Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's a new era.

I've transported everything to

Come and join me there!

Friday, December 26, 2014

Postcards from Graceland (via Texas) and Minnesota

This is from Heather, who picked out this card because the back also had a picture of the Graceland Kitchen.  Which is fab, I agree.  I'm not eating one of those sandwiches, though.  Nuh-uh.  You can't make me.

This is from Sara, who got it while Christmas shopping at the Kate Spade store. It's pretty, especially for an advertisement postcard.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

What to do when you spill kombucha all over your library book.

After you stop swearing and rushing about to move other things out of harm's way and wipe up the spill, of course.  
If you multitudes of pens handy (which we do thanks to Matt's absentminded kleptomania) you can space the pages out so they can dry.  It works pretty well.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Postcard from Graceland, by way of Texas.

This is from Heather, who bought it for me because she thought I would like the informational part and I did!  Graceland is at 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd in Memphis.  He bought 13.75 acres in 1957 for $102,500.  Amazing!  That might have been right after he got out of the army?

Three sentence movie reviews: Force Majeure

This is a quality movie in that it's pretty, the acting is quite good and the plot (husband runs away from family when he thinks an avalanche is going to sweep over them) very interesting.  However, it is a very slow and deliberate movie, giving the viewer a lot of time to take in all details in a scene.  Aside from multiple scenes of teeth being brushed, I had ample time to contemplate the many ways of transporting skiers at fancy Alpine resorts.

Cost:  $8.00
Where watched:  Living Room Theaters, with mom.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Why yes, I'm making six loaves of bread today.

But I only have two bread pans!  So staggered baking it is.
At the time of this picture, I had two loaves rising, and had prepped the wet ingredients for the other four. When it was time, I poured the milk/water combo into a pot and heated it, then poured some of the warm milk/water back into the jar to loosen the honey.  Then I stirred in the butter--melted in the microwave--and that made it easier to pour the liquid into the dry ingredients while the mixer was going.

The bread turned out great.  But alas,  no pictures.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Postcard from Singapore

This is from the lovely Kathleen, whose blog I enjoy so.  

She remembered that I loved the Vanishing Trades stamp and so she sent me a new one in the series.  Apparently the postage went up, so there are more vanishing trades for us.
This is a picture of the Garland Maker.