Friday, April 19, 2013

This and that.

Before there was Pinterest

two-ish years of two mags
ready for recycling or repurposing
Since joining Pinterest, I've "pinned" a lot to a bunch of boards - crafting ideas, recipes, cool looking house interiors, and other random non-crafty things. I've followed through on a few of the pins (click on "found.on.pinterest" label under Contents Vary, at right, to see a few), and have plans to continue.

But the internet isn't the only place that I've found great ideas. Over my spring break I sorted through three sets of magazines - Do It Yourself, Martha Stewart Living, and Better Homes and Gardens - that spanned roughly two and a half years. Best spring break activity, ever. Of course, I couldn't remember why I'd saved most of the magazines, although a few dog-eared paged here and there proved to have ideas worthy of being ripped out. I am sure I could find the same ideas online, but I enjoy being able to flip through the magazines several times before setting aside or recycling. 

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sky Blanket, Update. . .

loungin' on the couch
I really do love the sky blanket, but I've found over the past few months that it has spent more time decorating the back of the couch than on my lap.

It is the perfect lap size, and it is the right amount of warmth for one's lap. But it has not been happy to be just a lap blanket that mostly decorates the back of the couch. It certainly was not receiving the appropriate amount of love and attention it deserves (although it did get plenty of attention last year).

I did a quick measure of the dimensions while folded in half, and, of course, it is a funky size that does not exist in the world of regular pillows, or even pillow forms one can by from a craft store. Sigh. I figured I could find something that would work, or at the very least could buy fiberfill stuffing and go that route.

Saturday, April 6, 2013


Our spring break has finally arrived. Two weeks. Considering we haven't had time off since the Christmas/Holiday break, and the kids have been on snow since early November, it feels like it is time for a break.
zoe is enjoying the sunny (albeit chilly) day.
Despite the beautiful sunny day today, it is only in the mid-30s. I had lunch with a friend, and we walked the dog. But I have also spent much of the day puttering around the apartment. A little spring cleaning. Laundry. Sorting. Rearranging.