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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jennifer, but most people call me Jenny. I'm a small town Texas girl, born again Christian, mommy to 2 beautiful boys, wife to my high school sweetheart, scrapbook supply junkie, and occasional paper sniffer. :) Here you will find bits and pieces of my scrapbooking projects, daily thoughts, and just general randomness. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


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Recipe #4 - A Winner!

I tried another new recipe for supper tonight. It was a hit with everyone...score!

My little one, who hardly ever even sits still through a whole meal, even had SECONDS, so I will definitely be making this again. It was super easy and quick...just what I love!

Pepperoni/Meat Pizza Bake
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands Homestyle refrigerated original biscuits
1 can (14 oz) pizza sauce
2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
20 or so slices of pepperoni (1 1/2 inch)
1 lb. lean ground meat

1. Brown ground meat (drain if needed).
2. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces; toss with pizza sauce, pepperoni, cooked ground meat, and 1 cup of the cheese.
3. Spread in sprayed 8.5 x 11 inch glass baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.
4. Bake at 375°F 24 to 28 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly (make sure the bottom dough is cooked well).

That's it! Now that's what I call super easy...and mighty tasty too. What I love is that you can add to this anything you like on a regular pizza: onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, anything!

This made enough for my family of 4 to have leftovers tomorrow, even with everyone except for me having seconds. :) I served it with corn and salad.

Let me know if you try this out and what you and your family thinks about it....who knows, I may have a *little* RAK to send out. hehehehe

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Snowy Layouts

I've had more than enough of the snow, how 'bout you? In fact, it's snowing outside right now. This is TEXAS for Pete's sake...it's only supposed to snow once a year here! I will admit, however, that I love pictures taken in the snow. There's something about that pretty solid white background that makes everything seem a little brighter and colors more saturated. I recently scrapped some of our vacation pictures from went we went to New Mexico for a few days back in January.

These first two were made using my December kit from Scrapbook Deals 4 U:

These next two were based on sketches by Julie Bonner, using papers from My Mind's Eye:

I totally hate scrapping pictures of myself, but the "I've Learned..." layout was done for a challenge at HYWWP. So, there ya have it.....if you're stuck in snow, you might as well make the best of it and take some pictures in it! :) Hope you are staying warm on this snowy February Tuesday.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ask Me Anything! :)

Below my "About Me" section on the right-hand side of my blog page, you will see a white box titled "Ask Me Anything!" You can type anything in there and click "send" to ask me those burning questions. Go on....give it a try! I look forward to hearing from you. :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This One's for the Girls

God has placed so many special women in my life. I cannot help but think of my scrapbooking buddies at Have Your Way With Paper whenever I watch this. In fact, I was just talking to one of them today about how badly I wish I could just jump in the car and go meet her for coffee or get the kids together to play. Unfortunately, we are all scattered across the U.S., and this just isn't possible.

I think we all long for this kind of relationship with one another. That true "sisterhood" bond. Maybe you have a lot of women in your life you have this with....maybe you have just that one special friend. Maybe you haven't met that friend yet. If you do have friends similar to the ones mentioned in the above video....take the time right now to thank God for putting them in your life. I know I just did.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Winter Blahs....

We usually don't have much of a winter here in Texas. Sure, it gets cold and ices over a couple of times, but nothing much more. It's snowed several times this winter already, which is pretty unusual for us....and it just seems like this winter is d-r-a-g-g-i-n-g on forever. I guess that's why lately, I've been feeling some "winter blahs." Not necessarily sad...not angry....not bored.....just blah. You know the feeling; unmotivated, tired, lazy, bad case of the "I don't want to's," just wanna curl back up and go to bed. That's me.

Just when I think the weather is getting nicer (60° today), we are expecting a cold front and more snow - yes, more snow - on Tuesday. Yuck. Stupid groundhog.

So ready for Spring to get here. I need to do some MAJOR spring cleaning, but first...I must shake these blahs so that I can find the motivation to do so. Sigh.....

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Love Day!

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! May your day and your heart be filled with love.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New 2-pager for The Scrap Room

Here is the 2-pager I did a recipe card on for this month's kit for The Scrap Room. Check out the TSR message board to see the recipe card for this layout, as well as the rest of the Barista's recipes. :)

This was made using the Fancy Pants "Rough and Tough" Collection. Pictures are from Evan's last T-ball game...ever. :( He moves onto big boy baseball this season!

