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April 18, 2010

Handmade sample catalog bags…

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Please check back on Friday, April 23rd for photos of bags in 3 sizes.

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February 8, 2010

Superbowl Cookies and Cupcakes!

Filed under: Bake, Sports — Tags: , , , , , , — Cherie @ 6:27 am


Cookies made for Luplow Superbowl Party! Its been a few months since I have made cut out cookies.  It’s been really busy around my house with the 3 kids in sports right now.  I started the cookie dough when I got home from the baseball board meeting.  It does take a long time but I look at it like as a hobby. It is a lot of fun! Next up, Valentine Cookies!

January 27, 2010

Tuesday’s with Dorie: Cocoa-Nana Bread


Steph of Obsessed with Baking  chose this delicious recipe for TWD! This is my second week of baking with this fabulous group! I have had a chocolate bread once before and loved it! Well, now this is  my new favorite! The texture of this bread is fantastic and the recipe is easy! It does not fall apart. I think this is a great breakfast or snack bread. Once you bite into the bread, you get the cocoa flavor from the bread and the chocolate chips. But then, you get a burst of banana flavoring! This is a must try for anyone who has never tried chocolate bread!

If you would like to make this delicious recipe you can go to Baking: From My Home to Yours  by Dorie Greenspan or read Obsessed with Baking.

January 24, 2010

Another project….

Filed under: Knit — Tags: , , , , , — Cherie @ 5:23 pm


I have had this book for about a year. I’ve looked at the cover pattern about 20 times. I decided to start it. I hope to wear next week!

January 20, 2010

Tuesday’s with Dorie: Chocolate Oatmeal Almost – Candy Bars

Filed under: Bake, tuesdays with dorie — Tags: , , , , , — Cherie @ 5:37 am

Chocolate Oatmeal Almost – Candy Bars


This weeks Tuesday’s With Dorie recipe was picked by Lillian of Confectiona’s Realm. I thank Lilliana for choosing this yummy recipe from the fabulous book; Baking, From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

I just joined Tuesday’s with Dorie a little over a week ago. I love to bake and cook and I have owned this book for a few years now. I have not had a chance to make all of the recipes so I am really excited to be a part of this group so I can get through them all!

I was away from my house all day today. I sent my family to get me a few of the ingredients that I needed so I could start baking once I got home.  I told my family about the recipe and they were really excited to taste them! My son Chase helped mix the ingredients while my daughter Dom helped chop the nuts. The 2 hours of cooling time just about killed them. I actually let them cool about 1 1/2 hours and put in the fridge for about 45 minutes. I cut one row strip off so they could try them, then the rest went back into the fridge. Thumbs up from everyone! I really liked the recipe. They didn’t seem to rich. I did omit the raisins since no one in my family likes raisins except for me.  I will definately be making more of this recipe for potlucks and parties. I think the recipe was fairly easy! I can’t wait for the next recipe!


January 19, 2010

New Afghan…. finally made up my mind on colors and design.

Filed under: Crochet — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Cherie @ 7:06 pm


I took this pattern from a scarf pattern out of So Simple Crochet by Melody Griffins. I purchased this book a few years ago. Original scarf pattern is on page 34, Long Zigzag Scarf. I think this will make a nice Afghan for me to use at soccer, softball and baseball games this spring season.

January 13, 2010

What colors to choose for Afghan….

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , — Cherie @ 9:35 pm


I am starting an Afghan…. trying to get ready for softball season .

Picking yarn colors are hard!

January 5, 2010

Vera Bradely bags…. I love them!

Filed under: Shop — Tags: , , , , , , , — Cherie @ 7:16 pm


Does anyone out there love Vera Bradley bags as much as i do?

January 1, 2010

New Years Traditions!

Filed under: Christmas, Cook, Holiday, New Years 2010, Shop — Tags: , , , , , , — Cherie @ 1:42 am



OK, so I decided today to make tamales. Pork tamales for Christmas Eve and sweet tamales for New Years Eve. Tomorrow jalapeno and cheese tamales. I bought masa at a Vallarta Supermarket. I love that place! If you have one in your area… go check it out I you’re into Hispanic cooking.

I also bought Buenelos. … a New Years tradition but this year I didn’t have to make them.

Off to our friends house for dinner! Happy New Years!

December 28, 2009

Another knitting project….

Filed under: Knit — Tags: , , , , — Cherie @ 9:32 pm


Well another project started. Yarn was on sale!

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