Words For Wednesday


Words For Wednesday


Puppy Personalities Shining Through

We've had the new puppies for almost two months now, and it's so much fun to watch them grow into their personalities. It's much like meeting new people - the more time you spend with them, the more you get to know all the little things about them.

Danny always says they get their subtlety from me. This look says " do understand both of my bowls are empty, right?" Yep, not difficult to translate.

There's a special time at night when they all give up and crash. Hard. This is the best cuddle time of the day, mostly because they've stopped running. And chasing. And chewing. And barking. Everything except breathing and snoring.

And it's during those times we can get some one-on-one time in with each of them. Until they doze off in these adorable positions.

But once they're awake and going again, their personalities shine through. The babies love to do everything together, and if one has something, the other one needs to have it too. They ha…

Words For Wednesday


Lovin' This Love Paper Bag Album

My last trip to the local craft store was specifically timed for the day after Valentine's Day. I don't normally go there by myself - for obvious reasons - but this time I wanted to check out the after-holiday specials. I walked away with some beautiful papers, stickers and embellishments to turn into this one-of-a-kind paper bag album.

It's a work in progress, but I've already attached the patterned papers to each page. When you fold the bag in half like this, the bottom of it makes a flap that's perfect for decorating.

One new idea I had for this album was a few file folder tab pages spread throughout. This gives front and back spaces for more pictures and journaling, plus room for two more patterns of paper.

To make the file folders, I cut a piece of cardboard slightly smaller than the paper bag page.

With a pencil, I drew two lines to make the shape of the tab.

You can freehand it if you want, or you can copy it from one of the folders in your filing cabinet.

Stuffed Spinach Pizza

When Danny makes something special in the kitchen - which is every time he cooks - I just have to share it with you. The rest of this post is from him. Enjoy!

This is an amazing dish and is as delicious as it looks! There is a lot of “wow” factor and yet very simple to make. No stranger to the kitchen, I came up with the idea because I love pizza but wanted something more than just crust and toppings. I suppose you could say it is inspired by Chicago-style pizza pies.  Sorry New York fans, hahaha!  So, lets get started, shall we?

2 canned pizza crusts
1-2 lbs italian sausage ( I prefer hot, but you can use whatever flavor you like)
1 jar pizza sauce
fresh spinach
shredded mozzarella cheese
shredded parmesan cheese
minced garlic
coarse black pepper to taste
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.In a large skillet (I prefer cast iron) brown the Italian sausage and set aside.Place one of the pizza crusts in a 10” deep dish pan and spread on some pizza sauce. I use just enough to cov…