Friday, May 11, 2012

Check out my sister's new blog!!!

I know, I know, it's been a looooooong time since I've blogged. Okay, like YEARS since I've blogged. But I really think you should go check out my sister's new blog, cuz it's AMAZING. And she is AMAZING!!! You will be inspired by what she's created. And she's doing a giveaway to kick off her launch into the blogging world, and I think you're gonna like it. I love mine!

Did I mention she builds everything herself!!!!!!!!  That's right, she made the chicken coop, fireplace, buffet table, beds, etc. 

Here's a little preview: Go to

And this is the giveaway:

So go check it out!!! Like right now!!! :) xoxo, Spud

Saturday, March 7, 2009

i can't stop eating this........

If you like moist cake, and lemons, and cream cheese, then you're gonna love Lemonade Layer Cake. I really lurve it.

I've been researching restaurants in Manhatten and wondered if anyone has any suggestions since all I can seem to find is extremely expensive steakhouses. I just want a fun little romantic dinner for me and hubby, oh and not too expensive. Okay, okay I know that is a lot to ask, but really, $65 for a steak dinner????? For ONE steak dinner. And I know my sweety will want want one also. Come on now, can a $65 steak be that much better than say a $25 steak? Or even the delicious fall-off-the-bone ribs at my favorite chain Texas Roadhouse. Mmmmmm, I love those ribs.

Have you seen this?????

Or this.......

They're from the new Cosmo Cricket goodies, and I'm lovin' the stapler, scissors, lady images. And the alphabet is so fun. My little guy is learning his ABC's (or, as he calls them his BCC's) and that paper would be fun for a layout about the alphabet or just learning in general.

Ooooo, speaking of the alphabet.....

I just love these alphabet cards from Land of Nod.

And these....

from Electricboogaloo's Etsy shop. Nerds unite!!! It's never to early to start teaching your children about hydrogen bonding and Stratus clouds. LOVE it!!!!

Well, time to go fall off the diet bandwagon........


Saturday, February 28, 2009

new collage press

Something about this line is making me long for spring, and I love the chevron striped paper, oh and the colors, the clouds, the numbers. Oh, it all looks so fun!!!! Check out more of their new releases here. Can't wait to see them in person.

Ooooo, and have you noticed that Sass Lass is now shipping????? I totally want some of these......

How about another little recipe?
I'm on a salad kick and this one is yummy.....
salad greens
blue cheese
almonds or sunflower seeds
caesar salad dressing
*Adapted from my wonderful experience at Paradise Bakery last week. Yes, that was my son that tipped over the cake stand full of beautiful pastries, and yes I bought (and devoured) all of them. It was totally worth it.
Oooo, and their tomato soup is ta die fo.

Have you seen these cute little suitcases?

Check them out at Land of cute!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

dolce & gabbana

Okay, I give up. It is time for me to get healthy, exercise, diet, whatever. It seems like everyone, every commercial, every grocery store isle, is screaming at me to get in shape. So my hubby and I have finally given in to the peer pressure, and decided to exercise and eat better. However, there is one little problem......I LOVE COCA-COLA!!!! I've been drinking it all my life (except for sophomore year of high school when I talked my parents into paying me $100 for NOT drinking any carbonated beverages all year, which I am proud to say I accomplished and in retrospect should have asked for more money because it was VERY difficult).

And I should mention that I'm a drifter between Coke and Pepsi depending on my mood, although my family is truly loyal to the Coke brand. In fact, when Coke goes on sale at the local grocery store my entire family comes together for what I like to call the "Coke Exodus". Typically the grocery store limits the number of boxes per person per purchase, so we get a large group together and make several trips through the checkout. Yeah, we know we're crazy.

So basically, drinking the brown, syrup-y goodness is somewhat of a problem for me and my new health kick, seeing that it adds a lot of calories to my recommended daily allowances, but I've found the perfect solution.......the Dolce & Gabbana!!!!!!! It is Diet Coke (which I don't love) mixed with 1 or 2 teaspoons of grenadine (which I do love), and it is low on calories but big on yummy cherry taste. After doing a little "research" on Wikipedia, I found out that it's called a Dolce & Gabbana because of the initials for Diet Coke & grenadine. I also like the typical lemon or lime squeeze, but grenadine is by far my fave. Anyway, it is my new love.

Now, let's get down to business.......have you seen the new American Crafts puffy thickers?

This is from their new line called "Backyard" and the thickers are just so fun. There are some sample layouts on their blog featuring the fun new scripts, love. And they have cute new felt embellies for their Details line that are so fun.

Oh and the new Jenni Bowlin chipboard buttons are adorable. Here is one of my faves from Jenni's blog

And I wish I could get a pair of these for 90% off. Love them, so cute.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

love is in the air.....

Check out these glasses. They turn all points of light into these darling heart dang cute!!!!!

And it just wouldn't be Valentine's without a few decor ideas. Here are a couple things I made for around the house.

And I love these hearts from Papier Valise.

And finally, a cute little library catalog card still my Dewey Decimal System lovin' heart.....This is perfect for sending love notes to your sweet.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

cute hearts and yummy chicken.....

My sis made these hearts, aren't they the cutest thing evah????? So fun, and I love the extra sparkle on the sides. They stand about two feet tall and look great with framed photos sitting next to them. Cute stuff!!!!!

Here is a link for apple and smoked gouda stuffed chicken that is absolutely amazing!!!!! Everybody loved it-- even my two year old asked for more. And the ingredients list was so easy:
granny smith apple
few slices of smoked gouda cheese
olive oil
salt and pepper
lemon juice
chicken broth
and more butter

Here's the link to the recipe
I had to cover and cook a bit longer than what it said in the recipe, but it was sooooooooo yummy.
And the lemon juice sauce, oh the sauce!!!! I wanted to dip rice, bread, veggies, anything in it!!!!!

Unfortunately Sweet Spuds is closing.

To everyone that has ever purchased a subscription, shared a layout on Flickr, looked through the gallery, left a comment, won a RAK, lurked on the site, laughed at one of my corny jokes, or stayed up late/woke up early to purchase a kit we want to say THANK YOU!!!!! We really appreciate your support and enthusiasm for Sweet Spuds.

This blog will keep running and take on a new twist. It will still feature the same great scrapbook finds that we've always highlighted, but it will also cover creativity from other areas: photography, crafts, cooking, interior design, fashion, beauty, etc. So drop by the blog anytime to keep in touch and share inspo.

The January kits were mailed on January 8th, and should have arrived on schedule or hopefully a bit early. Please let me know if there are any problems.

I've cancelled all the PayPal subscriptions so the last payment should have been in December. There should not be any subscription payments made in January. Let me know if you have any questions or notice any inconsistencies.

If you have any problems with your PayPal subscription, or your January kit please email me at



Friday, January 23, 2009

DT gallery--- Hot, Hot, Hot

Check out all the great inspo for your January kit in the DT Gallery. Lots of great ideas for working with the vinyl record, album jacket, coke bottle, and vintage trims in your kit. Lovin' all the clever ideas in the galleries!!!

The GD this month is Chataqua Yardley, and she totally rocked the kit so be sure to check it all out in the Gallery.

Have you seen these yet????? Sassafrass has come out with some awesome goodies for CHA winter 09. Can't wait!!!