Friday, September 14, 2012

Flying By

I find it so hard to believe that it's already mid-September.  Time is really flying and there's been little time for blogging or crafting lately.
I'm so busy at work that by the time I get home, I don't want to do much of anything, yet there's always so much to do to prepare for the next day.  Since I like to keep tins of baked goods on my desk at school, I do try to make time for baking at least a couple of times a week. 
Bite-sized oatmeal cookies:  1/2 cup butter softened; 1/4 cup brown sugar; 1/4 cup granulated sugar; 3/4 tsp baking powder; 1/2 tsp baking soda; 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon; 1/4 tsp salt; 1/8 tsp ground allspice; 1 egg; 1 tsp vanilla; 3/4 cup flour, 1 cup quick cooking oats; 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips; 1/3 cup dried cranberries.  Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake til golden.

All the baking makes my boss and co-workers very happy!
Blueberry muffins:  1/4 cup canola oil; 1/2 cup honey; 1/2 cup skimmed milk; 1 egg; 1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour; 2 tsps baking powder; 1/4 tsp salt; 1 TBS lemon juice, lemon zest, 1/2 cup blueberries.

Haven't made much progress on the baby blanket.  The good news is that little Emma Rachel was able to go home a few days ago, so I really need to get this blanket done soon.
The other good news is that I received an email today from Helen Phillips informing me that I won a prize in her recent giveaway.  Her work is so lovely and she always has such pretty things to share on her blog.

I hope you've all had a good week!
Happy weekend wishes,


My Life In Stitches said...

Well done winning that giveaway Tammy.
An I am sure your boss loves all your baking, it all looks yummy.
I also have not finished my granny square blanket yet for my grand daughter. I try to do a little in the evenings.
best wishes Julie.C

Elna said...

Congratulations to the winning. I have never win a give away. You are a real good baker *smile*.


Little Treasures said...

At least you started with the blanket - I am still at choosing the right colors (in my mind) :)
Have a lovely weekend Tammy!

Terra said...

Congratulations on winning. Your baking will keep things "sweet" where you work, and the blanket is off to a good start.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Ha ha, I love the way you bribe your boss and co-workers. Bet they all got addicted to your baking and you're stuck with that for life!
You will settle into the new fall schedule and finish that baby blanket. Don't worry, enjoy whatever you are doing; blogging or not.
Hugs to you,


The baking looks delicious and so do the squares, Tammy.

Have a great weekend.


Wanda said...

Congrats on your winning the give away. That's always fun.

I do a lot of baking too, and give away most of it. Just made 4 loaves of banana date bread. Really moist.

You are one busy woman. I sure like seeing what you're baking, and thanks for the recipes.

Createology said...

Baking even on busy days fills the house with a comfort like no other. The days are flying by all too quickly and I do not know where I have been except outside cleaning up about 5 acres of our property around the house. Horrible drought and high fire danger is a good motivator. Wonderful weekend dear...

Diane said...

Sounds like things are normally busy for you Tammy. I've been a little worried with all the news about your country. Hope all is well and peaceful. As long as you're baking and crocheting all is well. Blessings, Diane

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, I know exactly what you mean about not having much time. And I LOVE blogging. Well, hope you have a nice weekend. take care. Susan

vintage grey said...

Your sweet baked goods always look so yummy! Congrats on winning, too!! Blessings, Heather

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

You baked one of my favourites, blueberry muffins and always have the nicest home baking.
Congratulations on winning the giveaway.
Yes, the month of September is going fast.

Happy weekend

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Like you I am so busy at thia time of year, life just seems to speed up.
Your baking always looks delicious and makes me reach for a cup of coffee to enjoy with the cakes.
Hope you have a relaxing weekend.
Hugs Angela.x

Linda said...

Hope you're enjoying a nice weekend! :)

My life is kind of the opposite in that I seem to have too much time on my hands both at work and at home sometimes. Therefore, I find lots of time for writing, which is one of my #1 priorities in life since I do that for the newspaper and not only the blog.

I get bored very easily and so it's nice that we've had all of these fun weekend (and weekday) activities out of the house lately. We're off to beautiful Southern Illinois today for our annual family reunion. Life is short. Life is good.

Take care,

Catherine said...

I'm starting my last week of holidays and I haven't yet sat at my crafting table! It's for sure on my 'to do' list for next week. Love all your baked goods - yummy!
Congratulations on winning a prize!
xo Catherine said...

Congrats on your win....goodies by mail are so much fun! Enjoy your day!!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

Scroll down on this post for some great crocheting ideas to embellish shoes.
If you use Google Chrome you have the translator but otherwise, just from the photos you get lovely ideas!
Hugs to you,

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,

You are so right - there never seems to be enough time for everything. I admire that you find time to bake twice a week. How lucky your coworkers and boss are! Those goodies look delicious!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy,
Such a happy post , winning then gift from Helen's blog, baby coming home...blanket fabulous and baking done..does it get much better than that? Thanks for the BD wishes..had a wonderful wonderful time!

Claudia said...

Stopping by to say hello, Tammy! Time is indeed flying by - hope you're well and happy.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So happy to hear about little Emma!

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Tammy Thank you for the sweet mention....I posted your little parcel yesterday from our small local post office here in England :)
I love the baby blanket...perfect for a newborn to snuggle up in.
Hope you have a good week and the temperatures cool down.
Helen x

Catherine said...

I can only imagine that your baked treats would be a huge hit at work, I bet that they really appreciate your generosity. Congratulations on the blog win:)

Sam I Am...... said...

Yummy...I so love little bites of things...LOTS of them! LOL! Thanks for the recipes...I'm catching up on your blog so now I see who the blanket is for...what a pretty name.
I want to make those coconut cookies first. They looked delectable!
It must be this time of year...I haven't gone back to work and yet all of a sudden I can't get anything done and the time is going so must be the cool weather...speeds things up.

Sam I Am...... said...

OH!!!!! You won something from Helen Phillips?????? You lucky!!!!!
I love everything she makes and her color choices and how she puts colors together...she is ultra talented...a true artist! What did you get...oh please post pictures!

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