We made cookies today! The crushed candy in the middle melted just like it was supposed to. Little pink stained glass....(just make regular sugar cookies- cut a hole or heart shape in the middle- sprinkle in some crushed hard candy and bake like usual.)
Answering your questions:
Q- Is that a chalkboard wall in the kitchen?
A- Yes- we have several walls in our kitchen painted with chalkboard paint (as well as a little in the kids bathroom, and a section on the mantle). I adore chalkboard paint! It has been the best thing to happen to my kitchen.
Rachel asked: "When do you do your painting?? like what are the kids doing??"
A- The kids are getting to an age where I can do more of these projects during the day- during rest time in the afternoon- they all play quietly in their rooms- I get a lot done then. Also, they are playing together better than they ever have- I do not need to supervise them every minute. Mornings are when we have school, so that time is spent mostly with them, but I can do little projects here and there when they are busy with the assigned school work.
When you do a project like the pantry there is always something that gets neglected- and usually it is the laundry and cleaning....but I do have the sweetest husband in the world who does the dishes for me.....the kids, of course, are harder to neglect- they need to be fed and cleaned and taught.
When the spring fever hits and you have an urge to paint.....you have no choice but to paint! Hhmmmm, I guess when that happens I should sensibly sit down and write down what needs to be done and see if I have time to paint the pantry green. The only problem is; I am not sure if there is really any perfect time to do a project like this- you sometimes need to just do it and then deal with the mess and laundry later. Everyone still had clothes to wear at least :)
Thanks for all the feedback about the pantry! I am so happy that you like it too. I do things that make me happy- but I realize it is not like it is the latest style- I sometimes try to have a modern look, but that lasts about 2 minutes and then I clutter everything up. Coming to grips that I like my life cluttered and colorful and layered.
Thank you for the romantic movie suggestions. It made me think of this old favorite.......
Have you seen it? It is a great movie.
Also, thanks to Rachel for featuring my heart pancakes on one pretty thing. This is a great site- she finds the cutest stuff on the Internet.