Friday, October 24, 2008
I found a great idea blog! if you are looking for Christmas ideas that you can make, this is it!
I especially like the "I Spy Tree" and the Photo CD ornament.
Maybe this will help me get inspired to start on Christmas. When you are making things, it may take less money, but it takes a lot more time.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Our vacuum was just not working. TK decided to change the bag. As you can see, it wasn't full at all. So I got down on the floor and took the vacuum apart.
Guess what I found? There was a small section, about 6 inches, long that was PACKED with what you see in the picture. What you don't see is that this was only about ONE THIRD of the junk I pulled out.
But since this tag was for the 3rd picture in the 3rd picture file, i am only going to share this one pile of whatever this is.
Now you can be tagged--if you want to share your 3rd picture in your 3rd picture file. Just leave a comment if you take the dare, I mean the tag.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The pictures have been chosen at random.
I worked on this on my king size bed because of how large this was getting. And I was watching NCIS!
They show the color (rose & off white)
Alyssa taking her pictures with it before it was finished
The cat giving her approval by kneading it and then finding her spot to lay on.
This was made for her TWIN bed, but as you can see it is much larger than that.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
This is dough that is not to be baked, but to be eaten as the dough! My kind of snack -- save the eggs and still have dough! So, I made it, and A & I eat it so fast that I have to make double batches just so it will last more than 24 hours!
I share this with you after looking at many recipes for this and putting together my own.
EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH
½ cup soft butter
¼ - ½ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup milk
½ - 1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup sugar
1 ¼ cups flour
½ - 1 cup chocolate chips (optional – yeah right!)
Cream together first 5 ingredients. Add the salt and flour and mix well. Add the chocolate chips, stir to distribute.
After the dough is ready, you can leave it in the bowl and serve like that. But I prefer to form it into the same shape as the store-bought “break & bake” style. I use a large piece of plastic wrap, place the dough on it and shape into a rectangle. Then I make the cut marks to it will be easy to break off. I wrap it completely and put in the freezer/fridge.
This is also the kind of dough you would use to make your own “COOKIE DOUGH ICE CREAM”. Add it to softened store-bought ice cream and re-freeze. Or add it to your homemade ice cream just before you think it will stop churning so it has time to mix in.
* I have left out the baking powder/baking soda that most of the recipes called for – I find it doesn’t do anything for the flavor and I don’t need the leavening properties.
* Try adding some peanut butter chips or nuts, if that is your preference.
* We have to put a limit on how many sections you can take at once.
Sorry I don't have any pictures. It gets eatten too fast!!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Recipe (follow it EXACTLY)
1 box Powdered sugar OR 3 ¾ cup
½ cup cocoa
¼ cup milk (I like the canned evaporated milk for this)
½ cup butter, in small pats
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
Combine the first 4 ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes. Take out of microwave and mix until smooth. Add vanilla and nuts.
Spread into a buttered dish (about an 8 inch dish). Cool then cut and serve.
NOTE: you may get small balls of sugar in your fudge if you don’t sift it first or use a mixer after cooking. I don’t think it’s a problem, but you might.
Sometimes I add Peanut Butter and maybe some Cinnamon after cooking. Wonderful!!
This is the simplest recipe!! It makes up in a couple of minutes and you are licking the bowl in less than 15 minutes. If you are a chocoholic, you must try this recipe!
I proceeded to crochet - in the dark. I tried a number of different stitches.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I believe that Christ’s church today would have the same thing; Prophets and Apostles commissioned to testify of Him, receive revelation for our time and to prophecy of things to come. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a living prophet and living apostles who are given those duties.
If you would like to hear a Living Prophet of God and Living Apostles of God, you have that opportunity this weekend.
Watch on BYUTV, or listen at http://www.lds.org/broadcast/gc/0,5161,8176,00.html
I strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to see who is leading The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and what counsel is given to the people of the world. A Prophet that has been called by God is not only a prophet for His church, but is in reality a Prophet to the world, just as Jesus Christ was.
For more information about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints go to “About the Church” at http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=5a7f3c7ff44f2010VgnVCM1000001f5e340aRCRD&locale=0
I would love to hear what you thought about the things you heard.