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Joy in the Journey: Angel’s Landing, A Great Read and Goodbye to an Amazing Lady!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

This past week was Spring Break. Unfortunately Steve had school so the girls and I jumped in the car and spent the week “down south” which always means warmer weather. This week I’ll share some of the fun things we did along the way but for today I’m excited to share our first stop: Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park.

1. I’ve heard about Angel’s Landing pretty much my whole life. People have said it’s the hardest and scariest hike in Utah. The girls and I love to hike so we decided we were up for the challenge.

Here we are with my dear friend, Angelyn Bryce, beginning our ascent:

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It’s five miles round trip and the first quarter mile is a wonderful trail like this:

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Then the terrain suddenly changes and the steepness and switch backs are challenging:

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But the views are oh so amazing:

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Suddenly you get to what you think is the top and there’s still 1/2 mile left of VERY STEEP–I mean cliffs on both side with dizzying drop offs–where you have to use chains to get to the top. Hmmm–I was scared to death but knew I’d regret if if I didn’t continue to the top. You can see the very narrow path and the row of people climbing to the top:

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If you look carefully, you can see a row of people hiking down from the top:

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I clung to the chains with all my might and I was so thankful for these chains that really made me free! I took it a step at a time and just concentrating on my footing and my breathing:

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The view at the top was a sight to behold:

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Another sight to behold was that moment when Sage bumped into her math teacher at the top. Here we are five hours from home at the top of a very high mountain . . . AWKWARD. Sage tried to hide but there was nowhere to go.

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A great, challenging hike! My girls are ready to do it again. I’ll probably pass! Most of the above photos were taken with a professional camera by Angelyn but the bottom two were taken with my dear ol’ iPhone.

2. My pal, Jana Eubank, gave me this book to read , so I took it along and couldn’t put it down! It’s one of the most cleverly written books I’ve read. So charming and suspenseful at the same time!

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3. Finally, if you ever went to a CKU or CKC, you probably remember the gal in charge–Paula Kraemer. She worked for Creating Keepsakes for years and was a brilliant business woman and a wonderful friend to my  family. She unexpectedly died on Friday recovering from a very routine surgery. I’m so sad and am still in shock. Yet–I’m still able to find joy in the journey. Paula just sent me a text the last time I was on HSN wishing me luck and cheering me on. I reread all the wonderful text conversations we’ve had over the past few months and her love, support and the photos and memories will continue in my heart! I am honored to join in the celebration of her life with family members and friends later this week. (Paula is the pretty gal next to me.)

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Life is so short! Remember to reach out to those people you love the most before it’s too late.

Love, Lisa

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Joy in the Journey: Collin’s Easter Basket, Sage’s Photo Shoot and Delightfully Downs Pictures!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

One: Collin is obsessed with monkeys. When he was young, he researched the species of monkey that would make the best pet and had it on the top of his “Dear Santa” list every year. Needless to say, it hasn’t happened yet.

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I was so excited to find this monkey Easter basket at Big Lots to send to him in New Zealand. I filled it full of his favorite treats like Franks Hot Sauce, Twizzlers and Starburst Jelly Beans.

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I also made three special projects using my Silhouette Cameo.

1. In this card, we all wrote our favorite “funny as a monkey” moments of Collin:

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2. In this Silhouette Sketch, Brecken wrote favorite monkey jokes:

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3. And–this Print and Cut container from the Silhouette store was just for fun:

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I’ve been tracking his package and it says it’s in New Zealand! I can hardly wait to hear how he likes it!

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Two: Sage and her friend, Mary, were looking for something creatively to do one afternoon and I loved Sage’s bright idea! She curled Mary’s hair, applied makeup, picked out some clothes, grabbed my camera and did a full-blown photo shoot! The photos just make me smile. Here’s one of them:

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Three: My amazing friend, Angelyn, is the mother of eight children and among other things, is a masterful photographer. Her youngest son, Joseph, has Down Syndrome, and I love the way she so beautifully captured the spirit of this young boy:

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I’ll share some photos of my trip at the end of the week. Hope you’re finding Joy in the Journey!

