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Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. Lorraine here, ready to share some fun projects on this beautiful fall day, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and enjoy a little crafty “me” time. You deserve it!

Adding Color to Black & White Elements by Missy Whidden

There is nothing like a beautiful watercolored background to make a black & white photo just pop. Missy used the Faith > Fear Collection by Illustrated Faith on this layout. The collection is entirely black & white which leaves your color options wide open. I love the contrast of this black & white collection. Click here and I’ll take you over for a peek of all the pieces that are available.

For more details click here and I will be honored to take you over to the Bella Blvd blog so you can follow along as Missy shares many tips and tricks on how easily this adorable layout comes together. Happy scrappin’!

You Are Amazing By Yoonsun Hur

Since we already have the watercolors out, I thought you might enjoy this sweet card designed by the very talented Yoonsun. Have you had the opportunity to play with Altenew multilayer stamps yet? They really take the guesswork out of creating a beautiful bold contrast, or you can use your favorite coloring medium for a soft and subtle look.

No matter what your style is, you are sure to fall in love with all the possibilities. Yoonsun stamped the image using Versa Fine Onyx Ink than watercolored the flowers with Distress Inks, but feel free to use what you have on hand. Have fun experimenting with different coloring mediums to alter the finished piece.

Mini Album By Suzz

What’s not to love about mini albums?  They are the instant gratification of scrapbooking, not to mention they make the perfect gift for those special people in your life.  With a little guidance from our crafty friend Suzanne, you, too, can whip up several of these little works of art for the holidays. Add a few photos and some meaningful sentiments and you have a gift that will be treasured for years to come. The large house in the set measures approximately 5″ tall by 3 5/8″ wide, which can easily handle of few carefully cropped pics and lots of stamping. After all, there is no better gift than the gift of memories, right?

I couldn’t resist sharing a 2nd photo of the inside. Be sure to stop by the Funkie Junkie Blog to check out the album in its entirety. You’re gonna love it!

I love the fact that Suzanne created her own mini album using the Tiny House Die by Tim Holtz. What a creative way to use the die. I must confess, I loved the die before but I haven’t purchased it yet. I was on the fence thinking how many little houses can one make, but when you add in mini albums – well that’s another story!  After seeing what Suzanne did with this project It’s now on my list to purchase at our Sacramento show in a few weeks.

Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata

It’s lemon time in my neck of the woods (sunny southern CA) so I am on the hunt for ways to use them. My family and friends love this creamy chicken over pasta, but a piccata can be served over anything: rice, zucchini noodles, steamed vegetables, or anything else you can think of. Have fun making this dish your own.

Be sure to stop by and visit with Karina on her amazing food blog Cafe Delites; you and your family will be glad you did. Big hugs to Karina for helping us kick things up a notch or two in the kitchen. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing week, and I’ll see you next Sunday with some really fun projects to get you in the fall spirit. If you happen to be in Sacramento, CA the 3rd weekend of Oct (10/20 – 10/21) or in Ontario, CA the first weekend in Nov (11/3 – 11/4) we would love to have you join us at our last two shows of the year! I will meet you at the Creativity Center and we can create something beautiful together.

 

 

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! Today we have a scrapbook layout, a gorgeous watercolor card, a DIY trash-to-treasure project and, of course, a delicious meal that will get you out of the kitchen (and back into your craft room where you belong) in no time! 😉  So sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s creative therapy! You deserve a little creative “me” time.

Sweetie Love Layout By Riikka Kovasin

There is so much more than first meets the eye when you look at this gorgeous layout. I was truly inspired by the way the artsy background complements the photo versus competing for the attention that it deserves. It looks complicated but with a little help from your creative friend Riikka you, too, can pull off your own work of art in no time. Big hugs to Riikka for showing us how it’s done.

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite coloring mediums and create your own unique backgrounds. There is something to be said about creating a one-of-a-kind piece. Whether you are a mixed media queen like Riikka or just getting your feet wet, you are sure to pick up a few techniques from Riikka’s video so be sure to check it out. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog Paperiliitin. Happy scrappin’ my friends!

Watercolored Backgrounds By Shari Carroll

I confess, I seem to be on a watercolor kick, but in my defense, there are so many amazing projects using all kinds of fun techniques that it’s hard to resist sharing the inspiration. Whether you’re creating a card, tag, scrapbook layout, art journal pages, etc., there is always room for some watercolor magic.

