Friday, July 30, 2010

Chicken Wings and A Baby Chick...from a Paper-Crafts Chick?

Chicken Wings...

I'm a chicken when it comes to frying chicken, so I bake instead of frying.  I don't claim to be a master chef or anything close to it.  Matter of fact, if I had my way I'd hire a personal chef and order take-out on his/her days off.  Wait!  I do have a chef...a live in chef...he's my super-husband.  Well, despite his awesome cooking ability and willingness to do so, I usually end up cooking just because of our schedules.  So, here's my latest creation - chicken wings.  Oh my goodness, they were so pretty (lol) and the taste was simply marvelous.  I don't mean to toot my own horn (beep, beep!), but I topped the chef on this day.  Check out these pretty wings... 

It was a total fluke! And everytime I cook it's trial and error, but this trial didn't produce any errors.  I didn't plan this, but here's what I did:  I baked them for about 45mins on 350, then turned up the heat to 450 for about 20mins to achieve the crispiness and gold tone (I never fry because I'm afraid of being popped by the grease, and I don't feel too bad since baking is a healthier alternative).  Once they were done, I sprinkled them with a Ranch seasoning pack.  DELISH!

A Baby Chick...

Now, meet the baby chick.  I met this little guy during one of my paper shopping sprees.  Just paper..luv it.  I incorporated this little chick in the design of my journals that I previewed earlier.  It's a part of my "Positive Notes" line of inspirational journals.  I created this one using The Cinch binding tool.  If you've tried this tool, then you already know how much fun I had. 

Here's the hand-crafted, whimsical journal that includes “Positive Notes” from scriptures to build you up.  It was created with premium recycled papers. The book board is covered with paper designed by TPC Studio's Woodland Whimsy collection. Journal Size: 5" x 7"; 80 lined pages.

I simply printed the inner sheets with my printer and selected some of my favorite scriptures to include in the journal.

...and it reads:  A reminder from God:  I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.  (Jeremiah 29:11 msg)

Thanks for stopping by and have a spectacular weekend!


  1. thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Hi I found you through trendy treehouse, your chicken looks delicious and I don't think it was a fluke. Your hubby will be expecting the same standard of cooking from you all the time now mmm.

  3. I love your journal...of course! :)

  4. This is a great idea! I love making journals myself. I made one yesterday and was wondering what to put in it- pictures? bible verses? inspirations? Isn't it great when God gives us so many gifts? It's just overflowing! Patsy from

  5. Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for your comment. I appreciate that. You know what? You're absolutely right. He's gonna expect that good cooking all the time. He always says that I cook better wings than he does.

  6. Erin,

    Thanks a lot. Hopefully your Cinch binding tool will arrive soon and you can make your journals too. I'd love to see pics of 'em. :o)

  7. Hey Patsy,

    Thanks for stopping by. I love spreading God's Word with my journals. Besides, who doesn't need a "Positive Note", encouragement or inspiration from time to time? And what better way to get it than from the Good News? You're right, the gifts are endless and overflowing. I never thought I'd be making crafts, but it's sooo much fun. I appreciate God for this gift because I really enjoy!


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