Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Oh, I love it!

It felt sooo good to do something creative, and it came out so well. I made an "E" for Emma's room and I love it so much I want to marry it. Lilly, of course, will have one made for her room, but the store didn't have an "L" in stock, today. My inspiration for this precious creation came from here. Instead of sewing together several pieces of paper, I just slapped on one piece and called it a day. The project did not take long at all!
Who knows...I might even eventually make the other letters of her name.


I went to a Pampered Chef party last night and purchased these.

I think my kids will have a lot of fun decorating with them. They will be great for Christmas cookies this year.

I have really been in a blogging and crafting slump. When I was at the party last night, my sweet friend, Emily told me how much she enjoyed reading my blog. I felt so encouraged and it inspired me to post. I even started a cute, little project for Emma's room. I can't wait to show you the finished product! Thank you, Emily! :)

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


OK. I just made a really yummy meal for my family, and they all went bananas over it. Hello!! I've known about this recipe for a while and never thought to make it until this week. I could not believe that the preparation was so easy. If only I thought to take a picture of it before everyone inhaled it. Oh well...maybe next time. :)

Pampered Chef Taco Ring

1/2 lb ground beef, cooked and drained
1 1.25 oz package taco seasoning mix
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp water
2 8 oz pkgs. refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
1 med. tomato, cubed
1 cup (225 ml) salsa
sour cream

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine meat, seasoning mix, cheese and water in bowl.
Arrange crescent triangles in a circle on a baking stone or pizza pan, with bases overlapping in center and points to outside (there should be a five inch diameter circle in center).
Spoon meat mixture over rolls.
Fold points of triangles over filling and tuck under base at center (filling will not be completely covered).
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Fill a ramekin with salsa and place in center of the ring.
Mound lettuce and tomato around the salsa.
Garnish with sour cream.
Cut and serve.