Friday, February 28, 2014

My New Blog Is Doing So Well, I'm Offering A Giveaway

Thought you might be interested.  Click here to view the giveaway details.

Here's a picture of the prize.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morrison's Meat Pies

While growing up, whenever we visited my grandparents' homes in Utah, my parents would stop by and pick up some Morrison's meat pies.  They're Scottish meat pies, and they are yummy!

Living in California, it's not easy to stop by Morrison's in Utah to pick them up, so I decided to try to make them myself. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

John's Birthday - Better Late Than Never, Right?

I know John's birthday was in December, and I am aware that it is the end of February.  But at least I'm getting these pictures up before his next birthday!

Happy Birthday, John!


I am so grateful to live in such a beautiful place!  Here are a couple of pics I snapped last year capturing some of the beauty around us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Blogs!

John and I have both started new blogs and we hope you'll check them out.

Mine is focused on food storage, cooking, gardening, etc.

John's is focused on the Animation industry (film, tv, games, apps, etc.).

We'd love it if you'd take a few minutes to check them both out.  Thanks!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Corner Bakery Cinnamon Creme Coffee Cake

I had some extra sour cream in the fridge and needed to use it, so I decided to make a knock-off recipe for Corner Bakery's Cinnamon Creme Coffee Cake. 

It turned out so yummy!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mason Jars: A Love Affair

I love Mason jars!  I found some unique ones on Goodwill's auction site within the past year and have started using them all over my kitchen. 

So, when I saw some Mason Jar measuring cups on Cost Plus World Market's website, I wanted them! Only problem was they were sold out, so I decided to try our local store.  Thankfully, they had one set left (which is now mine).  I LOVE them!  Don't you?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

AJ's Rocket Launch - Space Exploration Merit Badge

AJ has been working on the Space Exploration Merit Badge with his Boy Scout troop.  Today they launched the rockets they built.  Here are a few pictures and a video.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Why I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Use Spray Paint

THIS is why:

Believe it or not, it actually looked worse once I tried to clean up.  I had silver spray paint under my fingernails, and it looked like dirt! 

As I am not a crafty girl, I don't usually use spray paint, so you may be wondering why in the world I would have silver spray paint all over my hand. 

I found a free dresser on Freecycle and picked it up.  Here are some before pics and pictures of me cleaning it up:

My friend, Brooke, once told me that silver spray paint can make anything look great, so I decided to paint this dresser silver.  (Also, if I paint it silver, it's less likely one of my children will want to take it with them when they move out.)  Here are pics of each step.

Primer coat:

First spray paint coat:

Finished product:

Not perfect, but it's a HUGE improvement!