Friday, December 11, 2009

When the Weather Outside is Frightful...


This girl hunkers down.

It was a whopping 7 degrees yesterday and the wind was whipping snow tornadoes across our back yard.  I was supposed to take Caleb and Lauren to the doctors office, which, by the way  is an hour away.  I called and canceled.  I love the snow and the beauty of the winter season, but I don't do well in frigid temps.  I suffer from frost bite on my toes(sometime I will share the story on how I came to be the owner of malfunctioning toes) and they turn hideous colors and swell if they get cold.  S-o-o-o, now that you know a bit more about my toes than you wanted to! Anyhoo, all that to say...I won't be going out for the next few days!

Since, I wasn't going to be leaving the confines of my home, while the wind was bending the trees and the snow was swirling across open areas,  I kicked into crafting/cooking mode...


These are the best Peanut Butter cookies EVER!  I remember my grandma always had these or her Soft Molasses cookies in her cookie jar when I was a little girl.  If you would like to see if I'm right about how good they are, I have posted the recipe here.

And since it was so bitter cold what could be better than a big pot of soup and homemade bread to go with it?


While I was at it, I decided to do a little crafting. A few days ago I found the most adorable tutorial for these little birds.2009-12-12

The past couple of days I have been working on them off and on when I get a few spare minutes.  I have decided that these will make wonderful gifts for some special ladies that I know. If you decide to make them here are a few pointers

  • pin your pieces as you work around. It will make your hand sewing much easier
  • I used fabric glue to adhere the eyes instead of sewing them on, just to save myself a little time.
  • If you want to hang your birds like I am doing with some of mine just attach some ribbon at the back of the birds head with fabric glue

And there you have it!

Today, I will be cleaning and candle making and shuffling around my home with slippers, keeping my feet warm as toast.

Have a great weekend!




  1. Those birds look so adorable...and your peanut butter cookies are very tempting! I love peanut butter cookies!! Have a fabulous day...keep toasty! :)


  2. MMMmmmm, peanut butter cookies, actually I love the dough more than the cookies. I made hot rolls a couple days ago. Your litte birds are so sweet!

    Enjoy your cozy hibernation today!

    God bless

  3. A friend of mine (and her two little ones) just left a little while ago. It's cold & windy here too, but not as bad as your area...I'm sure! Anyway, rather then sitting and looking, (oh and talking) at each other and "thinking" about all that I want to do or have to do (cookies being one of them) I decided to go ahead, get them involved, make and bake a batch of Thumbprint cookies - (filled with homemade peach jam made fresh this summer) to share for lunch (as dessert) and well, now that they left and the little are asleep... I am going to go cozy myself up in my sewing room for more of the same.

    I wish I had slippers! Mine gave up the ghost...

  4. These cookies are very tempting. I may just have to try them. Thanks for sharing this and the birds. How cute those birds are turning out.
    You are so talented

  5. Love the birds, and I want to just come over and eat those cookies. But maybe I'll get motivated to actually make them. :)

  6. You are like the energizer bunny. I cannot believe that you are so crafty with all of your other responsibilities.

    We thought that it was cold here (55), but you win. I would love to hear about your toes. I am intrigued now.

    BTW, I could eat that entire thing of rolls.

  7. You've been so productive! The cookies and the bread look so YUMMY, and what cute little birdies!

    Have a good weekend too. And keep those toes non-colorful :)

  8. Hello from Romania ,
    please read the blog – My heart His words – at Humbled and convicted , my friend Tammy Nischan wrote them the story and some pictures of some poors what we try to help them for Christmas .Our LORD will be so proud of us if we will do something!
    I love you blog,
    sweet blessings and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  9. Those birds are adorable! Great job! And keep those toes toasty. Too bad I'm not around so you can stick your icicle toes under my legs!

  10. those homemade rolls look scrumptious...and i love how good it makes the house smell!
    have a great weekend.

  11. I wish I could spend a day with you! Maybe some of that craftiness would rub off on me? Cute lil' birds. We love the snow, but that sounds down right frigid! Yikes. Sending warm thoughts your way...

  12. Oh those birds are adorable! Hope you had a great weekend!

  13. The cookies and bread look so delicious. My hubby would like the cookies! And those birds are so cute!

    Hope you have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas!


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