Monday, February 28, 2011

Rainbow Pudding

The snow is almost all gone YEEEEAAAAAA! as you probably can tell I'm not a big fan of snow. We have had way to much snow for me this year. I know it's not over but I'm always glad to see it disappear :-)

I've been working on some layouts for Saint Patrick's Day and Easter I will post them in a day or two. Until then here is something fun to try.

Ok so yesterday I found a site that showed you how to make GOLD and today I found RAINBOW PUDDING.....a great project you can make with your kids. What kid wouldn't love to make and eat these. I found this rainbow pudding over at MakeandTakes all you need is

Vanilla Pudding Mix

ingredients to make pudding

Several different colors of food color

Head on over to Make and Takes if you'd like to see how easy it to make....she has great pictures. What kid wouldn't love having their own pot of gold and rainbow pudding on St. Paddy's Day.

Come CELEBRATE SHAMROCK SEASON with SCRAP-N-AWAY. We will be serving up a blend of traditional Iris fare like Corned Beef and Cabbage,Colcannon Potatoes,Irish Bread and treats like Blarney Stones and Lucky Leprechaun Cookies.

How would you like to feel like a LUCKY LEPRECHAUN? We're going to add SAINT PATRICK'S DAY to your weekend on

EXTRA 24 HOURS OF CROP TIME at NO COST TO YOU. The LUCK OF THE IRISH is certainly with you this weekend! so come join us on this 4 DAY WEEKEND
for a weekend of Relaxing,Scrapbooking,Food,FRIENDS and FUN!

Don't forget about our giveaway. Be sure you enter to win your chance to WIN a 3 DAY SCRAPBOOK RETREAT at SCRAP-N-AWAY! Don't scrapbook no worries bring your stamps,knitting,crocheting,quilting or whatever you like and just relax for the weekend and let us pamper you!

Pot of Gold

Need some GOLD for your LUCKY POT of GOLD? Aren't these rocks just the cutest thing ever. I can't wait to make them.....if you want to make them go on over to Yesterday on Tuesday she has a great turtrial on her blog. I know my grandkids are going to love these!


Can you believe tomorrow is March 1st? Is March a LUCKY month for you......well it could be this year! We are going to giveaway a 3 DAY WEEKEND TO SCRAP-N-AWAY to one of our lucky readers. We are even giving you more than one chance to win. Here is all you have to do
1. Leave us a comment once or daily if you could have 31 entries just for saying hi!
2. Post about our giveaway on your blog,facebook, twitter ....each place you post gets you an entry.....just send us a link to where you posted
3. Become a Follower.....if you are already a follower just let us know and we will put your name in again.

We will be picking the winner at the end of March so you have plenty of time to get your entries in. Wishing you the LUCK OF THE IRSH!

Speaking of LUCK OF THE IRISH if you are interested in visiting us in March don't forget we have a SPECIAL WEEKEND on Mach 17-20. with 6 SPACES AVAILABLE

Come CELEBRATE SHAMROCK SEASON IN STYLE. We will be serving up a blend of traditional Iris fare like Corned Beef and Cabbage,Colcannon Potatoes,Irish Bread and treats like Blarney Stones and Lucky Leprechaun Cookies. How would you like to feel like a LUCKY LEPRECHAUN? We're going to add SAINT PATRICK'S DAY to your weekend on EXTRA 24 HOURS OF CROP TIME at NO COST TO YOU. The LUCK OF THE IRISH is certainly with you this weekend! so come join us on this 4 DAY WEEKEND for a weekend of relaxing,scrapbooking,food,friends and fun!

I will also be posting some ideas for Saint Patrick's Day starting this week. Don't forget to come back daily and leave us a comment! We can't wait to hear from you.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Another Storm

Boy this week flew by. We had a Retreat from Friday - Monday and the next Retreat started on Thursday and goes to Sunday so we have been non stop. Monday Mark started his vacation so Tuesday we went to Santa Clarita so I could get my birthday facial and massage :-) (thanks to my wonderful friend Shelly). If you live in Santa Clarita and feel like pampering yourself you need to visit RoseMary's Salon her and her husband are wonderful! Wednesday we went to Bakersfield and spent the day spoiling our grand daughter. She is growing way to fast. She already 15 months old.

