Wednesday, February 13, 2019

"Gal"entine Party

Today I hosted a small and fun galentine afternoon party. Sorry some of the photos are a little blurry. Homemade chocolate candies (orange truffles and Bing), homemade crackers with cream cheese and cranberry jalapeno relish, and red velvet crepes with homemade whipped cream and homemade hot fudge and strawberries that were amazing! I have made whole wheat crepes for years, but these were even better. A fun time spent with friends and lots of laughter.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Heart Treat Boxes

Hello on this very cold, snowy, blustery morning! BRRRR! While the temps outside are freezing, we are trying to stay warm inside. I have some cute Valentine treat boxes to share with you for my Cutting Cafe design team challenge. This week, we are all sharing projects with a Valentine theme and we got to choose any files to work with we wanted.

I chose the Heart Treat Box file. I cut them from different floral cardstocks that all came in a paper pad. This is very heavy cardstock and was perfect for creating these boxes. I will fill with some candies and other treats as soon as I can get to the store.

I cut some hearts from felt and hand-stitched around them, added a cut gold arrow (also from the file) and some fun heart stickers, paper doily, and sequins.

Be sure to visit the Cutting Cafe Blog later today to see the design team's projects in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.

Monday, February 4, 2019

January/February Goals

I can't believe we are already well into Feb! I wanted to pop in and let you know how I am doing on my goals.

My January goals were:
*completing a declutter challenge for the month of January. I chose to follow this one: 30 MINUTE, 30 DAY ORGANIZATION CHALLENGE.  

Yes! I did this.
*decluttering and organizing craft room
We have had a LOT of cold weather and the upstairs (where my craft room is) is not heated. So while I didn't get to work up there as much as I wanted, I took advantage of every "warm" day we had and put a big dent in getting it done.

          *have some friends over for a cup of tea/coffee "just because"
This was fun. I had a couple friends over for a Winter White party. You can read about it here.
          *send a card to someone letting them know I'm thinking of them
I didn't send a card, but did send several messages.

*my health: I had a lot of health issues that happened in 2018 and are carrying over to 2019, so my goal is to keep better notes of what is going on when and to increase my exercise to 5 days/week
I didn't exercise 5 days/wk, but did exercise a lot more than I had been. Also on the days when I was gone all day out of town, I would park far from wherever I needed to go in and walked to get in more exercise.

For February, again I'm keeping it simple...

*do another declutter challenge

*have another mini party with friends

*exercise 3x/week

*keep working on craft room

*make a new recipe

*do a craft project

Friday, February 1, 2019

Cow Cards

Fun set of cow cards I made for a friend when she won a cow milking contest at the fair.