Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stamp Together

I'm going to my Close To My Heart's unit Stamp Together today! I'm so excited! We get together to swap items we've made and to see great projects everyone has been working on. My awesome leader in CTMH always has a fabulous project for us to make. Can't wait!

Remember the tag I made a few posts ago? Well, this is what the finished project looks like. I made these to swap with other consultants. I'll post more of the awesome stuff I get today later.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back To School Snack Mix

It's back to school for us and I know my little guy will be hungry when he gets home. At our house we don't want to let go of summer yet, so a Smore's Snack Mix is a good compromise.

I found a Smore's Snack Mix recipe on and they said they originally got it from I put my own little twist on it, so I have now renamed it to Back To School Snack Mix.

Back To School Snack Mix
2 cups Smart Pop Popcorn
3/4 cup Golden Grahams Cereal
3/4 Cup Cocoa Puffs Cereal
2/3 Cup mini marshmallows
6 Tootsie Roll Midgees

Chop Tootsie Roll Midgees into very small pieces.

In a sealable plastic bag or an airtight container with a lid, combine Tootsie Roll pieces with all of the other ingredients. Secure bag or container and shake thoroughly.

Makes 5 one cup servings. 100 calories per serving!
I mixed mine up in a gallon sized baggie and then put in small containers to keep until snack time. You can make a large batch and put in baggies to add to lunches or a snack on the go. My favorite is when I get a tootsie bite!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monkey Bars

I got this recipe from I believe she got it from this months Women's Day magazine. It was easy and very yummy. Two thumbs up from the kiddos and a neighbor who I had to borrow the chocolate chips from. I can't wait to try it with pumpkin for fall!

Monkey Bars

1 2/3 cups mashed, ripe bananas {about 5 bananas}
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup oil { I used applesauce instead!}
1/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips {You can use more}
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15x10.5' pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray

Whisk all ingredients except for the flour and chocolate chips. Gradually add in flour until just blended. Mix in half the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chips on top. Bake 15-20 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I cut them into 3x3 squares gives you about 18 servings.
I plugged all the ingredients into and got these stats. Not to bad for a big bar of yum!

Calories 125.3
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 23.7 mg
Sodium 46.8 mg
Potassium 182.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 17.5 g
Protein 2.7 g

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Just as promised, a project using new product! This is a tag that I will be putting on something, which I'll share with you once that part is done. I used a new stamp set called Tag The Occasion. A must have set. Close To My Heart has new colors! I used them on this tag. They are called Lagoon, Sunset, and Pear. The patterned paper is from a new paper packet called Hooligans. So cute! You're going to love it! The little bling on the side are our new colors of sparkles, blue and green! We will also have red and pink. You can see all the new fun stuff starting September 1st! Can't wait for the new Fall and Winter catalog!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scrapbooking Kits Still Available! 50%-60% off!

There are still some great kits left! Only one day left. Go to to shop. Hurry, they are selling out fast! Sale ends on the 11th or while supplies last.

The new catalog will be released soon. I've been playing with some new product! I'll post pictures soon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summertime Card Workshop

We'll be making these 4 cards Friday August 13th, 7pm @ my house. The cost is only $5 for all 4 cards and envelopes. Sign up by this Friday the 6th.

Place a $25 or more order on or before Friday August 6th and get your cards FREE!

Host your own workshop this month and get your cards FREE plus any hostess rewards you earn at you workshop! Hosting is simple. You invite your friends and I'll bring all the supplies. You can sit back and craft with your guests! Call or email me to set your date!

(sorry this one is sideways, I love blogger sometimes)