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 (i use a square pan)

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.

well i managed to take one picture.... of them before they went in the oven...
after they came out i was too busy trying to keep hugo out of them until they cooled enough to cut.
and then we ate them.

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!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

tasty tuesday.... Beets!

no recipe today.... but what is your favorite recipe for beets?

i just cooked and froze a big pot of these guys.... candycane beets... they're not striped once you cook them apparently. but still super delicious!
so far i have eaten them plain... but i'd love to find some super awesome recipes for them!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


lots of boot cuffs have been hooked this last little while.... they're a great project to use up little bits of yarn left from other projects...

holy hell though i stress when i get close to the end!!!
take this pair.... i barely had enough and i think i was close to a mental breakdown as i got closer and closer to the tail end of the yarn.

but happy ending for this pair.

not so much for the two not finished pairs sitting on the shelf that i have to rip out and figure out a different plan of attack.... 
win some, lose some

these cozy boot cuffs are available through my facebook page
for $15 a pair for this style