"Middle children have remarkable diplomatic skills."

-The Secret Power of Middle Children, by Catherine Salmon

Monday, April 25, 2011

Hawaii 2011

I love Maui. It is my favorite island.
My sweetheart and I found these heart shaped
pieces of coral *rocks, as is, on the beach. I
mounted them on a piece of grocery bag that I
 moistened, crinkled and touched up with Distress Ink,
making it look like cork. I had this frame that I found
 at Fred Meyer. It's one of those clearance items that 
border on ugly, but it was so cheap that I couldn't pass it up.
I thought I'd paint it or cover it if I ever got around to using it,
but it worked out perfectly for this Maui momento project.
It didn't come with glass, (maybe that's why it was on clearance)
but I wouldn't have used the glass anyway. So there ya go!
Easy summer art, with great memories attatched!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Minus 2 days and counting (the minutes)!

This just in: Two more days till we go on our cruise. To say I'm excited to be away with my new hubby for two weeks, is like saying the Pacific Ocean is a little damp. Film at 11:00.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Life is AwEsOmE!

This morning I made oatmeal, but my hubby was running a little late so he didn't have time to eat it. I really didn't want to just throw it out, so I went online to find a recipe for oatmeal bread. I love modern technology! I found one that sounded good and easy. I tweaked it a little, and it turned out pretty darn yummy! I used buttermilk instead of regular milk and I also used already cooked oatmeal which added to the moistness. Also, I threw in some chocolate chips because what isn't better with chocolate chips??  Now I'm waiting for the laundry to come out of the dryer and I'm listening to our new Mindy Gledhill CD. She is my new favorite artist. She has such a sweet lilt to her voice. If you haven't heard of her before, she is the background music in the Mormon Message with Stephanie (nieniedialogues.com) Nielson. This Sunday we leave for our honeymoon! I'm so excited! Twelve days in Hawaii with my sweet hubby! I am so blessed! Then when we come home, I will have my daughter-in-law and grandson William visiting (can't wait!) Then the following week I get my daughter and her youngest baby visiting (Yippee!). Yes, Life. Is. Awesome!!