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Snow Globe Cake  

I fell in love with the idea of a snow globe cake when I first saw one on line.  I've been waiting for an opportunity to make one ever since and Christmas was it!

Gorgeous and magical and so easy!  People are so creative!  Merry Christmas!

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Larry The Cucumber Dressed Up As Carmen Miranda Came For Christmas!  

This was so much fun!

We celebrated Christmas yesterday as that's when my daughters and new son-in-law were able to be here.  Bridey suggested it might be fun to have a project for them all to do together, so, when I saw this gorgeous fruit Christmas tree at Ginger & Garlic, I knew that was our project!  I have been dreamily picturing this beauty being a stunning centerpiece and everyone eating it at Christmas dinner.  Sigh!

I bought all the supplies, substituting Baby Bell cheese for the ripe cantaloupe that I couldn't find.  Cheese and fruit are classic together and we could cut shapes out of cheese like she did with the cantaloupe.  I showed them this picture and told them it was theirs to make as they wished, (so they wouldn't "feel pressure" to make it exactly like the picture).  Mmmmm...

Apparently there was no "pressure" to feel as they dove right in without missing a beat!  I never dreamed my creative and awesome daughters and new son-in-law would do what they did!  It was so fun watching Larry the Cucumber (from Vegetales) come to life!  There's a bit of Beaker (from the Muppets) in him too!  

I loved him when he was just a face wearing a star, but they kept going until he was all dressed up as Carmen Miranda coming to join us for Christmas dinner!  Gotta love it!

My oldest daughter made these amazing appetizers that became the bottom row on Carmen's skirt.  She used tiny cookie cutters on the cheese and fruit, then "inlaid" the fruit!  Stunning!  It is like stained glass when held up to light!  I've never seen anything like it!  Genius! A tray of those would be lovely too!

Here "he" is on the table before the rest of the food.  Who can look at this table and not smile??

Never thought I'd have Larry the Cucumber at my Christmas dinner!  I can just hear one of my favorite Vegetale songs ...  join me???

As to the rest of the table, my husband has been loving his wooden truck as the centerpiece this year.  I got it on a day after Christmas sale at Walmart years ago for nearly nothing.  It had food in it as a seasonal gift.  It's really beautiful.  The wheels even work!  I added the bristle brush tree for the table this year.  Yeah!  It's always a plus when your husband is excited about the table!  It went with the "feel" of the tree this year - Bridy's dried baby's breath from the wedding, sticks from the yard turned into casual stars, white paper snowflakes and such.  It's a very homey, comfortable and warm tree this year and the truck is perfect for it! 

For the rest of the table, I used our much loved chalkboard chargers (made from $1.99 chargers), which we each customized with chalk at dinner.  The red napkins (12 for $14.99) and placemats (4 for $9.99), sparkly woven place mats (4 for $5), white serving bowls ($3.99 each) and Christmas bowls ($3.99 each) on the napkins are all from Home Goods, a very happy place indeed!  The gorgeous red goblets ($2.99 each) and other red dishes were from Walmart years ago - best find there EVER!  The flatware is Oneida's Michelangelo ($12 per 5 pc. setting at outlet long ago).  I'd have rather had a plain off white tablecloth, but this one is very old and paid for!

So, that's the story of Carmen Miranda aka Larry The Cucumber joining us for Christmas dinner!  Hope you enjoyed it!  Thanks for dropping by and I hope you have a fantastic Christmas too! 

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Mini-Cherry Pies and Boo's Merry Christmas!  

We celebrate tomorrow as both my daughters and my new son-in-law will be here.  I'm SO blessed!  I think I might be done making goodies now.  This morning I made mini-cherry pies, with a twist.  I made them in a mini-muffin pan and used my Lindzer cutter to make gorgeous tops to the pies!  Aren't they awesome?

Last night I noticed Boo just sitting on the back of the sofa (on Daddy's shoulder), staring intently at the Christmas tree.  So precious!  So this is my Merry Christmas to you from Boo, Daddy & I.  I am so grateful that you spend some time here with me.  Thank you so much!  

