Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In the Kitchen With...

Chocolate!!  I am making these for a birthday celebration tomorrow at the office.  They're quick, easy to transport and have candy as a main ingredient... what's not to like?  Put them in a glass apothecary jar and you have a yummy little gift. 

small pretzels
ROLO candy (chewy caramels in milk chocolate)
pecan halves

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place pretzels on sheet. Top each pretzel with one unwrapped ROLO. Bake 3 minutes (or until ROLO begins to soften, but not melt). Remove from oven; top with either a pecan half or another pretzel. Cool completely. EAT!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Currently Reading...

Although I never had one special teddy... or bunny...  or blankie... (there was my sweet Thumbelina doll... but that's a post for another day), I cannot put into words how much I adore this book!  And even though I'm a little hesitant to use the word "adore" (kinda brings to mind some uber cheesey romance novel) wanton or something... adore just fits the feelings this book inspires... for me at least.  You need to definitely scrounge up a copy (because I am not letting mine out of my sight) and see if you don't agree...

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Motherload...

I love my little vintage booth... I will never become rich because of it, but it does help justify the inordinate amount of time cash I spend at estate sales.  A couple of weekends ago, I grabbed several large sturdy tote bags and trudged through a grueling 7 estate sale marathon... attics to basements and back again.  In the end, I came away with a partially-filled bag of... well... not much.   And while there are no guarantees with these treasure hunts... it was particularly disappointing (not to mention humid... and dusty... and sweat and dirt/dust look awfully "attractive" after about the fifth attic). 

This Saturday there were only two sales and "last day" sales at that... so armed with one tote and low expectations, I set out... and hit a photography motherload.  I've had really good luck selling vintage cameras... but I was down to one lonely box camera in my booth and hadn't run across any in months...  And then... well, take a look... brownies, boxes, books, old adverts, oh my... initially, I took pics of my monster haul as it completely covered my dining room table... but it was after midnight and although I appreciate ambient lighting, my persnickety little Canon does not... so I re-snapped part of the loot I took to the shop... (and a few of my new artsy projects while I was at it).