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Pinterest Projects Week 15

15 Apr

Happy tax day everyone!  Ha!

You guys, I had to scrape my windows this morning.  What?!?  It would have been really depressing had the sun not been shining.  It snowed yesterday and actually stuck to the ground by the end of the day.  Bleh.

I didn’t feel good last week, so I didn’t do much of anything.  But Saturday morning I watched Heartland Table over on The Food Network and got inspired.  She was making a good ole fashioned supper club meal.  The hubby and I followed suit and had yummy rib eye steaks, made-from-scratch hashbrowns and corn.  Oh, how yummy it was!

Anywho…here are the projects from Week 15

Giant Chocolate Peanut Butter CookiesGiant Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Carrot CakeCarrot Cake

Lemon CurdLemon Curd

Made-from-Scratch HashbrownsMade-from-Scratch Hashbrowns

Being Selfish

17 Mar

Today I’m doing things just for me.  Today I’m being a little selfish.

As you may remember, the hubs and I are trying to start a family.  It’s been harder than we thought it would be.  And we’ve been somewhat passive in our attempts to make things better.  But today I did something to help.  Today I joined Curves.

I cannot tell you how excited I am about this!  The hubs and I have tried joining a gym before.  It didn’t work.  We went a few times for a couple months, but then nothing.  It was hard for us to get into a routine and stick with it.  It was hard to go and feel judged by the other members and the staff.  And lets be honest, we’re lazy.  But last week I decided to set up a meeting at our local Curves and see what it’s all about and if it’d be a good fit.  I’m so excited to say it is a good fit!  I think I’m going to get so much out of it.  And the woman who runs it is great!  She’s supportive, informative, and is going to keep me on track.  And, damn it, if all the little old ladies who were there this morning can do it, so can I!

I’m also very excited about my afternoon plans.  Eric got me a gift certificate to a spa for our anniversary in October.  And I haven’t used it yet.  Well, this afternoon, 80 minutes of massage heaven will be enjoyed.  Again, I am so excited!

Am I being selfish?  Or am I taking good steps toward self-care?  Sometimes it feels like the line is a bit blurred.  I don’t get massages very often; I think the last one was over 2 years ago.  And starting to make a life change with Curves is something that will help me and my family for the rest of our lives.  Is that really being selfish?

Well, either way you look at it, the day is still about me!  And I’m ok with that. 🙂

Bathroom Makeover

12 Mar

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with a project that you just don’t know where to start?

That’s how we’ve felt about our house.  We’ve been here for 1 year and 9 months.  And we moved into a house with a bunch of wallpaper.  Some of it is just borders.  But some of it covered most of the walls in a room or all of the walls.  We’ve taken about half of it down.  Woo-hoo!  And thanks to the gals over at East Coast Creative, it was a cinch!

Seriously, I had taken down the top layer of the wallpaper, but didn’t know what to do next.  Then Jess and Monica posted about how to remove wallpaper the easy way!  Are you ready for the secret?  Fabric Softener.  That’s right, FABRIC SOFTENER!  Check out their how-to here.

We also had to fight mold in our main bathroom.  Yuck!  We had to fight mold in little ole Coyote Cabin too.  So, we weren’t so thrilled about it.  But, we got it taken care of and we’re done doing our bathroom!  What-what!!

Bathroom Before 1Before

Bathroom Before 2Before

Bathroom After 1After

Bathroom After 2After

I love our new shower curtain.  It reminds me of spring and I can’t WAIT for spring to get here.  It’s on its way.  I can feel it.

And…Happy, fresh bathroom to us!

And I almost forgot!  A BIG shout out to the hubs!  He did most of the work in the bathroom.  All I really did was scrape off the wallpaper and clean the fan cover.  Thanks honey!  You’re the best!

Pinterest Projects Weeks 8 & 9

10 Mar

Whew…it’s been a busy few weeks.  My aunt was here almost a month ago and we quilted away making awesome sewing machine covers.  Eric and I have been busy with a new church and preparing ourselves for Lent.  My mom was here last week and helped me paint our dining room.  I worked in the camp kitchen this weekend.  And I’ve been doing some graphic design work.

