Friday, February 24, 2012

Moving

Hi Everyone,

Well I'm in Florida and we packed up all of my stuff (and when I say stuff I mean stuff!)  I didn't realize how much STUFF I have!  We will be leaving in the morning to drive back to Maryland.  Most of my scrapbooking things were still down here and I am looking forward to getting them back home and setting up my scrap room.  Just wanted to give you an update.  TTFN!

Hugs
Dawn

Thursday, February 23, 2012

My Life

Good Morning,

I just wanted to give you a little insight into my world.  I married my highschool sweetheart right out of high school.  We have 3 beautiful young men.  Our second child, Joshua, has Downs Syndrome.  He had a difficult first 2 years being in the hospital most of the time but God was good and he is a healthy 24 years old!  I now have a perfect daughter in law and 3 beautiful grandsons.  Well here is where the story gets sad.  Rob and I split after 13 years of marriage and broke up our family.  Here's the good news, were back together again after 14 years!  We just got remarried on January 18, 2012 and we couldn't be happier!  It is like we were never apart!  He is so supportive of everything I do.  I have fibromyalga and it is impossible for me to work a 40 hour job.  Here's is how wonderful my husband is.  He said I don't have to work and that he will support us!  So now I'm a Domestic Goddess and Scrapper and I am loving life!  I started scrapbooking in 2009 and have not been able to stop.  It is truly an addiction.  I can't tell you how many scrapbooks I have that are already full.  As usual I have 1,000 pictures of my first child, 2 hundered of my second child and about 75 of my third.  Life just gets to busy with 3 children and 2 with special needs.  Back then scrapbooking was not a word in my vocabulary.  I wish I new then what I know now I would have taken more themed pictures.  All well their books look great any way.  Ok I've blabbed enough.  If you have any questions about Downs Syndrome please don't hesitate to ask.  Joshua is truly a gift from God and I wouldn't change him or trade him for anything is the world.  

Thanks for checking out my blog and I hope you come back again and again.

Dawn

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cards and Recipes

Good Morning Friends,

I made these cards with some of the left over paper from the Mango Frost Mat Stack I had.  I've always had a hard time decorating the front of cards but this time I decided to decorate it like the pages in the chipboard album.  I hope you like them.  I have an Etsy store if your interested in checking it out http://www.etsy.com/people/dawngdesigns?ref=si_pr

I made a Betty Crocker meal last night that was soooooo good that I had to share it with you.  Salsa Chicken and Rice Casserole.  It was so easy to make the only thing make sure you have medium size chicken breasts.  Mine were to big and I had to take the rice mixture out and cook the chicken  longer.  Here's the recipe:

1 can (10oz) Old El Paso enchilada sauce
1 cup uncooked converted white rice (I used Uncle Bens)
1 cup Old El Paso Thick 'n Chunky salsa
2 cans (10 3/4 oz each) condensed cream of celery soup
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained rinsed
5 bone-in-chicken breast halves with skin

1.  Heat oven to 325 F.  Spray 13x9-inch (3 quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.  Reserve 2 tablespoons enchilada sauce for brushing on chicken.  In large bowl, mix remainig enchilada sauce, the uncooked rice, salso, soup and beans, pour into baking dish.

2.  Arrange chicken, skin side up, over rice mixture.  Cover tightly with foil.

3  Bake 1 hour.  Uncover; brush chicken with reserved 2 tablespoons enchilada sauce.  Bake uncovered 1 hour longer or until chicken is for-tender, its juices run clear and skin is slightly crisp.

Makes 5 servings.




I hope you enjoy it.  Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chipboard Album

Hi everyone my name is Dawn and I am new to blogging.  I want to show you my latest chipboard album.  It is 6 pages and holds 34 pictures.  I learned a new technique on You Tube, it's called  Mini Album Flip Page and here is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHt-K2ZXkn4&list=PL5B7DB1556521B9E4.  I attached to the last page of the ablum and it added 15 mats and tags to put pictures on.  I really enjoyed this process.  The flowers I made with my Cricut and Mothers Day Bouquet cartridge.  It is also has 9 jounaling stamps.  I was going to post it on my Etsy page but someone bought it before I even finished it!  I'm so excited to share it with you.