Friday, April 2, 2010

Flowers, Chocolate, and Cards

Hello! Happy Friday, peeps! Oh, speaking of peeps, have you seen the Washington Post peep contest? Very clever and creative stuff! For a day off from work, today was really productive. This morning started out with a 1-hour spin class with Anna (second class with her this week). At the end of class, she was talking about something "absolutely fantastic" (spoken in her British accent) that she did recently. It was paintballing. "I was rather gun-happy." I don't know why that amused me so much. Maybe because she's a 40 something year old mom.

I came home and inhaled a bowl of strawberries and pineapple, took a shower, and headed off to Brookside Gardens to take some pictures. It would have been nice to go to the National Mall to take pictures, but there was probably going to be a crowd and I wasn't willing to make the trek there. The Gardens had some beautiful flowers; I was especially impressed with the orchids (see some of my favorite shots below). The turtles were interesting to watch as well.

I went to a nearby mall after my garden excursion. The Easter candy section at Target totally had a gravitational pull on me. Darn you, Target! ::shakes fist:: I ended up buying some chocolate and gummies. The SweetTarts Bunny Gummies were especially yummy. Oh well. That's why there's spin class.

This is how my afternoon went: cards, nap, dinner, cards, Smallville (good Ollie and Clark episode), more cards. Check out the carnage that is my room. Cardstock, ink, paper. Click on the photo below at your own risk, especially if you are a clean freak. I have since put my craft stuff in their rightful places. Here's one of the cards that I made tonight. It's very similar to one that I've made before, but I didn't use any dimensional adhesives and I added ribbon. I made about 7-8 cards like this one with varying colors and sentiments. Hooray for my new chalk ink!

Pictures from today...


Ren said...

The peep contest is cool!

I tried toasting a poor little peep over open flame a few nights ago and it was SO yummy. The warm, oozing marshmallow was just like campfire classic--but the outer sugar caramelized. It was like eating creme brulee with marshmallow inside. Yum. Here's to peeps!

Plantress said...

who doesn't love a good, stale peep? Sounds like a productive day and the pics were good.

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