February Recap

Another month down.  I'm still working out what I want this blog to be about, so there were a few changes this month.  The Book Club has been taken off;  it might show back up if I get more permanent viewers.  Also, I'm combining my artist blog into this one.  There will probably be more changes to come. 


Discover Tuscan Delight

Ever go to a potluck and taste an amazing dish, but forget to get the recipe? Don't forget it; recreate it! Most ingredients are easily recognized and experimenting can be fun. Here is an experiment that went deliciously right.


Oscar Style--Love That Dress

So, who didn't watch the Oscars last night? As a huge fan of musicals, I was bouncing in my seat through the whole thing!

I'm not going to write a list of who won what, but since it is 'style Monday' here are some of my favorite styles of the night. 


More Changes?

You guys might have noticed that I didn't post anything yesterday and that the last two posts haven't been very content oriented.  This is because I am setting up for teaching Art Classes at both the Treasure Coast Art Association and Art Mundo, I've been volunteering for Treasures in Town (an Arts, Antiques, and Authors event that happens every 4th Saturday--this weekend--in Downtown Ft. Pierce), as well as some other areas of interest.  Busy schedule.  I'm going to try to keep making a post a day (M-F), but if I miss a day you should still find a new 365 sketch for that day.

I will be continuing to integrate Sunblossom Studio blog with this one and if any of you are interested in video games, I have started working on a whenever-I-feel-like-it blog, gamerkate.  Why?  I like games.


Blog Changes

So, I'm going to be working on a few things for the next few days.  A lot of changes.  Hopefully, for the better.  I'm always interested in your input if you have some ideas to making this blog more interesting.
  1. Getting rid of the Book Club.  No one seems interested in it.  
  2. Combining Sunblossom Studio (artist's blog) into this blog.  At this point in time, I'm really just posting my 365 project on it.
In summary, you are going to start seeing a drawing/graphic a day and I'll stop harping about books.  I might still write a review after reading a good book though...or a movie/TV show.


Garden Photography

Today, I'm just going to take you on a small tour of the best parts of our garden. Most of the yard is still a work-in-progress, but there are some great flowers that didn't care about the 'freeze' we had two nights ago.


TV Wall Mount

My next Home Improvement project was to tryout one of those wall mount like they have in doctor offices. The idea is a little scary, but the TV doesn't appear to be falling anytime soon.


Vintage Postage Stamps February Wishlist

Here are my favorite selections from TreasureFox's Vintage Postage Stamp collections on Etsy. Click on the image to view the listings.  Don't forget to check out some of their other collections and leave a comment on your favorite listing.  You never know when TreasureFox will offer another Giveaway!

Also, check out Messages of the Heart to purchase personalized stationary and invitations. 

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Happy Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day.  A great holiday for couples and singles alike.  Here is a recap of some of my Valentine's Day recipes, crafts, and more.


Playing with Chocolate

Warning:  There is much chocolate on the other side of this link.  Enjoy.


Road Trip #2--Orlando and Daytona

This week, I sampled a delicious little cupcake bakery in Orlando, FL, and went on a wild goose chase in Daytona Beach, FL.  I think you can guess which one I enjoyed more.


DIY Valentine's Day Jewelry

With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I should get some Valentine's Day themed posts out there, so here is my first little journey into jewelry making.  These were made with materials that were already in my studio, so the gauge of wire is a little off and the beads are generic and boring.  But it is a start.


Eggplant Rollatini

Taking our Homemade Ricotta Cheese, we decided to make some of Martha Stewart's Eggplant Rollatini. Eggplant, cheese...more cheese. Another win for food.


Homemade Ricotta Cheese

This is a great recipe for those of you out there that like to be adventurous...and like cheese.  This week we made Portuguese Girl Cooks's Homemade Ricotta Cheese.  Simple, easy, delicious.  I'm never buying ricotta cheese again.


Road Trip #1--Ft. Pierce to Sarasota, FL

This weekend, I took a short road trip from Ft. Pierce, FL to Sarasota, FL, and along the way--Peace River and Yoder's Amish Restaurant.


Introducing a New Sponsor

Creations by Messages of the Heart is a stationary shop that offers personalized Wedding RSVP/Save-the-Date postcards and more!  Each order is custom made to suit you and each order is unique.

My favorite styles include

And don't forget to check out Vintage Postage Stamps by TreasureFox for your postage stamp needs!


February Overview

It's February already?  That month flew by for me. Let's see if I can do better at predicting my posts this month. I have two great new recipes to share with you and I'm planning some interesting Valentine's Day decorations and fun. I hope to return to some more style posts this month...such as sharing some of my favorite Sari fashions and a few fashion sketches.

Goal of the Month: More Promotion.