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My Dear teenage son has found a world geography game for you, it is at the very bottom of this blog. He would be so pickled happy if you played along and left him a comment in the 'c-box'.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

11-30 Holiday Recipes

I hope that everyone had a good Thanksgiving for those who celebrate this holiday. I baked this pie for thanksgiving and it is the best that i ever had a pie turn out and it was really yummy too!
Now back to the dieting rahahahaaa. I have lost 11 pounds in two weeks.
I completed the Digi Twins Recipe Card Exchange this month at Digital Candy and so I have two recipes on cards for you. Downloads are on the Digital Candy forum.
My Mom's -Pie Restaurant- Pie Recipe!!! Credits:
Comfy Cozy kit by Triple Treat Collab
Danielle Corbitt, Chaos Lounge, Wendy Page
Cranberry Almond Coffee Cake
Wendy Page's Wishes and Wonderlands
Download of printable recipe cards
is in the Digital candy.ca forum HERE
The Digital Candy Sweet Tart December collab should be coming in a couple days, wait until you see it, it is so unique!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

11-28 Berry Merry

I for one did not get a newpaper to see all of the Black Friday Sales. EW! The crowds, the greed...no thanks. So I have a stay at home prezzie for you all. I finished my DSO KimB's November color challenge. Now that I have CS# I am learning so much and can honestly say that this is becoming such a blast being able to change my creativity and vision into something tangible. Fun fun fun!
Here is a desktop LO that I did for the DSO Color challenge with my Berry Merry Kit.
Template freebie by Danielle Corbitt...freebie for registered members of Digital Candy.ca

Here is the download 17.0 MB

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

11-25 The Remodel

Back in September I was told that they wanted to remodel my apartment since I have been here 9+ years. The other apartments around me are getting renewed and it is my turn to get 'caught up'.

When they came around for federal housing inspections a couple of weeks ago they had to condem my neighbors furnace and due to the furnace not working properly a pipe had cracked due to the cold. Mold and mildew had set into the walls and cabinets where our kitchens connect.
YUK! This is a photo of the cabinets that they removed and they had to remove the walls as well. Boy, did my place STINK! of mold when they cut out those walls next door. I was overdue for new cabinets. These were even the newer ones! I have old dark walnut caninets from the late 70's still and are warped from dripping sink water damage as well.
Since the walls were wet in between my walls they will have to come down also. So I get the remodel started. finally.
They want to do a ton of work through Dec. carpeting and painting, new linoleum, etc. So I am struggling with what I can do for Christmas decor. Oh my! It will be nice to get it done as most of my belonging were moved out to my garage unit some months ago. They have had so many move outs that they have not been able to get to it until now.

I did manage to move our bedroom belongings around to switch rooms so I went through our belongings and storage upstairs at least but there is so much work to do as they can carpet one room at a time I will have to empty one room up there at a time so remove, and re-move. LOL. I'll take pics and share the process.

Anyway, that is why I have been quiet.

How do you paint in winter and keep a low heat bill??? YIKES! smelly... P.U.!!!

They told me that they have ordered my cabinets and will give me a two day notice of when they will come in. so I am waiting to get word so I can pack up the rest of my kitchen and dining belongings. Sigh. So much work. I know it will be worth it but MAN! I am overwhelmed.
But I did do a bit of design work and wait until you see the December kit from Digital Candies' Sweet Tart Team!!! hmmm, nope, I can't tell you, it's under wraps until we unveil it at the first part of December. hee hee hee.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Sweet Tart Freebie Cold as Ice

A layout that I made with Cold as Ice Freebie.

This wonderfully chilly kit for you for November...Cold as Ice. I hope that you enjoy it.

I will be scrapping with this my self as it is raining ice this week. Good thing to be in the house all warm and cozy on days like these. It is coming down in pellets, just like finely crushed ice. I was supposed to drive 45+ miles to Firbault, MN today to do a temp assignment but I have been sick... Would you believe that a person can be allegic to anti-persperant/deoderant??? I have hives, LOL And to top it off my body decided to do a systemic reaction it did not stay put.I itch all over. My body decided to declar war on my skin and it is not a happy dance at the moment :PPPPPPppppPPppp Oh my!!!

At the first of the month, well 11-1 exactly my son went to play american football with his buddies down the block and hurt himself pretty badly on one of the first tackles. He played injured for several hours and called me to come pick him up in the dark. He then complained that he could not straighten out his pinky finger and that it felt numb. Oh, my!!! I took one look at that swollen hand and went straight to the emergency room at the hospital. They sent him immediately to the X-ray department, do not pass GO! LOL! They sent for a surgical consult too. He had a bad fracture. It was really displaced and wide open oon a twist as he did a spiral fracture. They stretched out his hand and fingers in this wire device called finger traps, Ouch! Last Wednesday we went to the surgical wing in the hospital and they took some new X-rays and what a relief! He did not need surgery the doctor in the ER set the bone very well. It is all aligned very neatly and healing fast, they put a black fiberglass cast on it and he returns in more weeks to get it checked and they are predicting to downgrade to a brace at that time. My to be young and have fun. And to heal so quickly ;)