Sunday, January 30, 2011

A Certain Cookbook...

  A certain cookbook arrived on my doorstep this weekend. One that I'm excited to share with you...

About four years ago I submitted a family recipe to Gooseberry Patch. To tell you the truth I had completely forgotten about it. Between day to day household musings, running kids around to practices and appointments, then moving, it slipped my mind. Until... I received a letter from Gooseberry Patch letting me know that they were interested in publishing that recipe.





Of course I checked the permission box, sealed the return letter in an envelope, smacked a stamp on there and mailed it right on back to Gooseberry Patch.

The recipe I submitted was one I grew up eating. My grandma, who we affectionately called Mimi, made an amazing Spanish Rice. It's comfort food... like, to the max. Sorry, my Eighties upbringing forced me to say that. Anyway, it's a recipe that reminds me of her... along with potato chips, molasses cookies, and the pumpkin pie disaster. That's a story for another time... we'll get to it, don't worry.



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After 9 years to the exact anniversary of her passing, this brown package arrives at my home. What makes it even more special is that many others can now enjoy her recipe...

Friday, January 28, 2011

Welcome!

  Hi there, so glad you could join me for my first blog post! I know you can't see me, but I'm jumpin' up and down with excitement...whoohoo...... OK I'm done now. Forward, marching on...

After a lot of thought, I've decided to throw my girls a Valentine's Day Party. The invites are out, so now I'm definitely committed... no turnin' back now. The party planning begins! How does one entertain 11 and 6 year old girls, you ask... because you gotta keep them busy. After a visit to my local craft store for some ideas, I decided that they could decorate photo frames. To keep it inexpensive I've chosen magnetic ones. I'll just pat myself on the back, thank you. If you'd like to know how to make them, keep on reading...

So, you'll need:

Various Valentine themed stickers
Valentine themed adhesive borders (for scrap booking)
3 1/2 x 5 in Magnetic Frames (or any size you'd like, not smaller though)


... and the fun begins. After you have determined what you want your frame to look like, cut the adhesive borders to size. Peel and stick to the frame. Do the same with the themed stickers. Just make sure to stay close to the border so you can see the picture once inserted in the frame.


... and Voila! A lovely Valentine picture frame...
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