16 April 2009

{ Kitchen Kreative }

Part of my joy is being -creative- in the kitchen as well as my stamping area.
Sweet potato casserole is part of our family holiday side dishes... we refer to as
legalized dessert!

Even the pickiest of eaters can't resist the temptation for "dessert" with
dinner... { wink } My apologies if you came looking for a paper creation. Personally, I find diversified blogs more interesting. What say you?

Sweet Potato Casserole -

5lbs. sweet potatoes - boiled & mashed

3 large eggs
1/2 C. sugar
2/3 C. melted butter
1/3 C. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. nutmeg { 3/4 tsp. for us }
1/2 tsp. allspice { + a smidge for us }

Beat the eggs and stir in potatoes. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Spread into GREASED shallow baking dish. Approx. 13 X 9 pan. { vintage pie plates for us }

Topping -

1 C. brown sugar
1/3 C. flour
1 C. chopped pecans
1/3 C. butter or margarine { broken into small pcs. }

Blend the topping mixture with fork or hand. Sprinkle over the top of potato mixture.
Bake approx. 60 to 70 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

T-GOD-IF! Today finds me thanking our good Lord for a much needed school vacation for rest and regrouping the soul.

Thank-you for the "windowsill" visit while the sweet potato casserole cooled.
If your in the area... stop by for a visit... we'd love to see you!

15 April 2009

{ Tax & Tea Day }

April 15th marks the final day for your tax contribution to BIG GOVERNMENT .
Today also marked the modern day Boston Tea Parties held around the USA.

Really it was T N' T day... { wink }

13 April 2009

{ Easter Past }

Just imagine...

A few days ago we found ourselves preparing for Easter dinner, an egg hunt
and gathering goodies for Easter baskets. In a blink of an eye it's come and gone for another year!

Now... I find myself creating a few 'thank-you' cards for those fifth grade
mum's willing to provide baked goods for the Easter celebration.
Are you tiring of the clean and simple creations around
paper punches and the same color combinations used prior?!
Okay... we'll change-up the next creation or two... I promise... really!

Oh... almost forgot... has anyone noticed? Notice what you say...
this will be my FOURTH { yes... count them} day in a row to post something NEW
for you! Smiley from millan.net

- Stem Silhouettes by SU!

- Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance by Tsukineko
- Pearlescent Moonlight White Brilliance By Tsukineko

- Certainly Celery, Kraft, Old Olive and Soft Sky {retired} by SU!
- Shimmer Pink {unknown}

- 3mm Adhesive Pearls by Hero Arts

- Egg {medium} Punch by Carl
- Dotted Wave Edger Punch by EK Success { NEW }

Never so happy as when you come by to share a hi... Smiley from millan.net

12 April 2009

Wishing you a Blessed Easter
... from Paper Ink-Pressions

Vintage Postcard courtesy of Hubpages

11 April 2009

{ Spring Branch }

Some of you may have remembered yesterday's post { Punch Some Spring } ...
where I mentioned TWO kindness'? Well, here's the second creation.

Unsure if you see what I see?

This 'thank you' sentiment { LOVE this olde, but goodie } had
me thinking of budding branches... which wouldn't be complete without
a feathered friend perched amongst the blossoms.

Speaking of 'thanks'....
I would like to personally thank each and every one of my
Bloggyland friends { olde & new alike } for continuing to visit regularly.
However, a special thank-you
to our newest friends { blog followers }
... Turista Di Monda,
Gay Ferland,
Teresa Bryant
Your visit(s) hasn't gone unnoticed {wink}.

It's another busy day in the Sanborn household.
... After all it's EASTER Sunday tomorrow!
there's EASTER baskets to be filled, cards to be created...
not to mention a sweet potato casserole to be prepared
Should you be in the Bloggyland neighborhood?
Be sure to drop-in to say hi!

- Script thank you sentiment { unknown }

- Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance by Tsukineko
- Pearlescent Moonlight White Brilliance By Tsukineko

- Barely Banana, Kraft, Old Olive and Whisper White by SU!
- Morning Song DP by Prima Marketing

- Micro Dot Creative Candy by A Muse

- Ash Leaf { small & medium } Punch by Punch Bunch
- Sakura { small } Flower Punch by Carl
- Flower Corner Punch by Punch Bunch
- Perched Bird Punch by Martha Stewart

Remember to take a few minutes for yourself!

{ -A. }

10 April 2009

{ Punch Some Spring }

A drizzly week here in New Hampshire had me pining for a wee bit of SPRING
... so Aprils' showers had me creating paper flowers along the fence.
In between the day to day, over and over work
... a couple of surprise kindness' of two sweet friends sparked
my interest to create a simply stated note of THANKS.

My apologies for posting and running, however
... the day to day requires my finalizing the taxes for this afternoons
appointment with the accountant!

Wishing you "spring" in your step today...
tomorrows post promises another spring filled day... hope to see you lurking around!

- Script thank-you sentiment { unknown }

- Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance by Tsukineko

- Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Old Olive, Soft Sky and Whisper White by SU!
- Morning Song DP by Prima Marketing

- 3mm adhesive pearls by Hero Arts

- Picket Fence Border Punch by Martha Stewart { available at Michael's }
- Dotted Wave Border Punch by EK Success { NEW } {available at Michael's }
- Flower Punch by Punch Bunch {available at Stamping Memories }

* { FYI } { NEW } after an item means it's a brand new release for 2009