Monthly Archives: September 2014

menu plan monday ~ september 29, 2014

It’s been a busy week. DD and I made three kinds of truffles and candy acorns for a fall themed wedding. It was fun and I am so grateful for my daughter’s help. It did put me in the mood to get started on Christmas goodies for the freezer! It’s that time of year! Before […]

truffles and acorns

Our middle daughter and I made three kinds of truffles and candy acorns as favors for the wedding of our friend Justin and his bride Dana. The wedding had a fall theme, so the truffles were dipped in orange, yellow and chocolate candy coatings. The chocolate covered one with the orange sugar crystals is a […]

cookies for the marching band

Our daughter takes part in the marching band at school. They have a competition coming up and I volunteered to make cookies for the band to take along on their trip. Last year, I got a lot of positive feedback on the Triple Chocolate Cookies I made, so I decided to make them again. I […]

pumpkin scones

While looking for ideas for Menu Plan Monday, I came across a recipe on for CopyCat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones. I made a double batch which worked very well. The recipe below is for a single batch of scones. Makes 8-12, depending on how they are cut. Pumpkin Scones Preheat oven to 400°F. Using the […]

ten influential books

There is a challenge making the rounds on Facebook. One is supposed to list ten influential books. My husband challenged me, after listing his own. Here’s the list I came up with. The Holy Bible Above all. The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis Still speaks to readers across the centuries. Pilgrim’s Progress by […]

menu plan monday ~ september 8, 2014

When DD gets home from school, all the kitties come to see her. I can go all day long without seeing any of them until school is out! Zilli, Buttercup, Zak / Buttercup is DD’s cat. She comes down to the kitchen every day about twenty minutes before school is out and waits for DD […]

nativity shadow box

I finished this little shadow box today. The tiny bottle brush tree was one I dyed last year. I added small white beads to it. The small calf and the sheep are ones I brought home from my mother’s collection of little craft items. I painted the sheep to bring it back to white. Looked […]

shadow boxes from Christmas cards

I’ve been spending the past week working on little shadow boxes made from Christmas cards. This is the first one I made. They are getting better as I work on more of them, learning some hints and helps that make the process easier than it was initially. To make a shadow box, the following items […]

menu plan monday ~ september 1, 2014

I know. I know. It’s really September 4, but with Labor Day, then DH having Wednesday off, menu planning was waylaid. I’ve been working on some craft projects, too. And I have to confess, that is more fun than taking time to write a post. True confessions…crafting is lots of fun… I am using some […]