Thursday, January 14, 2010

Want a cookie?

Yesterday afternoon I decided to make Sugar Cookie Cutouts with my best gal pal. I hate to admit this, but we were having leftovers for supper and that is why I figured I had the time and energy to make these with her. They are so time consuming and the clean up....flour and dough everywhere, oh and sprinkles because I knocked the full jar of sprinkles onto the floor...
We had the best time! We used a mix that I had gotten on the cheap (or free) due to my obsessive couponing as of late so we took our time with the cutting out part.
The control freak part of me didn't want Sweet Girl to use the turkey or pumpkin cookie cutters because it's not fall. :) I let it go though and we did all sorts of shapes from carrots to frogs, ice cram cones to umbrellas!

After they were cool we iced a couple with a pink lemon glaze. :)

When Daddy called to say he was headed home, Sweet Girl answered the phone "Sweet Cookies Bakery, how may I help you?". Daddy played along and found out quickly that he couldn't afford to shop her bakery as a dozen cookies would cost him "50 dollars".

Hope you find some time this weekend to make some cookies for yourself!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Before and Afters of 2009

Rhoda over at Southern Hospitality is hosting a Top Projects 2009 linky party today.

Here are a few of the projects that we worked on during 2009.

Victoria had an empty wall in her kitchen that just begged for open shelving which would also give her some much needed storage for her everyday dishes and stemware. Her talented hubby and father-in-law built these for her.

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She is loving this place to display her white dishes and other fun finds.

My seventies thrift store find.





My thrift store lamp.





Victoria's yard sale cabinet find.




A compromise between her style and her hubby's love for electronics.


Victoria's scary tree from Goodwill.



To spectacularly spooky Halloween tree.



Christina's gold plastic chandelier.





Go over to Rhoda's place and check out all of the links. If you do nothing else, check out her dining room makeover. Knockout gorgeous!

There are some wonderful projects. I even found some that I had missed on blogs that I read regularly.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Ringing in the New Year

A quiet ending to 2009. Spaghetti and meatballs, finishing up the 7th season of 24, playing games with the family, hot cinnamon rolls. The turning of the calendar. An ending. A beginning.

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Good morning 2010! Sweet kisses from Chloe-still warm from sleeping, homemade breakfast, music in the background, hot freshly ground coffee, everyone in comfy pj's. It's a brand new day and a brand new year.

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Recipe found here.

Hope you all have a very happy new year.