Sassy Dessert

My Sassy friends favorite dessert that I make is this 3 layer cream cheese and raspberry thingy. It doesn't really have a name yet. It's very yummy! I'm not sure where I got the recipe, but I did change it up from the original recipe so I guess I can say it's my recipe. Maybe I will call it "Grace's 3 layer cheese cake with raspberry topping" or maybe that's just to long of a name. What do you think I should call it? How about "Sassy Dessert"?  Here's the recipe and some pictures:

Graham Cracker Crust (layer 1):
2 packages graham crackers, crushed
½ cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
Mix well, spread and pat down in a 9x13 dish.  Place in refrigerator until next layer is ready to spread.

Cream Cheese Filling (layer 2):
2 – 8 oz packages cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. Butter, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
Mix well until slightly fluffy. Spread over graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate.

Raspberry Topping (layer 3):
1 ½ cups water
1 cup sugar
¼ cup corn starch
1 – 12 oz bag frozen raspberries
In medium sauce pan, combine water, sugar and corn starch.  Heat on medium-high heat, stirring continuously until thickened.  When thickened remove from heat and add frozen raspberries, stir with whisk to break down raspberries.  Let cool before spreading over cream cheese filling.




Meet Brody!!!

Well here he is, the newest member of our family - for the next 9 days...yep, for the next 9 days, Nicole has to carry around Brody the egg baby and a diaper bag everywhere she goes. I must say he is pretty cute with his hat that I crocheted for him.

So being grandma to Brody the egg baby is not as bad as I thought. The only thing I don't like is that Nicole has to get up with him at 2:30 tonight and 5 more nights and call her teacher to let her know that she is "up with the baby".......too funny!!!!

Next thing we look forward to is the mechanical baby for a weekend that has a very loud cry...I thought I was done with babies!!!


Gift Cards

I love making these 3 x 3 cards with gift box.  They are so cute and so fun to make.  Very easy!!!

I put 3 to 4 cards in each box with envelopes and stickers to seal the envelopes.  The "For You" label is cut on the Cricut using the Lacy Labels cartridge.  I got the instructions for making it here.  The lady has a cute French accent and makes her boxes collapsible.  I didn't make mine collapsible just because I wanted them more sturdy.  Very fun, cute and easy!!!


To Do

Do you ever feel like you are always reminding your kids about what they need to do?  Well just one of my kids always needs reminding and by the picture you can probably guess which one.  Well, in my frustration I decided to make a "To Do" board for him.

I didn't want to call it a chore chart because I didn't want to "embarrass him".  I must say he was impressed with how it turned out and is proud to use it.  AND as for me........joyous!!!!  He is using it and I am not having to remind him constantly, everyday, morning, after school and before bed of what he needs to do.  I don't feel like I'm nagging him anymore and that makes this mom very happy.

The brackets were cut with my Cricut.  I printed all the chores and magnet labels on the computer and the labels on the side are just some left over stickers and rub-ons.  AND...I gave it a little grunge feel which is great for a 13 year old boy.

I got the idea from the Cricut Blog, but I didn't do it on a cookie sheet.  I went to a metal shop and had them cut me a 12 x 12 piece of sheet metal.  I just couldn't find me the right cookie sheet!!!

Baby Shower Card

I made this cute baby shower card for a dear friend.  She's obviously going to have a girl and so I couldn't resist all the pink.  I'm so excited for them!!!

I used Cricut Wild Card for the card and envelope and Lacy Labels for the label on the envelope.

I hope you enjoy!!!