We are suppose to get hit with another storm tonight. We've had snow flurries off and on all day....they are saying we are suppose to get 1-2" of snow tonight. I hope not! I am so over winter LOL. Just like last weekend the girls are hoping for snow. This group is really hoping they get snowed in. In fact they are the only group that has ever been snowed in so they are hoping for a repeat ;-)

I found this wonderful soup recipe (can't remember where. I really should write down where I find these recipes) if you looking for something easy and YUMMMMMMY to fix in this cold weather

Tortellini Soup
Yield: 3-4 servings
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic,
minced½ tsp. dried oregano
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, with juices
4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth)
9 oz. tortellini, any variety (fresh or frozen)
3 cups fresh baby spinach, loosely packed Salt and pepper and Grated Parmesan, for serving
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions to the pan and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Mix in the oregano and diced tomatoes. Add the broth to the pot. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add the tortellini to the pot and cook according to the package directions. One minute before the tortellini is fully cooked, stir in the spinach. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm with grated Parmesan as desired.

I usually double this recipe it taste great the next day too! This really a must try recipe it's so easy and good! Let me know how you like it.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Only 8" of Snow

We were suppose to get up to 2' of snow. We ended up only getting about 8" . Here are a couple of pictures. this is what it looked like yesterday morning and here is what it looks like this morning

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's Snowing

We woke to a light dusting of snow this morning. It's snowing lightly now and we are suppose to get 1-2' of snow today. I was so hoping the snow was gone for the year LOL A girl can dream can't she. Those of you driving up today please drive safely.

Are you getting ready for Saint Patrick's Day? I will be posting some cute ideas and recipes for you later this week. This is one of my friends favorite holidays you would think she was Irish LOL anywho I want to make her something special....she has been having a real ruff time lately.

I hope you all have a wonderful Presidents Weekend! Talk to you soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

35 degrees out

It's 35 degrees out and I have to go shopping. This Sunny Southern California girl isn't looking forward to leaving this nice warm house to a cold car. We have a 4 day retreat this weekend so I have to go get groceries or I wouldn't be leaving LOL

The group that is coming this weekend wanted snow......well we are suppose to be getting up to 8" of snow this weekend. That should make them happy.....not me I'm ready for summer or at least spring.

Don't forget to order your pictures from Snapfish. $5 for a 100 pictures and that includes shipping. I ordered mine last night. I can't wait to get them and have time to scrap them. I ordered pictures of my 3 year old grandson's first time in the snow. The kids where having so much fun sledding and making snow angels.

I need to go to town (grocery shopping is now an all day trip now) so I best get going. Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


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I have to go order my pictures :-) Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Drum roll Please...............the lucky winner is....oh wait I can't pick just one. How would all of you like to win? It is Valentine's Day after all! Ending with Shelia if you will e-mail at I will send all of you a gift certificate for $25 to Scrap-N-Away. Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
We hope you have something special planned for today. I am making Mark a one of his favorite dinners when he gets home from work.
I also decided I want to do something for you. I am going to be giving away a $25 gift certificate to Scrap-N-Away to one lucky reader...... all you have to do is leave us a comment.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

No time

I really thought I was going to have a lot more time to blog now that we have moved to the Retreat. Oh that is so far from the truth.....I am busier now then ever before. We have had back to back 4 day retreats so by the time I clean,do the laundry it's time to go to town to get groceries. OK I know going to get groceries doesn't sound like much but it is now an all day process. It's the one day a week I get to town so I have to make sure I get all my errands done on that day.

I haven't even had time to start my Valentine's Day crafts. I hope to have time to get them done this week since we are heading to Pismo Beach next weekend. Yea we need the break it's been non stop since Christmas and it will be non stop for another month when we get back.

Here are a couple of things I hope to get made this coming week. Aren't these suckers adorable. I found them over at Skip to My Lou. I only have large candy canes left so I hope they will turn out. I was to late to find the small candy canes.
I also want to try making Hot Chocolate on a spoon with home made marshmallows. I don't have a picture of them to share yet but if I get them made I will take pictures.