Wednesday was Pickles's and Father's birthday. We celebrated Thursday night because Wednesday we had Vespers. I made a slightly different cake this time. I used the Better Homes and Gardens yellow cake recipe (old standby) and sprinkled chocolate chips in each of the three pans before baking. The frosting was just a regular buttercream frosting … Continue reading Cookies and Cream Cake
Tuesday we went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner to celebrate Father's and Pickles' birthdays (courtesy of my brother and his wife who gave us gift cards for Christmas - thank you!). We sat outside, the weather being quite unseasonal (even for Houston) and the little girls were entertained by watching the trolly make regular … Continue reading Tuesday outing
A bruised reed He will not break... [Isaiah 42:3] We spent 7 hours Friday working on the new church and hall buildings. They needed to be prepared for painting which was actually quite a large task. The floors also had to be prepped for replacement tile in the hall and new flooring in the church. … Continue reading A Bruised Reed
[regular blog post at the bottom below the Yarn Along post] So these are some of my recent projects. All of these went into the shop (except that last in-progress photo) but only the miniatures are left. I do like making things people enjoy! Of course, if it's not enjoyable for me then it's hard … Continue reading Yarn Along for August
A beautiful morning today! And 19 years ago on a similar, sunny, spring morning we became parents.
I set out some candy from me and from Grandmother last night. When Mittens saw her heart opened this morning she said, "*gasp* CHOCKIT!!!" Hahaha. I didn't make valentines this year. Yes, shame on me. I guess I was just too busy and knew the youngest two would get more out of it starting next … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
Floppy herself is not vintage, of course, being only newly sixteen! However, since she loves all things vintage we went antiquing for her birthday and kept to the theme for her party. Many years!
Flopsy wanted to go antiquing for her 16th birthday, so that's what we did. First we hit up a nearby antique mall... Then we went to a vintage store specializing in painted furniture and vintage clothes (and various and sundry other things)... And here are some of the finds: