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New Year Resolutions

Christmas is over and tomorrow begins a new year.  Tomorrow you will sit down with a pencil and paper and chew on your eraser as you try to come up with some resolutions.  But at the end of 10 minutes, you’ll probably end up with a ruined eraser and ideas that go way over the top.  By February, half of those ideas will most likely be thrown out the window, and you’ll figure it’s too late to make some more.  Sad, isn’t it?

Before the New Year...

Hey!  Just a super quick post before I forget!  So… as we’re going to be entering 2016 very soon, I want to expand my blogging range a little.  I would love to know what types of posts y’all would like to see on Sour Cream and Chips!  Do you enjoy card inspirations, recipes, DIYs, bucket lists, etc.?  What are your thoughts?  I would love to hear!!!

Last Minute DIY Gifts

Hey y’all!  Here is a list of last minute gifts I’ve organized for youIf you have a large family like me, you’re going to have to buckle down on your shopping early, to make sure you have time to find the perfect gift for each person.  And then you have your friends to buy for as well.  So, a few days before Christmas, you’ll probably realize that you forgot someone on that super long checklist.  No worries!  With Pinterest, and the list I’ve created for you here, whipping up something special for that person will be as easy as pie!

6 Questions to Reflect On This Christmas Season

In the devotional Christmas plans I have been reading lately, there are a lot of heart-searching questions to correspond with the assigned readings.  This has been a wonderful way for me to focus my mind on Christ as His birthday approaches.   This season, as we approach Christmas and especially the New Year when we make resolutions, let’s take a moment to really evaluate the way we are living….

Card Inspiration // Button Wreath

Howdy!  It’s been a while since I’ve done a card inspiration post, hasn’t it?  So today I wanted to share with you a card my friend and I created a few months back.  I had a small container of Christmas buttons that I wanted to use, so this cute card was the perfect option!  If you’re a crafter, you probably already have some buttons lying around.  Time to gather them up!

Preparing for Christmas

Hey y’all!  I am preparing for some Christmas blog posts (coming soon!) and also getting my Christmas shopping done, and I’d love your input!  Please comment below letting me know of some easy DIY gift ideas!  Also, some great gift ideas in general would be a big help!  Thanks so much!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to my blog readers!!!  Blogging has been such a great experience and I’m having a lot of fun coming up with posts and designs and stuff like that.  But I wanted to say thank YOU for reading this blog!  Each page-view, comment, and even glance over a post means a lot to me!  Keep ’em coming! :)


Hey y’all!!  I just wanted to stop in and let y’all know of a memory website I have been using lately for studying for my Bible Quizzing!  The website is www.memverse.comand it has been an awesome tool for me personally these past few months of quizzing.

Vanilla Lemongrass Lip Balm

Hey everyone!  Today I have a really cool project to show you – it’s how to make vanilla lemongrass lip balm!  This lip balm is organic, super quick and easy, fun to make, and smells absolutely lovely!  It’s great to give as gifts, or just to keep for your own use :)  So let’s get started!

With Thanksgiving Approaching...

Hey!!!  Long time, no blog post, huh?  Well, since Thanksgiving is this month, I wanted to share with you a few things that hopefully will get your mind geared toward thankfulness as this very meaningful holiday approaches.

Card Inspiration // Blue Snowflakes

Hey there!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?  With the weather being so cold yesterday, I have decided to begin revealing Christmas cards to give you a head start on your Christmas craftiness!  For today, the featured card reflects more on winteriness than Christmas, with blue as the main color.  This card was so fun to make, for me personally, so I can’t wait to share it with you!

Card Inspiration // Boldness // PLUS Autumn Thankfulness Challenge Update #2

Hey!  Sorry I missed blogging Monday… I never got around to it, but hopefully I’ll get back into the swing of things starting now! :)  So because I didn’t prepare a post (again) for today, here’s another card, and my list for this week…

Autumn Thankfulness Challenge Update #1

Hey y’all!  It’s Thursday again!  Honestly, I didn’t have anything prepared for blogging today… so I’m just going to share with you the things I recorded this week for the ATC (Autumn Thankfulness Challenge).  So here goes…

Card Inspiration // Swirls and Butterflies

Hey y’all!  On Thursday my friend, Glitter Girl (yeah, I’m having my readers pick nicknames), and I had a ton of fun crocheting and card making!  We attempted a crocheted bracelet tutorial, but that failed, so I just have cards to feature for now :)

Autumn Bucket List

Hey y'all!  Well, you probably knew this was coming :)  Today’s post is our autumn bucket list!  It was so much fun to create the summer one that I just had to do an autumn one, too.  Oh, and if you have anything to submit for the winter bucket list (hey, better to get an early start than late!) let me know by commenting down below!

Autumn Thankfulness Challenge

Happy fall, everyone!  The autumn season is only 2 days away, and hopefully soon the weather will drop a bit!

