Tuesday, May 01, 2007

giveaway...boxes...dinner

I got these two little making memories boxes on clearance at Target several months ago. Today I finally embellished them. I put my new bazzill bling blossoms in the bottom one and haven't decided what to put in the top one yet, but they sure are cute! I put the little apple crate on top just because I liked it. Looks pretty darn cute on my little bookcase.
If you're looking for a quick and easy meal to make for dinner I tried this recipe of Paula Deen's tonight. It's called mexican chicken. Here is the recipe if you want to try it. The only thing I did different is add one more can of cream of chicken because I like it really creamy and it asked for 1 can of diced tomatoes. I accidental put in a can of tomatoes with mild green chili's. It worked out okay and just gave it more of a mexican flavor. I wouldn't put this on the top of my list for most favorite recipes, but it was good and fast. As you all know I'm so dang excited about National Scrapbook Day this coming Saturday, so I decided to share my excitement with all of you by having a giveaway. I ALMOST didn't part with this because it's really a great thing and I like it very much, so surely lots of you would enjoy it too. This little beauty comes with 40 spools of ribbon. Each spool has 4 yards with a grand total of 480 feet of pretty ribbon. Now that is ALOT of ribbon by golly! Even if you don't scrapbook, this ribbon can be used for many other things. If you would like to be in the drawing, just leave me a comment and I will have a boy choose a winner on Thursday night...and YES! lurkers are always welcome to comment on my blog anytime! It's all so pretty...you know you want it! :o)
Good luck ladies!
P.S. I got the pink purse and matching wallet at park and swap in East Mesa on Baseline and Signal Butte. They were very affordable! I don't buy expensive purses.
P.S.S. Did you know that you can click on the individual pictures in my slide thingies on my side bar and see them full size? I didn't until today...so stinking cool!

67 comments:

Cee said...

CHOOSE ME!!!

LOL!

gaydra said...

I LOVE your blog!!! And I agree that a blog needs lots of pictures...that is why yours is so AWESOME!!!!!!! :)

Amie said...

Your just way too generous, If you draw my name out I will pay for the postage...... The things I could do with all that ribbon.

Come in handy with my Guest DT spot!

Have a good week Amie

TK Angels said...

I would love to win the ribbon. Thanks for doing this. I heard national scrapbook day is Saturday. My daughter is having a representative from Creative Memories at her home Saturday. What timing :)

Take care,
Love,
Terri

homedaisy said...

what a generous gift. :) i'd be happy happy with one spool! crossing my fingers....

Wendy said...

Love the boxes, and I am definetly trying that recipe. Anything quick is what I am looking for.

How did you know my favorite thing in the whole world right now is ribbon???????

Hook me up!!!!!!!!

Diana said...

love the ribbon you are so creative with the boxes!
We arn't so lucky to have this scrapbooking store/fairs here where I live. Lucky ladies!

DENISE IRVINE said...

I WANT THAT RIBBON! PLEASE!

linda t said...

Oooh, ooh, ME!! Pic ME!
I would looove spools of ribbon! It would look so wonderful in my new craft room!
You are a doll Jolene!

Chris G said...

FINALLY! been having troubles commenting for weeks. The boxes are cute and you made them cuter.
I had to go clean out my purse...boy what a shock. its not as cute as yours but at least it is not over flowing

Briana said...

You did a great jobs decorating those boxes, so stinkin' cute! LOVE them.

WOW! That is a LOT of ribbon! You should see my scraproom, FULL of ribbon, I have a mild obsession, okay, okay, addiction to ribbon. Pick Me, Pick ME!

And if I don't end up being the lucky one, you have to tell me where you got it, because I'm drooling over all that yummy ribbon over here!

Happy Wednesday!

~Telah said...

Cool ribbon! I have seen that in the store and debated whether or not to buy it....maybe I will win it and solve all my problems. :)

mascanlon said...

Wow, so cute and maybe it would turn me from a quilter to a scrapper (stop laughing Tember!!)BTW that Chicken recipe floated around in the 70's as a company dish, Chicken Tortilla but you made it the night before and thinned the soups with milk. Still make it from time to time for a crowd.

Kim said...

The boxes are awesome. I have just started using ribbon on my pages--I'm venturing out of "simple" and have discovered what ribbons and prima flowers can do! pick me, pick me!

Maren said...

You are generous with all that ribbon. How fun. Now that I am no longer making so many cards, I hope to get some scrapbooking done.

Jenay said...

I am guildy lurker, but I am a big fan and I read your blog daily. Love those boxes!

Suzanne said...

Another long-time lurker here...I read your blog faithfully. Sorry to be a lame lurker! Thanks for the giveaway-I love ribbon!

Jen said...

Pick Me Miss Jolene :)

Hol said...

I've been enjoying your blog for a while. I love the boxes and ribbon. Very cute! I'm on my way to check out the Mexican Chicken recipe. Yum!