More often than not when designing a card I don’t add the sentiment until the need arises; that way you’re ready for any occasion.  Just grab one of your cards, add a greeting, and you are good to go. Many of you know that I travel often with the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo, so things can get hectic. This habit of making my cards without committing to a specific occasion has saved me many times. I highly recommend creating your own stash of not only cards but also background pieces to use at a later date. It’s a real time saver when you’re in a pinch.

DIY Jewelry Storage By Christy

How cute is this shabby chic Jewelry Tower?!  I can definitely see this beauty sitting on my dresser – it’s perfect to toss your favorite pieces of jewelry into at the end of the day, or maybe your hair accessories in one layer. I absolutely love the blue dishes with the distressed candlesticks, however, you can easily customize your own Jewelry Tower to fit your style and space.

The next time you’re going to yard sales or visiting your favorite thrift store, don’t hesitate to pick up those pretty dishes and make something beautiful. Kudos to you for saving our landfills one recycled piece at a time! One person’s trash is another crafter’s treasure.

Salmon Teriyaki With Pineapple Salsa By Sara

I don’t know about you, but I would much rather be creating something beautiful in my craft room instead of hanging out in a hot kitchen! I bet you feel the same way. With a little help from the culinary master Sara, we can all have a healthy and delicious meal on the table in no time.

Flaky and tender fish, sweet and savory teriyaki sauce, and a tropical tasting salsa – you can’t go wrong! Click here and I will escort you over to one of my favorite food blogs Dinner At The Zoo. I must admit it’s thanks to Sara that my family eats so well.

I do hope you will take a minute or two to visit the individual blogs I have shared to see more details on these wonderful projects. Hugs to all who have shared the inspiration for today’s post. Have an amazing week and I’ll see you next Sunday.  If you happen to be in the neighborhood of the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St Paul. I’ll be at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and would love to meet you in person. I hope I get to see you at the show!

Sundays With Lorraine

Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  I still can’t believe that another year has come and gone. I must say that I am very excited about having the opportunity to inspire you through both Weekly Scrapper as well as in the Creativity Center at Stamp & Scrapbook Expo. The beginning of the new year for me means all new and exciting projects for the Creativity Center and I am happy to report that I will be sharing some “holy cow!” projects this season. This will be Stamp & Scrapbook Expo’s 20th anniversary and we have a great year planned for you. Click here and I will be happy to take you over to our site so you can make plans to come join us for a fabulously creative weekend.

Mason Jar Organizer By Bridget & Casey

Has anyone made a New Years Resolution to try and be more organized this year? I know I have, which is why this adorable Mason Jar Project caught my eye. I guess it doesn’t hurt that I have a slight mason jar addiction. 😉 I use them for everything from drinking glasses, soap dispensers, luminaries, organizing my paper crafting treasures – I could go on and on but I think you get the idea! Big or small, I love them all.

This simple DIY Mason Jar Organizer offers any space a little extra storage. So whether you need a home for your makeup brushes or you need more storage space to house your treasured art supplies, this is going to come in handy. Click here and I will take you over to visit with Bridget & Casey; they’ve even prepared a short video on how to create your own organizer.

Watercolor Starry Sky By Kelly Latevola

Kelly had me at the watercolor starry sky! You know I’m a sucker for a beautiful watercolored background. Whether you’re a watercolor artist or just starting out, I highly recommend stopping by the Make It Crafty blog and checking out Kelly’s step-by-step video; you’re going to love it. Kelly really takes the guess work out of creating the perfect watercolored pieces.

 

I hope you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite watercolors and create something beautiful today. I’d like to send out a big hug to Kelly for being such a constant inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

Believe In Your Dreams By Shari Caroll

Since we were just discussing watercolor techniques and we’re already in the zone, I couldn’t resist sharing this gorgeous card designed by the very talented Shari Caroll. We all have our favorite watercolor paints, and on this work of art Shari used Mijello Mission Gold Water Colors. As you can see, the colors are amazing.

Something else that I want to point out is the hidden surprise under the stars! The two stars with the little hole in them light up when you push in the smaller stars at the bottom. How cute is that?! Shari used Chibitronics White LED Circuit lights stickers. You can use these peel-and-stick circuits to add electronics to any sticker-friendly surface: paper, fabric, or plastic, the sky’s the limit! You can find them on theSimon Says siteClick here and I’ll take you over so you can check them out.

