Monday, October 24, 2011

Something "they".....

never tell you about is there are some bonuses to your kids growing up.  My "kids" are 21, 18 and 16.  The two older ages are my daughters and they are both away at college.  My youngest is my son and he leaves early every morning (5:15 am) for swim practice.  My husband leaves shortly after that,  after the Dear makes a pot of coffee for the two of us.  So, by 7:30 it is me and my two dachsies/dogs....and, believe me, those dogs  can keep a secret.  Like the one they witnessed this morning when I, age 49 and definitely old enough to know better...sat down with my steaming mug of coffee, my delicious square of chocolate drizzled scotttish shortbread, a handful of grapes and called it breakfast!  Now would I have had chocolate dipped shortbread for breakfast when my kids where home, eating with me and watching every move I made???  No, of course not because parenting involves lots of lessons such as teaching your children how to eat right, proper nutrition, balanced meals and breakfast foods that "start the day off right!"  Right?  Well, it is now a little after 3 in the afternoon and I can unequivocally say that for this 49 year old chick her day started off RIGHT and a whole lotta that "right" had to do with one very buttery, very dense, very chocolately, very decadent menage a trois between the sweet shortbread, the bitter coffee and my oh so willing tastebuds....yeah--sometimes breakfast at my house just ROCKS!

Hokay...onto my real reason for posting.....a card I made after watching the PB&J video on the Penny Black Blog today.  And, I seriously would post a copy of the sketch but I have no clue how to do it so, work a little extra/extra here if you're interested and follow the pink link above.  Sorry-must be the shortbread!  Anyways, I watched the vid and thought-whoa...I'm totally trying this sketch the minute I finish with the beds, the kitchen, the dishwasher, the vacumning and the laundry!  And that is precisely what I did.  All images are from the Penny Black Let it Snow transparent set.

                                                                           
I have also added lots of stickle-licousness because stickles are like gooey bling in my mind.  And, well, bling.  'Nuff said there!

Take care, thanks for popping in and enjoy the warmish Wisconsin weather....if you aren't in Wisconsin take my word on it....it is fabulous out today!

Be well,
Sheila

10 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh Sheila, I love visiting your blog because you really make me laugh out loud! That is my kind of breakfast and I know what you mean about doing it when no one else is around to witness it! Yum! Gorgeous take on that sketch over at PB (which I also want to try). Love those blues! (P.S. Thanks so much for your kind and helpful words on my blog today, you are a really thoughtful and kind person!)

paula said...

Hi Sheila, What a wonderful blog entry. Some times the little things in life can mean so much. Love the card. It is so gorgeous. I'm wishing I had more PB stamps now :) xoxoxoxoxo

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sheila you had an awesome day. Delicious breakfast, all your to-dos done and created this fabulously glittery card!

Barb said...

Fun post, Sheila! Love the sound of your yummy breakfast! It really is a perk, having everyone gone by 7:30, isn't it? Love your wonderful card! So glittery!

Virginia L. said...

Can I join you for BREAKFAST, Sheila!? It looks like we are practically the same age and with the kiddies growing up...the best part of the day is MORNING--when home alone! So I can totally relate :) Love your take of the sketch! The glitter and colors are so pleasing!! Love it! Enjoy your breakfast!!

Dawn said...

Shelia.... I'm with Brenda.... I do love to visit and get such a burst of fun in my evening... 'cause by the time I get to look at blogs it's night here in NZ. Thank you for making my evening..... and I think your breakfast was awesome..........

BTW~what a gorgeous card.

Mel G said...

Sheila, didn't anyone tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?! One shortbread is hardly enough!! LOL :) Ha ha, I also have to admit to the occasional (read:often) decadent delight whilst crafting too - always craft better with a cuppa tea and a chocolate bikkie or brownie (or two, or possibly three)! Think the chocolate really gets the creative juices flowing, LOL :) Have a fab day!!

Maureen Morton said...

Love your spunk, my pal! There is freedom with age.....do what you love! This card is a serious charmer...gives me lots of holiday cheer.

Jill said...

Your post has me sooo hungry! :) Love this card- it totally makes me smile. And the embossed background is the perfect touch of texture. HUGS!

Lisa said...

I cannot tell how hard I laughed when you were confessing about your "nutritious" breakfast :) LOL
I laugh only because I'm pretty sure I've done that on more than one occasion! hehe
Just adore your card today! Perfect take on the sketch and such a fun, little card. All the texture and well, you know I LOVE STICKLES, right?!