I found these books on sale at a discount store and they are both wonderful. Craft A Day is full of simple but adorable crafts for every day of the year! Each week there is an ornament craft which is great because by the end of the book you will have 52 ornaments to use on your Christmas tree or as little gifts for friends throughout the year. Also, the crafts are very inexpensive to make. I think the most costly thing would be embroidery floss, and chalkboard paint, and some card stock. Most everything is made of felt, craft paper and toothpicks! I'm really excited to pick up some supplies and get crafting!

The One Girl Cookies book is full of fun recipes. I am going to make the buttermilk cake and apricot granola this week. The cake looks amazing and I think the buttermilk will keep it from being too dry like a lot of homemade cakes seem to be when I bake them. I think I just haven't found the right recipe, but I hope this is it!

I bought both of these books for under $25 total and am so happy to have found them. 

Yesterday was interesting. We had fun at Ikea. We bought a nice printer stand with drawers, and a tall bookcase with cubbies. The printer stand went together fine, but the tall bookcase broke as we were putting it together! It was so disappointing. The problem is it is half put together, which means it is too big to put in a car to return, and Ikea wants it to be in the original packaging! Kind of ridiculous if you ask me. We have never had problems with putting Ikea furniture together before. Yes, it isn't amazing quality, but it still stands up pretty well and most of our house is furnished with Ikea stuff. 

Ronald and I were both so disappointed and annoyed after the bookcase debacle. I decided to make a cake to comfort us. ;) It was a boxed cake and as I was getting ready to put it in the oven I thought it looked really liquid-y so I checked the box and realized I put in three eggs instead of two! So that made things worse and I dumped it all in the sink in frustration. 

The rest of the day we watched Mad Men and I pouted about our bad day. 

Things are better this morning. I am still in a lot of fibromyalgia pain. I am taking the new pain meds but it seems to wear off pretty quickly for me, maybe I just need to get more in my system. 

Today Ronald is back to school. He is getting his masters degree in engineering and it is all online which is great. But on Sundays from about 11:30 to 3:00 he has an online lecture that he has to participate in, so we don't have as much time together. I'm glad he is in school and continuing his education, but it isn't always easy when things are so busy.

Anyway, I hope you have a nice, cozy, bundle-up, hot tea day.

xx, C


  1. Oh, that craft book looks like loads of fun. I love mushrooms :]

  2. C, I'm so sorry about your bookcase and the cake, I've had the cake problem before... I rarely EVER cook or bake, never learned how to as a kid, so when I try and something goes wrong I get so frustrated. If you haven't already, I'd demand an Ikea manager. They've got to do SOMETHING for y'all.

    I'm also sorry about your pain! I have a friend with fibromyalgia so I have a very slight idea of what you're going through. I know it's no where near the same, but in March of last year I was hit by a car while walking and now I have awful back pain. Drives me crazy.

    I hope this new week treats you better!!!

  3. Oh and I'm adding those two books to my wishlist! They look AMAZING!!!

  4. The cooking book looks like so much fun!
    I've been wanting to bake more.

  5. I wish we had an Ikea close to us! That sucks that it didn't work out though. Those books look so awesome!


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