Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy 2014 Easter everyone!

I haven't been on recently but I'm going to try and shoot to post once a week starting today. . . What are you doing for Easter (if you celebrate)? Today I bought some peep donuts from Dunkin Donuts.
(found this picture online-forgot to take a picture of it myself).
I am about to make some banana bread then ham, mashed potatoes and then maybe even making some deviled eggs. . What are some foods that you make?

In celebration of Easter, I'm sharing The Bunny Hop song. . I remember doing this in grade school.

Happy Easter :)

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Okay everyone. . 2013 was a bust for my blogging and anything else I was trying to do. . Now lets try for 2014.

Today I signed up to join 1 challenge called "30 paintings in 30 days January 2014". You can find out more information about this challenge by clicking the link. I did ask and was told that it didn't all have to be paintings but I do know that the first 7 or so will be some painted ornaments that I'm behind on. The other 23 will be up in the air for me. I might do paintings or some other type of artwork. This should help me get back into the groove of posting on my blog and of doing more art.

I'm also going to try and lose weight again. I am the heaviest that I have ever been and am really unhappy with it. One of my friends has lost 40 pounds since August. What she has been doing is cutting out the processed foods, milk and breads. I think that I might try taking a step in that direction. When 2014 starts I'm going to cut back on the processed foods, eating out, breads and milk. One that will be easy will be the milk and regular bread as I don't drink milk or eat bread so much at the moment anyways. The hard part might be the processed foods, eating out and other bread options. I love rice and finding unprocessed food might be difficult but it will get me trying new recipes.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Children's book review- Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls

-This is in a format that I'm using for work. I'm going to try and start doing this for every book I read-

Nicholls, Sally Ways to Live Forever Realistic Fiction
I.L.: 3-7 R.L.: 5th Lexile: 580 212 p. 2008

Sam is an eleven year old boy who is in the final stages of leukemia. With the idea from his teacher and the help of his best friend Felix (and Google), he writes a book. Sam’s book includes facts, lists, adventures and the day to day stuff. Will he break a world record? How will he see a ghost? Will he find out all the answers to the questions that nobody answers? How much does the human soul weigh? What kind of teenage stuff will he do?

The chapters are short, simple and written in a journal format. The drawings range from torn out journal pages to postcards to family portraits. It was a sad topic put into the perspective of an eleven year old boy. This book is sad but with a fun and informative twist to it.

If you liked this book you might also like Each Little Bird that Sings by Deborah Wiles and Ten Good and Bad Things about my Life (so far) by Ann Martin.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Artwork working on the past few months

All of these artworks are using fabric. You've got my name tag done in seed beads with a papillon on the front and a winnie the pooh scene on the back. The others are Star Wars snowflakes- Yoda, Stormtrooper, R2D2 and c3po. What do you think?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

A New Year

I'd just like to say Happy New Year (a little late/belated but still). I also hope that you had a Merry Christmas (or other holiday that you celebrate). I'm glad to have the holidays over with. One of my much loved pets passed away a week before Christmas and I'm taking it VERY hard. It does help to have other pets around tho.

Now, this past year I did terrible on all of my challenges. This year I'm going to give it another go. I joined a gym that I'm going to in the mornings and am working on my eating habits. I did gain all my weight and some back this past year but here's to giving it another go *raising glass*. I'm going to sign up for the challenges that are going on again this year.

so to just name a few things that I'm looking to do: dusty bookshelf reading, new recipe every other week or at least once a month, finish art projects that I've started or new art project every month, work on getting healthy and losing weight, work on writing reviews for books that I read, become organized/less of a hoarder, stop eating chocolate/or eat less, work on getting things crossed off my bucket list, and I'm pretty sure that I've got others but I think that enough at the moment. . .

are you going to be doing any challenges/resolutions this year?

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

more ornaments

It would only allow me to add 5 pictures on the last post. Here are the rest. I also made boxes for them from Christmas cards from a program that the library I work at offered.