Wednesday, December 30, 2015

What's cooking today...

My friend, Pam shared a photo of bacon pancakes a few years ago... and it's become a family favorite... bacon pancakes... my family really enjoys it when I surprise them with these yummy pancakes! love... I would LOVE...

So, if you are a pancakes & bacon lover, like we are... you'll enjoy these...

Make pancake batter (see below for recipe) & set aside... cook bacon until it's mostly done... heat griddle... when griddle is hot, put on a piece of bacon, then cover the bacon with pancake batter... turn the pancake when ready...  plate... add syrup... and enjoy!!!

These were duh-mazing... can't believe I didn't think of this myself... Let me know what you think??

PANCAKES
2 Cups Milk                   1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 Eggs                          1/8 Cup Veg Oil OR Applesauce
2 Tbsp Sugar                1 3/4 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder     1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt

Pour lemon juice in milk and set aside until milk curdles. In a large bowl place all dry ingredients. Add egg, milk, eggs. Mix together. DO NOT OVER MIX... Mixture should be lumpy for for best pancakes. Heat griddle, place pancake batter in griddle... when they bubble and get a bit dry around the edges... it's time to turn them... finish cooking. Add butter & syrup to taste... enjoy!!! 

BTW... HAPPY BACON DAY!!!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas...


Uh Huh Huh... Merry Christmas... from Elf-is &
our family... we wish you a Christmas to remember...
filled with family, friends... and lots... and lots...
and lots... of laughter!

Uh Huh Huh... Merry Christmas... everyone!


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Santa North Pole Props...

Here's my friend Deana with the Santa North Pole Props... Thanks so much for sharing... You look adorable!!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shop Small...

Shop Small.... It's Small Business Saturday... and here's something new in my shop.... It's no ordinary Gingerbread House... it's a Gingerbread Camper Trailer... it's just the right size for homemade treats... or a special little gift... check out this box in my shop!

Friday, November 27, 2015

2015 Christmas RAK freebie calendar & ideas...

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This freebie RAK calendar & ideas are for all of us... sometimes we need reminding of the wondrous significance of this beautiful season. Instead of focusing on ourselves... reach out & celebrate the season with others... those who care for us... the stranger next to us... the family down the street struggling... our fire & police departments... share a smile and a RAK during the Christmas season... & who knows... you may  want to keep it up all through the new year... celebrate the true reason for the season... Celebrate Christmas!

HaPpY HaPpY BLACK Friday....

HaPpY BLACK FRIDAY.... Don't forget I have a BOGO sale going on in my shop... you're sure to find something cute!!!


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...

Happy Thanksgiving from my house to yours...GobBle...gObBLe...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving Props & FREE Coloring Pages...



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Today, I realized I've been so busy with life and getting ready for the holidays... I forgot to share my Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props... And I had to share my daughter helping me put them together for Thanksgiving... I couldn't stop laughing... 

Also wanted to share a couple of FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Pages. They’re perfect for keeping little ones busy on Thanksgiving Day. Print these page out, the kids be so happy!!

Thanksgiving is just days away... so enjoy this time of family... friends... good food...& being thankful... 

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And don't forget to color your day happy by giving thanks... enjoy!:) 


















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Monday, November 23, 2015

Pumpkin Pie Box Freebie Printable...

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I love love love pumpkin pie... and I couldn't let Thanksgiving come and go without creating a Pumpkin Pie Box!