May God bless you and your loved ones in the most important ways and may you honor Him this holiday as well as every day, because He deserves it!  Thank you Lord Jesus for being willing to come to earth, put on flesh as the creation, live a sinless life and teach us that the only way to heaven is through You.  Thank You for giving Your life in place of ours to redeem us from an eternity in hell.  Thank You so much for conquering death by rising from the dead, giving us the gift of the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide us and for preparing a place for us to spend eternity with You!  Thank You Lord Jesus that you are coming again soon to take us home to be with you forever!  All honor, power and glory be to You Father God!  Thy will be done!  Come Lord Jesus, come!
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Santa Photo Booth & Kindling  

This will be such fun!

My daughter and her fiance wanted a photo booth at their wedding mid-October.  I made a lot of props for it.  My guidelines weren't very clear and this Santa set I made didn't end up being used.

I was just cleaning and ran across it and a light-bulb went off!  She and her new husband like photo booth things...this will be our first Christmas together...I have a great Santa hat that was my dear Mother's that would complete this...  I think we'll all do Christmas pictures with this and it looks like fun to me!  Ho, ho, ho!

I'm pretty happy with what you see to the left of the Santa set too.  I don't have time to make any more twiggy Christmas goodies and I needed to clean it all up.  I didn't really want to just toss them out.  Then it hit me!  Kindling!  Isn't that funny?  I look at them and see home furnishings and it's thinking out of the box for me to see kindling!  Most people just see kindling!

I gathered them all up, broken to proper size to use as kindling and wrapped paper bags around the bundles with a strip of black duck tape around the center to hold them and make handles.   I know at least one daughter will love this!  Waste not want not!   "Oh the fire is so delightful..."

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Twig Snowflake & Stars  

I think this will be my last twig project this Christmas.  These are snowflakes and stars I made.  So many things now exist just from pruning the yard!  God fills this life with opportunities for all kinds of wonderful things, but we need to have our eyes open to see them, and then seize the opportunity! 

This is one of the cute little twig stars and also one of the cinnamon dough stars and paper snowflakes I made.  The baby's breath is from my daughter's wedding in October.

This is a twig snowflake and my much loved chalkboard charger.
Make the most of today, it's a gift from God!  Merry Christmas and God bless you!

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Adorable Small Twig Christmas Tree  

I've been having such fun making gorgeous Christmas decorations out of branches I pruned in the yard.  Two posts back I shared a 14" twig tree with a cinnamon star on top on a moss base.  This one is an adorable 7" and stands on a stump.  I love making things out of what would otherwise be thrown out.  Sooo satisfying!

This tree and the cinnamon ornaments were the most fun to make yet as my sister phoned from across country and we both were making Christmas gifts as we talked!  It was like so long ago when we would create together.  We have had "virtual" tea together this way too.  It is amazing how close it feels even with just voices!  Maybe there's someone far away you'd like to have tea with this holiday season?

Merry Christmas!

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Paper Napkin Poinsettias  

You HAVE to try these!  They are so gorgeous and FAST, EASY and CHEAP!

 I used the tutorial I found here.   I did change it a little bit though.

One napkin makes one blossom and it has four sets of petals.  I cut narrow petals out of one napkin and fat petals out of another napkin.  Then I used two sets of fat petals for the bottom of the flower and two of the narrow petals for the top of the flower.  That made two flowers.  It makes a more realistic flower.

The other change I made was that instead of putting glue and glitter in the center of the blossom, I got small berries from the yard and glittered them gold, then glued them in the center for the more realistic 3D look.

The cocktail napkins I used were only $.97 at Walmart and there are 30 napkins in it = 30 flowers!  Can't beat that for affordable!  I'm thinking of putting one in each plate for Christmas as I'm using my black chalkboard chargers, white plates and red napkins with red goblets.

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Knock Off Wood Christmas Tree  

Today I'm sharing another project I've made from pruning I did in the yard.  So many things you can make for free from yard debris!!!  :)

I started by drawing the shape of the tree, marking the center to use as a guide to cut and drill the pieces.  I used the center line to mark each piece to drill the holes in the center for the dowel.  I made a cinnamon ornament for the star at the top and covered the base with moss.
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Pottery Barn Knockoff Twig Reindeer  

I did some pruning in the yard this week and out popped these adorable Pottery Barn knockoff twig reindeer!

