I dream of cookies and Mozart

This past week I was overwhelmed with my coursework and midterms and the stress of it all was getting me down.  So what better way to make yourself feel happy than to bake cookies?Image(maple and nutmeg cookies)

Firstly, I promise that my pictures won’t always be this bad.  My camera is currently out of commission and my phone camera just had to do.  So even though the pictures do not do them justice, these cookies were delicious!

Image(pumpkin spice cookies)

These pumpkin spice cookies were my favorite, though.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t eat them all as I pulled them out of the oven because they were for my boyfriend’s parents as a thank-you for letting the fencing team bunk down at their apartment for a weekend.  I hope they enjoyed them as much as I did!


Fall makes me think of everything hearty and spicily scented; I fall in love with the leaves twirling to the ground, the smell of cold weather in the air.  My favorite part about fall, though, is the onset of the true theatre season.  I love having ballets and operas and symphonies to attend, dream-inducing classical music to listen to, and the impending dessert receptions after the shows.  Actually…. I secretly think my favorite part is the dessert receptions, but can you really blame me?  Cheesecake is just so good!  This past Friday, my boyfriend and I went to see Mozart’s Requiem performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony and it was everything I imagined it would be.  I even took the chance to wear one of the two dresses I’ve made so far.  I’ll have to wear it again so that I can take a picture of the back for you, since I really think that is the most beautiful part (it has an open back with a large bow tied across the back of the shoulders).

ImageHave a happy week everyone! And enjoy the weather – the cold can bring so much fun!




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