Knitting, Baking, New Quarters for the Chickens, and a Birthday

Posted by mrssmythe on December 3, 2017 in Baking, Celebrations, Chickens, Crafting, Critters, libraries |

Have you started your holiday baking yet? Ginger and I began last week after she received a cookie press for her birthday. The spritz you see here were the happy result. We used the Taste of Home Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies recipe which made 12 dozen, though it felt like more. By the end, we were completely “spritzed” […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


The Sweater is Finally Finished! (plus some kitchen news and a birthday)

Posted by mrssmythe on November 28, 2016 in Baking, Celebrations, Cooking, Crafting, Toys, Week in Review |

Pepper’s still cooking up a storm with her Great Courses “Everyday Gourmet” class. This past week, she made Vietnamese Noodle Salad as part of the stir fry lesson. Delicious! The kids weren’t overly enthusiastic, but I loved it. In other kitchen news, I ended up making two pumpkin pies this past week. Neither one was for Thanksgiving. The […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


Birthday in Boston

Posted by mrssmythe on January 11, 2015 in Celebrations, Critters, Out & About |

In lieu of a traditional birthday party this year, Pepper opted to take a friend to the New England Aquarium in Boston, which is about 90 minutes from where we live – depending on traffic. Pepper had been to the aquarium once before – years back – but didn’t remember any of the exhibits, so, for her, […]

Tags: , ,


Pepper’s 13th Birthday Lunch

Posted by mrssmythe on January 3, 2015 in Celebrations, Out & About |

If you ever visit us, we’ll probably take you to Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield. It’s our new favorite place to eat. It’s also where Pepper chose to have her birthday lunch this week. There are lots of reasons we love Luxe. The decor is fun and futuristic: The lighting looks like it came out […]

Tags: ,


Happy Birthday, Kylie!

Posted by mrssmythe on September 9, 2014 in Celebrations |

My dear, sweet niece, Kylie, turns ten this week. But, don’t let this picture fool you. Sure, it’s a lovely picture and Kylie is a lovely girl. But when I think of Kylie, I have to say, I’m more apt to think of her like this. She has a great sense of humor and isn’t afraid to have a […]


Copyright © 2013-2018 Mrs. Smythe All rights reserved.
This site is using the Desk Mess Mirrored theme, v2.5, from BuyNowShop.com.