Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yarn stocking

Holidays are inspiring, so many colours to bring home!








I totally love the Woolganics organic merino, it's so soft and squishy and dyes up beautifully!
These are all for sale on my Facebook page or you can leave a comment here.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Apple choc cake recipe

This is my 8 year old daughter's first recipe and she wanted to share it with you all. It is a seriously delicious and moist cake!


1 cup of SR flour, sifted
120 grams butter, melted
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup whole milk
2 eggs, whisked
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons desiccated coconut
1/4 cup choc dots (white or brown)
1/2 apple, diced

Pre heat oven to 170 degrees (C). Place flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl. Add milk, eggs and vanilla, whisk until smooth. Place rest of ingredients in the same bowl and stir. Place in a greased cake tin (use baking paper on the bottom to prevent sticking). Put in oven for about 40 minutes, check the middle with a skewer for doneness.
 Gem says you can eat it either iced or un-iced, we have had it both ways and it's great with or without! Enjoy!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

"Can you find Saints" book review

I purchased this book by Philip D. Gallery recently after reading about it on Catholic Icing. I wasn't sure what to expect other than a "Where's Wally" style fun book.

But it's much more than that.

Not just a fun book but an educational tool that doesn't feel like education. It's a chance to reinforce the saints you already know and read small snippets of those you may not know so well. The short readings on the saints to be found really make this a multi age book. For younger children, you can read briefly to them about each saint before they get to spot them in the pictures. For middle children who can read, it can be read together and the saints can be found together. And for older kids, it's a brief, fun picture book that teaches them something. Each of my children (aged 4, 6, 8 and 13) enjoyed this book and are asking for the other books in the series.

Something I like about the book is that it can be used as a tool for further discussion and research. Besides the saints who are described and that you search for, there are many, many other saints in every picture and they are labelled with their names (there a quite a few that I haven't heard of!) There are also optional extras to find on each page for children who really like to search and find.

As my husband pointed out to me, when you look at the "Where's Wally" books, although they are clever and entertaining, they often make light (a mockery even?) of horrific historical events. It is refreshing to find a book that is completely good for a child, faith enriching, educational and fun! 

I highly recommend this book for children of all ages :)


If you click on this link to purchase the book you will be blessing me and my family with a small percentage of the total sale, thank you.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blues, purples, pinks, mmmmmm


My newest yarns are available to purchase now.


If you're interested, just comment here as I haven't uploaded them to my Etsy store yet :)

Have a happy and blessed weekend!