Monday, December 31, 2018

2019 QP with LLL Creation

Happy New Year ! 

This simple page made using the free kit from below was a perfect match for this picture from the  Big Apple ! My sister & niece is the focal point in this sky view for 2019. Lisa 

Sunday, December 30, 2018

The Beginning was small

 Sunday 's Bible  Journal : is all about beginnings as we start the  New Year ! 

Job 8:7 

Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

Meaning  in Job" 

Though the beginning of thy future fortunes, or though what thou hast left, be now very small, yet if thou dost repent and seek God, it shall vastly increase.

This page was made using My Memories Software and this  Faith 360 kit

My beginning in any new project my be small  but they will increase into larger steps as I learn . In Life and any new project  you start for new year. So take this verse to heart s this Sunday ! Lisa 

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Saturday Card ! #Mojosketch505

Saturday Card ! #Mojosketch505

Made from Authentique paper company - Wintery paper pack. 

  • red plaid base
  • red dot paper vertical stripe
  • gray winter circle print /circle print 
  • white tag with snowflake /word tag ,heart 

A moment frozen in time - is the quote  . Lisa 

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Winter Red Bird

Winter Red Bird :  Wings and Things QP 

Check Out this Free Quick Page and more at

I used this free kit to highlight a great picture of my Mom and Dad. Red birds are her favorite birds and in the pass we has a red bird Christmas tree. We still have a ceramic one we put out evry year. 

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Leftover Ham Breakfast Casserole

Leftover Ham Breakfast Casserole" 


  • 8 eggs
  • 2 C milk 
  • loaf of bread
  • 1 1/2 C cheddar cheese 
  • 1 C Cooked Ham
  • 1/2 C seasoning (onion,bell pepper & celery)
  • pinch -salt,pepper,red pepper 
In a baking pan  place cubed bread- cover with half of cheese and ham. Mix milk,eggs seasoning and pour over mixture- top with ham and then cheese. Bake in a in the oven in a water bath for 1 hour at 350 degrees. 

Monday, December 24, 2018

Last minute shopping

Shopping at the Farmer's restaurant fro items for Christmas lunch and last minute gifts.

Bonfires on the River

In Louisiana we Welcome Santa with lightning his way down the river by lightning bonfires.  A longtime tradition these show Santa all the boys and girls  house who live on the river and bayou in South Louisiana.  

Merry Christmas from Louisiana! Lisa

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Three Wise Men Visit *

Sunday : Dec 23  Fourth Sunday  of Advent : 

The Wise men Came : 

Now hafter Jesus was born in iBethlehem of Judea jin the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men1 from kthe east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born lking of the Jews? For we saw mhis star when it rose2 and have come to nworship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where othe Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:

p“ ‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will qshepherd my people Israel.’ ”
Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, rthey offered him gifts, sgold and tfrankincense and umyrrh. 12 And vbeing warned win a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Family Tree Decorating Party

Tree decorating / Cookie Making Party: 

Today the last Friday before Christmas I am sharing a page I made celebrating decorating my Mom Christmas tree  It's a fun time when we can get together to share the fun and enjoy the season. We also take the time to do a little family balking   and share recipes that have meant so much to our family.  Below you will find  My  Grandma recipe for Swedish Spitz cookies using a cookie press.  Enjoys today's recipe -Lisa 

I made this page using My Memories software and various Christmas kits in my collection: Here's the My Memories link

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Winter Birthday Card:

 Winter  Birthday Card: 

My family has 6 birthday between November and December so I am always making birthday card - so here's my winter birthday card : 

My card is made using one of my favorite stamps from the pass - from Simon Says Stamps. Colored in reds, purple and blue with multi color green leaves. With a gold tag celebrating a special winter birthday ! Lisa 

I entered my card in this Flower Challenge : 

The link to the blog

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

 Today's Page  * The perfect Cup of Coffee 

We all love our morning coffee but do you know the best way to make it- Here's some tips from the experts : 

  • Water ( if you dont like your tap water use bottle)
  • Don't boil it - too hot and it will spoil the coffee
  • Fresh ground beans are the Best
  • 2 T of Coffee to each Cup 
  • Drink coffee after making -don't let it sit. 

I used this kit :

From My Memories :

 Today's page and recipe : 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holly Jolly Country Christmas

My Memories Holiday Blog Train : 

It's time again for the monthly Blog Train with My Memories and these great designers. May be my favorite time of the month -when you can visit sites and get amazing free kits. I spent yesterday afternoon -following along and downloading kits. This is the first one I used is Country Holiday by ADB Designs. 

