Sunday, April 28, 2013

Boho Willow Randomness - Week in Review

I really don't feel like I got much outside of work accomplished this week, but when I uploaded the pictures from my camera this morning, they told a very different story. I love Spring and the extra hours of daylight we get after months of dark-before-I-even-get-home-from-work! It started with changing mini blinds to bamboo shades and progressed from there!

I also spent some time last weekend creating a scroll tree for a nursery of a great friend who's expecting a baby girl in August.  This was tons of fun to make and tested my abilities with the Silhouette Portrait and vinyl.  I got this from the online Silhouette store:
... and created this lovely tree with lots of extras - leaves, butterflies, ladybugs, birds, and flowers - out of vinyl:

Can't wait to see photos of it up on the wall because it's very hard to see through the transfer tape.

Monday morning as I left for work, I decided to take my camera with and I got some great photos of Lancaster Co. as I drove through.  The first one is my absolute favorite farm as far as beauty goes.  The field is usually filled with horses as well, but they must have been relaxing in the barn that day.

This spot just begs to be photoed every time I drive by.

You can't drive through town without running into at least one Amish buggy.  If you do, you're not trying hard enough.

I had linked up to the Give Me the Goods link party hosted by Rain on a Tin Roof and 4 other bloggers on Monday, and found this great recipe that had also been linked by Todd & Lindsey, so I had to try it out.  Snickerdoodles are my favorite cookie, and with just a few simple items, yumminess, including my first try at buttercream icing, was born.

I've not made a lot of cupcakes in my life, and I've certainly never worked with a piping bag, but these were OH. SO. GOOD.  Thanks for sharing, Lindsey!

My husband recently started to finish the garage, and with that, he had this pile of 2x4 scraps begging to be crafted.  I got out the sander and went to work!  Still not sure exactly what I'm going to do with them, but whatever it is will be great, I'm sure!

And finally, yesterday, I started a project for my co-workers also using the Silhouette and vinyl.  

We are sales managers in the Northeast, so we've been dubbed "The BEAST" because we all also do pretty well - get it?  My poor boss has five women working for him who he calls "Angels" so there you go - BEAST Angels! If you've read my blog before, you understand that I won't share the finished project until the gifts have been given - but I'll say, it was a first for me, and it's pretty darn cool.

And today, well, I'm not sure what else I'm going to get into today just yet, but using PicMonkey to change up my captions/watermarks was a new project for me so far!  As for the rest of the day, if it's something other than cleaning and grocery shopping - if I actually create anything - you know I'll be sharing!


  1. Wow, you had a busy week! Those cupcakes look great and so do the Silhouettes you made. Beautiful Amish country! I can't wait to see what you do with the wood scraps. Thanks so much for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday! Hope to see you again next week ;)
    Jamie @

    1. Thanks, Jamie! This is all my stress release - so I must have been really stressed that week!


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