I was tagged by Schuyler @ Lady Bibliophile for the Sunshine tag. I am supposed to share seven things about myself. For some odd reason, I find making these lists hard, but I shall endure. I recently took up the organ. It’s not so hard; if you can read music all you need (besides the … More A Sunshiny Tag
This was on the ‘new books’ shelf at our library last week calling my name. I have had an interest in the monarchy for some time (i.e. ever since the royal wedding) and I have conducted sporadic research expedition into the British Monarchy; mostly for educating myself on the politics and aristocracy of the Edwardian period or … More Young Elizabeth by Kate Williams
I had never considered buying a blanket scarf until a week ago when I was at the mall for an eye appointment. (That’s right! the glasses are back. 🙂 ) In my last fashion post, I wore a skirt I found on consignment that was by Express. I popped in the store with my sister, … More Two Ways to Style a Blanket Scarf
I received my first Lamplighter book as a gift for my fifth birthday from my grandparents: Teddy’s Button. I was too young to read it myself, but I remember my dad read it aloud to me and my sisters. After that they gave Lamplighters to my sisters as well, and the tradition continued for nearly ten years. I … More Lamplighter Favorites
I need a better blogging plan. I woke up this morning and thought: Oh great. It’s Friday–and I have no blog post ready. Actually, I do have blog posts ready, but they are scheduled for other days. I just had no Friday post prepared. So by popular request, I am sharing about the tools I use to … More Friday Feature: Tools of the Trade
Brigadier General Richard Hannay has been withdrawn from his beloved front lines and dispatched by Bullivant to the Cotswolds. There he will infiltrate the pacifist village of Biggleswick which is suspected of hosting spies. After meeting with Mary Lamington, pretty, smart, and head of operations, and his old friend John S, Blenkiron, Hannay heads north, trying to uncover the … More Mr. Standfast by John Buchan
There are two particular items which gluten free cooks seem to have trouble adjusting to fit their dietary needs: pizza and cake. (Sometimes the gluten free life is a sad life. But I’m here to fix that. *cue heroic music*) The America’s Test Kitchen gluten-free cookbook is a gem. I used their chocolate cake recipe for the … More Friday Feature: Let Them Eat (Gluten-free, Chocolate) Cake. . .