Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Mum saw this pin….. yea we know what happens next right? haha  What starts out with good intentions usually ends in a complete failure, a PinterestFAIL, if you will.

Well, this one turned out great and was so super easy she said this will definitely be made several times over again.

All you do is get some canned cinnamon rolls and pop them in the waffle maker!  The great thing about making them this way is that you can do 1 or 2 at a time and save the rest of the can, lets say if you are craving a snack but don’t feel like cranking up the oven to make just ONE cinnamon roll.  Another awesome thing is that you don’t NEED your oven, so in the summer here in Florida where it can be 90+ already by 8am, this would be a great way to keep the home cool and still enjoy cinnamon rolls!  So exciting!

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Project Life Card Swap: Seeing GREEN!

So now that mum’s into this project life stuff she’s joined a few Facebook groups.  One group is a swap group.  Basically you sign up and swap cards with other people that have the same theme.  wow ok.

Since mum’s never scrapped a day in her life I know she was really nervous about this.  Not knowing what any terms or ideas meant in the scrap world can be bad for business!  There are more abbreviations it seems in the scrap world then in the photography world!

No time like the present to jump on in, head first.  She chose the “Seeing Green” theme for this month.  The cards are due at the end of February and since St. Patty’s day is in March, she thought this would be an easy topic for her first swap.

Off to Hobby Lobby to find some ideas.  While browsing the scrap isles, she came across a magazine and on the cover was a cute little chevron card.  PERFECT!!  So instead of blue, she just chose a green chevron and went from there!

Finished Card:

Project Life Swap Seeing Green

Project Life Swap
Seeing Green

The supplies she used were very basic.

Supplies Becky Higgins Pre-Cut cards stamp, chevron paper, tag and twine, stamp and ink

Supplies
Becky Higgins Pre-Cut cards
stamp, chevron paper, tag and twine, stamp and ink

First since she wasn’t sure how to cut a straight line, she simply purchased pre-cut 3*4 Becky Higgins cards.

Becky Higgins 3*4 Card

Becky Higgins 3*4 Card

Simply cut the chevron scrap paper a little smaller then the width and length of the pre-cut card

Cut Chevron Paper

Cut Chevron Paper

Then she used double sided tape to adhere the chevron paper to the Becky Higgins Card.

Chevron paper to Pre-Cut card stock

Chevron Paper to Pre-Cut card stock

Next, create the stamp.  I found a stamp that fit perfectly on some tags with twine.

Green Ink and Stamp

Green Ink and Stamp

Green Ink and Stamp

Green Ink and Stamp

Then she ran the twine through the card and taped it with double sided tape.

Tape twine to tag and the put on card

Tape twine to tag and the put on card

Then fix to the card and there ya go!  SIMPLE!!!

Finished Cards for Swap!!!

Finished Cards for Swap!!!

 

 

 

 

Project Life Cover Page

Long time no see!  Mums doing this thing called Project Life and has been really on a roll.

Project Life is basically a 3 part scrapbooking system that involves an album, page dividers, and cards.  You can see the options here.

She likes to look at others project life blogs, so I decided to share hers here.  She told me she wants to keep it simple.  That is the key to finishing and completing the album, she told me.  She’s never scrapbooked a day in her life before so when she started this crazy book I just sat back and laughed.  I didn’t want to blog about it fresh out of the gate because I thought she’d give up and that would be that.  Another craft project pushed in the corner.  Well its almost 6 weeks in now and she’s still going strong so I thought I’d share a little bit of her book.
Mum decided on the “Seafoam” album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Project Life Seafoam Album

Lets start with the cover page.  In project life, its set up to do 2 page, 12*12 spreads.  The cover page is ONE spread and basically is like the title page to your book.  Each “core kit” comes with a suggested layout which mum started with, but then as she searched Pinterest more and more she found some cute printable layouts for 2014 and went that direction instead.  Her page is a mix of printable cards and the project life core kit cards.  Again she chose the Seafoam edition core kit to match her album.

