Monday, August 30, 2010

Miles made cookies.

And they were so yummy! Can you see the huge bite he's taking in the background? :)
Miles' Snickerdoodles

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 t. vanilla
2 t. vinegar
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
2 3/4 c. flour
3 1/2 T. sugar
3 1/2 t. cinnamon

Cream together butter, shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Mix in vinegar, baking soda, salt and flour until well combined. Make small balls of dough and roll in cinnamon sugar.

Bake at 400 for 8 minutes. Let them sit on the pan for about 5 minutes. Eat. Enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Zoe had a birthday!!!

She's 11 now!
Zoe wants to be a chef when she grows up, so of course for her birthday she wanted to try a new recipe. Together we made some yummy cream puffs. They turned out really good. Everybody loved them. She also requested steak, mashed potatoes, and homemade rolls.
She loves her new green scooter. Now her and her BFF can be seen riding through the neighborhood on their matching rides. :)
Happy Birthday Zoe!
Our family is so lucky and blessed to have you. You are the giggliest girl ever, and nobody can stay in a bad mood for long around you. I love it!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Library Books

My family loves to go to the library. We go once a week, and each person chooses two books. That means we have to keep track of ten books at a time. I decided that we needed a specific spot to store them while they weren't being read. I wanted a permanent spot, we had tried the book bags, but then we had to look for the books and book bag when it was time to return them. So I had an idea.
This dresser in my entryway/hall is hiding it.
Here it is! I found the vintage wire basket at the little antique store in town for a few dollars. I got the two knobs at Home depot for less than a dollar. I used a Cricut to cut out the vinyl. It was such an easy project. I love it!
And I love that the kids actually use it! No more lost library books around here! :)
*I didn't have any vinyl in that aqua color. All I had was black and white. Spray paint to the rescue. :) I cut out the vinyl first, then sprayed each piece. Worked perfectly!