Dec Blog Train

The Christmas Train

The Christmas Train : 

My family lived in Michigan for many years . And  with a Train crazy son One of the things we enjoyed was the annual Holiday train ride at the Crossroads Village.  If you live in the area bundle up and take a ride and enjoy Christmas at Crosswords Village. 

While there enjoy the costumed villagers,plays ,live entertainment ,craft demonstration and antique model trains. And yes ! Santa . Lisa 

Ticket and Park In formation: 

Visit Crossroads when thousands of lights sparkle like tiny stars throughout the Village with live entertainment, model trains, holiday music, costumed villagers making vintage crafts, shops full of great holiday gifts and Santa himself bringing smiles to faces of all ages. Ride the Huckleberry Railroad for a festive night-time ride. Also, enjoy a glorious fireworks show and festivities during Friday's, November 24, opening night. For more information, days of operation, advance tickets (which are recommended) and a detail schedule of events visit

Monday, December 17, 2018

Maple Syrup and Cheese Two Ways

Happy Maple Syrup Day ! 

  • 1 Can of crescent rolls
  • Baby bell cheese (Red wax coated) 
  • 1 C maple syrup
  • 1/2 C chopped pecans 
Unroll  your crescent rolls and place one unwrapped cheese in the center of each. Fold up like a package and place on baking sheet - Bake at 350 for 12- 15 minutes. Stir together nuts ans maple syrup and drizzle on top to serve, 

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Sunday * Digital Scrapbooking Words of Faith

 Welcome to my Sunday's  Digital  * Words of Faith : 

 On Sunday I share bible verses, bible journaling   and cards : Today in honor of advent Sunday the Journey continues with my page highlighting this announcement :

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

My page is made with the kit call Glad Tidings

You can find more at her Facebook page @

A sign to you . . . a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. An angel of God had already appeared with the announcement of Jesus’ birth. Shortly in this passage, a heavenly host will light up the Judean skies and will fill the air with their praise (vv. 13-14). What further need is there for a sign? One is tempted to see God’s sense of humor here: an infant who was supposed to be the Messiah born in a feeding trough!
The sign was not merely to help the shepherds find the Baby. Luke does not tell us how the shepherds were to find the right manger; presumably, there were hundreds of them. The point of the sign is to confirm to them that this One is indeed the promised Messiah. The shepherds could have been easily disappointed with the primitive conditions of this birth. Here was the Messiah born in surroundings strangely familiar to them--a manger. Could it be that the Messiah was at home with lowly shepherds rather than emperors and kings?

Friday, December 14, 2018

Merry and Bright Christmas Angel

Merry And Bright Christmas Angel : 

My card features a Christmas Angel digital stamp  sitting on a bright present. Instead of a star  in the sketch - I used holly representing the Holly in her hair and the flower of December. 

Details of the card: 

  • Stamp  mated in gold and read
  • Stamp colored with pastels and colored pencils. 
  • Title and Holy cut out. 

Is may entry for Challenge #367 -  Enjoy! 

Freshly Made Sketch # 367  more info here

Christmas Ugly Sweater Tag Book

 Christmas Ugly Sweater Tag book: Wk #50 Challenge for  Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge : 

Cover Image : Basic sweater stamped image ( Simon Says stamp) - pieced with paper scraps from the tags . To make an ugly sweater.

                                    Tags in my book. 

  • (2) 6 by 6  cover and back pages. ( Stamped then paper pieced with tag scraps) 
  • 1  6 by 6 folded sheet for binder( accordion folded to hold tags) 
  • (3)  6 by 6 pages of Christmas paper (to make tags) 
  • Tags are cut and fastened to binder -then decorated 
  • stickers, stamps of sweater, party ideas. 

Wk 50 ~ Polkadoodles Crafting ~ Anything Goes Challenge

It's An Anything Goes Challenge at

Sparkly Christmas Fairy

           Christmas Peppermint Fairy ! 

The Paper Shelter : 

  • Horizontal  mint floral Christmas paper
  • Christmas red on red plaid paper
  • Mint fairy colored in pencils and Gold Wing Sparkly Glitter! 

The Cutie Pie Card Challenge #130

Challenge #130


So with Christmas just around the corner, isn't this the perfect time to ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE to your cards - Don't forget to use a Super Cute image on your card though! 

Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies with Splenda

Diabetic Oatmeal Cookies

Have a love one with dietary needs ?  Here's a great cookie recipe : 

  • 1 1/4 C rolled oats
  • 3/4 C flour
  • 1/2 C reduced fat  margarine 
  • 1/2 C splenda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon and ginger
  • 1/3 C raisins 
Bake at 350   8-10 minutes

Mix together and drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet. 

