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22 posts from February 2015

x marks the dot mystery quilt

Mq polka dots

Here is my version of the X-marks the dot mystery quilt that I did on Facebook.  I'm finally getting into my sewing room and it sure feels good.

You can see we still have snow and the temps got down to -17 in town, but we didn't have it as cold up here on the ridge.

How about you all, anyone warming up yet?


old fashioned mini applesauce cake donuts

Whole wheat mini donuts

Old Fashioned Mini Applesauce Cake Donuts
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg white, lightly beaten


Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray your mini donut pan with oil or coat with butter and set aside.

In a small bowl, thoroughly combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, applesauce, oil, and vanilla.

Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients and stir just until moistened; fold in egg white.

Add 1/2 Tbsp batter per mold, leaving the center peg showing above the batter.

Bake 10 minutes or until dough springs back when touched with your finger.

Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes, then loosen donuts. While still warm, dip donuts in sugar, powdered sugar, or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, coating well. Or cover with a glaze of 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tsp milk.


Recipe from Mary Janes Farm magazine.


eta: I totally forgot to add sugar to this recipe and I used my whole wheat pastry flour.


if i were...

Dark blue sky

{photo taken in Sheridan Wyoming July 2014}

I found this cute post on my friend Rose's blog and thought I would do it as well.


If I were a month I’d be September.

If I were a day I’d be Monday.

If I were a time of day I’d be 6:00 a.m.

If I were a font I’d be Papyrus.

If I were a planet I’d be Venus.

If I were a direction I’d be south where the weather is warm.

If I were a piece of furniture I'd be a blanket chest.

If I were a liquid I’d be coffee.

If I were a gemstone I’d be an opal.

If I were a tree I’d be a maple tree.

If I were an element I’d be gold.

If I were a tool I’d be a sewing machine.

If I were a flower I’d be a coneflower.

If I were an element of weather I’d be a spring shower.

If I were a musical instrument I’d be a guitar.

If I were a color I’d be the colors of fall.

If I were an emotion I’d be joy.

If I were a fruit I’d be a strawberry.

If I were a sound I’d be the sound of music.

If I were a car/truck I’d be GMC Terrain.

If I were a food I’d be Pizza.

If I were a place I’d be the beach.

If I were material I’d be cotton.

If I were a taste I’d be sweet.

If I were a scent I’d be the scent after a spring rain.

If I were a body part I’d be a smiling mouth.

If I were a song I’d be You are My Sunshine.

If I were a bird I’d be an Eagle.

If I were a gift I’d be a sweater.

If I were a city I’d be going crazy.

If I were a door I’d open up to a beautiful mountain view.

If I were a pair of shoes I’d be sandals.

If I were a poem I’d be about love.


a neat sight to see

This is my view every morning, but when I looked out this morning I spied something that is not usually there. 

Can you see it?

The view

It was a deer bedded down.

Bedding deer

We figure that deer bed down amongst the pines all the time we just have never seen it until now.

What a sight to wake up to.