I finally found a pine cone worthy of glittering! So that is the project for the evening. A perfect way to avoid washing my kitchen floor :) I'm trying out some tombow glue to see if it holds the glitter better than ALL the other glues I've tried. I have to admit the fall out of glitter from this glue is a lot less than other glues. So if I had to glitter something with a liquid glue I would probably use this again. The glitter I used is one of those super fine micro glitters. The pine cone turned out so pretty!!!
Today is a clean up the studio day. And yes I spent WAY to much time organizing my stamp collection instead of cleaning off my two work tables like I should be doing. So I am posting this here as a triumphal image and a shaming so I can now get back to work on what I should be doing. I do love my stamp collection though (that's just half of it). The first 3 boxes are organized by season Spring, Fall, Winter. Most of my stamps are for Fall and winter. The fourth box in the row are basic decorative stamps. Then on a different shelf I have a box of sentiment stamps, background stamps, and a couple boxes of stamp'in up stamps. It's easier for me to flip through the boxes when I'm creating something. I use to have them in books, but that just never quite worked for me. I need to have things out in the open if I'm going to use it.
I dearly love Wookie Kitty so much it HURTS!!! I have no idea where this image came from. I just saw it someone re-post it on Facebook so if anyone knows It's origins I would love to know. Look at his ears!!!! And the serious look on his face! I love it!
Such a cute centerpiece for a wedding reception's candy table. And I love the colors they chose. Hanging the candy form it is an adorable idea. And these teal swirl lollipops just make my mouth water. I WANTS THEM ALL!!!!
Wouldn't this be the CUTEST housewarming gift. It is just too cute! Thank you pinterest for sharing your fun ideas for Spring with me.
Ok, this is my Dream craft room #56 I just love the low shelf unit, and the color coordinated boxes. Also, it really doesn't look like it would be that expensive to do. Now if I could just find a free wall in my studio to do this. That is always the biggest part of this craft room organization problem.
So I think I've found something that I've been looking for, for a long time. My quest has been for some sort of exercise that doesn't feel like exercise, more like dance. Something that has a strong yoga base, that I can do at home. It has to focus on stretching, and something that doesn't use equipment so that whenever I feel like I need to take a break, and just shake my stress out I can. I have a very strong dance background, and before my current job my work has always been very physical. Now both my work and all of my hobbies are sedentary so I need something that makes me want to get up and shake my money maker. Well last night I found this thing called Buti Fitness by Buzzie Gold. She defines Buti as a high-intensity workout that fuses yoga and dance with circuits of plyometrics and conditioning. It looks hard, but it also looks like it's something that if you stick with it for a little bit it's doable and fun. I've almost decided to make it my personal goal to see if I can do one of these videos a day this year. I'll keep you updated on my progress. Here is a link to some of her videos on her site. Posted below are a couple of my favorite so far. A little tide over until my videos arrive that I ordered from her. Wish me luck!
This Marmoset is VERY serious about loving you. Look at his sweet little eyes and gremlin like stripe, and his wittle hands! Ok I'm done now.
Ok this video has been bouncing around my friends Facebook pages for a few weeks now, and it is really cracking me up now. No matter how weird or horrible a day it always makes me feel better. Best line ever... "You took too long... now your candy's gone... That's what happened"
I have a deep love for Chimichanga's. When I was in grade school every May the students would help the Nun's make Chimichanga's to sell at the May festival. This was an arduous process because every thing in it was made from scratch including the flour tortilla. The insides were a lovely mixture of shredded beef, onions, green bell peppers, and spices. This was all deep fried in it's lovely homemade tortilla jacket to make your mouth water all year long just waiting for May to come around again. Of course I have been tiring to find a similar recipe since then with no luck. I gave up awhile ago, but now the hunt is on again. But I do want an alternative to the whole frying thing so I found this recipe, and wanted to see if baking could be an alternative to the yummy fried one. Of course this recipe is nothing to the Chimichanga's I have been use to, but the recipe sounded good, and I'm doing it as more an experiment. I was very happy with this recipe, but of course I changed it up a bit to cut some calories and fat where I could. Click here for the original recipe.
8 ounces low fat cream cheese
8 ounces Monterrey jack pepper cheese, shredded
1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 lb cooked chicken, shredded
8 flour tortillas
a couple sprinkles of shredded cheddar cheese
- Stir together cream cheese, pepper jack cheese and taco seasoning.
- Fold in chicken.
- Divide among tortillas.
- Tuck in sides and roll up each tortilla.
- Lay seam side down in a sprayed baking dish.
- Spray tops of tortillas with cooking spray.
- Bake @ 350 for 15 minutes.
- Turn Chimi's over and bake an additional 15 minutes.
- Serve with cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream and salsa.
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