Thursday, September 22, 2016

Happy Fall!!

As promised, I am back to post a soup recipe for the first day of Fall 2016!

You can always find my tried and true recipes over on the right column, just click posts that have recipes, I have clam chowder, cheeseburger soup, gazpacho, ham potato, plus plenty of other good things I have labeled as recipe posts.

So this soup recipe is for tomato basil soup, it goes great with grilled cheese sandwiches;


  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes (Splurge on the best brand- San Marzano)

  • 1 11.5 ounce can tomato-vegetable juice cocktail : V-8 juice- I like the spicy!

  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth

  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips, use to your liking I usually do 10 and taste, they can be powerful sometimes.

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 

  • I know the butter and cream is a bit much, I like to think I am balancing that out because of the V-8 juice!


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the tomatoes, vegetable juice, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil. At this point, you may puree the soup if you wish. Add the cream and butter; return to medium-low heat, and stir until butter is melted. Serve with a Caesar salad or grilled cheese sandwiches!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Autumn is almost here!

I  love summer but I also like a little fall, only for the sweaters and boots I get to wear!
I have some cool fall outfits I am anxious to wear.

The next best thing for fall is all the delicious soups to eat, I love soup. I have plenty of recipes coming up so stay tuned....Chicken pot pie soup, Cheeseburger soup (oh it is so good!) and I make a copy cat Olive Garden minestrone that the hubby loves, and I can also make the Zuppa Tuscana soup as well. I will attempt to knit again this winter, hoping it will catch on with my hands and brain this time.

See you back here on September 22 for the first day of Autumn and a soup recipe!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Had to Share!

I found this card at the grocery totally wraps up me and my hubby's relationship!

That's us in the car on a Friday night!

29 years together....we still can't figure out where to eat!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Scrappin" Escape!

Got to get away for the weekend....
Always a great time with Patti and her retreats: Scrappin' Escapes

Started working on my British Isles Cruise Book

She had about 100 scrappers!

Patti and Christy

Patti and Me

Our tables of scrapping stuff, I made the shirts we are wearing on my cricut!

Our shirts say "All I want to do is drink coffee and make scrapbook pages""
Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to the 80's!

Last night I got to travel back in time with my good buddies, Tanya and Jaci! He went back to the 80's!
We had to go see Boy George aka Culture Club...I have loved their music for the longest time, the songs never get old.
Tanya wanted to play 80's dress up but she had just flown back from Colorado and was so tired and could not get a chance to dress up. I got dressed up...I did my best to go for the Madonna 1985 look, Desperately Seeking Susan...

Too much fun! Just wish I knew how to do make up better, I need more eye liner and red lipstick. Oh well, if he comes back to town we will do it again!

Boy was not singing as good as he could, his voice was tired and he said he was on the 3rd show of a 3 string run, and at the end of 49 show run. He still did his best and thanked his fans constantly. He said he was not making excuses, just letting us know and did his best to sing his heart out, we LOVED it!

The place was packed and everyone just could not get enough of him. With the old 80's videos of Culture Club playing up on the big screens and him dancing and gliding, and smiling, cracking jokes and just loving every minute on stage, Oh it was one of my favorite concerts in a long time!

Got to hear all the old favorites and he did a tribute song to Johnny Cash, because Boy George loved his Johnny Cash!

I am still grinning from ear to ear, he was so fun to watch.

Here is a little taste of some Boy for you:

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Summer fun

Sorry about the long pause in posting. I have been enjoying the pool and the summer sunshine!

When it is to hot to be outside I have been playing in my craft room:
Made this hot air balloon, too much fun!

Been packing for my scrapbook trip 9 days! whoo-hoo!
I can't wait, I get to start on my London, Ireland, and Scotland book!
Hope you are having fun and enjoying the summer, it is almost over you know!
Fall will be here soon....

Thursday, August 4, 2016

You go Girl!

I have been hard at work getting some camera straps ready for my scrapbooking retreat and my Etsy shop. Yes, us scrapbookers still use a REAL cameras (not phones) to take photos and we like to accessorize with personalized camera straps!
They are so fun to make and I must give another shout out to Tanya at BeadandNeedle who helped me perfect the whole operation, now I just grab some cool fabric and go to town!
Here are some of my latest creations:
Air Force, I have other branches of Military as well

Army, It's all about the brass, Soldier!

na, na, na, na, na, na, na, BATMAN! look at the cool catwoman button! POW!

A little ode to my mom, she loved her Dallas Cowboys!!

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, but with a little bee sting in there!

For your favorite school teacher, one of the buttons is a globe, how cool is that??

I will probably keep this one, since I live in Vegas, but just had to share!

When I saw this fabric, I thought...Holy cow, what a great fabric for a wedding photographer!!!
I have more fabric but it takes about 2 weeks to get just 8 of these made and I will start again next month...I have Baseball fabric: Angels, Giants, Yankees, Boston Red Sox. I have more football:Broncos, also a Breast Cancer Awareness, Paris, and a cool black and white floral!
8  more straps to be made! Let me know what you would like, I can usually locate any fabric known to man!