A Day at the Zoo
Life

A Day at the Zoo

I love the zoo.  I mean, I REALLY love the zoo.  I always have. (My family can attest to this.)  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been.  I’ve been to quite a few across the country.  Although I’ve never been to San Diego or the one in Omaha, which I hear is pretty good.  I just Love … Continue reading

A masterpiece
Crafts / Life

A masterpiece

Ever since Lizzie got her first watercolor coloring book, she has been painting up a storm.  Then last year for her birthday she got her own watercolors and special paper for painting which has turned her into a serious artist. When we moved to Alabama, I was able to get her into a once-a-week art … Continue reading

Bread with Character
Baking / Life

Bread with Character

It’s hard to have perspective and a positive attitude when failure slaps you in the face on Monday morning. Two days later, it’s not worth going into detail about it.  As Mark Twain said, “Distance lends enchantment to the view.” It was an in-the-moment sort of failure.  I was caught off guard, struck in my Achilles heel … Continue reading

Baking Dilemmas
Baking

Baking Dilemmas

In our house, it is no secret that we love to bake. Although, I’m really not sure why.  I always fuss about the outcome:  This bread is too dry. or These cookies are too hard. or The banana bread is still gooey in the middle, but practically burnt on top. I am usually the most happy with … Continue reading