Friday Faves #1

Happy Friday! Today it’ a wintry, snowy day perfect for curling up with a hot beverage, a good book and maybe, some web browsing. I {heart} blogs and I thought I’d share some blog love today.


Over at Nest For Less, Erin shared a Girl Cottage Bedroom Makeover. I admit it, I’m jealous of the little girl who sleeps in that room. It’s beautiful. I wish my childhood bedroom looked like that. Go on over and take a look.

Over at Pastels & Macarons, Maria shared a DIY project that definitely has a spring feel to it. Check out her post, Moss Covered Number, to learn how to a unique decoration that could have so many uses.

Chocolate and peanut butter. Two ingredients that are simply dreamy when combined together. So, how about a recipe for a smoothie with chocolate and peanut butter? Yeah, I know, it sounds sinfully delicious. To get the recipe for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Smoothie you’ll wat to visit Southern Krazed. Enjoy!

My plans for today is to do some reading and of course, some writing while it snows (we’re getting pretty close to the 6 inches that was predicted and it does look like a greeting card outside right now). What are you up to today?

Kitchen Snapshots

There was a blizzard this weekend but luckily in my neck of the woods we got only five to six inches. And as with every snow storm I spent some time in the kitchen. Here’s a few photos of how I spent my weekend.

I made some molasses braised onions for steaks. Yum!

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And I baked some blueberry muffins.

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And we had a visitor throughout the whole storm. I love this turkey.

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Got the pups out once we cleared the snow.


Currently Reading…

Due or Die is the second book in the A Library’s Lovers Mystery series by Jenn McKinlay. I ordered this book a couple of weeks ago while shopping on Amazon and I was in the mood for a cozy set in winter and having a puppy on the cover cinched the purchase for me. Now more than a hundred pages into the book, I’m loving it. I’ve ordered the first book in the series and it’s at the top of my TBR stack.


Wrapping up the holiday weekend.

We plan for Christmas all month long and then it’s over in a blink of an eye and then there’s the aftermath to deal with. Leftovers, shredded wrapping paper and boxes that need to be broken down. Oh, the joy of the holidays.

Billy was just pooped out after playing with his new toys.


While Billy and Susie were enjoying there new toys, I admired my gift from Santa. Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait to cook in it.


With the holidays done it was time to get back to work on my revisions. About 30 pages left to go and the last chapter to write. Will I finish before the New Year?


Happy Sunday!