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5 Years Bloga-Versary

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Well May 5th came and went for me this year. I have to tell you that there are times where my working week gets the better of me! We are up by 5 and I am home past 6 every night and by the time we make dinner, do the dishes, have a few minutes to talk, do a few things around the house, speak to my mom or my sister or sometimes I’m lucky enough to speak to both, it is time to hit the hay before 5 o’clock rolls around again, because it comes around all to quickly.

I have so many things I want to share with you. I have yet to share with you about going to my Shibori Dying Class, or about visiting the Matisse Exhibition or the number of other things that flit through my head. I will get there. I just need to work harder on my work/life balance. It came to me last night that 5 years of being in this space came and went unnoticed by me this week.

When I started this space 5 years ago, I didn’t know where it would lead, but it has truly grown into its own. A year ago I moved into this new space that I call my writing home. I love the simplicity of my site. It is colorful, yet simply elegant, it lets me showcase my writing and photography without a lot of fluff and that is what I wanted it to be.

Thank you for sharing this space with me. Thank you for coming to visit me and read my words and view my pictures. I write for me, but it is nice to know that my writing not only touches my own soul, but you have shared with me that it touches yours too.

When I did think of writing about my 5 years of blogging the other week, I had made a Kentucky Derby Pie. It turned out perfectly. A slice was cut and fresh vanilla whipped cream was pillowed on to the top, but Mr. Michie stole a bite before I could get a picture.

So, instead of sharing that pie with you and recipe, I shall share a cake recipe with you, as cakes are a wonderful celebration of life. The image and recipe comes from the lovely Twigg Studios. The pie recipe I will share just as soon as I make another one. Pies should be made to share, but unfortunately, this one was just too good, we were greedy and devoured it ourselves before we could even give away a slice!

For the full Mandarin & Lemon Cake recipe and assembly instructions please visit Twigg Studios, HERE

Image pinned HERE

Christmas Pinning

The Holidays are almost upon us. Below are a few things I have been pinning lately to my Christmas Board. Enjoy!

Jennifer Michie Christmas Pins Make

1. Felt Ribbon Candy – The Purl Bee
2. Jingle Bell Wreath – Whipperberry
3. Scandinavian Inspired Clay Ornaments – A Field Journal
4. A Honeycomb Wreath – Oh Happy Day
5. Glittery Gumdrops – The Sweetest Occasion

Jennifer Michie Christmas Pins Bake

1. Classic Mulled Wine – Style Me Pretty
2. Nutella Hot Chocolate – Merry Thought
3. A Wintermint Cake made by Baked in Brooklyn – Sweet Paul Mag
4. Candy Stripe Meringues – Twigg Studios
5. Gingerbread Men Ice Cream Sandwiches – Beekman 1802

Jennifer Michie Christmas Pins Home

1. Norwegian Style – Vibeke Design
2. A Cozy Entrance
3. Christmas German Style – Hearth and Made
4. I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas… – found
5. Holiday House Walk – Jennifer Rizzo