Crafty Thursday Obsessions {#30}

Welcome to another Crafty Thursday Obsessions! I'm so glad you are here to share your crafty obsessions.

I've got the beach on the brain and this week I shared these crochet anchors (here) 









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Sand Dollar Sugar Cookies

Crafts often inspire snacks. Yesterday's crochet anchors led to today's sugar cookie sand dollars. I'm trying to get the kids excited about our upcoming trip.  




Sugar cookie dough topped with slivered almonds to make them look like sugar cookies. And while I almost always make my own sugar cookie dough, the refrigerated slice and bake dough was on sale at the grocery store. Slice, top with almonds, bake, and eat. And the kids got to help place the almonds. Doesn't get any easier. 




The cookies were perfect to eat while playing some games. During our most recent camping trip to Big Bend National Park we taught Littlest Brother how to play Uno. He knows his colors and his numbers so it is a game where can play (mostly) by himself.




The hardest time he has is trying to hold all the cards in his hand at the same time.




This was Littles Brother legitimately winning a game against Youngest Twin. (His older brother wasn't nearly as excited as he was.) 




What games do you and your kids like to play?

{Crochet} Anchors Away



We've got a trip to the beach planned before the summer is over and I've got all things nautical on the brain.

These crochet anchors were really quick to make up and add a fun touch of summer decor.




I made two anchors in each color from this pattern and then I stitched them together to make them a little more substantial.

I'm planning to attach fun anchor quotes to each one and give mine to some friends

But I'm pretty sure they could be used for all kinds of things! Stringing several together for a summer bunting. Adding them to other craft projects, like a summer wreath. I even imagine wearing one as a brooch!

My Little Black Dress

#ownyourmoment #projectgravitas #gravitas #lbd


I am generally not a dress wearer. Skirts? Yes. Love them. Dresses? Not so much. Mainly because I find it very difficult to wear one that fits me well. It has honestly been years since I have even owned a quintessential little black dress. Not any more!


#ownyourmoment #projectgravitas #gravitas #lbd


#ownyourmoment #projectgravitas #gravitas #lbd


#ownyourmoment #projectgravitas #gravitas #lbd


#ownyourmoment #projectgravitas #gravitas #lbd


Now to find some fun events so I can wear my new little black dress. Also, my hose are pretty fun. With a leafy design running up the back. I always recommend fun tights when dressing up. 

Sisters and sushi night at P.F. Chang's

Thank you P.F. Chang’s for sponsoring today’s discussion and for the tasty sisters night!




My sister Lauren and I (sadly my baby sister couldn't make it) headed to P.F. Chang's in downtown Fort Worth last night to share some laughs and food.

It's quite possible that we didn't order enough food (but probably not).




In an effort to try as many different items as possible we headed straight for the new small plates and sushi menu. It definitely worked.




We ended up with six different plates of food to try. But some of our small plates essentially doubled as an appetizer, like the Edamame Hummus.

Almost everything else (the Saigon Summer Rolls, Tempura Shrimp Hand Rolls, California Rolls, and Jicama Pork Tacos) had at least two of the item on the plate so it was easy to share.

Thankfully we weren't in a hurry. Laughing while eating too much food takes a while.




Of course there were fortune cookies to end the night (I made sure to grab a chocolate fortune cookie, because chocolate!)




And there were plenty of leftovers for me to take home.




I'm thinking another trip to P.F.Chang's, this time with my spouse, will be happening in the near future.

Every Wednesday at P.F. Chang's, starting July 23rd, you can  experience their new wine flights, perfectly paired with our small plates and sushi, starting at $25 


This post is sponsored by P.F. Chang’s, but my opinions are all my own.