Long Time No Blog

Greetings Kids!

Remember me? πŸ˜‰

I know… It’s been a while.

Things are crazy busy around here – but I’ve missed chatting with you…

Hope all is well and that you’re seeing signs of spring in your world.
Here in New England, we’ve had a slow start to the season with trees only just beginning to bud.

I’ve been trying to fit in little blocks of time to create something – anything!

Many of you know that I firmly believe crafting is a stress-reducer… sort of a “vitamin” for the soul. When life gets very hectic, I cope by finding spare moments in the day to be creative.

For example, I did finally finish the bracelet I showed you a while back…

Z Beaded Bracelet Twin Beads

And currently, I’m quite taken with something that’s popping up all over the internet – shabby chic flowers! Here’s my first one with more to follow in an upcoming post.

click to enlarge


They’re made from scraps of various fabrics and all sorts of laces. For the decorative centers, you can use re-purposed jewelry, old buttons, or (as I did) you can make your own little beaded embellishments!

Finally, just for fun, I am including a photo of a recent dinner made for me by Sir Beads.

I… am… a… LUCKY… girl!

Who knew that after decades of doing all the cooking myself, I’d eventually be spoiled by a husband who would (after retiring) decide to become our cook.

Pinwheel of Beef, Cheese, and Spinach, Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables


Was it good? Oh yeah!

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I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Long Time No Blog — 5 Comments

  1. Holy Cow! A great guy that cooks too. Not just fried eggs, but a REAL supper! But mine does dishes and that’s pretty darned good too!

  2. I’m glad you are enjoying the spring weather. I love the flowers and I would use them as barrettes for little girls. I truly enjoy seeing all the handiwork you do.

    It looks like Sir Beads has become quite the cook. That looks delicious. Are you going to add the beef pinwheel recipe to your blog?

    Tomorrow is the last day of student teaching, but I will be working as a substitute for the district. I’m hoping to find a job as well.

  3. Hi Kelly,
    Good idea about adding this recipe and maybe more new recipes, in general!
    The thing is though – Sir Beads doesn’t seem to follow a specific recipe when he cooks. Most often, he might see something appealing on TV and then read several recipes and create his own version. He is much more willing to experiment than I am… but I’m usually very impressed with his results.

    I’ll be holding positive thoughts and many good wishes for your job search. xoxo! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh yes, Carol!
    Doing dishes is one of the kindest, most thoughtful things a guy can do, in my book.
    And Terry brings your first cup of coffee to your chair in the morning! How wonderful is that?!?

  5. Crystal my friend, your bracelet is gorgeous!!! Love your shabby chic flowers too! And what a lovely supper Sir Beads made for you. πŸ™‚ I’ve got one of those hubby’s that likes to cook too…isn’t it great to be spoiled? But then, we should be! πŸ˜‰

    Hugs and Smiles your way!

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