Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I Would Like To

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       I would like to bake one day soon, all day long, using my Kitchenaid mixer that makes me feel authoritative and cookish and invincible. How can something not turn out well when it has been blended in this?

       I would like to give baked goods as Christmas gifts to friends instead of other kinds of gifts. 

       I would like to have a day of baking amnesty where calories don’t count.  In fact, I would like a week (or month) of amnesty.

       I would like to do something with this.

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      I would like to bleach green bottle brush trees to then sprinkle with glitter and adorn with tiny ornaments, but I have been unable to find packages of bottle brush trees.

      I would like to learn to knit using this vintage booklet that belonged to my mother. I can crochet, but I can not knit. I want to have two creating utensils moving and clicking instead of one.

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      I would like someone in my family to shell all of these pecans, home-grown and harvested from my father’s pecan grove, waiting for Thanksgiving.

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       And finally, I would like to make my own potpourri.  I want it to be as fragrant as the potpourri I bought in Canton ( that is currently on sale at the Nutcracker Market in Houston- that I am not attending).  It is all orange and spice and wonderful.

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I am joining Wordful Wednesday at Angie’s Circus today and White Wednesday at Faded Charm Cottage.

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19 comments:

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Laura, I have the exact KA mixer! I love mine too! I would like to learn to knit!

Candy said...

I would think this is a rather clever post...I would ;-)
And speaking of would...would love to have those wonderful soup bowls and rings after all my last name starts with H.
Happy Wednesday Blessings ;-)

Karen said...

Laura, I love this posting and knowng you all of these "I want to-s" will be accomplished.
Have a great day!
Karen

Cathy said...

I would like for Laura to get all of her "would like to's"!!!

Have a wonderful day sweet girl!!!
XOXO
Cathy

trash talk said...

I would love to be able to see into your mind! Your posts always, always make me stop and think (and you know I don't like to do that!), but I'll keep coming back and I'll keep being in awe!
Debbie

Lee said...

You are off to a positive start...
Lee

Blondie's Journal said...

I love my Kitchen Aid mixer. I would like to find a vacuum attachment for mine.

xoxo
Jane

Karen said...

Laura, I had to return to your blog to say that I keep thinking about the white soup tureen and bowls you were fortunate to find. (Wonder if the owner knows what a good home they went to?) I keep seeing them against that red wall somehow. Okay... I'm not the decorator you are but I just had to mention this to you.
Have fun with them!
Hugs,
Karen

Marguerite said...

I used to start baking on the day after Thanksgiving and bake something every day, for the freezer, until Christmas for gifts. But, of course that was L.B.B. (life before blogging) :)

Twincerely,Olga said...

great post!!! love your blog already! stop by

donna baker said...

Just dive right in Laura. Yesterday, I started cleaning out kitchen cabinets. It started with one and before I knew it, my counter tops were piled high with things that had been hiding in cabinets. I think all I really did, was shuffle things around.

Deb said...

oh my gosh Laura my husband would love that blender...such great ideas you have...we are scaling back Christmas this year...drawing names...and enjoying each other more than gifts...my kids are grown...and no one wants alot so...we decided to make it more about celebrating than gifting...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I really like this post! Very clever and I loved the bowl of pecans. I have a bag of them in my fridge waiting to be shelled. My Mom has pecan trees. I just need to sit down one night while watching TV and start working on them. :) So nice to meet you. ~ Lynn

June said...

Laura I enjoyed all your wishing today. I really loved the baking wish with no calories! Can we extend that to a year?!
Hugs,
June

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

All those pics are great images of my favorite season!

Anonymous said...

Funny post! I love a sense of humor! There are so many things I would like too! Have a great day, keep up the beautiful work! Love Jodi http:thebarefootshutterbug.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

At Micheal's you can get a bag of bottle brushed trees...I believe for $16.99. They maybe offering a coupon now. Not quite sure about that. Can you tell me about bleaching them. What color does it turn them?

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Laura; I hope you get all you asked for... I love to bake too, and one year I made baked gift baskets for every family they loved them. I hope to do that again some day.... I really enjoyed reading your post... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

prashant said...

I love this posting and knowng you all of these "I want to-s" will be accomplished
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