Friday, October 30, 2009

I love new ideas....

I found this tutorial at craft nest and thought it would fun to do.
Since the weather is cooling down here in AZ and i'm wearing more fall clothes i'm going to go through my summer tops and see what i can use to make these adorable hand bags.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Melissa's Chocolate Chip Cookies...

OK i have to thank Alton Brown for doing a show on chocolate chip cookies. He taught me the science behind them and i was able to come up with a recipe that gives me my flat but chewy cookies. And i don't even have to whack them on the counter. So after his show i came up with this recipe, i added 2 of my favorite ones together then add some extras.
I hope you enjoy it as much as i do!

The BEST EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies
(this recipe is doubled)

2c. Butter (4sticks) -room temp.
3C. Brown Sugar
1 C. White Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Egg yolks
4 TBSP. Milk (this is a must)
2tsp. Vanilla
5C. Flour
2 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Salt
4 C. Milk Chocolate Chips

-Cream the butter&sugars together,until fluffy about 4-5 mins.

-Mix Flour, Baking Soda, salt in a separate bowl

-Mix eggs, milk & vanilla to sugar mixture

-Add dry ingredients in 3 parts, and mix well in between

-Add chocolate chips, mix well

This is very important
- line your cookie sheets with parchment paper (NOT WAX PAPER)

-Scoop cookies on sheets with a cookie scoop so they are all the same size

-Bake @ 350 for 8-10 mins, turning the cookie sheet once after 5 mins. They will start to look golden brown on the edges.

-when you remove them from the oven slide the parchment paper off onto your counter so the cookies stop baking.

Let them cool and indulge.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Your going to hate me...

So i was at Target with my sister and i see this black chair on clearance for $17, so i thought that would go well with my sewing desk. So i picked one up and had my dad put it together for me. After he was finished Peyton said "mom is that for the big table?"
Well i didn't even think about a black chair for my brown dining room table. So we put it up to it and thought, for $17 a chair it could work. So off to Target we went, it took 3 different Targets to find 8 of chairs but it was so worth it.

This is my $17 chair.

This is my $150 dining room table and chairs. I still need to find 2 end chairs, i was thinking something a little bigger and chunkier.

NOTE: The table is from my dad, it was too big for his new condo. Thanks again dad, i'll take Pottery Barn hand me downs anyday!

Free Udder Cover

I just got this udder cover FREE over at uddercovers.
It is $32 and i payed only the shipping ($8.95). Enter the code cranberry2 at checkout
This is cheaper than making one.

disclaimer* I am NOT pregnant i bought this just to see it would actually work and i thought i could use it as a gift. So don't go spreading roamers.