Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Busy Weekend!

Whew! I'm almost glad tomorrow is Monday! We had a busy weekend here, between social engagements and the fact I went to 3 grocery stores and Wally World and couldn't get everything on my list, I am spent. On Friday we went to a surprise 30th, which was a blast. This is the cake I made for him:

Saturday was my round the world grocery adventure and dinner at my in-laws (my SIL made the yummiest lasagna, veggie for me, of course) Today we continued the attic cleaning and I worked on my newest fave craft, hair bows!! They are so expensive at Gymboree, I used the instructions here
They are awesome!!! Thank you for all of the great tutorials. Here are some of the ones I made

Hope you have a good week!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Newest Craft Obsession

I had never played with Mod Podge... I know hard to believe, but true. So while at Michael's last week, I picked up a bottle. Then what to do with it? I had the wooden "smile" in my cube since I started in July, and I love it but it kept falling over. So also while at Michael's I picked up a $1 wooden frame. One piece of matching scrapbook paper and my glue gun later voila! One pretty cute picture frame for my "bug". I of course now have 3 more in the works. One thing I have found is thicker paper works better than thin.
Happy Crafting

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Day Easy Peasy Craft

I hate to admit it but Valentine's Day isn't my favorite. My thought is that the people you love should know it everyday. The expectation level set on Valentine's Day by the commercial world we live in seems slightly ridiculous to me. Don't get me wrong, I gave hubby and "bug" both fun cards and bug got a small gift and, yes, I did get flowers, (not some monstrous arrangement of roses that probably cost the GNP of some developing country) a very nice bunch of tulips (my fave). But my favorite part of the day was going out with friends for a great dinner and hanging out with the best thing in my life, my family. Anywhooo... on to the craft. Saturday I went to my fabulous scrapbooking class, taught by a wonderful Close To My Heart rep and she showed us how to make a Bag-a-lope. Not sure I spelled that right, but oh well. Here is mine:

She had already put together the front decorations, but they are simple. Patterned paper mounted on cardstock with heart punch out attached. She embellished with tiny hearts, sparkles and the words so sweet. Totally a cute gift card holder or party favor. I loved it. The instructions are on my tutorial page. Hope you like it.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Our French Bistro Feast

Ahh, Bonjour! Comment ca va? So for my first blog post ever, I thought I would post some pictures and recipes from the French bistro feast I cooked when my SIL came over this week. I hope you enjoy.
Homemade Pomme Frite with garlic parsley butter

Mussels with grape tomatoes and white wine

Baked French onion soup... Yummy!!!

All of these are on the recipes page. Hope you enjoy