Friday, September 5, 2014


I have several friends with birthdays this month, so I made this Happy Birthday Fall card box.
Lily and I had started them when she was here, but ran out of time to get them finished.
I just love these boxes, as I think they are fun for someone to open and they are very easy to make.
The pumpkins are 2 does that over lay each other.  I really like them as they are a perfect size.
I have a tutorial on making this box that you can see by clicking here!

Products use below can be purchased from Terri at Joan's Gardens.

 Happy Birthday - B211 - Cheery Lynn
Small Exotic Butterflies #2 -  DL113 - Cheery Lynn
Pumpkins - Elizabeth Craft

Monday, September 1, 2014

Here is what I have been doing!

First of all, I want to wish you a very happy Labor Day.  I hope you are having a great weekend and getting to do some of the things you enjoy. Since the very first celebration, Labor Day has been a time for families to relax ... The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.

I have been organizing my Storage Cabinet all week in between canning, appointments and taking care of a puppy.  I am down to the last drawer and this is a drawer that I have put all the extra die cuts that I didn't use and they are a mess.  I am trying to figure out how to organize them so that I will use them and know what I have.
Any ideas?

I was labeling all the drawers and then my label machine quit working :( , so I wrote on post a notes and put on the drawers until I can get a new label machine.  One thing that drives me the labels are not straight or the same size.  It was impossible for me to line them up without tipping up the drawer and after I had it organized, I didn't want to do that.  I am hoping to figure out something and redo them because everything I look at them I cringe. LOL

I also had lot of kits cut for workshops and I plan to start using them to see how many ideas and cards I can get made.  I would love to get stocked up so I always have cards to send.

Hungarian Vegetable Goulash
 We are going to our daughter's (Lori) late afternoon and fix a family favorite meal.  Recipe below.
When my Mom's Mother died, (during the depression) a kind neighbor brought this dish to the family and she was kind enough to share the recipe with Mom.  We have fixed it ever since. 
We are also having grilled chicken, fresh corn on the cob, pickles, tomatoes and I am sure Lori
will have desert.....she always does.  I am taking all the ingredients for the goulash fresh out of the garden.  We are so blessed with so much good fresh vegetables to eat.
Has anyone ever had a dish like this?
Hungarian Vegetable Goulash
5 cups green tomato, chopped
8 cups red tomato , chopped
5 cups green pepper, chopped
5 cups onions, chopped
5 cups potato, chopped
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
1/2 cup flour 
  1 cup corn meal
1. Mix all of the above ingredients together. Have a iron skillet or Teflon skillet (won't brown as nice) very
hot. Melt about 3/4 cup lard or part butter.
2. Fry, turning consistently so it doesn't burn. Best if it browns some.
3. Cool about 1/2 hour before eating.
4. This is one of the Salyer family favorite recipes.