This weekend was our now-annual poker party, this is the fourth year. My sweet hubs has won three of the years, which kinda helps with my grocery bill from providing the food! :>) This year I got to play and it was a lot of fun plus I did reasonably well. And learned more for next year! Thanks to my parents being here, both Hubs and I got to take a nice long nap this afternoon. Good times. :>)
Lots of good stuff this week -
Somehow this didn't get included last week, and they are SO CUTE! Make a garden on your wrist at Salty Pineapple - a sweet little fabric wrist corsage for little ones, but click through and see how she came up with her blog name. :>)
Also SO CUTE - Sock Owl at Whimsy Loft.
For Valentine's Day next year, I'm tucking away these heart suckers and heart candies from the Idea Room.
Someday I hope to end up with a bunch of my dad's old ties, so I'm collecting ideas like this tie headband from Craft Envy.
This is a fun idea - check out this tiny tights to knee socks tutorial at the appropriately named Ruffles and Stuff. :>)
I am utterly fascinated by this Hula Hoop Dome Tent at Obsessively Stitching. Ho.ly.cow. Did I mention it's made from bed sheets and cost less than $10?
Though I don't wear Goose much anymore, and she still fits in front anyway, I'm intrigued by these Baby Wearing Coat instructions at The Bavarian Connection. (Unfortunately I'm having trouble getting the other links to work. Weird.)
I *really* like this idea - how to dry mushrooms in the oven from the kitchn. Fresh mushrooms are expensive and kind of hard to come by out here in the middle of nowhere...
Still on the search for pizza recipes, here's a pan pizza recipe at Serious Eats.
These sound super yummy - peanut butter power bars at Salt and Chocolate.
So Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting for Catholics, right? My Lutheran sister-in-law sent me a link to Chubba Gurl and I made up my own emoticon (is that the right word?) for drool. But I prevailed! And am now digging around over there to add to my collection of eleventy thousand recipes...
Here's a recipe that we made already this morning - ours didn't turn out quite as pretty but they were still yummy! It's Christmas Eggs at Finding Joy in My Kitchen.
I still think of Sarah's mention of serving "carbs covered in sugar" for breakfast, but it doesn't stop me from wanting to try things like these traditional waffles with a little kick at Jolly Mom. (The kick is vanilla and cinnamon, by the way.)
Since Hubs has a much greater fascination with the Olympics than I do, I'm only now forming an appreciation for cute and fun stuff like these Olympic Gold Medal Cookies (with bonus torch tutorial!) at AlphaMom by Cindy at Skip to My Lou.
How fun is this??? Indoor Fun with Edible Paint at Living Locurto.
Not sure if anybody has noticed, but I don't include all that many pictures on my blog because I take lousy pictures, and I explain things to death anyway. But this may change things a bit - Wisdom of the Moon explains low light pictures with point and shoot. Let's just say at least I've finally figured out how to turn my flash off using the handy button on the back of the camera with the flash symbol. Who knew?
PRAY & PONDER
Excellent posts on celebrating Lent: Karen Edmisten's Meaningful Lent: Monstrously Long Post, Kimberlee at Pondered in My Heart's A Little Late for Lent, Jessica at Shower of Roses' A Few of Our Lenten Activities, Kate Wicker at Momopoly's Lent for Little Ones, and Michelle at Rosetta Stone's Stations of the Cross for Children.
After the big pile of links the last couple of weeks, this week seems short. (You're all thinking "whew!" :>) Happy clicking!