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Have you ever let your need for perfection take you away from doing something that you love?

My it has been a long time since my last post.  Things have certainly changed in my little corner of the world…..hmmmm where do I begin?????

Well for starters, on March 1st I went from being self employed, which I had enjoyed since 2001 to being an employee again. This is not a bad thing, as I still maintain a somewhat flexible schedule and can work from home often as long as the job gets done.  What has changed is that I do go in to the office frequently and have had to change my daily schedules a bit.  I am still trying to get a handle on new routines that will keep my household, family, and work running smoothly.  As those of you who have been reading my blog for a while have picked up on – I am a very organized person and this sudden shift has really thrown me for a loop.  Once I get these routines down I promise I will post them so that perhaps I can assist someone else that finds themselves in this situation.  And by all means if you have any suggestions please share!

Can you believe the main reason I have not been blogging is that I have been worried about the 365 day project.  I had gotten behind on taking photos, then behind on posting and then lost track altogether.  What nonsense!  This is where the need for perfection kicked in.  In the overall scheme of things – I had set up this blog to post my crafts, menu ideas, and creative ideas.  Of course I love the feedback I get from everyone who comments on my posts and this encourages me to post more.  (I have really missed you guys!)  So who is judging my blog and who is the project 365 police?  The answer is ME!  How silly that I let this one minor glitch keep me from posting here!!!!!  No more I say!  I vow to post away – even without 365 photos!!!!! 🙂

Have a wonderful day everyone!  So glad to be back!!!!


Super Sweet Blogging Award

Super Sweet Blogging Award!

I was so honored today to see the message that I had been nominated by Norah from Life as a Culinary Girl for the Super Sweet Blogger Award.  When you visit her site you will immediately feel her fun loving spirit in all that she cooks and writes about.  I encourage you to visit her site and see for yourself.  I am always amazed at how she manages to turn simple meals such as Mac n’ Cheese into a true masterpiece.  Not to mention the many, many uses she has for her rice cooker.  Thank you so much Norah for the nomination.

I am honored to partake in this award and if you are nominated, here are the rules:

Rules for Super Sweet Blogging Award include:

1  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3 Answer the “Super Sweet” questions.
4  Nominate a “Baker’s Dozen” (= 13)** blogs for the award, and link to their blogs in your post, notify them on their blogs.
5  Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

Super Sweet Questions:

1. Cookies or Cake?     


2. Chocolate or Vanilla?


3. What is your favorite sweet treat?     

Vanilla Ice – cream with hot fudge sauce, whipped cream and nuts – yummy

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?     

In the evening

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?     

Honey – since I am enjoying all the various flavors of honey right now. 

Not all of the blogs I follow are cooking blogs but they are sweet none the less so here are my nominations for the Baker’s Dozen!

Not Without Butter

Boomtown Sisters

Something Winnderful

The Collegiate Conquest

Cheryl Marie Knits

Not Your Average Zoe

Frugal by Choice Cheap by Necessity

Stars for Streetlights

Salt and Chocolate

Artsy-Crafty Babe

Crab & Bee

The Renegade Seamstress


Each of the blogs I nominated inspire me with their creativity.  Whether it be creating in the form of sewing,knitting or crochet; or creating in the kitchen by baking, cooking, and coming up with unique ways to stop using as much processed foods and create more from scratch – these blogs all deserve the Super Sweet Blogging Award.  Congratulations to you all!



The number 50

A big THANK YOU to everyone who visits my Blog and especially those who are following me.  I am up to 50 Blog followers and 6 on Facebook. ( I am most excited about the Blog followers.)

I had been reading so many interesting Blogs and thought I could start one and share my talents and tips as well.  I started this blog on January 1 and was very surprised at how many likes I would receive to my posts and by the map that shows where the bloggers are located that view my posts.

During this short time, I have commented and received comments on posts you have made, as well as my own.  I have gotten to have brief communications with very friendly, helpful bloggers and am enjoying these new connections.

It took me a while, but I found out how to link to your articles and Blogs to my blog and do so anytime I share something from one of your Blogs.  Always give credit where credit is due – is my motto – and this credit goes out to ALL of you – THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Blogging!