Thanksgiving Pies

My Thanksgiving contributions to my in-laws celebration this year were in the form of two gluten-free pies.  If you’d rather have a gluten crust, read a previous post on the perfect pie crust.  Both the pumpkin pie and the pecan pie were made using the Williams-Sonoma gluten-free pie crust mix.  The maple vanilla real whippedContinue reading “Thanksgiving Pies”

Cranberry-Orange Cinnamon Rolls

We recently celebrated my dad’s birthday and I was instructed not to make anything for after his birthday dinner and he instead picked out cupcakes from The Bake Shoppe.  Everyone was pleased at this choice.  The morning after his birthday, my parents hosted a brunch at their house for the whole family and a familyContinue reading “Cranberry-Orange Cinnamon Rolls”

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

I can easily say that these are my favorite cookies of all time.  My grandmother always used to make a tin of these and keep them around for me during the holidays.  I can’t even tell you how many I would eat in a sitting – enough to get my daily dose of iron, IContinue reading “Big Soft Ginger Cookies”

Sewn Paper Cards – Playing Card & North Carolina Theme

I’ve been working on more sewn paper cards this week.  I added in some scrap booking paper, but I am still using old books and the interior print from envelopes – the blue North Carolina came from our old credit union’s mailed statements.  That is one problem with being into collage – you save tooContinue reading “Sewn Paper Cards – Playing Card & North Carolina Theme”

Golf Baby Art

Whew!  It’s been a while since I completed an artwork that wasn’t a demonstration artwork for my classroom.  This piece was created for friends who had their baby back in August.  I know, I am behind, right?  Mom and dad both like retro themes and golf – so there you have the theme.  You canContinue reading “Golf Baby Art”

Pumpkin Pie Granola

This weekend was a weekend for resting and recuperating from colds, in our household.  However, that does not mean a break from baking, cooking, or projects.  I happened to have all of the ingredients for Pumpkin Pie Granola sitting around my kitchen and thus, this tasty creation was born.  The entire family loves to eatContinue reading “Pumpkin Pie Granola”

Eric Carle App for Kids

This is an older photo I took of Greta when we were back in Greensboro.  The look on her face and the grip in her white little knuckles, made the determination palpable during this painting session.  She has always loved to paint and manages to make the most beautiful abstract artworks that I wish IContinue reading “Eric Carle App for Kids”

DIY Charging Station

Update: now that I no longer need a bedside organizer hanging on the wall due to lack of space for a nightstand, I have repurposed this letter holder as a cell phone charging station.  Click on the link to see the previous blog entry on this organizer for another fun and cheap way to stayContinue reading “DIY Charging Station”

Birthday Weekend

This is what 31 looks like.  Happy, stable, healthy, and in a good place.  I’d say I enjoy my 30s even more than my 20s.  I can’t put my finger on it, but I seem to be less affected by little things now.   Maybe that’s G’s influence on me.  Eric picked out that amberContinue reading “Birthday Weekend”

DIY Place Mats

I have been working on some fun and easy sewing projects here lately.  These four place mats come from some remnant fabric I had with Thanksgiving themes.  I am anticipating a new dining room table (in the style of the computer table) in the somewhat near future, so I opted for place mats instead ofContinue reading “DIY Place Mats”