Wednesday, December 31, 2014


The last ARC book of the year! This month I read "How (Not)to Kiss a Toad by Elizabeth A. Reeves. Its book one of Cinder Eller series.

Cinder Eller (yes thats her name)  works at a bakery. making tasty treats. She is also a witch. Every man she meets she turn them into a toad after kissing them. In most of the book there been a toad living with her and her roomates(Tansy and Jessi), which was a former date. So its hard for Cinder to find the man of her dreams without making him in a toad.

One day she meets Timothy a nice guy lover of food like her. Who happens to be the grandson of the owners of the bakery who are going to be retiring and giving him the business. But he has a secret of his own too.

Because of her toadasterfy (HA!) she has to see the council of witches to see she looses her magic powers or not. See she's not very good at magic. She's getting lessons from her stepfather.

I really did like the book. I didn't think I would. The book was funny and a quick read. Course I knew how it was going to end. lol

My journal page

The page was sprayed with greens Dylusions a while back, And stamped with one of the stamps from Dylusions too. I glued a cookie as a moon since Cinder is a baker. I used a Prima girl and made her a witch hat from scrap. The toad and sentiment is from Stamps by Judith. The sentiment says "Star bright Star light. Where the heck is Mr. Right?"

Edited to say that this year I have read 84 books this year. :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I'm home

Hi Guys! just a post that I'm all moved in. We got the cable and internet hooked up on Monday, but the wireless router got hooked up today after my dad's desk got delivered.

We had the house painted (it needed it very badly.) We were hoping the painters would be done by the time our stuff was here on Saturday, Dec. 13 but they weren't done. Almost done though. So the movers put the furniture in the house and the boxes in the garage because of the painters. The other day, I hauled in all my box for my room and my craft room. Boy was my lower back screaming at me. Its been hurtin for a while (I haven't found a new Chiro yet.) but it was really painful the last few days. I haven't done anything the last 2 days. 

So look for updates on my new craft room. I started unpacking, but not too much. Some time next year we'll be taking out the carpet in here and putting in a new floor so I would just have to move everything out, and probably rearrange my room. I know 2 things are going to go to the other side of the room. Another downer is there is no lights in the ceiling. We never noticed when we looked at the house. but its really dark with no lighting(Hard to craft in the dark. lol). The contractor said because of the slanted ceilings its would be hard to put lights in the ceilings(there are 2 ceiling fans in the house one in the living room and one in the master bathroom.) I did do a video of a tour of the house the other day(no one was home). Just have to upload it.

As for year long crafting challenges I'm going to Documented life for 2015 and maybe journal 52(I failed so bad this year because of the selling the house and the move). 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Anything but a Card: challenge 42- Celestial

This month's theme over at anything but a card is Celestial.  The moon, the stars, the sun, or what you think celestial is.

I'm still in the apartment and my stuff is in storage ( This is the last time in saying that) So all my suns, moons and stars rubber stamps are all in storage in cold Chicago. But I did manage to do a celestial project.

One of the weeks of Documented life the prompt was Stars. I stamped a Julie Nutting stamp on newsprint. painted her skin an hair with Neo Color ii's. I then stamped her outfit using Lady Bird 6x6 pad by Prima. After I dressed her I used the scraps for the stars. I just drew stars on the back of the papers and then cut them out. and glued them to the planner pattern side up. then I glued on the girl. I added some washi tape also the same collection by prima. I outlined the stars with a black Bic pen. and I added a crown sticker to her.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Product reivew: NesCafe with Coffeemate

Tonight I'm going to a review on Nescafe with Coffeemate coffee. I received this product from smiley360 for reviewing purposes.

The Nascafe with coffeemate comes in three flavors, Hazelnut, French Vanilla and Sweet and Creamy original. I picked the sweet and creamy original to try for my review. The canister is 12 ounces. Depending where you go it cost between $5-$7 (I've seen it once at a grocery store can't remember how much it was. my price range is based on google search on it) You scoop 2 table spoons in to a mug and add hot water and stir. pretty easy.

Here is what it looks like. I like my coffee a little creamier so I added another tablespoon to my cup. You can easily make this in your Kurig by just by pressing the button on it for the hot water. As you can see we don't have our Kurig yet (soon!) So I just made the hot water with the coffee pot.

It taste really good, no bitter coffee taste. The powder dissolved no lumps. Though if you want to try it cold, don't add ice cubes til after you put the powder in. I also tried this just as a creamer to my coffee when I ran out of my regular Coffeemate creamer. It worked well.  I will defiantly will try the other 2 flavors. 

Here is a link for a $.75 coupon for you to try.