A Curtain Hack & Sugary Bites of Bliss

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hello, sweet friends…

I hope the day finds you well…

We have had the usual amount of rain this month…

so naturally I’ve been doing lots of nesting…(aka online surfing)

which is how I serendipitously discovered a sewing hack for curtains…

actually a curtain valance…

(and truth be told) It’s a small hack…

but definitely share worthy…

When I came across an adorable table runner I wondered what it would look like as a curtain valance over the kitchen window…

The width measurements were perfect (86”) and with just a bit of sewing…I hemmed the length 1”

it would fit nicely over the window…

I was so pleased with the results that I ordered 2 more table runners for dressing another window in the kitchen…

and dining alcove…
I just love nesting.

What’s Cooking?

December is usually when all the baking begins…however January is when I bake those cookies I didn’t get around to in December. One of my favorite cookies is what I will refer to as sugary bites of bliss... I confess that I love the dough too!



1 cup butter (2 sticks, at room temperature)

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2 egg yolks

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

Jam ( my favorite is raspberry)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Beat in egg yolks and vanilla extract. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated and dough comes together in a ball. If desired, chill for 30 minutes.

Form dough into 1-inch balls (make sure they’re perfectly round), and arrange on prepared cookie sheet. Use a 1/2 tsp. to create perfectly circular craters in the center. 

Bake cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookie sheet from oven. If indentations look shallow, further define them again and fill each with a bit of jam.

Bake for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until jam melts slightly and edges of cookies are lightly golden.


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4 Responses to A Curtain Hack & Sugary Bites of Bliss

  1. Jose says:

    I really enjoyed your post and thought the idea of using the table runner was very creative. I also enjoyed those thumb print cookies very much

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    What a great idea to use a table runner!!!!!! GENIUS!!!!! I can see you doing more of these all over your home!!!! I will let you in on a little secret. I ordered a buffalo check shower curtain and it must have been flawed. I got it at the beginning of the shutdown last March. Well it was way too short and was going into the bathtub. I contacted the company and because of shutdowns everywhere, it took all the way till September to receive my new one. They ALSO told me to keep the original….its now a tablecloth for my kitchen table!!!!! Yay me!!!!! Your cookies looked yummy too. I havent baked thumbprints in YEARS!

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