Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hope you all have a very Happy New Year! See you next year!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ready for Christmas?

Whew, I think that I am all ready for Christmas!! Here's a picture of what I did with all the Chex mixes that I made. I found these little ornament dishes at Michaels for $1 and put the bagged mix into the dish. I made the tags, I actually copied the idea from my friend Tammy Hellstern's blog I thought that they were so cute that I would use them on my goodies! I tied the baggies at the top with some of my cranberry grossgrain ribbon and viola this is what they looked like!!

I packaged it all up for all the girls that I work with and delivered them on Monday. They were a HUGE hit but now I am getting request for more mix since half of the girls husbands ate their goodies!! Men huh, can't live with them and can't live with out them!!!!

We are doing some final grocery shopping today as we are expecting 16 plus inches of snow in the next three days! Yes that is not a typo it is 16 plus inches of snow, at least that what they are saying on the news this am. I guess we will have to wait and see what we actually get, either way most of us dream of a white Christmas anyway and we for sure will get that!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! I hope you were all good so Santa brings you everything on your list!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finishing Up Christmas Gifts

Well I have been busy, busy, busy this past weekend. As you all know I HATE to bake but I love to make candy and anything that is really quick. At my cookie exchange one of my friends brought a snack called Snickerdoodle Chex Mix and it was to die for! She printed the recipe for me along with a few others and I thought that they would make great Christmas gifts for those that have everything! The best thing of all most of these were made in the microwave and took no time at all!

Here's what I made:

Chocolate Chex Caramel Crunch

Snickerdoodle Chex Mix

Chex Muddy Buddies

Caramel Corn Chex Mix

Cheesy Ranch Mix

The recipes for for all of the Chex Mixes can be found at and look under recipes.

The Cheesy Ranch Mix is from my friend Cathy and here's the recipe for that:

Cheesy Ranch Mix

1 box White Cheddar Cheeze Its

1 box of regualr Cheeze Its

1 bag of Cruchy Cheetos

1 bag of Pretzils

1 box Chex Cereal or Crispex Cereal

1 bottle of Orville Reddenbachers Butter Flavored Popcorn Oil

2 pkg dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dip or Salad Dressing Mix, either works fine

Mix the first 5 ingredients between 2 big bowls. Mix the popcorn oil and dry dip mix together. Pour over the 2 big bowls stirring until well coated. Put mix on a baking sheet and bake 1 hour at 250 stirring every 15 minutes. Cool and keep in tightly covered containers.

I did change the recipe up just a little, Cathy's recipe called for 1 pkg of Hidden Valley Ranch mix and I add two. I like a little more ranch flavoring then she does but either way works great. I hope you try some or all of these they are all really good and it's very hard not to sneak just a little of each one!!!

Happy Holiday's to you all!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hollydazzle Parade and Macy's 8th Floor

I finally got to go and see the Hollydazzle Parade! Since this started I have always wanted to go and see this but I could never find any one to go with me. Most people hibernate in the cold Minnesota winter and don't want to go out in the cold. My friend Liz and her family asked if I wanted to go and of course I said Yes!

Before the parade we went to Macy's 8th floor to see "A day in the life of an Elf", which was incredible! Every year Macy's decorate their 8th floor in a Christmas theme and they go all out with moving mannequins and you even get to visit with Santa Claus!

After Macy's 8th floor it was off to Candy Land, which is an incredible candy store! They have every candy imaginable plus my favorite, Popcorn! So we all got a treat and then we were off to see the parade. This is my BFF Meghan enjoying a gummy worm!

Boy it sure was cold out but it was the best parade I have ever been too! They shut down all the street lights and the floats are nothing but lights! To start off the parade they had a float with some of the Vikings football players on it and of all the players to be there it was the William's Wall! Now they are nothing new to us because they come into Red Lobster to eat and we have all seen them before but it was really cool to see them in lights!
Each Float was a fairy tale theme and they included Pinocchio, The Wizard of Oz, Jack and Jill, Humpty Dumpty and more!

The final float was the Big guy himself, Santa Claus! It was a treat of a lifetime for me and I will never forget it!

The Parade was only a half an hour long but worth every minute! Next time I go I think that I will stand in the sky ways and be warm watching it! You know me I am a real freeze baby!
After all of the festivities we were off to Red Robin for some great burgers! What could be better than topping off the fun with food. You all know I am all about the food!
Thanks Hawley family for taking me along and remember me next year!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Holiday Heyday Online Clearance Sale!!

