12.30.2012

New Year's Recipe!

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Erika from Southern Girl's Kitchen is sharing a recipe perfect for your New Year's party...And it can be  made without the alcohol and tastes just as delish!  

1 cup whole milk
1/3 cup of biscoff spread
1 cup bourbon 
4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream

Using a blender, mix all ingredients together until well blended and smooth.  This makes two 8 oz milkshakes.  Garnish with homemade whipping cream or reddi-whip (which is much easier;).  Crush up some biscoff cookies and sprinkle on top!

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Thank you Erika!  These really do look too yummy to pass up!
Happy New Year's everyone:)...

Looking so froward to 2013!

*comments turned off so you can say hello to Erika on her blog or Facebook;)

12.27.2012

Pinterest Winners...

A quick, but exciting announcement today.

Below are the winners of the Pinterest contest.  I chose the characters based on a few things-- taking into account what would make a unique, interesting, and fun character; the cohesiveness of the board; and the photos chosen to describe the character...but even more than that, I kinda fell in love with the descriptions these ladies left for their inspired character.

I had about 10 finalists that were the toughest to go through and whittle down to just the ones below.  I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest.  It was really fun to see your creative ideas, what you want to see in stamps, and what inspires you personally.

I have listed the (3) finalists and the overall winner below!  Check out their boards by clicking on the names...(And winners, please DO NOT delete your board until after your digi is released:)

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This will be a set of two music lovers (I could not decide between them, as they seemed like similar characters, just different genders:)...

Angela Mireles and Debbi Glennie.  

My inspiration for a SC girl: would be a music lover Rockin the Beats on the 1's and 2's turning them wheels of steel. Crate digger indeed, She'd be super cute and super cool and there would be no mistaking this music loving DJ for anyone else. She'd have the cleanest beats equipment by her side and on her ears. All I need is a beauty and a beat <3.
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Teenage boys, hoodies, ipods, dr dre's - sitting chilling out in a world of his own.
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And my second finalist,


She's married to a romantic farmer. mom of boys. Her world is tractors, cows, hay, dirt, bugs and bandaids. Wearing her long hair in a braid that's coming loose or just piled on her head. Her jeans are torn and her shirt dirty but that's how she rolls. She loves grubby little arms around her neck and freckles. Her world is rustic romantic country and she loves every minute.
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And for the GRAND PRIZE, their own character digi and a year's worth of SC on the house:)...


My character is the shy girl who has deep secrets of breaking out of her shell and being all she wants to be. She's a bit nerdy, but mostly a very sweet and beautiful soul. She loves books and learning and all things fuzzy and furry. She loves to feel beautiful, but tends to keep that hidden.. although her secrets run deep. Who knows what she will become one day when she finally breaks free!!??
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Thank you again for the all the entries!  This was a really fun contest on my end because I love to see what inspires my followers.  I will be releasing the new characters on Friday, January 11!  Be sure to mark the release on your crafty calendars...should be a fantastic group of new digis:)!

12.26.2012

Christmas Photos.

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We re-did the kiddos bedrooms for Christmas.  
I think it was a hit:)...
They've been MIA today...playing upstairs, enjoying their new spaces:). 

Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday!
Thank you for all the sweet Christmas wishes!!
xx

12.25.2012

Day 11. Christmas.

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Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient.  
Philippians 2:5-8

"Humbled himself?"
"Humility" hardly begins to describe the incarnation.  

For ages upon ages, his generous hand fed every creature on earth; now it is he that has to be fed, spoon-fed, drooling most of it down his chin like any other toddler.  The Son of God does't even know how to tie his shoes.  Someone had to teach him how to tie those sandals John the Baptist said none of us were worthy to untie...Picture seven-year-old Jesus in the shop out back, learning from Joseph how to use a hammer and a saw.  He who hung galaxies in such perfect poise, like a hundred billion mobiles, has to be shown how to nail two boards together.  

I take my shoes off.  
The humility of this is beyond words. 
~John Eldredge, 
A Beautiful Outlaw

In the humanity of Christ, I find a Savior who loves me more than I can understand.  It is easy to picture God, sitting on a throne in heaven, loving us from afar.  But, to come down.  As one of us.  Limiting himself to our world and our rules-- that is an amazing love.  It is beautiful and crazy and humbling.  

I am unworthy.  

Thank you, Jesus.  
For being born; for being one of us.
So that we might truly live.


Day #10, Instax...



It is a super awesome and totally fun camera.
I kinda love it immensely:).

One of you can win this beauty and a roll of film, too.
To enter, 

Please be a follower of Saturated Canary.
Leave me a comment, telling me one goal/resolution/wish for 2013.

Good luck!
xx

PS... Brigitte you won the Modcloth gift card!  Please email me at krista7smith@yahoo.com to receive your gift!...Congrats!

12.23.2012

Day #9


My two nerds.  
Wishing you all smiles, love, and laughter this Christmas.

xx
The Smith Kids Elves 

ps
...thanks, Pam. 
you have added a whole new dimension of enjoyment to our holidays this year!

12.22.2012

12 Days of Christmas, Day #8.

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Hello lovelies!

I will be sending out this sweet duo over the next day to all who placed an order in the past 36 hours:). They are such a cute pair and should be perfect for all kinds of occasions!

