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Oh, Alicia. You two are doing so, so, so right by this sweet girl. xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 27, 2015 on Oaks Park at Posie Gets Cozy
Any time ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
Have I ever mentioned I have two ancestral Canadian heart strands, as well? ;) Must be in the blood. Happy summer to you Ellen! xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
You know, now that you mention it, I do wonder if your own lovely space hasnt subconsciously been softening me up for a little golden pudding jag of my own? Hmmm.... Happy summer to you! M
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
All fixed! Again, ever so many thanks for catching this, Beck! xx, M On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM, Molly Hays wesandmolly@gmail.com wrote: Beck! Just remembered our separate bittersweet frosting thread, and YES! You are correct! It is 18 oz!!! (See: frequent errors, above.) what a lapse. Will correct that post haste, as soon as I am again near a real computer. Thank you for catching that!! Xx, Molly Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on not i at remedial eating
Beck! Just remembered our separate bittersweet frosting thread, and YES! You are correct! It is 18 oz!!! (See: frequent errors, above.) what a lapse. Will correct that post haste, as soon as I am again near a real computer. Thank you for catching that!! Xx, Molly Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on not i at remedial eating
Hey Beck, No problem! Ive been known to err (often!!) Are you asking after the snicker doodle butter quantities? The cookies require just 8 oz, half a pound. M Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on not i at remedial eating
Ahhh, Ardys, such kind words, always! Ive not tried this crust with a GF flour mix, but would love to hear how your experiments go! I can say that Ive had wonderful luck with Taras crust (here) at A Baking Life. Easy, exquisite. Good luck! xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
See? Fate ;)
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
Hi Nibs, Raspberries would be WONDERFUL here! Do report back. The game is called Dont Tip the Waiter (here), and we received it as a gift. I fully agree it would be lovely for grandchildren -- it can be played several ways, all simple, short, and fun. Enjoy! M
Toggle Commented Jun 22, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
Ellen! Such a good question. Hmmm.... lets see. Two family favorites that fit this criteria are Forbidden Desert and Forbidden Island. They are sister games, similar in format and game play, but distinct enough that we own them both. What we loveloveLOVE about them is that they are COOPERATIVE -- no one wins, no one loses. Or, rather, EVERYONE wins, or loses. Cooperation and coordination are key. Colorku is another favorite that sits somewhere between puzzle and game, and which is easily played by one or multiple players. You either solve the challenge or you dont; no wins, no losses. Another strategy I adopt for reluctant losers (and arent we all??) is to choose games that play quickly, so that any losses are easily erased by future potential wins. Any card game, obviously. But also, lovelies like Farkle, Quoridor, Qwixx, Pajaggle, etc. Finally, puzzles!! We adore these White Mountain puzzles; the one pictured here is, I think, our third. They are 1000 pieces, and good solid well-cut cardboard, but are often finished in a day or two, as the designs are so distinctive. Theyre tremendously fun to work. Our favorites to date have been The Games We Played, Story Time, and Candy Wrappers, with Cereal Boxes and Wacky Packages waiting in the wings. Whew! Hope that helps. Have a knee-slapping time with that nearly-ninety Auntie of yours!! xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Oh, hurrah! We just played Camel Up AGAIN, tonight. Endlessly different, endlessly fun. Enjoy your epic summer days, Charlotte, from chronic cat rescues to inordinate berries! They are rich, indeed. xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2015 on a thing not easily bound at remedial eating
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That, right up there, pretty well sums up the state of things. Also, that frowzy-whatever-flower, just below. Also, Friday's sausage smoothie. No photo of that last one. You don't need one, don't want one. Definitely don't want to taste one. Sausage and smoothie don't belong in the same sentence, much less the same blender. But when it's Friday, and day ten of summer break, and you're firing on every cylinder and haven't sat since school ended and are filling each day to the brim and beyond, and somehow, it's still not quite noon? Well. Take note: splotchy, peeled, frozen bananas... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2015 at remedial eating
