My life was differently hectic the last 3 months of the year. I went through a real reading dry spell at the end of 2015. I started a few books and just didn't finish.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Friday, January 1, 2016
Monday, October 12, 2015
Kitchens of the Great Midwest is J. Ryan Stradal's first novel. The book is peppered with recipes. I almost had to stop reading because it made me so hungry! Every chapter is a short story that adds up to a wonderful novel. Loved this book.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Saint Mazie is a roaring 20's good time girl with a heart of gold. This book is written as a diary of a common person who was known as the Queen of the Bowery. Mazie loves the bums, dirt and grim that make up New York City. She sits in her cage, the ticket booth at the Venice movie, watching life go by. I really liked the format of journal entries. I didn't want this book to end.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I picked this novel merely for the cover. However the story had enough mystery to keep me reading to the last page. If you like carnival stories with tarot cards and curses you'll enjoy this book. It reminds me of Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
Monday, August 10, 2015
This year our church's VBS theme was Everest. It was fun to come up with snowy ideas during the summer heat. I did snacks again for VBS. The first day I kept it super simple with trail mix. Day 2 was a yogurt parfait. I used strawberry yogurt, crushed graham crackers and blueberries on top. It looked real messy in the cups but the kids loved it. It was also the messiest snack to clean up.
This snack was very simple and a real crowd pleaser.
We used cookie cutters to make quesadilla hearts and snowflakes. This was the most labor intense of all the snacks.
This was our final snack of the week. The day before we made the cups because it is time consuming. It is a simple craft as long as you have sharpie pens and ribbon. We used an air popper to make the popcorn. It smelled so good! I put Teddy Grahams on top of the snowmen because a bear, Yeti, is the mascot for Friday. We served it with grapes on the side.