This past week I was "out of the office," my home that is, and you can imagine how painful it is for me to say that I was out for vacation in Sarasota, Florida! My loving husband let me pack my bags and head south with my Dad, brother, his girlfriend, and my grandparents while he stayed and worked. (How amazing is that man!!!)
There comes a point where you have been doing too many projects at a time and sometimes that makes you want to rush to the end! This is the point where you need to take a break, trust me! I've been in this situation (like last week). You’re rushing to finish a project and when it's done you get that heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach because you know it could have been better if you would have just had PATIENCE!!!! Who loves to hear the word,Patience, when it’s about you... NO ONE! So it is nice to say that last week my hands got darker because I got some sun and not because my hands were full of stain, I am well rested, and had lots of beautiful scenery to be inspired by! Not only was the scenery amazing and there are no complaints about setting up work on the beach, but I also had some time to Shop! My dad and I ran across a new store Arhaus Furniture (new to us that is) and immediately knew we had a problem! We hadn’t brought a trailer hooked to the back of our car! We were in love with everything. We walked around the store gawking at just about every item and looking like crazies taking pictures. After talking to the Interior Specialist, Maya, who was amazing!!! We found out that the picture taking was pretty normal. She told us a story where a woman kept going from couch to couch having someone take her picture... turns out she needed a great head shot for her website! I think I could have closed my eyes pointed to items had them pack them up and brought them home and I would have been happy with it all!
Aren't the items in these pictures amazing!!! I guess the point of this blog is to encourage everyone to take a second and find something that inspires them. You don't have to plan a fancy vacation to find inspiration it can be all around you. So make the time to do so and remember your projects are suppose to be fun... so don't loose that! Well I better log off so I can get back to my projects too!
P.S. Our next Vlog Post will be posted this Friday! Watch my bathroom go from drab to fab!
Happy Sunday to you all!
We are planning on starting a new Sunday routine at SweetPs. We will post a dessert recipe along with some inspiration for your upcoming week! I mean come on, routines that involve dessert are the best kinds of routines…
Are you a routine kind of person?
Morning routines…bedtime rituals…holiday traditions…?
It seems that sometimes we go through the motions without even realizing what we are doing.
I guess I took my routines for granted…until I got married.
I realized very quickly that I could set the clock by Mr. Cody Pauls’ routines.
Example…Going to bed:
Check the doors.
Get a glass of water.
Sometimes he can be 89% asleep and still manage to do all of those things quickly and successfully.
So what does this have to do with dessert, you ask?
Well, I was fortunate enough to be blessed into a family that also has strong routines and traditions.
Every Sunday we are invited over to his parents or grandparents for lunch. We get to spend time together talking, eating, and catching up on our week with one another. I’ve never lived particularly close to any of my immediate family so this time spent together is a true blessing to me. So being the creature of habit that my lovely husband is, while everyone is clearing plates from our meal, here comes the inevitable question that he never fails to ask…“so what’s the dessert situation look like today?”
Every Sunday. Never fails.
So every Sunday, Carol or Teresa will chuckle and head to the kitchen to bring out their latest sweet concoction. And let me tell ya, they never disappoint.
One of my favorites is today’s recipe! Chocolate Éclair Pie!
No Bake Chocolate Éclair Pie
1 box honey graham crackers
2 – 3 oz. packages instant French vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 – 8 oz. package Cool Whip
Chocolate icing –
2 square unsweetened chocolate
6 tablespoons margarine
2 tablespoons white corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
Melt chocolate and margarine together over low heat. Remove from burner and add corn syrup, vanilla, powdered sugar and milk, and whisk until thoroughly combined. Set aside to cool.
Combine pudding mix with milk. When pudding mix is dissolved, fold in Cool Whip. Place a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a 9x13 pan and add half the pudding mixture. Follow with another layer of graham crackers and the other half of the pudding mixture. Top dessert with final layer of graham crackers and pour on chocolate icing. Let refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
Try the dessert out if you get a chance and let us know what you think! We hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, whatever your 4th of July traditions may have included. Maybe as we head into the upcoming week we can all take a step back to appreciate the routines and "ins-&-outs" of each passing day! Oh, and don't forget that today is the last day to get 10% off all Sweet P's purchases at our Etsy store with the promo code FREEDOM4.
"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."
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