Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It's Tasty.

The most exciting thing to happen here lately is the discovery of a shop called Yogurt Lab.  Basically, it's a self-service frozen yogurt shop. With sixteen flavors to choose from - one being a lowfat nutella - and "a million" toppings, my stomach, heart and mind are in love all at the same time. As the words on the wall say....it's tasty.  Well, it is so much more, but sadly, being this excited about food goes to show you not much is going on around here.If you live in the Minneapolis area, check them out.  They are on the northwest corner of Lake Calhoun right behind Whole Foods.

Another tasty tidbit taking over my life lately is Blake Shelton.  Helllllooooo.  Where have I been?  It was hard, but I finally peeled my eyes off of him and The Voice to do a tiny bit of scrapping.  The Project Life title page that has been on my desk since January is now done. Don't you hate when the vision in your head is so much better than the actual result?  Well, that's what happened, but I'll survive. Blake will help me through it.  HA!

Since I was on a scrapping roll, I joined in on a scrap challenge at Studio Calico.  You scrap the person above you on the thread.  I was lucky to be able to have Tara LeClaire's gallery to choose from.  I fell in love with her, All the ways I love you, layout. Here's my take, which turns out to be very similar to her original. You know what they say...when you have a good thing....  It was a good thing, so I stuck with it. So let it be known, I had no creativity in this at all.  The design is all Tara's. Thank you, Tara, for the inspiration.

Sorry about the quality of the photo.  The grey snowy weather is a pain in the butt for good photos.

And an up close look at the photo on the layout.  What a ham.  I'm sure her mind is screaming this is tasty.  While it is, she had yet to taste frozen yogurt from the Lab and she is far too young to appreciate Blake Shelton's kind of tasty.  Whew about that. 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Let's Pretend....

Oh yes, let's pretend that during the month of January I actually did something creative. Something more creative than lounging on a couch watching re-run after re-run of Sheldon Cooper diving in and out of a ball pit yelling BAZINGA.  Good Lord, I love that man, but he does have some alien-esque mojo going on that makes time evaporate as you watch him.

In all seriousness, after a frenetic month (also known as December) of finishing Project Life 2011 and December Daily 2011, I've been going through scrap burn out.  Hence, my magnetization to the couch. I have been playing around with my Silhouette - not the Cameo.  The one I bought a year ago and used sporadically until the Cameo frenzy hit and I thought hey, that machine is kind of cool. Maybe I should dust it off and use it. Therefore, I have been. A bit here and there.
Now that it is February enough is enough.  It's time to undo the force exerted between those magnetic poles (a.k.a. me and the couch) and move to action.  So here goes.  My goals for February:

  1. Complete the title page for the 2012 Project Life that I started in early January and has now collected enough dust to deem it almost damaged beyond repair.
  2. Get up to date with PL2012 cards before I am once again four months behind and playing catch up like in 2011.  That sucked.  I need to remember that.
  3. Non-scrapwise, move the exercise bike out from hiding. I'm fooling no one into thinking it is a nightstand/iPad holder. On the same line of thought, eat better.  Jeans can only stretch so far.  I am at that limit. Ugh.
They are very do-able to a normal person.  I am not normal.  However, I'll try. 

Before closing, Em and I have been making play dough lately.  I found a link via Pinterest on using Kool-Aid to make it.  Perfect, since her dad does not allow regular Play-Doh into the house. He seriously cannot handle the smell of Play-Doh. Wimp. The recipe here:  Kool-Aid Play Dough turned out great.  Soft, squishy and smells divine.  Enough to placate the olfactory repulsion of anyone. Bazinga!