Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fun With Chocolate

I saw this idea for strawberry shortcake skewers on Pinterest and decided to try it. Since I was melting chocolate anyway I made a couple more things.

For the kids; chocolate dipped marshmallows with nonperells of course.

And for Michael; chocolate and peanut clusters.

I am working on doing more of the things I love. I love baking; bread, cookies, brownies, playing with melted chocolate, etc... I am going to do more of it. I really had fun this morning doing something relatively simple.

Happy Sunday to you all.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fun Mail

I saw this idea on Pinterest and it looked like fun. Mailing every day objects. She mailed full size frisbees, but I found these mini ones and they were too cute to pass up. They will go out tomorrow. I wonder who the lucky recipients will be????

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Life Defined

Here is the mixed media canvas I created yesterday. I found the quote/definition on Pinterest. I really like it.

I retyped it, changed the fonts, and added some color to some words before printing.

I painted the canvas and covered it with papers. I added a few embellishments as well.

I realized a few things while doing this:
I love fonts
I love bright colors
I like empty space on my art

It is so easy to look at other creations and compare our Art to it. But I am embracing mine and what I like. After all, the art I create is for me and is should reflect my style and my tastes.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dirty Desk

My desk is dirty today! And it makes me smile. I am working on a mixed media canvas and am sorting through all my stuff to find things to put on it. My hands are covered in Mod Podge, Alcohol inks, and paint, but I don't care. I am having fun.

Now, this mess will need to be cleaned and organized later :( But not right now. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


I have made three goals to work toward over the next couple of months. I am going to use my blog for accountability. Blogging daily was NOT a goal, so that won't be happening. Here are my goals:

1. Exercise at least three days a week. I have made a calendar and am giving myself a star on the days I exercise. That way I have a visual reminder, it is on the cabinet door above my computer.

2. Take piano lessons. This is a much longer-term goal. I have to start. I will be calling an instructor tomorrow about lessons. I can read music and know the notes, but I need guided practice, drills, and a plan of action. My goal is to play anything (within reason), not just learn to play specific songs.

3. Take more photos. I found a cute 30 day photo challenge on Pinterest. I will be doing that for the next month; and that is where most of the posts will come from. I am also taping it to the other cabinet above my computer! I like/need visual reminders.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Are those really tennis shoes on my feet? While I am in vacation? Really?!?!?

Yes they are. I guess this healthy lifestyle is getting to be a part of my daily life. I needed to move, something with a purpose. This morning I put on my tennis shoes, workout clothes, (I actually packed clothes just to exercise), plugged in my headphones and went for a walk. I will even admit that I feel a bit better having worked out.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


Amelia & I are in Myrtle Beach for the week. We drove up Saturday. We are sharing a condo with one of my brothers and his family.

Right now, I am sitting on the balcony, listening to Enya, drinking my tea, and enjoying the view.