December 17, 2014

Be-antlered Emma

I’m weird.

I hated that my dad and brothers (and cousins and neighbors and classmates) went hunting when I was growing up.

But now, I’m obsessed with deer heads and antlers.

Faux ones.

So that’s ok.

I hope.


December 16, 2014

I Might Have a Problem

Who takes pictures of their son’s infected leg?

A die hard scrapbooker.

Is that a problem?


December 15, 2014

Digi Quick Page

Isn’t this page gorgeous?

I cheated; it’s a layered template from

But I can take credit for my beautiful daughter, right?


December 14, 2014


This tasted odd.

But good.

Try it.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup


6 slices bacon, cut into bite sized pieces

1lb ground beef

1 can diced tomatoes

2 t yellow mustard

4 dill pickle spears, diced

1 1/2 C beef broth

2 C milk

1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 t black pepper

1/2 t kosher salt

1 C shredded colby-jack cheese

4 hamburger buns, cut into bite sized pieces


1. Preheat over to 400 degrees.

2. In a large Dutch oven over medium high heat, cook bacon until browned.  Remove bacon and place on a paper towel lined plate to drain.  Remove grease from Dutch oven.

3. Add the ground beef to the pot and cook until browned.  Drain and add bacon back to pan with ground beef.

4.  Add tomatoes (with juice), mustard, pickles, beef broth, milk, red pepper, salt, and pepper.  Simmer over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. While soup is simmering, place hamburger bun pieces on a baking sheet, and bake for about 8-10 minutes.

6.  Add the heavy cream and cheese to the soup.  Heat for 2-3 minutes, until cheese is melted.

7.  Serve soup with hamburger bun croutons.


December 13, 2014

December Daily Day 4

As simple as these pages are, I really should be cranking them out a lot quicker.


December 13, 2014


An older page focusing on a sweet note David and John had ready for me after a tough day at work.

I love my boys!


December 12, 2014

December Daily 2014

Well, it’s December 12, and I’ve done three December Daily pages.

That doesn’t suck too badly, does it?

I get style points for using last year’s unopened Studio Calico DD kit.

Thrifty, that’s me!

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December 12, 2014

Family Ministry

Family Ministry at Preston Trail rocks!

But apparently, I don’t.

Because my hair desperately needs a touch up in this photo.

Family Ministry

December 12, 2014

Back in Action

I’m back.  And while I’m not necessarily better than ever, I plan on being a little more regular with my posting.  It’s cathartic, and I’ve missed it.

Here’s an page that I did awhile back. It’s so old, I was driving David’s previous white Honda Civic.  Not to be confused with the white Honda Civic he bought in 2012.


July 19, 2011



A toilet brush.

In hindsight not the most festive gift.

She’ll need counseling one day.