These are so easy to make, even though I tried to make it harder.  I tried two different saws to do my trimming and was about to pull my hair out, when I noticed what a smooth and beautiful end they had where I'd pruned them from their original homes.  ???  What did I use?  Pruning shears!  Duhhhh!!!  Needless to say, after that every cut was fast, easy and beautiful!
I just love natural elements and making something wonderful from nothing!  I was making this as a gift, but when my husband saw them he went nuts for them and they have to live here.  Surely there's more pruning I can do and still have gifts to share.  He thinks they would be cute with very tiny (light) Christmas tree ornaments hanging from their antlers....ohhhh, what about those scrapbooking 3D tiny strings of Christmas tree lights?

I know I made the heads fatter than the Pottery Barn originals, but I did it deliberately as I like it so much better!  Try one yourself!  They are a FREE gift from God!  Merry Christmas!

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The Wedding Tree  

I'm sentimental.  I'm also thrifty.  And I'm crafty!  I love to save things that would be landfill.  So, here's this year's Christmas tree...

My daughter used almost entirely baby's breath in different ways at her wedding.  When we were leaving, it was going to be thrown out.  I knew what she'd paid for it, and I was having a my-daughter-just-got-married-and-drove-away moment too.  I stuffed it all in the car and we started our 12 hour drive home.  Yep, immediately after the wedding!  We even napped at a rest stop on the way.  We drove at least 24 hours out of 2 1/2 days, thanks to my husband's not so nice employer.  Yes, that stunk. 

I dried all the baby's breath.  I didn't have any plans for it.  I saved the bouquets that had been tied with burlap for the ends of the pews just as they were.  And there it's been since October 18th!

This morning I was struggling with decorating the tree.  For some reason I have been uninspired.  I finally got out the artificial flowers and such (translation:  The first things to fall out of the closet when I opened it were...).  I poked them in the tree and it was looking pretty good.  I strategically placed the sparkly items deeper in the tree (where the lights aren't working), to catch the light around them and amplify them.  It really worked!  You don't even notice there's a string not working now!  And just for my self respect, yes, three of us worked off and on for several days and can't get them to work.  (The perfectionist in me couldn't bear you thinking I was that sloppy!)

It seemed to need something else to make it "pop".  Aha!  My gaze fell on all that baby's breath!  It was perfect!  And all the white helped where the lights are out too.  Such an easy time decorating too!  I only used a  couple of white paper ornaments I made in the past, the artificial flowers/items, and the baby's breath.  It looks so gorgeous!  And it was quick and will be quick to put away too!  Hallelujah!

I collected all the little baby's breath blossoms that fell and plan to put them in a clear glass ornament for her, with their names and wedding date on it.  Did I mention I'm sentimental?  :)

Hope you are having a wonderful Christmastime!  God bless you and yours!

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DIY Stunning One Minute Christmas Candle!  

This is TOO fun and GORGEOUS!

The other day my oldest daughter was helping me fix dead lights on my Christmas tree.  We were working from a tupperware of spare bulbs I've collected over the years.  She remarked on how many flasher bulbs were there.  I HATE flashers and wouldn't be able to walk through the room if I used them - they make me dizzy!  But there was nothing wrong with them and I had paid money for them, so I had saved them all these years.  Waste not, want not!

I remembered her comment tonight, so I sorted all the bulbs and fuses.  I had 138 flasher bulbs!  

Wow!  I don't like flasher bulbs when they flash, but the pile was pretty.  It was Christmas red and sparkly.  Hmmmm....  Such pretty glass deserved light shining through it....
Isn't that gorgeous?  If you follow my Instagram (lynettesphotoart), you can see a very short video of the light flickering through the bulbs.  So lovely!

It took all of about one minute to make.  I save interesting glass jars, so I took a small one (capers) and set it inside a Ball mason jar.  I sprinkled the bulbs between the two jars, dropped a votive candle in the center one and voilá!  Stunning and FREE!  I LOVE repurposing things!  FYI, 138 was pretty perfect for this size.  I could only have fit a very few more in.

Hope you're enjoying these days before Christmas!  Thanks for dropping by and sparkle on!

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Progress continued...blenders and smoothies!  

Thank you all for stopping by!  I have shared before about my work to improve my health and weight this year.  Today I thought I'd share my favorite smoothie recipe with you and reviews on two blenders!

