Thursday, August 14, 2014

If I stay - Movie Review

 
If I Stay
 
Movie Release Date - August 22, 2014
 
My daughter and I were invited to go see the screening of
the movie called "If I Stay."  It is based on the book with the same name written by Gayle Forman.
 
Mia Hall played by Chloe Grace Moretz is the main character who is a gifted Cello player who dreams of going to Juilliard.  Things suddenly change when her family is in a car accident.
Mia finds herself out of body, in between life and death. 
It doesn't appear to be a good place, no one see's her or can hear her there.
The storyline is told mostly through flashbacks as we learn about her true love, Adam.
Adam played by Jamie Blackley, is also a musician on the fast track to fame. 
The movie is interesting and keeps up a nice steady pace.
Definitely, a romantic chick flick.
 
When Mia's learns that her parents and brother have all passed on, she is even more confused at whether she should stay, or go to join them?
 
You will have to go watch the movie to find out what she decides. 
Bring some tissues, you'll need them.
 
My daughter and I gave the movie a thumbs up.
 
Image result for thumbs up
 
 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

It has been forever since my last post. I have missed you.

Life got crazy in December (my mother became quite ill) and I've not quite been up to posting inspirational stuff here on my blog. 
 
Then when things started looking better, I came to the blog to post and something seems to be wrong with my blogger account.
 
Oh bother!
 
The longer I seem to be away, the harder it is to start again.
So, I'm just going to jump back in and post something.
 
Maybe it will re-ignite my passion for sharing, because I really love my blog.
 
Here is some art - hope it inspires you a bit today.
                                                                                                                                                                    
It's one of my favorites.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Sewing Classes At Chanhassen Vacuum Sales Center



 
Last night, we hosted a sewing class at our retail vacuum store.  We've recently added sewing machine repair to our business.  My dream is to also start holding fun creative workshops on site. 
 
 
It was so fun watching the young eight year old girls come into our store carrying their sewing machine's  What a great idea, starting them so young.
Look at their little hands, just precious. 
Here are some photos.
They finished some aprons and went home wearing mittens they made themselves. 







 
Wonder what they'll be making next week?
 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Peanut Blossom - The Holiday Cookie Recipe

I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving.  Mine was really nice.  My entire family gets together in a church basement, as our group has grown quite large.  It was really special when we all held hands and before the prayer each person said what they were most thankful for this past year.  Overall, we were most thankful for family and being together. 
Amen to that! 
 
My traditional holiday cookie is Peanut Blossoms.  I only make them twice a year, on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
  Now some people will just make these cookies using a peanut butter cookie recipe.  It's not the same.
 
Here's my secret recipe and my tips for making them unforgettable!
 
1 3/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
48 Chocolate kisses
 
In large bowl mix flour, soda, salt. Add all remaining ingredients, mix at medium speed.  Chill 30 mins. then Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
 
My tips:  Don't roll the dough into sugar.
Use Chocolate Kisses with Almonds
Take out of oven before they look done.
 
 
Enjoy the compliments.
 
 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sewing Feed Bags With The Girls

This weekend was a lot of fun. 
I had my sister's over for a night of crafting.
We had seen these bags
on our Montana trip and thought they would be pretty easy to create ourselves.
 
We found a video on YouTube that was a little different.
My sister, Veronica furnished us with a lot of bags from her work place.
 
I should have done a short tutorial for you here, but you can find many on YouTube.
 
We'll be getting together to make more soon.
Perhaps, it will be daylight and I'll have enough light to get some good photos.  Please excuse my terrible photography.
 
 
 
Creativity Rocks!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Wicked


 
Turning 50 has been great!
My friend Lisa invited me to see the play, Wicked.
It was a birthday present.
I loved this story so much more than The Wizard of Oz.
 
I loved the question this story asked.
Is someone born evil, or does that person become evil because of things in their lives?
Then, the munchkins ask Glinda if it's true? Was she once friends with the wicked witch? 
This is really the opening of the play, and the story continues with the true story of who the wicked witch really is.
 
I adored the witch just as much as the always positive Glinda.
 
This story is about friendship.
 
Call your best friend and go see this show. 
You will love it!