Wednesday, January 26, 2011


This never was the case with my family, until I found this cookie recipe!!! My non cookie eating hubby now asks for them, and the kids can't shovel them down fast enough. Let's just say that 3 remain this morning, from the 3 dozen that came out of the oven yesterday..... and Yes, I promise I fed them a healthy dinner last night too!!!!
The big "plus" for these cookies ..... they are really quick and easy to make.

So here we go - try them for yourselves and see ....

- 2/3 cup toffee chips (I use Heath bits)
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 cups buttermilk baking mix (I use Pioneer)
- 1 stick butter - softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- Mix everything together, until well combined. (You may need to get your hands dirty here)
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place an inch apart on a lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 Deg F for 10 - 12 mins.
Recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies
Thanks for visiting my little corner of Blogland .... have a wonderful day!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011


Now that we're a few months into these cold, grey skies ....... It's getting kind of tiresome!!!!
I've had a number of almost completed projects that I just haven't had the inclination to finish ..... that was until this weekend - yay, my craft mojo is back:-)

Here are some goodies I've knitted recently, both are gifts. The brown set is going to my cousin as a valentines gift .... shhh, I think I'm safe - I don't think she even knows I have this little blog. She's leaving the USA permanently in April, to persue her first real job. Where she is going, is cold ALL year round, so these should come in handy. I'm going to miss her - she's the only family we have here, and one of my best friends.
The silvery/grey neckwarmer is also a gift - it's recipient shall remain anonymous. The yarn has a shiny thread that runs through it ... so pretty. I found the yarn at Joann's at Christmas. It was one of their Holiday yarns. Now that I see how pretty it is knitted up, I wish I'd got another couple of balls ... oh well, there's always next Christmas:-)
On a proud mom note - Girl Child modelled these for me. I look at these pictures (which I love), and realise just how proud she makes me .... she's growing into a gorgeous, kind hearted young lady:-) I love you Brit!!!
Thanks for popping in, I promise the next break wont be so long ..... after all the mojo is back:-)

Thursday, January 6, 2011


HAPPY 2011!!!
I was very spoilt over Christmas, and was given one of these beauties as a gift!!!! I was beyond excited!!!

I recieved it before Christmas, but with the hussle and bustle that is Christmas, I decided I would take it out to play once things had returned to normal .... that happened to be this week:-)
I have decided that the possibilities are absolutely endless. I only have a couple of cartridges at the moment, but I'm amazed at just how much you can create with just a little. I have made some snowscape notecard sets - I thought they'd make nice last minute gifts once they were popped in a cellophane bag and tied with some gorgeous ribbon, and a matching tag.


I put a thin layer of transparent glitter glue over the snowy areas on this set. I cut the snowflakes with a small hand held paper punch I have. To add some sparkle, I glued a tiny rhinestone to the center of each snowflake.


This set just says "FUN" to me:-) All those happy little creatures frolicking in the snow .... it makes me smile!!!

I think I may settle down now with a nice mug of coffee, and make a set of garden gnome notelets .... watch this space!!!

PS - The dishwasher and washing machine are going - hmmm, the grind of daily chores:-)