Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Heart Books Recycled Bookmark

I heart books!

Done reading? That's the question asked by Iron Craft's challenge. The instructions were to do something with a book. To be honest, my stomach was in knots over this one. Books have always been sacred to me. I've always felt that they should be handled with care and given respect. Yeah, even those biographies from reality television stars. Okay...maybe not so much those books, but you get what I'm saying. The idea of cutting up a book is horrifying to me. I really thought about skipping this one and then I remembered something...

Friday, August 19, 2011

Mini Peach Cheesecakes (recipe)

Since they're mini, does that mean I can have two...or three?

This is the first year that our baby peach tree has given us a proper harvest. And by that I mean it produced a few peaches that are big enough to do something besides feed the deer. I didn't know quite what I wanted to do with them until I caught a rerun of the Rachael Ray Show. Paula Deen was on and had a recipe for a Cream Cheese Tart With Raspberries. It looked delicious and easy...two of my favorite things. I used her tart base recipe (with only a minor addition) and came up with a peach filling that topped it off perfectly.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Caught! (A W.I.P.)

Needs more work...a lot more work.

I love, love, love Iron Craft's challenge for this week...U.F.O. (UnFinished Object)! I have so many projects that I've started and not finished, or bought supplies for and have not even started (that learn-to-knit kit is gathering so much dust) that it's sad. This challenge gave me the incentive to start a painting I've been meaning to do for a while and just hadn't found the time. And do you know what I realized? I really miss painting. I used to paint on a regular basis, but haven't done anything real in years. The idea for this painting that I'm calling Caught came directly from my friend Travis of Orfanhed. It's still an U.F.O., but it's a lot closer to being finished than it was before...which was still in the shrink wrap.

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Mom's Birthday Cake (frosting recipe)

Happy Birthday, Mom!

My Mom turned *ahem! cough! cough!* years old last Thursday and I volunteered to provide the cake. Of course. And since she so thoughtfully bought me the Wilton flower set for my birthday, I figured her cake needed flowers. Lots and lots of flowers.

Friday, August 5, 2011

I’ve had the time of my life...

Soooooo happy to be there!

My husband Seán and I had the opportunity to go to the Greenbrier Classic and attend the Black Eyed Peas concert last Friday. I've been a giant BEP fan for, like, forever. And I've been a Fergie fan since way back in the Kids Incorporated days when she was still known as Stacy. Please don't do the math on that.


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