday: Sweet and sour chicken, rick, green beans
Thursday: Beef stew and biscuits
Friday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn, and salad
Saturday: Fried chicken, red potatoes, green beans, and salad
Sunday: Pizza

 ~Weekly Goals~
Get my baby well again, organize pictures online to print, clean the house, and spend time with the family.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blog Makeover

Hey everyone! Thanks to my wonderful hubby, I now have a new blog layout and header! He spent 2 hours on it last night. I think it looks great. What do you think?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Very First Embossed Card!

Well, I'm feeling much better, but now my daughter is sick.  She got a flu shot on Tuesday and has been sick ever since.  We just can't seem to stay healthy in this house.  I am disinfecting daily, though, so hopefully that helps a little. 

A few weeks ago, a friend taught me how to emboss!  I had been wanting to learn how for a while.  Its so easy and it adds great detail and cuteness to a card.  This is how my first embossed card turned out.  Its simple, but cute!

Have a fabulous day!  Happy crafting!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Halloween Butterfly

I know Halloween is over, but I wanted you all to see just how cute my little girl was in her butterfly costume.  She had such a fun time trick or treating at the mall!  She is such a cutie, but I'm sure I'm a little bias.  Enjoy!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Menu and Mommy Help!!

Well, after a week of being ill, I'm finally feeling back to normal again.  It's really hard being a sick mommy, but again I'm so grateful for all the wonderful ladies who made us dinner and watched my daughter while I rested.  And since I'm up and moving again, I get to make my family dinner, so here is our weekly menu.

Monday: Chicken fajitas
Tuesday: Lasagna, garlic bread, and salad
Wednesday: Sloppy Joe's, french fries, and salad
Thursday: Chicken fettuccine alfredo
Friday: BLT's
Saturday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn, and salad
Sunday: Pizza and salad

~Weekly Goals~
 Make up on cleaning lost last week, stock up on craft supplies, scrap, and get my daughter to sleep through the night.

My daughter has been waking up 3 to 4 times a night for the past 4 nights.  I rock her and lay her back down but 30 minutes to an hour later, she's up again.  We give her a bottle on the last try and that puts her back to sleep.  She was completely weened a couple weeks ago, but then she started doing this.  We don't want to give her a bottle, but its the only thing that will calm her down.  Does anyone have any suggestions????

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

So Blessed

~A little sneak peak of just one super cute Halloween pic of my daughter.  There's more to come.  She's the one with the reaching in for the candy. :)~

Hi everyone!  Sorry I haven't posted anything in a few days.  I have been sick with the flu since Saturday night.  It started small, but just got worse as the days went on.  I went to the doctor yesterday and was given a prescription, which I'm glad to say is working great!  I'm feeling a little better today than I was yesterday.  I'm very grateful to my wonderful friends who have offered to watch my daughter while I rest and bring us dinners.  Also to my great family, who maybe far away, but are always thinking and praying for us.  My hubby has been great too!  He came home from school early (even though he is way behind in his homework) to help out.  I truly feel blessed to have so many wonderful people around me!  Hopefully by the end of the week I'll be up and running like normal...hopefully.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Goodies

Last night I spent a few minutes putting together some cards and goodie bags for the ladies I visit teach.  They are not too elaborate, but still cute! 

Have a fabulous day!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Menu

I'm home!!!  I just got back last night and it feels SO good to be home again!  I had a wonderful visit with my family, but it is always nice to get back home and into a routine again.  While I was gone, my hubby surprised me with super cute decorations for our little girls play room and TiVo.  He also completed a couple honey-do's for me.  Is he great or what?!?!

Now, back to business...  :)

Here is our menu for this week...

Monday: Pork roast, potatoes, green beans, and rolls

Tuesday: Salmon patties, spaghetti, and salad

Wednesday: Burritos

Thursday: Chicken fajitas

Friday: White beans, corn bread, fried potatoes, and salad

Saturday: Eat out or order in

Sunday: Homemade pizza and salad

~Weekly Goals~
Make more cards, get house put back together again, and spend some much needed time with my hubby!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ohhhhhhhhh Scary

Hello everyone!!  I hope everyone is having a great week!  I have been having a great visiting my family in Indiana.  I can't believe its been a week already.  Time sure has flown! 

I hope you all enjoyed my hubby's post the other day.  He surprised me by posting for me.  He's so sweet!

Here is a Halloween card I made before I left.  I used one of the Cricut cartridges that came with my Gypsy (I would check to see which one if I were home).  I jazzed it up with a little bling bling to make it look not so scary :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bee Grateful Card (aka Thanks!)

Hey everyone!

Jalisa is traveling, so I'm posting for her in her absence. I know! I'm so great! haha. So here is a card that Jalisa made recently. Personally, I think it turned out really well and is one of my favorites!

What do you think?


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Winner of Halloween Cards!!!

Sorry I haven't really posted anything this week.  I've been trying to nurse my sick baby back to health.  That poor thing.  She just can't seem to stay well.  It seems like she starts improving and then spirals back downward.  I did take her to the doctor on Monday and was put on a stronger antibiotic than before.  I'm already noticing a HUGE difference, so that's great!  

Also, I'm going out of town for a week and a half, but not to fear, I have a few great things planned for you while I'm gone.  In the meantime....


Tess said, "Cute cards Jalisa! Looks like you're adjusting well to life in Pennsylvania."

Congrats Tess!!!  I will be contacting you soon!

Thanks so much to all who entered my giveaway!  I hope everyone has a fabulous day! Happy crafting!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last Day to Enter!!

This is just a short post letting all you know that I will be drawing for the winner of the Halloween cards tomorrow at 5:00pm.  So you have just a few more hours to enter!  Good luck to all!!!

To enter, just click HERE!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thank You Scrap Card and Giveaway

Click HERE to enter my giveaway!!!

Here is another card I made completely from scraps and without using my Cricut!  I think it looks cute!  Very different from how I usually make cards.  What do you think?!?!

Have a great day!!  Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Menu

 Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

Well, last weeks menu didn't go exact as I had posted.  My husband got home later than usual on a couple nights, so we needed a quick meal.  Also, when I went to the store, I had forgotten to get a couple key items, so I had to change those dinners too.  I'm hoping that this week I can be more prepared!  We can't always get it right the first time, right?!?!?!  :)

Monday: Burritos (This should make you smile, honey!!!)  This is my hubby's fav meal!

Tuesday: Pork chops, corn, potatoes, and salad

Wednesday: Veggie soup and rolls

Thursday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and salad

Friday:  Eat out or order in

Saturday: Quesadilla's

Sunday: White beans, corn bread, fried potatoes, and salad

~Goals for the week~

Make cards for client, clean house, read more, and go to bed earlier...I actually got a full 8 hours last night!! 

I hope everyone has a fabulous week!!  Happy crafting!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

100th Post Celebration!!


In honor of PoP's 100th post, I am doing a giveaway of these 3 Halloween cards.  

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me what you are or would like to be for Halloween.  Also make sure to leave some way to contact you.

~For extra entries~
  • Be a follower of PoP.  Make sure you tell me in your comment.
  • Post about my giveaway on your blog and leave me a link with your comment.
  • Be a follower on Twitter or Facebook.

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