Monday, April 18, 2016

Cinnamon Chip Bread

1 cup warm milk (120 degrees Fahrenheits)
1 cup warm water (120 degrees Fahrenheit)
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoon quick rise yeast
  • Combine above ingredients and let bloom (bubbly) for 5  minutes.
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
  • Add to yeast mixture above ingredients.
5 to 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 Tablespoon salt
1 cup Hershey's Cinnamon Chips
  • Slowly add 2 1/2 cups flour and blend in salt to mixture.  Continue to add remaining flour until dough pulls away from side of bowl.  Add in cinnamon chips.  Let dough rise in mixing bowl for 30 minutes.
  • Cut dough in half and form into loaf shape.  Put into spray oiled loaf pan, cover to rise an additional 30 minutes.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30- 40 minutes until golden brown.  Remove from oven, cool on rack and brush with melted butter.
  • Makes two loaves.

Happy Birthday Brody and Bailey!

Two years!

Sunday, November 29, 2015


Season's Greetings!

I know, I disappeared for a bit.  Months.  So without excuses, the last post led to more home improvements.  Which led to selling our home.  New job for DH.  New home in a new state to go with that new job.  Hit reset with the home improvements with our new home, beginning after the holidays.  I am still unpacking and will be back after the holidays.

All the best of this season to you and yours,


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bathroom Remodeling 101

As I posted a few weeks ago, I painted the master bedroom ceiling.  Which started the renovation projects in the master bedroom.  Who knew it would lead to the connected bathroom.  So when you ask in the future, where is that lady from
The Moonlight Factory blog,
you will know I am MIA again due to
"the ceiling made me do it episodes"
and most likely it is something  from the photo below leading me to the next project.

Bathroom Remodeling 101
Coming to you from the 80's bathroom:
linoleum floors with pink flower accents demands pink tiles surrounding tub 
and the builder's vanity cabinet completes the tour...demolition complete.

Ahhh...this is better.  
Grey walls, all white mosaic penny tile flooring, white tile surrounding bath tub 
and an updated ebony vanity cabinet and trimmed mirrors.
Hmm...the hallway is looking a bit shabby now...

Monday, April 6, 2015

Cinderella's Floor Cleaning Recipe

Don't judge...I don't have a sister named Cinderella to do the floors.  I do have two huge Bernese Mountain Dogs that love to play in mud and then dance on the kitchen floor.
Time for Cinderella's Floor Cleaning Recipe.
Sprinkle baking soda in the grout lines.  Add white cleaning vinegar over baking soda, watch it foam up the dirt.  This is what it looked like after foaming and a swipe with mop.  Imagine how good it will look if I take the scrub brush to it next time and then reseal it.
I am all about simplicity these days and this is a simple solution to cleaning!
You are welcome, have fun at the ball now that you have this chore done...

Monday, March 23, 2015


Whew, I have been neglecting posting on The Moonlight Factory blog.  Why?  Well, it started out simple enough.  I was going to paint the ceiling in our bedroom.  That highlighted the fact the walls needed a fresh coat of paint.  Then naturally, the floors.  Enter bamboo flooring.  So much fun to install.  French doors for the closet.  New I Comfort mattress and a base to rise and vibrating zero gravity controls...of course this piece heaven deserved a new wrap around bed frame and night stands...
a new rug will go with the ceiling and curtains and ...
yep, I was painting the ceiling...