Archives for the Month of October, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been wanting to make Kirsten’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies for ages and what better excuse then Halloween Day?  So, I give you Rose’s version of the Tollipop Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, written Kirsten style: Since it is Halloween Day, Ask The Boy if he wants to make cookies with you while The Girl […]

The Halloween Costumes

This was the first year I had two costumes to make, and knowing it would take some serious time, I started in early September.  I cannot say how happy I was to have them finished with a week to spare. I am so thrilled with how both costumes look, and I am really happy that […]

Thoughts on Mindfulness

I’ve been having a hard time being still lately.  Yes, I always have about four projects going at once, but I mean Still with a capital S.  Inner stillness. I’m rushing about always getting frustrated that I can’t Get It All Done.  I’ve been dealing with child meltdowns nearly every day after school for the […]

Toy Box

This was my toy box when I was a little girl.  My mother made it in a woodworking class when we lived in Kansas.  I was not known as a neat child by any means, and I found the toy box to be a great place to hide, rather than a great place to put […]

Organization at Last

Remember that day I went in search for shelves for my fabric stash and came home with a ton of yarn?  Well, the score somehow made my storage problem worse, not better, and I have been scouring the thrifts ever since.  Believe me, the irony of that is not lost on me. Last Thursday I […]

Medium Boiled Eggs, and Apologies to Julia Child

After watching Julie & Julia, I think everyone was making poached eggs.  I’ll admit, I even gave it a try, but the results were far too disastrous to share here.  Yes, I stirred my water vigorously. Yes, I used farm fresh local eggs.  But poached eggs and I just aren’t meant to be. So I […]

Finished Just In Time

Ahhh.  Fall has finally arrived.  Just when I thought I couldn’t take it any more, I woke up one day, and it was cool outside.  I’m sure that Fall with have many false starts, that’s just how it works down here. But for now, I am relishing it.  It’s so nice to have the house […]