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my name is monica but now i'm better known as nana. i have recurring dreams about faraway places and wild animals running free. i love to create with paper, food and yarn and i love to share snippets of my life.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Real Men will eat this Quiche!!...


Do you need a last minute appetizer recipe for Christmas that is both delicious and easy? Try these!!

Mini Shrimp Quiches

1 tin shrimp (drained)
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup grated Swiss Cheese
1/2 cup miracle whip
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk

Combine ingredients.
Fill unbaked mini tart shells(unsweetened)
Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes.Makes about 20 mini tarts.

Monday, December 17, 2007

I've been busy!!


I've been baking up a storm. I made these Peppermint Chocolate cupcakes for a party. I've also made some shortbread cookies, butter tarts, mincemeat tarts, chocolate snowballs and sugar cookies(those are all gone now.)
I made the best by far Pineapple and Coconut fruit cake today too! Go here for the recipe. It tastes amazing! Kind of like a Pina Colada in a fruit cake!
I also whipped up my mixture of Christmas Peach tea! I wish you could all stop by for a sip and some treats!!!

Creative Art Journal Challenge Week #16



For this week please create a card that shows what is your most treasured keepsake
My most treasured keepsake is a statue of Mary's apparition at Lourdes that my parents gave me when I was 8 years old for my Confirmation.
It has always been with me where ever I go.Even though I'm a bit of a fallen away Catholic, I believe that, even in my darkest hour, Mary is always with me.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Paper Bag Desk Calendar


Here is a great project using paper lunch bags once again and SNS ribbon!
Go to the SNS blog for instructions!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Creative Art Journal Challenge Week #15


This week's prompt is your parents. We all have different relationships with our parents but they play the most imrtant role in who we are today.
I was blessed to have parents who were the perfect example of 'love'. They married young and raised seven children and both went on to have amazing careers. My mom is still a practicing psychologist.
Although I'm sure that things weren't always perfect - in the presence of their children they always presented a united front.
I know that my mom misses my dad with all of her heart and soul.
(The poem on the tag reads:
All paths lead to you, Wherever I stray. You are my evening star at the end of the day. All paths lead to you wherever I roam. You are the lark song calling me home.)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Art Journal Challenge Week #14


For this week please create a card that shows"what's on your mind?"
The weather is definitely on my mind this week! Cold weather is normally expected or this time of year,but the brutally severe temperatures(-20C) and large amount of snow we've received so early in this winter season concerns me as to what kind of winter we are in store for...brrrr!!!
Have fun and I can't wait to see what's on your mind so remember to post here!!!!

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