Feb 7, 2011

My Live Tweets During Superbowl

My Superbowl tweets (first ones at bottom). Some of these will only make sense if you were watching!

True!! RT @scrappinmichele: Love Twitter. Feel like I'm at a huge #superbowl party with all my online friends!

I thought same thing RT @EWDaltonRoss: Insightful post-game interview, Pam Oliver! Did you even ask a question?

Cheese (head packers) lol RT @ChrisPirillo: A Roethlis Burger has _________ on it.

No dear (which one you says now) RT @oldguycomedy: Yes Dear! Now give me my Pepsi Max!!! :0) lol

Lol that's me! RT @oldguycomedy: I saw a meeting of tight ends and they were grouped in a"pack" according to my wife ! Lol

Ahh sitting on couch together tweeting about #superbowl -married life! http://flic.kr/p/9ghWPN

Imported from Detroit--- the winning #brandbowl in my opinion!

RT @CreativeJunkie: How long before #cramitintheboot is trending? Lol

Loved the Best Buy/ Ozzy/ Beiber #brandbowl -6G will be here before we know it.

I heard that too RT @tylerprofilet: Calling out Obama in halftime show? Goodness.

RT @ChrisPirillo: I keep hearing someone say "ROFLburger" on TV...

Oh great. My favorite veggie is going to sing to me at half time #superbowl (i hate peas)

Our #superbowl snacks! http://flic.kr/p/9gd5qK

Easy! RT @misskimdesigns Super bowl dip: sour cream, ranch mix, shredded cheese, bacon bits. Mix and put in fridge for at least an hour.

Have you backed up recently? What a great thing to set up and let run during the #superbowl !

Testing. I think if you use the hashtag #SuperBowl it puts a football in your post.

Is the Joy Still There?

I ♥ joy.

Someone sent me this image after I blogged about focusing on "Joy" during the holiday season. It was a Canadian advertisement which indicated that the shipping service could bring joy.
(another post: my wall art)
(another post: remembering the things I love)

I thought that now that Christmas is long gone and February is upon us, it would be a good time to reflect on this image.

Is that joy you felt during the Christmas season still with you?

Or is it gone?

How do you get it back?

"The joy of the Lord is your strength" (Nehemiah 8:10)

(enjoy the below videos)

Blended Paper Freebie

I created this while recording a new video for the designer class and, as always, am sharing with you!

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Feb 4, 2011

Creative Party Food Display

Here are some more photos of the food for the wedding shower.

I was so excited to find these tall glass stems at Hobby Lobby. At first, I did not buy them even though they were on sale because I was not sure about the stems being red. All of the other glass items of similar height had shapes I did not like. For instance, many of them were "wine glass" shaped or where not wide enough at the top to reach down into to get food.

After I got home, I regretted not having purchased them. Have you ever done that?

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I went back weeks later and found them on clearance at an excellent price and could not resist! I said out loud "good things come to those who wait!"

I love how they added height to the food table. I am SO going to get a lot of use out of these over the years, not only for food tables, but for decoration around the house.

I put brightly color licorice in one of the containers. It was so fun and festive! I thought about other types of candies, like M & M's, but that was too costly to try to fill this huge glass.

You can see we skewered some fresh cut up fruit. We had tomatoes and carrot sticks with dip.

We had meatballs (an amazingly easy recipe with chili sauce we had never tried before! - 2 12 oz jars chili sauce, 32 oz jar grape jelly, bag of frozen meatballs)

. . .and the traditional little smokies recipe (2 packages Little Smokies, 18 oz grape jelly, 42 oz jar bbq sauce).

We had crackers with a cream cheese dip. We found these little hamburgers that we microwaved and goodness did they go fast! We also had hankie pankies (not shown in these photos) which are always a big hit and go quickly.

I put their names on the green boxes with lace and simple tags (which I hole punched and used a white paint marker), and tied it all together with twine. We put plates of food on top of each of the boxes. The boxes were on sale during Christmas for next to nothing.

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We put potato chips in one of the glass containers and then put a plate of dip on one of the boxes next to it. It was just too much fun to put this together.

This dip is so easy and everyone always asks me how I made it! They are always suprised when they learn how easy it is to make. Just stir together a container of sour cream, a bag of finely shredded cheddar cheese, and a package of Hidden Valley dip mix. Sometimes I like to stir in crisp broken up bacon pieces too.

Feb 3, 2011

Da Pinball Machine

Hummie's typical day:


Worked Job 1 from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.;
Worked Job 2 8:30 a.m. to noon;
Worked Job 1 noon to 1 p.m.;
Worked Job 2 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.;
Worked Job 3 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; (yes, #3)
Worked Job 2 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

--- it's 10:15 and I'm going to set down and watch tv!

-- Get me out of this pinball machine! I've had enough for one day.

Praise God for giving me the strength to get through today.

words in the making

face down in the dirt
every last part of me
is broken and hurt

and here comes the rain
falling down falling down
but no solace for my pain

where is forgiveness
has she forgotten my name
oh emptiness emptiness
puts loneliness to shame

and here I am
calling out your name
calling out your name
but all I hear is
the sound of the rain

By Hub-E

Feb 2, 2011

Cookies & Milk - Party Snacks

I've been so busy I haven't been able to share so many things on my blog which I would have liked to already shared.

I have a lot of wedding and party ideas to share, as well as all of those "I'm on a Hunt" posts I never got to share. Hopefully, I can find some more time soon.

Here's another idea from the wedding shower on January 1st (yes, a month ago!).

I love the idea of letting the food "do the decorating." There no real reason for lots of decorations if you just let the food double as deecorations.

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We filled little plastic cups with milk and topped them with oreo cookies.

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Lining them up to fill the food table was a unique and simple surprise. No fuss, no prep, no stress!

Suggestions for Today

Rather than having bent photos, why not have a bent mat and then where the mat is off the page, staple the photo to it.

Use the title "Newsflash!"

Use a brush to create a vertical line. Place journaling to the left of the line; right justified. Place journaling to the right of the line; left justified.

In a title, use the number "2," in place of the word "to."

Feb 1, 2011

Got Gas?

Here is a list of oil companies that do not import opec oil.

BP Phillips
Flying J
Kwik Fill
Murphy Oil USA

They are required by federal to disclose their sources of oil! (that's federal law)
Opec and others are boycotting American products and charging 100 dollars a barrel to us!

Let's return the favor and buy American! We don't need them! We can take care of ourselves.
Think about it. It's your money and it might be your job!!!

By Hub-E