You're the SALT to my PEPPER ...

Hi friends!

This is *one of those weeks* 
where I want to toss up my hands and say ... 
I can't even!

We're leaving for vacation Thursday bright and early ~
My daughter has a fun itinerary planned.
We'll be home late Sunday and school starts first thing Monday morning!


Praise. The. Lord.

My son got his schedule and *eyeball POP!*
It's a doozy.

I'm going to love. love. LOOOOOOVE homeschooling a Sophomore!

Said me never :)

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I had a lot of fun with this card - playing along with the MFT Stamps sketch this week.  The Splitcoaststampers theme last week in the weekend inspiration was my springboard and the question was:  What do you miss that you can't do because of the pandemic.  

*This is not a Fan Club challenge where the challenges are hush, hush!

Truthfully, as much as I miss travel and church and seeing my friends for coffee or heading to the beach, I miss going out to restaurants!

 I miss going to eat at some of our favorite spots and sitting down to have a nice prepared meal.  I cook daily - sometimes 2-3 times daily - for a group of 6-7 of us.   I do love to cook but I miss some of my favorites out there but am perfectly happier staying home and staying safe!

Here's my card using My Favorite Things stamp set ~ Recipe for Happiness.    I just love this stamp set!

And that's it for me today!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!

I'll enter this today:  Cupcake Inspirations!


  1. Gorgeous card, have a great week, have fun! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Super fun card Kelly, love the chef image and your colours.
    Have s super holiday, Kate x

  3. Kelly, this is an adorable card - love it! Like you, I miss going out to eat and letting someone else do the work. But it is what it is... and safe is best! Enjoy your vacation!

  4. Awesome background paper for this delightful chef and that fun sentiment!! Have a fabulously fun trip!! How refreshing to get out and have a family adventure!!

  5. Gorgeous card and stamp kelly...loz

  6. What a great and fun card Kelly - enjoy your holiday!
    Stay safe

  7. I thought that I had commented on this cute card...but It must have been at Split coast. But I will say it again. So cute and creative...

    I'm with you I miss going out to eat at some of my favorite restuarants. Our Anniversary is this weekend and we may try to go out for only the second time since all of this started. The restuarant we ate at last year for our anniversary is open again with out door LIMITED seating. We are thinking about trying it, but it won't be the same as last year.

  8. Love your fabulous card....so fun!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  9. What a great card--I think the image is great and the sentiment is perfect!

  10. Really lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT