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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!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Recipe #9 - Another easy, yummy dinner! :)

Well, looks like I'm going to make my New Year's goal of trying out at least 10 new recipes this year! I tried #9 the other night, and we all loved it. We had plenty for leftovers the next day too. I thought this one may be a little too spicy for my boys since it has salsa and green onions in it, but it wasn't. It was REALLY yummy! :) Here you go:

Easy Cheesy Beef & Bowties

2 1/2 cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (6 oz)
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green onions (8 medium)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
1 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar-American cheese blend (6 oz)


* 1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
* 2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked. Drain.
* 3. Reserve 2 tablespoons onions for garnish; stir remaining onions, the soup and salsa into beef. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 5 minutes.
* 4. Stir in cooked pasta; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with cheese; cook just until melted. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons onions.

While chopping up the green onions for this, I was immediately reminded of my maternal grandmother, Granny Sue, who past away when I was a child. When I would go to spend the night with her in her apartment, she would make us a bologna sandwich with a tall glass of milk....we'd always have raw green onions to eat with the sandwiches. Funny thing is, I didn't like onions....but there was something about those fresh green onions with a sandwich from my Granny's house. While eating our sandwiches and green onions, we would stay up late playing Skip-Bo until well past my bedtime.

My eyes watered while cutting up the onions for this recipe....but it wasn't because of the onions. I just miss my Granny.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


I've never been much of a sports fan, but I love watching baseball now and then. Just gotta say....I am SO proud of my Texas Rangers! They are headed to the World Series for the first time EVER after beating the Yankees last night. It couldn't happen to a better group of guys, either. I love it when good things happen to good people! :) I'm so glad we had the chance to go watch them play back in August. Gooooooooooooooooooo Rangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Memories Suite

Hey everyone!

I found one of the coolest scrapbooking tools and wanted to share it with you all. You digital scrappers will especially like this, but even you paper scrappers can find it useful. I am mainly a paper scrapper, but sometimes I love to use photo collages and templates to help my pages contain more photos.

This software, called My Memories Suite, is super cool! You can create digital pages, of course, but you can also create photo collages (with your own templates or templates included in the software - easy, just drag and drop!), create sketches (tons of cool embellishments and shapes), and so much more! I have only had a few minutes to play around, but this is really a cool program.

If you'd like to check it out, please click on the banner below:

ScrapBook Software - MyMemoriesSuite

Or, you can scroll down, and on the right-hand side of my blog, you will see a banner for My Memories Suite underneath my profile blurb and my "followers" box. Please click on it and check it out! You will be amazed and how much you can do with this program! :) Let me know what you think and if you purchase it! I just *may* have a little giveaway for whoever purchases this program through my blog. *wink, wink*

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

So Excited!

I get to add this little graphic to THREE projects in my online galleries! I've got 1 card and 2 layouts that are being published in a new Scrapbook Trends Idea Book coming out next March. I'm SUPER excited about this!

Being published has never been my goal as a scrapper, but sometimes if I see that a site has a certain call for something I've created, then I may submit something every great now and then. So glad I decided to submit these few things to Scrapbook Trends....and who knows, I just may do a little giveaway on my blog once those Idea Books are published! ;)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October Reveal - The Scrap Room!

Running a little late this month with posting my full reveal, but here ya go.

The October kit for The Scrap Room includes:


* 1 sheet Courtland Gardens (Glitter) (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Lincoln Park (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Fairmont Gardens (2-sided)
* 2 sheets American Crafts Mulberry Cardstock
* (4) AC Swing Paper Flowers (varies)
* (1) AC City Park Tag (varies)


* 1 sheet Slipcover (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Fringe (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Refinish (2-sided)
* 2 sheets American Crafts Sunflower Cardstock
* (1) American Crafts Dear Lizzy Hyacinth Layered Embellishment (varies)
* (2) American Crafts Dear Lizzy Charming Metal Embellishments (varies)
* approx. 1/2 yard Maya Road Ivory Ruffle Ribbon


* 1 sheet Pennants (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Stars (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Tags (2-sided)
* 2 sheets Bazzill Black Prismatic Cardstock
* (6) Maya Road Kraft Mini Tickets
* 1 sheet Teresa Collins Celebrate Library Envelopes
* *includes pockets, tags, and tabs

And, last but not least:


* 1 sheet Needle In A Haystack (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Chance of Rain (2-sided)
* 1 sheet Country Fields (2-sided)
* 2 sheets Bazzill Blue Spruce Cardstock
* (1) Azzurra Bella Bloom (layered fabric flower w/brad center)

But WAIT....that's not all!! I'll have a 2-pager to post soon featuring the "One Fall Day" papers. And, as always, Tammy includes a DELICIOUS gourmet flavored coffee pack in every kit. This month's flavor: Turtle Sundae. YUM! LOVE this kit club! :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Scrappy Fun!

There are several GREAT fall challenges going on over at Have Your Way With Paper! Head on over for your chance to win a great scrappy prize! :) Here is a page I did using The Scrap Room's October kit, featuring Bella Blvd.'s "One Fall Day" collection. This my FAVORITE fall collection so far! I loved working with this papers for my Design Team reveal....will be revealing those projects soon. ;)