I have been about as uninspired a person can get lately. I have searched and scoured the internet looking for something anything to get me excited. To no avail, NOTHING. So I am just existing. The laundry and dishwashing for a family of 6 should technically be enough to keep me busy, but it is just not mentally gratifying. The garden is rapidly producing so that has occupied quit a bit of my time.
On this particular day, I made 3 gallon bag batches of cabbage rolls, 7 quarts of kraut, 7 quarts of freezer cabbage, 5 quarts of squash dressing and 3 quarts of freezer squash.
The peach tree is going nuts also. It has so many peaches that the branches bowed down andSNAPPED !
We are wondering if the peaches will ripen anyway. If not, we still have a million quarts in the freezer from last year. If so, then we will have a million more. Anybody have any good recipies for peaches?
Back to the point or not point. I have had t-shirt tutorials on my todo list for 2012, but when I actually decided to find one I liked, it seemed as though everything was dressy and embellished with a flower and that wasnt what I was looking for. I was just hoping to take some unattractive baggy t-shirts and turn them into slighty more attractive tank tops with a twist. So I got a ole shirt out and hacked away. I took pictures along the way but the concept was so basic I won't even waste your time with instructions.
Doesn't that look exciting.
The girls get the award for being the most crafty in my house this week. They did a little painting out in the shop on a pretty sunny day this week. It was so sweet to see them playing together.
Then my mom called and wanted a little help with some cupcake decorations for one of my favorite people in the whole wide world. My sitter, friend, 2nd mom was turning 60 years old and her family has a surprise party in mind for her. So Saturday Mama She came over with 48 cupcakes to be iced and prettied up.
I made a ganche to add some extra chocolate (the birthday girls favorite) before the buttercream icing.
1 cup semisweet chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Bring cream and vanilla to a boil in a saucepan. Immediatley pour over chips and stir until smooth.
That's it. Simple Simple and so worth the extra time it takes to dip the cupcakes.
You know what? After about 2 hours of interupted blogging including baby girl shutting the laptop down. I have decided that this week has been ok. So I hope that my lack of inspiration has not only entertained you but (if you are having some blah moments) at the very least made you feel like you are not alone. Life isn't always unicorns and rainbows and that's ok.