Thursday, March 25, 2010

Roses on my Table

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~ Emma Goldman
What a perfect statement for this table.

Made from black walnut wood that is quite old. Hubby planed it down and made this gorgeous rustic black walnut table for our kitchen. Can you feel the love?
Now on the look out for chairs. I think I will look at thrift stores and yard sales this summer. I think the eclectic look will do for this table. What do you think about 4 different chairs? Too much??? We will see. Previous kitchen chairs will be painted all black. The table top is going to get a new color of stain and also paint the table sides and legs black. Its new home will be in our basement. Not in a hurry for that project quite yet.
Aren't these the sweetest Easter Ornaments???
Surprise gift in the mail from Mary. I don't even want to take them out of their cute packaging.
Don't you just love surprises and Mary is so good at it!

Happy Spring

Sunday, March 21, 2010

I am not ahead...I am behind

Elizabeth at Creative Breathing had a garland along.

She posted a tutorial last summer on her blog. I started right away. I had 75% done.

The project came to a halt.
I vowed it would not be an unfinished project.
Although it looks like I'm ahead for next Christmas, I am so behind.
It took 10 months to finish this garland. It didn't take me that much time to make it.
It just took me that much time to commit to finish it.
Hooray for finished projects,

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I know why the caged Bluebird sings

Pretty Pom Pom Bluebirds perched upon my newly finished shabby chic dining chair.

3 Little Birdies perched on a chair, One little birdie slipped & fell flew away...2 Little Birdies perched on a chair.

Tweet Tweet Tweet..signs of Spring are everywhere. You can find these sweet birds listed here.

Happy Spring,

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pom Pom Easter Bunny Ornament in Miniature

Felted Easter egg ornaments----pretty in lavender and sequins.
Easter is on its way.

Bunnies are so adorable and their glitter eggs look like gumdrop jelly beans!

They also have a cute pink bunny tail-which is not shown here.

Only one set available in both. In my shop here
Or my shop here

Spring's a'coming...hop hop hop

Compost Cookies

Ummmm...okay I tried them. They sell for $1.85 a cookie at Momofuku and they are all the rage.
See the coffee grounds-they look like poppy seeds. You can see the pretzels but the potato chips are incognito. Chocolate and butterscotch chips together=Yum.
I refrigerated my dough so the cookies would not spread out.
Love my Pyrex bowl-it is from the 80's and it is the first set that I used in my own place w/hubby.
Isn't my gingerbread man spatula the cutest? A gift from the gals at work. They know how much I like my sweets;)
Over all pretty tasty. Although I do not like finding coffee grounds in my teeth minutes later. Next time I will make recipe without the used coffee grounds.
Hee Hee hubby seems to like them. Candid shots are the best-don't you agree?

Got my recipe here:
Eat My Charlotte
I did not put Fritos in mine. I just added more potato chips and pretzels to equal a total of 1 3/4 cups. Be adventurous.

Copycat Momofuku Compost Cookies (Adapted from Oatmeal CookieBlog)


1 1/2 sticks butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons dry, used coffee grounds

Wet Ingredients

1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla

Dry Ingredients

1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
3/4 cup roughly crushed potato chips
1/2 cup roughly crushed pretzels
1/2 cup roughly crushed Fritos
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350º.
2. In your Kitchen Aid or a large mixing bowl, cream together the creamables.
3. In a small bowl, combine the wet ingredients and whisk together until smooth.
4. Add the combined wet ingredients to the creamables. Mix together until well incorporated.
5. In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients. Using a spatula, fold together until evenly distributed.
6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the combined creamables and wet ingredients. Mix until evenly combined. (*Optional: Chill dough for 2 hrs or overnight.)
7. Shape dough into balls–about 2 tablespoons each.
8. Place dough balls about 2 inches apart on Silpat- or parchment paper-lined cookie sheets.
9. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let stand for 2 minutes. Then place cookies on wire racks

OOPS..I just re-read the recipe and I didn't add the baking soda to my cookie dough. Mine turned out fine without it. They are mounded perfectly.

Let me know if you try them,