Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 Cup Brown Sugar
¾ Cup Sugar
1 Cup Butter (softened)
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
3 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 Cups Chocolate Chips
Cream the butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, salt and baking soda. Add in chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for about 11-13 minutes. We like our cookies soft and chewy in the center and very lightly golden around the edges.
Recipe found here:

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Did ya ever notice that even if you did not get along with your parents they taught you the basics of everything you ever needed in life?

My Dad was a horrible person to us kids most of his life, but changed 2 years before he died. All I ever wanted was an apology from him for the way he treated me. Two years before he died, he gave me that apology, but then I had to change. I had to forgive him and mean it. Yesterday, or last week. I began to miss him. And wonder why he would not let us share his life with him.

And even though I miss my Mom terribly and struggle with tears and crying on some weekends, I want to be like her. She was always ready for new adventure. I want to know more about them even though they are gone. And see who they were from someone else's point of view. But maybe my brothers and sister are still grieving and I should not bring up the subject just yet.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I wish you could see me now.....

I am sitting at my computer desk working on paying bills and getting ready for the next few months. Because the heat in my apartment building has already been lowered in preparation for the warmer spring months, and I have been shivering for awhile, I got this "brilliant idea."  Get a hat on.  So I found one.  I am wearing a turtleneck sweater with the arms wrapped around my face and the shirt trailing off behind me like a Romanic scarf.  I am warmer but what an odd affair.

Next,  April 4, 2009, I will begin an experiment, a great adventure if you will.  But more about that later.  'Tis enough to say that I'm excited.

Did you get a copy of the book "The Shack" and read it?  I found another copy and have already given one away and am beginning it again to see what I may have missed.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Minneapolis, MN Snow Day

I was just talking to a friend in Minnesota and wanted to add this LO that I had done a while back.  One of the things about Minneapolis in the winter is how bleak and dreary the days can be.  I tried to show that bleak outview in this LO that was of a time when the temperature outside was supposed to be below 60 degrees and the busses did not run.  Sometimes it is just too cold to stand outside and wait for a bus.

Another view of Minneapolis, MN snow

Recording Heritage

One of the things that gives me endless pleasure is recording my heritage in digital scrapbooking.  I belong to several sites that offer new templates or sketches to complete the layouts (LO's).  This is one of my most current LO's.  The kit used was Winter Wonders by Adelina from

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I've just joined Facebook and am sharing life with my friends as well as supporting great  causes like contributing to cancer research for St. Jude's Hospital in such fun games as a scavenger hunt. Come and see!  There is no spam or spyware on the site. Click on the title to see.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

New Beginnings

It would seem that I am on a new journey. The last one ended quite unexpectedly a few weeks ago. My best friends in this city moved to Florida to retire. I am so excited for them as they begin a new chapter in their lives as well. How I wish I could find work in Florida but alas that will have to wait for now.

Here is a digital layout from their new journey and mine......

The sketch is from Jen Maceyunas and the elements are from a collaborative design package on Digital Scrap Book

Jen's sketch link can be found here:

Memories of Florida

This is one of my favorite digital scrapbooking layouts. I used elements and background from a kit by ShabbyMissJennDesigns called Beach Shack which can be found here: