Cheshire Cat Cowl

When I went looking for this particular project I set out to challenge myself, try something a little bit new.  I had some of the Patons Astra yarn in the All That Girl colorway and I wanted to use it up on something that wasn’t just another hat, I wanted a challenge. What I found…

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

This was a hard read and even harder to actually sum up my thoughts about.  So much so I had difficulty knowing what to say at all. The basic premise is that a boarding school student is date raped and a secret society within the school called The Mockingbirds steps up to help her out. Thankfully…

Maple Cupcakes

I don’t know about you but I find baking to be incredibly relaxing. There is just something about taking a few cups of flour, sugar and butter and turning it into something else.  And even better, it always results in yummy treats at the end. But not just the deliciousness it produces but the process…

Raspberry Seed Hat #2

Not too long ago I knitted a hat in this hot pink yarn for my sister. Well I still had some of the yarn leftover so I decided to make another one, only this time a little different.  More seed stitch and a stockinette crown, more texture. This Raspberry Seed Hat is soft and comfy…

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

My goodness, this is quite the read! It has everything that is usually found in a fairytale but so much more besides.  For starters, the main character Cimorene is a princess who desires to be anything but a princess and challenges her role and expectations at any given opportunity, seeking her own adventure and happy…

Chocolate Chip Loaf

When I was a child, my Grandmother would spend the entire of her Sunday baking.  Our house would smell of the delicious cakes and breads for almost an entire week afterwards, and by the time it was gone it was Sunday again and it would start all over.  I think that is one of the…

Cozy Night In

It might be Valentines for some, but me? I’ve got movies, some yarn, needles, and I’m good to go.  I’ve got two projects to work on this evening.  The first is a new take on the raspberry seed hat that I made not too long ago.  I’m a few rows in, but you can see…

Cinnamon Dump Cake

When I was a little girl I loved to watch my Grandmother in the kitchen.  Every Sunday without fail was her baking day and it was my favorite because I was the one who got to lick out the bowl.  She made this particular cake every weekend because it was truly a favorite and would…

Spiced Sole with Tomatoes

I have been trying to find new ways to incorporate fish into my diet. I was never a big fan of fish, I always deemed it as ‘too fishy’ and would opt for the peanut butter sandwich instead, but I started experimenting more in the kitchen I have discovered that in actual fact I do…

The Whispering House by Rebecca Wade

I have to confess something. Yes, I did find this book in the children’s section of the library.  But I am kind of glad that I did.  It was actually pretty good. The Whispering House is a ghost story mystery and has an interesting plot twist at the very end. Hannah moves temporarily to an…

Bruschetta Chicken

A while ago I bought a seasoning mix for bruschetta, back when my friends first started with the home selling stuff, back when I would attend the parties and then basically scan the pamphlet for the cheapest item that I might actually find some kind of use for.  That was before everyone started selling lipgloss,…

Pork and Candy Apples

My favorite thing about any type of pork dish is that it always comes with apple sauce (and if it doesn’t I am incredibly disappointed) so when I decided to try my hand at making pork chops I wanted to try to incorporate the apples right into the dish. A one pot kind of deal….