Hopes for 2011 January Update

Back at the beginning of January, I told you all the 10 things I hoped to do more of in 2011. I thought, in an effort to be accountable to myself, I'd update how I'm doing each month. So, here is how I did in January. Feel 16 again. The only thing I've done for this one (which is really my fitness hope for the year) is to make some doctor's appointments that will make exercising and getting … [Read more...]

Scrapping: Soup Swap Recipe Cards & Jars

Recipe Cards & Card Covers These are the really fun recipe cards and decorated jars I made for the Soup Swap I attended on Saturday night. Thanks again to the awesome Rachel for hosting! We needed to give the recipe for the soup we made, and I was excited to use some of my cooking-themed embellishments. I didn't want to overly-embellish the recipe card itself in case someone wanted to just … [Read more...]

Soup Swap FTW!

My friend Rachel learned about the 5th National Soup Swap and decided to host one locally with donated food going to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi. The premise is that you make soup, get to hang out with some great people, and help fight hunger all at the same time. You bring the soup you make to swap with the other attendees and you also bring food to donate to your local food pantry. So, … [Read more...]

Happy New Year and My List!

Every year, at the beginning of January, I start peppering my sentences with, "I can't believe it's already [insert year here]!" I tried to be more aware of the time this year, and part of that was working on my resolutions for 2011. I thought I had it all worked out, but I just read a post from Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations and I love her approach so much more than what I had. So I … [Read more...]

My Hand-Made Holiday Gift Guide!

I love hand-made gifts, both giving them and receiving them. There is something special in a gift that has come to you directly from the person who created it. I know there are a ton of gift guides out there, but I've got so many incredibly talented crafty friends, that I thought I'd add one more to the mix. The ladies I have included are either women I know in real life, or women I've become … [Read more...]