Everyone’s blogs! This week, I’ve actually baked from my pins and blogs I follow! It is kind of exciting; like, all this blogging and pinning isn’t for nothin’! (Though I am the epitome of this pin 99% of the time;)
But this week …
And then my brain was jogged by Sally’s cheesecake bars. So, in the next couple posts, prepare yourselves for a pretty awesome recipe.
And these pancakes by Chez Catey Lou are absolutely DElish.
P.P.S I made these Healthy Dark Chocolate No Bake Bars from a blog I just discovered, Confessions of A Bright Eyed Baker and they are so good!
Other highlights of this week:
We’ve been dancing to TobyMac’s Eye On It CD … (sorry, no pics of us dancing;)
Recreating Guy’s Grocery Games in my room …
Switching bedrooms …
Me and Elizabeth used to share a room, but now Elizabeth and Abigail switched. We’re trying it out. It’s been working great!
Baking food … lots of it!
Want to know donething realky exciting? I discovered Google +! Guys, I am so slow, its hilarious. I’d never pursued what it was and it wasn’t until I accidentally clicked “view my feed” or something like that, that I realized I could see all the posts of the people I follow! Like, it is so cool! Now I know where my posts go when I click “share.” You learn something new every day!
Moving on …
I never go to Target since my mom usually goes when I’m at volleyball or piano or classes, etc., but we went the other day after New Years. I had been wanting eye liner, but wasn’t sure what I wanted. Then, I stumbled upon Elf at the end of the aisle. Can I just say love at first sight? It is all $1, $2, $3 – who knew? So, I’m loving how easy it is to apply and how clear it stays on.
Cranberries. Yes, another thing I was slow to catch onto. I baked them into a dessert for the first time this week (I guess I got too caught up in pumpkin this fall … ) and absolutely loved it! If I remember, I’ll share the recipe with you in several months … It’s definitely a fall recipe!
Finally, remember the Books I’m Loving post? Well, I did finish Sense and Sensibility and I really enjoyed it. I am a firm believer that is a movie is based on a book, I need to read the book. I always appreciate the extra details books give. However, with Jane Austen and her older style of writing, I was glad I has an understanding of the plot (since I had watched the movie) because I think I might’ve gotten lost otherwise.
The second book I was going to read was The Westing Game. I was a little leery, but I am SO glad I started it again. The murder at the beginning creeped me out a couple years ago, but it isn’t the focus of the book at all. It is a book of riddles, deception, and quirky characters with deep pasts. I would’ve never predicted the ending. What I loved was 1) I couldn’t put it down and 2) the ending matched the incredible plot. There was no let down after all that action and intrigue; Ellen Raskin was hard pressed to finish well, but she delivered. I highly recommend this one, although for mature readers (aka not my 12 year old self) (This is a pretty good review of the book!)