Saturday, October 9, 2010

Digital Scrapping

So I admit, I am very late to the whole digital scrapbooking thing. I once looked at it several years ago and could not begin to figure out what I was meant to do. Close to My Heart launched a program this past year called Studio J. Its wonderful, very easy and totally user friendly. Here are five layouts I made recently, each layout could not have taken longer than 20 minutes at the most.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Flagstaff and the storm...

So if you haven't heard northern Arizona, specifically several communities surrounding Flagstaff got to play with some torandos on Wednesday. That's right four confimred touch downs, within a 20 mile radius of my home and college. Unfortunately they did some damage. Six people went to the hospital after a tornado threw them around in their homes. A train crashed after another tornado knocked it off its rails. Here is a picture of what the sky looked like on campus around 10am right after my American Lit class. Its not the greatest representation of the storm as the dark and dangerous storm clouds were behind me. I was attempting to take a good shot for my photography class, I'm not sure I suceeded but I turned it in for assignment tonight anyway.

This is what the sky looked like this evening a day after the storm, as I left my photography class. I took the shot outside, but the view was better inside. I am now thinking that I shouldn't have worried about taking the shot from indoors and gone for it. Oh well would of, should of, could of. After the storm. It was a beautiful day today, which made me think of the world being washed clean.

Peace be with you. -Leslie

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A family recipe

So I know its been a while, I won't even attempt to offer excuses. I will however offer you a easy recipe for Sticky Buns. Its a family favorite that I remember my grandma making forever. There are no measurements in this recipe just add what looks right/good to you. Spread the nuts and in this case mini chocolate chips in the bottom of a baking dish. Add coconut: Add lots of brown sugar, and a little cinnamon with a little nutmeg, and a smidge of white or turbinado sugar: Melt at least a stick of butter (no its not really a healthy recipe) you can use more if you want and pour over sugar, nuts, and other ingredients. Sorry no picture. Add yeast roll dough(I use frozen that I have defrosted but you can also use homemade roll dough. Bake according to your yeast roll dough recipe. When they are done flip out while still hot, and enjoy.

Have a great day and enjoy! -Leslie