I'll admit this week Fay left me feeling lazy, and just sort of blah, so I didn't do any writing, I didn't do any scrapbooking, I did a lot of sitting, reading, napping and watching TV. Not particularly productive I know. But the one thing I did do was make a new recipe. I made Giada DeLaurentiis Fettuccine Alfredo. Oddly I had never made Alfredo before and it seemed like the perfect comfort food for the dreary weather. You can find the recipe here or in Giada's Everyday Italian cookbook. The cookbook version makes a smaller portion and this doesn't reheat real well so next time I would be sure to make just enough for one meal. When fresh this was absolutely delicious, reheated this was way to greasy. I felt really motivated to start the new recipe thing after announcing it here so I hope that continues and hopefully it will inspire me to get working on all my other goals as well.
This week I also received the Elsie Flannigan Recipe Box I ordered last week. I went through each card and found that I was inspired to create. She gave me such brilliant ideas on topics to scrapbook, techniques to try and photos I should try to take. I hope it's the boost I need to get me back in the craft room and working. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with ideas and I certainly have a ridiculous amount of photos to work with I have to think of a good system to streamline my process a little bit. The one thing that has helped me is that I stopped scrapping in chronological order I just work on what I feel inspired by at a given time, or by a story I want to tell or by a person I want to focus on. I will share photos in a separate post.