Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Everything I need to know about life I learned from Candy Crush

Candy Crush is an addictive game; very addictive.  I spent two years playing and I don't even know how many hours I wasted on it.  But, it was fun and I learned a few things a long the way.

1. If you want to meet your goals you need to be determined.

2. You can't get anywhere without hard work.

3. Chocolate is bad for you.

4. Bombs will kill you and destroy everything around you.

5. Even if it takes two years, keep going.

6. Winners never quit and quitters never win.

7. It's okay to ask your friends for help.

8. Set small goals to get to the big goal.

9. Remember you have responsibilities

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Split Pea Soup

  My friend Kristie made some Split Pea Soup the other day for a coffee lunch at her house.  I had never in my 41 years of life tasted pea soup because I hate peas.  My friends convinced me I should at least give it a taste.  They said it didn't taste anything like peas.  My friends were right; the soup was delicious.  I'm glad I tried it.  This a very filling dish and the leftovers can be frozen.

Here's the recipe.  It's pretty simple to make and is perfect for a chilly day.
Serves 4-6
2 - 32oz cartons of chicken broth
1 - 16oz bag of split peas
2-2.5 Cups Diced ham
1 heaping cup carrots sliced
3 cloves of crushed garlic
1 Cup diced onions
2 Cups diced potatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer until peas and veggies are soft (about an hour).

My family likes our soup thick.  If you want a thinner style soup add more broth to thin it after simmering.
That's it!  Pretty easy huh?

Saturday, November 24, 2012


I received a great coupon for Shutterfly so I decided to use it to make Christmas cards.  I think it turned out nice.

Stationery card
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Stationery card

Flourish Of Frames Christmas Card
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Friday, August 10, 2012

50 year old phone

My Grandma and her significant other, Jerry, live in his childhood home.  In the family room, also known as the breezeway, is this rotary dial phone.  Jerry said this phone has been there as long as the house has, which is about 50 years.  Believe it or not, this phone still works and they actually use it.