Sunday, January 31, 2010
1...aren't these cherry blossoms cute? i want to make them during the cherry blossom festival.
2...i really want to make this
3...yummy, wish i could display candy like this (but i would eat it too fast)
4...cute way to deliver valentines
5...also would like to make these roses for valentines via
6...and my cute niece decked out in pink
Saturday, January 30, 2010
And even more red & pink...I really love my red knock off prada purse I got on the streets of NYC 3 years ago. It's still in really great shape and I think I only paid $15 for 2 fake prada purses (the other is the same color but more of a handbag.)
Also, my pink wallet from Target is so handy to keep all my credit cards and coins (thanks Karli for picking it out for me.)
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Instead of shortbread cookies, I made my sister-in-law's butter cookie recipe - my fav!
I then put a few in a small jar, to make a jar full of buttons. Baby O couldn't stop eating them (he even ate a little of the raw dough - yuck!)
I think this would be a cute Valentine's gift, I just need to figure out how to decorate the jar.
Oh, the cream cheese frosting recipe also goes really well with these cookies, but then you can't see the cool button imprint. Maybe I could get a smaller jar to package the frosting?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Has anyone read this? I starting reading it last year at work during my break time. I really liked it but never finished it...I need to get it and finish it.
The one lesson I remembered was that parents who are too worried about money or vise versa too relaxed (irresponsible) about money are actually hurting their kids self confidence.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Olive Cheese Bread from Pioneer Woman. If you go to Pioneer Woman's website, you'll get some gorgeous photos step by step on how it's made.
I tweaked the recipe just a little so here is how I made it:
- 1 loaf French Bread
- 12 ounces, weight Black Olives (2 cans) roughly chopped
- 2 stalks Green Onions (scallions) thinly sliced
- 1 stick Butter, Room Temperature
- ½ cups Mayonnaise
- ¾ pounds Mexican Blend Cheese
Combine butter, mayonnaise, cheese, olives and green onions in a mixing bowl. Stir together until thoroughly combined. Spread mixture onto French bread that has been sliced lengthwise. Bake at 325ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browning.Then I made...Kami's Chocolate Chip Cookies. I used 1/2 chocolate chips and 1/2 butterscotch chips. The key to make the cookies melt in your mouth: Butter Flavored Crisco, flattening them before cooking and under cooking them just a little.
I had enough batter left over I froze some...yum!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Baby O kept looking inside the apple, thinking something might be in there, even though there wasn't something in it 5 seconds ago.
sorry the photos are blurry.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I will now:
1. Buy only fresh or jarred tomatoes (not canned)
2. Eat only organic grass fed beef - I usually do this anyway
3. Throw away all my microwave popcorn - only air pop or over the stove for me
4. Buy organic potatoes - I don't know where to get these, but I'm looking into it
5. Try to only eat wild salmon (I don't eat it that often)
6. Drink organic milk or at least rBGH free milk - we pretty much already do this
7. Try to eat organic apples - I need to work on this (I just bought 2 bags of cute organic apples from Trader Joes for cheap and they are good.)
Friday, January 15, 2010
But, since it is a little out of my price range, maybe I could make this ice cream sandwich dessert instead? Doesn't it look good?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
And some more homemade cupcake hats. I think I like the dark brown cake with white frosting one (I would just add sprinkles like the one on the top.)
Maybe I could make one?
ps...it was a basketball hoop.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Love these earrings.
This is the first year I think it has really snowed and stuck around for a while since I have lived here. It made me remember how much I love the snow.
it sounds cool - a muffled sound
it looks cool - so clean and crisp
it makes me feel safe - when i'm snowed in i feel protected
it just makes me happy - i could watch/play in the snow for hours
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
What do you think? Should I sew his leg back on?