Thursday, January 28, 2010


I finished, and paired the cake with a colorful card.
I think she liked it.
I didn't follow the recipe to the T, I didn't add the whipped cream.
(trying to make it healthier)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Baking!

The Teen Coordinator at the library has a Birthday tomorrow so I'm making her a
Black Forest Cheesecake
125 Best Cheesecake Recipes
By George Geary
I'll post a follow up when it's out of the oven!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

From Scratch Bread

I love King Arthur Flour!
[My dad took the pictures]
This is my first loaf I made all by myself!
The recipe is classic whole wheat. Recipe.

Sunday Baking

I ignored my homework in lue of tying out
"from scratch bread" and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Pictured with my mom's glass behind.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes 3½ dozen cookies
1¼ cup all purpose flour

1-cup whole wheat flour

½ teaspoon salt

1-teaspoon baking soda

½ cup sugar

¾ firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup softened unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces

1-teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 eggs

1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats

12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350° F.
Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.
In another large bowl, mix the sugars together at low speed.
Add pieces of butter and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each one, then mix in vanilla.
Add the flour mixture ½ cup at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Drop dough by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
Let cool a couple minutes before removing them from baking sheet.
Enjoy! (and share!)

I'll share the bread when it's done in the oven.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Cool Stuff

Yesterday I found myself in front of a computer while nursing a bloody noise. I was having a rotten day and I decided that I would make an effort to cheer myself up by looking at some of my favorite blogs. I headed over the Cup Of Joe (love her!) and was delighted to find a sweet post about Hobbit houses. I explored further and was excited to find this quaint house and its story.
They built the house with the environment in mind and I think it turned out to be very visually stunning! This is the kind of place I would love to live when I grow up.
Small and green!

Anyway, hope you have a fantabulous day!
(and an EVEN BETTER weekend!)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Catch Up

I finished two cards and a page this weekend.
I finally got around to putting it all up . . . enjoy!

This is my "Resolution" page, and the first page in my 2010 book.
I decided to make a new book for every year.
(making it easier to remember when things happened)
A birthday card
(I always need more of these)
A fun one for just about anything.

Exciting news today:
John Green, one of my favorite authors, had a son today (Henry)!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Too Busy

I haven't blogged and I'm sorry, but I've had good reason!

I was too busy making cards.
I finally found time and spent a few hours down creating cool things.
Here they are . . .

Sunday, January 10, 2010


It was a nice quite weekend.
It was a bit nippy last night when we went out to the neighbors for a birthday.
I am however disappointed that I missed the snow on Thursday,
I was too ill to enjoy the silent glitter.
Hope your weekend was filled with beautiful things!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010



Got sleep on the brain!

Nighty night, don't let the bed bugs bite!

(if they do, beat them till they're black and blue)

Monday, January 4, 2010


Today is a Happy Thought Deficient kind of day.

Friday, January 1, 2010


Good luck with resolutions and enjoy 2010!