Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day is Almost Here!

      Have you thought about what to get your sweetie? I think I'm going to make mine his favorite chocolate pudding! He loves that stuff! And we might stay home and cook on the grill. Or I may fix his favorite pasta: Italian sausage with spaghetti. Most of the restaurants will be packed unless we go at 4:30 or 5:00. I don't want to eat that early, unless we don't eat lunch. Saturdays are always our busy 'work at home day', when Randy can work on the carport he's building for the camper. Or inside work if the weather isn't nice. He works outside a lot with his job so the weather has to be really bad for him to stay inside! I'm not one to plan too far in advance, so we'll see what we end up doing. 

      I've really been on a crafting spree this week! I have started quite a few projects that I'm excited about! Randy cut the wood for something I'm in the process of painting. First, I sanded it; next, I'll put the nails in. It's a secret until I finish, so you'll have to wait. I also transferred images to some little bags you'll see below. Just enough for each of the girls to have one, if I so choose. I think their Moms would like one instead. We'll see. If I had a booth, I'd put them in it to sell. I'm also ready to start making molds. I've read and watched videos so now I'm ready! I can hardly wait to do that! I also made gesso, or texture paste; whatever you want to call it. It turned out good. I added some more glue to thin it cause it was a little thick. It's used in mixed media for stenciling or anything you'd use gesso on.

      Our weather has been nice lately. I thought the hens would lay eggs, but not yet. I guess they knew the weather would get cold again. There have been years that we would just go right into Spring about March. It could still happen, but for the next week we will be experiencing much colder temps. I am truly thankful we don't have to deal with extreme cold and snow! I used to think when I was younger, that I would love to live in a more frigid climate. Not anymore! I'll take the thunderstorm over the Arctic Blast any day! Ya'll stay warm and have a wonderful Happy Valentine's weekend! Blessings from Bama!

Iron-on transfer bags. I love the roses!

Gesso on heart.

Lovely roses delivered by none other than the hubs himself!

Pink chalk paint.

Randy is so ingenious! He turned the sander upside-down so I could sand without trying to hold the sander and the wood! The clasp is pinched onto the on button so I don't have to hold it.

We had leftover smoked chicken so I put it in this tortilla soup. Oh man, is it good!

Smoked chicken alfredo, definitely better than Olive Garden!

Lovely little daffodils.

Made some more English muffins.


  1. I love your little iron transfer bags with the roses. What will you use them for? We got more snow today. Are you sure you don't want me to send you some? I am making my wonderful husband a valentines day card. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby! Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy! Thank you! I think I'll give them as gifts. Otherwise, decoration. More snow? Randy said we're supposed to get 1-3" Monday. I'll believe it when I see it! That much snow would close the schools! The South hardly ever has snow so we are not equipped for it. That little shouldn't matter but it does.
      Oh, that's sweet! I hope you post a pic on your blog! Happy Valentine's to you and yours as well!


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