Thursday, January 31, 2013

Day to Day in the Shop :: Elle's Studio

Today's the day! Both the You & Me and the Day to Day collections are available for purchase in the Elle's Studio shop! You've seen over the last month how much I LOVE the You & Me collections and now it was my turn to play with the Day to Day collection! This one may just be my new favorite. 

Here is a peek at my first Design Team layouts ::

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Echo Park - Love Story :: The Scrapbooking Studio

I created this fun little mini ablum for my LSS - The Scrapbooking Studio using Echo Park's Love Story line as well as Flair from A Flair For Buttons.

See the rest of my Love Story projects HERE.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Exciting News :: Crate Paper Project Life Team

I am beyond excited about being a part of the 2013 Crate Paper Project Life Team!

I'm just getting started with the concept of PL, but I love the fact that it's something fresh & new.
I'm taking the monthly approach meaning I am choosing an activity or event from that month and highlight it. I would love to work towards doing PL on a weekly basis, but for now; it's just not happening. I have made no rules or restrictions for myself. I simply want to enjoy this whole process.

This is a sample of last months post:: 

In addition to Project Life I will also be contributing layouts & cards on a monthly basis.
I couldn't hold off digging into Maggie Holmes new line & made a card for a friend last night.

Look for my next PL post on the Crate Paper blog early February!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Heathy by guest blogger Jen Chapin :: Megan Klauer Design Etsy

My friend and fellow scrapbooker : Jen Chapin did a beautiful job showing off the Fearless Printable tags from my etsy shop.
I'm excited to showcase Jen's work on my blog today!

Check out Jen's blog HERE!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Don't just Pin it. Do it :: Let's Talk Pinterest

I know I'm not the only one who gets sucked into the fantastic world of Pinterest for hours. It's a lovely little place where we can dream of being domestic divas & accomplished artist. It's an online list of "someday I am going to hoping to do..." all of these wonderful fantastic things!

I have pinned and pinned and I'm pretty sure I have pinned a few things twice. But very rarely do I ever get to actually do them. Today, I worked from home. Which not only gave me the chance to stay in my super comfy sweats all day but I also got a few of my "someday" pins off my list. 

You may remember I chose SIMPLIFY as my one little word for 2013. This also pertains to cutting down on how much we spend on everyday things. So, to start us off I made my own laundry soap ::

{Total Cost - under $23. I'll keep you updated on how long this last us. It's seems to be a HUGE amount!}

Next on the list :: Making homemade syrup. Now my hubby is a big Aunt Jamima Butter Light fan. The cheap stuff isn't allowed. But, my Mom used to make homemade syrup all the time when we were little & I have been wanting to try this for awhile now. Turns out, it's super easy! 
I'll let you know if it "passes" the test next time we have pancakes. 
I'm not sure on the cost of this, but it contains stuff I already had in the pantry {other than the maple flavoring} so that's a bonus!

I only made 1/2 a batch as I wanted to try it out before we committed fully. So think double if you follow the recipe linked below. 

Then I made a double batch of cookies. This actually wasn't anything I had pinned. More like I was craving chocolate & cook dough so I rolled with it. However, freezing cookie dough balls was an item on my "pinned" list. So, we're full circle now. You still with me? ;)

Fresh eggs from our hen house.
Thank you Chickens.
{This guy was out roaming with a few of his hot "chicks" today so they got to finish Ella's grilled cheese from lunch.}

I only baked half of the dough & froze the rest for a later date. 
Now .... must hide these from the hubby or they'll never get baked.

This one, I thought was just brilliant when I pinned it. So perfect for my boys who love the oatmeal packets. I had 1/2 a container of Quick Oats in the pantry so I added the brown sugar & got 10 packets from just what I had. This will save us $ on the next grocery bill. 

I reused the container and popped it back into the pantry. 

Well, now what's for supper?
What have you pinned  & put to use lately?

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