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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sugar cookie tip

Here is a little Sugar cookie tip! Notice how sometimes your sugar cookies come out a little bumpy on yop? The trick is to flip your cookie over when placing it on the baking sheet! 
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Wrapping paper scraps

Hello again, Friends! I come to you today with an idea on how to use left over wrapping paper scraps, and blessing other, yes that's right, two purposes, how handy!

I have been saving toilet paper rolls since... September, just for crafts and things, you know how it is, always have to have toilet paper rolls around, anyways, I always save pieces of wrapping paper that look just to big to throw away, but kind of to small to actually wrap anything with, unless of course it was a gift for ants(zoolander reference).

So What I do is cover the roll in wrapping paper and then put candies inside, I then wrap the roll in cellophane and tie the ends with ribbon, they almost look like Christmas crackers!
I like to leave them at restaurants for the waiter who helped us or give them to the cashier, just something little to brighten their day around this festive season that can get a little hectic!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Peppermint chocolate chip cookies

Yay for December and christmas everything! I had been looking and looking for a good mint chocolate chip cookie recipe, after much testing, and trial and error I came up with these! Enjoy!
Cream together:
1 cup melted butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
2 tsp mint extract
22 drops green food coloring
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

then add:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees, roll full teaspoon  into ball place on ungreased cookie sheet and then flatten with fork.  bake for 8-9 minutes, let stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute before taking off the sheet.
These taste SO delicious right out of the oven, almost like mint chocolate ice cream!

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

DIY greatness!

Well now that it is December first get ready for many Christmas posts!
This fancy decoration was made from an old candle holder from a garage sale.
2.Paint white
3.paint over with crackle paint
Easy right? 
These little stars add character when hung with twine!
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas time is near

Christmas time is near, well at our house it has been near since October, yea we are a festive people. My mom is one of the most creative people I know and has decorated the house beautifully with her crafts!

Friday, November 16, 2012

LCPR fashion show

The long awaited fashion show came and went super well! We defiantly had some of the cutest models around !

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mason Jar Chic

So, we constantly see mason jars getting all dolled up on pinterest, it was finally time to get down to business. Outcome=beauty!

                                                     Here are the Freshly spray painted Jars

When they were dry we dipped the rims in a glue mixture made from school glue and some water (we added water to thin it out, on its own glue is too thick and clumps the sparkles)
Right after you dip rims in glue mixture, dip them in the sparkles. Sparkle Tip: dump sparkles in narrow container like a bowl or small dish so you can evenly cover rims!

Monday, September 24, 2012

I had a fun, busy weekend:)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Baking all the time

As if I were not lame enough I seem to be spending more time in the kitchen.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why I think Just Beiber is part penguin.

Yes You read right, I *think* there might be a chance that the Beibs is part penguin. Lets compare some facts.
1. Penguins like the cold....Beiber is from Canada... Enough said.
2. Penguins are entertaining, The Beibs is also an entertainer.
3. Penguins walk kinda funny......
Check out the link and you'll see that Mr. Beibs is wearing some weird looking pants, thus making him look kinda penguinish.
Seriously what is with them... U-G-L-Y you have got some pants to buy
They ugly ya ya they ugly. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Highlights of July (late)

July Was a busy month! My lilttle sister was officially adopted, it was a great day:) I also worked at the camp again, It is always a patients tester, but so awesome as well!
Little Brother and sister at the lego store.
She sure loves cupecakes:)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fox Racing and Metal Mulisha cupcakes

My little brother and I are fans of fox and MM, both of which are dirt bike apparel company's. So for his birthday I made these cupcakes! They were a
Little tricky but turned out pretty good!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Old news

This is old news but I need to put up a pic::)

Stampede sister fun!

I took the little sister (well one of them) to the stampede, it was pretty fun once I got over the outrageous parking fee, and no they do not wash or wax your car for that fee, I made sure to ask. I think M consumed more than that of a small family. We had a lot of fun tho!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

black forest cupcakes

These are pretty much delicious, and SO easy to make!
What you need:
Chocolate cupcakes(see recipe below)
Cherry pie filling, store bought or home made
whipped cream
Vanilla icing ( you can use a can of store bought, I never do, I make my own BUT I don't know how I make it, it is delicious and wonderful and next time I make it I will take time to measure and stuff so I can share it)
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar

1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable, peanut or light olive oil
1 cup cold water, milk or chocolate milk

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix all dry ingredients first, then add the rest. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. 
wait until they are completely cool!

When the cupcakes are cool go ahead and spoon out a section of the centres (see 1st pic) and fill in with cherry pie filling. 
Mix whipped cream and icing until firm peeks are formed, if either whipped cream or izing is too runny try adding some icing sugar.  When icing is ready put into a piping bag and pipe around the cherry's.
There you have it! simple and delicious!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Finally finished

This necklace took a little longer to make. I think it turned out ok!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Saturday morning pancakes!

Saturday's are great for letter pancakes!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

5 year engagement- 2 hours and four minutes I will probably never get back.

Have you ever thought to yourself, "self, I want to go waste money on a movie  ticket and then sit for 2 hours and 4 minutes wishing I was not at this movie"? THIS is the movie for you!   I *may* be over exaggerating  
It wasn't terrible plus i was in the presents of VERY good company:) The problem was.....it was boring, all the funny parts were showed in the commercials, you'd think since it was by the same people who made "Bridesmaids" it would be fantastic, clearly not the case PLUS we had to see a little too much of Jason for my liking. I can't even say they worked thru their troubles because they did break up for a bit, so really it was not 5 years they were engaged, more like....3 just sayin.