Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Morning Card #17

Another heart.
With the black though, it makes the whole thing seem a bit deeper.

The yellow colored paper on top of the pink says:
"A tight squeeze from me to you."

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Morning Card #16

I like hearts.
I put them on all kinds of cards.
I love a lot of people I guess.

The background card stock looks nude but it's really more of a peach.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Yesterday I decided to take a walk in the park.
While out in nature I found some real treasures.

Lichen lying in my path.
Blown there for my admiration.

Moss stamped into the snow;
leaving the green tentacles dusted in white crystal flakes.

A twisted tree begging me to tell her story;
to explain her unique beauty.

A hollow log waiting for a friend in a colorful hat to stick their head in the hole on the other side.

Spotted trees like a pack of dalmatians taking a break to lick up the snow.

A knotted and twisted tree,
while beautiful on the ground,
lamented the days when it stood.

The path glowing in the afternoon sun.

A crazy tree top reminding me to keep reaching.

Another to remind me it's okay to lean a little in one direction or the other.


A windswept woman.
Peaceful in soul, and ready for the next adventure.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Morning Cards #15

This card is really subtle.
The red had light brown ink that says:
"What each of us becomes is fashioned from the stardust of our dreams"

It's an everyday card.
I normally use the stamp around graduation.
I like the idea of giving it for valentines day or maybe even a birthday.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I Made Dinner!

I've been on break.
Not doing much, but also doing quite a lot, thank you very much.
Like on Wednesday; I made dinner!

I started with rosemary parmesan rolls.
Really I just made dinner rolls.
Then right before baking I brushed them with butter
and artfully sprinkled parmesan and rosemary.
They were pretty addicting!

Next I roasted brussels sprouts.
This was my fist encounter with brussels sprouts (cooking and eating) and I really liked them!
I roasted them at 400 with olive oil, salt and pepper for half an hour,
flipping the sprouts at fifteen minutes.
Then I pulled them out squeezed on some lemon and sprinkled with parmesan,
roasting for another three minutes.

Finally the main course was salmon.
Which was so good I forgot a before cooking AND a before eating picture.
I baked salmon fillets with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon juice for fifteen to twenty minutes at 375.

Everything was scrumptious and a definite do again!
So heat up the oven.
It's cold outside after all.
While you're at it bake up some cookies,
or if you're feeling really adventurous
Either way, have fun!

*Note: Make sure your salmon is thawed.Otherwise you and your hard working parents will be super hungry before the salmon is even oven ready. Unless you're going for weapon quality salmon.
Then keep it frozen.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Morning Card #14

This is the last of the poppy paper I have.
It's a sad day.
I loved it while it lasted.

I wish you could see the detail in the buttons.
They are all white,
but they're also antique so each one has a different type of wear, coloring, and design.