Friday, May 25, 2012


I know ... I know... I'm such a slacker! LOL! I was going to post pics from my trip to Gatlinburg over Mother's Day but after I got back I was completely slammed at work. Then I had to spend all of this week planning/preparing to go on my next vacation (listen to me whine right...I hear all those tiny violins!) :P Hubby and I are getting ready to head out to Virginia to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary! After we get back and things settle down I will post a few pics from both trips! Be back in a few weeks!

-Stacie :)

Girl With Wreath

I had this cute image from Nicecrane Designs laying on my desk and thought it was time to get another Christmas card done...I usually wait til the last minute and my goal is to NOT do that this year! I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug, added some scrap ribbons to the bottom, colored the little girl and wreath up with my Copics and added a plastic Merry Christmas sentiment.

You can find this image available in the Nicecrane Designs store by clicking HERE!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sweet Potato Hummus

First off I need to state that I am completely ADDICTED to hummus! My fav was Sabra brand spinach artichoke hummus...Mmmmmmm! When it is in the house I pretty much eat it everyday! After getting my new high powered blender I thought about making my own...that away I know exactly what is in my food, how fresh it was, and could customize it however I liked. Let's just say I was not disappointed...I have tried chickpeas (garbanzo beans), black beans and now sweet potato! This one is by far the most work but it also tastes and looks more "upscale". You could make a more basic one although this particular recipe really adds a nice zing! I wasn't sure about the ingredient combination but I'm so glad I tried it....this is now my FAVORITE hummus!!! And it is healthy for you to boot! I love eating hummus with Stacy's "naked" pita chips...they are THE BEST!! I'm going to try making my own in the future so we will see how that goes!

Click HERE for this gourmet hummus recipe!

Enjoy! :)