two birds and one stone...

if we were having (virtual) coffee this morning, i'd introduce you to my friend lauren. lauren and i have a standing date on fridays for coffee... right after my morning walk. we moved our date this week because, well, i'll be out of town visiting family for a day or two. i look forward to friday all week. we talk about everything and we know each other so well, and we care about all the big stuff and the little details. i am so thankful for my friend and for our fridays. 

i'd also share my yummy cranberry-raspberry bars with you. lauren wouldn't have one because she has a horrible reaction to raspberries. i'd feel stupid that i'd brought them to share on a day that she was there, but there's a reason for my faux pas...

i participate frequently in the sunday creative. but i couldn't post my entry for this week's inspiration until i had a chance to actually live the adventure. for you see, this week's prompt is
Indulge: 1. To yield to, satisfy, or gratify. 2. To yield to the wishes or whims of; be lenient or permissive with. 3. To allow oneself to follow one's will.
well, i had this new recipe for these cranberry bars sitting on my counter and the cranberries in the fridge. so i had to bake. and you see, here on my little sd card is both my virtual coffee treat, and the object of my response to "indulge." please help yourself and enjoy one or two...
meanwhile, let's talk about the things in our lives that we are so thankful for... leave a comment... tell us what you're thankful for. and the real challenge is... who are you thankful to?


  1. oh, my those cranberry bars look delicious!!!! There is so much I am thankful for I don't even know where to begin....my cup is spilling over with love from my children and husband & I am so thankful!
    p.s. what a small world that your parents live in Twin, sounds like the weather has been really snowy & cold there.
    -happy thanksgiving!

  2. Perfect!
    I am thankful for my Mom. I think of her in so many things that I do. I know she will always be by my side.

  3. I'd be really thankful if you shared the recipe for those cranberry-raspberry bars. :)

  4. tee hee... okay, kelly, you got it! look on the sidebar at "pages." see "edibles?" click there. omnomnomnom...

  5. Hi Lisa! I'm thankful I just discovered your blog! It was your little felt broaches I noticed first. I'm so inspired by them, I got out my needle and thread to play! I don't have an Etsy shop or sell, but I just love to make stuff for friends. Lately, my love has been photography, and photo editing. I hope you'll drop by for a visit sometime! Thanks for the coffee and cranberry-raspberry bar! :-) Becca

  6. Cranberry raspberry is one of my favorite combinations. And what a beautiful blue glass plate. The presentation is lovely! I'll be happy to save your friend from having a nasty reaction by eating up the rest of the plate!

  7. May I join you, Kim, and all the craberry-raspberry lovers for coffee and at least one bar? This is my first adventure into the world of blogs, and I'm excited and delighted to meet each of you! It is indeed snowing and blowing in Twin Falls, and we are so thankful for the beauty of the day, our warm home, and food on our table. Most especially we are thankful for our loved ones, and to the One who entrusted them to us.