Tuesday, June 26, 2012

AMAZING Strawberry Vinaigrette

I LOVE the Strawberry Vinaigrette at a local "Gourmet" sandwich shop, Zupa's. Jeff is not a big fan so I don't get there too often. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. Here is a Recipe for a VERY easy Strawberry Vinaigrette that tastes exactly like Zupa's. Try it out!


  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 strawberries (Hulled and chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Mix the strawberries, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Blend well in a blender.
  2. While blending slowly add in all of the oil, blending until smooth.
  3. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Monday, June 25, 2012

Arts Festival

All stamped and in the fest

 Jeff and I have gone to the Utah Arts Fest as long as we've been togther. We used to stroll hand in hand enjoing the art. Now we spend more than half the time in the kids yard and hurry thru the "boring" art part. How times change. We all had a great time and had to pry Alexander from the Kids "Art Yard," He must take after his Daddy!

At the "Mad Hatter" tent with his creation

"Balancing" art and fun!!

Enjoying the day

Listening to the kids sing-along

Adding his mark at the kids yard

Our budding artist


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Word Art Canvas - a tutorial

I don't know about you but I love all the new "Word Art" canvases that are popping up everywhere. What I don't like is the prices, I found one with a cute "grandma's house" saying that I loved for $35! YIKES!! I knew I could make it much, much cheaper and in the colors/ designs that were perfect. What do you know, using stuff I had around the house (Less than $5 if you were to buy everything) I created a canvas word art that worked out perfectly.
Check out the step-by-step and make one yourself!
 (Finally a fun and easy way to display all those fun quotes you see!)

I started out with a blank 5x7 canvas in a nasty green that I got on the cheap sometime
 (color doesn't matter because it will all be covered)

Apply a layer of Mod Podge all over the canvas

Add scrapbook paper, wrapping paper, any type of paper in a pattern you like to the front and once again Mod Podge the whole thing, Now let it completely dry (overnight is best if you can stand the wait)

Now create your saying with vinyl stickers or a paper cutting tool and adhesive vinyl, Once again the color doesn't matter as this will be covered
 (I used my cricut with the gypsy...if you need help with this shoot me an email!)

Now carefully stick your saying on your dry mod podged papered canvas

Next Spray paint the entire canvas (sides, top, over the lettering, the whole thing)
then let the whole thing completely dry (again?!?! sigh!)
*I used hammered brown spray paint*

Now carefully peel up the vinyl (your paper will show thru underneath)

Fun (cheap) word art!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

At 2am Saturday night...

It's 2am on Saturday night...I'm still up... I should be cleaning the house, logging into work, getting Fathers Day crafting finished up, catching up on blogging ;) ( Oh I have so much fun stuff to tell you about!!). What AM I doing??? Watching an episode of "Breaking Bad".  I'll be catching up here very soon with new recipes, tutorials and filling you in on all the fun/work we've been up to. Right now however I'm going to hang with "Walt and Jessie!"