Monday, June 29, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
One day I was visiting Beki's blog when I saw an adorable DAD picture hanging on the wall in the background of one of her pictures. I thought it was the cutest idea and decided to try it with my kids for Father's Day. I liked it so well that I took some pictures for friends as well. Here are some that I came up with...I just love them!! THANKS FOR THE GREAT IDEA, BEKI!!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I started off by spray painting it black.
BUT, it need something more. I dipped the END of a small paintbrush in some white paint.
And then added some white dots and dashes.
Here she is in all her glory!! I loved the way it turned out and can't wait to put it in my new craft room. Still debating whether to use it as a Kleenex holder or flip it upside down and stick a plant or topiary in it! I'll let you know what I decide!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
"Joe's Special" - Chicken sauteed with garlic, mushrooms and spinach cooked in a white wine cream sauce.
"Chicken Alfredo" - Fettuccini pasta sauteed in a homemade white , Alfredo sauce.
"Manicotti" - Pasta stuffed and rolled with ricotta cheese topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. (That's it in the picture below.)
If you've been there, what's your favorite dish!?
everytime!!). They also have "Daily Specials" that aren't on the regular menu. My Dad ate with us the other day and had a Steak and Shrimp Scampi combo. Just look at all those seasonings!!! And, yes, he thought it was weird that I took a picture of his food...welcome to the blogging world, Dad!!! ;)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
LIVING PROOF LIVE WITH BETH MOORE...
On August 28-29, Beth Moore is bringing Living Proof Live to her hometown of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Thanks to simulcast satellite technology, she'll spend that weekend here in McPherson, KS too. The same soul-stirring worship, the same life-changing teaching--right here, in real time. Living Proof Live is a weekend you'll never forget.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
1. Small album projects will continue to be popular. They are time-limited, economical, incredibly satisfying—and they make super gifts.
2. Flock, fleece, and felt will go on adding interesting dimension and weight to pages. They provide great touch-ability and a down-to-earth feel as well.
3. Swirls and filigrees will make ongoing appearances in die-cuts, laser cuts, and inked images (stamped or hand-drawn). These fill the odd corner, direct the eye, and add a touch of sophistication. (Provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and gems, too.)
4. Doodling will rock on and on. Viva the scribble!
5. Hand-journaling will keep contributing a lovingly personal touch.
6. Interactive layouts will be given more attention, as paper engineering leads to a deeper level of involvement by the viewer and the creator both.
7. All things handmade will be hot, hot, hot. Nothing is perfect, but handmade is near enough to heaven for most of us.
Friday, June 5, 2009
In addition to all of the great food items, "The Cake Lady" also carries gift items for everyone. Fashionable purses, monogrammed wallets, backpacks and water bottle holders for kids, jewelry, and KU and K-State items just to name a few. For those of you that have been to McPherson, you might recognize her building as the previous home of "The Old Muffin Factory". Fortunately for us, Michelle continues to stock the shelves of her store with the famous muffin mixes and pancake mixes from "The Old Muffin Factory." This pancake mix is a staple at my house!! Seriously, I ran out one day and made the kids pancakes out of Bisquick instead (not telling them). They each took a bite and looked up and me and said, "Mom, these pancakes don't taste very good!" TRUE STORY. You MUST pick up a bag when you are in town, or you can order it online at http://www.themuffinfactory.com/.
One final picture to leave you with...the Pina Colada muffin I stopped in and grabbed for breakfast!!! Come on in, grab a muffin, some coffee or a cappuccino, and find a spot at one of the quaint tables. Ahhhh...WELCOME TO MCPHERSON!!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
from PamperingBeki!!!!! She is celebrating her 1000th post...can you believe it!!!?? 1000 posts!!!??? When that day arrives for me, I will definitely be having a giveaway of my own!!! At the rate I've been going, maybe Maple Memories should celebrate at 100 instead!! HA! OK, back to PamperingBeki's GIVEAWAY!! She makes the most beautiful hand stamped jewelry (I know because I just bought one and can't seem to take it off) and she is giving a custom necklace away to one lucky winner. Visit her blog for more information and just to snoop around...you'll want to be her friend. ;) You should also visit her Etsy store and look at all of the amazing things she has for sale!! Here's one like I bought.
I had the dates of the FOUR most incredible days of my life stamped on them...my wedding date and the birth dates of each of my 3 kids. I LOVE IT!!!! OK, now GO ENTER!!! Oh, and did I mention she is a KANSAS girl!!?? I love supporting the "locals"!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
When we started Maple Memories, our main goal was to provide a place for women to get away from it all. To relax, to spend time doing what you love, to create new friendships or build on existing ones, to spend a few days making time for YOU without thinking of all the other "stuff" that often consumes us. After reading your comments, I would say Maple Memories is doing just that!!! Thank you so much for your kind words...we feel truly blessed by each of you.