Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dessert Inspired by Pinterest

I tried to avoid it as long as I could but Pinterest is, well, too interesting to not take a peek at from time to time.  I pinned several recipes that I wanted to try in the upcoming weeks.  Some things aren't recipes so much as good ideas like tonights dessert.  The kids had fun putting a white chocolate chip in each raspberry above.  I'm more of a blackberry girl myself so I couldn't remember the last time I'd had a raspberry.  The white chocolate was very much needed in my opinion since I found them to be a bit tart.  Overall it was super simple and everybody loved them. 

And do you adore my tiny turquoise colander?  $1.99 at Cost Plus World Market.  My husband was with me when I bought it last weekend.  He picked up it up like it was my dumbest purchase yet and said, "this is useless".  Then I reminded him of all the berry washing we do for the kids and he said those words that make my heart sing, "well you got me there." Hee.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Spa Night

The guys in our house have been going to the movies alot lately to see shows that we girls are just not interested in.  I know my girls been feeling left out so I treated her to a spa night.  Check her out...she was in her glory!  I gave her a mani/pedi (which took all of 1 1/2 minutes since her nails are so tiny) a massage and some cucs for her eyes.  Now she wants to do it every night.  Who could blame her?

Monday, June 20, 2011

Keeping Up With The Supers

Where do I begin?  First of all let me just say that Blogger can stop changing things up on me anytime now.  I'm no computer whiz so even the slightest "improvement" can hang me up with my posting.  I've missed sharing what I've been up to.  Here are some pics of my guest designer projects for the Jenni Bowlin blog. I love this palm size album full of JB goodness.

This pocket is cute for keeping all of my scraps from this line together.  I constructed it using a huge tag that I'd found somewhere...

There's one more small project but you'll have to check it out over on their blog!

The folks at EK Success, namely K&Company, asked me to do a holiday tablescape for a show that they're having at the end of the month.  Better Homes & Gardens are going to be viewing these scapes and ideas so I was really flattered that they called on me.  They sent me some FABULOUS product and getting into the holiday spirit was pretty easy.  I can't share any of those project pics yet but I definitely will in time. 

I have a few article deadlines to meet and then I'm back to working on my Creative Camp Out projects for the end of July.  I have to tell you....if you didn't sign up this time you should seriously think about the next one.  These girls don't EVEN know what all I have planned for them! 

So along with all of that, graduations galore, signing 2 boys up for football, 1 girl up for cheer, being down one person at work in my department, scouts and reading countless hours of Diary of a Wimpy Kid I need a vacation!!  But in all truthfulness...I wouldn't have it any other way.  I'm happy to pack in as much as I can in a day.  I've deemed Tuesday nights thru the summer to be Foodie night.  I've told the whole family that they're welcome to come and try whatever new recipe I've made outside on the patio with us.  I'll be back with my picks for next week in case you'd like to have what we're having!