First I'd like to say we threw HUNDREDS of dollars away two years ago buying everyone Ninja blenders for Christmas.  They were ALL junk.  Ours never did work properly and died permanently on about use eleven.

But, there is good news!  When I started working out and dieting in the spring, we bought the NutriBullet from our beloved Sam's Club.  Oh my goodness!  It is EVERYTHING the Ninja said it was and wasn't and it's cheaper and so much smaller, which is great for counterspace.  It works every time.  It takes less than one minute normally to make my smoothie.  It assembles and disassembles effortlessly and cleanup, sigh, is a dream!  I just rinse it with water and wash with the daily dishes.  Or, a dot of soap in it, add water and put back on it's base and run for a minute and it's clean!  Rinse and let air dry!  Soooooo great!

When I started the smoothies I googled for recipes.  Guess what?  You don't need one!

I love our Sam's Club.  Nearly everything we eat comes from there.  For my smoothies, I buy the fresh baby spinach, the bag of fresh mixed veges (carrots, broccoli & cauliflower), and a bag of frozen fruit.

I put an enormous handful of raw baby spinach in first, pushing it down to fit as much as possible.  Then I break up the broccoli and cauliflower clusters (if they are huge) and add them with carrots.  Then I put in just a few pieces of frozen fruit.  The difference in flavor is HUGE over straight veges.  The frozen fruit also gives it a pleasing texture and temperature.  I add some of my protein powder and water.  Screw the cap (that contains the NOT SCARY SHARP blade in it), put it on the base, plug in for less than one minute and you are ready!

Having had such a nightmare with all the Ninjas, and also having had so many all vege smoothies, I really REALLY appreciate the NutriBullet and being able to add some fruit.  It's tasty, healthy and so fast and easy!  No excuse not to.  I do it every day after the gym.  Try it!

See you next time and enjoy this Christmastime!

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Greater by Mercy Me  

Today I'm sharing another awesome song that is really blessing my walk with God.  Singing these important truths in such an upbeat and invigorating song really helps to move me into faith that these truths of God are actually true for ME! They are true for you too, if you have repented of your sins, asked Jesus to be your Savior, have given Him your life and have been immersed in water baptism in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  ENJOY THE BLESSINGS HE'S GIVEN US!!!

Greater by Mercy Me

Bring your tired
Bring your shame
Bring your guilt
Bring your pain
Don’t you know that’s not you’re name
You will always be much more to me

Every day I wrestle with the voices
That keep telling me I’m not right
But that’s alright

‘Cause I hear a voice and He calls me redeemed
When others say I’ll never be enough
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world
In the world
In the world
And greater is the One living inside of me
Than he who is living in the world

Bring your doubts
Bring your fears
Bring your hurt
Bring your tears
There’ll be no condemnation here
You are holy, righteous and redeemed

Every time I fall
There’ll be those who will call me
A mistake
Well that’s ok

There’ll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn’t matter
‘Cause the cross already won the war
He’s Greater
He’s Greater

I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how He sees me
And it makes me love Him more and more
He’s Greater
He’s Greater 

I hope this blessed you as much as it does me!  Remember to enjoy this season!

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Family Cookbook!  

Hi!  Thanks for dropping by for my big reveal!

Three years ago, my youngest daughter asked me to make a family cookbook with the recipes they grew up eating.

My father's mother had an old cookbook that he had drawn all manner of amazing pictures in.  As an adult, he never drew, other than his work as a design engineer.  I remember seeing that amazing book once.  I am utterly heartsick that no one knows what happened to it, and he so long gone.  :(   I'm hoping this book will be a sweet memory from me to those after me, like Grandma's book.

As you know, I am an overachiever and doing anything "simply" is just not something I can conceive.  I MUST make things as fantastically all inclusive and over the top as I can imagine.  This would be a good time to stop by a couple of posts I did of a book I made consolidating all our family ancestry (that Shutterfly used in a promotional video).  I spent eight years creating that book.

Post announcing my book was being used in a Shutterfly video.
My Ancestry Book and directions on how to make your own.

I have made many, many books and used several different on-line publishers.

This cookbook was a fun book because both my daughters worked on it with me, across country.  Everyone contributed recipes they wanted in the book.  We all made the recipes and took pictures of them to be used in the book.

