Saturday, January 23, 2010

Pass on a HUGGLE!!!

Half hug Half Snuggle

Everyone needs a HUGGLE!!!

So pass these virtual huggle coupons along. Redeemable when next we meet. :D

(okay that was soooo spammy... but hey it's original. *grin*)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A New Year, A New Life

Well I'm here for a few days and can use the computer however much I want. :D So I'ma take this opportunity to catch you up. #1 Glenmore went AWESOME!!!

I was not able to get my dress completely done, due to lack of time and materials. But this is how it turned out.

The house was gorgeous!! Bigger than it looks and beautifully decorated! And singing there was an absolute joy! Just like stepping back in time.

Then the next day it snowed! So I imagined this as my Christmas. even though it was December 5th. :D
Charlie my mini snowman. :D

Five days before Christmas, we were all disheartened because we didn't have a tree. The truck was down so we couldn't haul one anyways. So that Sunday I went out and foraged for a Christmas tree. It was lopsided and crooked, but I think it was the most beautiful tree we ever had! And funny story about the little bows. My parents had those one their first tree! They've been in our Christmas stuff for years, getting mouse bit and covered in age old candy cane. Last year I had expressly told my mom we needed to get rid of them, they were old and getting nasty.... weeeeell this year they came in particularly usefull. :D

I also decorated the house old fashioned. I used cedar boughs and holly (though not much because I only found one flowering bush)

We had a wonderful Christmas. :D

Me and my parents and grandparents on Christmas eve
I had my first experience with bread baking after Christmas. I did normal yeast bread, in our tiny little oven (since the big one died) and I didn't lower the you can see the results of that. you can also see what happened to the other loaf since I couldn't fit both in the oven...
and then later I tried my hand at Irish soda bread. it turned out awesome as you can see. :D but it doesn't taste right if you reheat it... so my loverly copper (my dog) got most of it..
I also entered a gift exchange with the girls at "homemaking pen friends blog" I was paired with Fiona from "A Woman of Notes"
I was soooo excited to get all this!!

Then New Years was a long and complicated story, that you may get to know yet. :D but until then, I'll just let you wonder. But needless to say it was also wonderful!

So Happy Christmas and New years! a little belated. I hope yours was as wonderful as mine!
Much love!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Okay so I came back and found out I have been tagged by the loverly Natasha Atkerson over at What I wear, What I do, and Why I did it.

Ok, in case you've never been tagged before
1. Thank the person who gave the award.
2. Copy the award.
3. Post it on your blog.
4. Tell seven things about yourself that your readers don't know.
5. Link seven new bloggers as recipients.
6. Notify the winners with comments on their blogs.
7. Keep being awesome

okay!! so here goes!!
1.I love walking. enough so that I even enjoyed an hour walk in the snow and 14 degrees the other day. I even walked to church in that weather. :D
2.Reading by candlelight calms me more than anything but walking.
3.I regularly wear my old fashioned costumes on a daily basis. In fact when I walked in the snow, I was wearing the warmest thing in my closet, my Edwardian skirts. :D
4.I have officially gone a month without a computer. :D No one thought I'd survive, but I did. :D
5.Now that I have discovered Burt's bees I REFUSE to put chemicals on my skin and hair.
6.I used to collect porcelain dolls, and fell so much in love with the "Elsie Dinsmore" doll that I bought her and part of her Trusoe. (and those of you know know... she was veeeery expensive....)
7. lastly... I have Jo March Hair envy...... Not when she cuts it but before, that long billowing hair... So I have decided to let mine grow. :D

I tagged:
Sarah Jane at Romantic History
Emily at A Beautiful Life
Emily Anne at The White Way of Delight
Rebecca at A Young Lady's Blog
Fiona at A Woman of Notes
Haley at Eating Cultures
Luthien at Pimp and Paint

As for me, I'm at my aunts for a few days, so I'm most definitely going to catch you all up tomorrow. :D

Until then!
Much love!