Thanks for the great ideas!

Jacquie said...

Your give aways are AWESOME!! Would love me some ribbon, crossing fingers and toes ;-)

Chicken dinner looks yummy, must check out the recipe.

Jamie said...

The recipe sounds yummy! I am headed to check it out.

Love the ribbon! Forget the diamonds... A girl can never have too much ribbon. :)

Hope you are having a great day!

Jamie ~ Alabama

ellen said...

I hope I win the ribbon!

Kassie said...

LOVE that ribbon, Jolene! Is that from Costco? It would be a blast to win, hope I'm lucky. Thanks for commenting at my blog. Have a great day!

Desiree said...

I have been a lurker here for a while now. I love your blog and have to check back everyday to see what's new. Thanks for the daily entertainment.

Kelly said...

Love to check in on your blog every once in awhile... love your scrap room, great inpiration for organization for my space!
P.S. Pick me for your ribbon:)!!!

Krista said...

cute boxes. you did a good job :) your scraproom is lookin' great!
and i am a ribbon fanatic. so i had to leave you a comment :)

clgubler said...

LOVE your blog! You inspire me with your scrapbook room - it is so cute and functional. Would love a chance to win the gorgeous ribbon!

Deanna (DW) Shain said...

I was going to leave you a comment anyway, but heck, drawings are always fun!! LOL!
I am interested in publishing your scrapbook room in my new book, Creative Spaces for Papercrafters due out in September. Contact me at dwshainpublishing@yahoo.com for more info!
-Deanna Shain
www.dw-shain.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Jolene,
Love to stop by to hear what is going on with you.

Kim Hoag

Sue said...

I would like to play! (I'm a lurker!)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Love your blog, Love your scrapbook room.

Iv'e learned, putting your stuff in the bottom of a closet, does NOT work

Shannon

Anonymous said...

Jolene,
I read your blog all the time and love to see all the cute things that you do in your home. Your house looks more lived in then mine and I have lived here for almost 3 years! But with 2 little ones, it is really hard to do anything. I LOVE your boxes. I also LOVE the J that you altered a few posts back, I keep seeing those big letters and need some inspiration do to one for myself. Have a great day and know that I include Chad in my daily prayers!
Jen R

Janna & Derrick said...

I love the little decorative boxes and love the idea of a quick mexican casserole! I will have to try that out for Derrick sometime soon.
It looks like you are really getting settled in to your new home and I was having trouble posting comments, but your grandson is so cute! Is Brittany showing yet? Have a good week!
Janna (Andi's neice)

sohpiasmom said...

So pretty...I want it!! The boxes you covered are so cool :)

trace-e said...

Those boxes are so cute! I have so many things waiting to be altered, hopefully soon I'll get to them. I love Paula Deen and her food, I'll have to try this one. Aren't you just the sweetest, that is an awesome awesome give away! I would love to win something!!!!

Melissa said...

Cute cute cute! And, I'll be answering the tag shortly - it slipped my mind until today!

Andi said...

Your memory boxes are beautiful!!! You're such the creative one!

Love the ribbon...add my name please...I just might be lucky this time!!! Very cool gift...not sure if I could part with it myself!

Mindy said...

Dang, you're popular!

Anonymous said...

Jolene,

I read your blog all the time. I'm a local girl. I have seen you at Scrapbooks Etc. and I have also been to all the scrapbook retreats in Tucson. I would love the ribbon so please pick me.

Kim R.

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

OMG!!! I JUST saw this Ribbon package TODAY... but I had to choose between the ribbons - or the paper that I went there to buy already!? (and since I have a project that the papers are for... I had to control myself and choose the paper!) OH... I hope I win! I hope I win!!! tee hee!

shekinahhvac said...

Well girlfriend better count me in. Hey more directions on that swep meet in mesa, my hubby wants to stop at one while in Phoenix.

Blessings
Tiara

Valerie said...

you are too nice for words!
and if your boyo picks me, tell me first and i'll send you postage for the package! :o)

velvet brick said...

well how nice is this of you to treat US to something devine??? you're a sweet visit in my day and I send you hugs and blessings from Gilbert! : )
VB

Leah said...

Your boxes look so cute. And what a giveaway!! That is just too sweet!

Nonie Mae said...

Add me too.. Your boxes are cute..

Cassandra said...

Jolene -

LOVE the ribbon!

I finally got your goodies packaged up today and will drop them at the post office on my way home from the hospital tomorrow! Again, sorry for taking so long! Hope you enjoy it!

Kimberly said...

Sorry I haven't read your blog in a while...we finally got to move in to our new house. And things have been crazy ever since. Hope u have a great rest of the week and that ribbon is cool.

Cheryl Wray said...

