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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!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Recipe #7 - I'm back! :)

Remember my New Year's Resolution to try out at least 10 new recipes this year? Yeah, um....I made it to #6 back in March, and I haven't tried anything new since. Sad, really. But, never fear! I'm back, baby!

I tried a new recipe tonight...and we all loved it! Definitely one I'll make again, and soooooooo easy. I made some sweet steamed corn to go with this.

I got it off of the Pillsbury website:

Barbecue Beef and Potato Turnovers

(I doubled the recipe so that we could have leftovers for lunch tomorrow.)

1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/3 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 cup frozen potatoes O'Brien with onions and peppers (from 24-oz bag)
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (1 oz)
1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz)Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 8-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked. Drain. Stir in barbecue sauce, potatoes and cheese.
2. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; separate dough into 4 rectangles. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet; press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; cut into 4 rectangles. Place on ungreased large cookie sheet.
3. Spoon 1/4 of beef mixture onto 1 side of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling; press edges to seal.
4. Bake 13 to 19 minutes or until turnovers are golden brown.

As always, I'd love to hear if you try this out and what you think!

Monday, July 26, 2010

August Sneak Peek

It's Sneak Peak Week over at The Scrap Room blog! I had the privilege of working with the Echo Park kit for my Sneak...I LOOOVE these papers and colors!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NEW & Improved!!!!

I want to invite all of you scrappy people over to the NEW & Improved message board for Have Your Way With Paper! No more annoying ads, which means no more spam or viruses. The board is nice and clean, and it's so fun having new people, as well a some lovely familiar faces, join us! Come on over and stop by to say hello....we can't wait to have you there with us!

By the way, there will be a FABULOUS online crop THIS WEEKEND, so hurry and join!!!! :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

SEI Layouts

We are so blessed to have SEI sponsor us for the month of July over at Have Your Way With Paper! I received the "Happy Day" collection, and boy is it FUN!

I was able to do a page for both boys, using pictures from last year's birthday parties. The Happy Day collection is a great birthday kit for both boys and girls...so festive and fun!

Here are the layouts I made:

Evan is 7: (Based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers)

Happy: (Based on a sketch from Lucy Chesna Designs)

The First of Many!

The first of many Chicago layouts, that is. ;)

I'm now able to post my 2-pager from the July kit from The Scrap Room! :) This features The Girls' Paperie "On Holiday" collection. I used a Pagemaps sketch for this as well.

The journaling talks about turning the corner at the airport and seeing Krissy standing there with a tray of Starbucks goodies and Josie flagging us down with a Scrapbooks, Etc. magazine! LOL That was truly an awesome welcome that I will never forget! :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Some Chicago Pics...Finally!

Hey everyone! I found a fun site and created a little mini book/slideshow of our Friday night in Chicago. This was our favorite night....it was sooooo fun! You can click on the photos to see them larger. Make sure your sound is on, and enjoy! :) More photos soon.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July kit from The Scrap Room!

I'm a little late with revealing this month's kit from The Scrap Room due to my Chicago trip and then our camping trip for the 4th of July. So, without any further ado..here's the reveal!

Here's what you get:'

Isn't that one of the yummiest kits you've ever seen?! I LOVE this kit...one of my faves from TSR so far!

Here are my projects:

Pink Paislee Starlight collection:

October Afternoon Fly a Kite collection:

Pebbles, Inc Tree House collection:

This one was based on our monthly EXCLUSIVE sketch by the talented Julie Bonner:

And lastly, Girls Paperie On Holiday collection: