I'm a wife and a stay at home mom to one sweet boy. I love to read, take photos, scrapbook, cook and spend time with my family. This is my place to keep track of it all!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Great reminders from two of my favorite blogs

The creative people in the scrapbooking world amaze me. And I'm often inspired by them in ways that have nothing to do with patterned paper.

(photo from Mothball Charlie)

I've been feeling so overwhelmed lately. It's a terrible feeling only made worse by the realization that I'm not doing enough to justify feeling this way. No outside job, no church calling, no out-of-the-ordinary responsibilities placed on me. And I still feel flustered and behind all the time. December Daily still isn't done, One Little Word not even started 2 months into the class. Layouts piling up in my head that I can't get around to...and this is just craft stuff! I can't seem to get on top of my list of to dos and wish I had time fors.

So it was wonderful to see inspiring words from two of my favorite ladies in the scrapping world: Ali Edwards and Lisa Truesdell. Ali has a great post right now the simple reminder to focus on One Thing At A Time!

Lisa added to Ali's thoughts with a couple of great quotes and the darling print above from Mothball Charlie (that may just be necessary. wonder if I could get it in brown to match the scrap room...) My One Little Word for this year (after changing suddenly 3 days into the new year) is BEGIN. This quote is a perfect jumping point for me and a different way to look at my word. But the thing that stuck with me from Lisa's post today was a quote of her own: " because i'd rather do a few things well than everything half heartedly. because sometimes things won't work, don't fit or just can't happen. and that's ok."

Love these ladies! I'm so grateful for the special online people I'll probably never meet that take the time everyday to share their gifts and thoughts with others. Their little bit of time let me stumble onto some great life truths today and that's pretty amazing.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Nom Nom Monday Begins!

Welcome to the first installment of Nom Nom Monday! Being Valentine's Day, I've opted for the super simplest, but possibly THE most delicious thing in my bag of delicious tricks. My apologies for the photo that just does not do justice to this treat!

Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies...aka the most addictive thing to bring to gaming night :)

2/3 C light Karo syrup

2/3 C sugar

1 C peanut butter (I prefer creamy but either works)

5 C cornflakes

Combine syrup and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter until smooth and slowly add cornflakes until combined. Make sure to get all the peanut butter mixture off the bottom. Drop by tablespoons (or however big or small you like) onto wax paper and cool to set. Try in vain not to eat the entire batch by bedtime.

Ridiculously easy for the level of delicious awesomeness.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!