Friday, April 30, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sometimes it's as simple as writing a heart felt, thank you note! I know that when I feel appreciatied, it makes a big difference in my day. Cottage Industrialist has this cute and free printable apple card available on their site. Print this off, add a little note and maybe a gift card to Barnes and Noble.
No Fuss Fabulous, had this great idea! Make a pencil bouquet and give this cute and free printable card to your teacher! They also have a darling, Smore basket with a free down loadable card! Darling stuff!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I linked up one of my fun projects. Go check out some great ideas from lot's of other talented ladies!
Oh, and just wait until next week! I've got a big baby shower today and I didn't want to post pictures of the darling things that have been made, because I didn't want the mommy-to-be to see them! There is some good stuff! See you next week!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
1 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 box vanilla/butterscotch pudding
1 tsp. vanilla
2& 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups chocolate chip (I do 1/2 choc. and 1/2 butterscotch)
Cream butter and sugars together. Add eggs and vanilla. Blend until well blened. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until well blened. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Go check out this blog! This is a St. George gal, who has decided to go digital with her scrapbooking and is selling all of her supplies and she even has a smokin' deal on a cricuit!! I actually bought a few things from her and went over today and picked them up. She has so much stuff! She is willing to ship and does take paypal, so it's worth going to check out. You defienlty won't be sorry!
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I wasn't really digging the Avocado picture. So I popped out the canvas. Attempted to find some glass to fill in the frame. Which took me months, mind you. I eventually had my husband cut some down with this teeny tiny glass cutter we have.
I originally wanted to leave the frame white, because I thought it had a tone of character, but in the meantime I rearranged my living room and the white frame, just wasn't working for where I wanted it. So I sanded it down a bit, painted black over the top of it and then sanded it down to give it a vintage look.
I used some E-6000 (Walmart craft section), which is an industrial strength glue, to glue the glass into the frame. I had purchased my vinyl from Scribble It months ago and when it was all ready, simply laid the vinyl on and here is the finished product.
Friday, April 16, 2010
There is no glass in the frame and it kinda pops off the wall. Hard to tell in a picture, since you can't make it 3 dimensional.
I just had the unfinished frame in my closet forever. I started this thinking about using it for a decoration for a spring baby shower, but I don't know that it is necessarily the direction we wanted to go. We have another idea for that, but I still finished it because I had started it.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I think they turned out way cute! I only did Edward, because both Mommies-to-be were Edward fans.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Anyway, back to my birthday. I went home last weekend and got a few presents early. My cute sister, Sherry, made this for me! She knows I love vintage birdies and silhouettes.
She got the idea off of this post on Eighteen 25. Instead of using scrapbook paper, she used material and felt. It is darling!! So bright and springy! My brother-in-law even got involved. He sketched the birdie for me! Thanks sis!!!
Monday, April 12, 2010
My 2-year-old loved it.
Friday, April 9, 2010
I took my original recipe and played around a bit with the measurements. I got about 18 cookies out of this patch. The almonds were an after thought, just to make it a little bit healthier! For the most part, I think this is a pretty healthy cookie!!
1/4 to 1/2 cup peanut butter, depending on taste
2 and 1/2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds
Melt butter in a pan. Mix in Xagave, milk and cocoa. You will need to whisk it until the cocoa is blended and no lumps are in the sauce. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Take off burner and stir in peanut butter until smooth. Stir in oatmeal and almonds. Drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper and let cool.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
They dyed the white frosting with yellow food coloring and some how cocoa powder was involved. Not sure on that detail. But you just take the frosting and swirl it all crazy over the top. Then you add spoonfuls of strawberry jam for your sauce. Top with a whopper and grate a little white chocolate on top for Parmesan cheese!
So cute. The girl's got talent!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
1 cup sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup granulated sugar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside. In a mixer combine peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda and mix for another 2 minutes. Roll into walnut sized balls and create a cris-cross pattern with a fork. If Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet for two minutes.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
My oldest is almost 8. He's a cute kid and a lot of fun. But he is super sensitive. About everything. He gets his feelings hurt very easily and he cries. Which, as a boy, gets him teased by his peers at school. It seems to be getting worse, although the boy is a closed book. I have to pry any information that I get out of him by force. And it usually results in tears. Mandee's little gal is in the same class and she has told Mandee that kids are really mean to J.D., because he howls like a wolf and he cries when kids don't want to play with him.
I'm at a loss of how to approach this. I've tried just talking to him, but it doesn't seem to be helping. It is getting worse. Every day is the worst day of his life. I can tell it's because he is feeling isolated. My husband just keeps telling him to grow up and stop crying and kids will play with him, but I don't think that is necessarily the right approach. It doesn't seem to be helping, anyway.
I think this is the hardest part of being a mother. The momma bear in me comes out and I just want to protect him, but I know this is something we have to work out together and he needs to take care of. Otherwise, it's going to get worse as he gets older.
I'm curious to all of you seasoned, and all of you who are fairly newbies like me, how would you handle this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!