A couple things: The number one sweet deal was Netflix. We have successfully stayed away from Netflix through the years. But when you live out in the country and just need a movie, and you are sick, not able to drive to town to rent one (too much gas anyway!), Netflix starts to look pretty promising. And throw in a month's free trial?
I spent the next two days watching every episode of DC Cupcakes. I have never watched the show on TV, I don't even know what channel it comes on or if we even receive it. But I sure loved watching every show. It was the perfect prescription for a sick girl, me! The sisters interaction was fun to watch, as were all their creative cupcakes creations.
The following Tuesday I was so excited when our daughter and family said they were coming over. Someone to make cupcakes for---yippee! I whipped up a batch of white chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate whipped icing. To. Die. For. I had been researching how to make yummy cupcakes using a store bought cake mix, and was successful. My mistake: I sent the ones we didn't eat back home with them, so that I wouldn't be tempted to eat them. I was sick with the realization that I just made the best tasting cupcakes in my entire life and didn't keep any for us! Oh well, Melissa and family enjoyed them.
The second thing I did while sick was to put together a sort of craft box. When I was in first grade I had whopping cough (yes, I really did, not a fun disease). I missed about a month (or more) of school but my sweet mother was creative in keeping me busy. I remember the Brand New Tablet she brought home one day. The pages were multi-colored, so clean and new. I may have had one pencil and a few crayons, but I was in heaven: a new tablet! So when I'm sick on the couch for a few days I make up a "sick girl" box for myself, filling it with pretty paper scraps, glue and scissors.
With the paper scraps, stamps and pink paint chips (I use a lot of PINK in my sign painting business) I made "thank you" notes for all the lovely Christmas gifts I received. I used a dragonfly paper punch and punched a row of dragonflies (fly, flies?), gluing them onto fold brown Kraft paper scraps, cut to fit envelopes. I used white stamping ink to stamp the "THANK YOU", as the white pops off the brown paper. I called this my "Ombre Thank You Notes" and posted it to Instgram and Pinterest, attracting some attention! Which is always fun. After this note tag was posted I had about 35 new followers to my Pinterest "Paper Love" board.
Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Heidi