Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Bubble Gum Valentines Day Card

It is hard to believe that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching.  Time to reignite the flames of my Silhouette. 

The paper is from Michael’s and is Recollections - Valentine.  This 6x6 paper has various prints on both sides of the individual sheets.  With the 40% coupon it was $3…score!
The gumball machine design is Yummy Gumball Machine by PPbN Designs which you can find by clicking here.  The cutout was simple and easy to do.   What kid (and adult) doesn’t like a gumball machine.

Hugs n Kisses
You know them, they are hugs ‘n kisses people.   My sisters and brother remember Uncle Sam, that guy hugged so hard he knocked the wind out of you.   I am a gentler version of Uncle Sam.   I am the hugger and plant kisses whenever I can.  Sadly, as my kids got older and it wasn’t so cool anymore,  I would sneak kisses and hugs while they slept.  I bet you know someone  you could give this card for Valentines Day? 
The embossing folder is from  Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Birds & Wreath Set.  The embossed piece is backed with red paper and stamped with the Hugs ‘n Kisses.   Prep your lips with a bit of lipstick and place a few lip locks on the card, but in my case I had the stamp.   

Two cards down, and many more to go. 
Have a great day and give someone a hug and a big

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Lisa’s Dairy-Free Homemade Cashew Milk

In our family we have two young girls, age 7, suffering from stomach problems.  Watching our young ones suffer while Mom struggles  to find a solution that doesn’t include a drug regime (need I mention side effects?) is exhausting, frustrating and discouraging for the entire family.
For the past six months our house is slowly making a few changes,  Transitioning to gluten free has been a first step.   I am finding whole foods can cause allergies.  The verdict for me is still out on grains.  It is a journey that requires effort and time, but well worth it! 

What I do know for sure is….GET RID OF PROCESSED FOODS!   Pintrest has helped me find some AMAZING alternative diets such as Paleo!  Full credit is given to the wonderful women who share these recipes with the world.  God Bless you!

Credit for this recipe goes to Lisa Wells at who, like myself, enjoys her morning cappuccino.  This no preservative, non-dairy milk rocked it for me.  It looks like milk and tastes far better than store boxed nut and grain milks.  This is one recipe to pay it forward.  Thanks Lisa, you are my hero!

Lisa’s Dairy-Free Homemade Cashew Milk

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 4 cups filtered water, plus water for soaking
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey

  1. Cover cashews with water and soak overnight.
  2. Rinse and drain the cashews.
  3. Add cashews, 4 cups filtered water, vanilla and honey to Vitamix.
  4. Blend on high for 2 minutes - set a timer.
  5. Transfer to pitcher and refrigerate until well chilled.
  6. Stir or shake well before serving.
If you like flavored coffee you could add Stevia flavored drops to this milk.   That will be my next batch!

For more recipes and information on Lisa’s site click here

Enjoy your day!