A special offer just for you! Holiday Heyday On-line Clearance Sale!

Today starts our Holiday Heyday ON-LINE CLEARANCE SALE! Items are 50% - 80% off! Just in time for holiday shopping early.

The sale starts TODAY, Wednesday, December 2nd at 9 am (MDT) and continues throught Thursday, December 17th OR WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. Often times items go fast, so plan on shopping early.

Go to my website and click on SHOP ONLINE. Look for the link that reads Holiday Heyday Clearance Sale.


*Sale has quantites restricted to FIVE items to provide a smooth shopping experience for all customers.

*You'll want to get in on the amazing deals like My Acrylix stamp sets from $2 and My Reflections paper packets from $5. But thats not all! We have grab bags for $30 each, filled with over $100 in retail products. Plus, great shipping deals on order over $100. Orders of $100+ have a flat rate shipping of $5.

*Please be patient while shopping and checking out. Everyone will be shopping so it maybe a little slow.

*Here are a few of the items that will be available:
15+ Level One Kits (favorites like Vintage Travel, Laid Back, Free Spirit and More) $5 regularly $9.95.
10+ Level Two Paper Packs (Caprice, School Zone, Expedition) $6.50 regularly $12.95
35+ Stamp Sets from $2 - $8
Embellishments like brads $3, ribbon rounds $4, chipboard $3

*Note that clearance items may not be combined with regular priced items in a single shopping cart and the clearance sale items do not count towards the stamp of the month.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cookie Exchange

Well it's that time of year again, Cookie Exchange!! For those of you who know me know that I DESPISE baking and every year I get talked into doing a cookie exchange. Well here it is another year and I am doing it again!

This time I talked my friend Cathy into helping me out.

For those of you who know Cathy know that she is the World's Best Baker and if you haven't met her you probably have tasted her fantastic baking and if you haven't you don't know what your missing!

Since I don't like to bake this year I thought that I'd make Southern Crunch Cookies/Candies. They are really candy but can be passed off as cookies and are incredibly easy to make and the taste is to die for!
I thought that I'd share the recipe with you and you know there is still time to make a batch for someone you love this holiday season.

Southern Crunch

2 lbs White Almond Bark

1/4 c. Peanut Butter

1 c. Dry Roasted Peanuts

4 c. Rice Krispies

Melt bark and peanut butter together in double boiler. In a separate bowl, combine peanuts and rice krispies. Pour melted mixture over cereal and peanuts and stir carefully to combine. Drop into mini muffin cups. Cool, eat and Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Black Friday Speicals!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you gobble till you wobble!!!!

Black Friday is Coming!! Get ready to Shop, Shop, Shop!

It’s my First Annual Black Friday Special!!! On Friday, November 27th, call or email me between 12:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. to take advantage of the HUGE specials!!! Get up early and shop the mall. Then, when you have shopped till you have almost dropped, take a break from the crowds, grab your idea book or go to and give me a call or send me your order via e-mail.
Here’s how it works: Call or email me between 12:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. the day after Thanksgiving and get in on these specials:
© The lst e-mailer/caller will get FREE shipping on your entire order of $25 or more!
© The 2nd e-mailer/caller will get FREE Twinkle Brads with your order of $25 or more!
© The 3rd e-mailer/caller will get a FREE sampling of Mini Medleys with your order of $25 or more!
© The 4th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE ink pad with your order of $25 or more!
© The 5th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE Petite Perks stamp set with your order of $25 or more!
© The 6th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE marker with your order of $25 or more!
© The 7th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE ink pad with your order of $25 or more!
© The 8th e-mailer/caller will get FREE Twinkle Brads with your order of $25 or more!
© The 9th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE Dimensional Element Monogram with your order of $25 or more!
© The 10th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE sampling of Edge Anchors with your order of $25 or more!
© The 11th e-mailer/caller will get FREE Waxy Flax with your order of $25 or more!
© The 12th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE marker with your order of $25 or more!
© The 13th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE Level 1 OR Level 2 My Reflections kit with your order of $25 or more!
© The 14th e-mailer/caller will get FREE Twinkle Brads with your order of $25 or more!
© The 15th e-mailer/caller will get a FREE sampling of buttons with your order of $25 or more!
Then I’ll start all over with e-mailer/caller #16! Every order over $40 will get a BRAND NEW 2010 Spring Idea Book as soon as it arrives at my house in December. Your $25 order can qualify you for the Stamp of the Month Special! If you spend $25, you can get the November Stamp of the Month (“Around the Block”)

