Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 Hello to anyone who might still read my blog!!!  I have posted these photos on FB, and Instagram as they happened, so this is just a wrap-up of my last few days.  I have started keeping a planner, which I don't really use for appointments, but just to record anything that strikes my fancy.  I learned about it from my DIL,and the fun part is all of the planner decorating you do. It reminds me of the junk journals we all used to do, but with the new twist of having it be a planner!  I made my own "dashboard", or what they call the first page of your planner.  I added an envelope to hold decorative elements, which can be stickers, sticky notes, etc.  I cut out some parts of my actual bag of Gummy Bears, and glued them in using E6000, and sparkly washi tape. 
 Then I got to making some decorated jumbo paperclips, using ribbons, and other items, and again using E6000 to glue embellishments securely.  I learned how to wrap the ribbon around the front edge of the pape9rclip, bring the ends to the back and pull through and up.  It makes it look good and the ribbons then stick up much straighter.
 These are some of my creations.  The lighting was so bad at night.  I apologize.  You can kinda get the idea tho.
 My planner is spural bound, so I figured out how to make some cute tags that can be stuck into the binding, to add special reminders, sayings, or events.  I hand punched and cut these edges to fit.  I reinforced them with clear tape, to prevent ripping.
 More paperclips.  This cream colored flower one is reversible!

 Here is the Black Pearl Boba Tea shop, at the Wellington Mall, in Wellington, Florida we like to visit.  I had a cranberry, blueberries and strawberries, all fresh, with no sweeteners or added sugar.  I added black pearl honey boba.  It was so good.
 Here I am one morning with my chichi pillow, Doozey.  It's been cold here, and she and I have appreciated our snuggly times!!!
 We got to visit a fantastic fresh, organic, locally sourced foods restaurant, called Farmers Table in Boca Raton, Florida.  My SIL, Lynn, told me about it, so I must give her a big thank you!!!!  It is inside the Wyndham Hotel. This place is just moderately priced, but the food, and ambiance there is devine!  They have a great venue, too, for parties and very cozy events.  I imagine a nice intimate wedding reception there.  If you ever go, check out that space!  Here is a pic of my Buddha Bowl.  It was incredible.
 Dessert was a many layered cake called Opera Cake.  The ganache layer was the thing that took it right over the top!!!!!  It had a bit of vanilla ice cream on the side.  We all shared it.
 Daughter ordered a fresh chilled coconut, drilled to order!!!!!  They sat it into a wooden holder, and what a treat!!!!
Anyway, there you go.  Hope everyone reading this is well. Lo e you, and miss you!  XOXO-Julie


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Good to see you back Julie. You've been busy creating, snuggling with your pooch in our 'cold' weather, and having some wonderful, tasty experiences.

Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

Lisa Greenbow said...

Yep, I still read blogs. I actually prefer them. Not so much junk to browse through. love all of your little projects. Seeing them all makes me feel like a sloth.

Jessica P said...

Hi julie! Hi Doozey!
i'm here!
I love your pics! So sparkly!!
And yummy food too.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog Julie. A belated Happy New Year too you. Nice to read your post and your decorated planner looks wonderful.

Snippety Gibbet said...

Good seeing a post from you. I was thinking the other day that while I don't blog post very often any more, I still look for blog content from others. I'm going to try to blog more often, though it isn't even part of my habits anymore.

shirley said...

I'm still here Julie.....Love you book you have been very busy. That food looks very dangerous especially the dessert.

Carla said...

I still check in to see if you've been on your blog. I don't do facebook. I love to see what you've been doing!
Love seeing Doozey too!
Sophie and Hoover

My Little Family: said...

welcome back!