Saturday, November 26, 2011

Get your Christmas cards!

This year I entered to win the 50 free holiday cards from Tiny Prints with the Holiday 2011 Christmas Card Blog Campaign! :)

I have gotten cards from them once before, and was thrilled when I saw that there was an opportunity to get some for free! Their website gives you a lot of different options to work with for your custom made cards and their prices on the different cards are pretty excellent-shipping included in that statement :)

I was browsing around and looking through their cards and found one that I like quite alot, and I believe I just might use these for Brandon and I's cards this year :)

Go to:  to check out all of the different options that they have this year! :) Cards with photos are the best way to go, in my opinion :)

This is the card I like the best:

Buuuut, I also like this one...

aaaannnd this one :)

:) There are just so many :)

So, go have fun! Create your cards now- it's the time to do it! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

"our" house :)

I am fulfilling my promise. iPod pictures! :P

We have been blessed with basically a four story house to live in, rent free, for up to possibly three years.

Isn't that awesome? :)

I have so much still to do with the house to make it "home", but for now, here are some pictures of most of the rooms.
This weekend Stephanie and I are going to yard sales and a huge flea market type thing, I am hoping to be able to find some decorating things for cheap :) And soon I will be putting Christmas decorations up. I will post more pictures later when things are decorated :)

The house.
We are located in the valley with a gorgeous mountain view right from our windows.
I love looking out at that view every really doesn't get old.

Alrighty-the inside :)

^^ our kitchen and dinning room
The door on the far left is our pantry, the one to the right, closest to the camera, is the bathroom.

fire place, one of two music corners, music stands... :)

Our free couch, ottoman and double chair. We will soon be getting a FREE piano and another free couch! :)
Our second music corner :) We have two guitars, a viola, two violins (four right now-borrowing two), two mandolins, a cello, music books and soon to be a piano :)

This is my favorite corner of our living room. The chair was free, and the afghan was made by some dear friends. I love it! The sun hits just right on this chair... :)

going dowwwwn to the basement.

We have a big tv down there now...but I need to work on making this area more friendly looking-I just never use this area!

Downstairs bathroom with washer and dryer...I love the washer and dryer :D

guest room number one :) ( just for you Lydia!)...can't wait to do more with this room!

 Guest rooms number 2 and 3... :)
Hopefully, in the next week or two, I will finish getting all of my boxes of books down from my room and exchanging books. Putting theirs into my boxes and putting my books on the shelves :)

this is right before you go downstairs (from the kitchen) or outside...
I like this spot-its right next to our fridge and in the dinning room area
Our fridge with my cool wall hanging from Bethany which she brought back for us from Scotland :) I need magnets :P
going uppp the stairs... Our room is right there on the right. But, no pictures. It still has boxes and I will wait til those are out and I have some things on the wall to show pictures :)
Our over look area...
ta da!
Going uppppp the stairs again, into the "attic"
Brandon LOVES this room :)

The other two rooms up in the attic....sooo much space!
There is also a storage room.
Oh, this is our patio. I love sitting out there :)
Part of my pantry :)
Our barn-we have goats and a donkey. And two cats that i don't like.
that is my tour, for now :) Come vist!!

More posts coming the beginning of next week!
Be praying for Brandon-he has a job opportunity that he is shadowing next week! :)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The other day I made a recipe that my sister Stephanie shared with me. Homemade ham and cheese pockets. They are super easy to make and make for a good snack or a quick on the go tie over for lunch or dinner.

Each batch makes around 12 pockets and when you cook them they expand.
(sorry my pictures are such an awful color-iPods do that)

You make the dough and then divide it into 12 balls.

Then you roll each one out...

The next step is to out the ham and cheese on one side of the rolled out dough ball.

Then you seal the pockets with a fork and stick them on a cookie sheet.

they only bake for about 12-18 minutes. And six fit on a sheet. So its nice and quick :)
All finished. :)

Here is the link to the recipe.

I can't wait to try the broccoli and cheese pockets. That website is fantastic for recipes :)

I promise I will be posting pictures of the house on my next blogging post :)