Sunday, January 23, 2011

Seaside Sundays...

*images~ cabbages and roses
*poetry~ me

Looking forward to more of Downton Abbey...

Isn't it good? We are enjoying every minute.

Sea tidings,

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Baking...warming the home

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~Jane Austen

There is nothing better to warm the home in winter than baking. Grab your ruffle apron and come bake with me.

*Sea Cottage Oatmeal Cookies*

1/2c margarine or butter
1/2c unsweetened natural apple sauce
1/2c brown sugar
1/2c white sugar
1tsp vanilla
2 eggs
3c flour
2c whole oats
1/2tsp baking soda
1/2tsp sea salt
1/2c semi sweet chocolate chips(optional)
or 1/2 c raisins

oven 375

Cream together with electric mixer butter, applesauce, sugars. Add vanilla and eggs and mix again. Add flour,oats, b.soda, salt and mix till creamy. Stir in choc. chips or raisins. Drop onto wax paper lined cookie sheet in 1 Tbsp. size scoops. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Enjoy with tea or ice cold milk (soymilk for me)

Warmth for the home
sweetness for your lovies.

happy baking.

*cottage kitchen~my home ideas .com
*cookie image~thimble anna .com

Sunday, January 2, 2011

the small things...

"There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things." Mother Teresa

I am beginning the new year with this little treasure of words tucked in my pocket. Carrying them in the pocket of my heart wherever I go. I want to be one of the few who does the small things.

"I do not busy myself with great matters, with things too sublime for me. Rather, I have stilled my soul." Psalm 131:1,2

I will not busy myself with great matters. I will chose the small things. There is beauty all around in the small things.

To 'keep calm and carry on'...carry on in the small things. This is my focus as we enter the 'new'.

More kindness and sweetness too...

"The world is lost for want of sweetness and kindness." Mother Teresa

and love...

*images~ Sea Cottage