Friday, August 22, 2014

Princess Party - New Location

Well, Utah has rain so the Princess Party at the Park is not working out!  But we have found a NEW LOCATION - Cabela's in Lehi!  Now you can bring your sons and your husbands too and everyone will have a great time!  The Princesses and Spider-Guy will still be there with a meet and greet, free autograph books for the first 100, a sing-along, face painting, giveaways, and vendors (INCLUDING ME)! So please please please come! I know it might be a little farther away for some of you - and for others (like me) it's actually closer - but I promise we will make it worth your time! And it's still FREE!




Princess Party @ Cabela's
Saturday, August 23rd
2502 Cabela's Blvd
Lehi, Utah
3:00-5:30pm


So along with all the Princess fun - I will be bringing my booth with my fun Disney-inspired Locket Game (plus my Princess Paper DollZ)! I will be offering some prizes (and treats) and will be sharing the new Fall Collection with you! I'm even hosting a giveaway for a FREE LOCKET! I'd love for you to come and see the products!

Let me know if you can come!


Come join the Facebook Event Page too:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1474310826157457/


Part of Your World Princess Parties

DesignZ by DeDe | Scrap-a-locket (Origami Owl)



Thanks for your support!








Join in my ScatterZ Challenge

Please join me for a SCATTERZ CHALLENGE this Saturday! Come back to my blog here and you will have 48 hours to complete a fun Challenge to get a great ScatterZ!

Please come and join in!





High/Low + Freebie | August 22, 2014


My LOW this Week is that my new medication is still making me really tired. It's helping with the depression/anxiety, but I just have to work out the side effects. 

My HIGH for this Week is that school is back in session! It's going to take a little bit, but I'm excited for routines and schedules and hopefully getting more balanced!  Fall is my favorite season - just for that reason!


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

Have a great weekend!



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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, August 21, 2014

Recipe Thursday | Ham 'n Potato Soup


This week's Recipe:
My husband's mom has a ham and potato soup that he LOVES.  This is my version of the soup (his mom uses only water and no onion or garlic). I like more flavor to my soups so I use chicken broth.  This soup is different than most ham and potato soups in that it is brothy instead of chowdery. Most potato soups that I know is thicker and has milk in it. So this was a great change and I actually really liked it! Serve with some french bread or rolls!


Ham 'n Potato Soup
by DeDe Smith


4 cups potatoes, diced
2 cups ham, diced
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
1 cube of butter
1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
1 tsp black pepper, or to taste

Place all ingredients into the crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the potatoes are done.


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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 dedesmith32@gmail.com. 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!
recipe

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Sayings | hello love

This week's quote:

hello
love




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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 dedesmith32@gmail.com - I would love to use them!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Family History | Ice Cream



Here is this week's journal prompt :



My Personal Journaling:

When we lived in Salt Lake City, there used to be a Ice Cream Shop called Snelgrove's.  Joey and I loved to stop in for a treat.  They had the best ice cream dish ever.  It was called the COOKIE MONSTER and it included my 2 favorite ice cream flavors all in one dish - Cookies 'n Cream and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I love these 2 flavors together!



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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.

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 dedesmith32@gmail.com.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Princess Party at the Park

Remember when I told you about the FAIRY TALE EXPO and how excited I was to be a part of it this Saturday?  Well, unfortunately, due to some circumstances with the company who was throwing the event - it has been rescheduled for November. I'm sad, I was really looking forward to it.


BUT, I do have some good news. The Part of Your World Princess Parties (the characters that were going to be at the Fairy Tale Expo) are now throwing a fun little event that day at a park and I have been asked to bring my booth and be a part of it! Yay! I'm so excited! So if you are in Utah, please come! It is a free meet and greet, you can get autographs, there's a fun sing-along and more! And it's FREE!  We would love to have you come and join us!


Saturday, August 23rd
11225 South 4000 West
South Jordan, Utah
3:00-5:30pm


So along with all the Princess fun - I will be bringing my booth with my fun Disney-inspired Locket Game (plus my Princess Paper DollZ)! I will be offering some prizes (and treats) and will be sharing the new Fall Collection with you! I'd love for you to come and see the products!

Let me know if you can come!

Come join the Facebook Event Page too:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1474310826157457/


Part of Your World Princess Parties

DesignZ by DeDe | Scrap-a-locket (Origami Owl)



Thanks for your support!





Featured Product Monday | AspirationZ





Today I would like to feature a collection that is perfect for New Year Resolutions. Yea, its not January - but its always a good time to make goals and change your life!


Take a Look at my AspirationZ Collection! There are 6 products in this collection! There is the main kit - AspirationZ, plus Alpha, Journaling PaperZ, Resolution BearZClusterZ StackZ & ScatterZQuickpageZand get a special deal by buying the BUNDLE (all 6 of the products)!





My little family rang in 2011, with a fun photo! I had a good time scrapping it and seeing how little my kids were.  I wish they were still this little!


Here is a layout I did with my AspirationZ Collection:



I used "AspirationZ Collection" by DeDe Smith


ENJOY! Thanks for reading my blog and have a great week!

Friday, August 15, 2014

High/Low + Freebie | August 15, 2014


My LOW this Week is that I am on a new medication that is making me extremely tired. I hope this side effect goes away because its pretty much killing me. I'm having a really hard time getting out of bed!

My HIGH for this Week is that I had some fun and got to help out a friend with PTA Stuff for the Back-to-School Night at my daughter's school. I am excited to be creating logos, newsletters, and posters! It was a lot of fun and really good for me to let some different creativity out! Thanks Alicia for letting me play!


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

Have a great weekend!



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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, August 14, 2014

Top 10 | Animals


TODAY'S TOPIC: ANIMALS

1. Dog
2. Horse
3. Turtle / Turtoise
4. Wolf
5. Owl
6. Monkey
7. Tiger
8. Dolphin
9. Penguin
10. Platypus


Your Turn! Comment and share your top 10 Animals!

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TOP 10 LIST is a series of posts that share a quick list of my top tens in specific topics. Join in and share your top tens too!