My Dad's birthday was not too long ago, and I always have a hard time figuring out what to get him. This year, I decided to do something homemade. Dear ol' dad loves himself a bath, and manly bath stuff is hard to come by, so I picked up some plain epsom salts and Juniper essential oil and made my own! Then I made this wicked-classy muslin bag and stamped it with my cool new stamp set from here.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Yumm. Made scones for brunch today. These have been a family favorite for years and years, but I haven't made them in a long time. The recipe comes from an old Pampered Chef's "Recipes from the Heart" cookbook:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup milk
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (or 375 convect). Then combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs (I usually cut the butter into chunks and then use my hands to crumble it in the flour mixture). Add the raisins (or craisins, or pretty much any dried fruit you want). Then gently mix in the sour cream and milk. Gently! Add a bit more milk if you're having trouble coating all the flour, but don't overmix it. Then pat it out on a lightly floured surface until it's about 1 inch thick. At this point I usually baste it with an egg and sprinkle sugar on it, because they're even more awesome that way. Sugar or not, you're gonna bake them for 12-15 minutes or until they're lightly browned. Let them cool for a bit and then stuff your face! They're best fresh.
Posted by Denielle at 12:44 PM
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Monday, October 22, 2012
Yay I just ordered a fat quarter of cotton/linen canvas with my very own scissor drawing on it! yayaya spoonflower.
Initially, I was going to get this tattooed on the back of my arm, but I've recently committed to simpler single living (a.k.a. chastity and poverty). Essentially I want to have lots of time for reading, prayer, and meditation and spend the rest of my time doing something I love (Molipop) to support myself financially. How's that going so far? Well, my self-discipline may not be A+. I'm learning as I go. For now, tattoos are pretty pricey, so unless gads of cash start falling into my lap, I'm taking it easy on the non-essentials . . . except custom fabric, obviously.
Posted by Denielle at 10:27 AM
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Had a great week on Hornby Island with some old friends, and I'm currently just waiting for the ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver. And then I get to see my brother! who I haven't seen since Christmas!
Some Highlights from Hornby:
Some Highlights from Hornby:
And so much more that isn't captured on Film (many hours of visiting, painting the outhouse, beach fire at moonrise, reading a full novel for pleasure, hiking walking, EATING, and checking out the local art)
Posted by Denielle at 4:20 PM
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Got this super-cute tea set at the Salvation Army yesterday! I really don't ever use tea cups . . . or creamers, but I might have to start so that I can justify clogging up my space with yet another beautiful (unnecessary) find.
In other news, I'm heading to Hornby Island tomorrow to spend some quality time with my old roomies, Luke and Laura. I haven't seen them in ages (two years?), so I'm pretty much shaking with excitement right now.
All that's between me and them is one loooong day of travel--starting at 4am tomorrow! There will be lots of car driving and ferry-taking. And coffee-drinking. I'll maybe write all about it when I get back. If I don't fall asleep driving and die.
Then! Then! I'm going to see my brother in Fort Langley.
|Wendel's Bookstore and Cafe in Fort Langley|
Hopefully I'll catch his soccer game on Saturday, and then who knows what. He's very adventurous and social and all the things that I'm not, so we'll probably pack more excitement into two days than I would normally pack into 2 months.
Sidenote: not 100% certain, but I think a bunch of the Vampire Diaries is filmed in Fort Langley. Worst. Show. Ever. I love it.
Oh vacation anticipation, how I love you.