Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Good afternoon :)

I've been pretty busy with stuff around here...you know, life. I'm really looking forward to Christmas. I've been listening to Christmas music, making gift lists, finding holiday recipes, and working on crafty things.

In a couple of weeks these kits will be available for purchase at a nearby scrapbook store. One is pink and sparkly and one is red and retro. I LOVE them both! More information soon. Just had to post a peek. :) (you can click the photo for a larger view) Edit: The kits will be sold at Crop, Paper, Scissors in Waco, TX. I'll let you know when!

This weekend I'm going to scrapbook with some good friends. I can't wait! I'm actually going to spend the time finishing the steps, product list, and final work on my Inspired Artist Workshop 2009 project. Not exactly scrapbooking, but if I can just hang out with girlfriends and work on it...it's still fun! I'm going to make these treats to take with me. Yum!

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Caramel Bars
1 1/2 c Flour
1 1/2 c Oatmeal
1 c Brown Sugar
1/2 t Baking Soda
1/4 t Salt
1 c Butter
3/4 c Caramel Topping (I'm going to use melted caramels)
3 T Flour
1 c Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Nuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine 1 1/2 c flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, and butter to form a crumbly mixture. Press half into the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake for 10 minutes. While baking, combine caramel and flour. Set aside. Remove crust from oven and sprinkle with nuts and chocolate chips. Pour caramel mixture over crust and sprinkle with other half of crumbly mixture. Bake an additional 15-20 minutes or until golden. Cool, cut into bars, and refrigerate.

If you'd like to listen to free Christmas music at your computer, AOL's radio site has great stations. Here is the link - AOL Christmas music. (my favorite is the Holiday Classics)

My blog is getting an overhaul, so everything will be back soon.
It's hard to do it all at once. And it's a pain.
Have a blessed week!


Anna Willett said...

yes! get the supply list together... i need to get the stuff so i can just sit it on my shelf in my office to remind me that after tax season i will be having an awesome time at inspired!!! woo hoo!!!

Jennifer said...

Will your new little kit be sold at Right At Home Scrapbooking? That's where I shop and it would be so great if they were!

Linda Beeson said...

Yum on that recipe! I want to go make it right now!

Jana said...

Can't wait to see your new re-vamped blog! Sorry I haven't been around much lately.....I'm so behind on my blog reading but I'm still checking in!! Know that I'll be thinking of you and wish you were with me this week oh and if this makes you feel any better, the high in Omaha on Sat. is 35 degrees with possible snow. Yuck. Far cry from our gorgeous weather last yr!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Sandra Evertson

Teresa Wilkins said...

Hi Jennifer, where are you scrapping this weekend? I am going to San Antonio tomorrow to crop at a retreat in Comfort Texas.

Oh, I lost all my email contacts because of a computer glich so I need you to email me.

Teresa Wilkins

Heather said...

Hey you! It's been forever since I've read any blogs and today I'm trying to catch up! It's always a treat to visit yours and see all the goodness you have been up to. I hope you are doing well! I moved my blog to blogspot too! I hope you are having a great week! Off to check up on your posts here! ;)