Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday's Musings & Tuesday Tips and Techniques

Monday's Musings

What a weekend!  It was glorious fun that began early by celebrating Heather's birthday on Thursday night.  Well, it was Heather's birthday, but we actually celebrated Father's Day by going to Keith's choice of restaurant which was Joey's Italian Grille.  I had the Big Italian pizza - garlic sauce, salami, pepperoni, ham, mild pepper ings, onions, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and provolone cheese.  I ate half of a small pizza and washed it down with a Long Island Ice Tea.  I may have exceeded my dinner calorie allotment. HA! 

After Joey's, we went to Heather and Nick's for homemade strawberry shortcake (of course Heather made homemade ice cream!)  Heather also made lots of other goodies that we HAD to try - truffles and two different kinds of no-bake cookies.  In a word - YUM!

The party continued Saturday as we went to Heather's choice of restaurant which was Melt Bar and Grilled.  You may have seen previous posts about Melt - ENORMOUS specialty grilled cheese sandwiches with heaps of french fries. I had the breakfast burger - Ground steak burger, fried eggs, bacon and American cheese.  Yah - all fat free and low cal.

I picked up "handouts" along the way - a takeout menu from Joey's, a table menu featuring the specials at Melt, and assorted other goodies.  (You know how we like to pick up freebies that might be used in our journal!)  Joey's menu was my color inspiration for these pages.

Not to ignore the actual Father's Day, Heather suggested the four of us go to breakfast, so off to Perkins we went. I had an omelette with pancakes and hash browns.  Uh-huh - more low fat/low cal choices.  And then there was after breakfast dessert compliments of Heather - lemon cake with heaps of buttercream frosting.

The good news - I weighed this morning and was only up by .2 ozs.  I'm calling a victory on that front, and I have to tell you every morsel that passed my lips was a taste of Heaven.  So I didn't lose any weight last week, but I did escape the ritual of eating healthy for a couple meals and feel rejuvenated as I continue my goal to take off the next 20 pounds.  The moral of this story:  Life is short - have your cake and eat it too!


Things to do with Hand Outs and Fliers

  1. Use them for color inspiration.
  2. Use them for collage.
  3. Use them as pages in a junk journal. Gesso over all or part of the images and create more artwork on them.
  4. Put them in a box and pull one at random as a journal prompt for a new spread.
  5. Put them in a pocket on your pages (Like I did below!)




  1. Sounds like a wonderful and delicious weekend Angelia... your art journal spread is beautiful... love the color... and great ideas with the fliers...

    Jenny x

    1. Hey, Jenny! It was a GREAT and delicious weekend indeed. Thanks for taking time to comment! xoxox

  2. Isn't it amazing you could enjoy all those yummy things and gain only 2 oz! Love the journal entry you did on your food fest! Melt sounds like it would be right up my alley.

    1. It sure is, Geri! I have to confess - except for the breakfast, I divided each meal into 2 meals. I'm betting you would love Melt. If you get to these parts, I'll treat you to lunch - we'll split something YUMMY! :o)

  3. Wonderful journal pages, love all the color! :]
    Great style, techniques, and use of design... "BEAUTIFUL".
    Thank you for sharing your ideas on journaling prompts, clever, creative and inspiring.

    1. Hi, April! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave such kind and thoughtful comments. It's much appreciated and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit :o)

  4. Oh my goodness! I didn't realize I was hungry until I read this post, and then my mouth started salivating. I love experiencing wonderfully prepared food and different restaurants. Combine that with good company and it is the perfect combination.

    1. Hi, Laurie! Thanks for taking time to comment. I am a HUGE food lover and love trying new cuisines and restaurants too! Like you said, combined with good company, it IS the perfect combination! :o)


Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me! It's a pleasure sharing the creative world of art journaling with you. I love hearing from you, so comments and questions are always welcome.

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