Happy Holidays!

Honestly it surprised me how long it had been since I last updated my site. I have to admit, at the end of the summer, I was goofing off a bit, taking advantage of our beautiful weather and living close to the ocean. I was having fun (and still am) playing on my new paddle board. And just when I thought I better get back to the torch and catch up, I had a personal issue that took me out for a month or so. All is fine, just lost a little time. So back to the happy holiday! Thank you to all of you who have ordered your holiday gifts. Your ideas and enthusiasm are always inspirational to me. I am excited about my new “Surfy Santa Frog”! Tis the season....and why do these ideas hit me 2 weeks before Christmas?? Oh well, I will certainly start putting these beads out there earlier next year.

And what better way to celebrate the season, COOKIES! I recently had a molasses ginger cookie from a bakery. It had a touch of spice, was slightly chewy and had a hint of crunch from sugar. YUM!! I searched for a recipe and chose this one Molasses Ginger Cookies because it used more molasses and brown sugar instead of white. These are definitely, my new favorite cookie. In the past 2 weeks I have made 2 batches (the recipe makes less than 2 dozen) and I plan on making more this weekend. So I will share the recipe LINK...just in case you are interested. It’s very easy, but do follow the directions and chill the dough for a while.

My next show is February 5th thru the 9th, Best Bead Show in Tucson, AZ. I always look forward to this show because I see many familiar faces, friends and meet lots of new people too. I look forward to the new year and spending more time on the torch...when I’m not out paddling with dolphins! Happy 2014!