I had plans to create a tutorial for making this Vacation Bible School throne, but I don't have the time to do that right now. So I'll just show you the before and after photos. This is the throne I used as inspiration. I'm so glad this project is completed!
Thinking about ice cream toppings made me want some!
1. Chocolate syrup - My favorite topping of all time. I remember my grandma had a can of it in her refrigerator. I've switched to a bottle, but it's still in my fridge all the time, too.
And the rest in no particular order...
2. Nuts - Pecans or salted peanuts are the best, but walnuts are good, too. My grandma also had one of those nut grinders - fun!
3. Hot fudge - There is a difference between that and chocolate syrup. :)
4. Chopped candy cane - Only when using hot fudge or chocolate syrup.
6. Chocolate sprinkles
7. Whipped cream
8. Raspberries - When I get frozen yogurt, I get some kind of fruity frozen yogurt then top it with chocolate syrup, raspberries and strawberries. Yum!
10. Toffee bits
Tip: When I don't have ice cream in the house or I'm trying to be good, I slice bananas into a bowl then top with chopped nuts and chocolate syrup. I don't even miss the ice cream!
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Do you ever not know that everything in your life is coming due at one time? And then all of the sudden you realize that there aren't enough hours in the day or week? That's my week this week. Even yesterday it didn't occur to me that I had so much going on. But it's slowly dawning on me today...
Over the weekend I was in Chattanooga for a Synod Assembly meeting as a voting member for my church. That's my second assembly and I've enjoyed both of them very much. We re-elected our bishop and Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson was there, too. I didn't know that he is such a funny, personable guy. I loved his sermon and his speeches.
What do you have going on this week?
I'm glad I came back to my blog in time to find out that Google Reader is going away. This gives me a bit of time to find a new reader. I would have been very sad indeed to have lost all my feeds.
I have Feeddler on my phone and it works well. But I saw that some people use Feedly, so I downloaded that as well. I like the way Feedly looks, but it will take some time to get used to it. I can't quite get the layout yet.
What reader do you use and what do you like about it?
Today's post will not be a problem! We had a super busy weekend. It was so busy that we didn't even go to all the events to which we were invited.
1. Wedding - Our friends' daughter got married and the ceremony was lovely. I helped cut the cake and that went pretty well considering the cake had a ton of whipped cream icing and the cake itself was frozen.
2. Church - I went to church like usual yesterday, but this time I was in the pews instead of up front playing guitar. The college guitarists are back from school and they were playing. It felt very weird.
3. Worship planning meeting - After having lunch with Steve and a friend after church, I went to the monthly worship planning meeting. That's always very interesting and usually a lot of fun at the same time.
4. End of year music department party - The choir, bell choir and band got together for an end of the season party. The band plays all year long, but that didn't stop us from being at the party! :) While at the party, I played...
5. Cornhole - This is a fun game. I had heard of it, but hadn't played it before. I was very bad at first, but got better during the second game.
6. Ice cream social - Our neighbors have an ice cream social every Memorial Day. It's always a lot of fun and the weather was perfect this year.
7. Graduation party - We were invited to three parties, but only made it to one.
8. Throne painting - I'm creating a prop for Vacation Bible School. Probably more on this in a future post...
9. Book club reading: I started July's selection - The Charm School
10. Phone conversations with my dad, my mom and one of my brothers - I always enjoy talking with my family.
Hello! I hope you are all having a nice long weekend. I've missed conversing with all of you and I hope you are doing well!
I have a lot of projects I want to work on today, but this morning I decided that my peonies needed attention. They bloomed so well this year and the blossoms were all heavy and pointing to the ground. It's hard to enjoy a peony bloom when it has face planted into the mulch. So I trimmed most of them off the plants and I'm now enjoying them in a vase. It feels rather luxurious to have cut so many peony blossoms!
Some of the blooms didn't open up well before they hit the ground and they were starting to turn brown on the edges. So I've now added another project to my list - making potpourri! It's been years since I've made potpourri and I decided to follow these instructions. (Actually I haven't even read the article yet, but I'm using their idea of drying the petals in shallow boxes.)
Drying peony petalsI'm off to my next project - painting a chair to make it into a throne for Vacation Bible School. What projects are keeping you busy?
Hey there, everyone! Greetings from the plastic table. :) After my last post last, I brought our plastic table up from the basement and Steve helped me create this work space. Maybe I'll get something fancier in the future, but for now it works great! Here's what I like about it:
I have an area dedicated for all my work. Before, I worked at the computer, the kitchen table, the kitchen counters...
It is big enough that I can spread out. I usually have a lot of papers out while I'm working and this gives me plenty of room to see them all.
I am removed from the kitchen. When I am working in the kitchen, I want to eat. My workspace is just next door in the dining room, but far enough removed that I'm not constantly looking toward the pantry.
There is a lot more room for improvement in my work flow, work process - whatever you want to call it. But I am feeling so much better now and I'm confident that I can take the next step to getting organized.
I hope you all have a great weekend!