Lisa

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Brecken’s Blissful Bites: Four-Fruit Compote

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Brecken made this recipe last Sunday and it is one of my absolute favorites! I discovered it as a newlywed and love it because all the ingredients are usually on hand. It’s also very Brecken2 Breckens Blissful Bites: Four Fruit Compotecolorful and even the pickiest of eaters enjoys this fruit salad. Brecken said to call it “Lisa’s Blissful Bites” because it’s more of a favorite of mine!

Four-Fruit Compote

1 can (20 ounces) pineapple, chunks or tidbits
1/2 cup sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1/3 cup orange juice
1 T. lemon juice
1 can (11 ounces) mandarine oranges
3 to 4 medium apples, chopped (I use red and green for color)
1–2 medium bananas, sliced

  1. Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup juice. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Whisk in the pineapple, orange and lemon juices until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly; cook and stir 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the fruits. Pour warm sauce over the fruit; stir gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate. Yield: 12-16 servings.

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Speaking of Brecken, yesterday the announcement was made that she will be on the student council next year for her high school! Way to go, B-Reck (as everyone calls her). Oh how I love my Silhouette Cameo. We cranked out this poster in no time at all!

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Have a great weekend! I’m off with the girls for Spring Break (Steve’s Spring Break was a few weeks ago and he has school)! I’ll share some pics of our adventures!

Lisa

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Joy in the Journey: Meeting Martha, Canvas Ideas and the Cutest Video Ever!

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Thanks for all your support on HSN last Monday! It was a rockin’ 24-hour craft day and truly was a good time. Loved all the hosts I had the pleasure of working with! How funny that Bill and I were color coordinated. We didn’t plan it that way!

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A huge shout out to my team! From left to right: Chasity Sivanick, Marci Leishman, Lisa Bearnson (that’s me!), Jana Eubank and Jennifer Duncan. Truly the best team in the entire world! And a huge shout out to Brandi Nielsen, my social media manager. She kept things running on the home front!

We were all up for 41 hours straight (on top of a red eye flight) with a 2 1/2 hour “nap” in the middle. It was crazy long hours but everyone was so cheerful, helpful and kept a smile on their face. Truly the best team in the entire world!

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One of my favorite parts of Tampa, Florida is going to the HSN store. It’s only accessible to employees and guests so I feel honored I get to shop there. We fell in love with this luggage quilted luggage set by Joy and IMAN and were giddy when we got a set (each color has a larger and smaller piece of luggage). This luggage set on the HSN site is close to what we got.

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1. I’ve always wanted to meet Martha Stewart and luck was on my side when we were assigned green rooms right next to each other. She very sweetly came in my green room to say hi (on her way to being on air) and I jumped up and gave her a big hug (I’m pretty sure I wrinkled her perfectly pressed white linen shirt)! I then teased her that I got lipstick on it and when she looked down to see the smudge a big smile came on her face when she realized I was kidding! She then cordially met my team and chatted for a bit. Meeting her really made my day! Unfortunately this is the only pic with Martha I got (taken in a dark green room):

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2. Just want to share some canvases I have hanging on my wall with favorite pics of my kids. I look at these everyday and they make my realize how fast time flies. I added some background borders and words that describe each child. The photos were taken by the fabulous Robin Johnson.

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3. As I’ve mentioned before, several times a week I have the wonderful opportunity to work with 50 young girls in our congregation. Every Wednesday night, we enjoy an activity together and each Sunday we spend  three hours (one hour with just the girls) with spiritual instruction. This video, called An Experiment of Words, highlights an activity that a nearby young women’s and young men’s church group did together. It simply makes me cry tears of joy. We plan to do it sometime in the near future. Just had to share to spark an idea of where you might be able to have a similar activity. Enjoy!

