Monday, November 28, 2011

COTM: Double Chocolate Cupcakes Gluten Free

First we shall do a lesson in baking powder



USE IT....Lesson over...

Double Chocolate Cupcakes Allergy Free
By Ginger Lemon Girl
Converted by Marcie Dingerson

2 Cups Gluten Free Mix (I use Bob's All Purpose)
1/4 Cup Baking Cocoa
1/2 Cup Agave
2/3 Cup Almond Milk (I used Rice)
1 Cup Pumpkin
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
Chocolate Chips

Basically I dumped everything in the bowl and mixed, this made about 12 cupcakes. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. I did fill the tins 3/4ths full. Enjoy.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Which Owl?

I spent tonight designing this owl. Obviously I have more work to do. The bottom of that body needs to be expanded out a bit and his wings need to be adjusted. But other then that I think he is adorable?

Owl number two is a pattern I bought.

Which one are you digging?

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Lots going on here and not enough time to blog. First Bridget has been sick, very, very sick. Basically her partner in life died, she lost her spunk and the other goats took the chance to beat her up and push her around. Unaware to me until she started to drop serious weight. So last Monday night I found her down really late at night, another goat probably knocked her over and she couldn't get up. Well I picked her up and brought her in and she was in the goat hospital (aka laundry room). We brought in hay and gave her grain and treated for worms yet again and kept her warm and happy.

Tuesday was spent giving her a bath. I kid ya not I gave this goat a bath. She has had diarrhea so very badly and she needed a good bath and tail cutting. Another night in the laundry room and I was ready to kick her out. But I couldn't just kick her out, she needs her own space where she won't be picked on and where she can eat.

Here comes in the make shift pen. We went out and bought a tarp and set to work. We used things that were in the back field and came up with this. Really hard to see because we spent two freezing hours on this project and it was near dark when we were done. But she gets to see her goat friends, she has her own space where she can eat freely all by herself. During the day we will let her out and as it gets dark put her away. The great thing is I can see her from the house. So if there is a problem I can spot it right away. She is starting to gain weight, and the most exciting news is she has normal poop.

In the goat world sadly poop is where it's at. If a goat has diarrhea, basically start digging a hole, she is sick and you can rarely save them. Normally poop means everything is working well. We got lucky with her. You should see how happy Bridget is in her new palace.

Speaking of that it took me over an hour to clean up the goat hospital. I have forgotten how messy this can get because we haven't had anyone in the laundry room in a very long time.

Next I went looking for a recipe and for the life of me I could not find it. But I found stacks and stacks of printed recipes and all sorts of binders, half full. So I organized. When I was done, I still didn't find the recipe.

See I organized!

Next, It's Thanksgiving and I am not big at all about Thanksgiving. Maybe because my mother is always drunk and speaking negatively about everyone, and my father is usually passed out from too much food after the meal. The TV on really loudly, kids bored out of their mind because dinner is an hour late, because my mother had so much negative to say and she wants to make sure she got it all out? Honestly I don't want the kids around that. So I ditched it this year. And honestly I'm not up for making a Thanksgiving meal here. So we did a rousing meal of fish and chips and onion rings.

We have plans to hopefully one day to expand out our house a bit, with that giving us a bigger dining room and kitchen and living room, and I like to use and a lot apparently? So I'm hoping down the road to put on a big meal and have an open invite to everyone from family to friends, and either come or go I don't care, but your invited. So one hopes I can do that soon?

So I am loving this pumpkin picture....

Because it shows off the table runner I have been working on. Isn't it lovely?

Then we have the 30 dollar Thanksgiving make over. Do you see the piece holding up the TV, I spent a whopping 30 dollars on it. It totally inspired us to make over the whole room. After getting this piece in and the TV up and everything moved in. We decided to take everything else out of the room. We re-worked the bookcases and we got rid of a lot of toys. It needed to be done. So basically if there wasn't room, it wasn't coming into the room.

In the end, 5 bags of toys in the garage, a garbage can full, and two book cases were removed. See you can see the wall now. I totally love that we got rid of a lot of toys. I love how you can walk in there. I love how there is a space for everything! I yell clean up and it's cleaned up in 5 minutes now. Because the kids know where to put the toys.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Apple Pie Anyone

So I somehow got roped into making Gluten Free Apple Pies for the school feast. I don't know how this happened, just started talking and walked away with me making pies. I used Cybele's Recipe out of her Book I used my Apple Pie Filling from my Recipe page and there you go. Two awesome looking Gluten Free Pies.

Who know Gluten Free could look so good? Let's just hope they taste just as good?

Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Weekend

Today two more monsters were made. They are so ugly they are cute. It kills me. Now in the photo below you can see which three I made and which two we picked up at a craft show.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Look What I Made

So we adopted two monsters today, photos to come on those. I thought I could make those. So I came home and created some monsters. This was the first one done. He will be adopted by Cole. I need to hit Goodwill and get some plushy fabric, I don't normally buy or use plushy fabric. So more to come, stay tuned.

He is so ugly, that he is cute. 

Friday, November 4, 2011


How utterly adorable is this owl? We went to a sale today and  apparently he just had to come home with us. I gave in  because having 15 billion stuffed animals in this house is just not enough!