When it was time to start designing the book, I canvased them for the look and feel they wanted the book to have.  They decided that it should be a mixture of modern cookbook and scrapbooking styles.  So, basically, every page would look different. 

I'm going to share a few of the 111 pages here.  First I want to cry that they cropped every page wrong so that the bottom is chopped off and there is a larger top margin.  They did not crop where their preview showed, but this is not new.  They even cropped the front cover badly almost removing the girls entirely from the outer photos.  I repositioned the title here for you. It's right at the right edge in reality.  Please know as you look at these, they were all painstakingly and PERFECTLY centered.  It's always a nightmare publishing even with templates and previews.  :(   Also, The lighting was bad when I took these pictures, so the colors are wonky.  I do hide faces as I don't like putting my loved ones on line.   Also, I have added a watermark to each picture.  They are not on the actual book.

One last disclaimer - As I used some elements from other designers, in addition to my own, in the creation of the book pages and since I did use the inspiration of existing recipe cards, though I changed them and painted every pixel myself, to be sure I'm free of wrong doing, I put a READ ME file on the CDs I put in the back covers and have told the girls directly.  No one can ever sell the book or any part of the book or the recipe cards or give a book to anyone not a direct descendant.  So, I'm hoping that covers me well legally - it is indeed all personal use.  

The top center photo was Thanksgiving 2013.  There are pictures of them at four different ages cooking on the cover, and one of me!
This is the index.  (My logo isn't on the actual page, it's just a watermark here.)
I ended up using a lot of old photos which gave the book a wonderful feel of history and happy times with loved ones still here and others now gone.  I used photos I had taken of the girls cooking as they grew up, and photos of family long gone actually eating some of the recipes.  I included photos of the events that certain recipes were always eaten at and photos of the person I got the recipe from.  I found lots of photos to tie into the recipes, like a photo of sugar eggs with chocolate Easter scenes inside I made when they were little, on the page for it's recipe.
Remember, I warned you the colors in the photos are wonky!  The left page is special kid food we made.  I used origami for this design as we did a lot of that as they grew up.  The right page is actual photos of sugar eggs I made them along with the memory and directions.
Stitches?  Yep.  I did a LOT of sewing!  That's my wedding picture and my dear parents who live in my heart.
Both of these are creations of my oldest daughter when she first left home and lived in Nashville.
The left page was from the birthday extravaganza the girls gave me this summer.  There's a post about it if you scroll back just a couple of posts.  I hate how hiding faces ruins the beauty of the pages.  :(
The right page is in my daughter's rebuilt house after the tornado.
The shish-ka-bob pictures were taken at the cabin for the Birthday Extravaganza!
The "buttons" by the title on the right page are actually the much loved dishes from Pier 1 that the food is pictured on, but doesn't show. 
If you ever need a truly elegant dessert, you should my the left page which is a signature dish of my oldest daughter!
The left page is pictures of church fellowships and some of our favorite pass-a-dish recipes.  The right page shows them with with their father (his recipe).  One is 18 mo. and the other 2 yrs. in the photos.
The right page is fun because my oldest daughter (shown) was given that book for high school graduation...Oh The Places You Will Go.  It was the perfect motif for showing on maps everywhere both of them have been in the world so far.  No copyright infringement intended.  This is for our personal use only and it is a memory of their lives, so it's in this book.
Nearly every element on every page represents a memory.  For instance, the raggedy apple tree and the red wagon were how we collected the apples from the raggedy tree behind our trailer and we made these recipes and more from them!  The bees are also a big part of the memory as little one was thought to be allergic to them and it was a constant concern.  So it was crucial to keep the fruit picked up to reduce the number of bees about 5' from our home!  The free food was also such a blessing during times where money didn't know where we lived!
The left page was our first "Christmas at Thanksgiving", in my daughter's pre-tornado house...just a couple of months before it was destroyed...and only a couple of months after buying it, her first house.  The cats are for the many cats that have been important in their lives.
The photo shows her with a red balloon animal I learned to make for her birthday.  It's also a fun memory as she gave us Night At The Museum II for Christmas one year and the animated shiny red balloon sculpture was my favorite part.
The girls are making these cookies in the photo and the four of us made the cookies you see on the right page the year before I started this book.  They, as well as tons more kits, are available in my store for your digital scrapbooking!
This is fun because both their father and his parents worked for NASA.  Grandpa helped put the Saturn IV up (the big one in the pic) and Daddy the space shuttle.  These are mission patches, stickers and pins that I remember him bringing home for them.  The right page is the first and last candy houses I made.  The first was 100% candy.  The last was gingerbread and candy.
The left page has my mother's father and step mother featuring his favorite cake recipe.  I love this picture because that was the day I first thought I was expecting my youngest, but it wasn't confirmed till we were home from the trip.  I was!  :)  The recipe on the right page has been one of my most popular posts ever in the many years and thousands of posts on this blog!
I got to take some photos of my older daughter cooking some of the recipes for the cookbook, which was good for current photos.  My younger daughter lives far away and though I got food pictures from her, I wasn't able to get any of her currently cooking, except a shot last Thanksgiving when she was home...yeah!  It's on the cover.