Inside this little cutie, I'll be sharing one of my favorite treats... Caramel Corn... here's the recipe: 

Microwave Caramel Corn
• 1/2 Cup Butter
• 1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
• 1 Cup Brown Sugar
• 1/2 tsp Salt
• 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
• 16-24 Cups Popped Popcorn
• Cooking Spray
• 1 Large Paper Grocery Bag
• Cookie Sheet

Spray the inside of one large grocery bag thoroughly. Place popped popcorn in bag... set aside. Combine butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cooking in Microwave for 2-2 1/2 minutes... bringing to a boil. Stir in baking soda... it will foam... this is normal... stir mix together. Add this syrup mixture to popped popcorn... stir and mix in with popcorn. Roll bag down and place in microwave for 1 minute. Take bag out, open carefully and stir again; roll down bag again; return to microwave again for 1 more minute. Open bag and pour onto cookie sheets (be careful here, the popcorn is hot). Let the popcorn cool. Once cool. break apart, store in air tight containers.... and enjoy!!!

It's a perfect way to share something sweet with others this Thanksgiving season. 

Color your day happy... happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

FREE Thanksgiving Printable... Ideas... & More...


Your family & friends have all arrived for Thanksgiving, you've carved the turkey, the feast has been devoured... you've shared stories... had pie... taken a nap... and now it's time to give out left overs to family & friends to take home...

Here are some Thanksgiving Tags (for you to download.print.create) to let them know how grateful you are to have them in your life... and that Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without them... 

And if you don't have any left overs... use these as tags for... writing things your thankful for... as a gift tag for teachers or co-workers... as a little note for someone special... or as a lunchbox note for the kiddos...

I hope you enjoy these SimplyEverydayMe FREE Thanksgiving Tag Printables... And for more great Thanksgiving gift ideas & printables... checkout these... 
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Be Thankful Utensil Holders from Eighteen 25
Thanksgiving-Mantel-Decor-7
Praise God Print from Positively Splendid
GIVE_THANKS_previewGive Thanks Print from I Should Be Mopping The Floor
00015cTurkey Toes Print from Bloom Designs
GivingThanksPBH1-580x580 (1)Give Thanks Printable Food Tags from Catch My Party
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And don't forget to color your day happy by giving thanks... enjoy! :) 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Holiday BOGO...

*HOLIDAY* BUY ONE ~ GET ONE FREE! - 
Instead of a having a BLACK FRIDAY SALE... or CYBER MONDAY.... or putting a couple shop items on sale... I've decided to celebrate the holiday with a BOGO sale... 

It's easy to do... go to my shop... choose the item to purchase... and BEFORE YOUR CHECKOUT... write the BOGO Free item in a  "NOTE TO SELLER" !..........it's that simple! 

BOGO Restrictions: The BOGO FREE item must be of equal or lesser value than the item you are purchasing.... 

Please Note: DO NOT purchase OR place your BOGO Free item in your shopping cart... 

So go on buy one... and get another... as my gift to you!

Happy Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Mr Birthday... Well, Hello!

Mr. Birthday! Well, Hello!
Mr. Birthday! Well, Hello!
You're back again this year.
I see you're here to reminisce
Of this last delightful year.
With the candles light,
I've learned to count
The joys you've brought
And the lessons you have taught.
So, Mr. Birthday,
I am thankful for every day!

I love my birthday... always have and always will! It's a reminder of the past year and all the many years I've been blessed! It's a reminder to celebrate me... because honestly how often do we celebrate ourselves?

There are many ways to acknowledge a birthday... and every year I celebrate mine all month long... not only because I love my birthday, but also because I love to reflect back on the past year... remember the ups and downs... remember the joyful moment I've shared with family and friends... and be grateful for another year of life... thankful for the blessings I have received... but mostly to feel the blessing of being a child of God... and so very much loved by the One who created everything, including little birthday girl me.

Friday, October 30, 2015

$5 Friendz Friday...

Hello Friday Friendz! Today we have THREE DEALS... EACH ARE ONLY $5.00 TODAY!

The first is the Halloween Photo Booth Props Kit... to enjoy the last couple of days of this fun holiday... why not add this to your festivities... and today... it's ONLY $5.00!!!

Next is the BoomBox Favor Box... I've only shown the Orange Boom Box... but today ALL COLORS of this fun favor box are ONLY $5.00!

