Are you tired of my excuses yet? No? Well, you’re back here looking for some sort of craftiness, so you can’t be too disgusted with my lack of craft posts as of late.
I am currently working like mad on real, paying projects trying to pay my insanely ridculous tax bill that is looming in the not-too-distant future. So my pile of scrapping paper, and piles and piles of embellishments, and piles and piles and piles of photos are all sitting on my desk…just mocking me. Another week, untouched. But this weekend J. is going to be out of town, so there is a glimmer of hope. Soon, my pretties…soon.
Oh, and also – that triathlon thing that I talked about so, so long ago? Well, it is also this weekend. So I’ve been trying to cram as many training sessions as I can before then. Maybe next Tuesday I can call myself a “successful crafty triathlete.” Oooh, I like the sound of that.
It has not been all work and no play around here, though. There has been a smidge of craftiness – just of the more homemaker, necessary type. Like baking (we have to eat, right?). Addie and I have been making all kinds of treats. When I ask her what she would like to do in our few hours together while Em is at school, she always answers, “Let’s make treats, Mama!” (Does that girl know the words to make Mama’s heart sing, or what?)
So today we made banana bread. It is my mom’s recipe that we grew up eating, except I add choco chips. So it becomes like a dessert. It is “dewiscious” according to Addie and Emma.
With today’s batch we got a little carried away with the chocolate chips. It is very chocolatey!
We also visited the garden center. I was looking for some other herbs for our garden and some geraniums for our hanging planters. Addie told me she wanted the “pink” flower. So I got her one to plant and take care of. And then she asked to pick one out for Em as well. (Also pink.) She is so thoughtful at the ripe old age of 2. It really is lovely to see.
We waited to plant until Em got out of school.
(Don’t ask – I have no idea what is going on with Ad’s hair today.)
Em was very careful and wanted to read the directions in order to pot her flowers…
Addie wanted to do it her own way…
At any rate, all our flowers and even a tomato plant, got potted this afternoon and our courtyard is starting to look very pretty.
Do you have some craftiness to show this week? I’m sure Kim does since I know she got to go scrap this weekend (so jealous!), and I know Stacy does, if nothing else check out the dress she made for the little one in her photo shoot yesterday. So amazing.
And speaking of sewing masterpieces, go check out the freakin’ adorable stuff over at My Sassy Pants, an etsy store that I found online today. She is going to make me one of these tees for Em for her birthday, only she is going to spell out “Gracie Girl.” How cute will that be?? I’m so excited about it – I know she’ll love it, too. I may have to get one of those pinafore tops, too. I wonder if she can make them in big girl sizes…like for me?