Tuesday, June 28, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Sixteen

Day Sixteen
My husband and I drive to San Clemente Beach for the day.
We were celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary. 
I took this photo of our hands creating a heart.
I am thankful for the special feeling I have inside that is called "Love"

Monday, June 27, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen
My husband and I are celebrating our 30 year wedding
anniversary today.  He got up before me and did a sweet facebook
post and made me breakfast in bed.  Yes, you can say
he is a sweet, kind, and loving man.  I love him very much. 
God has blessed us in so many ways. 
 I am thankful for the 30 years that we have been together.

Someone asked me what the secret is to being married
that long.  I don't think there is a secret.  I think it depends on
the people in the relationship and how committed
they are.  Everyone handles life changes differently. 
Some life changes rip relationships apart
and the same change can bring people together.
Everyday is a new day.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen
"Womens Ministry"
I am thankful that our church takes the time to honor the
women who serve at our church in various ways.  Every
gift and talent it doesn't matter big or small is all the same in God's eyes.
We enjoyed a beautifully decorated table as well as
fancy drinks and a slice of pie.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen
I love going to the beach.  I am thankful that I live
close enough to be able to enjoy the beach when
the weather gets warm.

Friday, June 24, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Twelve

Day Twelve
I visited Tropical Juice in Seal Beach on Main St.
It is two shops from the beach.
It is owned by a friend of mine.
I am thankful for Smoothies.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Eleven

Day Eleven
Today, I passed on the 50th birthday necklace to my good friend.
I am thankful for good friends.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Ten

Day Ten
I am thankful for the computer because we can stay collected with
family and friends and look up a recipe if we want to.

My first attempt at cakeballs.  I changed the picture
to black and white so you can't see all my mistakes!
They tasted good, I guess that's what really matters, right?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Nine

Day Eight
Today I went to a nail shop by my house and
got a manicure and pedicure.  On top of having this done
the chair was massaging my back.  A nice way to de-stress.
I am thankful for the person
 that doesn't mind touching feet
so I can have pretty feet.
I am ready for summer to begin. 
Bring on the flipflops and sandals!

Monday, June 20, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Eight

Day Eight
This father's day we played scrabble.  We have so much fun.
There is nothing like good competition between family members!!
I am thankful for games that we can play as a family!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Seven

Day Seven
In honor of father's day,
I took this photo of the father of my children.
He is a loving and devoted dad!
I am thankful for my God-loving and God serving husband!!
He served today video taping both church services
and enjoys every minute of it.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Six

Day Six
I resently tried to switch from coffee to green tea.
The green tea didn't give me the
energy that I was needing for the day.
I am thankful for coffee because
 it helps me get through the day.

Friday, June 17, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Five

Day Five
Today I am posting this picture of landscaped flowers
 that I took at Long Beach Towne Center.
 I am thankful for beautiful landscaped flowers.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Four

Day Four

Today, I took this photo of a clock I have.  I went to
http://www.picnik.com/ and played around with the different
settings.  We never seem to have enough time in the
day to do everything that we need or want to do. 
I am thankful for time even though it moves so fast.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Three

Day Three

Today, I took this photo of a reflection of palm trees in a water fountain.
I think it looks like dancing brooms.
 I cropped out the stuff I didn't want in the picture. 
 I am thankful for water it not only
hydrates our bodies but it makes a great photo opportunity.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day Two

Day Two
This flag no matter if it is big or small represents
freedom for me, my family and friends.  Thank you to
the realtor who placed it neatly on my lawn.  I am
thankful for the freedom I have to serve God and others.

Monday, June 13, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge-Day One

Day One
"Blue Skies"
I shot this photo while sitting under a tree at Heartwell Park
after the June gloom had passed.

Today, I began a 30 day Photo Challenge with some of my
facebook friends.  There were two blog challenges to get ideas
from or we could do our own. 

I chose to do my own. 
I will be taking photo of things that I am thankful for.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ice Cream Cone Slider Card

Ice Cream Cone Slider Cards
I found this paper at Joanns. 
And used a craft cardstock color for the cone base.

These are the cards that I made for the card swap.

I used a Bigz L Petal Cone Sizzix diecut by Stampin up.
Cut one craft color

Cut one Cream color

Cut on pink color.

I use my cricut to cut the circles

I cut one 2 1/2" and one 3" circle.  This is all you
need for one card.  I was making two cards so I
cut pink and brown circles.

I folded the circles in half.
I used a Stampin Up scallop boarder punch.

Line it up and punch.

This is what they will look like.

Glue the flap and fold in half.

I used this cuttlebug embossing folder. 
Not sure of the name.

I ran it through the BigKick.

This is what it will look like.

Glue the larger scallop circle to the
front and back of the top of the cone.

Cut the cream petal cone in half and use the right
side for the card.  You can cut the tab off the left
piece and use it for another card.

Cut the pink petal cone in half and cut the top
off the left piece.

Glue the pink triangle onto cream card base
leaving a boarder to trim.

Trim both sides so card will slide into cone.

Use a scrap piece of paper 1/2" x 1" and glue
on the back of card.

Glue the smaller pink scallop circle to the top of the
card.  Make sure to cover the small tab. 
Trim the small tab
Place a thin piece of 1/2" wide mounting tape to the
top of the card.  You can use mini pop dots if
you have them.

Place the pink scallop on the top of the mounting
tape.  This is the front of your card. 
Trim any corners off the cream color to make it

Punch a 5/8" circle out of red for the cherry on top.

I used Stampin Up Close to Cocoa ink.
And Well Scriped clear rubber stamps for the
Happy Birthday Sentiment.

Slide the cards in the cone and your done.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Road to Creativity: Enlightened Chocolate Chip Muffins

The Road to Creativity: Enlightened Chocolate Chip Muffins: "Today I made these muffins using a recipe from Diabetic Cooking May/June 2009 Place dry ingredients in a bowl. 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour ..."

Enlightened Chocolate Chip Muffins

Today I made these muffins using a recipe from
Diabetic Cooking May/June 2009
Place dry ingredients in a bowl.

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powdered (I used dark cocoa)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

Whisk these ingredients together.

Place wet ingredients in another bowl.

1 cup fat-free milk
1 egg (slightly beaten)
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbsp. butter (melted)
1 tsp. vanilla
After mixing wet ingredients together, pour into dry ingredients.

Fold in 2/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Bake for 13-15 minutes at 400 degrees.  Makes 12

Recipe says to use foil cupcake liners and I think
they wouldn't stick as much.

Calories 172 cut from 327 calories
Total fat 6g from 15g total fat
Saturated fat 3g
protein 4g
Carbohydrate 29g from 45g carbohydrate
cholesterol 23mg
dietary fiber 2g

You can smell the chocolate and cinnamon. 
I ate mine warm with all the
chocolate chip melting goodness.