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Showing posts from March, 2012

Random Notes:It's not Pei Wei but it will do.

Ater we went to Hobby Lobby Zaria and I ended up here.  Aren't these clown heads cute.

Here is my smart cookie picking out  her ice cream . She went with the snickers  flavor  I had the pink lemonade one of my newer favorites

  I am glad we did this on a Monday it's not crowded I would like to do this more often over the summer.
Yesterday I found out a dear relative of ours has passed away.  I will take a few weeks to regroup.  I hope and pray everyone has a safe Spring Break.

Yeah a layout

This is another layout that hangs in my studio space.  I really miss my Canon 3 in one.  I have an Hp Officejet 4500 Desktop.  The Hp printer has a better quality scan but I haven't quite figured out how to retrieve them.. I have another confession to make.  I am only experienting wtih Project Life this year I plan on  doing the Library of Memories over at I like the idea of scrapbooking  by catergory , not date it is a huge relief .  Yes i have the date time  stamp on these photos but I had the right idea.    Plus there are so many juicy little moments that I am remembering outside of 2012.  My oldest daughter is graduating from high school this spring  whick will kick off my new journaling series,soon.  I will do both but if it becomes too much then I will sticdk with Stacy's idea.

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Thai Chicken Stir Fry


1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk, divided1 cup water1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup uncooked long grain rice3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter2 tablespoons soy sauce2 teaspoons chili garlic paste2 tablespoons dark sesame oil2 skinned and boned chicken breasts, cubed3 green onions , diagonally sliced1 medium-size red bell pepper, cut into  thin strips


Bring 1 cup coconut milk , 1 cup water, and salt toa boil in saucepan .  Stir in rice,cover,reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.Whisk together the remaining coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, and chili-garlic paste until blended.Heat sesame oil  in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat 2 minutes.  Add green onions and bell pepper.Cook, covered, stirrring occasionally,10 minutes, Add peanut butter, and bring to a boil, boil..  Cook ,stirrring constantly , 3 minutes.  Serve over rice.Variations: 1. I used skinless chicken thighs they were cheaper 2. I used reduced fat peanut butter. 3. I used light coconut milk and boy le…

Big Picture classes: Permission to live a creative life by Courtney Walsh

I put my own spin on it a little this is sculptures from my favorite sculptor Elizabeth Catlett
she really has some beautiful work and I am always inspired by it especially for an Afircan-American woman
living a creative life back in the 1930's and 1940's.  Courtney had a lot of quotes that inspired me here are a few more that I found that resonated with me:
"What is necessary to change a person is is to change the awareness to himself."
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being , you will probably  be unhappy  all the days of your life." both of these quotes are by Abraham Maslow
"The world is but a canvas to the imagination" Henry David Thoreau
that one was my favorite from the class.  I made pocket and put creativity prompts as well as my creative dreams. This is a copy of a painting of Aaron Douglas  I got an opportunity to include him in my History power point last semester.  I have always been inspired by his work.
This is a p…

Inspiration Corner :Two Blogs I love these days The Moments in Between and Creative Blessings

I just recently discovered The Moments in Between Lisa Truesdall blog I love the photography, the simplicity of the layouts and the fact that she shares alot of the products she uses.  She is teaching a free class over at
Two peas in a bucket called Capture 2012.  So if you are looking for some new ideas for your Project Life
album I think you would like it.  I did find the note taking ideas very helpful.  Also her Project Life album can
be viewed if you click that button in the top right hand corner.  I thought that was a good idea.

My other favorite is Vee Jenning's blog Creative Blessing  for a different reason.  I remember when she was
Making Memories '09 Master I thought her style stood out from the rest and actually that is true of the blog
as well ,sure she designs for Studio Calico as well, shares photos and layouts like any good scrapbooker would
but there is something very unique about and you get the sense that she is comfortable with that. She has also
been featu…

Random Notes: You go girl!

I just had to brag about my baby a little bit she made the merit roll( all b's) this past 6 weeks .  I am so proud
of her when spring break gets here we are definitely having a day with just us girls .  She totally deserves.
Good job Zaria.  You totally rock!