Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Recipe Challenge starts April 1st

Recipes are a big part of family traditions and scrapping recipes is a great way to preserve those traditions. You might want to create a family cookbook or just share a few of your favorite recipes. What ever your goal, the recipe challenge will encourage you to get started. And while viewing all the layouts, you just might find some new favorite recipes! Please join us each month for a new recipe challenge.

April Challenge: Recipe of your choice

How to play:
1. Create a layout that includes your favorite recipe.
2. Upload your layout to the Recipe Challenge Gallery.
3. Come back and post the LINK to your layout in the forum.

This challenge ends April 30th.

Here's your reward for participating in the April Recipe Challenge.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Bougainvillea, New Palm Tree and a Recipe

We had some really cold weather this year and the bougainvillea got a lot of frost damage and I was afraid we might lose them, but they made it just fine. They are blooming now and are so pretty and colorful ….see aren’t they beautiful!


Last week took out an oak tree and planted a new palm tree, it is a foxtail palm, isn’t it cute. It’s really windy today, that’s why it’s bunched up kinda funny. Hope he grows quick! I need to plant some other things in here after we dig up the old tree stump.


I thought I’d share one of our favorite recipes. This is an old one from Phil’s Mom and it is easy and Mmmmmmmm, good!

Just Plain Good Pot Roast

3-4 lb beef chuck roast
1 TBS Paprika
salt & pepper
2 TBS Wesson oil
1/2 cup water
8-10 small whole onions or 1 large onion chopped
8 carrots cut in half
2 - 8oz cans hunts tomato sauce
Trim excess fat from meat, sprinkle with paprika, salt and pepper.
Brown in oil, add water cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours until meat is tender.
Arrange veggies around meat, pour in Hunt's tomato sauce .
Cover, simmer 1 hour.

Makes 6 servings.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Pool Fun

Here’s a new little kit Pool Fun , it’s just waiting for some summer pool or beach pics.

On sale this week for only $2.10 only at DSO !


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Blinkie lovers, check this out!

My friend Livia’s blinkies are AWESOME and she is now selling them at DSO!  She made mine and I just love them!  Thanks Livia!!

Are you a designer in need of a new blinkie/banner for affordable prices?
Not a designer, but want a blinkie to link to your blog or gallery?
Then check this out:
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You can check the price list and some examples of her work @ the
BLINKIE FACTORY BLOG  or go straight to her  SHOP.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Paddy’s Day & a freebie!




I have a freebie for you and 2 new goodies in the DSO store.  First I have a Paddy’s Day  Freebie for you.  You can get it here.   Next I have a new kit called Lizbeth and it’s on sale this week for only $3.oo.   I also have Easter Eggstras on sale this week for $1.49.

Eat something GREEN today! 

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Easter Eggstras

Well, I decided to make a few Easter elements, then as I was making them I thought,…. hmmm wonder if I can make an egg…I made one, then I made a raw egg and put them in the with my Easter Eggstras.  I know, I guess it’s kinda weird, but I guess I was just in a weird mood. Just add them to your favorite papers and elements and you have an easy Easter LO!Any way, they are on sale this week at DSO for only $1.49. 


Saturday, March 14, 2009


Wow, it’s been a long time since I blogged!  Sorry about that, my girlfriends from Ohio were here for a week visiting, we had such a great time!!  We had a blast laughing, eating and playing cards!  I sure miss them!


I guess I need to get back in the swing of things!  I have a new kit almost ready, so stay tuned for that.

And a big THANK YOU LIVIA!!!! Livia made me some matching blinkies!  OMG, she is the best blinkie maker!!  She will be selling them at DSO very soon!   Aren’t they just too cute!

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That’s all for today!

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