And last is the Lumberjack Photo Booth Prop Kit...  This one of my NEW photo booth kits...I love this kit... it will be fun for not only for that fun Lumberjack party but for camping, birthdays, weddings and shower... whatever you use it for it's sure to get some giggles... and for today it's ONLY $5.00!

Each of these deals are easy to buy... There's no need for a coupon... the price for each deals has been adjusted for you, so your checkout will be easy-peasy! These $5 Friendz Friday deal starts TODAY, Oct. 30, 2015 at 6am PST... and runs for just 24 hours!!!

Click the links below to get your deal... it's just that easy!
... and for those of you who want to know more about $5 Friendz Friday... click here to see how it works!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Happy Halloween....

I made this card for the first time a few years ago... but every year when Halloween rolls around and I need a card... guess what I make... this one! It's my favorite quick Halloween card, and I thought I'd share it with you.

Well, with Halloween only a couple days away... I hope your Halloween is fun... and you enjoy you time with kiddos, family & friends...


Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

TIMBER!!... It's a Lumberjack Photo Booth Kit...

Out come the plaids with the cooler weather... and my favorite plaid is the the 'buffalo plaid"... or lumberjack plaid... so in honor of plaids... and my love of cooler weather... here's my latest LUMBERJACK Photo Booth Prop kit... it's a great addition to any get together, party or shower... and it's sure to make you grin a little... TIMBER!!!





Check it out and get yours here: https://goo.gl/YZYIGm

Since I'm completely into the whole 'lumberjack' thing at the moment... I couldn't pass up sharing this Disney Paul Bunyan treat... it goes perfectly with this Lumberjack kit. I remember seeing it as a kid... I enjoyed it then, and loved sharing it with my daughter... if you like anything lumberjack or Disney... you're going to enjoy this little treat... 





Saturday, October 24, 2015

Winter Frozen Photo Booth Props...

This new photo booth kit is fun for any winter party... whether it's a snowball party... cookie party... hot chocolate party... or frozen party... no matter how you use them... they will bring some giggles and smiles to your get together!

Get yours at my shop here... 

Friday, October 23, 2015

$5 Friendz Friday...

Hello Friday Friendz! Today we have TWO DEALS... EACH ARE ONLY $5.00 TODAY!

The first is the Halloween Photo Booth Props Kit... to enjoy the last couple of days of this fun holiday... why not add this to your festivities... and today... it's ONLY $5.00!!!

Next is the Fall Oven Cupcake / Favor Box... This little box is great as a birthday favors... invitation... or gift card holder. Give the gift of retro fun... it's sure to be enjoyed!

Each of these deals are easy to buy... There's no need for a coupon... the price for each deals has been adjusted for you, so your checkout will be easy-peasy! These $5 Friendz Friday deal starts TODAY, Oct. 16, 2015 at 6am PST... and runs for just 24 hours!!!

Click the links below to get your deal... it's just that easy!



... and for those of you who want to know more about $5 Friendz Friday... click here to see how it works!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Monster Hands Candy Wrap / Gift Card Holders...

Here's another fun FREEBIE for Halloween... Monster Hand Candy Wrap / Gift Card Holder!

They're too much fun!!!

This print.create.share free printable is easy to create, and perfect for all sorts of quick treats...

Great as a Halloween party favor... a little Halloween treat for friends... or what about a quick teacher gift.

They're the perfect size as a gift card holder... oh, and how about as a lunch box note for your kiddo's...

But no matter how you use them or who you give them to... you're sure to get a giggle...

Enjoy, some ghoulish fun today!
to download yours... click here!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Spiced Pumpkin Scrub... plus freebie tag...

One of my favorite DIY gifts to share during the autumn & Thanksgiving season... is sugar scrubs. They're simple to make... I always have everything on hand... and I love packaging it in one of my printable favor boxes.

