SpiegelMom Scraps What About Wednesday: Lazy Saturdays

Aloha!! I am up over at the SpiegelMom Scraps design team blog today sharing another layout for my Cozy album. I am using some fun Cozy sequins and feltie hearts this time!! You can check out that layout here.

Here is a fun sneak peek!!!



Also you can watch my Youtube process video here as well.


I hope you check out the Spiegelmom Scraps Store and use my code Hannah15 and you can get 15 % off your order.

Have an inspired Week!!





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What About Wednesday:Let’s Get Sketchy Team Up

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! I hope your week is going well!! I feel like this week has been going strong, long and hard. There is so much going on all around me in this world. It’s times like this I am thankful I can cuddle on the couch with the family and take time to relax from the world. Then head into my scrap room and create to get those memories down!

For the whole month of November The SpiegelMom Scraps Design Team is teaming up with the Let’s Get Sketchy Design Team. We are using a different sketch each week to help inspire us!! Isn’t that exciting?! I think it is I love using sketches, they are such a big help!!

Today I am over at the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog sharing my first layout with a sketch we have provided for the Team Up.

Here is a little sneak of what you will see on the blog over there!!


I am still working on my Cozy Album so come along and join the Let’s Get Sketchy Team Up!!!

Also don’t forget that if you use my code Hannah15 on your SpiegelMom Scraps Order you can get a 15% discount!!

Have an inspired Week!!


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Homemade Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! I thought it would be a fun idea to share my recipe of Pumpkin Soup since earlier I shared a layout I made about this yummy bowl of Autumn goodness.

This soup may have started from an actual site, but over time I have kinda tweaked it to my family and my preferences. Little things like adding Ground Smoked Chipotle powder add a nice smokiness that mixes well with the smell of crisp and fallen leaves.

Adding farm fresh roasted Butternut Squash is a newer addition and really helps enhance the pumpkin flavor. I love using fresh ingredients to my families meals to help keep the costs down, but also support local businesses and farms in my area.

Here is a reminder of what this yummy soup looks like all done.


Here is the recipe, which makes a nice big pot full. ( On a side note when I made this the other day, per cup, so 8 oz, this bowl of soup has about 10 grams of carbs. This is a very healthy soup with tons of vitamins and fiber and little sugar.)

Pumpkin Soup

1 TBSP Coconut Oil
2 TBSP Butter
2 Celery Stalks, finely chopped
1 medium sweet onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
3 TBSP AP Flour
2 TSP Poultry Seasoning
2 Tsp old bay seasoning
2 fresh Bay leaves
Salt to taste
Papper to taste
About 28oz can Pumpkin Pureed (plain pumpkin)
2 Tsp Hot Sauce (Chipotle Chili powder 1 Tsp) (Optional)
6 cups Chicken Stock (I also like a 1/2 chicken, 1/2 beef broth mix)
2 cups Heavy Cream (or milk)
1/2 Tsp Nutmeg
Optional 3 cups pureed Butternut squash

1 apple chopped
1/4 red onion finely chopped
2 TBSP lime juice
pinch of Lime Zest
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1/2 Tsp ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp Chipotle Chili Powder
2 TBSP honey
1.  Heat Soup pot to med high Heat, Add oil and butter.
2. Add and saute onion, celery and carrot. Add Bay leaf and Saute for about five or so minutes.
3.  Season Veggies with Salt and Pepper. Add Poultry seasoning, Old Bay, Chili powder and hot sauce. Cook for another 5 or so minutes until veggies are tender. Stir often from sticking.
4.  Add flour and cook for a couple of minutes. You want the flour to get a little color. This helps develop flavor.
5.  Whisk in Chicken Stock and Bring to a boil.
6.  Whisk in Pumpkin puree in large spoonfuls (If you are adding roasted Butternut Squash puree add it here like pumpkin.) Incorporate Pumpkin really well.
7.  Simmer soup for 10 minutes to thicken.
8.  Add Cream and Nutmeg.
9.  Reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.
10. Make relish. Combine all relish ingredients and mix. Add relish to the top of the soup in bowl.

If you want to take a look at the layout I made about this soup you can read about it on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.  This upcoming month of November I will be sharing quite a few layouts and recipes that I make to full comfy and cozy in the Autumn and Winter months.

Have an inspired day!! And  cozy one too!!


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SpiegelMom Scraps What About Wednesday: Pumpkin Soup

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!!

I hope you October has been going well? Mine has been flying by, I feel this way every year. The days fly by and before we know it, it will be Christmas :0

In hopes of slowing down I am still scrapping Autumn. Plus I just can’t seem to get enough of all the cool tones, glittering frost, and cozy fussy socks. I may be over scrapping Autumn this year but I am loving every minute of it!!

This week I am sharing a new project I am starting over at the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.

I am making a Cozy themed 8 1/2 x 11 album, where I am making layouts of Autumn and Winter things that center around cozy. I am adding recipes and other traditions we have at our household that we mainly do in the Autumn and Winter months.

My first entry I share today over at the SpiegelMom Scraps blog. I hope you check it out. Also don’t forget that if you use my code Hannah15 in the SpiegelMom Scraps Store you can get 15% off of your order.

Here is a little sneak of my layout!!



Stay inspired until next time,


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What About Wednesday: Laura’s October Sketch Challenge

Aloha My Scrappy Friends!!

It’s officially Autumn, I have had a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte and this week I made pumpkin soup. I make this soup every fall. It doesn’t feel like fall without it. Boy, did it taste so delicious too. Perfect for the chilly and cloudy days we have been having this week.

I want to share with you the layout I made for the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog. I am tackling Laura’s October Sketch Challenge. I hope you check it out. You can see the sketch over at the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook Group.

I should have a process video for this layout later this week too!!

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I hope you are having a great week!! I will be around later this week sharing some more layouts and I am thinking I am going to have an update blog post too. One where I just gab away, because you all know how easy that is for me!!



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