Thursday, December 20, 2012

A Pen Right Through - Poem

The last stanza of this poem is one of my all-time favourites!

Photo by János Fehér

A Pen Right Through
by Grace Pringle

In my heart they drove a pen,
An act of iteration
To reach a desired end.

Straight through, they struck my heart.
A fire did consume my mind,
Tearing my chest, a flaming dart.

The ink injected,
Coursed through my veins
Controlling and infected.

A damaged passion did ensue,
With a wounded heart,
And a pen right through.

Still the command did call,
And forced me to write,
The story of everything and all.

With pen strokes uncertain,
A wavering mind,
Closed a word-ridden curtain.

Pulling that pen from my chest,
I wrote with that weapon,
A story that will never rest.

Other poems by me:

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Book-Themed Wedding + Cake

The other day when I posted this blog on Christmas cookies I realized that I have never posted any pictures of my awesome wedding cake.
It was a book-lovers dream come true and I owe it to a friend of mine who made it as a wedding gift. Since my husband and I both love to read and write it fit our personalities perfectly!

Book Cake Wedding Theme Sabriel Lord of the Rings Jane Eyre
Book Cake Wedding Theme Sabriel Lord of the Rings Jane Eyre

Book Cake Wedding Theme Sabriel Lord of the Rings Jane Eyre

We chose three of our favourite books with the Bible open on top:
Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkienthe
Sabriel - Garth Nix
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

Book Cake Wedding Theme Sabriel Lord of the Rings Jane Eyre
 It was a butter pecan cake with cream cheese icing ^_^

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Baking - Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

What have I been doing besides slacking off on my blogging duties and being boring? I've been baking! Lots and lots of cookies...

They are plain sugar cookies decorated with lemon icing. Very easy and yummy! I plan to give some as gifts to friends for Christmas.

Sugar Cookies

2/3 Cup Butter
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Extract
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 3/4 Cups Flour

Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer. Add the eggs, mix, then add the other ingredients.

Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make shapes. Cook at 375 for 7 to 8 minutes. It makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

For the icing it's simply a matter of mixing lemon juice and icing sugar together to the right consistency (liquidy without being runny)

What kinds of recipes do you make for Christmas?