Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's Official

We just finished the weekend and today would normally be a school day but we are home. It is 10:24 am and I am still in pajamas. It's official! Spring Break has begun.

Clouds popped up yesterday. They said we would have thunderstorms, but looks more like dust to me. Boo! Oh well! I am safe and sound inside happily crafting and cooking the day away! And a cloudy, dreary days calls for soup!

I am all about quick and easy. Drizzle olive oil in a pot and saute 2 chopped onions, 2 cloves of garlic and one chopped bell pepper. Add 2 cans of chopped tomatoes, 4 cups of vege stock and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes. Let cool a bit, then blend in batches using your handy dandy blender. Add back to your pot then add 2 cans of cannelini beans and heat through. You may need to add s&p to taste. Serve with crusty bread. I used farmhouse bread spread with a bit of olive oil, garlic salt, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and a dash of Italian Seasoning. Yum!

Inspired by a gift I received from Jan at A Journey, I altered a couple of small, inexpensive notebooks. Today I will be meeting my friend, Leslie, so one of these will be gifted to her.

More matchbox makeovers and another Sugar Spun Doily on the hook. Love this eggplant color.

I also made a lazy day cobbler yesterday.
The perfect treat to end a lovely day! Hope all is well in your little corner of the world. Wishing you health and happiness. Friendship blessings, Tammy


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Enjoy your spring break, crafting and having some time off.
The cobbler and soup look delicious.

Sending hugs from NZ

podso said...

My husband brought me Rooibos tea from South Africa where it was a standard every day at breakfast. It is different but I enjoy it and found some here in an international shop. I love your little matchboxes all dressed up, and the soup looks delicious and healthy! Enjoy your week at home!

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy! Those matchboxes with the bit of doily are so sweet, and the soup recipe sounds delish! We start spring break tomorrow and staying in p.j.s and crafting sounds perfect :) xoxo

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Hi Tammy,
Isn't Spring Break the best? No morning battles, no lunches to fix, no homework. Just fun! Your soup sounds delish & easy. I just printed it out. Love your projects too. Take care & have an awesome week!
Yes, the sky looks kinda wierd in the photo, like smoke.

Melissa said...

You can tell by your post that you have a little bounce in your step now that you're on spring break. Wish I could of joined you for some soup and cobbler. It looked yummo! Love your mini projects and that color yarn is lovely. Enjoy your day with Leslie. She's gonna love her specially made gifts.
I wrote on the previous post the other day but forgot to log in to my account. Then I got distracted and just totally forgot that I wrote. I seriously need a brain scan. Enjoy your break.

A Vintage Chic said...

OOoh! Safe, sound & crafting on a gloomy day is just about my favorite thing, Tammy! Happy Spring Break, too--can't wait for ours--a couple of weeks off, yet.

That soup looks delicious...I'll have to give it a try...thanks for sharing your recipe!

Love all your crafts--you've certainly been busy!

Wishing you many such days as this during the break--enjoy every second with your sweet boys, my friend!


Diane said...

Busy hands Tammy. You get SO much done, you're an inspiration. I love that color, too. It's fun working with a color you lover, isn't it, it's just a joy to watch it unfold. Have a great Sunday. Blessings, Diane

Elaine said...

Enjoy your spring break....It is sspring break for the kids here also.. Getting much needed rain today.
Jeremy turned 21 yesterday.

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...So happy for you that it's spring break! Isn't wonderful to be blessedly home and doing what you WANT to do?

Love all your visits and comments to my blog.

Hope your Sunday is super! Hugs to you! Susan

nanny said...

Hi Tammy,
Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving kind wishes...
I am so happy to find another good blog to add to my list of daily reads. You have quite a list and I will have to check them out as I have time.
I love your positive attitude and know I will love reading what's going on in your corner of the world.
The soup recipe sounds wonderful.
Have a good spring break.

Kimmie said...

It looks like a cozy start to cozy week!

glor said...

Glad that you are safely tucked insided. What do you do if you get caught away from home in a dust storm. Do they last long. Enjoy your spring break and your crafting and cooking ... looks so good, you're making me hungry. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

YEA for Spring Break!! It looks like you totally enjoyed your first day off. Food while in pajamas. It does not get much better than that. Hope you enjoyed your day with Leslie. Looking foward to hearing what "no schedule Monday" is like...

Love ya,

Daydream Living said...

Yep Tammy, all is well in our little corner here, enjoy your break! Maureen x

by Teresa said...

Hi Tammy, I love having you visit my blog and leave a nice comment! Your soup and cobbler look so yummy. My mom was famous for her cobblers and pies. Sure do miss her.

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

I want to have lunch and desert at your house!! Everything looks and sounds yummy!!!
What a fun day to stay home and cook and craft. My kind of a day!!! Also love your little matchboxes, those are darlig!!!

Cozy Little House said...

I don't know how you manage to get soo much done! Must be your youth. I had that much energy once myself!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea, for spring break!

I can't say which is my favorite... that eggplant doily you have started or that cobbler!!

Enjoy your break!

A Cottage Muse said...

I usually make soup too on a dreary day too! Now I have to add that cobbler to the menu as well!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh your soup and cobbler looks so delicious, makes me HUNGRY!! and the eggplant color, aubergine is wonderful.. and thanks for 3dog nite! xx's

vicki said...

Oh Tammy- I am such a soup lover- your recipe is fabulous. I made this yesterday and it is delightful! The cobbler looks wonderful- ahh- not on my diet sadly.

Love the matchbooks- you are amazing!

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

You are one busy bee. The soup sounds and looks delicious and your mini-crochet work on the matchboxes and note books is adorable. The new doily indeed has a becoming color... Enjoy!

Lots of love,


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Tammy,
Oh, I am so happy for your vacation time! And you seem to do things with so much are SUCH an inspiration!!!

Autumn said...

What beautiful creations! Love your matchbooks and crocheted bracelets. :)

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