Thursday, February 23, 2012

Card challenge

Viva La Verve Card Challenge
Week 2
Here's the layout

Color inspiration

My Card

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Great Falls in Virginia

During my vacation to Virginia, I got to visit Great Falls in Virginia.
Visitor center included a guy holding a live snake.

Love the blue skies peeking through the trees.

My very soon to be daughter in law.
I think she could fit inside that hole.

Me and my youngest son.

Beautiful falls

This is January, imagine it in the summer time.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Recycled Gifts

Well this is not really a recycled gift.
But, I did take a toilet paper roll and covered it with black paper.
Filled it with candy hearts and cut out the word "love" using my cricut expression.
I covered it with silver tissue and red ribbon on the ends.

Then I used this small wine bottle.
I love these small bottles for cooking.
Washed and soaked the label off.

Then I painted it with Krylon white spray paint.
Put my pretty pink rose that my husband gave me in it.
And recycled the ribbon from the flower wrapping.

My new obsession is spray painting bottles.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Bubba Sweets

Lately, I have had a cupcake obsession. 
From Cupcake Wars to trying tasty treats at different cupcakeries.
Someone at my husband's work told him that it
was the best cupcake she ever had.

So my husband, who knows about my obsession, bought some to try.

And they didn't disappoint.

Simple yet elegant shop.

Birthday Cake

Son of a Biscuit

Red Velvet

Willy Wonka

Katy Perry

Princess Buttercup

My fav is the salted caramel.

This one was a Valentine's Day special.

Bubba Sweets
16479 Bolsa Chica St.
Huntington Beach, Ca.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Feast

Here is my homemade
Love Feast
Valentines Day 2012
Notice that I took the time to make the strawberries into hearts.

Take special notice that I cut out hearts shaped pepperonis.
Had to tell my husband he didn't notice.

For dessert
Cupcakes from Bubba Sweets.
Salted Caramel (my fav)

Special for Valentines Day.
Chocolate dipped strawberry on chocolate cupcake.
Not sure if the frosting is strawberry or just pink.

Hope you have a special "Love Feast" with your loved ones!!
Happy <3 Day!

Love Is In The Air

Today, I observed many flags waving in the breeze.
They seemed to be cheering on this day of Love. 
As I reflected on facebook comments of people who love this day
and people who hate this day, I wondered...
Is it about flowers?

Is it about candy?

Is it about cards?

Is it about intimacy?

I was reminded of the greatest LOVE.

John 3:16
For God so Loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
so that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hope God's Love shines from your heart today and always!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Well, I think I spoiled my husband.  He told me that he was
a bit disappointed when he went to his car at lunch
 and there was no surprises for him. 
So today I thought I would take him some of these treats.
I melted dark chocolate chips over a double boiler. 
Then dipped some strawberries that I got at Ralph's. 
After rinsing and drying them and pulling off the hulls.
I found it easier to use a wooden skewer to dip the strawberries.

I packaged three strawberries on parchment paper.
Added a red napkin and placed a  recycled red bow
in the corner of my recycled strawberry container.
Hand delivered with LOVE!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Conversation Heart and Cookies

Another surprise for my husband. 
I left them in this truck at work.
Cookies and a handmade conversation heart.

1 cup crisco butter shortening
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
4 Tbsp. milk
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups AP flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Hershey Milk Chocolate Hearts or Dove Dark Chocolate Hearts

Cream together shortening, peanut butter, and sugars. 
Add eggs, milk, and vanilla.  Add flour, soda and salt.
Use a melon scoop to scoop dough into a ball.
Roll balls of dough in extra granulated sugar.
Bake on a pan lined with parchment paper
for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees
While still warm press in a chocolate heart.
Makes 48 cookies.

Mojo Monday 227

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Something Sweet

Something Sweet

My husband has been feeling a little blue lately.
With a layoff looming he has just been a little down.
So I thought why wait until Valentine's Day
to do something special for him.

So I put this hanging tag together for him.
Bought some Dark Chocolate Dove Hearts.
And drove to his work, found his truck, and
put the tag and the chocolates on the drivers seat.
Here is the front.

Here is the back.

Here is the chocolate.
I forgot my camera to take a picture of the driver's seat.
Oh well.

He called me when he got into the truck and said 'Thank You".
When he got home he said that it made him feel good.

Mission Accomplished!

Don't wait to do something special for someone you love!!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Verve Challenge February #1

Viva La Verve Challenge
week one
Here is the layout.
Here is my color inspiration taken
from Pinterest.

What I came up with.
The flowers and leaves cut out using the cricut expression.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Two with Nature

Today my hubby and I went on this nature trail.
It runs along side of Monte Verde Park in Lakewood, Ca.

Not sure how long the trail is.

Nice path to walk on.

This little guy showed up just in time.

Lots of berries bushes.
Our neighbors used to grow these and I
remember that they are poisonous.

Pretty yellow clusters.

Pretty blue clusters.

This reminds me of someone with their head in the dirt\
and long arms reaching out.

Unusual branches on this tree.

Bird watching.

A hummingbird.

My favorite bird.

Same one different shot.

Hubby watching me snapping away.
It was a gorgous day to be outside. 
Still waiting for winter to show up.