itll be worth your while ;)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Last weekend I went to the aquarium with my niece and Wilson.
It's always fun to go back to the aquarium and remember what it was like as a child and see it as an adult. I've always loved the jelly fish. I probably watched them for a good twenty minutes!
Today was another wonderful day spent with my niece and nephew.
We had fun at a local park and even got to go to a field of sunflowers.
It was neat, and great for the kids.
Have a good rest of the week.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I love cookies and when I stumbled across this recipe, I had to make them.
Although, being on the paleo challenge for a month and making cookies is brutal (paleo challenge restricts cookies and so many other delicious foods).
Hopefully my pictures are influential enough for you to want to make these yourself!
What I really should be doing right now is cleaning this huge mess that is all over my floor.
It looks like someone dumped garbage bag after garbage bag of clothing everywhere.
It really doesn't help that my room is the size of Harry Potter's, cupboard under the stairs.
(Recipe taken from How sweet it is)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
8 tablespoons of salted butter, melted and cooled
6 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Add butter and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl, and heat in 30 second increments until melted. Let cool completely.
Mix the flour and baking soda in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, mix the cooled butter/peanut butter and sugars until they are combined. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and stir until mixed. Gradually add flour and mix until a dough forms – it will look crumbly at first, but it will come together. I even used my hands to bring it all together. If necessary, add 1-2 teaspoons of milk, but I did not need this. Fold in chocolate chips.
Shape the dough into a ball the size of a golfball. Place on a baking sheet two inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are slightly brown. The centers should be soft and puffy. Do not over bake.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
I can't help myself. I love finding cute little homes and gathering ideas. I just find pleasure in planning and designing. When I look at the clock and see I've been browsing on the web for an hour straight looking at different home styles, it doesn't surprise me one bit. Wasting away on the computer once again. Oh well!
I love this room because it follows no theme. Anything everywhere & anywhere. Makes it very personable and welcoming.
I really seem to enjoy plain white walls. It makes decorating seem a lot easier with more options when the walls are white. How many more days until I'm cozying up in my apartment? Sigh.
(All pictures taken from Design*Sponge)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Well, I move into my apartment in less than a month. I need to go thrift shopping so I can pick up some fun things for decorating. I found these two turquoise vases at a thrift store and I plan on putting flowers in them for the kitchen. I also like to use mugs not only for my coffee but for other things, such as makeup brushes, or a place to hold my change. Be creative and work outside of the box. It's fun, I promise.
Chalk boards are also pretty useful. I'd like to have one in my kitchen so I can write down my schedule for the day and other important notes.
I'll be thrifting soon, and when I do, I'll be sure to take pictures of the things I find. I can't wait to start decorating. Any fun ideas for my apartment from experienced apartment/home owners, please share with me!