I have again been a bad blogger :(. I haven't been writing at all, or baking for that matter and this makes me sad! Then last night I realized something, baking and cooking makes me happy so I best get my butt back into the kitchen. So that is what I did, I even went as far as to schedule a dinner for my grandparents :) The other reason I haven't been writing as much is because I've been painting, and I am loving it!! When I'm feeling down or grumpy, I pull out one of the paintings I'm working on and just dive in. I never realized that I had such a passion for it until I went to Painting with a Twist, and it just stumbled into my everyday life. I honestly didn't think I had the artistic capabilities, but I guess I was being too judgmental. I have accumulated a few supplies; I have a bunch of paints (acrylic only, for now) and a full range of brushes. I even have a few different canvases, all in different sizes, and even a cute little paint pallet. There are only two things I am lacking, the first is a full size easel (I have a mini one lol) and the second is a stool so I can paint near my window with natural light. I am slowly gaining more confidence, and not being so hard on myself. The latter is harder than it should be lol, but all in all I am enjoying every minute of it. I am particularly proud of the current project I'm working on, once it's complete I will share with y'all too!
Since I didn't post on Valentines day I thought today would be perfect. Unfortunately Nathan and I could not be together this year :(, but as he always says "our Valentines hasn't happened yet, not until we're together". He did send me a lovely bouquet of flowers, well they would have been if the delivery company was competent :( The delivery got all messed up, then I couldn't pick them up like I was supposed to. By the time I actually had them, they were wilted and died a few days later :( Of course Nathan felt awful (even though it wasn't his fault), but thankfully they not only fully reimbursed him but offered him a free replacement bouquet :D He hasn't ordered them yet, but I am super excited to get some purdy flowers. I ended up spending quality time with my grandparents, I gave my grandmother a valentine with word search book and that made her happy. My grandfather however, was more difficult to figure out what he'd like. So I did what I do best, I baked him a treat! Of course I sent enough over so my grandmother could enjoy them too ;)
|I may have taste tested it lol|
|A penguin, because they only have one mate for life. So frickin' adorable lol|
|Two hearts, lol that needs some additional shaping.|