Monday, March 30, 2009
Dissolve: 1/2 warm water and 2 tablespoons yeast - set aside to proof
In your mixer add: 3 tablespoons oil, 1 tablespoon salt, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 cup !hot! water. Stir til dissolved. Add 1 cup milk and yeast. Add 6 cups of flour, mix-in flour after each cup. Allow to rise twice, doubling in size.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I am currently reading this book. and am thoroughly enjoying it. It is a short (150 page book) but is caulk full of insightful, thought provoking ideas about where do we go after this life. My book club had a really great conversation about the characters and their so-called "sins" or "shortcomings" last night. There was even a character named, Pam, who was all too familiar. With so many wonderful books out there, you might want to add this to your: TO READ LIST.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Circa 1982 - baby, this thing is vintage, I was 3 when this tin was made! Check out this other great strawberry shortcake blog post!
Monday, March 23, 2009
This movie was really cute...I thought very comparable to Twilight. Sweet sensitive guy secretly loves lonely awkward girl and she realizes he is the one for her after he saves her from some very scary thugs. Since watching the movie I haven't stopped thinking about it and its sweet message: Just love the person your with, As they are.
I am going to work on this with the people I love in my life.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Ice Cream is kinda a big deal in my family! Ice cream on Sunday night just isn't right without all the toppings: cherries, magic shell, sprinkles, bananas, whipping cream etc. When I saw these cute little cones at the grocery store, I couldn't resist. Making these little cones is so fun and just a little snack after church is very rewarding.
All you need is little cones, ice cream (obviously), maraschino cherries, sprinkles, and magic shell.
Fill your cones with ice cream. After all the cones are filled, I use a muffin tin and place the cones inside and then let them re-freeze in the freezer for 5 minutes. See Below.
These little cones are so adorable. These just scream eat me! And who can resist that?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Bonnie was the oldest of five children and the only girl. I just love this photo of her. She was a beautiful child and a beautiful lady.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Translation: Once upon a time there was a leprechaun. In the classroom. I'll use magic this is going to be fun. Where is he oh, he's on my paper.
Translation: I wish that I had diamonds. A Dinosaur (with) super powers, a pet tortoise, a mini tornado, Utah would win 100 times and a gold egg (and) and hold a jelly fish.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
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Friday, March 13, 2009
I am really excited about these blocks, I originally thought what I am going to do? How am I going to use these blocks? We'll Presidents Day has inspired me, I am going to make it a President's Quilt. Each block will represent 12 Presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Roosevelt, Kennedy, Obama etc. I am going to embroider their signatures on the quilt and add some red, red, red, red. I have really loved venturing out of my comfort zone with color, style, and design while making these blocks, but the then be able to twist these blocks into my own quilting style once again.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
So, while shopping we decided to recharge ourselves and the kids with a little sugar. We stopped into a Novelty Candy Store and let the kids pick a treat. My seven year old went crazy over these Army Gummies:
We really did have a lot of fun playing with "Bazooka Bob" and "Rifleman Rich". These treats remind me of the 70's t.v. show M*A*S*H!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 - 1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup oats
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup pecans
**for rolling** 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 cup chopped (tiny) pecans
Cream sugar, butter, egg and vanilla. Add dry ingredients mic thoroughly. Add raisins and pecans. Chill 1 hour in the fridge.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Wednesday: Playing in the Sunshine
Three Year Old: "Momma, there is poop all over the grass"
Me: "No, we don't have poop in the grass its aerating. Little pieces of dirt not poop."
Three Year Old: "Not poop?"
Saturday: Shopping Sale Section of Anthropologie:
Three Year Old: "What are these for?"
Me: "What is what for?" - I glance down and see him holding a pair of thong underwear!
Me: "That is underwear"
Three Year Old: "Underwear?" "This is not underwear."
Me: "Not Momma underwear, but big girl underwear like what Noelle wears."
Three Year Old: "Not Momma underwear!"
Friday, March 6, 2009
Last summer we were at the park sitting in the grass and realized we were really sitting more in clover, and my husband says: "If you can find a four leaf clover I'll give you a hundred dollars". My then six year old jumped at the chance. The funny thing is he found the clover in about two minutes.We brought the clover home and dried it. I want to think of something really great to do with it....something sentimental. Any Ideas? p.s. my little guy was so proud and thrilled to be so rich!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Green can make a quilt Glorious.