Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pink and Green

Yup, that's it!..  Nothing but pink and green today!  The theme for Tag Tuesday this week was "soft pink and green".  Hosted by Rebecca at Blog Challenge Garden, participants are welcome to use any image they please, but must stick to the colors indicated.

I must confess, this was rather convenient in a way, as I had started several tags around Easter time, in pink and green, but never did get around to finishing them. So, this was finally the fire under my "behind" to DO so!  I had the image and stamps done on them, but not the backs, and no trims, ribbons or embellishments of any kind yet...   So here's how I put my tag together...

I stickled the butterflies, and added various types of tiny floral embellishments. I green-glittered the larger leaves, added rhinestones for the larger butterfly's body, and used a green satin ribbon at the top.

I'm now using my tag as a bookmark!

After finishing that, I stumbled upon a very quick and simple craft project, HERE, that I thought was cute.. and "Oh well, WHY NOT!"  I mean, with the movie wall of fame going on above my entertainment center, wouldn't this Popcorn Box Journal be cute on the coffee table?!

But what does this have to do with pink and green, you ask?

I'm sorry!..  Why, the green bowl of popcorn, of course!  
Would you like some?

As you can see, my little notepad is coming in handy already, helping me to keep track of which project(s) I should or shouldn't start next....

Gee, while I've got the popcorn out, why don't I bring out some other goodies to serve my guests today?!  The temperatures were much cooler today, so I couldn't wait to get out my cookbooks and fire up the oven!  

Today, I made Peanut Butter Banana Bread.  You can find Bev's recipe for it HERE, on her blog, One Yarn After Another.  (I hear she's celebrating 200 followers!)  Oh, this bread smelled so good!..  But just as soon as I'd taken it out to cool on my kitchen table, and I was already popping more yummy goodness into the oven; a full mini-muffin tray of one of Dear Son's favorite snacks...  Sugar Donut Muffins!  He's been asking for them!  If you'd like to try making some yourself, you can find the recipe for them right HERE.

Looks good, doesn't it?  Try some!  
And let's have tea too!   

Yes, June's looking like a very busy month!  Here it is, nearing the end of the school year.  I remember going to bed with much on my mind last night; but I woke up this morning, got my coffee, headed to my computer..  and for some odd reason,  I just felt like starting this day differently.  I grabbed the guitar I bought back in April, 2010.  It's been quite a while since I've even had a chance to play with it.  Dear Son doesn't seem to show the interest I'd hoped he would in it, but I look forward, as Summer approaches, to at least learn more with it myself!  

I still feel a little awkward and clumsy with it so far; but at the same time, since last picking it up, months ago, I'm pleasantly surprised that I've remembered so quickly, what I thought I'd probably forgotten!...  Wait a minute.  What does this have to do with pink and green, again you may ask?

Well...  Ummm...  Er... 

Oh yeah!..  I forgot to tell you!  My good friend Kermie stopped by!   (Yeah, that's right!  He's green!)  He thought that maybe we could have a little jam session, and asked to take a turn with the guitar!  Well, sure, Kermit!  Sing! Sing a song! 

 "Caribbean Amphibian..
He likes to hop in the tropical sea.
Caribbean Amphibian..
A frog in a coconut tree!"

Oh that was awsome, Kermit!...  But now you've got to tell me.  Did I hear there's going to be a new Muppet movie coming to theaters in November this year?!  

 "Oh, yes, that's right!...  Kissy Kissy!
And moi will be there too, bien sur!
Isn't that right, mon cher Kermie?!"

My gosh!  Miss Piggy?!...  You just never know who's going to show up here, do you?!  But you DO know, of course, I'm a big fan, and I can't wait to see it!...   Hmmm...  November.  What do you think?  Just in case, maybe I'd better write it down in my popcorn journal, so I don't forget?

Special thanks to Rebecca for hosting Tag Tuesdays!
..And thanks to all for stopping by today! 


Jeannette said...

Ohh this is very pretty tag,is so soft and delicate,i love the image and the butterfly.
i have a smile on my face when i see kermit and miss pickie,your movie style makes me happy.
have a wonderfull day.

Hugs and smile jeannette

craftattack said...

Love your tag, your story, the music and the thought of peanut butter and banana bread - I'm going to grab that recipe. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your kind comments! Nice to meet you, and hope to see you again! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

Judy said...

Hi Tina! Your tag is so gorgeous. I love the image and butterflies. I loved reading your whole post too. Have a great weekend:)

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful tag.. And I had so much fun reading this post.. You are so creative..

Hugs, Linda

Lynn said...

I have that same green bowl. Had it forever! Tupperware--Lettuce keeper? Can't remember--must be 35 years old!

BelleSouth said...

Very pretty and I like your pink & green teapot too!


Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Tina, thank you for stopping by, love love love the tag and how cool that you have taken up the guitar, I think that is something my husb. might like to do one day.

Your comments were very sweet and what this new grandma needed to hear!

Have a blessed week,

Louise said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I do love my chickens but like you try to keep them contained to the kitchen. Your blog looks delightful and I'm off to have a little pootle around and read your lovely posts.
Have a nice weekend!
Louise @ Gephart836 (blogger won't let me stay signed in)

P.S. Isn't the cool off from the hot weather a relief? It was almost unbearable in my parts early this week.

Audrey Pettit said...

Totally making me smile with your post today, Tina! Such fun stuff! Love your gorgeous vintage tag. The image is so sweet and I love the detailed butterfly. And how fun is that popcorn journal? I have to laugh because I, too, have that same exact tupperware container. :) And good for you for picking up your guitar again.

Faye said...

Well, Tina, this is quite a post! Very entertaining. Your tag is so gorgeous and looks very charming with the addition rhinestones and glittery leaves. Your pink and green theme worked very well, even down to the pink Miss Piggy and the green Kermit.

Claudia said...

The tag is lovely! Have fun with your guitar, my friend.


Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Tina! Your tag is just adorable! so pretty! I think I can smell the bread from here! Yummo! I would love to have you join my first Thrifty Tablescape party. I have the party available to be linked to until June 7th. I am hoping people will start spreading the word. Have a great weekend Tina! Hugs, Diann :)

Ron Joe 'Geezer' said...

The popcorn photo is my favorite. And Miss Piggy said, AMEN!

Lisa said...

Kermit!!! Love him!! I really like the pink and green! Two of my favorite colors!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

jontina said...

Hi Tina..Just came to check out your blog and decided to stay awhile, very enjoyable reading your, as you call it, 'babbles' and your finds are really great, i love a bargain myself..
have a great day,
(Tina) :))

Tracy said...

Your tag is so pretty.
That bread looks so yummy and nicely displayed I might add :)

Diane said...

Gorgeous tag...cute post!!