And may you always find joy in the journey!

Lisa

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HSN show times

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying a beautiful day with your family and loved ones.

I just wanted to post a quick reminder of my show times tomorrow + a few images to get you excited for the day tomorrow!

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See you tomorrow!

Lisa

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Sage’s Best Bites: Vanishing Breakfast Rolls

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The winners of the big Project Life giveaway are:

Sarah W.

Angela W.

Heather B.

Kim H.

Sage doesn’t have the zest for cooking and baking like Brecken has. She just started discovering the joy of measuring cups and teaspoons and Bosch mixers. But today she came home with a school assignment from her cooking class. She had to make Vanishing Breakfast Rolls and I have to admit, they were tasty and she did a great job. Best of all, they are the PERFECT  recipe for beginner chefs. Even little children would have a blast making these.

This is what Sage looked like for half of the baking session–she was devouring the marshmallows!

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Here’s what a finished Vanishing Breakfast Roll looks like:

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Vanishing Breakfast Rolls

1 pkg. canned biscuits
10 large marshmallows
1/2  t. cinnamon
2  T. sugar
2  T. butter

Melt butter in microwave. In another bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll each marshmallow in the melted butter, then in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Slightly roll out each biscuit and wrap each marshmallow in the dough. Place the rolls (sealed edges down) on a foiled-lined cookie sheet lightly coated with Pam. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. (The top of Sage’s was glazed with the oozing marshmallow mixture.)

I saw this adorable idea on this web site.

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Smaller marshmallows were used that were colored green with food coloring. What an adorable idea for St. Paddy’s day or Christmas.

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Only three more days until the big HSN 24-hour Craft extravaganza begins! My first show will be at 4:00 a.m. and everything in this hour is under $20.00. Also note this big change. Last week I announced that the eBrush would be launched on HSN on that day. Unfortunately the product will not be available for this date. However, it will be launched another time on HSN so stay tuned.

See you soon!

Lisa

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Project Life reveals + giveaway

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Today is a FUN day! I am so happy to finally be sharing the 4 Project Life kits with you, that will be on HSN this Monday, starting at 1am EST. You won’t want to miss a minute of it.

Yesterday, I challenged you to guess which core kits I was giving you sneak peaks of. Here are the answers:

Reveal #1: Happy edition

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This bundle is amazing! You will receive the Happy core kit, 3×4 coordinating cardstock, 4×6 coordinating cardstock and the designer scrapbook dividers for one amazing price!

This kit is fun, bright & is being sold here in the US, for the 1st time! I love it. Here are some close ups of the cards inside the kit.

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As with all the Project Life products, it is made to simplify your scrapbooking to help you get it done in no time!

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Of course, if you find that you have creative time, it is versatile enough to allow you to add your own personal touches to make the page your own. Jana Eubank used the Silhouette to cut out the big titles – and I adore the difference it makes to the page!

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Reveal #2: Azure edition:

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The Azure bundle will come with the Core kit, 12×12 patterned paper, 1 pack of 12 overlays and the Azure designer dividers.

You will love this kit. It has a tea stained look to it and has some great masculine elements mixed throughout the kit.

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No time:

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Creative time:

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Reveal #3: Day Dreamer mini bundle:

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This mini bundle is loaded with goodies. You will receive the Dear Lizzy Day Dreamer mini kit, coordinating chipboard shapes, coordinating rub-ons (2 sheets), coordinating stickers (2 sheets) + a 12 pack of overlays!

And the cards inside the kit are just darling.

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Reveal #4: Style Board mini bundle:

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With this mini bundle, you will receive the Maggie Holmes mini kit, Style Board, coordinating chipboard shapes, coordinating rub-ons (2 sheets), coordinating stickers (2 sheets) + a 12 pack of overlays!

And, yep, there cards are just as darling! I really can’t choose a favorite.

