Sunday, August 26, 2012

Digital Scrapbooking

Photos, Photos, Photos!  Who has taken all of the photos on my computer!  Oh, being single, I guess that would be me!  After having been so very busy for so long, little by little I am attempting to get all in my life back in order.  I started with finishing projects, organizing things in my house, going through all the clothes in my closet amongst other things...now it is time to catch up on my photos-o- my-photos!  I don't know about you...but it's no fun to do everything in order, so I skipped right to my summer vacation at the end of July.  The kids bring just such a joy to your days!  This little Cole melts my heart without a doubt!  I'm trying my best to be a little more creative with my pages.  It's kind of freeing to not have everything pefectly straight...  I love the new fonts I used as well.  Those typewriter fonts are fun!  How do you get them to react...just have them say "fuzzy pickles!"

Digital Layout with Pickleberrypop!

The fun it can be to create a digital scrapbooking page.  I have to admit, I am a "type A" type person.  Everything needs to be in order and properly aligned.  This page really took me from my comfort level, but somehow I love it!  Digital is a very fun way to do things that you would otherwise never do!   I'm excited to be entering this page in the www.pickleberrypop.com scrapbook page contest!  Not expecting to win, but the thought of winning and being able to share that with my great niece Breanna would be fun!  Pickleberrypop is a great website for digital kits, ideas and sharing!  Be sure to check it out if you have not already done so!  Friend them with facebook and you learn of all of their new kits and special things going on!  Let me add that I put my page together in Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4!  It's the best software! 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sea Salt Caramel Cookies

Sea Salt Caramel Cookies (These are similar the to Sea Salt Caramel cookies at Great Harvest Bread!)

1 cup of flour
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt (I use only 1/4)
3/4 cup brown  sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups of quick oats
3/4 cup butter
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 package of Kraft caramel bits
sprinkles of sea salt

Directions:
Cream together butter and sugars.  Mix in egg and vanilla.  Blend in dry ingredients and caramel bits.  Use a cookie scoop to have uniform cookies!  Make on baking paper on pan.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees and then sprinkle with a tiny tiny pinch of sea salt and bake for 1 more minute.  Allow to cool on paper and cooling rack. 

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pedestal Plates

Recycle, Reuse and Create Sweet Little Plates!  I was lucky to find these plates and candle holders at the local Good Will store!  Just .99 a piece...together, what a fun little serving and display plate!  Simply glue the 2 pieces together using "jel super glue!"  What a fun little gift!

Mill City in Minneapolis, MN

An afternoon in our own city and it felt like we were on vacation!  I was driven to visit the Mill City museum in Minneapolis to see the 5-year tribute to the 35w bridge collapse and found the museum to be a much missed place to visit!  I learned so much about the flour industry and the city of Minneapolis.  It was also fun to look through old cookbooks thinking some of the recipes are the very ones that our grandma's probably used!  Yes, we took photos of them...the bake-off will begin!  If you have not taken in Mill City, it is a must do!  You can ride the glass elevator to the 9th floor to have a beautiful view of the Mississippi River, the falls and the Stone Arch Bridge!