Friday, April 28, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Let's not even get into the fact that they wouldn't let her set out the floral arrangements for 20 tables until an hour before the reception. I didn't want to go to the wedding at all, but there was no way I was going to stick my daughter to do all this by herself. Okay, frugal: they bought their own candles for the centers of the floral arrangements; cheaper than having my daughter provide them. Not frugal: 3 tables of hot food and 1 of cold food for the cocktail hour, including a suckling pig, for heaven's sake. Not to mention roasts and paella and shrimp stir fry and calamari. Frugal: disc jockey instead of a band. Not frugal: a choice of rack of lamb, tilapia (which I had for dinner Friday night, btw!), filet mignon or shrimps scampi for dinner. Still, it was a nice evening out with my daughter, which is priceless! (We left early. I made it very clear I didn't want to stay for the whole thing. After all, we really didn't know these people.)
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Here is the page for an Easter layout I'm doing. The floral background is by Christy Heins of RAK Scraps. Everything else but the yellow mat are by Corrine Fragata, also of RAK scraps. These are elements and papers from the April Mega Kit, which is free to members. (It's free to join, too!)
My frugal tip: why waste ink on areas that are going to be hidden by photographs? This is why I have the white squares. When I add the photos, the white will be hidden. It saves me a little ink, and for all the scrapping pages I do, a little can add up to a lot.
I have a feeling you aren't really supposed to print out these, which is why the whole process is called "Digital Scrapping." But I, for one, don't trust computers. I like an actual page in an actual album.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
James liked the enchiladas but said the sauce was very spicey. I subbed cayenne pepper for chili powder but cut back on it, but it was still hot. He liked it, though.
I'd better get some chili powder as I plan to have chili tomorrow night. We are having sausages and peppers tonight.
Making do...I'm using up the last of last Thursday's turkey dinner, some leftover tortillas and cheese plus an enchilada sauce recipe from "Not Just Beans" to make lunch for my son. He loves enchiladas. The sauce is too spicy for me, but with my kids it's 'the hotter, the better.' I'm just glad to get rid of some leftovers. :)
Monday, April 17, 2006
And the magazine itself is fun to read!
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
My youngest son and I colored eggs tonight. My daughter and her boyfriend will color some when they get home. She's off having a drink or two (yes, she's legal) after a long, hard day at work. She manages her floral department in a big grocery store. One girl quit on her. Two girls called in sick, although one girl did come in yesterday and try to help. She really was sick. So my daughter was running the show pretty much by herself today, the day before a big holiday. I think she's entitled to a little pick me up. If she's not up to coloring eggs, I'll finish them off.
I'm glad I bought the kit. For some reason, my paste food coloring is all dried out. I guess that eventually happens to it, and it is old. Since I don't do much cake decorating, I doubt I'll replace it.