Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gluten Free Sunbutter Kiss Cookies

I remember how yummy warm peanut butter cookies were... before I was allergic! Now that I'm allergic to both peanuts and wheat,  I wondered, could I make a cookie that was not only edible but good? The answer is YES! These are easy to make and just as good if not better than regular peanut butter cookies. They even have the same texture!

Gluten Free Sunbutter Kiss Cookies
Yield approx 48 cookies

1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup creamy Sunbutter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
2 Tbl spoons milk
1 3/4 cups Gluten Free Baking Flour Mix (I used Bob's Redmill Gluten Free Baking Mix)
1/2 cup crystal sugar (I used Sugar In The Raw)
Milk chocolate kisses (unwrapped!)

In a large bowl beat the cold butter and the Sunbutter with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda, and mix until creamy, making sure to scrape the sides. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla. Mix in the flour in small batches until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile unwrap your chocolate kisses and set them aside.

Preheat the oven to 350. Place crystal sugar in a small bowl. Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch balls and coat in the crystal sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a baking paper covered cookie sheet. Return unused dough to the refrigerator between batches. Bake 9 - 12 minutes until very lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and working very quickly press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Carefully slide the baking paper with the cookies off of the hot cookie sheet and allow to cool, you can now move on to shaping and baking your next batch.


Note: If you do not have a wheat allergy and only have a peanut allergy you can simply substitute the gluten free flour for traditional all-purpose wheat flour in the same amount! These are great cookies to bring for school parties in case anyone has an allergy. These are very good and will be enjoyed by everyone, even those with no allergies who are used to 'regular' baked goods!

Tags: Peanut Allergy, Peanut Free, Gluten Allergy, Wheat Allergy, Gluten Free, Cookies, Chocolate

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Help Save a Kitty and get my jewelry as a thank you!

I am trying to help raise money to save my cousin's lovely kitty, Manzanita.

Please visit our fundraiser at Give Forward here:

 I am offering to match dollar for dollar for a jewelry purchase at Studio Regency... that is, if you publicly (use your name so I can verify your donation) donate 
$30 to the Help Save Manzanita Fund, I will give you a credit of $30 towards jewelry from my shop here Studio Regency. If you donate $10 you can have $10 in jewelry, $100 = $100 in jewelry and so on. We are nearly half way there to get this kitty into surgery and every little bit helps. If you would like to help this kitty and to get a piece of my lovely handmade jewelry in the process please go to the fundraiser and make your donation. Come back here and let me know in the message tab what piece you would like and where to send it. Feel free to share this fundraiser with your friends. Thank you so much for your time and every little bit helps. If you want to do $1 or $5 I will give you a gift certificate to use on a purchase with me later on. ♥ Please Help Save Manzanita ♥

You can view my current available designs on the facebook page here:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Giving Up the Flesh

I had seen him just the day before
I saw the signs
The dark color creeping in
Talking to people who were not there
The pinch of blue around the temples and the lips
No more food or even water
He was making his way out
His body fighting itself to stay alive
Fighting itself to die
I had to go home
Back to my children
In a panic
In a rage
Because I was not THERE
And I left her all alone with him
All alone watching him die
Watching what she refused to see
"We have lots of time."
As I called and begged and searched for a way
A phone call
"I'm on my way."
"Don't worry it's not going to be anytime soon."
Five minuets later
"Your grandfather just died while I was on the phone with you."
Racing up
What's the hurry
He is gone
Seeing him for the last time I ever will
Our relationship is over
No more time left for any stories
The last link to my father gone now
I cut his hair to keep
Told him I was sorry for the bad job
But didn't think he would mind
I had seen him just the day before
He is much as he was
Mouth open
Ready for a snore
But none will come
He is gone
Two hours dead and body still warm
Not from the life of flesh but from the infection that rages
New signs already
Signs of the change that sets in
Mouth is dry
Flesh is.... changed
The dance and the race and the fight of each cell
To live
Each second
Each day
The spark is two hours gone
We spend our lives fighting to live
And in just moments after death wins
We are changed
Our bodies are not pure pieces of our souls
They are meat
That dies and rots
Our family is strange
We scoff at the idea of God
But ghosts
Well, we suppose that is likely
My Grandmother thinks he sends her messages through the radio
I hope it is so

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

4,000 FB Fan Giveaway WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who supports Studio Regency by being a fan on the Facebook page! The winners have been chosen by and are as follows!

