Love Those Date Nights …

So we made the soup last week – the creamy cabbage kielbasa soup.  It was delicious! And then I moved on to some studio cleaning and glass slumping.  I had a small mishap with my spoon rests, as it’s been ages since I re-applied kiln wash, so after ruining 3, I’m prepping those molds with …

Family – We Had Them out …

It wasn’t quite the way we planned, but we had all of our kids over for dinner.  It was supposed to be something along the line of mano a mano … So that we could spend time with each of our offspring in a meaningful way, with good food in a relaxed atmosphere, making each …

It’s All Good …

Lots of time spent talking with my family this week, and in the end, it’s all good! In between phone calls, I wrapped up my spoon rests and got a few Etsy listings completed.    Then I made a 3 pound meatloaf to keep DH happy while emptying out left-overs in our fridge, and checked …

Food, Family and Fall …

Finally some cold working, some kiln work … some production!  And some spoon rests that I’ll be adding to our shop very soon! I played with paper too.  I have wanted to make fall themed backgrounds – I love these!  Now to figure out how to finish them … I’ve been producing in the studio, …

Finally–Some Mojo!

I found my mojo this week!  We are finally moving things along in the glass area of the studio.  I’m working on an ornament request, but I’m moving spoon rests (no photo) and night lights along too!  Yay! I also had to keep up with the Ladies this week, giving them another ‘pumpkin treat’, a …

So Long Summer …

My garden is winding down …. We do have a handful of beautiful sunflowers (standing amazingly proud and tall) in their 5 gallon buckets, as DH wouldn’t let me cut any holes in the black mat he so painstakingly installed this spring … We also have the sweet potatoes, some beets, winter squash and the …

Hello … Spring???

Where are you?  Michigan and spring are so NOT-IN-TUNE with each other … So, while we’re experiencing frequent snowfall in between teaser-weather days, I’ve been cooking.  We made Seafood Alfredo, a big pot of Spinach Sausage Bean soup (with added vegetables), and tonight we tried Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto – with a substitute … …

T-5 days …

Actually, I have 2 more days to prepare for Christmas … [Fingers Crossed – but I think we’re looking okay!]   Just a few more items to purchase, projects to complete and gifts to wrap.  And get through an ER nursing weekend.  It’s all good!  We’ll be ready to start the celebrations on Christmas Eve … …

Happy Thanksgiving …

We had a great Thanksgiving day!  DH and I prepped all we could the night before, including our (now) traditional bacon-wrapped herb-butter turkey, green bean casserole, hanky pankies and spanakopitas (although we didn’t bust into those on Thursday).  On Thanksgiving day, I made my mashup of 3 different Whiskey Apple Stuffing recipes and our family …

On The Mend …

Both physically and creatively – with baby steps!  I must not have been successful at the dodging-and-weaving game with our swarm of flu/URI-crud patients last weekend in the E.R. … I’ve been fighting sinus pain/snot and body aches this week – the best way I know:  Lots of vitamin C (orange juice), strong medicine (ummm, …