Double Link Up…

FAB-RUARY DAY TWO:

A Postcard From Your Ideal Life…

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 Linking up with I Will Bloom for Fab-ruary…A month of blog challenges to help you ‘find the fab’.


AND…

HAPPY HOMEMAKER MONDAY

Linking-up with Sandra at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom.

 

THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
Cold and White!!  We survived the blizzard from yesterday.  In the middle of the afternoon, as the twins were communicating with their friends from different areas of the town, they would yell out who lost power and what street, as they scrambled for their phone chargers, lol.  It got as close to us as the next street over, and my son was like “it’s getting closer!!”  Thankfully, we didn’t lose power.

See pics below.

ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
Cinnamon toast (not a big breakfast person), and coffee with International Delight Cold Stone Creamery Sweet Cream.

AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:IMG_2034
I see a lot of snow, snow drifts, and our neighbors digging themselves out.  But the snow is so beautiful glistening in the sunlight.  The sunshine is nice today…but that also means 6 more weeks of winter, since the groundhog saw his shadow.  The way the wind was blowing last night, we could not see out our front windows.  This is what our front door looked like last night.

 

ON TODAY’S TO DO LIST:
Shoveling, laundry of course, home school.  Today is my middle son’s birthday, he’s 14 and taller than me, where has the time gone?  I baked him a Funfetti Cake that he requested.

RIGHT NOW I AM:
Feeling a breeze across my head as my son is flying his new remote controlled helicopter, over me while I sit here finishing up this post. 🙂  I must have a lot of confidence in his flying to allow this thing to hover over me.  Those things are totally cool though, this one even has lights!!

CURRENTLY READING:
Just finished: The Second Chance Café by Alison Kent.  This one was good.  A story about a girl who was in the system as a child, and raised by Foster parents.  After they die she is able to purchase the house she grew up in with them, and renovates it (love my renovations, lol), and turns it into a Café, all while trying to find her parents.

Currently Reading: Evening Stars by Susan Mallery (one of my favorite authors).  I love all of Susan Mallery’s characters.  Her Fool’s Gold Series has 15 books, and all the characters are different, and a lot of them interact with each other.  Such good stories too.

Currently Browsing:  Weaving Made Easy a lot of terminology.  This is really a how to book, and without an actual loom, and not knowing the new terms, hard to picture what is being said.  But a lot of helpful information about the whole process and how to choose yarns and colors.

ON THE TV TODAY:
Castle!!  I think last week was a re-run.  I am also waiting for The Good Wife to resume!!

ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
Pizza – Birthday Celebration
Beef Stew
Chicken Bacon Club Sandwiches (Subway style)
BBQ Breaded Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli/Cauliflower with bread crumbs, Grands Flakey Biscuits.

WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Still nothing. 😦 The book I just read had a character that made scarves with a loom weave.  So I found a book that tells you how to get started.  It’s going to be a process, but there is just something that fascinates me about it.

NEW RECIPE I HAVE TIRED OR WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
10006195_10152979512211002_97405721_nI have been quite ambitious in the kitchen.  I saw this recipe on Face Book and tried it  Yeah…it looks good, but, eh.  A little extra work, and it’s basically just pancakes and bacon, though my oldest son said that they were easier to eat.  I think I’ll stick to making them separately. 🙂

I also tried the Simple Bread Pudding from Northwoods Scrapbook.  WOW!!  That was a bowl full of delicious!!  I actually made a big 9 x 13 pan of it, #growingboys.  My youngest son likes to watch that show The Chop with my mom.  So as he’s eating this, he is taking small bites and chewing it, with this serious look on his face, just trying to absorb all the flavors, and figure out the ingredients.  Then he says this is really good, did you make this recipe up yourself?  Because if you did, you could be on The Chop!!  LOL.  I had to let him know that I wasn’t that awesome to make up my own recipe, but awesome enough to follow one.  Thanks Carrie for sharing that one, I have to make more!!

FAVORITE PHOTO FROM CAMERA:
Had to share the Blizzard of 2015 with you.  I so enjoyed watching the snow fall, and fall, and fall…all. day. long.  My daughter was the designated photographer.

These were all before the snowstorm was upgraded to a blizzard.

 

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11 thoughts on “Double Link Up…

  1. Oh Carrie-girl I just love that clever post card for your Fab-ruary moment!! That seat would be my favorite place in the whole house!! What an awesome idea!

    And so happy you liked the bread pudding (& your son too – Lol!) – I feel honored to be considered “Chopped” worthy!! I’ll love sharing that one with my hubby the next time he has a critique for something I make. Ha! You both made my day.

    And I loved your photos – so pretty. They almost made me miss not having much snow this winter….almost. 😉
    Have a good one dear Gal! xo

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  2. Great posts! Love that postcard – how did you do that? The snow is beautiful; we got one day of snow here in Washington in November and it melted by noon. I miss the New England snow. Have a great week!

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    • Thanks Pamela!! I created that graphic myself, by actually writing the postcard then scanning it (I dabble a little in graphic art design now and then). I would definitely miss snow. Have a great week!!

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  3. Lovely, lovely post! I *loved* how you wrote the postcard and – wow! – love that you love renovations and under-the-stair reading nooks (I really hoped I’d get to know people better through Fab-ruary and, look, I am!)…..loved the snow piccies (especially the last one! Beautiful!)….am off to look up ‘The Second Chance Café’ and the other writer you recommend….(thanks!)….and LOVE that you made Carrie’s simple bread pudding (and LOL about your son!)…..I *must* make it myself now!

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    • My daughter and I have a dream/passion to own an old house and restore it. It’s something we get from my mom. Years ago before there was HGTV and all those home improvement/Design shows, there was a show her and I would watch called “This Old House” where they restored old homes, loved to watch it. Yes…definitely make the bread pudding, and grab a book….perfect combination!!

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      • How funny! My brother’s involved in house restoration in England! It’s something I’ve always been really fascinated with too! Absolutely love the idea! Have you seen the girls from A Beautiful Mess – they renovated a house they turned in to their headquarters and now they’ve purchased a run-down house and are renovating it to give it away to charity (I don’t always like their style but it’s fascinating to see!)….how funny, really, that we have so many similar interests!

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