Monday, February 28, 2011

Vintage Pin Necklace

I found a crescent shaped pin with some opalish stones in a bag of broken jewelry. I turned it into this necklace - I added a couple of chains hanging down - one with a large milky stone and two with some opal colored crystals. Then I added seed beeds to the pin back to hold the dangling chains in place. Finally I looped a long chain at the ends of the pin and closed it. Voila! Pin is now a necklace!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Trader Joe's Mac 'n Cheese

My latest comfort food is this frozen Mac 'n Cheese from Trader Joe's. Creamy cheesy yummy in just a few minutes in the microwave!

I like to add in a bit of fresh spinach and a bit of chopped prosciutto.

Great for a cold winter day!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cosi - Sweet Curry Chicken Sandwich

Really love this new sandwich at Cosi!! Has a mild curry flavor, and has pistachios and dried cranberries mixed in. Yummy!

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winter Blues Necklace

The snowfall on Sunday was an unexpected way to start my winter break, especially after our 50 degree weather on Thursday and Friday that had melted most of the snow. I spent a lot of time on Monday digging out my driveway. During breaks, I decided I needed a little jewelry therapy. I made two necklaces - shorter and longer - using up some blue and white glass beads in my stash.

The glass beads got icy cold while I photographed them outside.

I haven't made any jewelry in a while - I enjoyed making this little project!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Early Spring in Michigan?

Well, at least the sun is shining today. Here's a view showing the 10 inches that fell yesterday.

Elementary Art Masterpieces

Ah, Clever Karen hasn't found much time to be clever at home. So I thought I'd just share a few of the clever projects my students have been creating, just so you know what has been occupying my time and energy:

Pretty Peacocks by 2nd and 3rd graders (love these, they turned out beautiful!)

Tropical Birds by 4th and 5th graders:

Funny Chickens by Kindergarten and First Grade:

I have been enjoying seeing the creative work of my students! Their beautiful work blesses me and I am constantly thankful for the talents that God has given them.


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