A Misfire, Busy day Breakfast and Musings

Yesterday I attempted to bake with stevia. All the online places I found assured me this can be done. Perhaps it can, I will try again later.


However, yesterday’s attempt was a dismal failure. The dropped cookies had ugly shapes and worse, tasted awful. Like hard biscuits with no sweet at all. I even tried adding some chocolate chips and peppermint bark, not much improvement! Ultimately inedible. Though Katie enjoyed a few of the plain ones with out the added stuff.

Today I baked normal cookies and just won’t eat them all in a day. Actually, it takes days to eat a batch. I plan to make smaller cookies too and maybe freeze some. I know I can freeze dough. I may do some of that too, so I can bake a few after dinner. (I did not do any of this…) OK This is the next day. The cookies are sooo sweet. I can only eat one or 2 a day. Which is a good thing!

His

Hers
I love peanut butter, but not in cookies. Odd I know but it is me.
Since I plan to be busy baking, doing laundry, making a list of things to make for gifts and other miscellaneous, things my breakfast this morning is toast and coffee.

I chose peanut butter because it is high in protein and I need protein! My coffee as usually is well creamed and mixed with hazelnut instant coffee. Because, caffeine! I am having this again today, since it was soooo good yesterday!

My doll shelves are almost complete, I think I have dolls in the area I want them, I just need to organize them. Here is what I have so far.

Tv and Movie dolls. Beanie babies are on top of the dolls on the right. See the one in purple? She is a Rapunzel doll in a Jasmine costume, which is meant to represent Jeanie from I dream of Jeanie. I think there maybe a real Barbie version of her somewhere, but this is mine!I need to redo the top shelf and move the non Holiday dolls to other shelves, where they fit better. I do think I want this year’s holiday doll and I will need more room…

Snoopy. This shelf hasn’t really changed. I do want to rearrange it, I just haven’t figured out how yet.


Misc, Some Barbie, some Peanuts, some Princess. The shelf under it holds unopened clothes /accessory packs. The top shelf are my bigger dolls, the ones I like to dress. Once I get stands for them, I will probably unbox the ones boxed up. The boxes take up room that could be used to get more dolls!

Boxed Barbies. Some of these will get opened, some will stay boxed and some will go away entirely, because I have dups or changed my mind on wanting them.

Rag Dolls and Barbies and Ever After High. Plus the few porcelains I couldn’t part with. They remind me of Ann with and E and Diana…


Barbies. My vintage ones, I want to go on top. Then ones in their original outfits then ones I just like. Next to this are my Holiday Barbies. I have some on top of my TV/Movie ones too.
Now, my furry family …


Mouse being shy and then the look she gives me when I do not share my tacos with her.

Munchie, when she realizes mom means it when she says leave my knitting alone.

Katie when… ok pretty much anytime she wants in my lap…
Whats going on at your place?
Hugs y’all

More Bits and Bobs

I am working on a project. A friend gave me the idea.

I am going to use these. I am not sure what they were originally for and I think I paid way too much for them. I have no idea WHY I bought them in the first place.

My plan is to take photo pages, put them into a note book then use these cards to make daily to do routines.
I can color code them too for special things, like organizing holiday tasks. My everyday tasks will be one color. My once a week tasks one color, then tasks I do now and then one color and each week I can slip in what I want done that week.
This way on weeks when I have high energy, I can do more and weeks when I can barely move, I will do less. My hope is it evens out over all so my home is comfortable and neat all the time.
We have had rain now for at least 7. Days. Straight!
I thank God for the rain, and hope the bridges hold out! I heard our one dry lake is now at flood stage and they opened the flood gates on the other 2.


My friend Helen asked me for a close up of this doll. So, Helen here it is.
The boxed one is a little hard to get to.


Here is the unboxed one. This is I think, the first one. The boxed one is #2. I LOVE the hair on this doll.

These are by far my favorite style of Barbie shoes, other than boots. I LOVE boots. Can not wear them but I love them.
Also, if you love gorgeous artwork and scripture, and in general uplifting things. If you use facebook, check out Millie’s Coffee Corner. I don’t remember how I found it but I love it!

Now, just because I can, here are pictures of my adorable grandsons.

Enkel 1

Enkel 2
Hugs Y’all