These cocooning days..bring out my favorite CDs..and Spotify..
..honestly..who knew one day we would have Blogging? Pinterest? Spotify? Tumblr?
So much at the tips of our fingers..not to mention Twitter and
Snapchat and Skype..
I have so many reservations re FB..for me.
Just for me;)
Yet I read FB..and often have bought things on FB..mostly old things you cannot find here and there.
And ..online ordering..which makes me wonder..what will happen with the chain stores..same fate as magazines?
I found out I could order online..Walmart..free shipping..over $25.00 to my nearest post office..groceries..make up..anything..things that are not available here..so many people hate going shopping..and going out in the winter..and they have my Stash's Licorice Tea♥
This is fabulous for people in the country etc..or unable to get out.
Especially in glacial temps as we will experience again tomorrow.
It 's not in a proud way that I mention shopping..my dearest friend..does yoga..tai chi..works at palliative care and will soon be doing soup kitchens..her world is filled w/ travel..art..simplicity..
I don't know where I come from.
I was happy to find a use for those waterbrushes I bought on EBAY.
Very different method of releasing water and I found some of the bristles came off..one day I tried splatters~perfect..you simply make the color and water fall off the bristle.
I like what it does..
I also love when a talented artist shares tutorials.
Fridays..most..many Fridays..Vivian Swift posts a blog entry..Friday the 13th was a lucky day..lol.Today actually:)
She posted a tutorial..go see..
I love tutorials..but I find on Youtube..I have to keep pausing and I have to start..stop..start..stop.
But when it is simply a visual,non-moving tutorial..I find it much easier.
I would never have thought of painting trees this way..that's why it is interesting..as maybe we can use the techniques in our own style..on my part, I have not found my style..
and Chinese White..I don't think I had ever opened the tube..today I remedied that ... I went overboard with Chinese White on a little project.
All or nothing I was today..glitter ..stamps etc..all in a tidy craft room might I add:)
We had balmy weather last week..some days..
..so no fire..but the battery candles..Susan has some too..as I stood in the kitchen this evening preparing dinner looking into the family room..I thought..I love this..warmth and food cooking and the glow of safe candles after all of the Christmas season has been put away..
I think I went on a rampage..the whole Christmas area..is organized.for this year..not alphabetically but pretty near..
..the craft room? Well I have see-through bins now..Walmart ..$6.00..big enough but I need two more.
I can actually SEE what's in there..
and I may get an extra one for certain other things..
..bags of clothes and purses..were set up outside for a clothing etc.. drive..
don't picture the latest fashion and fancy purses..I keep everything for too long and more.
Most of my clothes are old..old..or from Costco..yes..since I stopped working..we run in and out of Costco..and I see something ..and if I need it..I go for it..my favorite slippers that I wear EVERY day..are their Nuknuks.
Or from when I am out with my daughters and they say..look mom..this would be good for you..
I even have a pair of over the knee boots I bought while out w/ one of my girls..they reminded me of my black suede ones I wore w/ my black hot pants working at Dalmy's when I was 17.
The word Hot Pants kills me now.
I have worn them once.
Having seen Kinky Boots..I am going to start wearing them:)
Re the clothing..etc drive..I asked if they accepted crewel work?
Yes..so out that went also..out of maybe 60 I have made in my lifetime..I think I have kept 3.
I always do crazy things like this in January..Sept brings on a frenzy too..and late March -April..a cleaning one.
I was not like this when I got married..LOL..the exact opposite..my mom did everything for me♥
I had no idea I was living in the lap of love and luxury back then..:(
But I was.
So..getting back to cocooning..Marie brings out the baker in me:)
Try these ..they are easy easy..I am not a sweet eater but wow..the batter was amazing;)
Yes I eat batter w/ raw eggs ..just a lick sized bite.
And that's not what has affected my health;)..I mean 1 .5 eggs beaten into all this sugar? Come on..:)
They please Littles..Promise.I got thumbs up and more please..
One day..I will try and do a post of all the recipes I have made illustrating ALL the recipes..made from Marie's blog..it just seems overwhelming right now because of all my organizing;)
Yes there are that many scattered through years of blogging.
On a final note..How wonderful was President's Obama's parting speech?
I was elated when he won..I am sad to see he and his family go.