My favorite, sugar scrub, this time of year is the Spiced Pumpkin... and today, I thought along with the recipe, I'd share a freebie printable label/tag. This label/tag can be used on the mason jar lid, or punch a hole & tie it with a ribbon....

Enjoy this easy peasy recipe... I know you'll love giving this delightful fall gift.

SPICED PUMPKIN SCRUB:
• 1 cup granulated sugar
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2 tsp. pumpkin spice
• 2 tsp. vanilla.
Click here to download label/tag.
Directions: In a bowl mix all ingredients together. Once throughly mixed, place in air tight containers (I use mason jars)... and add the tag.

Friday, October 16, 2015

$5 Friendz Friday...

Hello Friday Friendz! Today we have TWO DEALS... EACH ARE ONLY $5.00 TODAY!

The first is the Camping Photo Booth Props Kit... whether you are or you aren't a camper this kit is just playful. Great for a woodland party, camping, glamping, or a fun get together... you'll have a blast with this Camping photo booth props kit...

Next is the Cassette Favor Box... This little box is great as a birthday favors... invitation... or gift card holder. Give the gift of retro fun... it's sure to be enjoyed!

Each of these deals are easy to buy... There's no need for a coupon... the price for each deals has been adjusted for you, so your checkout will be easy-peasy! These $5 Friendz Friday deal starts TODAY, Oct. 16, 2015 at 6am PST... and runs for just 24 hours!!!

Click the links below to get your deal... it's just that easy!



... and for those of you who want to know more about $5 Friendz Friday... click here to see how it works!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jurassic Park Ranger... Photo Booth Props


My family loves punny things... and while figuring out what my daughter was going to be for Halloween... I can across some punny costumes... and this one really made me laugh... 'Jurassic Park Ranger'... After seeing this I decided to make a printable Jurassic Park Ranger Photo Booth Prop / Costume.... It's punny and it's a FREEBIE... The prop kit contains - Dinosaur Mouth • Sunglasses • Dinosaur Claws • Ranger Hat • Jurassic Park Ranger Badge... if you'd like this 3 page PDF punny printable photo booth prop... click on over to download it here...



Wednesday, October 14, 2015

National Dessert Day...

Who doesn't love a holiday?
I know I do... and today is National Dessert Day! Yeah!! What a silly holiday, but oh what a yummy one! I know I'll be enjoying this silly holiday with something sweet today!!!

Plus, I'll also be sharing a couple small holiday delights, to my friends & neighbors, in my Donut Shop favor/treat box. This printable treat box is the perfect size for giving treats on this very delicious national holiday!!!

Happy National Dessert Day!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Photo Booth Props...

I know, I know, I know... I'm early... but I just couldn't wait to get these up in my shop... They're sure to get some giggles along with the smiles!

Check them out in my shop...

Friday, October 9, 2015

$5 Friendz Friday Deals...

Hello Friday Friendz! Today we have THREE DEALS...EACH DEAL IS ONLY $5.00 TODAY!

The first is it the new Sweet Shoppe Photo Booth Props Kit... it's new to the shop this week... it's a fun playful photo booth props kit... that you and your party will have a blast with.

Next is the Donut Shop Favor Box... This little box is great for birthday favors or a just because gift box... whoever receives it is sure to enjoy your thoughtfulness.

And the last deal is my Paris Photo Booth Props Kit... this is will make your party or shower one to remember... with laughter and smiles....

Each of these deals are easy to buy... There's no need for a coupon... the price for each deals has been adjusted for you, so your checkout will be easy-peasy! These $5 Friendz Friday deal starts TODAY, Oct. 9, 2015 at 6am PST... and runs for just 24 hours!!!

Click the links below to get your deal... it's just that easy!




... and for those of you who want to know more about $5 Friendz Friday... click here to see how it works!

Monday, October 5, 2015

S'mores... No Sticks Required...

