Thursday, April 24, 2014

April Showers, Where are the flowers? On Easter Crosses and Ice Cubes!

Good Morning!

I know its been a minute since I have updated but I have a lot of things to share this time. Its almost the end of April and the sun has started peeking through. I have started getting out more, walking of an evening with my BF John. Its nice to fall into bed at night knowing that I have been outside doing something productive instead of inside bored and alone.

I have several pictures I have taken this month I want to show off, I have also tried some recipies and crafts that I want to show you. I have been busy. Sometimes I get on Pinterest just to look to see if I have the items available to make stuff. I love to put in copper wire and see what turns up!

Here is my wreath I made for Easter for my front door. I love wreaths and change mine with the seasons, sometimes I dont even have a reason. 

Here are my Easter Nails. Easter is my favorite time of year. I am no nail tech as you probably tell. I have all the dotting pens, brushes, striping tape, ect. but all the products in the world dont help if all you can draw is stick people and happy faces. Thats why I like Monograms so well. I can make a H or my initals.

The first set of nails are lt blue and I put tips on them. I have active lenght nails. The second picture are of my bunny rabbits. This manicure took me forever. After 6 bottles of paint, stones, and art liner. I am done. Now Easter is over and I have to find something else to do with them. I am not fancy but I love nice nails.

My BF brought me home balls of thin and thick copper wire which will be perfect for bracelets and other jewerly projects I have found on Pinterest. I have no imagination for things but if I see them then I can recreate somewhat. Never with the outcome of the picture I see. Here is a ring my BF made, and a hair pin.

Channel Bobby Pins
Here are some pearl bobby pins I made after seeing a Chanel runway show. The directions are on Pinterest but its very easy. I made 12 with just a little wire and pearls. Make sure you set and wire the pearl on top of the pin so the pearls show when you put them in your hair. Here is a picture of mine in a bun. I used 12 on Easter Sunday and I got loads of compliments on them.

You get the point although some of mine are showing. I had my BF help me on Easter to get them in just right. I forgot to take pictures we were so busy that day. 

I was responsible for our Easter dessert this year. I didnt want some icing laden cake too sweet after a dinner of sweet ham and sweet potatos. So I made a Pineapple UpsideDown Cake and everyone raved about how moist it was. Funny thing is, I dont like pineapples. I didnt eat the cake. Thanks goodness I have a BF who loves to eat and is a voluntary gunnie pig.

Oh...look how stained my stove is. SORRY (embarrassed) Now I have a project to keep me busy today. 

Here is my leftovers from our Easter dinner. I brought home ham. I had fresh potatos so I decided to use a recipe from Cracker Barrell. I love their Hashbrown Casserole and this turned out so good! Best thing is, I had all the ingredients in my pantry and fridge. The picture doesnt look very yummy with all the ingredients same color but it was cheesy, creamy and sooo good!

One more idea before I go, I found some tiny violets in my garden. I picked them and looked on (my fave site) and seen ice cubes with flowers in them. So I decided to try it. Here is the tray. I havent uncubed them yet. I want to wait for my spring party once my backyard gets ready for company.

Its almost May, I wont update till then. We have some big events comming up. My son graduates this spring. He had his graduation pictures yesterday. He got a promotion at work. I am so proud of him. 

I am gonna leave you with one more picture. At the end of my street is a big Methodist Church. On Easter Sunday they had a cross that the congration put flowers on. Its outside and everytime I walk by it, it makes me happy. Its so pretty. Excuse the selfie beside it. :-)

I hope you enjoyed my pics and rambling whoever you are reading this, IF ANY! :-)


(next up, my Listia winnings and auctions. I want to get into that with you)