Sisters Scape

I am a quilter that loves batiks and paper piecing, so when I saw this gorgeous pattern by Valeri Wells I knew I had to make it. She designed it for their 2006 Sisters outdoor quilt show as a raffle quilt. It was inspired by the landscape around Sisters, Oregon. Pattern can be purchased through The Stitchen’ Post.

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The “Passerby”

I LOVE random acts of kindness and today our Niece’s husband did just that.
After reading about it on Cherie’s FaceBook this morning I felt it was newsworthy. Interestingly enough every version has him listed as the “passerby”. In a world where there is nothing but horrible things to report on T.V. how is it that this story isn’t something to give someone credit where credit is due?

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Cherie had taken this picture right after he saved an 81 year old woman from a burning house

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Life Is Good

Looking back at the last year I quickly assessed it as nothing that great until I went back a little more in depth and realized that it was in fact a spectacular year after all!

Craig and I traveled to Costa Rica and Charleston,SC and I captured some amazing pictures.


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The Bacon Lover’s Cupcake

Chocolate, bacon and maple buttercream frosting… what else could you want?!!DSC_9302Here is a cupcake that’s sure to impress! I made these a few years back for a shower and they were devoured! (Welcome Baby Kiera)

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A Pocket Full Of Sunshine

I will always believe that home made gifts are the very best. You know that the person that made it for you took the time to really think about what is special to you and trust me, you can’t go to a store and get the same results.

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Broccoli Slaw Remix

I brought home a bag of broccoli slaw determined to come up with something interesting with it. My Daughter Allie suggested we use it in place of the broccoli florets in a favorite salad we’ve made forever. I whipped it up and it was DEVOURED- really delicious!- Nice job Aller <3

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Balela

I fell in love with this salad when perusing the refrigerator isle at Trader Joes. But lately, there was no sign of it. Desperately wanting more, I found and adapted this recipe from No Bite Left Behind who also fell in love with this Middle Eastern Salad. So fresh and good for you!

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Taco Dip

The thought of showing up at a party with just a bag of chips have you running scared?


Bring this taco dip & impress your friends- it’s simple and delicious. You can make this using many short cuts or go all out – shred your own cheese, use fresh romaine & add some thinly sliced scallions to really show it off. Don’t own a 16” platter? Go foil and throw it when the parties over. This taco dip has been devoured by many little goblins at my house and you’ll be howlin’ at the moon with all the compliments!

P.S. Don’t forget the chips

Click ‘Taco Dip‘ to view recipe!