Saturday, February 28, 2015

Orange Blossom Water

Breakfast this beautiful sun drenched  Saturday morning.
We experimented with orange blossom water, adding it to our whipped cream for our pancakes. It was lovely and floral and fresh. Looking forward to some puddings with a bit of this added. Love trying new to us things.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Work Pants from Wearing History's Overall Pattern

I've made myself work overalls using this fantastic pattern from Wearing History.

I used a stretchy heavy weight denim that washes up great. I elongated the pockets an inch to fit my pens and phone.

I sectioned off one pocket to hold my work knife.

I also added some fancy lining to the waist band and pockets. I love this pattern. Both the overalls and the pants are roomy where I need them to be but still maintain that retro feel I love so much. Someone recently asked me why I make my work pants instead of just buying them like every one else at work. The only answer I could come up with was, "Because I can." What would you have answered?

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hot Chocolate Rolls

We got everything ready to make cinnamon rolls the other evening. We didn't notice until it was too late that we were out of cinnamon. We used Hot Chocolate mix and a variety of chocolate chips instead. I think this accident will be an on purpose recipe pretty often around here in the future.

Do you have a favorite family recipe accident?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Workin' It

Hope you've all had a cozy Valentines Day.We're in the midst of a spectacularly frigid winter storm front. Twice in the past two weeks the snow on the roads was deeper than the snow in our driveways. (Yup.. that's right! Bought a house with TWO driveways to shovel) 
We've got our heads down and we're cuddled in and ready for Family Day tomorrow. I've been working away on projects and eating some delicious noodle bowls to keep myself toasty. 
How do you folks get through the wicked winter weekends?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Mini Skeins.

I got these beauties from Xrayann's shop and can NOT wait until I get the ribbing done on the bottom of my squirrel fair aisle vest! Knitting with fine wool gives such a pretty end product, 


It takes forever to see any progress. I'm so excited to get to the actual pattern work in this piece. These mini skeins are so soft and deliciously dyed, they're all I can think about!

Send me patience.