Hello, sweet friends!
The sun is out, children are playing across the street, windows have been letting breezy, fresh air in, and things are happening here on Madeline Street.
Lately, I have been engaged in the Battle of the Blow-Nose, Head-Cold … I tell ya … it’s been a rough two to three weeks mainly because I am typically in good health. Nevertheless, I press on (not really … there were two days when nothing happened unless it involved napping, pjs all day or more napping). 🙂 But I digress.
Yesterday, I caught craft-fever and after I dropped my beloved off at work I stopped by the library and picked out the week’s entertainment.
I had never seen Nicholas Nickleby … it is, by now, one of my most favorite of movies. I’m in the process of begging D to watch it with me. 🙂
I also managed to make my to-do list and cross off a few items.
A few weeks ago, my sweetest friends and family threw me a 25th bowling birthday-party. It was so much fun and I felt like I needed to get some cards off in the mail to say thank you.
I had also seen this easy, healthy cookie recipe floating around Facebook and decided to give it a try.
They turned out amazing! As a die-hard cookie-lover, I was afraid these would taste like hippies from a commune had made them. 😉 The recipe made a small batch — just perfect for two — and my health-conscious husband loved them just as much as I.
Today, I spent some time listening to worship music and trying to decide what our house should look like come Valentine’s Day. I know it’s too early to decorate for February 14th but since my beloved and I are will be away during the earliest days of February (for a nice, surprise, honey-moon!) I thought it would be a good idea to start now so that when we return everything will be ready for the holiday.
I had thought this tutorial for cornstarch ornaments
too adorable to not try … the recipe was easy to follow and fun to do. I’m still not sure if I’m as crazy about them as I originally was but they are cute and I’ll take the next few days to see if the hearts grow on me. 🙂
What thinkest thou?
I’m off to peck-out a chalkboard tutorial for Monday, finish my new design and bake bread. I am *so* thankful for the opportunity to stay home … it is such a joy to spend time crafting!
With lots and lots of love, banana-cookies, and smiles,