I am seriously crushing on the Kingman Turquoise as well! I have become more and more familiar with the different grades and qualities, mining processes, and locality of the stone. My two favorite mines are the Kingman mine and the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona. As I have become more familiar with these two high-quality varieties, I haven't been able to look at other Turquoise the same way... being mined in the US already has its perks for me, since I know where it came from and who is responsible for the labor. I met some of the worker bees of the Kingman mine while I was in Tucson at the gem show, and had to be dragged out of their booth for fear of buying just about everything they offered.
The First Lady! She's a celeb, right?
A couch. Any couch. Seriously, I am growing up.
I think my Blossom Posts are a wonderful Mother's Day gift! Although a lot of mothers get my barnacle pieces, since barnacles are (apparently) a good reference to the constant cling of children....
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup butter (room temp)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour, give or take
1 tsp baking soda
1/2+ tsp salt
1+ cup choco chips
1/2 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Heat oven to 375. In large mixing bowl, mix sugars with butter. Mix just until combined- if you cream it too long, the cookies will be flat. Add vanilla and egg, blend. Add in flour, baking soda, and salt. Then add choco chips and nuts. Drop by spoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until golden brown- though we always like them on the doughy side.