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I’m sorry, really I am.
I have been so lazy lately. Especially when it comes to blogging.

This week is going to be crazy though. I’m excited. Valentines Day is coming.
Getting ready for our annual Valentine Tea Party will keep me busy this week. I’ve been planning out the dessert menu today. (That is my favourite part.) And I’m thinking about the craft too. I hope I can find everything for that.
The tea party is on Saturday.

There is craziness going on on Sunday too. Which is also exciting. I’m having some friends over and we’re making tamales and doughnuts. Oui, somewhat at the same time. So, I’ll be getting everything ready for that too this week. Last time I made doughnuts, Bell made them with me. That was the best. Here are a few doughnut pictures from October last year.
(Yeah, it’s 2011. I still think that’s crazy.)

I’ll try to keep up with this blogging stuff better.
And not just listen to Talain Rayne and Blue October all day. (Merci Bell.)

Guys, don’t forget:

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Hello World.

I hope your February has been good.  If it hasn’t… well, it sure wouldn’t hurt to make these…

They’re amazing.  I made the desserts for our Valentine tea this year.  This was my favourite out of the three dessert choices.  Definitely turned out the best.  I used my sugar cookie recipe and just added a little almond extract to the dough, cut out my hearts and windows and baked them.  A few hours before serving, I spread raspberry jam on the bottom cookies and dusted the top “frames” with powderd sugar.  Sandwich those lovely hearts and…

fall

in

love

with them.

It will be easy, trust me.

The valentine tea was a lot of fun, as always. We had amazing food, some really great teas, fun little crafts, good friends, and a lot of laughs. 

     There has been a lot going on this month.  With my nephew, Jason’s, birthday.  My daddy’s birthday.  Valentines day… It has seemed busy, indeed.  I have been trying to keep on doing some of the things I love between working and random events.  I haven’t been reading much, or sewing, or baking.  I was so happy I could bake up the valentine treats, they were such fun.  And I’ve been trying to read more often, when I find the time.  I’ve been reading ‘Tom Sawyer’ to Hunter and Brooklynn while at my nanny job, waiting for the bus in the morning.  It has been great.  They are really enjoying it.  I love when they ask me questions about what’s going on or what a word means. 

I’ve been digging into some sewing projects too!  I made a little button-up shirt for Jason.  I still can’t believe it turned out as well as it did.  It’s a little big for him but he’ll grow into it, right?  That was fun.  The button holes were a bit of a dilemma but they got done, eventually.  Right now I’m working on a dress.  I bought three yards of this amazing deep purple knit material one day.  I finally got up the courage to cut into it on Monday.  I’m glad I did.  The dress is almost finished, it just needs a few changes and a little touching up.  Sewing with knit material isn’t as scary as everyone makes it sound.  There are a few little tricks I would recomend knowing before making your attempt though.   Anyways, the dress is almost finished and maybe someday I’ll get a picture of it on here. For now I think I’ll go work on it and hopefully wrap up this project soon, as there are always plenty of projects on the horizon to keep me busy.

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