Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Isn't it Romantic?

I FINALLY found a copy of the February issue of Romantic Homes!! YEAH!!! I have been wanting to get my hands on it so bad and I finally found it. Okay, I'll admit, I'm not a subscriber (I should be because I never miss an issue) but, there is something so thrilling about going to Walmart and peeking in the magazine section and seeing a brand new issue for the first time just sitting there on the shelf waiting for me to buy it. Crazy right?? It would be a lot cheaper to just subscribe - maybe one day...
Anyway, delicious eye candy in there...YUMMM!!! I loved the Annual Roundup of the Romantics!
And...speaking of romantic, baking is romantic to me. I mean, for me, romantic is a broad spectrum of things. Anything from candles and music all the way to, well, baking! I love baking with my kids and they always love the end results as much as licking batter from the bowl. So, I decided to start keeping a journal of all of our baking endeavors. Inside you will find pictures of all of us at work, little tips and tricks we discover along the way, and of course the recipes. I made it using one of those marble composition books I had and lots of cute scrapbooking papers. One day when the kids are grown, they'll have a record of what we made, the recipes we used, and lots of good memories!

Here is the front of the journal and yes, many of you may recognize that little guy on the front. Isn't he cute? He is from Sandra Evertson's book "Fanciful Paper Flowers". You should check it out if you haven't already. She has lots of adorable art in there that she has given the reader permission to copy and use for your own personal projects! Isn't she the greatest? If you click on her name above, you can go right to her creative and very inspiring blog. Thank you Sandra!!

A few pages from our baking journal

A few more little romantic things...look at this beautiful book that my sister gave me. I adore it. I absolutely love, love, love Maud Humphrey. Her paintings and illustrations are just lovely. My sister found this book of Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes illustrated by the one and only Maud Humphrey and she got it for me. She sooo gets me - LOL!

And last but not least...a few tags that I made. I'm hoping to get lots more done to put into my Classy Rabbit Boutique! I have been so busy lately, I haven't been able to update it as I had intended to do. Lots of Valentine goodies to stock though and we'll be back on track before you know it!
Okay everyone...have a lovely day and go do something romantic! Take time for yourself to read a book or take a hot bath by candle light. Or, something as simple as setting the table tonight for dinner with the family using your best china and don't forget to light some candles! I do and my kids love it!


Anonymous said...

That magazine is great and what a pretty front it has this month.
Love all the work you have been doing.

Laurie said...

I love your soothing music! I could easily be relaxed by it. I guess I need to get my self to Walmart and get the new magazine.


justabeachkat said...

What a great idea to do a baking journal! I love your sweet.


Donna Layton said...

I do the same thing with magazines. It's weird, but I enjoy finding a new issue on the newstand all perfectly untattered. I even get one out of the middle of the stack hoping it's untouched. I love your baking journal (what a good idea) and your lovely tags. I'm working on some Valentine projects too. Need to finish up. It will be over and off to another holiday before we know it!