In addition, natural sweeteners like stevia have gained popularity in recent years and are generally considered safe for diabetics.
  • Saccharin (Sweet'N Low, Sugar Twin) Thomas J. ...
  • Aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet) ...
  • Sucralose (Splenda) ...
  • Acesulfame Potassium (Sweet One) ...
  • Stevia (Truvia, PureVia) ...
  • Sugar Alcohols (XylitolSorbitol)

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cookies for Santa * Ginger Bread Cookies

 Cookie for Santa :

Do you make cookies for Santa ? Santa has a favorite cookie? 

Well today's page is in tribute to the Ginger Bread cookie or how maybe a house. Its a great family tradition to start if its not one already ! Lisa 

Find the kit at

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe : 

  • 3 C AP flour
  • 3/4 C Brown Sugar 
  • 3/4 C Butter
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 C Molasses
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon& Nutmeg 
Mix together and roll out to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with your favorite cookie cutter and Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes (until done) . Decorate with royal icing. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Slow Cooker Recipe * Pot Roast

  Slow Cooking Recipes : 

Easy Pot Roast recipe - 

  • 1 Chuck roast
  • ! can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 5 C of your choice of vegetables *sliced or cubed) 
Sprinkle roast with salt,pepper onion and garlic powder, Place sliced vegetables  in slow cooker -Add  roast  on top - then Soup and mix with 1/2 C water cover and turn on High. Let cook about 8 hours. 

This is a family favorite that you can start in the morning -run your errands and come back to a delicious dinner. My crockpot became a family favorite when my son started during sports after school  now used it  while homeschooling - set in the morning and after a day of school supper was on the table.  Come back for more tasty recipes - Lisa 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Christmas Tree shopping *

Christmas Tree Shopping : 

History of the Christmas tree-

The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter solstice, as it made them think of the spring to come. ... Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God.

In 2004, Pope John Paul called the Christmas tree a symbol of Christ. This very ancient custom, he said, exalts the value of life, as in winter what is evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and it reminds Christians of the "tree of life" of Genesis 2:9, an image of Christ, the supreme gift of God to humanity.

My tree page made with

These pictures are from our tree shopping when we lived in Michigan.  This is a neighboring farm that we always got our trees from. He grew many types  but Canaan Fir was always our choice to buy. So off the walk the farm, pick out a tree ,saw it down and tie it to the roof of the car. Good thing we lived close bye to the farm.  Lisa 

Tree Fact : 

 (Abies Balsamea) has many similarities to both the Fraser and the balsam fir in growth and appearance, as it offers the wonderful bouquet of a balsam fir combined with the beauty of a Fraser fir. The needles have a beautiful green topside, and a silver/white underside. Canaan fir grow in soils too wet to grow Fraser fir or Douglas fir. In addition, Canaan fir has a later bud break, reducing damage from late spring frosts. It is a beautiful tree that will gain importance in the years to come.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Craft Beer Bread recipe

Happy Lager Day! We are making Bread- 

  • 3 C Ap Flour
  • 2 T sugar
  • 4 T melted butter/ separated
  • 1 1/2 C beer
Mix flour,sugar ,3T of butter and beer together. Place in prepared bread pan and place the last  Tablespoon on top. Place in a 375 oven for 45-50 minutes or until done. Let Cool before slicing. 

I made my bread using local Louisiana craft beer  ( Cane Break) - but you can also use seasonal beers to give your bread a twist. 

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Supporting and Advocating for Louisiana Craft Breweries
We work for you to protect and preserve Louisiana’s vibrant brewing culture. Your membership directly empowers our public education and legislative outreach efforts and helps keep our home grown community active and thriving.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Sunday : Digital Bible Journaling

 Sunday : Bible Journaling 

What is Bible Journaling?Bible journaling is a creative way to document your personal study of the Bible. We are all called to study His Word, and journaling in your Bible is one way to record your journey as you build a stronger relationship with God. A journaling Bible helps you bond with Him in a new way, using the talents He blessed you with to glorify Him. Not only does this Bible study technique help you memorize and reflect on meaningful Scripture, it helps you deepen your connection with the Lord.

If you are mot comfortable with writing in your bible or want to do it digital here you go. 

Today passage is in honor of the second Sunday of advent season and the journey begins here. With an Angel  telling Joesph  to take Mary as a wife  even if she is expecting a baby. 

Today's addition is done digital with My Memories software. And clip art from Pixel scrapper . Lisa 

Need More idea's check out this great site and shop : 

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Shrimp Etouffee

 Shrimp Etouffee : Taste of Louisiana 

  • 1 1/2 T shortening
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 2 onions/ chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 1 clove garlic /chopped
  • 2 lb shrimp cleaned
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • Saute seasoning in shortening until soft. Toss in shrimp and cook until pink. Add tomato paste and season to taste. Simmer about 10 minutes and add a little water if needed. Serve over Rice, 

Friday, December 7, 2018

Snicker doodle cookie recipe

 Hi!   It's Cookie Time Friday : 

We are filling our cookie tin with great cookie recipes - perfect for gift giving or holiday party.  

