March 28, 2018

The Cookie Thief

by Valerie Cox

A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She hunted for a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies and watched the clock, as the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half.

He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!

She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. She gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, then she sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise, there was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.

If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.

Continue reading for my favorite Lemonhead Cookie Recipe–


March 5, 2018

The Woodland Emporium is ready to launch!  Anyways, these are a bunch of my FAVORITES!!! I think the models are just the cutest too... maybe I'm partial. ha... Cord, I call him my love bug, has just turned 3 months and Chalie has been taking mile marker pics since the get go. I wish there had been all this social media back when my babes were little.  I hope you enjoy the new store as I am working hard to curate the best!


Fur Rug


Burgundy Maternity Dress


Bow Rose Blush Shoes

Mabe’s Babes

February 21, 2018

Mabrey has always had a soft, enormous heart for dogs.  She added Merlin as a pup before Thanksgiving 2017, and now he is already over 100 pounds.  She handmakes their neck scarfs so Nicoma, Scott’s dog, and her new little munchkin can always be stylin’. They are just one big happy family!  Mabrey told Chalie that she should have gotten a dog first before having Cord, so she’d know how much work babies are! They are beautiful and my little girl is happy. 

Garden Metaphor

February 21, 2018

“The garden is one of the two great metaphors for humanity.
The garden is about life and beauty and the impermanence of all living things.
The garden is about feeding your children, providing food for the tribe.
It’s part of an urgent territorial drive that we can probably trace back to animals storing food.
It’s a competitive display mechanism, like having a prize bull, this greed for the best tomatoes and English tea roses.
It’s about winning; about providing society with superior things; and about proving that you have taste, and good values, and you work hard.