Tuesday, December 9, 2014



I promise to post the recipe soon.....

Thursday, December 4, 2014

How to Melt a Nona's Heart

Texting with my daughter Holly last week.
She asked Riley ---- "do you miss Nona?"
Riley shook her head yes and  said " ..... but I love her"

Saturday, November 15, 2014

a year ago

One year ago today I was sitting in my family room when I got a text from my daughter Siobhan saying.
"I just took the sweetest picture"
Now she had just adopted her sweet lil kitty Shelley and we were all being bombarded with pics of Shelley .
So I thought it was just another sweet pic of her.
This is the picture she sent!!
I couldn't talk and had a terrible time dialing the phone to talk to her.
I was crying and shaking and smiling all at the same time

And now our sweet lil Miss D is 3 and a half months old.....

Thursday, November 6, 2014

tea and notes

A gray November day.
Perfect for some tea and letter writing

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Halloween 2012

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Witches Fingers

Creepy Witches' Thingers
      1 cup butter, softened
     1 cup icing sugar
     1 tsp  almond extract
     1 tsp  vanilla
     2-3/4 cups  all-purpose flour
     1 tsp  baking powder
     1 tsp  salt
     3/4 cup whole blanched almonds
     1 tube red decorator gel, (blood for fingers)*



In bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla; beat in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Working with one quarter of the dough at a time and keeping remaining dough refrigerated, roll heaping teaspoonful (5 mL) of dough into finger shape for each cookie.
Press almond firmly into end for nail. Squeeze in centre to create knuckle shape; using paring knife, make slashes in several places to form knuckle.
Place on lightly greased baking sheets; bake in 325°F (160°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until pale golden. Let cool for 3 minutes. Lift up almond; squeeze red decorator gel onto nail bed and press almond back into place, so gel oozes out from underneath. Remove from baking sheets; let cool on racks. Repeat with remaining dough.

* I have also used seedless raspberry jam


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

a confession

Okay so I have a confession to make ....
Only my family and a few friends are privy to this.
I am ready to let the world ----- well maybe my blogger world ----- in on this


Yes I know they are bad for your feet --- bad on your back--- bad for your knees  BUT

I still love them.
I have lots and lots of them.
And yes I wear them all winter --- inside --- not in the snow well not a lot :-)
I am even working on a pair of socks to wear with them.

So HB and I were talking about my addiction and I said " wouldn't it be great if I could find flip flop slippers"
Look what I found...