Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Cookbook has a new name and link..

Country Dreams & Creations Kitchen . The new link is:


I hope it doesn't cause you too many problems since I changed it.

I'm going to be adding a lot more categories and recipes starting tomorrow. I want to get the cookbook finished up a.s.a.p. so I can go on to a couple other projects I have started too. I guess you could say I'm on a mission to tie up a lot of loose ends.

I have a "lot" of family pictures I want to scan into my computer so I can pass all of the originals onto my cousin to give to her kids. I have no one to pass anything onto so I want to make sure she has the family pictures, recipes and heirlooms, what few of them there is. She has 10 kids so there is plenty of them to share the pictures etc.. I'm not sick or anything just want things taken care of ahead of time so I can sit back and not worry about little things.

It got a little on the chilly side today. It's 43* right now , I just heard the furnace come on. It was getting a little chilly in here.

It's late and I'm tired so I'm going to call it a night.

Hugs and Blessings my friends,

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Candles, Cocoa, and Cappuccino.....

a few of the things that have been taking up my time lately.

We gathered up all of the candles we had around here, which was quite a few more than I thought we had (lol). We sorted out the ones that were new and a few others that weren't too burned down. The rest are being broken up into pieces and being melted down to make new candles. I've already filled 10 containers with our "new" candles and still have a lot of wax left to use up. I may have to visit a thrift shop or 2 for more containers. I seem to be running out of them ;) .

I made a double batch of hot cocoa mix and one of cappuccino on Saturday. It's getting to be the time of year I really enjoy hot chocolate, especially hazelnut hot delicious... I like french vanilla and peppermint hot cocoa too. The cappuccino mix was for Kevin he really likes that. The recipes for both are posted on my cookbook blog under Beverages. I always double the cocoa, since we both drink it . The cappuccino makes a large amount and Kevin has that all to himself.

The sewing bug is hitting me big time and I see new clothes is my future...
I have been sorting through my patterns and have found a couple that I can adjust the size to fit me. ..pants, tops, jackets, t-shirts, nightshirts and maybe even a dress or 2 or 3... I made a pattern for t-shirts for Kevin so he will be getting some new clothes too.

I sorted out all of my embroidery supplies and have them all in one place now too, so I will be working on those projects in the evenings.

I have been working hard to finish up all of the loose end projects that had to be done around the apartment, now I feel like I can do the things I want to do without feeling guilty.

It's getting late so I'm going to call it a night.
See you all soon,

Hugs and Blessings my friends,

Another Year Older........

Yep, today was my birthday., just another day, another year... It was a good day though, although kind of bittersweet for me. Today is also my great-grandmothers death anniversary, 35 years ago today she left us. She had always made her home with us, so she was like a second mother. I learned to bake, preserve and a lot of the old ways of doing things from her. Rest in Peace "Mom",(as she was know to everyone).

My aunt & uncle (daddy's sister & husband) came down from Dayton today for a visit. It was good to see them, it's been awhile. It is always nice to see family. I wish I lived closer to what little family I have. Maybe someday.....

Blessings and hugs,