Long time no post.
I've been trying to post something for a week and it just hasn't happened. It's really hard to type out a whole post with one hand.
And really, all I have to talk about is random gibberish stuffs. How about some crafty things?
I did finish that apron. Sorry for the crap picture. I still need to put the pocket it on it, though. I think it turned out ok, but it's not my favorite apron. I like the design of it, I think it's just the colors I'm not wild about (I'm not really a pink kinda girl). The top, I love. The bottom... I'll be adjusting it on the next one. It flares out a little too much. But I have the material washed and ready to go, just need to find the time to get it cut out...
I won't even bother showing you the knitting since it hasn't changed much since last week. Just two more rows of beads which look just about the same. It's really hard to bead with one hand too. ;)
I have spent the last week slowly spending my Christmas money. It's hard for me to spend money on frivolous stuff. But after a crazed cookie baking fest on Friday in which I had to make creative use of my one cooling rack... I went a little nuts on Amazon and bought some goodies.
I ordered myself some stacking cooling racks (perfect for my severe lack of counter space), a bundt pan, a mini muffin pan, and a jumbo muffin pan (not pictured). Then the next day I ordered myself a copy of Nourishing Traditions which just got here. And then I went super girly and bought myself an eyeshadow palette and brush kit. That is so out of the norm for me but I got it this morning and tried it out and I think I found something new to waste my time on. (Ha!)
|Boysenberries in bloom|
|An artichoke cometh|
My baby sister's bridal shower was last Saturday and it was my job to make cookies (thus the bake fest of Friday). And it just so happened that I got that Taste of Home Cookie book the day before my mom told me what to bring... I might have gone a wee bit overboard.
Like over 15 dozen cookies overboard.
There were so many I wanted to try! Here's what I made
5 1/2 dozen Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies (just the cookies, no filling. They're good by themselves)
5 dozen Mocha Crackle Cookies
4 dozen Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies
And 3 1/2 dozen chocolate chip cookies from the freezer
They're all really good but I've heard people raving about the Mocha ones. Ben took a whole tray of leftovers to work and he said they disappeared first.
Jack also wanted me to make these cookies, which I did and they were pretty stinkin' good too.
And now, I have 3 weeks to fit nicely into a bridesmaid dress... So I started (sort of) serious exercise yesterday and am limiting my goodie intake. But I have to keep my calorie intake up since I'm feeding the little guy. So we'll see how this turns out.