Tuesday, September 27

Friendship made in Heaven


Leah, Judy is the spitting image of you!

Not just in looks, but also in character, your similarities are staggering:

- both love kids

- are fashion bugs

- love to go out

It's no wonder you two became good friends. Birds of a feather flock together!

I must say Judy is special to me-love her smile. She has her way to get after me too, but in love. I cherish my friendship with Judy. Hugs!!! God had a wonderful way to create wonderful friendships. 

Monday, September 26

Welcome Tags

Greetings everyone! Hope you're having a enjoyable evening. It is late here, had a wonderful evening with my family. 

I was speaking with our Pastor's wife; she mentioned something about a tag if I could make one. Now, we cannot tell her that I love challenges and will take them on. I knew a tag was something simple that could be done in no time. The challenge came about adding the symbol on and the text to make it all fit proportionally. When I put what was needed it just seemed to fall into place. I am pleased.

I was asked to make these for our upcoming Friendship Sunday. I am looking forward to it. I have friends that I have been speaking with hoping they will come join us. When I was asked we spoke about how many would be needed. I guessed 20 the Pastor's wife said 25...hehe, guess we weren't too far off from one another.  I quickly got them done and presented them to her. 

Later, while catching up with family and friends on Facebook I saw the church changed their cover photo. I am blessed and honored that they used the photo I sent them that the tags were done. I have to say that it was a neat way of doing a cover photo. They gave me an idea for a fun future cover photo. Here is their cover photo. 


Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I have more things to get posted. I am preparing for a show in December. Any thoughts or ideas you want to share your more than welcome to leave them in the comments. 


Saturday, September 24

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

My Mom's Connect group at church is starting this week. We were told that it was "pumpkin flavor night". Then we were told to bring something pumpkin flavored. I had to think because I am doing Weight Watchers and I am not fond of pumpkin flavor. I don't want to be a spoiled sport by not participating so I made these snicker doodles. 

I will post the recipe, but the credit goes to :

Recipe:Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies


  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 + 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For rolling

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch, cream of tartar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice for 20 seconds, set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar (not until pale and fluffy, just to combined. Occasionally scrape down sides and bottom of bowl throughout entire mixing process if not using a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl while mixing). Mix in egg yolk, then mix in pumpkin and vanilla extract. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients then mix until combined. Divide dough in half and place each half in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill 45 minutes to 1 hour (dough should be slightly sticky so the cinnamon sugar will stick when rolling but they should be manageable to roll in the palms of your hands). Preheat oven to 350 degrees during last 10 minutes of refrigeration.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup granulated sugar with 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Scoop dough out 2 even tablespoons at a time (run the measuring spoon against side and edge of bowl so it will slightly deflate the dough while also giving an equal tbsp, twice per ball) and shape into a ball, roll dough ball in cinnamon sugar mixture to evenly coat then transfer to Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets spacing cookies 2-inches apart. Bake in preheated oven 12 - 14 minutes (they should look just slightly under-baked as they'll cook slightly once removed from oven). Cool on baking sheet about 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thanks for stopping by, happy cooking! Enjoy! I'd love to hear if you made these and your thoughts. Have a wonderful day!


Leah, this is the quote of your life: 
There is no reason to look back, when there is so much good in front of you.

It reflects your attitude towards life perfectly and shows that you are incredibly Creative and Decisive. You've experienced so much in life already and every challenge you've faced has made you so much stronger. 

Share your life quote and let it inspire your friends and your family! I don't typically do these things..a friend posted it then I read the quote given and said that is my friend. I thought I would do it then. I then thought about all the challenges I have faced medically and otherwise and this was right on. 


Thursday, September 22

Everything Coming Up Fall

Happy Fall Everyone!!! Hope you are enjoying your first day of fall. I know my family has been busy with their days and enjoying this fine fall day. Hard to believe that it is Fall with summer temperatures. 

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