Showing posts with label confession. Show all posts
Showing posts with label confession. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I need, I want, I have to learn this...

It's been on my bucket list for a while now, learning how to make a quilt. As I start pinning more and more on Pinterest, I find myself desperately wanting to learn. My husband keeps telling me to ask his mother to teach me, but for some reason I am too stubborn. There's just something about it that I hate! Don't ask me why, I'm weird like that. Anyways, I'm going to try by the end of this year, 2012, to make some sort of quilt. First, I need to learn the basics, then find the right materials, then I have to go full force and just do it! Oh, and might I add, I think this means I'll need to learn how to use my sewing machine... but maybe not. :o) Anyways, as I continue to toss around the idea of actually making one, here are a few I absolutely love:

Amazing Patchwork Quilt
Simple Grey Quilt
Swedish Landscape Patchwork Quilt
My absolute favorite quilt is plain ivory with machine embroidery through it. I have found a few in local stores but just haven't made the splurge on one yet. Hopefully, I will have the talent someday so that no purchase is necessary. :o)

Do you quilt? If so... do share tips, secrets, how to and the easiest type to get started with... I need to know as much as possible! Anyways, it's hump day... can't wait for this week to be over!

Goodnight world!

Friday, January 20, 2012

It's "Favorites Friday"!

Okay, new confession. Yesterday I told you about my weird fling for pillows, but it only gets worse. To tell you the truth, I'm obsessed with bowls. Yes, that's right, kitchen bowls. There is one in particular that is my favorite, it has a pouring spout, is made of porcelain and is usually white inside with solid colored outside. Yes, old fashioned - but I want it so bad. So, on my mission to complete Favorites Friday, I decided to go on search for my favorite bowls and here are five (I'm sure I'll be back with more at a later date):

Chantal Bakeware Ring Batter Bowl
Core Bamboo Bowls
Bauer Classic Style Mixing Bowls
Trudeau Mixing Bowl Set
Multi-Colored Mixing Bowls for John Lewis
Okay, weird obsession I know. But, that's me!

We're getting ready for another weekend of renos, hoping to list the house in the next week or two! We went appliance shopping tonight, just in case we decide to throw all of our appliances in with the house! Yes - it's all starting to fall into place. I definitely foresee a great 2012! Then again, the year will be what we make of it! Have a great weekend out there!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I Confess... I'm Addicted!

It's only a couple days since Christmas and I must confess, I'm addicted to this one gift my husband received - a Perplexus Epic. At first it seems like a child's game, foolish and pointless. And then, you try it. It's the world greatest puzzle in a ball. It has a tiny silver ball that must make it through the twists, turns and slides of a 125 level maze. There's no other word for it, other than addictive. If you're looking for that perfect gift to get a friend or loved one - look no further.

If I have it right, this is the hardest of three different ones you can buy. I'm telling you, you must go and get yourself one of these, the whole family will love it! I give it five stars and two thumbs up!!! Anyways, I must get back to my challenge, I have over 60 levels to go. Goodnight! :o)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Must Confess.

Okay, so if I'm going to write a blog, I need to get a few things out. I am obsessed with architecture, big old homes with an inviting front veranda, huge kitchens with butcher block islands, stone fireplace mantels with envious designs, french doors and everything else interior design - and why not, homes are the place we come home to at the end of the day, the comfort and soul of our lives.

Now, I also like to think I'm in love with cooking. But I need to also confess that I really don't know the art and creativity behind cooking - spices, flavors, etc. I can't just throw a whole bunch of things in a pot and voila a masterpiece. Although I'm working on it, I more or less love finding amazing recipes on the internet and experimenting. Now, I will confess, my husband not so excited. Of course, I'm not the biggest fan of desserts, but I love making them, but I also love feeding them to my husband who then gets not just one bite, but the rest of the cake - pie or what have you! Whether he likes it or not.

Lastly, my new found obsession for Pinterest. Forget Facebook - I rarely even go on it anymore. Pinterest is the place to find inspiration, to dream, to cook and to live through a life of creativity. Catch a laugh, get ideas and spend your day exploring the possibilities that are out there. I'm in love. And those are my confessions.