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Our card group was on Studio 5 this morning! Check it out! !

Friday, January 30, 2009

Exercise....who me?

For as long as I can remember (which at my age isn't too far back...) I have gone to the gym to work out almost daily. I love it! I know, that's weird, but I do. You'd think I'd be really thin. Ah, well.

Anyways, since my Costco "career" started (I start work at either 4 or 5 a.m.) I haven't been going very regularly. It went from almost daily at 6:00 a.m., to two or three times a week after work or evenings or on days off, to hmmm..... not since October!! So, with the new year and all-recommitting to my old exercise routine has been on my mind. Or at least, trying to maintain SOME kind of exercise routine.

I saw an info-mercial on Turbo Jam (which apparently is like a dance party in your living room! :p). There was so much hype and freebies and "if you call in the next 18 minutes..." that I couldn't even tell how much it was going to cost. Then I saw Jillian Michaels on the Ellen show. You know the tough coach from tv's "The Biggest Loser". I have been researching her dvd's. They are rated fairly high. People seem to like them. She's tough, but they say. So I took the plunge. I spent that whopping $9.00 at Walmart for the dvd "Jillian Michaels 30 day Shred"! Here is a link to a video clip of the workout at Amazon. I would be interested to hear if anyone has tried it. I watched it (literally...I laid on my bed and watched her workout. That's how motivated I am!) She looks pretty buff, and it looks a lot like some of the things I did when I went to the gym and took some pump classes, so at least I think I should enjoy it. We'll see. I'll update you if anything of note comes from it. First, I guess I need to do more than lay in bed and watch it! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Some People Have ALL the Talent!

Just look at this darling job chart! I found it while blog-stalking!! It's called Crafty Chicks and she even gives a link to download a template. She uses real pictures of her kids stuff on the chart. Clever, right? Now if I can just figure out how to scrapbook digitally enough to figure out how to use her template!!! Go check out her blog. Great ideas.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Cutest Valentines Treat Ever!

I just happened across this darling idea from Family Fun. All you need is a box of conversation hearts, 2 reeses pb cups and this printout! Talk about cute. Don't tell...I'm making them for my kids for Valentines Day!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

My childhood summer vacation retreat

I just learned that a historic building in my summer vacation town burned down last Tuesday. This is a picture of the National Park where it was located. We have a family cabin there and go every summer. Pretty dramatic pictures of the burning structure, eh?

It makes me sad. When I walk around town to exercise (and I mean literally walk around the outside of the town) this was on the pathway by the lake that is about halfway. I wonder if they will be allowed to rebuild. It was built in 1911. Here is a link to the newspaper story about it.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

Ok, I found this yummy and easy recipe for Mini Cinnamon Rolls made from Crescent Rolls. (Maceys had these on sale last week 11 for $10 and I stocked up.) Give it a try.

Mini Cinnamon Rolls

1 pkg. Crescent Rolls
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
raisins (optional)


3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 Tbsp. milk (or apple juice)

Unroll crescent rolls into rectangles. 2 rolls pressed together to form rectangle. Spread with softened butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up from short end. Cut into 5 slices. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Put glaze on while still hot.

Another Cuttlebug Valentine Card (pocket card)

I missed card group last month, so this is my make-up card. I used the cuttlebug again with the paisley embossing folder that Matt and Kelli gave me with it. The pull-out says "Just for You".

January Card Group

Here are the cute cards from our card group on Thursday night. Looks like the main theme for the night was valentines day!

By the way, if you have never had this fruit dip, you should really try it...delicious!

Fruit Dip

1-6 oz carton fruit flavored yogurt (I used 2-4 oz. strawberry)
1/2-1 container of coolwhip topping (8 oz.)
4 oz. softened cream cheese (optional)

Fold together and serve with cut up fruit: berries, oranges, pears, apples, etc.

Valentines Card Make and Take

This was my make and take for our card group on Thursday night. I got a cuttlebug for Christmas from my son and his cute wife, Kelli (thanks, guys!!), so I had to use it for cards. It came with 4 dies that are like "stamps". I used the new scalloped edge punch from SU to scallop the front of the card and a pop up glue dot for the 3D effect. Brads are from bright flowers set (5 mm) on our website .

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Camera

You may or may not have noticed that I haven't posted lately. Besides being crazy busy with Christmas, etc. I got a new camera and don't know how to get pictures from my camera to my blog!! I guess that better be my project for this week, eh? Then off we go again...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Frozen Potato Wedges

These were great! They cooked from frozen in about 1/2 hour. They were crispy and yummy and just right! Yahoo. I also did twice baked potatoes and froze them. They are dinner tonight! No more rotten potatoes in the basement waiting for me to decide to cook them....cook, freeze, eat whenever we want. Now, that's what I'm talking about :p