So, last week I found this brilliant idea about s'mores which requires no sticks... S'more Nachos... Not sure about the name... but this was soooooo easy... who cares what the name is.

Take foil and scatter... graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows... curl up the edges... place in oven on broil and wait until the marshmallows are golden brown.... than all that's left is to eat away.! 

This would be great for an out door party... glam camp... camping party... or what about a Lumberjack & Jill party... wilderness friends... even a pool party in the summer... the skies the limit on this one...

It's a fuss fun party treat!!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

$5 Friendz Friday...

Hello Friday Friendz! Today is the first of many deals to come... Today's deal of the day is great for a... Coffee Party... Wedding... Bridal Shower... Baby Shower... Birthday...you'll get a kick out of this  Coffee Photo Booth Set! This fun & easy printable photo booth kit is a quick addition to your get together just... print.create.smile! Seriously it's that easy!

And guess what??? For the next 24 hours it's ONLY $5.00!

There's no need for a coupon... the price has been adjusted for you, so your checkout will be easy-peasy! This $5 Friendz Friday deal starts TODAY, Oct. 2, 2015 at 6am PST... and runs for just 24 hours!!!

Click here to get your deal... it's just that easy!



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.. and for those of you who want to know more about $5 Friendz Friday... click here to see how it works!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Holy Moly...

Sooooooooooo...

I don't know about you... but Friday is one of my favorite days of the week! Maybe because it's the last day before the weekend... maybe because everything feels do-able... happier... beautiful... full of a can-do attitude... it's a day for fun... music... family... friends... laughter... and no matter what the weekend holds... Friday makes anything possible... heck... Friday is just plain awesome!

So you may be asking... What could make Friday even more fantastically fabulous? Well, how about a nifty deal... a $5.00 deal... every Friday! You heard right... every Friday I'll share an item from my shop... a $5.00 printable deal... for just 24 hours!

There's no need for a coupon... the price will be adjusted for you, so your checkout will be easy-peasy! Each $5 Friendz Friday deal begins at 6am PST... and runs for just 24 hours!!!

So, come by EVERY Friday to see what awesome deal is just $5.00 for the day... 

Well, I think Friday's just got a smidgen more enjoyable... what do you think...?


Some of you may be asking... why it's called $5 Friendz Friday... It's my way of sharing a little something with all my SimplyEverydayMe Friendz... but remember... each $5 Friendz Friday deal will be gone in a flash... so grab it when it's here... 

I've been told... it's better than Starbucks...

Since this week was National Coffee Day I thought I'd share one of my favorite recipes that goes really well with coffee... and is perfect for any party, holiday... or just getting together with friends... it's my Better Than Starbucks Coffee Cake... 

Whenever I make this I always here... the oooo's... aaaahhhhh's and mmmmmmmm's! Everyone raves about this simple, easy to make Coffee Cake... and then I hear it... "This Coffee Cake is better than Starbucks!!"... which always makes me smile and I take as a great compliment!

I love serving it at parties... holidays... or just getting together with friends. I recently I made it and received the same ooooo's and ahhhh's... and yummmmm's! It's nice to hear that and old family recipe still makes you savor every bite. I think recipes which have been passed down through generations are the BEST! They never fail... they're always the best... are easy to make... turn out perfect... and always taste delicious!! And as my husband always says... "This is a keeper!"

So, enjoy this coffee cake next time you are having a party... enjoying coffee with friends... or just want something delicious for your family!!  It really is something to be shared! And, now I'm off for another cup of coffee... and maybe some coffee cake too! 

Coffee Cake
Batter:
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cups Flour
3 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Egg
1 Cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt

Topping:
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Cinnamon
4-5 Tbsp. Melted Butter over top

• Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Prepare 11"x17"x2" baking pan OR a bunt pan.
• In medium bowl, using an electric mixer, mix above ingredients together.
• Pour batter in the prepared pan.
• Combine together and sprinkle it over the top of the batter
• Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Enjoy!