Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day

Here's a little tour of my dining/living room on Valentine's Day...

We had a quiet Valentine's evening at home... just the four of us a dinner of Pad Thai and chocolate covered strawberries. It was filled with love.

I picked up a few seed packets and some jiffy peat pellets the other day, in hopes that spring is just around the corner. And I'm already thinking about what changes to make to my living/dining combo room to make it look a little spring-ier... I'm thinking a few touches of aqua will do or maybe a little bit of lime green will do the trick... guess I'll have to minimize the red - (I love red, it works for every season for me except spring)... hmm... maybe I'll have to make some springtime pillows... I love how a few little changes can make it seem like a whole new room. This is the only room in my house that gets this treatment and actually, this one room seems to satisfy my need for "home decor change".

Am I alone or do you make changes in your home decor based on the seasons? How about spring? Do you have any great ideas for adding a little spring time to your decor? I'd love to hear them!

Have a lovely President's Day!

I saw snow is in my forecast, but I'm ignoring and I'm pretending that spring is just around the corner!  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Super Bowl

At the last minute, I threw together a Super Bowl Party...

I've used these tablecloths before (my sister Rita's invention) - think green fabric with white duct tape, wash in cold water and hang dry and they're all ready to go for next year.
I made a giant pan of brownies (two boxed mixes) and my little girl grabbed a circle cookie cutter (squished it into an oval shape) and cut out cute little football brownies. We ditched the laces this year, but we did them last year - good enough, right? 
I made up a few dips the night before. I made a layered cheesy bean dip, Olive Garden Spinach - Artichoke Dip and...
this one, a Buffalo Chicken Dip. Oh, they were all so yummy, but this one is new in my "dip recipes" so it got a lot of attention. I found about 5 different recipes on pinterest and sort of combined them all, so chances are that I'll never be able to replicate it again... but, think cream cheese, sour cream, shredded chicken breast, green onions, Franks hot sauce, shredded cheese, tiny bits of celery... all baked in the oven until melty and then tossed into a (football) crockpot and you have some serious yumminess! And really, with those ingredients, it'd be hard to go wrong!

 Of course we had to have some chips to dip and some chips to... well, just to eat just as they are.
I also threw some hot dogs in another crockpot, it's oval shaped, just not football shaped. Which by the way, I love that my brown buckets also double as football containers - well, at least they did in my mind.
Oh, look how cute these two are. My oldest and my sister Nora's youngest, enjoying a game or two on the kindle fire.

Our super bowl party was more like a small little last minute gathering... my sister and her family and a couple of neighbors... and it was all just lovely.

I hope you enjoyed your Super Bowl festivities... I've already forgotten who won... but I can tell you that the Paul Harvey commercial was my favorite!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Creative Love...

Hi everyone!

I'm still here... life has been more than busy and if you follow my facebook page, you'll see that I'm still busy sewing and creating... I guess I just haven't found much time for blogging, yet.

Oh, I've added a few more pillows to my Etsy shop! Trying to build up a little inventory, I guess. I still have about 5 more pillows that I haven't even listed yet, let's be honest - it's really the creating part that I love the most - but I do plan to get them all up there soon. 

Here's a couple that I just added to my shop.

Don't you love, love?

Anyways, I just wanted to pop on here and let you know that I'm still here, I'm still creative (and creating), and I'm anxious to catch you up on my creative life...

Sending you lots of love!