Easy Chicken Piccata

With a little help from our friend Amanda, you don’t need to leave the house for a great chicken piccata dinner. You can have this classic Italian meal on your table in about 1/2 an hour.

Big hugs to Amanda for sharing yet another amazing recipe! The Chunky Chef has become my go-to blog whenever I need to kick things up a notch in the kitchen. I hope you’ll stop by for a visit – you and your family will be very glad you did. Bon Appetit my hungry friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a truly wonderful week.  Hugs to all!

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Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! With tomorrow being the first day of summer, I thought you would be ready for a few fun summery-themed projects, so sit back and relax – it’s time to get creative.

Fun In The Sun Layout By Belinda Spencer

Kaisercraft and their amazing design team have done it again by designing two amazing summer-themed collections titled  Provincial and Sail Away. With it being 113 degrees today where I am in California, thoughts of the beach are definitely on my mind so when I saw this adorable layout I knew I had to share the love.

Fun In The Sun Layout By Belinda Spencer

I’d like to thank Belinda for sharing her gorgeous Fun In The Sun Layout. If you’d like to follow along with Belinda as she takes us step by step through the process of recreating this page, click here and I will lead the way over to the Kaisercraft blog.  Happy scrappin’ my friends!

American Summers By A. Pink

With summer shining upon us and the 4th Of July right around the corner, I thought you might enjoy this artsy card designed by the very talented Amanda, hostess of the blog Ink-A-Pink. What a perfect card to honor such a special day; who wouldn’t feel the spirit of our great country when they open the mailbox to find this work of art?

American Summers by Amanda Pink

If you’d like to learn more about how Amanda created the dramatic effects on this piece, click here and I would be honored to take you over for a visit. I wish you all a wonderful 4th Of July surrounded by those you love.

Faith In The Storm by Laura Bassen

You all know how I love just about anything done using water coloring techniques. It’s currently my go-to favorite technique and there are so many different water-based coloring mediums to choose from. On this darling card, Laura used  the Zig Clean Color Watercolor Brushes, Zig Kuretake Watercolors, along with the Simon Says stamp set titled Sail Away which is part of the Splash Of Color collection, what’s not to love, right?

Faith In the Storm Nautical Rainbow Watercoloring

Click here and I will escort you over to the Simon Says Blog so you can check out the great video that Laura has created showing just how easy this faith-based card.comes together. I absolutely love the sentiment, it really says it all: “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way she adjusted her sails.” We all need to be reminded of this simple statement – when things don’t go our way, it’s time to do a little adjusting and hold onto our faith. Keep the inspiration going with your handmade treasures; they mean more to people than you may realize

Memory-filled Lamp Shade

While I was attempting to organize my craft room (LOL) I came across a large box of negatives. Talk about a blast from the past! With everything being digital these days, negatives are not something we see everyday. As I held them under a light I discovered they were baby pictures of my daughter who is now 20; what a fuzzy moment for me! How cute would one of these lamps look in our crafting room?

film strip lampshade

You’re just a few basic supplies (Mod Podge, foam brush, lamp shade, and your negatives) away from creating your own memory-filled lamp shade. Don’t worry if you can’t find a rectangle shade, you’re creative so use what you have on hand. Just thinking out loud here, but if you enjoy a fun trip to your local thrift stores, they’re a great place to find unique and inexpensive lamps and shades. Have fun creating your own one-of-a-kind lampshade.

17 Freezer Meal Prep Sessions That Will Change Your Life

I know that preparing and freezing meals is not a new concept, but when you can take 75 minutes out of one day and have EIGHT healthy home-cooked meals ready to drop into a crockpot, that’s a “whoo hoo” to me! Especially in the heat of the summer; a nice BBQ in the back yard is the way to go, but the crockpot is definitely a runner up. After all, when it’s 113 degrees, who wants to heat up the stove? Not me!

17 Freezer Meal Prep Sessions That Will Change Your Life

For some of us, being this organized takes a bit of an effort but it’s well worth it when you come home to the smell of a yummy dinner all ready to enjoy You’ll be smiling and patting yourself on the back all at the same time. Yea you! Sit back and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you back next Sunday or if you happen to be in the Chantilly, VA area June 24 and 25, the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo will be in town, so click here for more info. Hope to see you at the show – I’ll meet you at the Creativity Center!

