Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find
you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Holiday Cheers

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Heifer International has many opportunities for us to help those in need all around the world. One of those ways is through you picking a project to fund, another is by raising or donating money for an animal to help a community.

"...It's wonderful to know a family has been given help in my name." — Eileen, Rochester NY

Hot Bread

It's a great holiday or any day thing to make! For those of you that got bread makers for Christmas try this recipe out on the dough setting. After you add the ingredients in order one on top of the other, start the process, and have your dough ready after about an hour and a 1/2. Take the dough out and put it on a wood board or such like with flour handy and make rolls by breaking off small pieces of the dough and wrapping around your first or first and second finger. Any shape they are great! Put them on a cookie sheet and heat for 10 - 12 mins. at 350 degrees.

1 cup of water
1 large egg
¼ cup of butter (melted/softened)
1 tsp. salt
4 tbs. sugar
3 ¼ cup bread flour
3 tbs. dry milk
Make a dip in the top of the mixture for yeast.
1 ½ tsp. active dry yeast
2 tsp. rapid rise yeast

Preheat Oven to 350.
Cover rolls and let rise (about 30 mins.) - use warming draw if you have one. After risen put the rolls in the oven for 10 - 12 mins. Can freeze and reheat.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby It's Cold Outside.....

.....Cuddle up with a good book and a cup of hot chocolate!

I love a visit to Burdick's in Cambridge, MA with my friend Loida on cool days for a 1000 calorie, oh my scrumptious, heaven in your mouth cup of hot chocolate! I've bought their mix, but it just isn't the same as when they make it?! Their handmade chocolates are precious as well as delicious. Looking forward to when Loida, Heidi, and I all go togther to Burdicks next.

A Dog's Life......

.....A dog gone good life!

Location: Italy (I think)
Photographer: Kim (or Bob)

Another photo that brings out a smile!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I randomly ran across these little guys on Elsewares website, and they just make me smile. Jeff Root created the fun woodland creatures. They are handmade in select woolen fabrics by Jeff and a few helpers in his home, so each one is completely unique and made with care. Every sandwich-sized 'Hoodwink comes packaged in his own 'tree' with special surprises!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Classy and Fabulous

CoCo Chanel once said, "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous." These two things can come in many forms, but it seems that Princess Diana embody both qualities.

Decades Of Fabulous Classic Images:

Famous Jackie O Glasses

Grace Kelly

The coveted Hermes Kelly Bag

The pearls, the gloves, that pill box hat

Style redfined - modernizing classic looks

Audrey's Ballet Flat of oneself....the most classy and fabulous look of all.