we’ve moved!

11 03 2010

Since making some progress with my project, ArtWorks, I have taken a deep breath and renamed my “indie” business, Sponge Flower Creations. to reflect the inspiration for my pieces and my style.  It means new Etsy shop – have to gradually transfer everything over – new Facebook page – hope my fans will come over – and I have decided to start a new blog: Sponge Flower Creations. Same me, same tone, same product reviews… and hopefully a lot more of it!

See you there!


stay tuned…

19 01 2010

WOW.  The first 17 days of 2010 have been fraught with emotion.  I am trying to tie all of my thoughts together… writing has been a challenge.

In the meantime, I can let you know that I’ve discovered a great facial cleansing cloth — Kirkland (the Costco generic brand) Daily Facial Cleansing Towelettes — they are already moist, so you don’t have to add water.  And the price!  $12.99 for a box of 150 wipes (compare with Olay Daily Facials Express – $8.99 for 30 at London Drugs).  The package claims that they are for “all skin types”… of course, if your skin is more on the sensitive side, these may or may not work for you.  But, I thought they made my skin feel tingly (in a good way), had a mild scent, and worked well for cleaning off makeup.  Another great product for busy moms!

december baking tally

29 12 2009

*yikes*  For someone who was planning on making two Christmas treats only this year… there seemed to be a lot of activity around my kitchen during the past few weeks.  I was honoured and thrilled a few weeks ago when a friend asked me to assist her with baking desserts for a Christmas Banquet for a community which our church supports by hosting weekend breakfasts, sewing classes, family hair day… and numerous other activities and practical giftings – located in a lower income area of the city, consisting of many single-parent families… it was truly a treat, so to speak, to participate and serve this community through the yumminess of goodies.  And, so….. the baking began!  After that — well, I was kind of on a roll and there were a few other Christmas events on deck.  Not all baking successes, mind you — there were a fair number of mishaps, crispy bottoms, and complete failures.  So, for my records, here is a tally of Christmas Baking 2009:

4 batches Cranberry Bliss Bars = ~128 bars

2 batches Pecan Cranberry Squares = ~60 bars

6 Pumpkin Pies

2 Cranberry Cherry Buckle cakes

1 Best Banana Bread loaf

1 dozen Raspberry Bran muffins

2 pans Red & Green Rice Krispie Squares (cut into star and candy cane shapes)

6 1/2 dozen Oatmeal Chocolate Chew cookies from the Nutfree Gourmet cookie dough

2 dozen Oatmeal Raisin cookies

2 dozen Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk cookies

2 batches Christmas Granola

3 batches Parmesan Biscotti

2 batches Honey Spiced Nuts

a LOT of Chocolate-dipped pretzels

Skiers French Toast for Christmas Day breakfast

No wonder I’m exhausted!