musings, mutterings, and creative muddle. . .

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mmmm. . . Chocolate-Cinnamon Cake!

Okay, I admit it. . . the week of warm temps had me totally in Spring-mode so this cold-spell of the past couple of days has dragged me down. . . way down.  And what better pick-me-up is there than chocolate?

I acquired this recipe from a dear neighbor of ours when we lived in Western Kansas.  I walked into her kitchen one evening and the smell was divine - definitely chocolate. . . but what else was it?  One taste and I was totally smitten. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Blinging in the New Year

It's been awhile since I offered any peeks of my latest jewelry creations. . . of course, if you are a Facebook follower, all of this will be 'old news.'  Then again. . . maybe not :-)

The ksyardbird Studio worktable

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Captured Views. . .

I have been so amazingly overwhelmed with the many invasive details of life that little else (such as beloved Blogging, Beading, Sewing, Sleeeeeping) has permeated.  I was sitting here at my desk looking around and couldn't believe what I saw.  Wanna take a wee-peek at my world?

The first step is locating my dear, dear camera. . .

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gettin' Warm. . .Bakin' a Rum Cake

It's snowing again. . . another arctic freeze sliding across the USA has got me looking for any way at all to keep warm.

Oh, sure. . .there's turning up the furnace, putting another log on the fire, wearing woolie socks, scarf, and mittens.  Or maybe even wrapping up in one of those Snuggie things.  Personally, I'd much rather warm up mixing a cake, then stand by the oven soaking up the heat from baking the cake. . .and when a cakes as tasty as this (with Rum, to boot) - baby, all it takes is one piece and I'm H-O-T!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Super Bowl Snack Ideas

Tomorrow's The Big Game - Packers, Steelers, and Black-Eyed Peas. . . .It's sure to be a good game from beginning to end.

Looking for some snack ideas?  Let's run through the ksyardbird Blog Menu. . .
Corn and Beans with a twist. . .

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Winter, Winter, Winter Everywhere!

The news was full of warning about this winter storm that was to strike. . . we had days to prepare for The Blizzard.  Now that we're on the other side, let's take a look back:-)

We went from a gray day with snow