Tuesday, January 28, 2014


The big night came and we were ready!
My son just before the His Eagle Court of Honor started. 
Brennan and his dad.
Brennan and his Grandpa. 
A display of all his accomplishments! 
 The Welcome table for guests to leave a little note for Brennan.
 We used an old farm milk bucket for a water dispenser for refreshments. 
Two long tables full of Cookies!  
An old canteen, mess kit, pocket utensils, a MRE, and an old lantern were used for the center display on the food table.  Just like you were out in the woods eating!
We had a Trail to Eagle Program and used his troop to help describe each rank and it's requirements and advancements.
His past Scout Master presented him with his Eagle rank and gave him the Eagle Charge. 

We are so proud of him and his accomplishment.
Loads of work!  To see what his project was click HERE.
It has been a great learning experience for all of us!
My Family!
The cookies were a hit but I doubt I will be making cookies again for quite awhile!
Thanks for stopping by to see all about my Great Night!
Enjoy your day,

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The day is almost here!

I have now decided that looks are not everything....an oblong cookie taste as good as a square cookie and as good as a round cookie!
After too many batches to count I am done making cookies, probably for the rest of my life.
It is true "The most beautiful things abide in our hearts", no matter the shape or size.
Tomorrow night I will be in heaven knowing that I did the best I could for my son's Eagle Court of Honor and the memory will abide in my heart beautifully.
Keeping this in mind will help me with the finishing touches.
I think it is amazing what people (mother's and father's) will do for the one's they love!
Hope you will find something today that will be beautiful and will abide in your heart forever!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Well it is not the heat of the season, it is me trying to bake cookies.
For those that know me, my talents are limited...
Sewing and I are not friends,
Cooking and I have issues,
Walking and talking are difficult,
Now I can add baking!
I am working on refreshments for my son's Eagle Scout Court of Honor next Sunday.
He did a difficult Eagle project so I figured the least I could do would be to bake cookies.
(Here is were I blame the altitude...right!)
I have spent the last three days baking and now I am hoping some of these cookies are edible.
I did followed the directions to the letter!?!
These look so good!  I borrowed this photo from Pinterest and now will be trying these.
Out of the 10 batches I have made I am hoping that about half will look and taste presentable!
The rejects have been taste tested and we are still alive that is a good thing!
Wish me luck today in the kitchen, and does practice really make perfect?
Enjoy your day,

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Snowman!

 Every Christmas I try to paint my Husband (and biggest fan and supporter) a little something for Christmas that I think he would like.   So using a surface I had on hand and tried to paint something else on it, I sanded it off then started again.  The reason I go through so many sanders!
 This cute little snowman's face with the cardinal fit perfect on this surface.
This is a Renee Mullin's pattern. She has some fun designs.  I altered this a bit just due to my style.
We do not have cardinals here but I was enthralled to see them in Michigan when we went to visit one winter.season.  SIMPLY beautiful to see the red in the snow!

Just a reminder of the OFG Team promotion going on now on Etsy.
Head to the ABOUT page to find a coupon code for a discount on the shops wares.
Click HERE to see my about page.
Click HERE to see a list of participating team shop members.
Hope this finds you warm with this cold front across the nation.
I cannot complain about a 30 degree high after hearing the news!
Enjoy your day,

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!!

 I want to wish you all the very best in 2014!

The OFG Team Handmade Promtion starts tomorrow!  
Click HERE to take you to the link of participating shops and check out how the team does Handmade!
Here is the link to my about page:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/barbsheartstrokes/about/
I am looking forward to seeing how my other team members create.  I will be visiting all the about pages.  You just never know what you will learn!
Enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!