First off--I LOVE that recipe! I make one almost exactly like it and it was one of my favorites in the whole wide world (and, let me tell you, I like A LOT of foods! lol).
Then...I love the embellished boxes!! So cute!!!
And finally... I WANNA WIN!! Pretty please!!
Have an AWESOME Natl Scrapbook Day!! I still haven't quite decided how to celebrate it yet, but will do something fun!!

Sharla Hunt said...

I love reading your blog! I am mostly a lurker. I first found your blog through my friend Heather White and then just recently saw that Nikki, my other friend, also likes to read your blog.

Enter me into the drawing, I hope I win the ribbon. LOL! :o)

Chickenbells said...

Oh what fun ribbon...I was just at Michaels tonight checking out the Martha Stewart line...and got stuck in the sticker section. I just about fell over when I discovered Amy Butler stuff...I love her fabric, and the scrap booking things are wonderful as well...

Erin H. said...

Fantastic blog...I just love reading about you and your family. The boxes turned out adorable. Happy (Pre-)National Scrapbook Day!!! Please add me to your drawing too! Thanks!

Coleen said...

Hey Sis, I can be in the drawing too, right? You know I have very little scrap stuff and after all I am scrapbooking with you on Saturday. Love ya, Coleen

wendster said...

Hi Joleen! Wow! I see in your comments that you are going to be published now. Awesome! You are so sweet. Always taking time to visit my blog and post. And you create such pretty things. Where do you find the time?
You are amazing AND generous!
Oh, and I answered your question at my blog, but here's the answer here, too. That was the Los Angeles temple. I'm going Friday to do sealings. Becca's going to do baptisms Friday for youth conference.
HUGS! Wendy

Nikki *Ü* said...

I'm really not posting to win the ribbon (my DH says I have too much of everything and that would include ribbon - LOL), just posting because I haven't commented for a bit on your blog. LOL Oh, you tagged me and I saw that. I'll get around to answering it eventually. In case you haven't noticed, I'm much better at checking everyone else's blogs and posting there than updating my own!!! LOL

Anyway.....sadly, I will NOT be scrapbooking on NSD. Can you believe it? I'm a CTMH consultant and I SHOULD be doing something to celebrate!! But alas, my daughters have a dance competition out of town that day, so we will be gone dancing!!! So, I will just say that I will be taking pictures to scrap on NSD instead of actually scrapping. LOL

Cindi said...

Hey Lady!
That ribbon is so yummy! If I win I'll have to hide it from Miss Allison. She loves ribbon as much as I do!

Cindi

Gina said...

PICK ME PICK ME!!! LOL! I don't consider myself a "lurker", but I don't comment as much as I should. I check your blog every day! I't on my "favorites"!
Love you,
Gina

Carla said...

That Ribbon is sooo cute... I'm glad to see that you are blogging again!!!

Melissa said...

Holy moly! This just might be the best giveaway ever!!!

Laura Reaux said...

Jolene... I came over to tell you that your comment to the RBC cracked me up. So very true... we have had both happen at the same time here. LOL

And isn't it amazing how everyone crawls out of the woodwork when you post a RAK? I may have to do it soon, just to see. ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry I have been MIA lately, I still read but right around the time you moved, I all of sudden could not see any of your pictures anymore...makes me sad! :-( Because hello as all scrapbookers know the picture tells much, if not all the story. And you do such an AWESOME job of pictures and writing. Oh Well! Whenever I do get around another computer I 'catch up' on the pictures!

Noel
Yuma, AZ

David and Janalee said...

You caught me lurking...would love the ribbon! You are so talented.
I think I need to show my husband your scrap supplies to let him know there just might be one person in the world with more "scrap"-his word for my stuff-than me! you are alot more organized however!

Janalee

Colors of Me said...

Your boxes are adorable. I think I might try that chicken recipe for dinner this weekend. My boys will eat just about anything and this looks good! I like the idea of adding the mexican tomatoes. And yes my first name is Lori LOL!!!!!

KathyG said...

Your boxes are beautiful. Please add my name to the drawing. I would love to win a box of ribbon.

Kathy

Anonymous said...

Love your sweet little blog. Always brings a smile to my day. I am often out your direction,my parents live in Mesa, let me know if you want a scrap buddy day some time!

Leslie

Carol said...

Did I make it in time? I love your blog and it is part of my daily routine, but I was out of town when you posted this fun giveaway. Your little boxes are so cute! Congratulations to whoever wins.

myfarnzy@aol.com said...

see what happens when I have to work!!! I missed your drawing of SOME SERIOUS RIBBON!!! Have a great "scrapday and CINCO DE'mayo" to tomorrow ;)

mn mom said...

So sorry I missed the deadline for your drawing, I have been having a garage sale for 2 days in between dealing with my 2 & 3 year olds! Ugh... oh well, I least I am making a little spending money! The boxes are darling, you did an awesome job as usual you crafty girl! Love the ribbon, and thanks for sharing the recipe. Always looking for something quick, easy and different. Happy NSD!!! Amy =)