Wednesday, January 30, 2008

First Bag Sale

I confess, I am still reveling in the sale of my bags this weekend. A dear (and gracious) friend hosted a bag party for me in Chicago. I've never been so proud of making so little! Ha ha! It's great fun making something beautiful women can use every day.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Cookies for the Soul

I read once that nurturing is taking care of the best within you (and others). There is nothing else really, is there, better than that. I am indebted to those who have kept me inspired and growing all these years.

These cookies are quite nurturing as well, for both body and soul. They are my "if you had one thing to eat on a desert island" food. I shudder to think of how many I've eaten since I've made this exact recipe for 28 years.

Make someone happy by baking something warm and chocolate-y. Don't forget the milk.

Recipe for Create-A-Cookie:

1 c. butter (2 sticks)
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cinnamon
1 1/4 c. chocolate chips
3 c. quick oats

Cream butter through eggs. Add dry ingredients one by one and mix. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Being At Home

"I want to remind myself and others that our homes can become sacred places, filled with life and meaning. We do not need cathedrals to remind ourselves to experience the sacred." - Gunilla Norris