Ugh!! Nothing but Problems

So I have had nothing but problems with this blog, so my sweet daughter created a new one for and copied all of my old posts over to it. 

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Scooby Snacks

So our big guy Wyatt is allergic to pretty much all grains so we have to be very careful with what we give him, especially snacks.  He is on a special dog food and we can always tell when he gets in to Maggie's food cause his tummy gets lots of  little sores all over.  He already has lupus so we try to be careful with him and baby him more then we should.

Here's a picture of the big baby just in case you forgot how cute he is :)

When we were in Oregon I came across these snacks

I was so happy because they came in several different flavors and there are no grains in them, they are made in the USA and certified organic by the State of Washington.  So they make Wyatt happy and Mom happy (and Maggie too).  And the other day I found them on sale at Petco for less then $5.00 a box so I stocked up and now he is a super happy boy.

And I have the cutest layout that I want to do using the paw prints on the box.

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Alice Springs Chicken.

I love Outback Restaurant and my favorite dish there is their Alice Springs Chicken.  So I was thrilled to find the recipe on this great blog Creating Post it notes. 

Of course it has been hotter then heck the last few days so using the oven was out of the question.  So hubby and I made it all on the BBQ.  We used a cast iron frying pan over coals for the bacon and mushrooms and the gas grill for the chicken.  It worked out pretty good even though it was still pretty warm outside and it was better then heating up the kitchen with the oven.

OMG!!  This recipe is fabulous and tastes pretty darn close to Outback.  So I am thrilled to have it  And will be one that I make again and again.  Although next time we are going to fillet the chicken breasts so that the mushrooms and bacon stay on a little better.

Here is a picture of the finished product.  It's not as pretty as Outback but oh so good!!!

Along with a green salad it was a great dinner.

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Family Camping Scrapbook

So we just had our 2nd Annual Campfest family camping weekend and it was a blast.  But before hand I decided that the kids needed a scrapbook that I could add pages to every year for them.  Since there are 6 kids and they are all couples I decide one book for each couple and I decided to do it in a 9x9 album.
Hubby volunteered to help with the design and layouts.  This turned out to be harder that I thought because we have a million pictures and it was hard not to use all of them.  But I knew if we were going to get these done in time I needed to keep it simple.  So I came up with categories.  Family and Friends, Food, Games and Special events.   And printed out the pictures in 2x4 sizes.  This is what we came up with and I just am so happy with the way they came out.  The title page is designed with Cricut's Old West cartridge which is fast becoming my favorite.  We also had t-shirts made with this design and I will post pictures later.  The shirts are adorable and we did them in blue so everyone would be happy with the color.

And the best part about this is one day I was at Michael's trying to figure out how much paper and what paper I would need to make 3 albums and I came across these great camping paper pads and they were on sale for 40% off.  So I snatched up the last 3 that they had and they were perfect.  They not only had camping paper but also borders, vellum sayings, die cuts and were a nice quality.  
And because the 9x9 albums were so hard to find and I ended up ordering them online at Ritz cameras, I also bought a bunch of refills so that I can keep adding pages for everyone.

So what do you think?  Any suggestions for next years pages?

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Dutch Oven Cooking

My wonderful hubby has been practicing with his Dutch oven for our family camping trip and all I can say is YUMMY!!

He makes a wonderful Breakfast casserole that is so good and very simple at the same time. It includes frozen hashbrowns, cubed ham, cheddar & swiss cheese and eggs.  Goes perfectly with biscuits.
Here are some pictures.

And the Finished Product!!!

He has really been having fun trying out new recipes in the dutch oven.  The cobblers he makes are to die for, especially hot with a little scoop of vanilla ice cream.  My waistline isn't liking it too much but the rest of me is loving it :)

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Gary Allan Concert

So we are lucky enough to live in an area that has this great little Events Center that hosts big name concerts pretty often and last night was no exception.  We there for the Gary Allan concert and the place was packed and rocking away.

He did a great show and sang all of my favorites!!!  The one thing I will say is that he isn't a engaging concert giver.  He doesn't talk alot and or really interact with the audience.  I am not sure if it was because of the venue or if he is just naturally that way in concert.  And the sound was a little screwed up at the beginning so it was hard to understand some of the songs.

But once they got that figured out, it was a great concert.

And Hey check out last 2 pictures to see who showed up at the end of the concert.

ISN'T HE THE CUTEST THING!!!  At the end of the show when they came back out to an encore this guy came with them.  He wasn't a bit afraid of the noise or crowd and minded so well.
He was down on the main stage for a while and then Gary had him climb up on this area and he stayed there until the show was over.  When he came out he was so happy to see Gary and just was the cutest thing!!  Being a dog lover, that sealed the deal and this was one of the best concerts I've been too.

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Shopping Again....

Whoo Yooo!!!  I found a Pink ATG gun at Michael's!!  And I used a 40% off coupon.   So far for the little amount that I've used it, I like it.  I am a little nervous about using when I am scrapping only because the adhesive is permanent.  I am more of a temporary type gal cause I change my mind alot when I am scrapping.  But it will work great for card making. And even though it's big, it turned out to be really easy to use and to load the adhesive.  Here is the SKU #156893, this was a big help when I called my Michael's looking for it.

And of course I couldn't let that 50% off coupon for the this past Sunday and Monday pass by.  So yesterday Hubby went with me and I picked up these 2 border punches.  He was so cute cause he won't stand next me in the check out line and when he was done paying, he just walked out the door instead of waiting for me.  He didn't want them to know we were together and not let us use 2 coupons.

Anyhoo, I love the daisy chain punch and I thought the jewel one would make very pretty cards.  I haven't trued the Recollection brand punches yet so I am curious how good they work.

Also yesterday I ordered two more border punches from  They had the EK Success border punches on sale for $8.49.  I also ordered 2 bottles of Glimmer mist.  I keep hearing so much about it that I decided since it was on sale I would order a couple of bottles and give it a try.

And the last thing I have to share this morning is this book.  I picked it up last Thursday and finished it over the weekend.  This is the real story of the Tuohy family and why they did what they did for Michal Oher.  I love the movie "The Blind Side" and watch every chance I get so I was excited when I saw this book come out.  This is a everyday couple who have passed wonderful values down to their kids.  They don't just talk about fixing things they do it without a single word of bragging.  It was a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.  It reminds it that it only takes small steps to make someone else life a little bit better.  Check it out, it's a great book.

Well that it's for this morning.  I haven't had time for much, we are getting ready for our big family camping trip coming up.  I will check ina gain real soon.

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