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Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Few PL Layouts

 I like to add a little something to these simple layouts like the tabs at the top of this page. I tend to take a ton of pictures and do more pictures then tittle and journal boxes. I love how everyone can have their own style and keep it simple or embellish allot. Project life has become my go to scrapbooking style. I don't use it in a weekly format, I put more pictures and  use 2 books for each year to record our families memories each year.

I like to have tabs sticking up on some of my albums to add interest to the album itself as well as the pages. I don't do it on every page, just here and there to spice it up and add a little color. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Easy Cheesy Salsa Chicken


Easy Cheesy Salsa Chicken

12  chicken tenderloins (I used frozen)
12 oz. salsa (mine has corn and beans in it)
6 big slices of cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Place chicken in large baking pan and pour salsa over the chicken. Cook 30 mins or until cooked through. Break the 6 slices of cheese in 1/2 and place a 1/2 slice over each tenderloin. Let cheese melt 5 mins. Serve over quinoa or rice.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Thankful Layout

This is the most recent addition to my thankful album. I add a layout to it each year from that Thanksgiving. I bring the album to our Thanksgiving celebration each year to reflect and for everyone to write what they are thankful for that year. You can see the rest of the album here.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Hearty Turkey Quinoa Soup


1 Pot Hearty Turkey And Quinoa Soup

1 lb. ground Turkey
1 sweet onion, diced
7 garlic cloves, minced
1 can died tomatoes with juice
32 oz Chicken broth
1/4 of a cabbage chopped in 1/2" pieces
1/3 of a bunch of fresh cilantro, minced
1 c. uncooked quinoa
1/2 tsp of each dry spice celery seed, parsley, garlic, rosemary, onion and oregano
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a Medium Soup pot (spray bottom if not non stick) brown ground turkey with fresh onion and garlic.

2. Add can of tomatoes with juice, chicken broth and dry spices. Bring to a boil.

3. Add Quinoa and cabbage, stir and cover. Turn heat to low and cook 15 mins.

4. Add cilantro and the salt and pepper to taste.

*If you want it more soup like add more broth as desired.
** Also good served with shredded cheese.

Makes 8 servings

Saturday, November 9, 2013

How to make a simple light box


Here's a picture of my finished light box. It took me all of 30 minutes to make, very simple. You would actually hang the light above the box. I also put lights on each side to make it brighter and get less shadows. Bellow are a couple images I got of objects in my light box. 

 I plan to make a larger light box for photographing my scrapbook pages and larger items. I'm now a seller on Amazon under The Green Cottage. We opened our doors 2 days ago, so I will be adding products as we go! Would love some positive seller feedback!

For full instructions on this light box, go here.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Project Life

     When I do Project Life I like to just get my pictures in the pages, then later go back and embellish.
    This big space became a fun opportunity to use one of those giant chip bord stickers I never use by      just simply cutting it to fit in the pockets. I love the quickness of Project Life!
              I love that you can make it plain and simple or dress it up and it looks great either way!
              I love using washi tape or ribbon to add just a little splash of something extra to a page!
     If I have extra space in a pocket I just use pretty paper to fill the space or use the space to journal.
    I love the simplicity and speed of Project Life! It helps me have time for scrapbooking and actually     get those pictures into albums!! I love documenting my kids life's and they love looking at the             albums and reminiscing about fun times and good memories!