Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Super Fruity Sorbet (recipe)


Iron Craft's feeling Hot, Hot, Hot! this week. The challenge was to do something with heat - either representing heat or something to beat the heat. Well, it's plenty hot around here, so I decided to beat the heat with my super fruity sorbet. There's no ice cream machine needed for this one.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cute As A Button Frame

Cute as a button! The frame's pretty cute, too.

Since I missed last week's Iron Craft, I was determined to do this week's. Challenge #29 is called Button Up and is all about it - you guessed it - buttons! I delved into my button stash and came up with a Cute As A Button Frame.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

More Fun With Flowers

A tiny pink rose.

White gladioli with purple streaks.

While out watching Zara on her new swing set, I noticed I had a few more flowers that bloomed. The tiniest pink tea rose I've ever seen and some white gladioli that I had completely forgotten that we had even planted bloomed seemingly overnight. Admittedly, I don't hang around outside much, so there's a good chance they've been there for a while. Believe it or not, I'm sooooo not an outdoors kind of girl. Unless I'm at Holden Beach...which I will be later this year. And then I'll drive you nuts with endless photos of that, too, 'cause I know you must be sick of seeing flowers by now. You'll be glad to know that I'm only waiting on a couple of more plants to bloom and then that'll be it for the year. I pinkie swear.

Friday, July 15, 2011

As Seen On CraftFail


So, any chance you remember my Shrinky Dinks Polariod Photo fail? Well, it's being featured on CraftFail today! I get a kick out of reading about other people's craft disasters, so I thought I'd share my own. Fair's fair, right?

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

W.I.P. - Sketches for Paintings

I'm getting the painting bug! I did three sketches for paintings I'm planning and thought I'd share them with you. If you're wondering what ORFANHED is, it's a hard rock, punk, electronic music project by my friend Travis Saunders. He's so talented. He does all of the music and lyrics. How cool is that?!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Time is (not) on my side.

Time...where does it go? I haven't had a chance to do anything creative lately except take these photos of flowers that have bloomed recently around my house and I'm starting to get antsy. I've started work on my kitchen. That's a bit of a time-suck. I've neglected my blog and other people's blogs, too.
Currently I have 241 unread posts in my Google Reader. Yeah, that's going to take a while to wade through all of that.

On the other hand, my good friend Frugal Homemaker (she has a real name, but doesn't use it on her blog so I don't use it on mine) gave me some fab crafting supplies, I have two brand new canvases still unwrapped, and I picked up some gorgeous things from Scrapbook Page the last time I was there. I'm anxious to get started on something. Anything, really. Maybe even learn how to make some flowers for cake decorating. I certainly have enough photos of flowers for inspiration.

Monday, July 11, 2011

My Birthday Extravaganza (or What I Ate For My Birthday)

My girlies...and my Carvel ice cream birthday cake.

 Since losing weight, all I can think of when I think of celebrations is food. So, for my birthday I ate. And ate...and ate. My 72 Hour Birthday Extravaganza started on my birthday eve at Chili Willi's and I practically licked the plate clean. On my birthday, Se├ín and I had a date night and headed to Charleston where I ate even more.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Today's My Birthday!

Can't you tell we're excited to be at Chili Willi's?

Yeah, today's my birthday. So...what did you get me? This is the first birthday that I've had since I was seven years old where I wasn't depressed and sobbing for two weeks surrounding it. I'm actually pretty excited about it. Just don't ask me how old I am. I'll never tell. And if you know me, you better not tell either!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My First Blog Award!

The wonderfully talented illustration artist Joni Nickrent from Pop Art Minis was kind enough to award me (and seven others) The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award! As part and parcel of the award I'm supposed to list seven random facts about me and then pass the award on to eight other blogs. Let the fun begin!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kitchen Sink Candy (recipe)

Lumpy but yummy!

Stars and Stripes forever! I hope my American readers had a wonderful July 4th and my international readers had a great weekend. Iron Craft's challenge was to make something with stars and/or stripes. I did both with my Kitchen Sink Candy. It includes everything I had (that would be delish in candy) besides the kitchen sink...hence the name.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Beaded Chain Rings

Cute and easy!

I was reading a great blog the other day called Michon, which is written by a talented lady named Leah. She had a post called Chain Rings (check out the super cool one with the large circle ring) that reminded me that I made a couple of them a while back. It was before I even had a blog, so I don't have any progress photos, but these are Super Simple and easy to figure out without all of the pictures.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July! (Part 2)

Sparks were flying this fourth of July.

Today was an amazing day. The weather cooperated. The parade was fun. The cookout was so good I forgot to take photos. The fireworks were perfectly visible from my house. And, most importantly, I tracked down a giant bag of cotton candy.

Happy 4th of July!

Zara, Emma, Caleb, & Nikki waiting for the parade to start.

 Here are a few scenes from this morning's parade.

Friday, July 1, 2011

I Heart Hydrangeas!


How's everybody? I just couldn't stay away from here for a whole week. I've been getting back into the crafting/blogging groove after my brief soccer-related hiatus. I noticed that my hydrangea bush bloomed, so of course I had to break out my camera and take a few shots.


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