for $17.21; spend $50 and get it for just $11.48; spend $75 and get it for just $5.74; and spend $100 and get it for FREE!!
Be sure to let your family members know about your wish list and have them participate in my Black Friday special, too.
*Fine Print: The minimum dollar amount is calculated before shipping and tax. My caller ID and voice mail will document the time you call, so I can keep track of all orders. If you get my voice mail, please leave a message with your name, phone # and your order so I can call you back. The time your order is entered will be used to determine your caller number. (Club and/or Home Gathering orders not eligible.)
BONUS: If you purchase two stamp sets you will get the third one free (least value one free)!This offer is ONLY good through Lynn Hart. Feel free to call me at (952) 913-6480 with your order or e-mail me at between 12:00p.m. and 9:00p.m. on November 27, 2009.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

2009 Club Comes To An End!

Last night was the last night of club and since this is a month of giving thanks, we made Thank You cards! The girls LOVED them!

I also gave each club member a little "Thank You" just from me for being a part of my club! I sure hope they liked what was in there!! I can't tell you what was all in there because one of the girls didn't get hers yet and I don't want to spoil the surprise!!!

Keep watching my blog for all the details about next years clubs! We will have a new catalog and lots of new ideas, papers and embellishments! I can't wait and remember, being a club member means you get the new idea books before anyone else does!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Craft Show

If you weren't able to come to the craft show at Canterbury Inn this weekend to grab some early Christmas presents you will have to check out Metro Craft Shows website at to find out where the next great show will be! My friend Jennifer Dagner sets up these shows and she does a FANTASTIC job! So before you go out and about, check out her website so you know where to stop first!

She took photo's of all the vendors at the show and here I am showing off some of my art work that I worked on while I was there!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Botique

Have you been thinking about Christmas yet? I went to a few stores and they are already playing Christmas music! I guess it is that time of year and if you are like me you are already starting to panic on what to get for all the good boys and girls on your list. I have a solution for you.........This Saturday come to the Holiday Boutique at Canterbury Inn Hotel and start your shopping early! Admission is free and there are over 15 vendors showing their wares including me with Close To My Heart! We will be there from 10:00 until 4:00 and we would LOVE to see you! Don't forget to sign up for the grand prize drawing and make sure you stop by and say "Hi" to me!

See you there!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Christmas Card Workshop

Christmas Card Workshop

Thursday, November 19th 7:00 pm

Call 952-913-6480 or E-mail
To reserve your spot!

Bring your favorite ahesive and come make 10 Christmas cards, 2 each of 5 designs, includes envelopes. You choose between traditional colors or go for something new, try blue and white. Workshop is $10 or free with $20 order.

Hurry space is limited call/e-mail and reserve your spot today

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Stampganza is here!!!

Stampganza is back!!!! Are you starting to think of buying Christmas presents? If not you should be! CTMH has your back with Stampganza! You can buy a few presents and get something for yourself too. For every two stamp sets you purchase you get one FREE!! What a great deal gifts for two people and one for you it's a deal you just can't beat! Check out all of the great stamp sets that are avialable at

Hurry this special only lasts through November!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New Clubs Forming Now!

Are you looking for a way to get your scrapbooking done? Are you behind in sending out cards or just don't have any on hand? Well I have the answer to both of these dilemmas! Why not join my scrapbook/card club?

We meet once a month and you will go home with 2, 12x12 layouts and 3 embellished cards! The best thing about this club is that you will go home with extras to make more layouts and cards including a stamp set and embellishments!

Here's the best thing about this club, get 5 friends who want to join and I will bring the club to you if you don't want to come to me! What could be better than a fun night of scrapbooking and stamping with your friends!

Watch for complete details and how to join this great club.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

National Stamping Month Celebration Delight in the Everyday with a Stunning New Card Kit!
To celebrate National Stamping Month in September, we've designed a gorgeous new card kit for making 16 cards Starting August 18th through September 30, 2009.
You may purchase the Everyday Celebration card kit outright for $39.95 or you may get one card kit for FREE with a minimum purchase of $60 in stamp sets (includes A, B, C, D, and E-size; excludes Stamp of the Month, Art & Soul, and K-size custom stamp sets).
For Hostesses:Dates: September 1–30, 2009 Hostesses who have a qualifying Home Gathering totaling $400 or more, will receive the Everyday Celebration kit for FREE!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



Welcome to my new blog! I hope that you will visit often and check out all the great stuff that I have to offer!

See you soon!