Thursday, March 29, 2012

my bucket list

So we all have our lists of all the things we want to do before we die. We all have our bucket lists. I've been wanting to think up a way to display my "bucket list." I found this little white bucket and I thought it would be perfect for this little craft. I cut some plain paper and backed it with some cute patterned paper. I made about six pages, but it's nice because I can add to it whenever I think up new things I want to add. Since a lot of the things on my bucket list have to do with traveling, I used an old map to make a tag for the bucket.
Here's just a few of the things on my bucket list:
Go to Paris
Visit all 50 states
Learn how to rock climb
Send a message in a bottle
Visit all seven continents
Ride in a helicopter
Have my 11:11 wish come true
Watch the ball drop in Times Square
Solve a Rubik's cube
Go into an airport and buy tickets for a random flight

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A little craft with a little chalk board

So I've been wanting to use this little chalk board that I've had for a while. At first I was going to write the quote on it with chalk, but I soon found out that it's hard to write on a chalk board with cute handwriting. I decided to just type it up in a cute font. I just taped the paper on so it wouldn't be too permanent. I'm not quite sure if I'm going to keep it on my bookcase or not. I'm thinking of hanging it up next to my map or something. I'll experiment with it a little to find it's permanent home.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Craving Something Sweet

We were craving something sweet today, so we decided to make a batch of oatmeal cookies. If you're craving something sweet too, here's the recipe.

2 cups of butter or real margarine (I substitute half of the needed butter for apple sauce. It doesn't affect the taste at all, but it makes it a lot healthier.)
2cups of brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla
5-6 cups of flour
3 cups of oatmeal
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup of butterscotch chips
1 bag of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of peanut butter chips

Soften the margarine, then cream it with the sugars.
Add all of the other ingredients after you have creamed the margarine and sugars.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
*note: You can use any combination of chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips.


Friday, March 23, 2012

My Weekend So Far (going on a walk)

Well my weekend has been going pretty great so far and it isn't even half over yet. The weather has been wonderful around here. It's been in the sixties and seventies all weekend long and it's been great. We wanted to get outside to enjoy the weather so we decided to take a walk. It felt great to be outside and it was a beautiful evening. The sunset was gorgeous so I snapped a few pictures of it.

I just hope that the good weather sticks around. It's been off and on all month. I am ready for spring.

Friday, March 9, 2012

a little shopping spree

Well I was feeling a little low on fabric so I headed over to the fabric store. It's impossible to leave that store without buying anything. There is so much cute fabric. It's overwhelming. I chose a few of my favorites and ended up with four different patterns. I plan to make a bag out of two of the fabrics, but the other two are just to have around for when I need some fabric. I like having cute fabric around in case I have a sudden urge to make something that requires fabric. And besides, who doesn't love buying fabric?

 These are the four fabrics that I chose. I'm quite happy with them. They make me happy.

 These are the two fabrics that I'm going to use to make my new bag. The green floral is the main fabric and the blue is for the accents.

This is just a close up of on of the other fabrics I got. I love fabric. It just makes me happy.