Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Birdy Cake Stand - I WANT THIS!

Oh, I want this so bad!!!  If you know me, this is so me!  lol  
I am so bummed that the site is out of these :(.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes Recipe

Saw this on a friends Pin and had to share because it just sounded so good to make on one of these wonderful fall days.  Recipe is here:

Crockpot Dinner Tonight = Lemon Chicken with Risotto & Spinach




  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 4 to 5 boneless chicken breasts, diced 
  • 5 stalks of celery chopped fine in food processor 
  • 3 cups risotto rice or short grain rice
  • 420g can Condensed Creamy Celery Soup
  • 2 lemons, finely grated zest and juiced
  • 4 cups water and 1 container of chicken stock
  • 350g bag frozen Spinach
  • 1 cup of lentils 
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped rosemary 
  • salt to taste 



1. Heat a little oil in a large lidded saucepan. Add onion, garlic and chicken and cook over a moderately high heat for 3-5 minutes, until the chicken is browned and the onion and garlic have softened add 4 cups of water to make chicken broth and add to crockpot.
2. Add the rice to the crockpot and toss in the onion. Add the  Condensed Cream of Celery Soup, celery stalks chopped within food processor, lemon zest, juice, chicken diced with all pan ingredients, including water and chicken stock. Stir to mix well.
3. Cover and simmer on high within crockpot, stirring occasionally until the rice is tender and all liquid has almost been absorbed.  (cook for about 2 to 3 hours)
4. Lightly stir in frozen Spinach and rosemary and cook until the spinach is hot. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Great Idea for a Holiday Gift: Thanksgiving or Christmas!

I was up early today and reading this amazing blog and found this super idea of creating/making your own VANILLA for the holiday's to give out as gifts.  Love this idea!!!

My youngest (Emilee and I will be making these for our friends and family this season) was up and was looking at everything with me so she will be my little helper this year for this project :).  

Reminder:  make sure you start this project early so it has time to steep!  I will start ours at the end of October 2012!

Monday, September 10, 2012

New Ryan Andrew Birth Announcment Template by KJD Photography

New template that I created and had to show/share:  Also, I have created a pink & green clock template and a red & yellow clock template.  I will be making backdrops of these too!  Love it!

5x5 sized cards
© 2011-2012, Kristy J Designs

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Back to school time!  Hooray for this mom!
I am so loving having my days open up again now that the kids are back in school. Just able to get so much done around the house. 3 loads of laundry today, bathroom cleaned and the kitchen floor washed, plus dinner is already prepped and ready for the oven. Just taking a break now to find some links to help organize my mornings with my children.
 Here are few great tips and articles to read: