Tuesday, February 26, 2019

March is Only . . .

Taken at Gibbs Gardens
In anticipation of Spring
Daffodil is the March Birth Flower
The daffodil symbolizes ' unequaled love (one that can not be rivaled or imitated'.

February is only, as I am writing, has two days until the end.  Then we happily bring in March.  March is the month of many celebrations: the 6th is the beginning of Lent (46 days before Easter), the 10th is daylight savings time (always a welcome time as the days get longer), the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th (the day everyone around the world becomes Irish), and the much anticipated 20th of March – the first day of Spring.  Oh, and March 28th I have down as the day to renew my driver’s license (my birthday is in April).

February was busy, but such a fun month for creating: new items for my shop, special Valentine boxes for my family, and taking on “21 Day Fix Challenge”**.   ** (side note: I recommend this Beachbody Challenge.  The program is easy to follow and my favorite is the portion cups and having a Coach to lean on for support.  Here is a IG of my Coach (be_fit_about_it). Look her up if you are looking for motivation to being healthy and a fun program.)

In February my biggest dilemma was my list of goals.  Even though I started my work earlier in the month and still did not finish at the time I had anticipated.  Why? Is the question I always ask myself, but I already know the answer.

I make my list, set my goals without taking into consideration that I have a life outside of art, photography, and fooding (Is that a word?  I, of course googled it, and it is a word in the Urban Dictionary.  Their meaning: ‘the act to eat food’.   My definition: the act of creating (a recipe), preparing (said recipe), and photographing (the finished product). In addition I am always thinking of things that might make the project even better.  This lengthens the time needed for completion and adds to my list.  Basically I bring it on myself.  Even though I did not finish all my projects on time everything that came out of February was fun and a joy to make.  (As you look at the photos in the captions there are links as to where you can find the hand made items, the cookie cutters, and the sprinkles.)

Enough words, here is my February in pictures. 


New items in my shop

Knotted Fabric Heart Wreath 
made these Valentine Mailboxes and filled them with treats for my family
Cookie Cutters and Sprinkles from The Yum Yum Smile Shop
Decorating technique from
Cupcake Jemma

Happy Coming of Spring


Saturday, February 9, 2019

Happy New Year (A little late)

Hello Friends and Welcome to a New Year.  I know what you're thinking.  January has pasted and we are 6 days away from Valentine's.  I have chosen to start my new year in February.  I just wasn't ready for January and the new year.

I used January to figure out where I am going with my blog, my art, my photography, and all the other things that I love to do.  I spent January writing, thinking, and creating; realizing that I am not just one thing - I am many things wrapped up into one.  There are so many things I love to do: art (all its different mediums), photography, cooking, and writing.  

Why am I not sharing all the things I love?  I was trying to follow the formal of other people and not following my heart.  This year I want a change.  I want to write and share more of who I am and the things I love (all the things I love).

So, whether I have 1 reader or 100 I hope you enjoy this year of 2019 with me: stories, encouraging words, art, crafting ideas & demos, recipes & photos; and just good fun.

February Sky
May you lift your eyes to the Heavens and be Blessed

Happy Weekend


Happy Thanksgiving

  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Many Blessings and Love to All