Thursday, February 18, 2010

This and That

Just alot of randomness that I've been thinking about and doing....

* I have found a new blog that I love. I will be adding it to my blog list over there on the left. Super great ideas to be found at No Biggie. I made THIS last night for Hubby and I for our movie time. It was yummy!!!! We love hummus but I have never made it before. I loved this recipe because it called for peanut butter instead of tahini. I do not have a food processor so just did it in my blender. It worked okay, definitely wasn't as smooth as it would have been but still very good.

* We love spinach. I add it to almost everything...casseroles, quesadillas, scrambled eggs, sandwiches. LOVE it!

* Finally made something a few weeks ago. I made a ton of yo-yos, added a button to each, hot glued a pipe cleaner stem and everlasting bouquet of flowers.

* I have a problem. name is "Daisy Path" and I am a blog reading addict. I LOVE to find great tutorials, dream about making the cute item in said tutorial, find another tutorial, dream, find, dream, find, dream...GET SERIOUSLY OVERWHELMED AND NOT MAKE ANYTHING! What is my problem? I want to craft. I need to stop looking at ideas, pick one AND make it. Is there a 12 step program for this?

* If I had THIS room, maybe I would actually make crafts. Hmmmm....I think I'm in love now.

* I have been singing my favorite hymns to the girls at bedtime. I heard Peanut singing Amazing Grace the other day while going potty. Awesome! I just checked out two cds that Amy Grant put out full of hymns and LOVE them so far. The first is Legacy...Hymns and Faith and the second is Rock of Ages...Hymns and Faith.

* I am pretty sure I want to be a photographer when I grow up. I need serious training, but I would like that.
Anyone have an SLR they want to give me? Pretty please?

* And this brightened my day yesterday. My friend over at Midwestern Housewife sent me this Sunshine Award! Sunshine Awards are peer awards, and each blog is allowed to pass the award on to their 12 favorite blogs! (Thanks Friend!) A funny story about this friend...she is actually the niece of my cousin's wife. I met her almost 12 years ago when she was visiting her aunt and I had literally just gotten married. In fact she came along to watch us open our wedding gifts. How terribly exciting for her! But the funny part is that she ended up writing down the list of who gave us what. Without her, there would have been no thank you notes. Heehee! I haven't seen her since that afternoon many moons ago BUT now we live in the same town and we're both bloggers. We really do need to get together!

So here is my first blog award...isn't it pretty?!?

Sunshine Awards are peer awards, and each blog is allowed to pass the award on to their 12 favorite blogs!

Here are my 12 favorite blogs in NO particular order!

The Back Door
My Crazy Blessed Life as a Jar of Clay
Some Days are Like That
One Day at a Time
The Buckle Family
Frankly Speaking
Smiling's My Favorite
Only Slightly Neurotic
More Left Unseen
WhiMSy love
Kelly's Recipes

Rules of Acceptance...
Put the logo on the sidebar or within a post.
Pass the award on to 12 bloggers who brighten your day.
Link to the nominees within your post.
Let the nominees know they received this award.
Link back to the person who gave you this award.

---So there is alot of randomness for you. Enjoy!


darcy said...

awe.. thank you so much for the shout out!!! What an adorable blog you have!!!

Colleen said...

Ah, thanks my friend!

I finally made it the end. I got distracted clicking on all the links.

I love those yo-yo flowers. Funny thing, I'm terrible at sewing, but yo-yos are one of the few things I can make.

Have you ever seen this series 31 Days of Flowers. This lady did 31 different tutorials on making crafty flowers. I've always meant to make them, but never have. Anyway, thought you might like it.