 

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Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper!  It makes me smile knowing that you’ve taken some time out of your busy day to enjoy some creative therapy.  I have several fun projects to share with you, so sit back, relax, and enjoy today’s post!

Shine Bright Layout by Evelyn Yusuf

While spending some quality time surfing on the American Crafts blog I discovered this adorable layout designed by Evelyn Yusuf. You can imagine my surprise when I discovered that the beautiful moon and city skyline are a single sheet of patterned paper. It’s from the Shimelle Starshine collection and the gorgeous moon-themed paper is called Magellan.

Shine Bright Layout by Evelyn

I like how Evelyn described her approach when designing this charming layout. She said: “Just because you create a simple layout doesn’t mean you don’t use techniques. Layering is a great technique!” That’s some great advice. Thanks, Evelyn, for sharing! Click here and I will be happy to escort you over to the American Crafts blog so you can check out the supplies used on this layout, along with tips on how to create those perfect layers. Happy scrapping!

You Are Appreciated designed by Audrey Tokach

Who says fast and easy can’t be amazing?  I instantly fell in love with the vibrant colors, the subtle sparkle created with the beautiful sequins, and the heartfelt sentiment. I am a firm believer that we need to let the people in our lives know how important they are to us and how much we appreciate them. I can’t think of a better way to express that than to send one of your handmade cards through the mail.

You Are Appreciated designed by Audrey Tokach

After seeing this beautiful card I was immediately inspired to break out some different coloring mediums and start creating some one-of-a-kind backgrounds. I always keep a stack of precut (A2 sized) panels of water color paper handy so when I’m in need of some creative therapy, I can crank out several panels using a variety of different techniques. Then I toss them in a basket so when I need a card in a hurry I have a head start. Not to worry – if they don’t all turn out perfectly, you can use those to cut up or run through your die cut machines for other projects. Nothing goes to waste in a crafter’s world!

Reach For The Stars by Heather Telford

This card is so perfect it reminds me of a photo. Heather really has a gift for working magic with masking fluid and paint. If you would like to follow along with Heather as she shares some great tips and techniques on how she created those gorgeous Van Gogh-type swirls in the sky, click here and I will be happy to take you over to Heather’s blog Bits & Pieces. You’re going to be so surprised when you see how easily this artsy card comes together.

Reach For The Stars by Heather Telford

I hope you’re as inspired as I am about giving this technique a try. I bet your mind is spinning thinking of all the different backgrounds you can create using this technique. I’d like to send out a virtual hug to Heather for being such an inspiration to her fellow paper crafters.

Vintage Inspired Desk Organization

Whether you are organizing your craft supplies or attempting to keep your kids room in order, these adorable jars are definitely going to make things a bit.easier. Who doesn’t love a good trash-to-treasure project and if it will help keep us organized, even better! The lids look really cute when you paint them with chalkboard paint and give them a good distressing with a sanding sponge. Have fun!

Vintage Inspired Desk Organization

The next time you empty a jar of pickles or your favorite jam be sure to save the jar and in no time you’ll be ready to create your own vintage-inspired organization system. If you happen to collect mason jars like I do, you can use them as well. If you use what you have on hand this very useful project could be made for free. 😉 If you wanted to go with a particular look or style, you could find some great decorative knobs at stores like Anthropologie (my personal favorite) or next on my list are stores like Marshals, Ross, and TJ Maxx, where they are usually sold in a 4-pack. Crafting is so much more enjoyable when you know where everything is.

Three-Peppercorn Steaks with Herb Potatoes

Rachael Ray to the rescue! Are you looking for a delicious recipe for the perfect steak dinner? Then you’re in luck! Click here and I will be happy to take you over to her blog so you can write down the recipe.

