Friday, August 29, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Have I shared Buffalo Chicken salad with you???
I had a friend (Tanya) over for crafty crap day, we just sit around and work on projects and I make lunch and we just talk and bullshit as girlfriends do...
I was making my camera straps and she was beading, I decided to make our favorite lunch from sunset station cafe, buffalo chicken salads..

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Easy peasy!

Take a head of lettuce and cut it into 4ths. then bake some buffalo spiced chicken pieces (from the frozen food section) in the oven, once done, plate the lettuce wedges and plop some chicken pieces on top, add some blue cheese dressing, bacon bits and red onion bits..serve, walaaa...yummy lunch.

I will share my camera straps on sunday, they will be in my etsy store, I hope you like them!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Scrapbooking weekend!

I joined my sister in San Diego for a scrapbooking weekend.
It was put on by let's just say Patti knows how to throw a party!

The La Jolla Marriott
Wow, the hotel was amazing, the crop room was amazing, the people were all nice and friendly!
What a nice relaxing weekend!
The pool was warm and relaxing we took advantage of the great weather and the pool!
This is my first time working in the 12x12 album. After the last 2 cruises, I realized I am missing out on putting so much more in my books, so I took a leap of faith and moved on up to the 12x12 for my Scandinavia cruise.
I think I did ok...

We were booked at the La Jolla Marriott. Starbucks was just a few yards away, so that kept the scrapbookers happy! Just a quick note, scrappers love their starbucks so make sure you have one near by to keep them from forming a mob against you!
Sister Scrappers!

Me in the crop room!
We had too much fun scrapping and playing all weekend, next stop Ontario Scrapbook Expo!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

My camera strap...

I bought a book to make a camera bag and camera strap, but as usual patterns are too overwhelming and daunting for me, I am not that great at sewing when it comes to bags or clothes. I made quilt tops for years and quilts are usually straight lines and blocks, so I was pretty good at that. But the whole pattern thing and matching seams, UGH...
I asked my friend who is an expert seamstress (Tanya) to help me out, but we ended up just making our own pattern for a cute camera strap. We will attempt a camera bag some other day.

I had this fabulous fabric I had been dying to use on something, it is so retro and I love retro things.
After the strap was finished I thought it needed something more, I got my button stash out and we worked out some cute ones, I just love how it all turned out! I even used the parts of the strap that were on the strap that came with the camera!

Now I can wear my camera with pride and know I have my very own unique strap, I can't wait to take it to the scrapbook crop I am attending later this month!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Getting on with life....

Well my job did not work out as planned, so I am back to working for my husband part time and trying to book some travel for friends and family. I also try to keep 50 items in my etsy store at all times, I usually sell one or two items a month so that keeps me very busy.
Plus I love being a housewife, I am pretty darn good at it so I guess my plate is pretty full and I am so thankful for that!
Since I did not have to work Sunday (I was scheduled but by Friday I realized the job was the wrong fit for me) so I went with my husband down to Laughlin, he had a vehicle to see there, we get paid a fee plus mileage. Once we go to Laughlin we decided to travel a little further and go check out Lake Havasu and sit in the channel under the London Bridge and watch the boats go by...

We made a quick stop at the walmart to grab bathing suits, towels, chips and dip, ice, beer and wine and some beach chairs!

We arrived at the channel and found a nice shady spot and settled in, once you get a little hot you just stand in the water and watch the people go by, it was so relaxing and fun, we had a wonderful time de-stressing and we realized how much we missed the water!


Chipping out!

watching the world go by!
Here is the boat I would love to own!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Etsy stuff!

Got some new goodies put in my etsy store, have fun shopping!

I am busy around here, I am working part time doing banquet set up for one of the big hotels here in Las Vegas, I will let you know how it goes and if I can survive! I am excited to make some money that I will use to travel with, not sure what our big trip will be in 2016, we are still kicking around some ideas!

I still want to see more of Italy and of Alaska and I have never been to Hawaii!!

Stay tuned for more fun in the Las Vegas thunderstorms, yes, we have had a few lately, but the sun is shining today and it is a good day to be working and living in fabulous Las Vegas!