April 30, 2011

Scrap Happy ~ Scrunch Bag

First on the Scrap Happy Project train is - drum roll please.......

A Scrunch Bag!

Isn't it cute.  I think I thought more about how to approach this project than it took me to actually make it.  I've had several 5" pre-cut Amy B. squares stashed for such a project and I'm happy with the way it turned out. I'm already planning on making a bigger version.  It was really easy to make and I even had time to get a little fancy with the braided strap. 

Let me know what you think and if you'd be interested in a tutorial.

April 29, 2011

Series Line Up

Here we go!  Are you ready?  I'm excited and can't wait to share some ideas with you.  As I mentioned I was in need of a change.  So, I've been spending a lot of time lately on a little blog sole soul searching expedition. 

Here is what I discovered, or rather put to paper/PC that I want to better incorporate into the blog. 

I'm a vegetarian.  Have only been one for about 2 years now...ok, there were a few flexitarian moments along the way, but all in all I'm a vegetarian.  I really, really enjoy spending time in the kitchen exploring new ways to make vegetarian meals exciting.  As I've mentioned before my hubs can never plan on having the same meal twice!

I'm an eco-hearted person.  I strive to do my part to make the environment a little cleaner and better for the future.  Ok, not perfect here, but it is something I beleive in.  Now if only I could remember those pesky fabric grocery bags!

I'm a pet lover.  No more details needed here I'm sure!

I'm a sometime crafter.  Like to sew, hot glue and put random things together.  Also have a thing for making bags...hmmm.

Ok, there are a few more, but you get the point.  In looking for a way to incorporate all this into the blog I decided to try some series.  Sounds fun, right?  I'm excited about it, hope you are too. 

On the agenda...
  • Veg it out ~ vegetarian recipes and healthful tid-bits
  • For the love of... ~ kind of spur of the moment items on the love list
  • Green Endeavors ~ ideas for being earth friendly and my journey to making a more concerted effort
  • Scrap Happy Projects ~ now you know I couldn't forget about crafting!
There it is.  So lets get started.

April 22, 2011

Changes in Progress

Have you ever made a dramatic hairstyle change?  Like chopping off 8 inches of hair and adding bangs.  I've certainly done that..in the past, several times.  It has a way of giving you that adrenaline rush without too many consequences; the hair grows back.  But this time I've decided to keep my long hair (for now) and instead Nae Chic is getting the facelift.

As you can see some changes have already been made to the appearance of the blog.  I have some other ideas in the works so be on the look out.

Oh, and Mango turned 2! Have I mentioned she's spoiled...

Hope you have a great Easter weekend.

April 12, 2011

Breathing in

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"   
~Mark Twain

"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything."
~William Shakespeare
Spring has a way of welcoming you and bringing a smile to your face.  Take a deep breath and feel what spring has to offer.  The greens leaves refreshing, the aroma of jasmine and rose awakening, and the warm air inviting.  Spring in Florida has been here for awhile but for some reason or another it has just hit me.  Perhaps my northern blood still hasn't fully adjusted to the change yet or I've been too busy to notice, but I'm glad that I finally caught spring fever. 

As a kid I had a bedroom window that faced a large maple tree.  Each spring I would marvel at the thousands of leaves that would almost magically appear.  That new green, as I like to refer to the color, always brought a smile to my face.  I just loved watching the leaves grow on that tree. 

This past weekend my spring fever was in full bloom and I set out to the local nursery and splurged on a porch full of flowers and vegetable plants.  Now mind you, I do not have a green thumb, but I do have a green heart.  On my porch of glory there are some flowers mixed in with some tomato plants, a habanero, and some seeds of cilantro, lettuce and spinach.   I can't promise these plants a full happy life, so I am enjoying their potted goodness while all the plants are green.  Wish me luck in being able to remember to water and feed these plants!

Wish you a happy spring and I hope that you are struck by spring fever as well.