I started a March - photo a day and one of the photos to be taken was "something I made" and I took these of the glass beads I had hand sewn onto this blue dress of Alice's.

I think these are so beautiful. 


Blue & Gold Banquet cake

There is a father/son cake {or mother/son cake in our case} contest for the Blue & Gold Banquet for cub scouts each year. This is our second year of doing this.

The campfire cake is what struck his fancy. I think he had the most fun crushing the candies for the flames. I had the most fun striking matches and roasting each marshmallow for him to place around the cake. :)


cinnamon rolls

During one of the snow days I had a need to bake. 
It's a thing, for me, at least. When it rains or snows I like love to have a clean home that smells delicious. And snow days, particularly, need baked goods.

I simply adore these cinnamon rolls! I bought the Farm Chicks cookbook specifically for the cinnamon roll recipe. Yum!

Truthfully I only wanted one. I knew the children would enjoy having some, too. 

And, I was right! :)

Homemade cinnamon rolls topped with homemade cream cheese frosting is so delish! 


Seriously, you should go buy the cookbook and start making these ASAP! p.s. This is not a sponsored post. I wanted to give you the delightful opportunity of making and devouring these scrumptious rolls. Mmm Mmm Mmm


quick last minute barter

My friend, Lynn, contacted about doing a barter at the beginning of the year. I was so excited!

It is her 30th anniversary this year and I felt so honored to be asked to make this memento. 

In the middle of life filled with packing the house and taking care of children I was thrilled to have something to force me to sit down for awhile. It kept my fingers busy and allowed me to relax.

Such an enjoyable barter!

Especially since in return I received all of this AMAZING homemade soap and honey from her bess!