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Christmas Cards ready for mailing...

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This years Christmas cards are ready for mailing. I saw this idea from Deena Wuest in the December/January 2009 issue of Digital Scrapbooking magazine. It was just calling out to me to copy this for our family. I used PSE 8 to change the photos to B/W and to make the photo collage and then had them printed at the local Walmart. I used kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby and the red is Bazzill. The fonts are Pharmacy, Century Gothic and Limehouse Script.

Homemade Ice Cream....YUMMY

courtesy of Cuisinart
For a while now, I have been trying get rid of as much processed food from our families diet as I can. One area we were still eating processed was ice cream because I could not convince Joe that we needed one of these countertop ice cream makers. Last month I got lucky and found the little beauty above on Craiglist for just $15. I have already used it twice and I think it could be the best $15 I have every spent. I have made 2 of the recipes that are in the manual and I can say without a doubt that it is so much better tasting than store bought.  The basic vanilla only required 4 ingredients and 30 minutes to make. Even the strawberry was just 6 ingredients and 30 minutes. It is good the day you make it but oh man the next day is even better!
There are several companies that make these machines and I'm sure they all work equally well.This one make 1-1/2 quart but I know they also make one the makes 2 quarts as well. If your family loves ice cream and you are loo…

Win a New Lens...

I came across a contest on BlogHer this morning  for a Tamron 18-270 lens. Go to BlogHer for how to enter and win. For reviews of the lens & what it can do and to get more chances to win one of these lens check out the following blogs:

Holly at Nothing But Bonfires
Nicole at Pinch My Salt
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality 
Dana at Made
Jaden at Steamy Kitchen
Stephanie of NieNie Dialogues

I so want to win one of these lens! I've been telling Joe that I need a zoom lens for my D80 for quite a while now.

Inspiration Everywhere Class at

Jessica Sprague is offer a new class for free on her website. If any of you crafty girls are interested in it click on the image above and it should take you to where you can sign up for this class. Looks like it is going to be lots of fun!