Mrs. K At Home This and that, and all the things I love!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Busy, Busy!!!

Well, the tree did not get decorated - but will be by Friday!! Absolutely, without any more interference. Ah, well, no stress, it will be what it is. Some things, like tearing apart book cases and such, proved to be a bigger job than I anticipated. For some reason, beyond my comprehension, I decided to reorganize my little studio as well. I know - let's not go there.

Decisions, decisions!!! I'm trying to narrow down the cookie list. Of course my shortbread must be first on the list - there could be a riot at my door otherwise. Oh, and those ricotta cookies - must have those too. However, I have come across some other recipes I would like to try, such as Italian Almond Cookies, Maple Chocolate Chip Shortbread and a basic sugar cookie. I always make fudge as well and  can't leave that out. I came across a recipe for Pumpkin Spiced Fudge which sounds yummy so I may make a pan of that to go along with the traditional fudge. Oh... and the eggnog! Last year I made real, honest to goodness, homemade eggnog - from scratch. There is NO going back. It was not only delicious beyond anything I have ever had, but it is nutritious with all that organic whole milk and eggs, lovely spices and just enough honey to give it a touch of sweetness. You won't believe this, but I didn't share it; no, I kept it all for myself - and no, I'm not ashamed to say it! ; ) This year I will make a bigger batch so I can share, but it does take a great many eggs, milk and some heavy cream.

There are also some aromatherapy blends and linen mists - all completely pure and natural - to be blended and bottled. What else? Oh... I have some goodies from the beauty supply which I can't mention here because of certain individuals that read this blog! Hehehe - just think about that!
I just found this in the bottom of my stitching basket! Stitched last year and never put together! I can't believe I didn't finish it. The design is from Cherished Stitches and was in the 2010 Just CrossStitch ornament issue. Another task on the list - albeit a quick one. This is for my tree.

So there I am, busy doing thinks I love to do for a season I so enjoy. Hope you are enjoying this time as well and letting the stress just flow away. Breathe in the scent of pine, bayberry and cedar - that will make you feel good!

Deliciously yours,
Mrs. K


  1. What a delightful plate of doings you have. I've just started my baking and candy making. I have to get finished with all that this week before the grands are home next week. They have lots planned for us to accomplish before the holidays. Love this blog.......Linda

  2. Hello Mrs. K,
    Your linen mists sound interesting. Might you have a recipe to share?
    One lovely thing that I have gotten back as I have begun to work with herbs and oils is my sense of smell.
    I have such trouble with chemical perfumes, they give me migraines.
    I'd love to be able to mist my linens with natural oils and herbs.

  3. Thank you Linda - I, of course, enjoy your blogs as well. Merry, merry and a blessed New Year to you and yours! XO

    Paulette - the simplest way to make a linen mist is to use a spray bottle, a cup or so of filtered water and a total of 15 - 20 drops of pure essential oils. I like lavender and chamomile so I use 10 drops of lavender, 5 drops of chamomile and a cup to a cup and a half of filtered water. Shake before you use each time and lightly mist sheets and pillow slips. Sometimes I just sprinkle a few drops of lavender EO over my linens.
    Take care if you have allergies. XO

  4. So glad you found the little treasure at the bottom of your basket-its beautiful! Love the linen mist idea-thank you for posting the recipe too!

  5. Your welcome Tipper! It just seems like this year the holiday season is moving too fast - so much still to do, but enjoying it none the less.