Happy Birthday Card

IMG_6324.JPGMy girl just turned 22 years old. Wha-what?!? What happened to the little 5 year old playing with her dolls? She’s now sharing a house with girlfriends and working in a Charleston Bed and Breakfast.
IMG_6318.JPGI thought this beautiful paper kit from Hobby Lobby would be a good choice for a birthday card.

IMG_6319.JPGNot only does it have pretty papers, the kit comes with stickers and sweet 4×6 cards. After choosing two 4×6 cards for the front and back of the card, I cut a 4×12 inch strip from coordinating paper and folded it in half.

IMG_6321.JPGI cut 2 inches from one end to create a step in.

IMG_6323.JPGI decorated each page with a 3×4 card, message and or sticker.

IMG_6328.JPGUsing my heart punch and glitter, tabs were added for each page of the birthday book.

IMG_6325.JPGHoles were punched for the string to tie the pages together.

IMG_6326.JPGMade my own envelope using the Martha Stewart Scoring Board.

Addressed, stamped and mailed!

IMG_6324-0.JPGHappy Birthday Sweet Girl of Mine!

Thanks for dropping by!


Peach Crumble

One of my very favorite things about summer is Peaches!
Oh my goodness, I love eating them over the kitchen sink as the juice drips through my fingers. I only buy them from a local farm. Vacationers traveling to the beach stop to buy them on their way to the beach. I bought my 236th bag of peaches yesterday and wanted to make a cobbler or pie or crisp. Looking in my cabinets for ingredients, I decided with the crisp.IMG_6297.JPGHere are the simple ingredients: Peaches, butter, brown sugar and granola.IMG_6300.JPGI peeled and sliced four peaches. Look at the beautiful peach and red colors. These are Red Globe Peaches in which the pit just pops right out. I don’t add sugar to the peaches because they are sooo sweet on their own.IMG_6301-0.JPGI melted a half a stick of butter and half a cup of brown sugar in the microwave. I think I probably could just eat this melted buttery sugar delight all by itself. I put my finger In it to have just an itty bitty taste.IMG_6295.JPGI added a cup or so of granola to the melted butter-sugar and stirred it up.

IMG_6296.JPGNext step was to sprinkle the granola over the peaches. The crisp was baked in the 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes.

IMG_6298.JPGMmmm….it smells so good!

IMG_6299.JPGNo cobbler-pie-crisp would be complete without vanilla ice cream! Yum yum!!!

Peach Crisp
3-4 peaches
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 1/4 cup of granola

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and slice peaches into a 8×8 casserole dish. Melt butter and sugar in microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Add granola to butter and stir. Top the peaches with granola and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Hope you can enjoy some sweet peaches this summer!