Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Currently On the Needles

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Almost done with another doll!

I had to redo her body and legs. I used off white for the dress and white for her undies and socks and didn't like how it looked. So redoing them. a small setback, but I should have her done by Friday! I loved the buttons I found for her dress and shoes. They are made from coconut! I can't wait to see how she will look when done. All the dolls I make have such different personalities.

Check out Valentina - the Valentine doll I made.

Joining in Yarn Along and Frontier Dreams.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sunshiny Day

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The sun is back! And it feels so good!

Today Instagram was filled with snow pictures from the blizzard in NYC and surrounding areas. It's all so pretty. I miss the snow sometimes. Growing up in Dunkirk, NY I hated it, never thought I would miss it. Trudging through the snow everyday to school was no fun....then. But now that it's in the past, nostalgia sets in and I long for it. I'm hoping before the winter is over we get at least one snow day. Please.....

Valentina - A Valentines Doll

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Meet Valentina!

I normally don't do themed dolls, but Valentina was begging to be created. I was working on another doll, when I got the urge to knit a Valentines doll. I saw red, pink white and hearts. And I just couldn't finish the other doll until I created her. She was so much fun to make!

As you can see, she went through a little hair color change. Customer wanted golden hair to match her own. I think she's cute either way. And even though it's the same doll, her personality changed with the new hair color. Do you see it? Maybe it's just me since I created her, but I'm thinking she is saying blondes have more fun! Even though I don't believe that to be true, I still think she's saying it.

My favorite on Valentina is her little red shoes. I see more stripey socks and colored shoes in my future doll making.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Blues....uh......Greys

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Today was grey, dreary Monday. I guess grey and dreary are perfect words to go along with a Monday. Monday's are my least favorite day. But you know what made this Monday a tab bit better?

Steak Fajitas!

This was the steak I was raving about yesterday. The leftovers were perfect for fajitas. And the fajitas were pretty awesome also! I really should have paid better attention to the cut of steak I got and what exactly I marinated it in. If I'm not following a recipe, I'm more of sprinkle ALL the seasoning until it looks and smells just right. I used soy and Worcestershire sauce in the marinate, but as for spices, a little of this, a little of that. I have a cabinet full of spices and I like to use them all. My steak will probably never taste this good again. I feel like Donna Summer.

Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don't think that I can take it
'Cause it took so long to bake it
And I'll never have that recipe again.

Yep - I'm singing this song right now in my head! And I'll never have that recipe again! Again.........

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Weekending

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The weekend is dwindling away......it goes by so fast!

Karen (sister) came over after church for dinner. I decided to throw some steaks on the grill since it was in the mid 50's today. I love steak, but for some reason, I can't seem to get it just the way I like it. I like it med rare, juicy and seasoned just right. Maybe it's the cut of steak I buy, but I've tried all different cuts and the result is always the same. A steak that's so so.

Today was different!

I can't remember the cut of steak I bought, but I let it marinate for a few hours, threw it on the grill and it was sooo good! I made baked sweet potatoes, HUGE sweet potatoes, and they were delish. I normally don't eat sweet potatoes, but these were so good I plan on making more!

While the sweet potatoes were baking, Karen and I took Titus walking around the neighborhood, searching for houses for sale. Karen wants to sell her townhome and buy a house near us! I pray the right house comes along and in her price range. It would be awesome to have my little sister living right around the corner. Or at least just 5 minutes away. We talked of all the meals we'd share, the exercising we would do together (we are! for real!) the gas we would save carpooling to work together. We have it all planned out. Now we just need her townhome to sell and the perfect house to become available. I'm claiming it now. It's going to happen!

Today was a good day. And the only picture I have to share of the day? The one above of brookies (brownie/cookies) we made. No picture of the perfect steak. No picture of the HUGE sweet potatoes. No pictures of our walk around the hood. Man....I was slacking today in the picture department!