Friday, September 21, 2012

in training

 Seth was thrilled when he learned to ride a bike last fall. We spray painted the girls' pink bike black. 
I know, total redneck thing to do . . .

This layout used the Green Tangerines August Kit. Seth has since upgraded to a bigger bike . . . and yes, it's pink. We haven't spray painted that one yet! I think it hurts the resale value!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

snow play

It's a little early for snow, but this layout reminds me of the fun to come! I love winters in California! We are just a short drive from the snow, but we don't have to live and drive in it!

I made this layout with my July kit as well. I had fun using non-traditional colors for a snow layout!

Have a great day!

Monday, September 17, 2012


These cards were all simple and quick and made with my JULY Green Tangerines Kit. Hope you enjoy your Monday morning!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

butternut squash chili

Fall is just around the corner here in California and I love making soups and stews to warm us up!

Butternut Squash Chili
1 Tbls. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. chicken basil sausage
1 lb. butternut squash--peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans
1 (15 oz) can white northern beans
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1.5 cups chicken broth
1 Tbls. chili powder
1 Tbls. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic salt

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic. Cook until tender. Add chicken sausage and cook until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat. Add everything else. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium low. Cover and simmer until the squash is tender, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!