Three-Peppercorn Steaks with Herb Potatoes by Rachael Ray

If you’re a visual person like myself, be sure to watch the video as Rachael shares some great tips while preparing this amazing recipe. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a great week full of inspiration. Wait until you see what I have planned for next Sunday! 😉

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Hello my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper. I just returned home from our first Stamp & Scrapbook Expo of the year and I am happy to report that a fun time was had by all in the Creativity Center. Those ladies in Texas are on fire! The show was great and I can’t wait to start the new cat mini album kit that I picked up in the Pinecone Press booth (they offer wonderful classes and did you know that you can purchase them “to go”?). The album is so cute; I’ll have to post a few pics when I’m finished putting it together. 😉

A Moment In Time

Let’s start out with an adorable digital layout that I discovered on the Scrapbookgraphics blog. I fell in love with the priceless photo against the soft, warm colors. This is one of those layouts that just makes you smile; it’s a reminder of a carefree time that the girls will never forget. Layouts like this inspire me to dive into digital scrapbooking. I hope it does the same for you.

A Moment In Time

Whether you’re an experienced Digital scrapbooker or are getting ready to give it a try, I highly recommend stopping by the Scrapbookgraphics blog.  The site is full of inspiration; they have a great gallery that is sure to give you tons of ideas and some serious treasure to add to your collection. They have something for just about any occasion. Keep up the good work by preserving your memories one page at a time.

Hello Sunshine designed by Amy Sheffer

As many of you know, watercolor techniques combined with heat embossing are my techniques of choice at the moment. I can’t get enough of them; they are so simple and yet at the same time, very showy. I always have A2 size pieces of watercolor paper on hand, so if I’m not feeling extremely creative I break out all kinds of different coloring mediums and create background panels to be used for future projects. It’s a very therapeutic way to get those creative juices flowing again.

Hello Sunshine designed by Amy Sheffer

Click here and I will be happy to take you over to Pickled Paper Designs Blog so you can jot down the supplies that Amy used to create this sweet card. I hope you’ve been inspired to break out a few different coloring mediums and have fun creating your own one-of-a-kind backgrounds. A few coloring mediums that work extremely well for this technique are Faber Castell Gelatos, Distress Inks, and Ken Oliver’s Color Burst (to name a few of my current faves). When activated with water, magic is created! Enjoy your creative playtime.

Bonjour! Designed by Nicole Heady

The sweet umbrella full of flowers is what first caught my eye. Upon further inspection I discovered that there’s a lot more going on than first meets the eye. There’s multi-level stamping, coloring with colored pencils, blending with Gamsol, and paper piecing.  Laurie is the queen of fine detail and she has prepared a detailed step-by-step video on how she made this adorable card.

Bonjour by NICHOLE HEADY

If you would like to follow along as Laurie shares her tips for altering your die cuts and adding additional color to stamped images with colored pencils and odorless mineral spirits (also known as Gamsol) click here and I will be happy to take you over for a visit – you are going to love the video. Thanks, Laurie, for being such an inspiration to your fellow paper crafters.

Prima’s Lanties

It was love at first sight when I noticed these little cuties in the Prima booth at CHA. Each package of these festive, light-up garland strands contains five and a half feet of gorgeousness! Each is LED and battery-operated, so they can be hung anywhere and everywhere; the possibilities are endless.

Prima's LantiesBut wait, there’s more! 😉  Check out the Collection Lanties. These are absolutely adorable with glass and metal accents. So retro – I just love them!

Collection Lanties by Prima

I knew you would love them! Just click here and I will be honored to escort you over to the Prima site so you can take a closer look at the different designs. There are at least 10 different patterns (not including the Collection sets). My mind is spinning thinking of all the fun ways to use them; wouldn’t they be perfect to light up your next backyard BBQ, baby shower, birthday, over your craft table, etc. What are you going to do with yours?

Lemon-Garlic Penne with Crab

Your family is definitely going to feel the love when you serve this delicious seafood pasta dish. It’s quick, easy, and oh-so-tasty, what’s not to love? The entire dish takes about 15 minutes to prep and 20 minutes cooking time. “Ya gotta love it!” Less time in the hot kitchen means more creative time in your craft room.

Lemon-Garlic Penne with Crab Recipe

Serve with a simple salad and your favorite loaf of artisan bread and you’re good to go. Click here and I will take you over to the Taste Of Home Blog so you can print out the recipe. Enjoy!

Have a great week. I’ll see you here next Sunday on Weekly Scrapper or if you happen to be in the Pleasanton, CA area on March 4-5, we’re having a Stamp & Scrapbook Expo and I would love to meet you in person. I’ll meet you in the Creativity Center!

