Friday, April 18, 2014
I know I've neglected this, but I've been busy. My sister in law is visiting, so online time is almost non-existent. I am currently trying to keep myself awake to finish the specialty Easter eggs I am making for everyone's baskets (we will have our usual six for our family, plus one for my sister in law and one for another friend who is coming over from the mainland for the weekend).
We are going to try to make the early morning Good Friday service tomorrow, but I have accepted that with guests, one half sick child, and everything else going on - it just may not happen. Normally I would get all worked up over this, but I am making myself go with the flow.
Hope you are all doing well!
(Oh, and our second Advanced Gum Paste class went well. We just made parts for the final project. Lots of petals and leaves that are half finished at this point, and nothing is coming home with us each week.)
Friday, April 11, 2014
Yesterday one of our sons turned 15! He is a fantastic young man and we all had a wonderful day. We had a tropical luau dinner party, games afterward, and then enjoyed a Cupcake Volcano. Along with the fruit kabobs I had made, I tried my hand and making strawberry roses for the first time ever. Needless to say, we're all hooked and now we want strawberry roses at every meal. Haha.
Yesterday was gorgeous weather, today is gorgeous weather, and our weekend is supposed to be stunning, as well. Looks like lots of outdoor time. My sister in law arrives on Tuesday for a week and sadly it looks like rain is predicted for her entire visit. :/ I hope it is wrong!
Now for photos.
The strawberry rose! (I made several others, but this was the very first)
The table and bar set up
My son's Cupcake Volcano (The orange/red is the lava, the coconut and cake sparkles are 'volcanic ash.')
All alight! We used sparkler candles to make it 'erupt.'
Thursday, April 10, 2014
We had our first class of Course 4 tonight. It was quite enjoyable, but I'm not the biggest fan ever of wrapping wire with florist tape! Haha. Oh well, I'll get used to it and learn to love it.
The only items we got to bring home tonight were our Gerbera Daisies. Mine is light blue and my daughter's is lavender. Our other items are hanging on our drying racks in the classroom, as they are part of a multi-week project. My daughter dropped my daisy on the way into the house, but it held up pretty well, thankfully.
As we were leaving Michaels, they had just put up a display with some adorable dress up sets at 70% off. For under $20, total, I was able to get five of these to put in our charity gift packs for needy families at Christmastime. I am really happy to be able to do this and especially happy when I find incredible deals on cute gifts to be a part of it!
Tomorrow is another of our sons' birthdays, so lots of work. I am transforming our patio into a tropical paradise. :)
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
After waiting plenty of time and deciding on what kind of decorative accent I wanted around it, the bar area in our dining room is finally complete - making the entire room finished! I am so happy to have it all behind me. The blackboard works wonderfully and I will definitely come up with something else to use the rest of the paint on. The tassel garland was also quite simple, although a bit time consuming. It is going to work great for permanent decoration in that area, but I could definitely see making these for parties, too!
I know my blog updates are scarce these days. My time online is scarce, honestly, and what I do have I usually glance at FB and plug in my numbers here. I'll try to keep up, though. I AM keeping up with my exercising and food values, though - and am continuing to see progress! :)
First Advanced Gum Paste class is tomorrow night and our son's 15th birthday is on Thursday. We're having a Tropical Paradise party!
Finished bar area with tassels.
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