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 1/2 C shortening
  • 1 1/2 C Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 3/4 C flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartor
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
2 T sugar
 2 tsp cinnamon

Cream butter and shortening. Add in sugar,eggs and rest of ingredients, Mix well and for into ball roll the balls tn sugar and cinnamon mixture, Put on a ungreased cookie sheet and Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Potato Latkes Recipe Digital Page

Thursday  Digital Scrapbook Page : 

Today I turned the kit from Tuesday into a Recipe Page for Potato Latkes.  A traditional dish served during Hanukkah . 

The rest are free elements from the My Memories Software.    Lisa 


Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Noodle Kugle Recipe

 Today's Recipe : Noodle Kugel 

Perfect recipe for you Hanukkah Table - Lisa 

  • 1 8 oz egg noodles
  • 6 T Butter / sliced
  • 6 Eggs  /separated
  • 8 oz cream cheese soften
  • 4 t sour cream
  • 8 oz cottage cheese
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 T butter (melted)
  • 1/4 C Sugar 
  • 1/4 C cracker crumbs 

Heat oven at 350 - Grease 9 x 13 baking dish.

Cook pasta and Drain -add 6 T sliced butter.  In a bowl mix egg yolks,cream cheese,sour cream and cottage cheese together and Add in Noodles, Whip Egg white to fluffy and Fold into mixture. Place all into baking dish.  Mix topping together and place on top of noodles- Bake for about 1 hour. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The Symbols of Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah ! 

Today is the second day of  Hanukkah  - and I am celebrating with this digital page from

Kit from Mags Graphics @

 The  Menorah : 

In the second century BCE, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks), who tried to force the people of Israel to accept Greek culture and beliefs instead of mitzvah observance and belief in G‑d. Against all odds, a small band of faithful Jews, led by Judah the Maccabee, defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it to the service of G‑d.
When they sought to light the Temple's Menorah (the seven-branched candelabrum), they found only a single cruse of olive oil that had escaped contamination by the Greeks. Miraculously, they lit the menorah and the one-day supply of oil lasted for eight days, until new oil could be prepared under conditions of ritual purity.


  Family Traditions 

While family traditions vary, most people observing Hanukkah feast on potato pancakes called latkes. Frying the latkes in oil is reminiscent of the oil that miraculously burned for eight days. Some like to dip their latkes in either sour cream or applesauce.
For festivities involving children, it’s customary for family and friends to gather around and play a game of dreidel. Each player is given equal game pieces, which are often pieces of chocolate gelt or coins but can be any small item. At the beginning of each round, players put one piece into the “pot.” Then, players take turns spinning the dreidel and following the instructions of each of the four sides

Monday, December 3, 2018

Grandma Hot Eggnog

Hot Egg Nog :

1 quart of milk
5 egg yolks
1/3 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
3 Egg whites
3 T sugar
1/2 C bourbon or brandy ,rum

Scald milk- Beat egg yolks with 1/3 c sugar -add salt,milk together cook until thicken. Beat egg whites and add 3 T sugar until fluffy. Fold egg whites into milk mixtures and Add liquor. Serve hot with fresh grated nutmeg . 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Family Tradition

Happy Birthday  Tom! 

Today is my hubbies birthday and it's family tradition to buy our tree today. And in years past attend a Christmas parade downtown. Now my son is in college but we are on our way tree shopping anyway. Looks like a great day for it... Lisa 

Family traditions come and go -but we always buy or cut our tree Dec2nd.  Lisa 

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Wanted Scrapbook Designer !

 Calling all Designers : 

The New Year is coming soon - and with that I am making changes to my blog.  One of those things is that I m looking for a designer to sponsor my monthly challenges. Let's have fun and grow followers together. 

* Looking for a designer to contribute a mini kit or Freebie every month.To be used in a recipe challenge held every month. Also a post about the collection inspiration. 

 I will contribute the challenge page,social media shares  and prize for winners   . Lisa

If interested  please  drop me a note. And I will contact you on how we can work together for a great challenge.   Lisa 

Cafe au Lait

Breakfast time : 

Coffee is a way of life here in South Louisiana ! And this is my choice of coffee.  Have a great morning.  Lisa 

  • 1 1/2 T sugar
  • 1 C hot milk
  • 1 C hot coffee
Caramelize the sugar in heavy iron skillet, Set aside.  Add hot milk -add to hot coffee and add sugar