Thinking ahead…

June 26, 2009

All this heat has got me thinking about Christmas (ok, not really)!  It’s tooooo  hot outside to do much of anything!  After designing E’s birthday invitation, I got a  card template kick.  I have already started designing christmas card templates for clients.  I am thinking of offering these templates for sale (for personal and professional use) on my website…we’ll see.   🙂

Well…we’re off to the pool– I’ve promised the kids that we would do something fun today (besides watching Dora). 

**And later…I will be making this:


  • 3 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

    1. Place ribs in a large pot, and cover with water. Cover, and simmer for 1 hour, or until meat is tender. Drain, and transfer ribs to a shallow dish.
    2. In a small saucepan, stir together the maple syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and mustard powder. Bring to a low boil, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool slightly, then pour over ribs, and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
    3. Prepare grill for cooking with indirect heat. Remove ribs from marinade. Transfer marinade to a small saucepan, and boil for several minutes.
    4. Lightly oil grate. Cook for about 20 minutes, basting with the cooked marinade frequently, until nicely glazed.





    June 25, 2009

    Paying it foward in this post!  I designed this 5×7 flat card :


    with my “Isabella” in mind.  Her birthday is at the end of July and I wanted to create something unique and girly for my little diva!  She is a bundle of spunk and sweetness– the perfect combination in my mind!  🙂 Enjoy!!!  Happy Thursday….