Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Rest of the Sister Visit

Back to my weekend with my sister! I hope it wasn't too hard for you to wait 24 hours to find out what else we did.

After we finished modeling/displaying all of our thrift store finds, we decided it was time to make some cookies. Not just any cookies, but some gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. I've been craving them for a couple weeks now and I finally had to give in. I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest and I am very pleased with how they turned out.

The dough had to be chilled before being able to handle it so while it cooled down in the freezer, we did another little photo shoot with my early birthday present.

While we were at the farmers' market, we stopped at a little pottery booth. I LOVE this booth and am tempted every time I go there. But since I had already overspent at the thrift store, I knew I couldn't spend more money. Fortunately, my birthday is coming up in a little over a month so Cora bought me my present early!


Isn't it beautiful? I've been wanting something to store my garlic in but hadn't found the perfect thing yet. I'm pretty sure this is as close to perfection as I will get. I love the green colour and it looks so perfect sitting on my counter.

Once the cookie dough had cooled long enough, we got back to the cookie making.

We LOVE making cookies!

Doesn't the dough look perfect?

Fresh out of the oven!

They don't even look gluten-free. Success.
They tasted so good! Especially when they were fresh out of the oven and still all warm and melty. They definitely hit the spot and satisfied my chocolate chip cookie craving.

Once we were done with the cookies and had eaten way too many of them, we moved to the basement to start our knitting projects (and to move far away from the cookies).

I love to knit!

Cora really excited about the progress she had made

Dan playing on his phone while the girls were knitting
We did take a break from the knitting to make supper, a delicious gluten-free chicken pot pie. If you want the recipe, you can check out the original post here.

After supper, we continued to knit while watching The Proposal. It was a good end to a busy day.

Sunday morning we woke up, did a dance workout on the Wii and then painted our toe nails and did some more knitting. Can you tell we like to knit?

Me knitting and Cora's red toes

Cora's project. Isn't the yarn a beautiful colour?

Me painting my nails a bright pink

Our snack: grapes and raw chocolate truffles from the farmers' market

My project. Excuse the face, Cora kept taking pictures.

Calm Cora

The nail polish
After our relaxing morning sitting by the fire, we headed upstairs to make carrot lentil soup for lunch. And then it was over. Shortly after we finished eating, Cora headed home. It was a fun busy weekend that went by way too fast, like it always does.


  1. Sounds like a beautiful time, and I love the little garlic pot!

  2. LizEdman, thanks! I'm completely in love with my little garlic pot and I just keep staring at it's beauty.

  3. Wow! What great posts about my visit! :) Thanks Jennie!

  4. Thanks Cora! I enjoyed writing them and remembering all the fun times we had together. Although I resisted the urge to post the billion self portraits you took of yourself. :P