Woot woot!!! Has it really been a WHOLE YEAR?!
I honestly wasn’t even going to write this post because…. Well, why?? Ha ha!
But, I woke up this morning and realized
I COMMITTED A WHOLE YEAR TO SOMETHING!!!
Now, I know that probably doesn’t sound like a lot to all of you. But, I’m a bit of a Dreamer. I get big ideas…. and then I realize that I have to DO SOMETHING to make them happen!
So, lets take a walk through some of Nicole’s Wall of Commitment Phobic Shame….
Wouldn’t it be a GREAT IDEA to knit presents for people??
The Bob Ross Inspiration…
About 2 years ago my man and I had a huge Bob Ross kick and binge watched the whole series “The Joy of Painting”
And, what did I think?? I CAN TOTALLY DO THAT!!!
I went out and bought my dad and I both paint brushes and a set of paints and gave him the paints and a set of brushes for his birthday along with an instructional video set thinking “we’ll have a father/daughter painting night!!”
Well, I’ve lost half the brushes (…I mean, who could paint without a fan brush?!) and, my don’t those brushes look clean!! Ha ha!
The time I thought I would make Jewellery…
Crafting stores are the Devil. I’ve come to this conclusion. They are full of pretty things that I want to buy just because I think “I could ABSOLUTELY do something with this!!” Hence this collection of beading and jewellery making paraphernalia….
I made a single pair of earrings (which I can no longer find), and a necklace for my mother (which actually turned out really nice! …but, she just moved away so I don’t have a picture!)
Then, there was my Obsession with Magic: The Gathering!
I. Love. Magic Cards….. If anyone of you don’t know what Magic: The Gathering is, it’s a strategy card game. My problem?? I love the art, I love the flavour text…. I don’t have the patience to actually sit down and play (especially when they KEEP ADDING MORE MECHANICS! JUST STOP ALREADY!)
I’m like Gimpy from Undergrads who will just Kamikaze to end a game and take himself and everyone else out…
The real issue is (at least if you were to ask my man) I can’t seem to stop buying the cards!!!
And again, that’s not all of them…..just don’t tell my man that.
So, now that you all know my secret shame. Thank you so much for being a part of my year! …Let’s celebrate with a drink!!!
My One Year Blogiversary is Best Served with a Why Not? Cocktail
This is a legitimate cocktail! I found it in one of my bartending guides that was first published in 1935. I decided to use it because this is exactly how I started my blog. I was enjoying writing reviews on Goodreads and had people starting to reach other to me there for Beta Reading and such and wanted to get into helping Indie Authors more, and hopefully into some Editing, so I thought…. WHY NOT?
- 1oz Gin
- 1oz Apricot Brandy
- 1/2oz Dry Vermouth
- a Dash of Lemon Juice
- Add ingredients to a shaker full of ice
- Shake for approximately 20 seconds until chilled
- Strain into a glass