Sunday, July 28, 2013

A Cancer Birthday Card- Mama Elephant

This might be my favorite card I've made in a long time. I knew which stamps I wanted to use-my new Mama Elephant stamps, I pulled out some papers I liked and played around. I imagined it totally differently in my head, but, well- it just kind of came together. I picked up the washi tape and thought it would look cool as the background.....and there it went. This color combination is kind of odd, but I love it!!
supplies: Mama Elephant stamps- Cosmic Stars and Starry Night , Black Staz On, Studio Calico wood veneer and blue washi tape, Kesi'art-paper, Freckled Fawn- graywashi tape, Glossy Accents, colored pencil

Thanks for stopping by, Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Checking In On New Years Resolutions

Umm, how is it July already? I feel like this year has just flown by (doesn't everyone say that?) I had a lovely, laid back 4th of July and took the opportunity to check in on the resolutions I shared in this post. In case you're interested (and to motivate myself) I thought I would share my progress here.

1. Finish 3 quilts- not even started. Probably will get into this in the fall (for Christmas gifts)
2. Save a nest egg towards my next trip. Ahem, moving on.......
3. Take a cooking class. Nope
4. Update my Heritage Album. No (this is starting to look bad for me!)
5. Take a new class at the gym. uh-oh
6. Host a goetta brunch. I came close, does that count? (I am so. lame.)
7. Paint something to hang on the wall. YES! I finished that this week, will share soon!
8. Read 6 non fiction books. So far, so good. I've read this one and this one. Going to this one next)
9. Go to a new thrift/antique store. Yes! I went to a new antiques fair in town and will go to another one in Northern KY later this month (I'm such an over achiever ; ) )

10. Take a road trip. I am going to Chicago next weekend! Check.
11. Redo my bathroom. I am working on this one, but holy's been a bear. I'll share a little about that soon.
12. Learn how to make my Grandma's noodles. Not yet

13. Take part in a new Derby event. Check! I went to two, actually.

So far I guess I'm doing alright. Writing this out makes me motivated to get on a couple (like #2 and #3).

How about you? What resolutions have you kept or are you working on?

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Hey y'all!

Are you like me, an active Pintrest pinner with dreams of lovely cooked meals, fun handmade furniture and a perfectly clean house? Then, well......who has time for all of that? Over the past few months I made an effort to try a few of the recipes I  pinned here and I thought I might share the results with you. Some great, some try them at your own risk! I would love to follow up on Pintrest, too-look me up!

(p.s. none of these are my pictures, all were taken from the original pinner and noted. I have a hard enough time keeping the food from burning to stop and take pictures-ha!)
from Add A Pinch
#1- Spinach Artichoke Chicken
OMG, delicious. I am a HUGE fan of spinach dip, so I knew this was right up my alley. I served it over rice and seriously, I couldn't stop nibbling on the leftovers. Super fast, easy and so so good! A+
from Gimme Some Oven

#2- Pesto Pasta with Sausage and Brussel Sprouts
I love brussel sprouts. And sausage. And Pasta. This one was a winner! I didn't care for it with the pesto on it, so next time I made it I just used olive oil. So much better, in my opinion! A
from Pop Sugar
#3- Lunch Idea: Cottage Cheese, Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber
Not so much a 'recipe', but I had never thought of putting this together, but, holey moley, it is so good! It's light but filling and all but the avocado and a sprinkle of pepper can be put together before hand. A+

There you go! Now, hook a sister up, what's the best thing you've found on Pintrest lately? And, look me up and let's follow each other!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!