Archive for June, 2010

Creamsicle dreamsicle

Monday, June 28th, 2010

I am so in love with these new orange-vanilla cupcakes. I’m calling them Creamsicles. It’s a pound cake that I made with vanilla sugar instead of regular sugar – you can see the specks in the frosting and the pound cake, both. The extra vanilla gives it such a rich flavor… that’s definitely one of […]

Down to six

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Tragedy struck the chicken coop last night. Or actually, I’m not sure when, because when I found poor Nose’s body this morning – on my way to feed the bees – it was not stiff. Don’t read this next paragraph if you’re squeamish. I mean it. The one after it is safe. It was a […]

Everyone’s sleepy

Friday, June 25th, 2010


Well, that’s better.

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Just in from the garden (18 new mosquito bites!) with these: My first-ever potatoes. Frustrated about my onions, I uprooted one of my potato plants to see what all was happening under there, and here these were, deep down so I almost didn’t find them. No real farmer would ever get excited about these – […]

Itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow… and purple disappointments

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

I noticed today that most of my onion tops are lying withered and yellow on the ground. Once the base of the stem dies, the bulb simply won’t grow any more because it’s not getting any more nutrients – time for harvesting! I began to tug, full of hope… which quickly faded as I realized […]

Playing pretend

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

I’ve spent my free time of the last couple days playing pretend on my computer and having a great time. You know how I’ve always wanted to have a bakery of my own? Ok, maybe you don’t know. Well, picture this: an arbor-covered patio paved with Spanish tile, with a burbling little fountain in the […]


Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Thought I’d add some pictures of the cupcakes I made. I never saw them assembled, as I baked and delivered the cookies and cupcakes separately – but my friend posted them on Facebook! Whoopee for sharing technology! My friend really wanted some dino toppers, so of course I had to figure out a way to […]


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

You all know how I loooove baking. Even when I can’t bake, I spend a good part of every morning reading blogs about baking, bookmarking mouthwatering recipes, and leafing through the forests of post-it notes I’ve stuck in my desserts cookbooks. But since I’ve been on Weight Watchers (7 months and counting!) I haven’t been […]

Dining room update

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Posting those hydrangea bouquet pics reminded me that I never did post an update on the dining room chair fabric I chose, or the way the dining room turned out. I tell ya, when you’re juggling as many projects as I always am, before and after pics kind of get forgotten in all the frantic […]

Other little confections

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

As threatened promised, here are the other dresses that I just submitted to the ArtSpring boutique in Silver Spring. Almost all of them were the wrap-over halter top style that I adore …. because, well, I just can’t get enough! The backs are shirred with elastic thread so they ought to fit any size from […]