When last we left our heroine..


She was trying to figure out why there were 3 opened packages of pitted and chopped dates in her pantry….

I know it’s been a while since I posted, actually it’s been 2 weeks, and like all retired peeps I’m very busy but couldn’t really tell you what I’ve been doing except looking for gainful employment, setting up Get Togethers and Shopping Events for my India Hicks business    ( http://www.indiahicks.com/rep/mconroymiller) and playing …


I’ve been crafting so I’ve been making things like cards and tags and necklaces and a few bracelets.


I also did a couple of marathon cooking events, featuring emptying the entire contents of the fridge and coming up with a  bunch of meals from it. This load was from 2 Sundays ago and yielded:

Italian green beans in sauce


Roasted beets and carrots for salad additions with goat cheese

Roasted vegetable and pinto bean ratatouille (beans when rinsed and roasted are extra delicious!)


Brussel sprouts roasted with apples and kielbasa

Acorn squash stuffed with dates

Not a bad afternoon’s work.

Well I’ll be back soon with some new posts…sorry I was gone for so long!

A girl can get a lot done…

When she gets up early on a weekend, and the sun is out, and it’s 70 degrees. She washes windows, cleans closets, changes bed linen, stores drapes, hangs curtains and makes some cute tags… 


I added a piece of muslin to a stock tag, then a length of ribbon, then hot glued the plaster intaglios/shapes from my last air dry clay session. I used an edger on the bottom. I like how they came out, kind of shabby chic.

The Way Back Machine…December

Here’s what I was fashioning a year ago in December

I stamped, embossed and taped some wax bags for baked goodies.

Then I made some banderoles (banners) to use for cakes and other confections. I’ll post the file so you can print and cut out to use too!

Hand stamped champagne tags for champagne gifts!

Lastly my Christmas batch of macarons!