I took several blurry photos before I got this one. She wanted to wait by the door which leads to the cats AND she just kept purposely turning her face away. Finally I carried her to a chair and took this picture, and she is still looking at her precious door. A early Christmas present to one… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Three
Yes, I know I did not post for day one, and I realized that I am actually posting on day three, but I think Christmas is an excellent substitute for a post about Christmas, and I started this post on day two. Here is some of our Christmas decor: This was earlier this month. Sugarplum… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Two
Mom and quite a few other ladies have done a Christmas cookie exchange for the past two or so (?) years (I think this may be the third year?). This year I decided to participate. Mom and I both baked enough to keep batches of our own cookies, so I have 14 total bags of… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Exchange
Bread pudding. Do not judge it by the photo; it is really quite good and does not need a sauce. Mom said it tasted like fancy French toast. I tried making this for the first time Sunday and loved it so much that I wanted to make it for Thanksgiving and surprise my grandparents (it… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving and Three Recipes
I do not want to write a review of The Hollow Crown (the first play is overwhelmingly evil, and the last two are painfully wonderful; this is my mini-review), but since I mentioned The Hollow Crown previously, I feel duty compelled to give a warning as there are content issues in all (in varying intensities).… Continue reading My Birthday, The Hollow Crown, Knitting, and Etc.
Weeks and weeks ago I won a giveaway on All Things Beautiful,and I received these pencils and pencil case from Moxie Makery on etsy. I do not usually pick bright colors for myself, but I like these and this design; they are so cheery. Scribbling Project #1 I made this little blank book into my… Continue reading Of Books and Scribbles
After our morning gift giving on Christmas Day, my parents had us clear away the massive mess on the floor (we could not see much of the floor) for the “big gift.” We did so, then my mom sent me and the sister after me to our rooms. Something was brought in from outside, and… Continue reading A Christmas Surprise!
Here is the smallish Christmas gift list. The wonderful one deserves a post of its own. All my gifts are nice, but you will understand what I mean when I quit taunting and actually show the loveliest gift. Practical (okay, so the grey gloves are elegant…touchscreen gloves CAN be elegant; my littlest sister picked them… Continue reading Christmas
I held a somewhat period drama inspired tea party during my past Spring Break. It was lovely and for once all my food preparations turned out well. I had more than enough food, but that should always be the case I think. One friend brought some food, but I like I said, I had plenty,… Continue reading A Period Drama Inspired Tea
Okay, final Christmas post. Yes, I do know it is February, but I have been rather busier than usual since I have seven classes this semester. After our family Christmas we went to my grandparents…in our pajamas and robes since many of us received new pajamas. … Continue reading Christmas Part Four
I am neither a cook nor a baker, but I want to be able to serve a decent meal. I think that if I master one dish at a time it will be easier to develop a decent set of skills. When I tasted this cornbread at a friend’s, I… Continue reading Sweet Cornbread