Thursday, October 30, 2014


i'm getting the hang of this!
i am honing my skills until it is time for me to once again tackle mittens.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

tasty tuesday.... chocolate chip cookie bars

i'm a bit behind.
with all the chaos that has been october my baking has taken a bit of a back burner.

usually mondays are a guaranteed baking day....
not so much lately.


i am going to make these today when i get home from work.

no pictures today...  except in my mind as i imagine eating them


1 large egg
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cups flour
pinch salt

chocolate chips to top... you decide how many ;)


mix egg, sugars, oil vanilla

add remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated but don't over mix

turn into pan and smooth into corners

sprinkle with chocolate chips

bake @ 350 for 18-20 minutes

my favorite way to enjoy these is warm with ice cream on top!


and if i remember maybe i will take pics and update this post... no guarantees though.
might be too busy eating.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Woohoo! A finished knitting project!!

i knitted myself a pair of slippers!!!
i was beyond excited to finish.... once i figured out how to cast off.
that shows how often i actually finish a knitting project. ha!
i am a pro at starting them....
generally i then get part way done and lose interest and rip it all out and crochet something with the yarn.
not this time.
hugo was jealous of my new slippers so i had to make him a pair too. his are crocheted because he was not patient enough to wait for a knitted pair. but we kind of match :)
and he wouldn't stand for a picture of my slippers alone so his are front and center.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

My favorite things

this is actually a double whammy i realize...

i LOVE these little antique cups.
my mom scored me a full set of them when she happened to see them at a second hand shop.

and also i have a secret slipper love. knitted, crocheted, you name it.... slippers make me so happy!