Yep, it’s been busy.  But an oh-so-good kind of busy.

So, here are the projects that got done during weeks 8 & 9:

Homemade NutellaHomemade Nutella

Simply Sour Cream EnchiladasSimply Sour Cream Enchiladas

Crock Pot Vegetable StockCrock Pot Vegetable Stock

Condensed Chicken SoupCondensed Chicken Soup

Pretzel BunPretzel Bun

Strawberry Peanut Butter SmoothieStrawberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Not much for two weeks, but at least something!  I’ll probably have only one Pin done for Week 10, but that’s ok.  Remember how busy I was?

Discovering

20 Feb

This week has been one of many discoveries.  I love the image that comes to mind when I hear the word discovery.  I imagine Christopher Columbus sailing across the Atlantic to the New World, a baby putting one foot in front of the other, an almost 30 woman realizing what she wants is to stay home and take care of her hubby and home.

Ok, that last one was about me.  You caught me.  But seriously, I love staying home and taking care of my hubby and turning our house into a home.  I love the freedom of choosing a new daily adventure, whether it’s reading Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, spending time with my aunt and making sewing machine covers, or cleaning the bathroom.  Ok, maybe I don’t love cleaning the bathroom, but it does add variety to my day.  I love trying recipes and finding new favorites.  And spending time with you lovelies.

I’ve also rediscovered my love of reading.  I’ve always loved reading and have been a pretty avid reader most of my life.  But recently, I had fallen off the wagon and maybe read two books last year.  Two! MAYBE!!  This rediscovery is partially due to me new toy – a Nook HD.  My brother won it and didn’t want it, so lucky me!  I’ve been wanting a tablet or something for over a year.  Like I said, I love trying new recipes and a lot of them come from Pinterest.  I hated lugging my computer into the kitchen, so this was the main reason for wanting something else.  Who knew this Nook would get me reading again.  I LOVE that I can check out books from the library system.  It’s going to keep me busy for a long while.

And I love crafting.  Especially sewing and quilting.  But the discovery I made this week is that I’m afraid to jump off and try new things.  I would love to learn to sew clothes, but I’m terrified I’m going to suck at it.  Or ruin something.  And I wish I would have asked my great grandmother to teach me.  She’s made a ton of clothes!  But, I have a couple projects I need to do, so hopefully that will motivate me and get me to step out of my comfort zone.  And I’m sure everything will turn out fine, it’s just the initial jump.

I also miss my friends terribly.  I feel as though I’m drifting away from some of them.  I’m not sure what it is, but it’s not a good feeling.  I don’t live near most of them, in fact some live half way across the country.  But that’s never been an issue before.  Sure, we didn’t see each other all the time, but we’d talk on the phone.  And no matter how long we would go without talking, we’d always pick up where we left off.  But it feels like something has changed and I’m not sure what to do.  Any advice?

Phew…what a week.  So many discoveries.  And probably some I can’t remember off the top of my head.  I love the feeling of discovering something, or rediscovering something.  It makes everything new, even if it’s something you’ve been doing forever.

Here’s to making discoveries everyday!

Pinterest Projects Weeks 6 & 7

18 Feb

It’s been a little crazy the last couple weeks.  My aunt was here, job interviews, snow, cold, etc.  But there’s no excuse for my lack of communication.  Please forgive me.

Anywho, here is the round-up of the last couple of weeks.  And I’m sorry, there isn’t much to share…

Crochet BowCrochet Bow

Hat PomHat Pom

Finished Hat!I had this hat pattern and thought the bow and pom would be super cute!  I think I was right! 🙂

Cheesy Sausage PastaCheesy Sausage Pasta

Pieced BattingPieced Batting

Well, that was about it for the past two weeks.  Oh yeah, the hubs and I have been keeping up with our 52 Week Money Challenge!  A woo-hoo!  I also read Mindy Kaling’s Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns).  I loved Mindy Kaling before I read the book, but even more now.  I love when I can read a book and imagine how the author would be saying it to me.  Anyway, if you’re looking for a light, funny read, check it out!

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