Friday, April 10, 2015

High/Low + Freebie | April 10, 2015

My LOW this Week is that its been a crazy week and my house is still not clean. I've decided that I am on a cleaning sabbatical (that's what my sister-in-law says) and who knows when I'm going to come back!

My HIGH for this Week is that I have enjoyed lots of time with my kids this week since it is Spring Break. We've done lots of activities and my kids are just at a fun age that it is just so fun to do things with them!

I do have a freebie for you today! 
The next in line of my COLOR SKETCH SILHOUETTEZ!  
Meet Snow White!
Have a great weekend!

High/Low & Freebie Friday |
High/Low + Freebie Posts | Each Friday, I get a little personal and share my high and low points of the week and then I offer a digital scrapbook freebie for everyone to download for FREE.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Recipe Thursday | Personal Pizzas

Personal Pizzas
by DeDe Smith

This week's Recipe:
Pizza makes a great meal and my family loves it, especially my son. He would live on it if I let him.  Personal pizzas are perfect for making at home. You can get your whole family involved and everyone can make their own pizza with their choice of toppings! This recipe makes 18 good sized personal pizzas. You could divide the dough and make half into pizzas and freeze the other half of the dough for later use!

2 cups warm water
2 packets active dry yeast
3 tbsp honey
3 tsp salt
4 tbsp olive oil
5-6 cups flour

1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 tbsp garlic spread seasoning

1 jar marinara sauce
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
6 cups mozzarella cheese

Toppings - Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Onions, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Olives, etc.

In the mixing bowl of your stand mixer, stir yeast, honey, and water together. Let it sit for 5 minutes. 

Add salt, olive oil and half of the flour and mix well.  

Add the rest of the flour - a little bit at a time - and mix well until the dough is slightly tacky, but doesn't stick to your finger when you touch it.

Using your dough hook, knead the dough on medium high from 5-7 minutes. The dough should be smooth and the bowl should be clean.

Roll the dough into a ball and place in a lightly greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let rise 1-2 hours.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place parchment paper on baking sheet(s).

Melt butter in the microwave and then stir in the garlic spread seasoning.

Punch down dough and divide into 18 pieces.  Roll each piece into a ball.

Take one of the balls of dough and using your hands, spread into a rough circle - as thin or thick as you like it.

Take a pastry brush and spread some of the garlic/butter mixture on the dough.

Add a large spoonful of marinara sauce on top of the garlic/butter mixture.

Sprinkle dough with cheeses and then add the toppings of your choice.

Repeat with the rest of the pizzas. You should be able to fit 6 of the pizzas on one baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

On Recipe Thursdays, I am going to be sharing a recipe with you! I will pick a recipe from my collection and I will be sharing where I got the recipe and everything. But I am going to include my own photo of the finished food, the original recipe, and try and share the things I changed when I made it!

I would love your help too! If you have a great recipe, especially week-night dinner recipes (but I would love all kinds of recipes) - please share it with me, by emailing me at I will try it out and feature it on my blog! If you have cooking tips or anything else in regards to cooking and food - please email me!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday SayingZ | perfect love casteth out all fear

{ This week's quote }

perfect love
casteth out all fear
- 1 John 4:18


Each Wednesday, I am going to be sharing a quote/saying with you! 
I am a collector of quotes/sayings/scrapbook titles, etc. and I love to hear new ones! So, each week, I will share a quote/saying with you that I hope will inspire you and make your day a little better! I also create pieces of wordart with these quotes each week and offering them to you as a freebie!!!  Feel free to use them in your scrapbook layouts or just print them out for great wall decor!

If you have any great quotes/sayings - feel free to send them in to me at - I would love to use them!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Family History TuesdayZ | Looking Forward

Journaling Prompt: 
What are you looking forward to the most?

My Personal Journaling:
I really feel like having something to look forward to is important in life - at least it is for me. Being able to plan and dream a bit and just have something to keep me going is really important.

Right now the thing I am looking forward to the most is actually not set in stone - but we are hoping to visit Disneyland in December again and this time we are hoping to take my brother and his family with us. I really really hope it happens! I love spending time with Cody, Becki and Mallory. They are truly more than just siblings/niece to me - they are some of my best friends and I want to share the magic that is Disneyland with them! I hope it happens!

Journal CardZ for this Week
6x4 and 4x3 Cards - Squared & Rounded Corners


Each Tuesday, I am going to be offering prompts or ideas. If you don't write in your journal regularly - I am going to encourage you to write just ONCE A WEEK and answer the question/idea that I give on Tuesdays. These ideas hopefully will spark a memory and you will be able to capture that in what you write/record so that it can be left for your children/grandchildren/family/friends. Give as much detail as you can when answering.

Will you do this for me? Will you do this for your families? You can write it down in a journal, you can type it up on a computer or journaling software, you can take a recorder and talk, you can videotape your answers, you can even scrap a page with the journaling. It doesn't matter how you do this - it's just important that you do it. The memories, the dates, the information is the only real thing we can leave to our families when we are gone.

New for 2015! Journal CardZ. A very popular trend right now is Pocket Scrapbooking. Part of pocket scrapbooking is journaling cards. So to help you scrap my weekly Journal Prompts, I am offering up 4x6 and 3x4 cards for your use every week! These cards are great to use digitally or you can even print them out!

If I come up with other family history ideas - I will be sure to share it here too - and if you want to share with me your ideas - that would be wonderful and I'd be glad to share them here too. Just comment here or email me at

Monday, April 6, 2015

Origami Owl Spring Open House

It's Spring! Origami Owl has a new catalog!  
I'm so excited to show everyone the amazing stuff that O2 has to offer! 

So I'm hosting a Virtual Open House on my O2 Facebook Page 
and I want all of you to come on over and check it out.

All this week - April 6-12th - I will be posting lots
of information, giving out some prizes, and deals!

So you'll really want to come on over a few times
this week, so you don't miss anything!

Have questions about O2? Now is the time to ask - 
I'd love to help you create something that is totally YOU!

So who's going to join me?

Saturday, April 4, 2015

General Conference Quotes - Saturday Morning Session

Some favorite quotes from the Saturday Morning Session of General Conference!

Friday, April 3, 2015

High/Low + Freebie | April 3, 2015

My LOW this Week is that I've struggled this week with anxiety/depression and I just haven't gotten control over it. My house is a mess and I suck at financial stuff. Okay that was good to say - I am now going to do better.  

My HIGH for this Week is that its now officially SPRING BREAK and I don't have to wake up early to do carpool for a whole week  :)

I do have a freebie for you today! 
The next in line of my COLOR SKETCH SILHOUETTEZ!  
Meet Cinderella!

Have a great weekend!

High/Low & Freebie Friday |
High/Low + Freebie Posts | Each Friday, I get a little personal and share my high and low points of the week and then I offer a digital scrapbook freebie for everyone to download for FREE.