• "dessert",  "recipes"

    Blueberry Streusel Cake

    This cake will grace our counter tops once or twice in a given year, but it doesn’t stay there for very long.  It has this crazy way of bringing people into my kitchen, gradually disappearing throughout the day.  By the end of the day, I catch my husband mopping up crumbs from the cutting board with his finger.  We never have leftovers.  Ever. This cake is by no means a waist watching treat.  It is too moist, sweet, and decadent for that business.  Hence, it is only made once or twice in a year.  What makes it a little extra special is that I bake part of the streusel inside…

  • "book review",  "Book Reviews",  "hobbies"

    A Throw In Hibernation

    I recently brought my throw out of hibernation and have slowly, day by day, been knitting on it.  My hopes to have it completed by Fall were squashed due to so much other “busy work”.  Nevertheless, it is coming along, little by little.  I’ve messed up on a few stitches, but hopefully by the time the whole blanket is finished, an untrained eye won’t be able to tell. My book of choice has been on my library waiting list for over a month, so when I received the email notice of its arrival for pickup, I jumped in the car and hightailed it to the library.  It’s called, Orange is…

  • "life"

    lately

    we have been humming sweeter tunes lately.  why?  because, this week is semester finals for bubba.  this sated week of events has the ingredients to fill our house with both tension, and a smidge of excitement blended together.  the tension comes from my husband’s crazy side emerging; undoubtedly from the stress of his final grades.  the joy is from the prospect of having an entire month of rest! ahhh, i’ve been daydreaming about it, too:  help around the house…more help with our hooligans…i can actually use the car everyday…i won’t be trapped in the house six days a week…and projects will finally be completed. all of this is short term. …

  • "book review",  "Book Reviews",  "Forgetting Susan",  "life"

    Authors Rally

    I mentioned in this post that I would be attending an author’s rally at my local library.  It was an event that gathered many of the local author’s in the area to let us show case our books to the public.  It was great for me to finally emerge from my house without the kids and meet with like minded writers.  They were all amazingly kind and talented.  In fact, the youngest author there was only THIRTEEN years old!!  Her dedication at such a tender age is inspiring.  Her name is Sydney Dreamweaver and her books can be found on Amazon. Also attending the event was Amy Clipston!!  Some of…