Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Get Well Soon!

Our design team member Jen Witmer had emergency back surgery two weeks ago.   A disc slipped into her spine and doctors had to cut through layers of muscle to remove the disc and repair the injury.   She’s looking at a minimum of 9 weeks of recovery, and she’s confined to her recliner most hours of the day.  The worst part about her injury is that she can’t lift anything over 10 lbs, including her 11 month old son, Elliott.     She’s relying on her husband for nearly everything, and also the community for support.    I thought I would try and pitch in. 
First, I arranged this bouquet of simple flowers in a pickle jar.   I stamped up some “thinking of you” sticks from the PSA Dare to Dream Peel & Stick packs.  I truly am thinking about her all of the time!  


Next, I made her family my white chicken lasagna and Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with Peppermint filing.   I must admit that I sampled the Whoopie Pies and I am in heaven.     The recipe came from Better Homes and Garden’s Food & Gift issue.   I stamped the recipe card with my new personalized:  “From the Kitchen of Libby O’Regan” stamp and am calling both recipes my own. 

I know Jen is going to need a lot of help over the next few months and I hope she will call me.  I made her some “coupons” which she can redeem anytime.    One is for a night of babysitting Elliott, so she and Bryan can have some alone time.   One is for a home cooked dinner, one for drinks in with the girls,  one is for lunch of her choice, served in her recliner.     Of course she doesn’t need the coupons to call me for her needs, but this seemed like a fun thing to make her. 

Heres to a speedy recovery Jen! 
Supply Spotlight:
  1. Flower arrangement.   Stamps:  PSA Dare to Dream (PSA Essentials).  Paper:  Yellow and Orange (Papertology).    Other:  Wooden rods (Michael's) and flowers
  2. Recipe Card.   Stamps:  PSA Personalized "From the Kitchen of"  (PSA Essentials).  Paper:  Yellow, Green and Blue (Papertology). 
  3. Coupons.   Stamps:  PSA Date Night,  PSA Country Home,  PSA Carriage (PSA Essentials).  Paper: Various colors (Papertology).   Other:   Pearl rhinestones (Martha Stewart),  Markers Classic Colors (Crayola). 


  1. Oh my!! I hope she recovers quickly and I am loving all you made for her! So sweet!

  2. I'd like to have your recipes, they both sound delish and I think the whoopie pies would be a great addition to either my Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners...can you send them to me (but I'd like them with your personalized stamp...if that's not too much to ask!!). Also, get well soon, Jen...I am sure with all of Libby's treats you will be back on your feet in no time!

  3. Get well soon Jen!!! What a beautiful flower arrangement and I love the whoopie pies. Wish I could reach through the screen to sample one. :-)

  4. I hope you recover quickly Jen and that you are surrounded by friends/family to pamper you while you recover! :) Those whoopie pies are making me drool. . .I want the recipe!

  5. i MUST HAVE the whoopie pie recipe !

  6. I hope your friend gets well soon!! And, oh my-
    those whoopie pies sound delicious! MUST try them! I have a recipe for pumpkin whoopie pies that are to die for...if you're interested, let me know! :)

    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog and for following me! I've already signed up to follow you and can't wait to take the time to go through your blog. I'm loving what I've seen so far!! :)