Lately my daughter has been obsessed with Photoshop and finding brushes. Her passion has sparked up a want in me to do some digital scrapbooking or some hybrid scrapbooking. Just what we need, fighting for the computer! Plus, Valentine's Day always makes me feel like scrapbooking. Probably because there are so many adorable things associated with this holiday. The cards above are a previous years' scrapbooking project.
If you'd like to play around with a little digi scrapping, here are some links to some fun freebies to get you started... or add to your collection!
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Submitting a recipe to the RC Willey Super Bowl Recipe Contest will get you a $25 gift card! Do you have a favorite appetizer recipe? If so, submit it and win. You will need to email your recipe along with your name and address. You can find all the details on the RC Willey Room to Talk blog.
And speaking of the Super Bowl, check out my post with recipes and fun game ideas!
My kitchen is very boring. The home we live in is, in part, nearly 100 years old but not in a cool architecturally designed 100 years old. It's more of a small square built to function 100 years old. However, there are small bits of charm. We have new wood floors and an arch that leads into the small dining space. I'd really like to play up the small bits of charm to detract from the basic builder grade cabinets and plain laminate counter tops.
I've been looking for a black? chandelier to hang above my table. This is proving to be a somewhat hard task since I need one that has a plug and can swag versus a hardwired one. An alternative would be a decorative piece that looks like a chandelier but is not electrical; some hold candles.
One of the biggest problem spots, in my opinion, is the space above the stove/range. We don't have a hood or a mounted microwave so it's just a big empty space. Lately I've been thinking that some decorative shelves that can also be used as storage would be a good thing. Maybe something like this:
I do have the fabric for the curtains, yay! It's a black and white damask pattern and I lurve it! The only thing that I can't decide on is the accent color. The kitchen in my mind is mostly black and white - a sort of baroque style - with accents of.... DEEP LUSCIOUS RED? RICH VELVETY PURPLE? Can't decide.
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think: Red or purple?
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These could make for some really nice Valentine's Day gifts!
Land's End has a cute knit girls skort on clearance for $2.97. It comes in a couple of different plaid color combos so it may work great for school uniforms! Looks like it is available in big and little girls sizes. Plus, shipping should be free using Lands' End Coupon Codeshippingisfree and PIN 5859 (exp. 1/28).
Today I had the opportunity to preview CMT's new sitcom Working Class. As a child of the 80's, sitcoms occupy a spot in my heart and I always enjoy a quick 30-minute TV laugh. I also enlisted my 15-year old daughter to preview Working Class with me simply because she is a TV junkie.
Working Class stars TV veteran Melissa Peterman ("Reba") and Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Ed Asner. Peterman's character, Carli, is a struggling single mom who lives with her brother, her 3 children and works at a grocery deli counter. Asner's character also works at the deli counter and is a likable if not crotchety old guy. The first episode doesn't delve much into the characters' pasts but it's obvious that Carli is a bit of a redneck in a new town of plastic surgery, dogs in a purse and yoga moms.
In the premier episode 'The Buddy System', Carli’s old flame from high school shows up hoping to re-ignite his “spark” with Carli — even if it means humiliating her in front of her new boss. Working Class is easy to watch, has some good one-liners and has the possibility for some genuine relationship tension and humor; definitely a sitcom that's pure entertainment. My daughter gave it 4 out of 5 stars and a thumbs up. We will definitely be tuning in for the premiere and second episode.
The premiere airs on CMTJanuary 28 at 8pm EST/PST, followed by a second, all-new episode at 8:30pm.
This CMT preview was made possible by my involvement withthe One2One Network.
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