Monthly Archives: January, 2010

making a difference

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,

a listening ear, a honest compliment, or the small act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

Leo Buscaglia



i have fond memories of my sister making these for breakfast during our summers at home together.  we would spread them with butter and sprinkle them with sugar. i made them a bit differently today with whole wheat flour, then filled them with cottage cheese and cherry-blueberry sauce. they still smell the same and have the same spotted look that they did when nancy fixed them. the recipe comes from the mennonite melting pot cookbook that has a copyright date of 1975. i have my grandmother’s copy that is filled with recipes in her handwriting. a treasure.


he started out as snowman and finished as a snow turtle, green food coloring spray and all.

design help

i am not crafty and i am not good with coordinating colors. this is our living room and dining room area that will soon be ready for paint. i need advice….any advice.


we don’t do camo at our house,,,never have. so when the request for 4 dozen camouflage cupcakes came around, i wasn’t sure how they would turn out. these turned out cute. they were really easy, and i didn’t say any bad words.