Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Peach Scones

Tomorrow is my last day of work at the schools for the summer.

In honor of leaving Sandy I made scones for tomorrow.

I found the recipe on TasteSpotting,
like I find all of them really.

For more fun check out this recipe.
Peach cobbler for one!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I have fallen in love with Iceland.
It only took one video in the dark of the night and I was hooked.
I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
It's defiantly on my bucket list now!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Crossing Things Off the List

About a year ago I made a list.
Eating sushi was one of the things I wanted to do before I was twenty.

I didn't make the deadline but I had a great time with the girls.

It's a new favorite food!
After sushi we met up with Robbie (Katie's brother) and ate ice cream.

Lots of ice cream.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Sometimes my baking is a disaster.
I haven't blogged about these moment much,
but I'm sure there will come a day when you will see all of my wrongs.
Until then I present you with this.
One of my besties telling her side of a cake that fell to pieces when I tried to take it out of the pan.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Thank Yous and Baked Goods

It's been over a week now since closing night of Sweeny Todd
and I still don't seem to have my free time back.
I've been so busy I forgot to post my cards and treats for closing night.
Playing a little catch up here they are:

This is my favorite I think.
Sparkly but not too girly!

Oh, but then there is this one.
I love the simplicity of the card.

I liked this one so much I made two.

This card is the first hint of fall in my crafting.
The pumpkin ribbon
(it really is pumpkin in real life)
reminds me of fall harvest and rich fall colors.

On to the baking:

These are lemon cupcakes with a lemon buttercream frosting.
Per Jess' request.
They were amazing and a definite do again.
I got the recipe here, via tastespotting.

These are specially packaged thank yous for people I didn't make cards for.
When I say I have no time I really mean it.
I made literally five cards this go around.
I felt bad because this year there were so many wonderful people who helped out
and I didn't make enough cards for everyone.

This is a strawberry white chocolate chip cake from The Cake Keepers Cake.
It is so moist and yummy it was hard to simply give it up.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Good Ol' Wisconsin Tavern

This friday my parents took my sister and I out to eat.
A Wisconsin Friday fish fry.

If you have ever been in Wisconsin on a Friday
and not gone out for fish
you missed an opportunity of a life time
and you simply must come back to give it a try.
On the same line of thinking . . .
Squeaky cheese curds
-direct from the dairy!-
are also a big must for this area.

My parents wanted to try out a new place just around the corner.
We walked in and were met by Packer paraphernalia all over,
in and amongst the deer heads.
We sat down and and ordered.
There was beer on tap
and the bar was the most prominent aspect of the place.
Everyone was friendly
and I could have talked to anyone,
staff or patrons,
about whatever for quite sometime.
It is Wisconsin.

Today I was listening to a Joy the Baker Podcast.
(One of my new favorites!)
And they were talking about red flags.
The tavern we ate at qualified for just about everyone.
But it, and places like it, still have a place in my heart.
Maybe it's because I'm still young
and therefore I'm still up for the adventure
rather than ensuring an excellent experience every meal.

Whatever the case,
I love me some back country taverns.

Thanks for letting me share.

Also-I'm not saying their advice isn't sound.
It is.
Don't go to places with ten page menus,
that't too much.
But I encourage you to adventure.
Cause that's what life is all about.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Milwaukee Monday

Monday was an adventure day.
I picked Emily up in Waupaca and made the trek to Milwaukee
(with a quick stop for Jess on the way)

We ended up in the Milwaukee county zoo,
with the elephants.
 (Brittany is in back and Lucy in the foreground)
 The giraffe-who really likes the wall,
and the large cats.
This jaguar was not happy with the tiger below.
It was pretty interesting . . .
the tiger and jaguar were roaring,
and getting closer.
All while the lion around the corner watched with disinterest.

We had a fabulous time!
 Then we hit up the butterfly house!
 Jess got one to land on her finger.
 I got one to land on my knee.
 It was really peaceful to sit with the humidifiers and the light beating wings.
The bright flowers, and blurred colors fling by.
I recommend a greenhouse full of butterflies to anyone who is in need of a vacation.

After getting out of the zoo
and finding a Walmart for all of our grilling needs
we made it to Miller Park.
To tailgate of coarse!

 While we missed the first pitch,
and Cincinnati's first two points,
we had great seats,
and a wonderful time!
 The Brewers won too!
 All together a great day and I can't wait until my next adventure!

 Until then, thanks for reading.