Adventures, Cooking

Cherry Blossom Cookies – with real blossoms!

My journey into Asian cooking began when I found Just One Cookbook. A recipe website created by Namiko Hirasawa Chen, to share easy (and tasty) Japanese recipes. When I found her recipe for Cherry Blossom cookies, I just had to try it! I ordered some salted cherry blossoms from Japan since I could not find… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Cookies – with real blossoms!

Crafting

Children’s Ministry Decorating Challenge.

A CALL INTO CHILDREN'S MINISTRY I'm not sure if I've mentioned it on here yet, but in September I will be starting my Masters in Children's Ministry. I've been running the Children's programs at our church for about a year and truly feel that I have found my calling. Recently we decided to renovate/redecorate some… Continue reading Children’s Ministry Decorating Challenge.

Toothless the Dragon
Crafting

Toothless the dragon.

Have you seen the movie, How To Train Your Dragon? In the movie, there is a black dragon, a Night Fury, named Toothless. I found a pattern online to make a Toothless stuffy and I set about to do so for an artisan showcase. This was not an easy sew. The difficulties began with the… Continue reading Toothless the dragon.

Homeschooling

Sometimes life gets a bit crazy!

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? You may have noticed that I've been a bit neglectful when it comes to posting regularly. Well, as the title says, sometimes life gets crazy! I work part-time/seasonally for a wonderful local accountant. Most of my work comes during tax season, which has just ended. Well, mostly anyway. This year was… Continue reading Sometimes life gets a bit crazy!

Crafting

When you love to sew…

Recently my husband and I decided that I should make our daughter a Pinkie Pie stuffy for Easter. The one we were planning to buy for her was sold out. This decision led to a trip to Fabricville to buy the materials needed... Sewing Clothes: Some really┬ánice French Terry that was on buy 1 meter… Continue reading When you love to sew…

Homeschooling

Sometimes, we just play in mud!

Has your homeschool day ever not gone as planned? That's how a lot of our days are lately. We always have the best intentions but sometimes it's just not worth the fight or stress. This has left our school days kind of low-key lately. We've found some more William Joyce books at the library so… Continue reading Sometimes, we just play in mud!

Cooking

French Macarons

Have you ever attempted French Macarons? Or tried one? They are ridiculously delicious! This is another one of the desserts I learned to make from one of the Craftsy courses. My husband absolutely loves them. So today I decided to whip up a batch and surprise him. Of course, I had some help! First, Lil… Continue reading French Macarons