Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fine, cookies were easier!

Sooo...I was so proud of myself for having the preschool treats done early! Days in advance, those little sacks were packed and tied and then...a note comes home that says every child needs to bring candy to share with their classmates...meaning my little candy bags weren't going to cut it for the class treat! Grrrr.... Now I have to make another treat. Can you imagine the cavaties? After a quick google search, I settled on spider cookies. I didn't actually read their recipe, I just made the chocolate cake cookies and added m&ms and licorice. So there's a treat and Ruger will have his little candy bags to hand out to all of the kids. And FOR the record, my cookies took 35 minutes and the candy totes took 1 hour...I guess Ashlee was right!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween? Already?

I keep waiting to catch a breath, hoping my days will slow down just for a little while so I can catch up on everything, but it's not happening. I feel like everything is moving so quickly and my boys are just growing up so fast. Last week was filled with pumpkin patches and costume hunting...we've finally settled on Batman and Spiderman...they are sooo excited! Sawyer said, "I love you mum!" for the first time and Ruger, I think is starting to read (either he's learning or memorizing...I'll keep you posted). Between pre-school and play school, friends and the remodel, we're getting into the swing of things and we can finally count down the days to Roni's arrival for Christmas break....super excited! BTW, received this incredible package from her the other day--packed with chocolate and my favorite Amy Butler bag!We are in charge of treats for Ruger's class and this is what we came up with, it's not incredible, but it's done! That's all I can ask for anymore. I used the scraps from the Hallween totes, it worked out quite nice. Each bag is a 7" by 14" piece of fabric, sewn up each edge, with the corners squared off and then we filled them with candy and tied them with ribbon. Easier than baking cookies!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cute faces.

It's so hard to catch a good picture of my boys. I always have to chase them down. They like to gang up on me and tease me, silly boys!
I love how completely opposite they are in both their personalities and their looks.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Housewarming Recipe!

I have to start by saying thank you so much Ashley for hosting me on your blog and sharing all of your wonderful readers with me! I just can't believe the response...we've had over 1,000 enteries in my giveaway and I'm just thrilled. Very anxious to find out who the winner will be...BTW, I read all of your responses and read all of those blog posts you are all too sweet! Thank you! And more than anything welcome to my blog. If you were all here in my home I would make you some incredibly delicious cinnamon rolls, but since you're not I will share the recipe with you.
I got this recipe from my sister-in-law Betsy and it's simply delightful and simple. It's a 30 minute recipe (or if you're slow like me it will take you an hour). Still not bad for rolls though, right?

30 Minute Rolls:

Mix together and let rise for 5 minutes until bubbly:

  • 3 1/2 cups warm water
  • 6 TBSP instant yeast
  • 1 cup oil
  • 3/4 cups sugar


  • 1 TBSP salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • approx. 8-10 cups flour

Mix well and roll out. Form into crescent rolls and let rise for 15 minutes. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until the inside is cooked.

You can also use this dough as pizza dough, bread dough, cinnamon rolls, or orange rolls. So many options and so easy to do! It makes a lot...we did 3 dozen large cinnamon rolls!

Thanks for stopping by and come again!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Buy 2, Get 1 Free

Buy 2 patterns, Get 1 FREE!
So here's the deal, go to my Etsy shop, purchase 2 patterns
and then send me an email with your choice for a 3rd pattern
and I'll throw it in your package for FREE!