Monday, January 4, 2021
Thursday, December 31, 2020
- Wuthering Heights
- Pride and Prejudice
- Jane Eyre
- The Grapes of Wraith
- The Code of the Woosters
- The Fellowship of the Ring
- The Two Towers
- The Return of the King
- Great Expectations
- The Iliad
- Mysteries of Udolpho
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
- Through the Looking Glass
- Little Women
- Barchester Towers
- Les Miserables
- The Secret Garden
- A Tale of Two Towers
- Gulliver's Travels
- The Betrothed
- The Time Machine
- The Wind in the Willows
- Northanger Abbey
- Sense and Sensibility
- Mansfield Park
- Peter Pan
- North and South
- White Nights
- Pilgrim's Progress
- Nightmare Abbey
- David Copperfield
- The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Mary Poppins
- The Scarlet Pimpernel
- Journey to the Centre of the Earth
- 20,00 Leagues Under the Sea
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Uncle Tom's Cabin
- The Odyssey
- Treasure island
- Anne of Green Gables
- The Little White Horse
- The Aeneid
- The Scarlet Letter
- The Three Musketeers
- Read 50 classic novels
- Work on my weight loss
- Grow my relationships with Yeshua and my boyfriend
- Launch my Etsy shoppe
- Grow my blog
- Sew more dresses/skirts (It's a skill that I am wanting to master
- Handmake more things than buying them
Friday, August 7, 2020
Hello everyone! I am joining in Classical Homemaking's 2020 Themed Tea Party Blog Hop.
My theme is a Mori Kei Tea.
Starting off is this overview of the little set up I did.
The first little treat I prepared, are this yummy oatmeal raisin cookies. The recipe is by Classical Homemaking. (Recipe linked here: Oatmeal Raisin Cookie https://www.classicalhomemaking.com/2012/04/oatmeal-raisin-cookies-sorta-subway.html)
Next are these yummy, Weight Watchers muffins I made. (Recipe link here: Banana Chocolate Muffins http://eleganthomemaking.blogspot.com/2020/08/banana-chocolate-muffins.html)
Freshly bought strawberries, to add a pop of colour
I decided to add a few extra, Mori girl inspired decor. Here is my little hedgehog, Melody Porkitine.
This is a little felt mushroom pin that I made, as a test for my Etsy shoppe. (More about that soon.)
I also made a Totoro pin, which will also be added to my Etsy shoppe.
I truly enjoyed preparing this little tea setup. It gave me such a peaceful moment. Indulging in the art of tea has always made me feel relaxed and refreshed.
I hope that you enjoyed my little presentation. Please be sure to check out all the other lovely bloggers' tea posts, and give them much love.
Link to posts: https://www.classicalhomemaking.com/
Monday, August 3, 2020
Hello to everyone! As these pandemic times are lasting much longer than we have wanted, I am going to try tho start posting more recipes (and other things).
This recipe has been a favourite of mine lately. It's healthy, yummy and filling.
- 2/3 c. of yogurt (I have also used both mayonaise and sour cream)
- 1/3 c, milk
- 1/3 c. wheat flour
- 1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 c. oats
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 large, beaten egg
- 1 large, mashed banana
- 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 c. cocoa powder
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Spray, or place muffin cups, in your preferred muffin tin. I have found that this makes about 12 muffins, if you do not double the recipe.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add in all your wet ingredients. Make sure that the banana is well blended, if you don't want banana chunks in your muffins. I would recommend mashing the banana before hand, in a sepereate bowl, rather than in the mixing bowl.
3. Once well blended, add in your dry ingredients. Mix well.
4. Once mixed, add by spoonfuls into your muffin tin. Bake for 15-17, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
I hope that you all enjoy this lovely, muffin recipe. I LOVE these muffins, and make them quite often. They are good cold, or warm. I highly recommend storing these in a fridge. They last much longer.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Hello all of my lovely people! I have been so absent, and I deeply apologize for that. I have sadly been out of the habit of posting lately, and have finally convinced myself to start up again. It is already 2020, which is blowing my mind. This year, I hope to flourish in blogging and other writing.
For today, I am posting a new recipe that I tried last week, and got many wonderful results from my family members.
Ingredients (for larger families, double this recipe.)
- 1/2 butter (softened)
- 1/2 granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup of packed light or dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Zest of 2 oranges
- 1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. orange juice
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until it is smooth. Add both sugars, and mix until the consistency is creamy. Add the eggs, yogurt and vanilla extract. Beat well, until the mixture is combined well. Once that is finished, add the orange zest.
3. In a large bowl, mix together your dry ingredients. Add the wet mixture to the bowl, and mix with a whisk. Once everything is mixed well, add the milk and orange juice. Fold in the cranberries until well combined.
4. Fill in the muffin cups with batter, up until the cup is full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the muffins are well baked in the middle. I always like to stick a tooth pick in the centre. If the pick comes out clean, the muffins are done. Allow the muffins to cool on a cooling rack, before you store them.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
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Hello everyone! I am joining in Classical Homemaking's 2020 Themed Tea Party Blog Hop. My theme is a Mori Kei Tea. Starting o...
Hello to everyone! As these pandemic times are lasting much longer than we have wanted, I am going to try tho start posting more recip...
Hello all of my lovely people! I have been so absent, and I deeply apologize for that. I have sadly been out of the habit of posting l...