Project Life Cover Page

Project Life Cover Page

After getting into this a little bit she decided she did want to add a little bit of flare to her album.  Start Small, she told me.  Simple wood veneer embellishments.  You see the people on the top left corner?  Those are little wood cut outs.  They are thin and lightweight.

Project Life Wood Veneer

Project Life Wood Veneer

She also thought it would be a good idea to include each child’s age on the cover page, so when looking back years from now the ages are obvious instead of having to count backwards to figure out how old each of the children were at the time…..

Sean, 12

Sean, 12

Roy, 9

Roy, 9

Isabelle, 6

Isabelle, 6

So basically that is it, her cover page.  I can’t wait to see if this sticks throughout the year!!  How exciting!!

Long Time no SEE!

Sorry its been a few months since I’ve updated you on our life here.  We are all doing fine just crazy busy with the holidays,  Finally got some time to blog again.  Mum says wait until the kids go back to school but I’m going to try to get a little post up before they wake for the day.

First a little tidbit.  This year mum is doing something called Project Life so I’m going to take some snapshots of her album each week and blog it.  Hopefully that will keep me current on the goings on in our life to share with you guys.  Second she is again participating in a Project 52 from My Four Hens.  She did one two years ago and had a great time.  Since it will be more personal images vs her business shots she convinced me to blog them for her.  I think it will be fun!!  That’s all for now!  I hope everyone has a great Sunday and week ahead!  woof!

I’d love to catch everyone up on November real quick.  This month was crazy fun.  We all got together and went to Panama City.  We rented some rooms on the beach and despite the freezing temps, abnormally cold for this time of  year, dipping into the 30’s!!  I believe we had a great time!

Here are a few images from that trip.

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Chicken Soup with Rice and Pico!

I thought I’d share a little staple in Mum’s cooking rotation.  Chicken Soup.  Its good for the soul, good for the tummy, and good for the budget!  Now this isn’t some dinky chicken soup, this soup is loaded with layers of goodness.

serve over rice with pico and french bread!!

serve over rice with pico and french bread!!

Ingredients:

Soup:

Carrots and Zucchini

Carrots and Zucchini

Potato and Onion

Potato and Onion

Chicken Legs/drumsticks (or whatever you have in the freezer)
Chicken Stock (Mum uses homemade from the organic chicken she gets at the farmers market)
Onion
Potato
Carrots
Zucchini

Rice:

Rice Ingredients

Rice Ingredients

Knorr seasoning

Knorr seasoning

Rice (white)
Frozen Peas and Carrots (found at walmart, great value brand)
Knorr Tomato Bouillon with Chicken Flavor

Butter
Bread

Pico:

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo Ingredientes

Pico de Gallo Ingredientes

Pico de Gallo ingredients

Pico de Gallo ingredients

Jalapeño Optional

Jalapeño Optional

Tomatoes
Onion
Jalapeño Pepper
Lime
Cilantro
Black Pepper
Salt
Garlic Salt
What I usually do:

SOUP:

1. Boil the chicken parts for about 20 minutes in chicken stock and some water, salt and pepper.
2. Take out Chicken
3. Bring stock to boil, add potatoes and carrots
4. Boil for 10 minutes
5. Add Zucchini and Onion
6. Boil for another 10 minutes
7. Add chicken back in and keep on low

For the RICE:

1. Heat up a little butter
2. Fry the rice for about 3 minutes or so
3. Add the Knorr Spice
4. Add the peas and carrots
5. Cook Rice per directions on bag/box

For the PICO:

I use this chopper thingy my grandma gave me, It makes the pieces all the same size and pretty but it isn’t needed.

1.  Cut tomatoes, onion, and jalapeño.
2.  Mix together
3.  Squeeze juice of lime
4.  Add a bit of pepper
5.  Add some salt
6.  Add some garlic power
7. Add Cilantro.

Then you have yummy noms soup that is so good and gets even better the next day!  I usually make double the rice and then have fried rice with egg in the morning or for lunch the next day!!  so good!

