Catching Up

Hey everyone.  I know.  It’s been, like, a really, really long time since I’ve posted on here.

It’s not for lack of cooking.  Or baking.  Or experimenting, or anything like that.  I’ve just been pursuing other avenues of creativity lately that has left this blog patiently waiting in the backseat.

Like…

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beach glass jewelry making.  I decided, after much pinteresting, that I wanted to tackle as many homemade gifts for Christmas as I could.  So I learned how to wire wrap.  This is just one of a number of necklaces and earring sets I made last December.

I also made this.

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Okay.  Not exactly this.  You can probably tell this is not my picture (rotary phone, what?).  This came from the website where I got the tutorial, Living on the Chic.  But MY pin-tucked duvet ended up looking just like this.  And it’s now our favorite, most warm and cuddly comforter in the house.  Next up – Canadian Smocking techniques.  Oh yeah.  Livin’ on the edge.

I do have a long list of recipes I plan on making and photographing for you all.  I have a new salad I’ve been eating for weeks that is my new absolute favorite thing in the world (AND that I’ve been losing weight eating!  Well, between that and working out 6 days a week for the past month).  Plus  a new improved pizza crust recipe.  And several really cute Easter desserts, that, you know, I’ll put up here AFTER Easter because that’s the way I roll.

Now, if you want to see something right now (i.e. you’re THAT bored), I have actually been updating The Decorator’s Corner quite regularly.  It’s cake season again for us and I’ve been quite busy doing those.  I love learning new techniques and, while just about every cake I’ve done has gone through some kind of “caketastrophe” at some point in the making, I’ve definitely improved my skill set this past year.

Okay.  That’s all I’ve got for this morning.  I’ve got to go hard boil four dozen eggs now because it’s Egg Decorating Day!!!  And no, sadly, we’re not doing any of the cool techniques you’ve seen on pinterest with the shaving cream or kool aid or plant food dyes or anything like that.  Just a box of regular Paas egg dye tablets.  Sometimes you have to recognize where to keep it simple.  And with everything I have planned for this Sunday’s craziness…simple is good.

Have a lovely Easter everyone and I’ll see you next week!

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