Saturday, February 13, 2016

needs some work . . . .

I am not completely happy with this doll at this point . . . that happens sometimes.
But then some of the dolls I start out not liking end up being some of my favorites.
So we will see what happens once I decide how to dress her and try to give her some of her own personality.  I think with the heart and the red lace . . . and tomorrow being Valentine's Day and the return of "The Walking Dead" . . . I may have to zombie her up a little bit more.
A Valentine Zombie . . . that may be something I can work with.  

sharpie therapy . . .




 I heart paper cranes!

Friday, February 12, 2016

birthday card journal . . .

 Every year I take my birthday cards and make a simple little journal out of them.  
It is a fun way to keep the cards and enjoy them again . . . 
and a fun way to use washi tape.

 I used Charlotte's handwriting for the cover . . . 
 A sentimental card from my aunt and uncle.  
Love you Hess and Al . . . I miss you very much!
 . . . and funny cards from friends . . . 



. . . and a birthday warning????

Thursday, February 11, 2016

everyone needs a love monster . . .

"When is a monster not a monster?"
"Oh, when you love it!"
What a day . . . it was an incredibly busy day at work - the kind of day that when you finally take the time to look at the clock . . . it is nearly time to go home.  A day like that combined with the 10 hours of sleep that I had last night . . .  put me in a perfect "Clare Helen" mood!
The kind of day for love monsters . . . . 
Tonight . . . I 'm baking a butterscotch pie (which included a flour fight with Charlotte), 
putting together some Valentines,
and looking forward to Friday and a 3 day weekend!

More . . .

 I took the "More Sleep" on this list very serious last night.  I think I fell asleep before 7:00 and slept somewhere around 10 hours.   Time is always an issue with me and I really hate to "waste" time sleeping.  But I guess I needed it . . . because I feel wonderful this morning!  I need to stop thinking of it at "wasting time" . . . and think of it as recharging I guess.  I did get a little creative time in though the last couple of days . . .  


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Tuesday . . .

For Today . . .
Outside my window . . . warm and sunny - It is absolutely wonderful!
I am thinking . . . I should have walked an extra mile today . . . 
I am thankful for . . . a wonderful three day weekend . . . and another one this coming weekend!
From the kitchen . . . I have a salad waiting for me . . . loaded with vegetables
I am wearing . . . work out clothes . . . I just finished walking
I am creating . . . a new Shabby Charlotte doll
I am going . . . to work on that doll no matter what tonight -- I've been getting side tracked with other things.
I am reading . . . nothing at the moment . . . I think I better get on Amazon and order something.
I am hoping . . . and praying for a dear friend who has cancer . . . and is having her treatment delayed due to insurance issues. 
I am hearing . . . children laughing and playing - what a wonderful sound!
Around the house . . . (office) - work - lots of work!
One of my favorite things . . . the antique vase that Richard gave me for my birthday.  I love it!
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . walking, journaling, seeing a friend that I haven't seen in quite awhile, doing everything I should have done this weekend (I just spent this weekend playing!)  Also . . . The Walking Dead starts up again on Sunday!
From my picture journal . . . I didn't take many pictures this weekend and they really are not very good, but they make me smile!
 . . . love PINK!
 . . . love these two together!
. . . he cooks, he cleans, he makes me laugh!
. . . love him just because!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

weekend fun with Charlotte . . .










Weekends are made for fun . . . so are granddaughters!
Making zombie shadows (not sure where that idea came from???) . . . pizza, the park, painting and some morning time with grandpa. 
. . . and now she is excited for Uncle Jacob's "football party".

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

good things yesterday . . .

Yesterday's heart . . . 
 Flowers greeting customers at the grocery store . . . 
 Some more February Valentine fun!
 Charlotte adding her touch to my Day of the Dead table . . . 
I love this little girl and the things she does.
Picking out a fun color for some highlights . . . 
 A new hair do . . . and I love how the red turned out!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Day 2 hearts . . .

February is going to be a fun month . . . 

Lily notes . . . and Day 1 hearts . . .



I spend my mornings before school starts with Lily in the office.  I know when she is all grown up it will probably be remembered as a special time for both of us.  She eats her breakfast . . . then keeps herself busy with one thing or another - yesterday it was drawing . . . fun happy little pictures that make me happy.
This will also count as my first heart for the month of February!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

banana cream pie . . .

You create your own opportunities
~ and sometimes they're really quite delicious.



This is what happened in my kitchen tonight.  I had decided not to make it because it was getting late . . . but my dear friend needs a banana cream pie on her birthday tomorrow.  So I am up late making a pie, making a mess, and making it so that I will probably be tired tomorrow. 
The pie turned out wonderful . . . I can't wait to taste it.