Monday, May 30, 2016

[In Full Bloom]

Dandelion Dust Designs has done it again! In Full Bloom is a super versatile kit that's on sale right now! I love the main colors in this kit - and how there are pops of other colors to balance things out.

For my layout, I paired "In Full Bloom" with the Feb2016 Temp2 from Sahin Designs.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

[Easter Weekend 2013] featuring May Life 2016 by Dandelion Dust Designs

If you're not a *fan* of Dandelion Dust Designs on Facebook, you really should be! Every month, Ginger releases TWO free mini kits - one in the newsletter and one on the Facebook page!

Today, May Life 2016, was released. The soft color palette is perfect for spring photos! I loved pairing it with a free template (beYOUtiful) from Leaving a Legacy Designs to showcase this photo of Goose and Lills from Easter 2013!

Kit: May Life 2016 Facebook Fan Free Mini by Dandelion Dust Designs
Template: BeYOUtiful by Leaving a Legacy Designs

Monday, May 9, 2016

[Menu Plan Monday] May 9, 2016

Last week, I somehow aggravated an old injury in my back. Usually when this happens, I am out of commission for a couple of days. I'm on day 10 and still hurting. Last week I didn't do much of anything. We ate out almost every single night. Not good on the checkbook. 

This week, still feeling not great, I'm going to attempt the following meal plan. I may need to make adjustments, but I think I kept things simple enough that it will be okay...

Turkey steak, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables
Waffles, sausage, eggs, fruit
Chicken Alfredo with broccoli
BBQ chicken, funeral potatoes, salad
Steak, baked potatoes, green beans
Cheeseburgers, fries, fruit
Ham, eggs, biscuits
Cordon bleu pasta, salad, foccacia bread

And if not, well, cold cereal it is. :)

"I could eat a stick dipped in that sauce" Alfredo...
Melt 3 TBSP butter with 2 TBSP olive oil.
Stir in 2 tsp minced garlic.
Cook and stir for a couple of minutes.
Whisk in 1 pint heavy cream, salt and pepper to taste.
Heat over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until it starts to simmer.
Simmer and stir until sauce thickens.
Remove from heat. 
Whisk in 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (the real stuff).
When that's fully melted, whisk in 3/4 cup grated mozzarella.
Whisk until melted. 
Serve hot.

Friday, May 6, 2016

[CLICK!] - new release day for Dandelion Dust Designs

This seriously might be my favorite kit. Ever.

I love the colors.
I love the elements.

I couldn't decide on just one layout, so I made 2. They're totally different in style and color, but they both use the kit Click!

Family Photos '09 - 
(also uses the Boys to Men Template 2, Designs by Connie Prince)

Sunday Selfies -
(also uses Centered Layout Template 4 by Sahin Designs)

Click! is on sale this week at Gingerscraps. 
**Hint, hint - ALL Dandelion Dust Designs kits are on sale this weekend at Gingerscraps!!**

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


If you're looking for a really great patriotic kit - you need to stop over and check out Dandelion Dust Designs' latest kit *FREEDOM* at GingerScraps! At the sale price of $1.50 for the next week - you don't want to miss this one!

I used a template from Tinci Designs paired with FREEDOM to create this layout using a favorite photo from a friend's funeral.

Also - if you missed out on the May Newsletter from Dandelion Dust Designs, I'm sorry. You really should sign up! ;)

This darling FREE mini kit "Mom's Day" was in the newsletter. You can find newsletter sign-up info at .

I used Centered Template 3 from Sahin Designs and the "Mom's Day" kit to scrap one of the last photos I have with both of my kiddos and me. Sure do miss that boy of mine!

Happy Scrapping!