Update and Recipe #3

Whew! What a crazy month February has been already! We took Aaron to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and discovered that he had double ear infections. That's always fun. While we were there, we also got the doc to check on Evan as he had a little bit of a cough and congestion too. The doc said Evan just had a cold, so he sent us home with nothing. This was all on a Monday. Well, the following Saturday, we took Evan back in.....and let me remind you that we live a whole hour away from our pediatrician's office....and found out that he, too, had double ear infections. Ugh!

So, after 10 days of antibiotics for both boys, they are finally getting well. Aaron has finished his, but Evan still has a few days left. This past Wednesday, I came down with a horrible cold myself. Sinus congestion like never before....horrible. I'm finally starting to get better.

Yesterday, the public schools here were canceled due to the snow. This is Texas, and we hardly ever get snow...but this year, we've had lots of it. And I am sooooo over it. We took the boys out for a bit yesterday to play in the yard and make a snowman. Got some cute pics. :)

I tried a new recipe yesterday as well, and it was a hit!! Everyone loved it. Yay! I got the recipe from my mother-in-law. It was super easy and totally yummy. Here it is if you'd like to try it:

Recipe #3
Crock Pot Enchiladas
-2 lbs ground meat
-1 cup onions
Brown & drain
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Mix together in crock pot:
-2 cans cheddar soup
-1 can cream of mushroom soup
-1 can cream of chicken soup
-1 can Old El Paso enchilada sauce
-1 can chopped green chilies

Then mix in meat/onions. Cook low 6-8 hrs or high 4-5 hrs. In the last hour, add 12 corn tortillas torn into pieces and stir.

Easy peasy! :) I served mine with shredded cheese on top and Tostitos Scoops. The boys actually loved it, and I have enough for leftovers today...score! If you try this out, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

OH, and I saw today that a past fellow DT friend of mine from 52 sketches....52 weeks, Aphra, has partnered up with another lady is starting her own kit club! How exciting! They are having 17 days of giveaways on their new blog, so check it out! I wish them the best of luck with their new kit club:

The schools are shut again today, so I'm off to entertain some little boys and do some housework. Stay warm, everyone! :)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Do you use sketches?

I view sketches as totally inspirational...they are great as a "jump-start" for my layouts, and sometimes I even base my layout on them almost exactly. There are so many great sketch sites out there!

This layout was based on a sketch from my sister's sketch site, Sketch Inspiration:

And this one was inspired by a sketch from Inspired Blueprints:

Know of any great sketch sites? I have a lot listed in my computer's bookmarks, but I'd love to hear about your favorite sketch sites! :)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Lookin for Love Crop - A couple of layouts!

The Lookin for Love Crop is still going on at Have Your Way With Paper! Be sure and join the message board and gallery to take part in all the fun. :)

Here are a couple of layouts I've done so far for the crop:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Lookin for Love? Crop!

Lookin for love in all the wrong places? Well look no more! Have Your Way With Paper is having a FUN online love-themed crop this weekend...festivities and challenges are already being posted!!! Head on over and register at the message board and gallery now to get started. This truly is one of the friendliest scrapbooking message boards out there, so hurry and join us....you don't want to miss out! :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blog Award from my Friend Roe!

Thank you, Roe, for passing on this blog award to me! :)

The rules of this award is to tell you 10 things that make me happy and then I am to pass it on to 5 more people.

1. My children
2. My husband
3. Being saved by grace
4. New scrapbook supplies
5. Family vacations
6. New shoes
7. Late night TV watching on the couch with hubby
8. Uninterrupted scrap time
9. Good music
10. Starbucks

now I am to pick 5 people which is hard with so many talented scrappy friends!! Please click on their names below to visit their wonderful blogs. :)

1. Krissy
2. Lisa
3. Rita
4. Chelsea
5. Cori

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February Kits from The Scrap Room!

It's reveal time! The February kits from The Scrap Room are up, and so are the design team's creations! I am always amazed by the talent of my fellow Barista team members!

Here are some of the projects I did:

I also did a 2-pager with the Fancy Pants Rough & Tough kit, but I will have to upload that later whenever it is revealed for the Recipe Cards. ;)