I got to use pictures of family members to go with recipes from them.  I even got to use several pictures of the girls with cousins at many Christmas celebrations through the years on a page for things Grandma always made for Christmas.  The page for frostings and icings features many of the cakes I made for them growing up.
Cake pops my youngest has made as gifts for so many weddings and baby showers on the left, and those Christmas cousin pictures on the right.
Every recipe has an area where memories and funny stories connected to it are shared.   

I had been trying to finish the book to be a Bridal Shower gift for my youngest who just married on Oct. 18th, but just couldn't seem to find the inspiration for the four blank pages at the end of the book.  I wanted to leave them for the girls to add recipes over time.  I asked what style they'd like for those pages.  They said recipe cards.  I Googled recipe cards for ideas as I'd need to design 16 cards, four per page.  No inspiration to finally finish it.

After the wedding, I took ideas from Google, altered them and painted every pixel myself.  Voila!  The last four pages were done!!!  Still no inspiration for the back cover I just "scattered" all the cards in a jumble and that was the back cover!  Yeah!  Ordered!  Of course, exactly one week after the wedding!  Grrrrr!  LOL, it reminds me of the couple who can't get pregnant until they adopt, then poof!  Guess there's a universal truth about what can happen when the pressure is finally off!
Again, the lighting was bad when I took the pictures.  It's white!  And again, please read the disclaimer above.
Then I got to thinking ... just like with my Ancestry Book, I wanted to attach a CD envelope to the inside of the back cover and give them each a CD with all the pages to the book, and covers.  That way, they can load the book into their computers and use their computers as the cookbook (like I do since you can make the print SO LARGE!!  :)  Also, this way, they could upload it in the future and print additional books so each grandchild could have one.  It also carries the "Read Me" file stating that a little of what I used creating the book was not my original work and forbidding anyone ever selling the book or recipe cards or even giving a book to anyone outside our immediate family, to cover myself legally from anyone wanting to hurt someone for Christmas!

Ok, that's a given and not new ground for me...but...another thought occurred to me later...a truly giddily fun thought!  It started small, then grew...    I had created 16 recipe cards for the book....    I could turn them into REAL CARDS to match the book!  I altered them into both 3x5 and 4x6 cards (to fit the boxes the girls already have).  Those files would go on the CD's too so that they could always make more cards to match their books!

I printed one set of each at Staples so that....and I think this is just TOO FUN...I would attach a second CD sleeve next to the one with the disc, and would put a set of the cards in the other sleeve so each daughter will have 16 cards that match her book!  Can_not_wait_for_Christmas!  There is something truly otherworldly for me when I've spent years working on something on the computer and then it's there in real life...tangible...useful....AWESOME, AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!
Isn't it sweet that the reflection of my ceiling light looks like a glowing heart on the table?  I don't know how because there are six lights around a center of three!  Such a fitting mystery for all the love I have put into this gift!

This is the inside back cover with the CD and 3x5 recipe cards.
This is the inside back cover with the CD and 4x6 recipe cards.  In retrospect, I wish I'd have attached this set lower because the larger cards are no longer centered vertically, but the sleeves were empty when I attached them and hindsight is always 20/20!! 
I ended up printing more recipe cards for each of the girls and bundled them festively with red ribbons and bows!

Thanks so much for sharing my reveal!  I am SO GLAD it's finally done!  I'm really looking forward to giving them for Christmas gifts!  Have a great day and God bless you and yours! 

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