Monday, December 31, 2018
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Sunday 's Bible Journal : is all about beginnings as we start the New Year !
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 https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=MGMB-CP-1604-106110
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
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 : Wings and Things QP
Check Out this Free Quick Page and more at https://www.mymemories.com/store/designers/Sugar_Moon_Designs
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"
- 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
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.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Friday, December 21, 2018
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 https://www.mymemories.com
Thursday, December 20, 2018
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 :
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.
From My Memories : https://www.mymemories.com
Today's page and recipe :
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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 https://www.mymemoriesblog.com
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 geneseecountyparks.org.http://geneseecountyparks.org/crossroads-village/programs/christmas-holiday-magic/#
Monday, December 17, 2018
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
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. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
You can find more at her Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/MooreBlessingsDigitalDesign
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 :
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 http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com
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. https://www.simonsaysstamp.com
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.
It's An Anything Goes Challenge at https://www.polkadoodles.co.uk
Christmas Peppermint Fairy !
The Paper Shelter :
digi stamp from https://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=index
- 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 http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com
ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE
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
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.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
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
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 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 :
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 https://www.mymemories.com/store/display_product_page?id=TMTM-MI-1612-117557
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
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.
Louisiana Craft Beers Guild https://www.labeer.org
Supporting and Advocating for Louisiana Craft Breweries
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Sunday, December 9, 2018
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
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Saturday, December 8, 2018
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
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
Thursday Digital Scrapbook Page :
Today I turned the kit from Tuesday into a Recipe Page for Potato Latkes. A traditional dish served during Hanukkah .
Elements fro the kit- Mags Graphics @ https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hanukkah-Lights-ELEMENTS-by-MagsGraphics.html
The rest are free elements from the My Memories Software. Lisa
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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
Happy Hanukkah !
Today is the second day of Hanukkah - and I am celebrating with this digital page from https://store.gingerscraps.net
Kit from Mags Graphics @ https://store.gingerscraps.net/Hanukkah-Lights-ELEMENTS-by-MagsGraphics.html
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.
Monday, December 3, 2018
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
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
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
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