Monday, January 5, 2015
A Little Sunday Afternoon Piddling
Hello friends! Happy Monday!
I am back at work today, preparing my classroom and lessons for my sweet kinders to return on Wednesday. I can't wait to hear all about their Christmas. Yesterday, the hubby and I did a lot of what I call piddling. Lots of little projects completed. I will share a few things with you today. I took down my New Year's decor from the buffet and replaced it with some of my favorite items.
I love using my Scrabble tiles to spell things out seasonally or whatever is on my heart or mind. Lately I have been reminding myself to do this.....
If I start to worry too much, or get stressed or overwhelmed, all I have to do is remember to let go and let God. He shoulders the burdens for me. I added several of my vintage books to the buffet first and them built my vignette around them. Milk glass, vintage bobbins, mercury glass, and so on. I like to mix things up.
I like this look and it will probably stay until I decorate it for Valentine's Day.
Another project I completed was painting my shelf black. It was a jadeite green color. I was ready for a change.
I like the sweet little vignettes I created on the shelves.
I am still loving my bees...:)
The hubby got three of our interior doors installed and the trim installed around them. Not we need to spackle and paint! My little hall area is transformed with the new doors. I'll share a photo soon. While he was working on the doors, I decided to bake us a batch of chocolate chip cookies. We are going try cutting sugar and white flour out of our diet in the coming weeks, so we decided to satisfy our sweet tooth for a bit. Our goal is to eat very healthy 6 days a week and eat something we love one day a week. So, no sugar or white flour 6 out of 7 days each week.....I'm hoping I survive! I'm a sugar addict....:)
Anywho, this is the best chocolate chip cookie I have ever made. I knew they were good because I made them a couple years ago. I know good cookies...they are my favorite dessert! If you want the recipe, you can find it here.
Oh my goodness...they are heavenly!
Soft and chewy...just like a cookie should be!
I wanted to tell you that I am being so diligent with practicing diligence so far! I know it's only a few days into the year, but I am proud none the less! I have read my bible each day, journaled in my prayer journal every day, finished my 5th book over Christmas break, and many other things. I wanted to share another journal project with you. I am participating in the Documenting Life 2015 Art Journal project by Art to the 5th. I am super excited about it! Basically you get a challenge and a journal prompt each week. This week the challenge was to use book paper and the journal prompt was Be Your own Goal Keeper. I chose to use my word for 2015...diligence. Here is my completed page....or actually 2 pages.
My goals are written on the tag. I used distressing ink, vintage dictionary pages (with my word on the page) and part of the book spine, stamps, and a few other things to complete this project. I love how it turned out. I am going to delve into using watercolor and acrylics to do these pages throughout the year. I have watercolors ordered as well as some items for my other new hobby for this year...embroidery. So excited!
Well, that's it for today ladies. Thank you for stopping by. I always enjoy your visits. I hope each of you has a wonderful week.
Until next time.....