Easter is here and I couldn't resist making sugar cookies. Especially since we are getting together with friends tomorrow. We have a turkey smoking in the smoker, potato salad in the fridge, homemade sandwich buns baked, and a bunch of delicious cookies ready to enjoy. The sugar cookies have a lot of butter in them, so they taste fantastic! I even added a bit of cream cheese to the frosting for extra goodness :)
Aaron helped me decorate the cookies and we were able to do them pretty quickly since he insisted that we stick with the same design on each one (men…). I usually spend hours icing the cookies but today was quick. The statistician in me couldn't resist taking a random sample of five cookies to test… All five of the five tasted scored a 10 on texture, butteriness, and awesomeness :) I had to make sure everyone would be pleased :)
Boswell's Buena Vida de Boat Building, Farm Festivus, and Egg Producing Emporium…
This project was very simple to make because the signs were already painted. All we had to do was drill a few holes and tie a bit of rope between each board. Where did we get such awesome signs that so perfectly match our homestead? Well I would say that you could order signs like this but that would be a lie because they were made especially for us by Aaron's mom. Aaron spent a day painting signs with his mother when we were in Texas for Christmas last year and that is where these were created. I love it! Perfect description of our house! Now it is hanging next to our front door.
My mother-in-law gave me some Sashay yarn for Christmas this year that was really gorgeous. The yarn itself looks very intimidating since it has a pattern and is not your typical yarn. What do you do with it? Well after a google search, I found that you can knit or crochet along the end to form a twisted scarf. The instructions can be found online and you will probably need to watch a video multiple times before you figure it out.
I chose knitting for the yarn and completed my first scarf while waiting in the airport on the flights home. Because it isn't ever cold here, I don't have much use for scarves… Gifting it was my first thought... My brother-in-law's girlfriend just met the family and I figured she needed to know about my homemaking qualities :) I didn't take a picture of the scarf unfortunately, but I immediately ordered pink and purple yarn to make scarves for a few of my nieces who really enjoyed the last scarves I made for them. Wouldn't it be great for dress up!?
It took a long time for the yarn to come in (Note: Joann's Fabric ships slow to the VI), but I finally finished the scarves. I thought that I would be able to make two scarves with each ball of yarn, but that wasn't true so I couldn't make as many as I hoped. Once I was done, I had four frilly scarves. That should hopefully make four little girls very happy :) Here are some pictures.
Each girl should be receiving a package in the mail by the end of the week. I can't wait to see if they like them :) I might even need to make some more since there are definitely more little girls that would like these!
My grandmother painted us a beautiful picture of an old plantation house years ago as a wedding gift. This was one of our favorite gifts! The number 622 is written on the bottom right corner of the painting to show that this was her 622nd painting. Amazing right!? On the back of the painting, my grandma wrote "Congratulations Theresa & Aaron. May you two have a blessed marriage and a lifetime of happiness. Grandma & Grandpa V." Now you see why this painting is so special to us. Since we have moved a bunch, we have had it wrapped up in storage for the last five years. It is definitely time for it to be a part of our house!
First we needed to make a frame for the painting and we wanted it to blend in well with our house. We grabbed some old fence wood that we pressure washed months ago, cut some 45 degree angles and instantly had a unique frame. I love the look of the old washed off white paint. Using a stable gun and an air compressor, we put the frame together and secured the painting. Quick and easy!
The painting is now one of the first things you see when walking into our house and it looks great. Now I can think of my grandparents every time I walk by the painting :)
I am what you would call a homemaker. I love to cook, love to bake, and love crafty hobbies like sewing, quilting, and knitting. This blog is dedicated to these projects. Enjoy!