Also, here is a digi currently sold in my shop, free for you today:).
Enjoy, friends...

Happy Holidays! xx

12.21.2012

Day 7...

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I cannot wait until 1pm tomorrow when the kids start their Christmas vacation.
I just want to snuggle down into a cozy house for the next week and enjoy being together.

I'm looking so forward to late nights, sleeping in, movies, snacks, games, and stories.  
And a pair of ridiculously bright, neon yellow sneakers I think are hidden somewhere in this house.  In a size 8.  Just waiting to for me.  I think hope.  

So, on that note of hopeful wishing:)...
Anyone who orders from my shop in the next 36 hours will receive a free digi duo by email by the end of the weekend.  (Minimum order of $4, please.)  I'll post a peek of the pair tomorrow...I think you'll love them!  

(Please note, they will not be sent out in your download emails-- I will be sending the digis out separately at a later time this weekend!)

Merry Christmas, friends!
x

12.18.2012

Day #6...

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Day 6.

One reader will win a $50 gift card to Modcloth.com.
Here is how to enter for a chance to win!

You must be a follower of Saturated Canary.
Please visit the Modcloth shop and leave a comment with your favorite item!

That is it, my friends!
This is one of my most *favorite* shops in all the world!...
Happy browsing:)...

PS!...Nat, you have won the Give a Girl a...Giveaway!  Please email me to receive your gift!

**this giveaway is not endorsed or sponsored by Modcloth in any way; it is my own gift provided to one randomly selected reader

12.16.2012

Make it Crafty Advent, Day 16! (My Day #5:)...

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The MiC girls are doing this fun, grown-up, crafty advent calendar this month!  Each day they reveal a sneak peek of a project, and you can click the link to open that day's door.  I am behind day 16 door:). 

This is my project...I used the Mini Book Style Box Kit and the Delicate Butterflies Chipboard.  The book is so fun to decorate; I am going to use it for Niamh's teacher's Christmas present.  My favorite parts are the sparkly butterflies, though:)...I love all the delicate swirls in the wings!

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Be sure to leave a comment between now and December 31st on *this* post.  I will chose one comment at random to win my chipboard pieces and the book kit!  All the advent winners will be announced on the MiC blog early in the new year!  Also, if you haven't been opening all the advent doors already, be sure to check them out and enter all the giveaways!  

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!
xx

12.14.2012

Prayers.

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Today I'm skipping my scheduled post in light of the tragedy in Connecticut.

Knowing there are families who have Christmas gifts hidden away for a child that won't be with them on Christmas anymore...that is a heartbreaking thought that makes me feel sick.

Today is simply beyond sad.  
And most of us just feel the outskirts of the pain.
I cannot fathom being in the center of this tragedy.  

Despite our broken and fallen world, 
their is a perfect Source of comfort.  
May God heal the families' lives and be an ever present source of strength
for their grieving hearts.

12.12.2012

12 Days of Christmas, Day 4!

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This is my still going (holler!) December Daily, Day 11.  

Our elves, Pokey and Peppermint, have been hopping through the house this month...
They even made a pit stop at McD's the other night-- cuz we found them still chowing down on a small fry in the morning:).  

Kellie sent me a sweet set of Elf on the Shelf clear stamps to try out.  They are perfect for our elf pages!  You can see the whole set in the Give a Girl a... shop! SO FUN!  

Please leave a comment on this post if you'd like a chance to win your own set of Elf on the Shelf stamps:).  Visit Kellie's shop and then come back and tell me your favorite item:)...

I'll pick a winner on Saturday!


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You can also check out Kellie and her awesome scrap-girl talent at Give a Girl a Blog!  She is super duper sweet and lovely...and one of my favorite bloggers in the whole world.  

OH!!...before I go, I forgot to post THE ACTUAL RECIPE for the yummy cookies in my previous post!  (Christmas has this terrible effect on my ability to think clearly:)...Here is Mawiyah's yummy cookie recipe!...

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Now.
I need to go wash two grubby little kiddos.
Or our elves are gonna give this mama a bad report:).

Good night!
x

12.10.2012

Day #3, Santa Cookies Recipe!

Today I have a yummy recipe from Mawiyah.  
She is too pretty.  
Her cookies look too delicious.  
And Santa...bet he is just smitten with this mama.  
...In fact, I'd bet she's the one he gets caught kissing on:).

Happy baking, friends!
Take it away, Mawiyah...

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So, Santa is totally on his way. Are you ready? My son is 10 and Santa is so last year. But my baby girl? She's 6 and the gleam in her eye is infectious! I made these cookies because Santa deserves the best. So we got all fancy at our house.

Warning!
These cookies are so dang good - Santa just might move in...

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I love a recipe that requires beating something with a hammer. Therapeutic :) I like to leave my pistachios a little on the chunky side. Gives me something to sink my teeth into!

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This is where miracles occur. Peep the sea salt sprinkled atop these cookie rounds? Please don't skip this step. Sprinkle these bad boys til' your problems float down the river Jordan. You'll thank me later.

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Yes!!!
Santa loves you, I love you.
Seriously, we could create world peace with these things.

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XOXO Mawiyah

Mawiyah's blog is pretty amazing.
Be inspired; hop on over to her blog:).
Also, you can find her on Facebook and Pinterest!

Thank you, friend, for a wonderful recipe!
xx

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