Barktoberfest! Pensacola, FL

A few weekends ago, mum took me to an event downtown called Barktoberfest!  It was really fun!  We got there around 11am, and aside from parking, everything was really smooth.  We had to park a few blocks away but the weather was lovely and the walk through the streets of our wonderful downtown was refreshing.  The event was geared towards dogs and owners alike.  There were many booths set up to sample products, get information, and learn about other doggie things to do around Pensacola.  Petsmart, Cain’s Dog House, and the Humane society all had fantastic booths with goodies and samples and coupons.

There was a mixed breed small dog race that unfortunately since mum didn’t have any cash (it was a $5 donation to register) all I could do was watch but boy was it super fun.  Some dogs just sat there and looked at their mums like ok and,….. oh its time to run, ok, while others busted out of the gate like a bullet!  Some ran half way and then decided to turn around and go the other way!  so fun.

There was also a sample show pen.  We tried it out.  At each number you had to do a certain trick or walk.  My favorite was weaving through the cones.  So easy!

They had a few events such as the owner/dog look alike contest as well as a costume contest.  There were some yorkies that really went all out.  They were seated upon a table decorated like an underwater setting.  Too cool!  There was also a pink poodle.  HAWT!  Let me tell you!

There were also some human treat trucks.  I believe mum and the kids had pizza from Papa Johns and some shaved ice.  I would highly recommend going to this event if you are in the area in 2014.  I really hope to see it again next year.

Walking Downtown

Walking Downtown

Walking downtown

Walking downtown with Mum and my sister

Pink Laberdoodle

Pink Laberdoodle

The Show Dog Pen

The Show Dog Pen

All finished!!

All finished!!

 

Small Mixed Breed Races

Small Mixed Breed Races

Seville's Fire Truck

Seville’s Fire Truck

Mum's so funny!

Mum’s so funny!

My sister, brother and I

My sister, brother and I

My sister, brother and I in Seville's Fire Truck

My sister, brother and I in Seville’s Fire Truck

My brother and I in Seville's Fire Truck

My brother and I in Seville’s Fire Truck

Seville's Fire Truck

Seville’s Fire Truck

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

Halloween on the Horizon

Halloween on the Horizon

Mum is just getting into this WordPress world and somehow stumbled across a post for a weekly challenge.  This week the word is “Horizon”  The blogger defines the word as:  ” The space or line where the sky meets the earth.”  This is a good and dandy definition for the word but when she hears the word horizon she thinks of it as a timeline, such as an event is foreseen to happen on the horizon.  Her image for this weekly challenge is taken with that second definition in mind.  Halloween is on the horizon, tomorrow to be sure!  For us Floridians, this also means Fall is on the horizon.  Heck, we’ve already had a few days where we’ve been able to leave the windows open to allow the crisp cooler air to entire the home.  One day mum even left me outside all day while she went to work.  I think she felt bad though, because she came home and gave me a big huge huge.  Mum, I was fine.  It was only a high of 70 all day.  I laid out, listened to the birds, chased a few squirrels, barked, and slept.  You should forget to bring me in before you go to work more often!

Fall also means the holiday’s are on the horizon!  As soon as you turn around Thanksgiving will be here!  I’ve heard a lot about this holiday already, since my birthday seems to fall on Thanksgiving, its kind of a big deal!  *wink*  Mum is already making room for our big trip to Panama City with the family.  After Thanksgiving, it seems as if the biggest Holiday of all comes around!  Christmas.  I’m already excited about this holiday because I’m under the impression that it is pretty cool, presents, along with a little bit of worship!  Sounds fun!  Lot’s of good things on the horizon to look forward too!

What does the word Horizon mean to you?  Why not blog your own weekly challenge or just leave a photo on my Facebook page with the Horizon comment!

BitStrips?

BitStrip?   A funny little app in which you can cartoon yourself and insert into funny settings with friends.  Only problem is they are becoming a bit overwhelming, 9 out of 10 of my facebook feed posts seem to be of newly created cartoons.

Are BitStrips filling your feed and pushing all my adorable cuteness out?  Well here is a simple way to block them!  I have not tried on a mobile device, these instructions are for a computer.

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