Thursday, July 26, 2012

Every year instead of traditional Christmas Cards for immediate family, I hand stamp and paint a Christmas Card Journal for each of them. Mary @ is hosting a Christmas in July Challenge using a snowman or snowflake. What better inspiration could I ask for!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Festive Cranberry-Pineapple Salad

Today my Hubby asked..."Will you make me that yummy Jello salad you make at Thanksgiving" How could I say no!! Here's the recipe if any one is interested. 1can (20 oz.) DOLE Crushed Pineapple, undrained 2pkg. (3 oz. each) or 1 pkg. (6 oz.) JELL-O Raspberry Flavor Gelatin 1can (16 oz.) whole berry cranberry sauce 1 DOLE Apple, chopped 2/3cup chopped PLANTERS Walnutsmake it DRAIN pineapple, reserving juice. Remove 1 Tbsp. pineapple; set aside. Add enough cold water to juice to measure 3 cups; pour into saucepan. Bring to boil. Add to dry gelatin mixes in large bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cranberry sauce. Refrigerate 1-1/2 hours or until slightly thickened. STIR in remaining pineapple, apples and nuts. REFRIGERATE 4 hours or until firm. Top with reserved pineapple just before serving.

Monday, May 14, 2012

I made these little paper purses for my Mom and Sisters for Mother's Day. I had put the stick pins I made in them along with some chocolates. They will also hold a gift card perfectly. Everybody loved them!!


Well, there was no shame in our game!!! Final Count **2127** Not to shabby for someone not connected to a school or other huge network. It was so nice to catch up with old friends and I feel overly blessed by all of my new friends. I am so proud of what all of you have helped me to accomplish. I pushed myself outside my comfort zone and made YouTube videos and I also started my own Blog. (35 subscribers and over 400 views) I even joined a support group and for once in 2 years I no longer feel like the LONE RANGER. I truly hope that no one ever needs to learn more about my disease on a personal level but at the same time I truly hope that by spreading awareness that the one person that may need to learn more may have gotten the information they need. I can't thank everyone enough for this past month, I've laughed, cried, and been humbled beyond belief. I will continue to fight the fight and will pray everyday that each and everyone of you have a happy, healthy life! God Bless and I LOVE YOU all!!!