February 28, 2010

{Can you guess what we're up to???}


Yep, we're moving. I just want to cry. It came upon us kind of suddenly, and I'm a bit overwhelmed. We've lived in this rental for 13 years! When we moved in we were newlyweds. It was just temporary until we decided where we wanted to live. Well, we had such great landlords, and loved the place so much, we just stayed. I thought I would be here forever. To make a long story short, our landlords lost their house to the bank and gave us 30 days notice to vacate as they need to move in here!! When I heard the news I got physically ill. There is 13 years of accumulation, and we're moving to a much smaller home. I won't have a dedicated craft room anymore and I just don't know how to feel about that.

We were not able to find a place quickly here in our hometown, so we're moving to a smaller town about 20 minutes away. Not so bad, 'cuz I'll be nearer to my sister, BUT, we both work here, so there will be a longer drive to work. I don't mind so much, as I only work a couple of days a week, but MDH works 7 days a week for the local newspaper; in the middle of the night no less. He's not looking forward to THAT, but ya do what ya gotta do.

I wish I was younger.

February 22, 2010

{If all goes as planned.....}

My sister and I will be taking a weekend trip in June. We'll be off to see our dad, AND................. GO HERE!!!!

I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!!!!!

February 16, 2010


I just stumbled upon an awesome collage artist while visiting Mary Engelbreit's blog.

Her name is Linda Solovic and her work is so whimsical!

She also has an Etsy store where she sells prints of her work. So sweet and worth the visit!!!

February 14, 2010

February 12, 2010

{It's done!}

Hitting your local newsstands February 23rd!

edit: Got mine and I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

February 7, 2010

{Palmiers...so easy!}

A little pre-Valentine's Day treat for MDH. He loves them :-)


You’ll need:
Puff Pastry

Preheat oven to 425. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

Cover your work surface with a generous amount of sugar.
Place one of the sheets on top of the sugar, and use more sugar to completely coat the pastry sheet evenly. (You may want to use a rolling pin to make sure the sugar sticks well.)

 Fold each of the sides a quarter of the way in, then in again so the folds meet in the middle. Then fold one set of layers on top of the other like closing a book.

 Cut slices approx. 3/8" thick and place them on baking sheet. Leave about 2 inches between cookies.

Bake until edges are golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.