Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Hippieween!!!!

I was all set to wear my Cinderella costume today but when I got up this morning I just wasn't feeling it. So my old standby hippie costume is making an appearance. Peace, love and rock and roll people. Be safe and have a fantastic Halloween!!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Art Journal

I'm trying to take baby steps out of my comfort zone lately....I've joined a few swaps via swap-bot to help. Recently I completed my first Art Journal for a swap. I was really happy with the result - I don't know if I'll make one again but it was fun to do. Next up - a mini-zine swap:)

Here's just a sampling of my favorite pages...

Art Journal - Cover

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Art Journal

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yummy Sunday Dinner

I absolutely LOVE enchiladas. I could eat them everyday....and the spicier the better. I tried out a new recipe for Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas last night and they were delicious!!!! And they turn out even better when baked in my vintage pyrex casserole dish.


3 -4 chicken breasts (or 6 Halves)
1 (10 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 (8 ounce) can diced green chilies (hot or mild, or a small can of each)
1 (10 ounce) package cheddar cheese, grated
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 corn tortillas
16 ounces sour cream

1 Place chicken in large saucepan and cover with water.
2 Sprinkle in a handful of oregano,add garlic powder and salt.
3 Boil about 20 minutes and shred from bones.
4 Save broth.
5 Mix soups, sour cream & chiles in large pan.
6 Add only enough broth to slightly thin.
7 Re-season as needed.
8 Simmer on low 15 minutes.
9 Add chicken and diced onion.
10 In casserole dish, arrange 6 Tortillas flat across bottom, spoon in 1/2 the sauce, sprinkle 1/2 the cheese.
11 Repeat- tortillas, sauce and cheese.
12 Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Raesha's Modifications - I use two cans of green chile and I use extra cheese - one can NEVER have enough cheese:)

Friday, October 21, 2011


I am head over heels in love with vintage Pyrex. The colors-the designs-the functionality- what's not to love??? Miss S stopped at Goodwill last night and I found this perfect set of three covered dishes. And in my absolute favorite pattern no less. The top two are small - perfect for leftovers and for taking lunches to work and I love them. The bottom one is slightly bigger like for a small casserole. I can't wait to put these into rotation in my kitchen.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My Sister

One of the best things in the world is having a sister that I trust completely, always has my back, totally gets me and all my quirks, lovingly gives me a hard time, and loves me unconditionally. We support each other emotionally through the good times and the bad times. We are always there for each other with a kind word, or with a kick in the butt when justified. Balls - I am so glad you are my sister and I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!

Thank you to Monique for helping us create a beautiful photo session to celebrate our sisterly bond:) And if you have not had pictures done by Monique yet you are seriously missing out!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sister Love

I'm the proud new owner of an iPhone 4g... Holy cow I love it!! One of the advantages is being able to easily blog from my phone so expect to see a lot more posts from me:) My sister (and brother) came to town a few weeks ago for Balloon Fiesta - more pics to come soon but I absolutely love this picture my brother Chad took of me and my sister. She rocks!!!!

Girl Scout Camporee

Miss S and I joined with almost 1000 other girl scouts at a camporee this weekend. It was so much fun!!! The Albuquerque zoo was there with a few animals and I totally fell in live with this South American porcupine. She was darling!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Happy Fall!!!!

There are two things that say Fall in New Mexico - Balloon Fiesta (pics coming soon) and chile ristras! Miss S made this darling ristra in her after school class - it's big - pretty much life size of a regular ristra and it looks awesome hanging on our pantry door.

Ristra Art Project

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Halloween Swapping

I'm trying to be a little more active in swapping - I find that it really helps my creativity to have a specific goal in mind. One of the groups I'm swapping with again is the Flickr Mini QT swap....every other month we swap themed mini quilts (little guys - no bigger than 12 inches square). This month's theme was Halloween. Here's a peak at the extras I included in my partners package....

And the little mini quilt I made her - it's about 8 inches square and totally darling.

And here's the goodies I received from my partner - she even included goodies for Miss S:) So sweet! And here's the quilt she made for me - holy crappola it is the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen - it's all little tiny applique. Click on the picture to take a look at it bigger - there are ghosts in the quilting in the sky in metallic thread. And a little tiny spider on the fence. The thought and time and care in all the stitches is unbelievable. I'm feeling a little lacking in my quilting skills and I'm hoping she is not disappointed with the quilt I made her. I have this quilt hanging on the inside of the front door and it looks AMAZING!!!