Wednesday, November 17, 2010

MY New Favorite Blog!

The Blob has tons of DIY projects.  I am going to attempt the Knock Off Crate & Barrel Shelves for Jude's room!

Dittle Dattle
Dittle Dattle Link

Fall Photo Session

Well we tried to get our family pictures taken and the boys were less than coorporative!  2 hours was pushing it I know but we did get a few good ones.

Family Shots

Mommy & Daddy shots

The Boys



Brian & I

Tag Books $2.50 - $5.50 each!

Got this for Abe for his birthday and Jude is getting one for his birthday.  I bought the books for $6 each ($9.99 with a s $4 coupon) but this is a better deal!  They are buy one get one free at Target and you can use the $5 coupon in the link below or there are tons of $3 coupons on EBay most of them are 5 coupons for the cost of one ($3 or less with shipping).  Get you coupons this week so your can buy early and they will more than likely not be available to print once the sale is up and running.
Target is going to have LeapFrog Tag Books on sale Buy One, Get One Free beginning Sunday, November 21, 2010. Select titles will be marked at just $9.99, so you should be able to get two books for $9.99.
Print two $5/1 manufacturer’s coupons (you’ll need to watch the video first and then enter the sweepstakes to be able to print your coupon) and, depending upon your store’s policy, you might be able to use both coupons and get two books for free. If not, you’ll at least be able to use one $5/1 coupon and get two books for just $2.50 each.
I’d suggest going ahead and printing your coupons now since there’s a possibility they won’t be available by Sunday when the sale starts.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 c sugar
1 egg
2T lemon juice
2t grated lemon peel
2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/8 t salt

Beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and bet until blended, add egg, lemon juice and peel and beat until well blended.

add dry ingredients slowly until well blended.

Shape dough into 2 logs (abut 1 1/2 inch in diameter) wrap in plastic wrap (I use wax paper) and refrigerate for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days.

350 degrees

Sprinkle edges with yellow sugar (or not your choice) then slice into 1/4 inch slices.

Bake for 15 mins until edges are light brown and cool.

Peanut Butter Chewies

Peanut Butter Chewies

1 C butter or margarine
1 1/2 c peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1 1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 t vanilla
2 c flour
1 t baking soda
1 t salt (I omit this)
1 1/2 c chopped pecans (I omit this)

350 degrees
Combine butter, peanut butter and brown sugar then beat in eggs, milk and vanilla.

Add flour. baking soda and salt.

Bake on ungreased (I use parchment paper instead) baking sheet for 10-11 mins until lightly browned on bottom.   Cool 2 mins before moving to wire racks.