A card for a friend..sort of..I switched it up for her..:)
Painting along with Chris Petri on You Tube..go see..he is great and relaxing and fun .
Found this cute cute book.. 100 blank pages..imagine ..later in life..he loves to draw!
They only had Lucas and Noah..and Lucas hasn't drawn in a while he will be 15..things change..
I snuck this..above.. on the back page inside..he painted this of me when he was perhaps 6.
Who knows though..if it will get filled;)
I was searching for the above here..saw them in my fave librairies in Provence..can you believe I can't find any here?
Even in the US have not found..2 hard cardboards..elastics..they open like a portfolio to draw etc..
Cartons de Dessins.
I tried making some..not so good..;)
It's pretty snowy here..yesterday AM I needed to see the lake..
Because we have a whole enclave up shore road..
I was gently happy to see the heart..
gently happy kind of a a word right?
Unrelated to the heart my phone pics are so oversharpened SOOC..not sure what to do..there is no setting to adjust sharpness..I want normal..you can see above I tried to blur..badly..any ideas?
I was alone.. 2 people walking far away on the ice with 2 dogs..and me..on the banks..
Isn't it beautiful?
In the kitchen..
This apple crisp though is delicious..Just different enough to have and to hold forever:)I added two apples and cardamom and nutmeg.If you need help tell me:)
The trick w/ this crisp..you make the crumble..refrigerate..
you make a creamy blend of the filling ings and then add the thinly sliced apples..so it's a creamier apple crisp and it's..le bomb:)
For some it's a birthday..others a romantic holiday..and others a commercial holiday.
When the girls lived with us I always had a special little something for them..I know I was giving into it..
Mylène's first V day I made us matching long red skirts w/ heart pockets..she was born in August so not even walking..
I was playing as I said:)
I made heart cakes and brownies forever and I guess Jacques and I gave into it all with cards for a good 10 yrs..
But we long ago made a pact..
no cards no nothing..
LOL I read on Facebook..a man saying when you make that pact w/ your wife..it's so stressful!
Because it's a trap.
I love humor.
If someone makes me laugh..I like them a bit more.
I might even love them a bit more.
Anyway I made a little card for someone special..a bit different than the one above..but extremely similar..
And another for a friend..
I have lots of bdays in Feb.
I made the boys..a heart cookie..with smarties etc..it was a Diane Morissey idea..I have made those giant cookies before..but had never embedded dove or other chocolates after baking..quite cute..:)
I used this recipe..
February..the most special bday..
Our little one is 43!
On the left above..on the right below.. oh my G those old terrible slides..
Loves of my life~Some of them ..because more came along right?
In the form of little boys:)
Did I tell you I made a tape for their Walkmans? It had Carly Simon's "You are the Love of My Life" on it..it was a tape I made with songs telling them how much I loved them..because Lord knows I cannot sing..nor dance.
Well..they recorded OVER them..bahahaha.
Teens are a treat..lol.
Notice..the RADIO below..and I swear I did not match the girls bathing suits to the chairs;) But notice his summer pathways in '77:)
I made their clothes..
Obviously;)Pinafores and gingham..♥
The first house he built for them:)♥I'll have to find the subsequent ones:) One had a dutch door:)
And this is now~
Still playing with her after 43 yrs:)♥
She's a ray of sunshine.
Listen to the song;)
I still feel the same way~
Whatever you get up to from here on end in February..I hope it sees you content and healthy~♥