I couldn’t relax last night. This kitchen was trampling my peace. I kept praying about it, but I couldn’t calm down. The pictures, now hanging beautifully on the walls as I had envisioned them, we’re stacked against every wall in the room, gathering dust. They had been sitting there since the day we moved in,… Read More Last day of 2013, and I put my hubby to work!
What a beautiful first Christmas as a married woman. In addition to seeing most of our family at both of our parents and grandparents’ homes, we also traveled 9 hours round trip between the South Carolina Upstate and Atlanta in 24 hours. My husband says I slept all 9 hours; it was more like 7.… Read More My 2013 Top Ten List: Love, Home and Goat
I tried a new recipe for an orange-glazed cookie. It is not the same as the orange-carrot cookies mom and I used to make, but it is just as good. The best part of making this cookie is the smell in your kitchen from zesting and squeezing the juice of two oranges. (I used navels.)… Read More Orange-glazed cookies from Stephanie’s Kitchen (in my kitchen)
The countdown to Christmas is upon us. Tomorrow is my last day of work for the year. I have several items to put on my to-do list and they all involve flour, wrapping paper and washing powder. You got it: baking, wrapping presents and laundry. Ever-loving laundry. What are your Christmas countdown plans? (I have been practicing my Picmonkey… Read More Let the flour and Christmas memories fly
Thinking that doubling this recipe was a good idea was my first mistake. I should have known when a cake — a single cake – calls for four cups of flour it was probably already doubled. Not me. I was determined, and as always, knew best. I found the recipe for my Aunt Susan’s Applesauce… Read More Applesauce Cake: Fail
Oh, Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree… How beautiful your branches. I love vintage ornaments. This set of 12 was originally 47 cents, according to the sticker on the box. Here’s a pic of our mantle in the theme of my favorite things. I have my angels, more vintage ornaments placed in a hurricane (easy!), two… Read More Our first Christmas tree