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Welcome to the Weekly Scrapper! Even with all the crazy hustle and bustle of the holidays, you still managed to get your craft on; kudos to you! I just can’t believe that in less than a week we will begin 2016; doesn’t it feel like this year went by in the blink of an eye? I hope you’re enjoying a beautiful holiday season surrounded by those you love. Since I won’t see you until next year, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!

Time for Love Scrapbook Page by Wendy Price

Do you combine your stamping skills with your scrapbooking?  Check out the beautiful background that Wendy created using several must-have stamps sets from Stampendous. I have to laugh, when my scrapbooking addiction first began over 15 years ago things were very divided. You were either a stamper or a scrapbooker, if you did both you were a real pioneer. Can you imagine such a world? It makes me smile knowing that whether you’re a mixed media queen, scrapbooker, stamper, cardmaker or you just like to play with paper, we are all one big happy and creative family.

Time for Love Scrapbook Page by Wendy Price

I hope that you’ve been inspired to break out your favorite stamp sets and have fun creating your own unique backgrounds. If by chance you fell in love with the stamps that Wendy used on her beautiful layout, you can click here and I will be happy to take you over to the Stampendous Blog.

Sending You Smiles by Debbie Olsen

I bet you’re ready to move on from all the Christmas-themed crafting; I know I am. It’s time to gather up your favorite distress inks, watercolor paper, and your heat gun – we’re going to create some magic! As many of you know, one of my go-to favorite techniques is heat embossing and watercoloring. The combination is awesome and I love it that you never get the same look twice.

Sending miles by Debbie Olson

It’s hard to believe that the entire card was watercolored using distress inks. I’d like to send out a big hug to Debbie for being such an inspiration to all paper crafters. If you haven’t yet been on Debbie’s blog Thinking Inking blog, you’re truly missing out. Click here  and I will be happy to take you over. You are definitely going to leave totally inspired and fired up to start that next project.

Rubbernecker Multi Stamping Technique

Do you love that relaxed hand-painted look but can’t draw or paint to save your life? No worries, you are not alone since I just described myself! 😉 This is one video tutorial that you definitely don’t want to miss. The Rubbernecker Multi Stamping Technique is such a simple technique that brings stunning results.

Rubbernecker Multi Stamping Technique I know that you are going to be amazed at how easy it is to create your own mini works of art. So be sure to check out the Debby Hughes video that can be seen on the Simon Says Stamp Blog. Now that you have fallen in love with these must-have stamps, click here and I will lead the way over so you can order you own. I hope you’ve been inspired to give this technique a try. I’d like to thank Debby for being such an inspiration and for sharing her great tips and techniques..

Organize your Kitchen With Paint Pens by Elsie Larson

Do you believe in New Year’s resolutions? I must confess, I’m not the most organized person. Try as I might, I never quite get there. So every year I give it the old college try and attempt to organize my house, or at least my craft room and the kitchen. I have a thing for glass jars in my craft room, as they’re perfect to store my many embellishments. When I saw this post  A Beautiful Mess hosted by Elsie & Emma I knew I had to share the inspiration. You’re just a paint pen and some jars away from beautiful yet functional organization.

Organize your kitchen

I collect mason jars so I will be using those, but you can use whatever jars you have access to. A big thank you to Elsie & Emma for showing us that being organized doesn’t have to be painful. Don’t you love it when something so simple and affordable can be so cute?

One Pan Cajun Chicken Dinner

Even with Christmas behind us, we’re still busy preparing for New Year’s. No worries, I have your back! I discovered this delicious dinner on the Cooking Classy Blog and knew I had to share the love. Did I mention that the entire meal is made in one pan? Not only does this dish taste delicious, but it takes minimal clean up. “Ya gotta love it!”

One Pan Cajun Chicken Dinner

This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you still want a homemade meal but you don’t have the time or energy to put in a lot of effort. Click here and I will be honored to take you over so you can follow along with Jaclyn as she shares the recipe as well as some great cooking tips. One thing that I would like to share is that this dish can be a little spicy, but not to worry, you can easily adjust the seasoning to your family’s liking by adding or deleting the cajun seasoning. Bon appetit!

Thanks for stopping by! I know how busy you are and I’m so happy that you’ve found some inspiration in today’s post. Happy New Year, my creative friends! I look forward to seeing you next Sunday.