Friday, October 29, 2010

My favorite doll yet.


Sorry for the random picture placement. I couldn't get the blog working correctly today. But I had to share this beautiful little gal. She is just 8.5 inches and I am so in love with her. She's in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A Prayer

It's been quite a week. Feeling a little worn and weary. Not a whole lot to share. So, I will share this, one of my Mother's favorite prayers. 

Watch, O Lord, 
those who wake or watch or weep tonight, 
and give your angels and saints charge over those who sleep. 
Tend your sick ones, 
O Lord Christ. 
Rest your weary ones, 
bless your dying ones, 
soothe your suffering ones, 
shield your joyous ones, 
and all for your love's sake. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

A Season of Questions.

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
            Rainer Maria Rilke ‘Letters to a Young Poet’ (1934)

The wind out side the window makes the trees shake so their leaves and acorns fall so abundantly is nearly sounds like rain.  I smile and sigh and resolve to live and love this season of my adventure, questions and all.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cinnamon Puffs

I love breakfast for dinner. It is one of my favorite things. Possibly becuase I have this mild obsession with serving both sweet and savor at the same meal/ in the same dish. Just ask my husband about the Pineapple Summer of '08. But I think it's more than that. In the cooler months I love the hearty, soothing comfort of it. The smells of egg, and breakfast meat, and bread foods cook and baking. It doesn't matter of it's breakfast casserole or bacon and eggs, breakfast for dinner feeds my soul.

In my mind breakfast isn't really completely unless it includes some type of bread product. Some times we just do toast, other times we get a little more creative and do pancake, chocolate/coconut waffles, or (Closer to Christmas) S'more waffles. But my truly favorite of all breakfast food items is the Cinnamon Puff. I recently saw an episode of Food Network's show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, where they described a food item very similar. However we have been making Cinnamon Puffs in my family since I was a little girl, so I am pretty sure this is not a knock off recipe.

Cinnamon Puffs

½ cup shortening
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cup flour
1 ½ teasp. baking powder
½ teasp salt
¼  teasp. nutmeg
½ cup milk
(Optional add ins: Almond extract, cinnamon, cloves)
Cream sugar and egg. Stir in dry ingredients alternately w/milk.  Put in greased muffin pans.  Bake 350 degrees 20-25 minutes

1 ½ cup sugar
1 teasp. cinnamon
½ cup melted butter
Dip muffin in melted butter and roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

 ** I personally like my muffins baked till they are just cooked, becuase of this the bottoms do not come out very brown. That being said I prefer to brush my muffins with butter rather than dip them. I find if I dip they become to saturated and start falling a part. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Thumbelina Doll

Ok so this is what I have done the past two days while I should have been cleaning. She is a 4 inch Thumbelina doll. Isn't she precious? Not sure what I love more her hair or the itty bitty tights! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

New Giveaway Winner

Ok so I still can't figure out how to get that number generator thing to post right. But I had to re-draw since our last winner never got back to me. New winner is ....
Deb said...
Congratulations on doing so well! Deb I will be e-mailing you. You have two days to respond.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Itty Bitty Pocket Gnomies

Autumn is most definitely here! And to celebrate these sweet little Pocket Gnomies came to visit. 

The girls were sick this morning so we didn't make it to church. So while we sat at home resting up I worked on these amazing little cuties. They are all now in my etsy shop. I think they are so sweet!

Friday, October 1, 2010

And the winner is!!!!!

KJ Dollylove said...
Awesome! Well done you, gorgeous creations :) KJ I will e-mail you with the gift card code. If you have two days to respond to the e-mail and let me know you got it. If I don't hear from you I will pick another winner. For those of you who didn't win I am offering free shipping. Just send me an e-mail if you want the code.