Heather Rogers Stenger is the winner of the $55 Bloom Edwardian Earrings - 24k Gold and Sterling Silver Flower Earrings! Congratulations!
Holly Fynn is the winner of the $42 As You Wish Necklace - Victorian Bottle Necklace Full of Dandelion Seeds - Customizable! Congratulations!
Kristen Moore is the winner of the $65 Nebula Labradorite Gemstone Necklace! Congratulations!
Elizabeth Layton is the winner of the $45 Countess Edwardian Pearl Earrings - Inspired by Downton Abbey! Congratulations!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

4,000 Fan Giveaway!

The Studio Regency page on facebook is getting very close to reaching 4,000 Fans! So in anticipation of reaching that number, I am announcing a giveaway in appreciation of your support! The entries for the giveaway will start immediately and will close one week after Studio Regency reachs the 4,000 fan mark.
This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The winners will be announced first on my blog! and via email and then I will publicly post them on the facebook page afterward! Thank you for being a supporter of Studio Regency and good luck! ♥

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Harry Potter Necklace

There is a give-a-way on at this link for a cute Harry Potter necklace!

Contest for cute patriotic stars!

Country Thyme Primitives is having a give-a-way for some really cute stuff check it out!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New CONTEST - Designed by YOU!

This contest is going to be totally different than my other contests! For this one I want you to scan the internet or photos you have and find a jewelry design that you LOVE.

Come post either the photo of it or the link to it on the Studio Regency facebook page. Each person can post up to 5 design ideas.

The winner of the contest will be the person with the design that I like best too and the winner will win a piece of jewelry inspired by (this is IMPORTANT it won't be a copy!) of their submitted design idea.

The contest will run through Thursday, May 31.

 So go out, get inspired and show me what you love and you just might WIN IT!!

 For extra fun have your friends come vote for your designs!

Post your photos on the facebook wall and I'll compile them all into one nice album on the page for everyone to browse through.

This should be fun! Good luck!
xoxo Christine

Saturday, April 28, 2012

And the WINNERS are...

♥ Congratulations to Brigette Trudell for winning the $35 gift certificate! ♥ Congratulations to Amanda Kaye Grant for winning the Violet's Garden Earrings! ♥ Congratulations to Kathleen O'Brien Hoovis for winning the Bird's Nest Ring! ♥ Congratulations to Kath Tanker for winning the Victorian Key Necklace! Please either email me or fb message this page with your shipping address to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who entered! Please use the coupon code BIGTHANKS for 10% off of your next purchase xoxo Christine

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Downton Abbey Jewelry

I LOVE Masterpiece's Downton Abbey... everything about it... and of course being a huge fan of period jewelry I love the jewelry on the show and am inspired by it. I've been getting busy these last few days doing just that, here are a few of the first finished pieces.

Lady Edith's Art Nouveau Garnet Gemstone Earrings - Inspired by Downton Abbey

Lady Mary's Edwardian Pearl Earrings - Inspired by Downton Abbey

Countess Edwardian Pearl Earrings - Inspired by Downton Abbey

Countess Edwardian Pearl Necklace - Inspired by Downton Abbey

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Grand Spring Re-Opening Giveaway!

This contest is now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who entered! And the winners are.... $35 Gift Certificate goes to ... Brigette Trudell! Congratulations! Violet's Garden Earrings goes to ... Amanda Kaye Grant! Congratulations! Birds Nest Ring goes to ... Kathleen O'Brien Hoovis! Congratulations! Vintage Victorian Skeleton Key Necklace goes to ... Kath Tanker! Congratulations! Please send me an email, or message me on facebook with where to ship your prize! xoxo Christine Hi everyone! I had to close my shop for a while while we were moving and getting reestablished! But it's back up now and to celebrate I'm having my biggest contest EVER! Up for grabs is a $35 gift certificate to the shop!

As well as a beautiful customizable Bird's Nest Ring a $32 value

These gorgeous Violet's Garden Earrings a $24 value

And the timeless Love's Secret Kept - Vintage Victorian Skeleton Key Necklace a $35 value!

There are lots of ways to enter, some of them you can do as much as once a day! Check out the contest widget below to enter and most of all - Have fun and good luck friends!! xoxo ♥ Christine

Please note: If you report that you commented on the blog/liked or posted on Facebook and have not ACTUALLY done so, your entry will NOT be counted towards the win. All entries will be verified! For the entry to count the action must be taken. Please play fairly! Thank you! Christine

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Phat Fiber Sample Box: Smoky Mountain Fibers Skin Tones pack giveaway!

Any friends who do spinning or would like to try it, my favorite supplier of wool roving, Smoky Mountain Fibers is having a give-a-way contest at this blog, just comment there to enter!

Phat Fiber Sample Box: Smoky Mountain Fibers Skin Tones pack giveaway!