Monday, August 25, 2008

Bells will be ringing!

I love glass bell jar domes, or cloches, as they call it! I think they are a simple elegant ways to display dainty house plants or my favorite use......a classy display for baked goods!! (this one is from anthropologie and on my wish list!)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The BEST Brownies

1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsifed all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Blend butter, sugar, & vanilla in large bowl. Add eggs; using a wooden sppon, beat well. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder & salt in separate bowl. Gradually blend dry ingredients into egg mixture. Spread into square (9x9) baking dish. Top with finely chopped nuts & chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

**I always double this recipe and do it in a 9x13 pan. I never add the nuts either, personal preference ;)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Let them eat cake!

My grandma is an awesome wedding cake designer!! Check out her latest design for my cousin Amber's wedding! I love it!! All chocolate!! Good job Grandma Beth!! It is beautiful!

Monday, August 11, 2008

So Fresh & So Clean, Clean...

I know this isn't the prettiest post you have ever seen, BUT...I just discovered this stuff and if you have that caulking around your bathtub and it gets grose..simply spray this stuff on and watch as the germs and gunk disappear. It really works and you don't need to scrub or anything!! It can be used on grout too!!
Absolutely AMAZING!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Great Childrens Books

"Round Trip" By: Ann Jonas
This is wonderful book for children and adults! I read this as a young child and never forgot it! I found it in a book store recently and was thrilled! I had just as much fun reading it today as I did 20 years ago!! You flip the book upside down and the negative reverse image reveals a new picture! This is must have for your personal library!!

"The Mysteries of Harris Burdick" By: Chris Van Allsburg
This book contains 14 black and white pictures with just a title and caption. The rest is up to the reader to create a story using the image and title as jumping point for your creativity!

"Not A Stick" By: Antoinette Portis
This is another great book for the playfull imagination!! You will see all the fun things that a simple stick can become!

"Could you? Would you?" By: Trudy White

This book poses fun questions to help you and your child explore how you view the world!!