Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tomato soup!

You all have seen my recipe for my homemade garden vegetable tomato soup, right!  Well if you haven't then go through my blog and take a look.  It is so delicious.

Today's post is about my second batch of this soup using the tomato juice that I canned with my mom last summer.  I thought I would mix it up a bit and I sure was glad I did because it only got better.

I had some refrigerated ravioli's stuffed with spinach and ricotta.  I boiled them in some of my wonderful frozen chicken broth and threw in a handful of fresh parsley.

I used a slotted spoon to put the ravioli's in a big boil and then put the tomato soup over the top.  Wow, it was so good. 

I reserved that broth for another kind of soup.

I served it with some hot crunchy sour dough bread and a glass of red wine.  Enjoy!

Now I am off to bake some Christmas cookies!  Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oh Deer!

It's  a snowy morning here in Michigan and I would like to share some of the cards I have made with the Oh Deer paper pack.  I just love this paper so much.  It will only be available until December 31.  Take a look at the entire pack on my website at

I hope you like them!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Close to my Heart Christmas wish list!

Happy Friday everyone.  Do you have your shopping done yet?  Maybe you don't know what to tell people to get you!  Well problem solved.  I can help with that.


Tired of returning things December 26th? Hoping that your friends
and family will read your mind when they shop?  Wish there was a
 way to tell your family and friends what to get you?

Worry no more….let me help them shop for fabulous scrapbook
supplies, stamps and tools.

Give me the email addresses of those who will be shopping for you and then
go through the catalog, imagining how happy you’ll be on Christmas morning when your wishes come true.

Tell me which item numbers you want to unwrap on Christmas morning and I will handle the rest.

I will email your shoppers, tell them that I know exactly what you want and help them make sure it is waiting for you under the tree.  No duplicates because I’ll manage your wishlist.

Santa will be really good to you this year!

So you don't have a catalog?  Just go to, click on products and then idea books.  You can view them there.  Have fun!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Close to my Heart December special!

Happy Friday everyone!

I wanted to share the December special with you today.  The little things is a great Christmas present for that special someone on your list.  You have your choice of the insta album or this fabulous black and white striped 6X8 album.  You get colorful pages to go inside and your choice of photo pages!

Make sure you check this deal out on my website.  These are 30% off this month only!

While you are there, make sure you take a look at the Holiday expression idea book.  Most things in this book will not be available after December 31, 2016. 

Also, take a look at the December Stamp of the month.  It has a beautiful display of flowers and sentiments on it.

Here is a little peak at the artwork from the papers in the Holiday expressions idea book.

Don't miss out!  Go to my website now!

Have a great day!