lemon blueberry scones

I've been trying out some scone recipes for my cousin's graduation tea. These were simply delicious! I found the recipe here (one of my favorite cooking websites:) They came out not too sweet with just the right amount of lemon. I have some blueberry tea which would be wonderful with these! I've never made scones with a glaze before, I usually make them with lemon curd, but it was a nice touch. I'll have to make more before the tea because I'm sure they won't make it to the weekend!

I hope you all had a good Monday. No complaints here! It's good to be home though after a long meeting after school. I think I'm going to lay on the couch for a few with a book and then go to bed early. I didn't realize how tired I was going to be towards the end of this pregnancy thing! Is it too early to start counting the days??


purple and green

My best friend mindy gave me a really fun pack of paper for my birthday. Most of the papers are fun patterns of greens and purples and I couldn't wait to play with it. Today after church I had a little time to create. I made four cards with one piece of paper! I figured I can never have too many thank you cards! I've been writing thank you's like crazy lately after my birthday and baby shower. So, I decided to make a few more to have on hand. Isn't this frog cute?
I think this one is my favorite. It's really simple. It's the last one I made and I just had this one scrap. I got out some kraft paper and my heartfelt thanks stamp set. I added some rhinestones too! I did make four cards, but I can't show the last one yet. It's for a certain cousin of mine and she has been known to read my blog:) I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Ready for another week? It's a fun but busy one for me!


happy mail:)

I am a little late in posting these, but over the past few days I have received many fun and beautiful birthday cards. I thought I would share them here. They really brightened up my day!

This one is a RAK from muzbysmom (Lynn) This RAK came from dls881 (Diane)

djuseless (Diane) sent this fun birthday RAK

My mom made this one. It's so fun that she is into making cards!

My sweet sister sent me this cutie!

My aunt made this card, another family member who does a little stamping!

This arrived from hotwheels (Linda)

And this card is from my dear friend Stephanie.

Thanks for stopping by! Aren't all these cards just wonderful? Well, I woke up to a very snowy and windy morning! It's not supposed to stop until tonight. I also woke up with a sore throat...so my plan is to hang at home, rest, clean, and hopefully finish up some yarn projects. Oh, and make some cookies for my father-in-law. Depending on the weather he is coming tomorrow to help Ryan start clearing the land for our addition. It's a bummer that the snow is in the way because we are in a little bit of a time crunch. They were supposed to come put our building up in the middle of June, but we got bumped up to the end of April. So, the next few weeks are going to be a little busy for us! I'm excited to get started on the addition though!


Happy Easter!

What a day to celebrate! Christ the LORD is risen! Ryan and I were able to go to my papa's house and celebrate with family. We had such a wonderful time visiting together and sharing a yummy meal.

We spent a great deal of time feeling that energetic little boy moving around! My cousins and sister couldn't keep their hands off my belly:) I totally understand as I seem to keep my hands there quite often too! We are so looking forward to meeting you sweet baby boy!

I spent most of this evening working on a little project for my oldest cousin. My aunt and I are hosting a graduation tea for her and I am finishing up the invites. Here is a little peek:

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.


thanks a bunch

A fun little spring card for such a spring-like day here. I went for a long walk after school today with a friend and it was just so nice outside. I am loving these tulips with that little birdie. And I've sort of been on an orange kick lately, so I added a few touches here and there. I mixed a bunch of papers from SU's bali breeze paper pack. I also used my scallop punch and word window punch. I hope you are enjoying some nice spring weather as well! Have a happy day.


enjoy your day

I made this card for my mother-in-law for her birthday. We were able to get together with Ryan's parents and grandparents last night for dinner to celebrate. I also followed one of the wish-rak challenges for march over on scs. We had to use brocade blue, pale plum, and green galore, and we had to include a frog somewhere. At first I thought the color challenge was going to be difficult, but after finding this cute little image, it came together. I love my spiral punch and need to remember to use it more. Well, it is very cloudy and windy here and they are calling for lots more snow. We'll see...