I was in the mood for a muffin for breakfast but, there were none to be found anywhere. Of course, when a lady gets a craving, she gets a CRAVING!
And what else could I do but satisfy it to the best of my ability? :)
I found THE perfect muffin base recipe (after a few tweaks). The crumb is fantastic and neutral flavored. I have some clear blueberry flavor at my mom's that I just can't wait to try in this recipe.
I consider myself to be a frequent prayer and often look forward to finding the eventual answers to them. But boy, oh boy! I was not expecting such a fast answer to my prayer for my ideal man and ultimately, family to be given so quickly. It seems like just a year and a half ago, I was reading about God's promises, and secrets to successful praying.
Since then, I have found work in a place that suited me, found love in a man who has every quality that I ever prayed for (sometimes, it seems, none more and none less lol)- my dear son now has a father figure and 'brother' and... AND! we have a little one on the way!! After 9 years of swearing off childbearing, I am expecting a baby girl at the end of December. I am pretty blessed, and I do say so myself :)
Life is so good right now!
I have a job I totally dig, someone to enjoy time with, a wild and crazy kid, food, yarn, and love.
Chilly months are around the corner, and just thinking about it has me back to crocheting again. I've got lots of bright yarns and funky colors, so I think that this years hats and scarves will very much be in techni-color =)
My latest finished object- a bright yellow slouchy hat:
It's way brighter than in the picture (which was taken with a phone), so I added a thin stripe of gray to make it a bit less blingy, if that term could apply lol.
Not sure yet if it will go in the studio. I just don't know yet how some people are able to have a full time job, loved ones, AND maintain an online shop too!
As I was groovin around on Facebook, I just so happened to click on a link to one of my friends' blog which took me to a post that featured a really cute treasury filled with grey (her favorite color) and yellow things.
What better place to pull inspiration for sharing the things we totally dig than from a fellow crafter's blog!
It was not hard to find beautiful blue and yellow goodies on Artfire, but chosing which ones to put in this collection was another story. I hope you dig this collection filled with both tranquil and electric blues and yellows.
Please stop by the collection and leave a comment and show some love for the artisans that did an amazing job at creating these blues and yellows =)
As well as stop by my buddy Tracy's blog to check out her Friday's Treasury full of grey ans yellow.
I hope every one is enjoying the holiday season and is having a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and is looking forward to a Happy New Year!
It's hard some times, to see through the effects that the recession has had on us, our communities, and loved ones, but I think that there is much for us as a people to look forward to. If we learn nothing else in these times, I really hope that we take away a true appreciation for the little things in life.
While Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, I am always thankful for the great people in my life and the wonderful little blessing that are brought to me through them. Having a mom who will sub for me while I'm at work, getting some 'out of the house' time, or even sleeping is a blessing that I am very thankful for. My older brother, no matter how stagnant I was, has never looked down on me and sometimes still buys his kid sister a Happy Meal from time to time. People like him are blessings- I hope that we all recognize who they are.
New friends who are willing to share and enlighten you with their beliefs and faith, especially when you really just needed to hear it... I think these types will be friends for a life time and are blessings sent through Jesus Christ himself.
On Thanksgiving, we give thanks, but how many of us count our blessings on this day?
With all the cute Christmas stuff out there and all the wonderful sales going on, I wonder how many of us are taking advantage of the great discounts while looking forward to future holidays.
Online especially, you can find a wide variety of items with free shipping or a percentage off for the holidays. And I'd bet that those shops or stores aren't limiting their discounts to just holiday related items.
In my artfire studio, I've got lots of Valentines Day related items such as dishtowels/hot pads, coasters, hats, scarves, and little heart shaped pins which range from $2 - $20 plus shipping. All of which can be discounted with my in store coupon.
GlassIdentities' whole studio is marked down by 50%. This earring and necklace set would be a great V-day gift for some one who isn't really into pink or red. You'd know that they could enjoy your gift year round!
BarefootBathAndBody is offering free shipping on ALL items in her shop. She's got lots of neat soaps, oils and moisturizing stuffs. You could get some sweet stuff for your sweet stuff =B
And my favorite for drinking punch out of... A Genuine Leather and Stainless Steel Flask from SeizeTheNight which is eligible for a coupon. It can be stamped with a message or quote. I think that if I ever had any one to give one of these to for Valentines Day, I would. "Bottoms Up!"