Thursday, April 06, 2017

Bunny Love Boxes

This was a fun project.  This family has ordered an Easter Box for their little girl every year for the past nine years. Each box tells a story about her life, including a tiny love note from dad inside the lid.
#handpaintedloveboxes #Easter

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Hidden Treasure of Glaston

I can't say enough about this book. The Hidden Treasure of Glaston is an adventure story about two friends in Medieval times searching for the Holy Grail.  The book won the Newbery Honor in 1947. Eleanore Jewett did a marvelous job unfolding the plot, building characters and relationships, and creating a story that's just a lot of fun to read. Delightful!
Great book for 10-12 year old readers that has some good messages, a little bit of history, some interesting vocabulary, a great story, and absolutely no garbage.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


#IndianBride #southasianbride
#caketoppers #wedding #weddingcake
#weddingdress #handpaintedloveboxes

Peanut Butter Cookies

For years I looked for a great PB cookie recipe. After some fiddling.. this is it. Delish!

1 cup Crunchy Adams Peanut Butter
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. good Mexican vanilla
3 eggs
4 cups unbleached flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 Guittard milk choc. chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar to roll dough

°375 for 9 minutes 

Saturday, April 01, 2017

In Search of Beethoven

In Search of Beethoven is part of a wonderful documentary. It seems to end in the middle of the story as if they ran out of money.
That said,  it's well worth your time. It's a story of triumph over trial and faith in God's plan. The world would be far poorer without Beethoven's beautiful music,  without his Ode to Joy.

Endure courageously, millions!
Endure for the better world!
There above the starry canopy
A great God will reward.