Monday, May 13, 2019

Monday Morning

A Little Bit of This and That To Start Your Week!

Happy start of a new week, friends! Today, I'm sharing a little bit of "this and that" to start off your week! Just sharing some odds and ends from the weekend, things I've been working on, reading and so forth. I hope that you all had a great weekend and that your weeks are off to a great start! So, here's what I've been up to recently!


I decided to do some more paper crafting and I created some cute and useful objects using cardstock designs in these smaller size booklets I bought recently at A.C. Moore. Each of these books of cardstock were on sale for around $1.66 and the designs are really cute. The pages are a perfect size for cutting and working with to create different objects. 

I made another decorative notecard. Aren't those tulips beautiful?!

And, I decided to also create a "box" using the cardstock which I then turned into a vase and filled with faux silk flowers. 

I couldn't help but think of school days while I made this box. I laid out the cardstock in a "net" that I knew would fold into a box. We used to teach nets to students as part of our math instruction. The children needed to be able to create nets and to identify whether a particular net would fold to make a closed figure or not. All part of geometry study!

Love how this arrangement turned out and it looks great on my foyer table with the three little faux cactus plants. The box could also be laid on the table with the opening facing out and little figurines placed inside. 

I also did some more stenciling on notecards. This design reminds me of "flower power" designs from the 1970's. 

And here is the completed notecard. Guess I need to start sending some notes don't I?!


I decided to take a break from the Maisie Dobbs novels that I have been obsessed with reading lately. I found an Agatha Raisin novel that I had not read at the library and checked it out. M.C. Beaton is the author of both the Agatha Raisin novels and the Hamish Macbeth novels. Both are mysteries. I have always enjoyed reading the Agatha Raisin novels but I do find that the writing is starting to seem a bit "stilted" to me in these later novels. The same thing happened in the Lillian Jackson Braun "Cat Who" novels as Ms. Braun aged. The sentences became shorter and the storylines seemed to not be as in-depth. Maybe it's just me, but I feel the same thing is happening with the Agatha Raisin novels. I'm going to finish this book, though, and see how it ends. 


I've been watching these two furry felines scamper around the house. They love to chase each other and get into wrestling matches. They both seem to enjoy this most of the time. Sometimes, they get a bit rambunctious and I have to break them up!

Garden likes to hide behind doorways and jump out when Cassie walks by. Then, Cassie hides and does the same thing to Garden. Cats!

Cassie's most favorite thing to do is to look out the doors and windows to see what she can see. 

Today, she saw this silly old bear walking around our yard. Mr. Bear had to pull several stones up in order to check for ants and insects to eat. Silly old bear!


Jeans, a comfy top and tennis shoes or Skecher slip-ons has pretty much been my uniform lately! This blue top that I showed you in an earlier post has been worn quite a bit. I really like it and love the comfort level. 


We took my MIL out for her birthday and mother's day this weekend and I enjoyed another Pita Pizza from Apollo Flame, my all-time favorite restaurant! They are an institution in this town and I hope they never close. I'm not sure I could handle that!

And, that's what I've been up to this weekend. How about you? Leave me a comment and let me know how your weekend went and what you have been doing! Love hearing from my readers!

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

It was so fun reading this post to catch up on your recent activities. I really like what you're doing with your paper crafting, and watching cats is one of my favorite things to do as well. That pizza looks SO good! It sounds like you had a very nice weekend indeed.

Karen said...

What a great wrap up of what you've been up to! You are so creative Debbie! Since math was never my strength (understatement), I was not aware of nets, but I'm going to look it up. Always good to give the brain something to do! I always enjoy seeing your kitties, same with the bears that visit your yard. And a big YUM to that pizza!

Clearissa said...

This post was chalked full of info. You had a busy weekend but very productive. I love the flower vase out of card stock. TFS

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

You were a busy girl! Hope you had a great Mother's Day - the pizza looks divine!