Friday, August 30, 2013

Staircase Wit

L'esprit de L'escalier is an untranslatable French word. 
It refers to the inability to think of a witty comeback or retort until it is too late. 

 I too suffer from ill-timed wit. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Friday Night Lights

I loved the show Friday Night Lights. I ate it up. 
 Mostly I loved Connie Britton. 
 I love her Y'alls. 
 I love her in Nashville. 
I need more Connie Britton in my life.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

As you wish

"Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high"
-William Goldman
The Princess Bride

Monday, August 26, 2013

An Elegant Spirit.

"I was born with an enormous need for affection and a terrible need to give it," she went on. "That's what I'd like to think maybe has been the appeal. People have recognized something in me they have themselves -- the need to receive affection and the need to give it. Does that sound soppy?"
-Audrey Hepburn New York Times interview. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Frozen Blackberry Goat Cheese Pie

 That is a mouth full. The goat cheese brings a full tart tangy flavor to the pie
The pecan crust holds together and gives a good crisp. 
All sweetened with honey. 

 I adapted this recipe from Adventures In Cooking. The only changes I made was to the crust. I used pecans for the almond meal and butter in the place of coconut oil. I was running low on the coconut oil! I think the crust turned out great even with these changes. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013


When he was adopted his name was sprout. He was a hot mess and in no way a sprout.
He was a muppet. He was Animallll.
 Now he is all cleaned up.
 Fully equipped with a snaggled toothed smile. 
 And he often smiles. 

 He is an animalllllll. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Needle felted Octopus

The octopus started as just pipe cleaners I bent into shape. 
 Soon he was covered and looking like a pro octopus. Waving those eight crazy arms around. 
 A few veins and some of his suckers. 
 Wicket even got in on the action. 
 This so far has been five or six hour and he still has a lot of details left.
 Like getting some eyes. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Banana muffins

I like snacks. I like snacks that you can eat a lot of and not feel too bad about.

 I like regular sized snacks and bite sized snacks. 
 These muffins were a two bite snack. 

 Perfect for some honey. 
 Or a lot of honey. 
 I used Southern-In-laws recipe. Adapted only a few things. I used 1 cup of whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup of coconut flour. I also added a heaping 1 tsp of cinnamon. Turned out beautifully and tasty. Om nom nom. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Felted pins

Spent the weekend making some super cute felted pins.

 Foxie rug.
 This guy is named JC. For Johnny Cash. He has sweet eyes.  
 JC and Archimedes. Archimedes has a heart.