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Giveaway Time

Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, and I are teaming up to give away 4 HSN Project Life bundles! Each winner will have the choice between the Happy, Azure, Day Dreamer or Style Board sets. This is huge! Just enter below with the rafflecopter, then head over to Becky’s blog for a 2nd chance to enter. We will randomly choose 4 winners and post them tomorrow afternoon!

Good luck!

Lisa

 

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Just Wait Until Tomorrow! HSN Project Life Kits Revealed Plus a Big Contest!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Many of you have been patiently waiting for the new Project Life kits that will be available on HSN next Monday (March 24th). Tomorrow is the big day when the specifics of these kits plus a big contest will be revealed. However, I’m just going to give you a sneak peak at the four different designs that will be available (let’s see if you know the names of the core kit):

Number One:

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Number Two:

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Number Three:

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Number Four:

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Also, back by popular demand is this twine and jute kit. It sold out months ago on the first airing and is just now back in stock. Oh–and it’s $2.00 off right now on HSN.com ($17.95 for 48 rolls of baker’s twine and jute).

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And this chalk and stencil  kit is BRAND NEW:

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There is so much new, new, new on the 24th! Can’t wait to keep sharing.

Stay tuned tomorrow!

Lisa

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Nifty Gifties Version Two!

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

One of my most favorite products ever sold on HSN is Nifty Gifties–a card kit solely dedicated to gift cards. This kit sold like wildfire the first time it was featured and is no longer available–it completely sold out on HSN.com.

Good News! Nifty Gifties version two will be featured next week (currently scheduled at 2:00 p.m. ET on HSN on March 24th). It also is already available on HSN.com.

Just check out this collection:

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Bright new patterns, designs, sentiments and also clear bags with bag toppers (with a slot for gift cards or redeemable coupons!). This is ONLY found on HSN. Just look at all this goodness!

The  bags and bag toppers are worth their weight in gold (and totally customizable with the gift card tucking inside the topper):

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And then there are all the cards:

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My pal, Pam Taylor, played around with one of the kits and took a pic of her creations. She had so much fun with it and loved the versatility and designs.

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Stay tuned tomorrow for another product highlight!

Lisa

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Joy in the Journey: Green Eggs and Ham, “Sitting” Volleyball and A Great Read for Teenagers!

Monday, March 17th, 2014

1. Our family woke up this morning to green eggs and ham in celebration of Stefyn’s birthday and St. Paddy’s day!

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Stefyn’s  mom, Tina, has been staying with us for the past four days and she woke up at 5:00 a.m. to make this festive food. It was a tradition for Stefyn growing up and was fun to rekindle this memory today. Happy birthday to Stefyn!

2. Steve and I spent two days with our girls at the Denver Crossroads volleyball tournament. There were literally 100 courts at the convention center and all the balls looked like popcorn popping! They play on different teams so it was interesting trying to be in two places at the same time. Good thing there were two of us there to watch!

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I was moved to tears during the USA vs. Russia paralympics “sitting volleyball” game. There was a massive crowd around the court and these girls stole my heart as I watched them play with so much intensity. My pics are a bit blurry but here are some off their website:

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3. Steve and I have been reading this book with our teenage girls. It’s simply amazing!

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Here are some of my favorite points:

“Ordinary teen think about their problems. Extraordinary teens think about their possibilities. Ordinary teens want someone else to make them happy. Extraordinary teens know that happiness is an inside-out job.”

Another great book is this one (also by the same author):

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It says: “The miserable think that what they have is never enough. Like the Little Mermaid, who owned no more than twenty thingamabobs, they say, “But who cares, no big deal, I want MORE.” (How could you be miserable with twenty thingamabobs?)” Note that these books are great for everyone but do have a Christian and LDS focus.

4. One week from today is the 24-hour craft day extravaganza on HSN! Mark your calendars for March 24th! My exact schedule is being firmed up this week so stay tuned for more information and more fun reveals.

Lisa

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