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Ahhhhhh!!!!!! I've been silently grinning and fist-pumping and nodding as you've worked your way up the West Coast, right up and through my hometowns of Seattle et al. But this! Carnation!! Home of one of my best buddies, as a child. Such a sweet, small, hidden gem. How you found your way there is a small miracle. And how I didn't know about this yarn shop, a mistake in need of rectifying! Those colors remind me SOOOO much of your mermaid quilt of a few years back (remember?), which I now (after two summer trips to Maine) now know to be the Northeast's ocean palette. So different from that of the Northwest. And so lovely. As we prepare to head back *home* to Seattle next week, I now have a new stop to add to my already bulging list. Woo hoo!!! (And way to go, squeezing in a little fiber goodness :) xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2015 on last stop, yarn! at SouleMama
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Anytime, Ellen, anytime ;) xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Hi Beck, What was it Oscar Wilde said about temptation? That the only way to ride oneself of temptation is to yield to it...? Something like that :) ANYway, as to the frosting, if you mean this one, it does indeed call for 4 1/2 sticks (36 oz.) of butter. The Trophy approach to frosting is verrrrrryyyyy butter-heavy, which is absolutely insane, and absolutely wonderful. If youre looking for a less butter-centric approach, there is this alternative, which swaps abundant butter for abundant sugar. Oddly, an abundance of either seems to yield the desired result, though in the particulars, each is its own kind of lovely. To chocolify the latter, simply add a hit of melted bittersweet, or a half cup of cocoa. Hope that helps! xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2015 on not i at remedial eating
Indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooooo happy to be reading it, for the umpteenth time. It just gets better with age! xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2015 on these ordinary eclipses at remedial eating
Hi Beck, The puzzle is the Story Time jigsaw from White Mountain Puzzles, one of our favorite puzzle companies! Weve also worked, and adored, their Candy Wrappers and their Games We Played puzzles, and I have their Wacky Packages on standby, waiting (breathlessly!) to pull out, when the time is right. The pieces are solid; the images, vibrant; and the interest level, all-time high. We love them :) xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Thanks so much, Camilla, for the kind words. There is so much magic in summer, yes? xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 7, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Awww, Nancy. Thank you. xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Charlotte, Yes, I must confess I still find it dizzying to end so soon. Im accustomed to well past mid-June, in the PNW. By contrast, I hear well be done before Memorial Day (!!!) next year. Too strange. Enjoy your home stretch! Its always a wild, woolly, wonderful ride :) Oh, and Camel Up? Adored by all. xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Margaret, Yes! Magic Thief! We listened to the first one in its entireity during our road trip to Maine, last summer! Wonderful. The Sarah Weeks books are sneaky -- I always think they are fine, okay, perhaps not great, but then... they build and creep and by the end we all cannot wait to work out what happens next. We adored Pie. Were just wrapping up Honey. Recommend them both. Good luck on bedtime. No advice here :) xx, M
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
Ardys, You always have just the right words, particularly for these tired eyes after the first full, rich, looong day of break! Thanks, as ever, for your enthusiasm and generous spirit! xx, Molly
Toggle Commented Jun 5, 2015 on poised at remedial eating
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The last day's lunches have been packed. Graduation clothes laid out. Year-end open houses ogled over. Final field trips attended, portfolios applauded, parties in triplicate planned and held. Tears shed and snorts snorted and sighs deeply exhaled, in the whiplash-wild roller coaster that is every school year's end. Papers and notebooks and art and all the abundant school shrapnel three students create over nine months? I'm looking at it. Here. There. Everywhere. It's a very theater-in-the-round experience, only more college-ruled than thespian. It has arrived via a steady stream of bags, boxes, broken binders and unabashed heaps, since Monday. It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at remedial eating
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WOW. I hadn't even dared to dream such a place might exist. Just, wow.
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2015 on Field Trip :: A Gathering of Stitches at SouleMama
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