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January 2019

Cookie Fun

Cookie decorating Diana Gibbs www.stampingwithdi.com   check out @thecookieholic

I went to a fun cookie decorating class on the weekend at my friend Earleen's house.  I got to meet some new girls and that is always fun. 

Cookie decorating practice

We got laminated sheets to practice on and Amanda the teacher @thecookieholic was so patient, she even let me have her one cookie that she had did the pink heart done as mine broke...so her pink heart part is perfect then we don't like at my part of it...ha!  It sure is practice makes perfect, by the end of the class I felt a little more confident...eating them is much easier. I now know why they are so expensive to buy.

Cookie decorating my tablemates Diana Gibbs www.stampingwithdi.com

Here we are decorating our cookies you can see everyone in the back concentrating so hard.

You should totally google thecookieholic and check out Amanda, she has some amazing videos too, and ummm, they are sped way up it takes slow wins the race when you are decorating these babies.

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Smoky Slate

I wanted to thank everyone for buying some of my retired stamps and accessories. Some get mailed out each day. The rest of the boxes come from my ebay lady on Sunday so I will be listing more...not sure I can do it all at once as I need it to sit out so I can find the set when you want it...so we will see.

We also are starting an update to our kitchen, we have been here almost 22 years and well let me tell ya we have not updated much. A new floor here and there and some paint.

New appliances www.stampingwithdi.com

Today they delivered the new appliances...Home Depot had no interest for 12 months so we jumped on that deal. Don't look too close, we lost a bunch of trim off the counter to make stuff fit. We decided on GE Adora and they are in Slate. We had some sweet friends recommend these and so far so good...ok well the dishwasher does not work but they are bringing out a new one.

Old appliances www.stampingwithdi.com

Here are the old ones...I put this picture second cause my blog feeder usually puts the first picture I post on there and I wanted to see the pretty new stuff.

Here is the dilemma, the wall to the left of the fridge has always been too wide so we had to pull the fridge out from the wall in order to open the door. Well the new fridge is even worse, it is sticking out 10 inches from the back wall...that is a lot. So we need to take 10 inches or more from that wall.

So initially I wanted to paint the cabinets white and put a new granite counter, backsplash and new sink. But now with the new appliances I am not all that much hating the oak cabinets...don't get me started on the tile counter though....hate it!  So do you have an opinion? What do you think? And hey do you do wall cutting back and drywall? Ha!

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Valentine Cuteness

Valentine kitchen counter www.stampingwithdi.com Diana Gibbs

The other day I showed my cute valentine tiered tray decor as you walk in the house. Today I will share a couple more.

This is the one on the kitchen counter, I was inspired by Bridget Grim, she does not know me but I still want to give her a shout out. This picture also shows why we need a kitchen update. Tile counters...ugh...and over 20 year old appliances. Let me hear a round of "yes! do it!" so Jeff can hear it!!!

I love that I have little seasonal stamp sets that I have saved over the years that I can place around as well. I have them on an old letter printer tray thing and grab them for the seasons as I need them.

Valentine Hutch www.stampingwithdi.com Diana Gibbs

This is the hutch in my studio. Now I just put the XOXO mug up there for the photo, I am not insane...ok I might be insane for collecting Rae Dunn, but I am not insane to think this would not come smashing to the floor. But the picture is cute eh?

Well I gotta get back to work...(I gotta KonMari my undie drawer....yeah TMI)...just wanted to pop in and share a bit.

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True Love

Valentine dresser www.stampingwithdi.com

So the other day as I was going between Home Goods and TJ Maxx (they are across the street from each other - so inconvenient)...I may or may not have been Rae Dunn shopping hunt...ok that is a whole other post.

There was an older couple walking from the pancake place across 4 lanes of cars trying to get into the parking lot of the shopping center...just walking leisurely...slow...turtle pace like.

I looked at the lady in her cute flowered dress and her black perfectly coiffed hair and then she turned to the side and saw that she had white sides and bangs. Hmmm...I am thinking that was a wig. I thought to myself as I patiently waited for them to cross so I could continue on to the parking lot, if I am going to wear a wig I would totally cover my hair.

Then I thought why didn't her escort/hubby/boyfriend say "Martha dear let me help you" and pull it down a notch?

Then I thought maybe he loves her as she is, no matter how she wears her wig.

Then I thought...I had lots of time to think...as they were walking slow and I had to wait for them to cross now 6 lanes as I was turning left so they continued to be in my path of where I needed to go. Maybe they are like that little couple on Dirty Dancing that were so innocent looking but yet were robbing people and poor hubba! hubba! Patrick Swayze (RIP) got blamed. So this was just a costume and after they robbed the dollar store they would rip off their fake clothes and black with white banged wig into the trash can and be off scott free.

Then I thought...(story time ends quickly in my brain)...never mind.....they are out of my way................I had some shopping to do.

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Spin That Stamp!

Stamp spinner www.stampingwithdi.com Diana Gibbs

I bought this office stamp spinner dealie bob off a friend years ago and it had these other hanging blocks on it with sponges, so it sat there looking cute...but I never used them. 

So then today I was like trying to remove the sponge cause I thought I would just attach one of my stamps to it...and I thought what if I took off the handle? So I tried and it came out...so then I asked Jeff if he could drill a hole in some of my fave stamps and add the handle, and he said sure.  Some of the handles he had to remove as they were glued pretty good and I couldn't budge them.

But after a couple hours after drilling and glueing...voila'!

So cool right? Gotta love that hubby of mine.  You can see him peeking through the spinner...not the zombie...the other guy! Ha!

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