Friday, January 29, 2010

Headbans How do I Love thee!

I LOVE headbands! I am Love everything that you can do with them! I love that even on your worst hair day, a headband makes it all better! I love to embellish them and make them my own.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wheat Butter Braid

This braid is quickly becoming my very favorite! Usually it's made it white bread flour, but I wanted to try it with wheat flour and, I have to say it was a great change! It takes twice as long to rise, but It's worth it!

Monday, January 25, 2010

More Love

Last week while browsing through a few of my favorite blogs, I stumbled upon a blog that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. The blog is called Tatertots and Jello. I LOVE everything about this blog! Especially the unique Valentines marble project. I could not get my x's to look the way I wanted them to, so I varied mine a little bit. This was the first project that I started and finished in the same day! I made the frame all by myself too! I think it makes a great gift, and I plan on doing them for a few more holidays this year.


This weekend was all about love in my home!
Last night I was busy making sugar cookies for a bake sale today at work. My company is hosting a bake sale to raise money for the Haiti Relief project with the American Red Cross. I felt that making heart shaped cookies was a great way to help out.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

While rearranging my pantry last night I realized I had an exceeding large amount of rolled oats. One Giant canister and four 2lb bags in fact. I also found a canister of raisins, that were sure to go unnoticed for another couple of months if I did not use them soon. So, at 10:00 an night in a freshly cleaned and kitchen I decided to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I have been sitting on a particular recipe for sometime, that I also happen to have handy. Everything was working out great! I had to make them! They were amazing!!

P.S. This was the very first time I made Oatmeal Raisin Cookies. I have decided that these little beauties are overlooked far more than they should be.

Monday, January 11, 2010

When life starts to go pear shaped and it feels as if nothing is right in the world, I take solace knowing that I can go to my kitchen and come out with something warm and comforting and whole. Cooking brings me to a world that is filled with smells, whisks, frostings, tastes, and sometimes even messes. But, I know that at the end of the recipe if I add enough sugar it always turns out sweet. Then, after my world starts to come back to me, I take myself to the crafting table and play with pretty fabrics and sparkles. It’s everything I need to feel refreshed and ready for a new day!