A friend of mine sent me a text yesterday asking if I was ok because I’ve kinda been MIA lately. The truth is, I’m ok, but not, and the last thing I’ve wanted to do is blog.
A couple of weeks ago I realized how discouraged I’ve become with my photography. I’ve been trying to please others with the pictures I take, instead of pleasing myself. So, I removed myself from photo challenges, and stopped the photo challenge that I started (which completely flopped – you live, you learn). I have rarely picked up my camera in the last two weeks. I’m hoping that a new month that’s just around the corner will bring some revitalization. Not to mention nice weather – mid-50’s and 20 mph winds get old when your friends and family are mentioning seventies.
I’ve focused my energies lately on spring cleaning at the house, doing a few projects here and there, and finishing up my last class. I came to the realization about part-way through my current class that it’s just not what I thought it was going to be, so I’m not going to continue with this program. Luckily, my company offers some courses for free that I can attend so I’m going that route for now. I did learn a lot in the four courses I took, and can now understand a lot more when I listen to the news and attend work meetings.
Weekend before last, I spent hours wiping down our blinds (we have those gorgeous wooden ones thanks to the previous owner), washing windows, vacuuming and dusting. Since this past weekend was Easter, I spent Saturday shopping and finishing up a few crafts that I had started the week before that ended up on our dining room table for not only decoration but function.
I started growing the cat grass on the Friday before… so April 15. I saw this idea when I googled “Easter table decorations” and ran right away to the store to get the necessary components. Each bowl was on clearance at Walmart, and I bought the seeds at an organic grocery store nearby. I put them in one of the two windows in the house that faces south with saran wrap over it for the first 4 days. The ceramic eggs I bought at Hobby Lobby for $.99 each (4 in all). I don’t know if the cats will eat this or not, but it was cheap and easy. The table runner I bought from Target.
I also put together these little baskets for our guests to take home. I made the baskets out of card stock and clearance ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby. I found the hollow bunnies at Walmart, and added some Hershey kisses to finish it up (can’t go wrong with Kisses!)
I also attempted some coffee cupcakes that I found on Trendy Treehouse a few weeks ago. I forgot to get a picture of them, but they were really yummy. And, they fit nicely on the cupcake tier that I made out of upcycled china, candlesticks, and a shot glass I found at Goodwill. A little bit of “goop” and they’re stuck together “forever”. I love the shabby-chicness to them! Plus, it only cost me about $8 to make (would’ve been $4, but I had to buy the Goop).
So it’s been a crazy couple of weeks. And I didn’t even mention what S got me for Easter (which I’m still “mad” at him for). It’s going to open a whole new world for me, and I’m excited to start using it! Just need to get through this class first!