I am going to start with dinner I made early last week. I had seen this recipe on Pinterest for quinoa with roasted veggies. I thought, "I don't really need a recipe for that; I'll just make it up as I go." I saw pork chops with reduced price stickers and we had a winner. I used a new spice mix I got in Savannah at The Salt Table, a store full of spices, flavored salts and sugars and the like. This was an excellent dinner.
Thanks to the Scentos deal at Michaels (on clearance for 30 cents), I decided to give these to my students for their birthdays. I made little labels to stick on them. Tie a little birthday ribbon (50 cents a roll clearance at Michaels) around them and we are done! You can download your own copy of the labels here. These are printed on address labels (Avery 5160).
I was feeling pretty good after last week's successful wall art for my bedroom. Enter: this week's inspiration (thanks again, Pinterest!).
This seemed a bit more challenging, but the hardest part was waiting *patiently* for the brushes to dry so I could change size for each color. It was a bit more time consuming than I anticipated (about 1.5 hours on task total I'd guess), but I am liking it. I basically followed the directions shared on the site for the inspiration, but obviously changed the colors to go with the room I was using this in. My background is also cream and I used a brown paint pen for the stems, but my dots are purple, green, blue and gray. I also used a longer canvas (12x24) as it was most likely going over a bed and I thought it would look better.
Make sure to stop at Tara's blog (4th Grade Frolics) to see all the craftiness this week and Nicki's (Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten) to read about ways I communicate with parents using technology.
What have you made this week?