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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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Look what I thrifted!


I was at our local Salvation Army Thirft store yesterday and I came across a large bag of 10 brand new balls of Les Fils Marnel acrylic/mohair yarn. Normally one skein would cost at least $5-$6 on sale and I scored these 10 balls for $4.00 in total!!!
I immediately started on these Instant Mittens from the Mary Jane, Midge and Mink blog. I decided to add a cable for interest.
Gotta love thrift stores!

Dump Cake Recipe


Even though I'm still watching my weight I like to make my husband a treat once in awhile so tonight I made a Peach/Pineapple Dump cake for dessert. I split the recipe in half and gave one to my son and his wife.
The recipe goes like this:
2 cans sliced peaches (one drained, one not)
1 can crushed pineapple(do not drain)
1 box yellow or white cake mix
1/2 cup butter.
Lightly oil a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Dump all 3 cans of fruit onto baking pan. Evenly pour dry cake mix (yes, you read that right!...dry cake mix!) over and spread out evenly. Melt butter and drizzle on top.
Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.
**Note**It's a really sweet dessert so I would suggest serving it with unsweetened whipped cream. Yummo!!! You can also use pie filling as well. Enjoy!

Getting ready for the christmas craft Sale!


Santa's workshop is open for business as we start to prepare for our big Christmas craft sale in November. I usually do my canning items first and this year is no exception. I started with the most amazing Pina Colada Jam and it is a hit!!!
It's great on toast, ice cream or even as a dip for coconut shrimp. Yummo!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Free Tim Holtz paper Pads giveaway!...



....plus a few other things. To show my apprecIation for all of my subscribers and followers I am offering a giveaway on Youtube. Make sure you follow me here on my blog as well!
go here to get the detailsz; FREE GIVEAWAY!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Healthy Grilled Cheese!


I had the most tasty lunch today. I had just baked my daily bread so I sliced a couple of pieces, toasted it and topped it low fat mozza, fresh picked tomatoes and basil from my potager and topped everything with cracked pepper.Move over Rachel Ray!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lovin' my Junk!


I am loving the new junk journal craze right now. The best thing about them is that you use the stuff you already have in your stash to create the most amazing journals. Here is a travel journal I just finished for a swap on YPP. The one I received in return was so amazing that I just may have to book a trip just so I can use it!!

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