You know how to make a girl feel special.

I want to take a moment to thank each and everyone of you. When I began blogging, I was unsure where this adventure would go. I did not tell anyone I blogged, for I was uncertain and afraid – what would I write about; would anyone want to read what I wrote; how long would this interest last (a few months?).

Yet here I am almost two years later, and I now have 100 followers. Compared to some big name blogs this is pretty crummy, but it makes my heart swell. I have intentionally not told any of my friends that I blog, and most of my extended family is still in the dark. So each of you is a complete stranger to me. Yet, you encourage me to keep writing.

Lately, I have been sharing a lot of my knitting projects; if you stopped by to see them there are more coming. But I feel I have neglected my other interests. I have several posts planned, but am struggling to find the time to sit and write. I dream of days when I will be able to do that.

If this is your first time stopping by or you follow me, thank you for encouraging me to continue to share the projects that I am working on. If you have just stumbled upon this page, you may want to check out some of my top posts.

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Basketweave Dishcloth

AHG Summer Camp SWAPS

Water Bottle Makeover

Recipe Cards

Where do you go for your favorite recipes?

Once we would go to our trusty recipe box, now we spend hours hunting for them on the internet and pinterest, hoping that when we want them we can find them again. Many of us, including myself still have a recipe box that we use. I spent some time this past weekend trying to update mine with those recipes that my family likes. I am fortunate that my husband and kids like to cook and often do, but they only use the recipe box and without recipes it makes it harder for them/me.

Well this got me thinking… would you like the recipes I shared already typed up onto recipe cards so all you have to do is print them? I spent some time typing them all up for you. All you have to do is print them onto card stock and cut them out. Each page has two recipes the top one is 4×6 and the bottom one is 3×5 so they will fit most boxes that are out there. I hope this helps you. So take a few minutes and go back and look over the recipes that I have posted and print your favorite recipes and add them to your recipe box.

Oatmeal Cookies

Do your kids love to help cook? Does having them “help” only lead to more problems.  Well, I have found a solution. Here is an easy recipe for oatmeal cookies. My kids love these and they can make them all by themselves.  All they have to do is measure the ingredients and then use their hands to mix it all up.  My oldest niece recently came for a visit so I sent the three kids to the kitchen to make cookies.

oatmeal cookies


1 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick oats
1 cup butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix with your hands. Form dough into small balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. Bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes.

*Do not use low-fat margarine it will not work.
*These are great with even young children, most seem to enjoy getting their fingers messy.

Easy Oatmeal Cookies

Updated on 7/15/2013: here is a printable recipe card Oatmeal Cookies