Fall Cookies

As a pastry chef, I have a lot of cookie cutters. I have 2 full sets of round, a square set, flower set, a heart set. I have a full 18 piece Christmas set plus extras. There are some I have never used like the political set that has the liberty bell, statue of liberty…

finders keepers..a teeny tiny post

Check out this cool box o’ colors!! My mom was cleaning out her basement and found it! It used to belong to my grandma for her tatting.  I had to google what tatting was, apparently it is a method of stitching together quilt pieces. Look how organized everything is! There is a chart and everything!!!!!…

Learning as I go

So I finally FINALLY finished the peacock embroidery that I started over Labor Day! Hooray for me! It’s not that it was crazy complicated (although I will admit that it was a tiny bit ambitious for my like what? 4th time embroidering? ah well…) but embroidery requires 2 things, time and good light, and I…

Embroidery…we may have found a winner!!

Back in the end of June, we were getting ready to head up to the family lake home in Northern Minnesota for a week.  This vacation is always very low key- we sleep, read, fish and eat…not much more than that!  A few days before we hit the road I was shopping at Aldi (bless…

Ice Cream Sandwiches

If you’ve spent any time on the Instagram, then you know that Ice Cream Sandwiches are the hot summer dessert right now, and frankly, how could they not be? Ice Cream? good. Cookies? Good. Eating both at the same time? GOOOOODDD!!! You can combine all sorts of flavors, they are great for a crowd, and…

Wow, its been awhile…like a year

Hello! I seem to have finally found my way back to the blog, nice to see you again! Sorry I haven’t been around, but stay tuned because I have several new blog posts coming straight at ya! What have I been doing for a year…well we got a DOG! Her name is Penny Lane and…

Paper flowers

so it has been awhile since my last post…work has a way of ramping up at unexpected times, so while I actually played around with paper flowers several weeks ago, this is the first opportunity I have had to actually write about it.  Making paper flowers was actually pretty fun, and I  had something pretty…

side bar…I am a pastry chef

So I am a pastry chef. I went to culinary school and got a degree in Baking and Pastry like…17 years ago (wtf !!??! 17??!) Since then I have worked in luxury hotels and small independent restaurants and bakeries. Currently I am general manager at a local bakery specializing in cupcakes, plated desserts and specialty…

I tried Geo-Caching and all I found was poison ivy…

I had never heard of Geo-Caching until a few weeks ago. It sounds like something to do with rocks, but in fact it is, according to wiki an : ‘ outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches”, at…

HI

My name is Holly and I need a hobby.  My husband has many hobbies, and it has been pointed out to me that I should have interests that are not just work, sleep and hanging out with my him. I need to have something just for myself, something that I enjoy and fills my free…