Creating a Seasonal Goal List

Hey y’all!  Before fall arrives, I wanted to give you a bit of fall inspiration that I think would be helpful for all of us.  I recently saw this idea, and I know it really inspired me, so I wanted to pass it on to you!

Card Inspiration // Pattern Mixing

Hey y’all!  On Friday I finished another set of 8 cards without words, so in addition to the 8 other cards I have and other post topics I am planning on doing in the next few months, I’ve probably got enough pictures and ideas to post twice a week this fall!  SO… that’s my fall goal!  To blog twice a week!  The second day I post each week, I will either post on Thursday or Friday, but most likely Thursdays since I will be quite a busy bee on Fridays during the school year!

Card Inspiration // One Big Flower

Hey y’all!  For a minute there I forgot that today’s my blogging day – whoops! :)  Well, today I chose to feature another card with no words.  Instead, my focus point is one BIG flower!

Card Inspiration // Chocolate with Pink Sparkles

Hey y’all!  I apologize for the missing Monday post yesterday.  My Monday post for this week was pushed back a day due to a short overnight family vacation, so today I buckled down and took a ton of card photos.  I already have photos now for about 8 Mondays!  So, for the next 8 weeks, my Monday posts should be pretty regular.

Recipe // S'mores Dip

Hey folks!  All you s’mores lovers are going to LOOOVVVEEE my post today!  It’s s’mores dip!  I made it for the very first time on Friday and it was absolutely divine!

Card Inspiration // Cards Without Words??

Late last year I received an order of cards that... had no words?  For a minute, I thought she had meant something else.  But no, she had literally meant a card that had no words on it, inside or out.  I am so used to getting orders for birthday or thank-you cards, so the thought had never crossed my mind that I might get card orders for cards that had no words on them!  So, a bit challenged and nervous about how I would accomplish this task, I began work on the set.

Blogging Changes - I Need Your Help!

Hey y'all.  I know I've probably been really confusing with blog changes, so I wanted to take a moment to share what I've been up to here and ask you for your advice.

Easy DIY Necklace

I am super excited about the post for today, y’all!  It’s a super easy yet beautiful necklace that you can DIY in just minutes!  It’s made using 3 things you probably have laying around your house – cord, a washer, and a few beads!  Is that easy or what?

Camping Tips for the Inexperienced

Hey y’all! A few weekends ago I went on a camping trip – my first ever camping trip! Yup, I’ve never actually gone camping before in my life. And what’s more, I’ve never slept in a tent. I’ve only hiked 2 or 3 times. I’ve never sang around a campfire. I’ve roasted hot dogs over a fire at max probably 7 times.

Bible Studying Methods

Hey y’all! It’s August! Soon school will be starting again, and so will a Bible Quizzing organization I quiz in. So, to start off the quiz season, I decided to do a post to inspire methods for studying, and I hope you’ll try some out! :-)

The Salad Dinner

This is a delicious meal of simple, easy salads. I hope you like it!

Sour Cream 'n' Cheese Tortilla

Hey y'all! I haven't blogged in more than a week, so I thought I'd pick up regular blogging again. I thought that it'd be nice to share my favorite sour cream recipe, to go along with my blog title!

Paper Flower Hair Bows

Hey there! I’ve got another craft to show you and I’m really excited about this one. It’s easy, beautiful, useful, and is made using stuff you probably have at home. Their quick to make, too, and my friend and I divvied up a bunch of them in less than an hour. They’re paper flower hair bows! Here is what you’ll need:

Pink Glitter Birthday Card Inspiration

Hey y’all! Today I want to show you this adorable pink and green glittery birthday card.

4th of July Celebration Inspiration

The big summer holiday is almost here! July 4th! I’d like to share some ideas if you’re looking for some 4th of July celebrating inspiration. Here you go!

Summer Bucket List

Hey everyone! Hope you're having an awesome summer so far! Although grueling from the heat and scorching sunshine, summer is the perfect time in which to jump in the pool, have friends over, enjoy ice cream cones, and laze around with a good book. But sometimes, as school finishes up and the weather gets hot, you get a little bored. What do you do? Well, I created a summer bucket list to inspire you!

Teal Birthday Card Inspiration

It's almost July, can you believe it?! Wow, it seems like just yesterday it was Christmas, but really, half a year has gone by already! I'm really excited about the 4th of July coming up, as well as some awesome things for my blog! 

Graduation Card Inspiration

It’s that time of year again. Or, rather, the end of that time of year… graduation time! So, as the deemed card-maker for my family, of course I got some orders for graduation cards. And I’d like to share with you my favorite graduation card I have made yet!

Essential Oil Diffuser Necklaces

Hey! Today I want to share with you how to make a useful DIY diffuser necklace that is so fun to make and wear! The clay soaks up essential oil, and gives off whatever scent you placed on it. This is a neat way to take your favorite scents with you – and how better to do that than wear a beautiful necklace?

Welcome to my Blog!

Hi, and welcome to my blog, Sour Cream and Chips! I am a daughter of the One true Lord, and lover of playing the piano and flute, writing, making things, and sour cream.