Jun 29, 2012

Friday Faves {no. 9}

Here are a few of my favorite things…
1. Anthropologie’s Volcano Red Candle. Love this scent. I ran out awhile ago and am feeling like I need to get a new one ASAP.
anthro candle
2. Johnson & Johnson baby soap. I LOVE a baby straight from the bath. They smell so good and I can’t help but snuggle Elsie for hours after washing her with this soap…
3. Bracelets. I usually am not a big fan of wearing bracelets but lately I have been loving all the fun ones. The friendship bracelets take me back to my elementary school days. I’d make these all the time.
4. Friday Night Lights. I am hooked.

5. This adorable scallop quilt. Maybe this will be the pattern I use for my girls big girl room??
Reggedy Scallop Quilt Tutorial[5]
*Click each picture for source*

Jun 28, 2012


Just popping in to announce the winner of the PrintRunner Giveaway!
Congratulations LAURA!! I'll be sending you an email shortly so we can figure out the details. THANKS everyone who entered :)

Jun 27, 2012

Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookies. Ever.

My Mom is the best cookie maker ever. I don't know how she does it but they turn out to perfection every time. I've made them with her a million times but every time I attempt them myself they're not quite as good. We've always joked in our family that she keeps a secret ingredient hidden so she will always be the pro. But, I have picked up a couple tricks since watching her. Like, DON'T over mix. I may have the reputation to beat things to death when I cook. I can't help it, I have this weird need to mix and mix and then the texture is never right...So now when making these cookies I mix the dough until it's barely mixed together. Trust me it's the best. I also have to turn my oven down to 325 instead of 350. This could definitely be because my oven is old, and lame, and burns everything. So, I turn the heat down and cook them until they look a little doughy. By the time I get them out and let them sit on the pan a couple minutes, they are cooked just right. Now time for the recipe...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

-3/4 cup white sugar
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-2 eggs
-1 cup butter flavored shortening
*mix then add:
-2 cups flour
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp salt
-add 3/4 cup oats
-1 tsp vanilla
-add 1/2 package chocolate chips at the end (gently mix in)

*cook at 350 deg. (325 in my case) for about10 min. 

Jun 25, 2012


Today I’m so excited I have a giveaway from PrintRunner! Here is a little background about their company:
PrintRunner.com was established with little more than a small press and a dream. Ten years later our company became one of the foremost quality printers in Southern California. Our commitment to provide the best value and high quality full color printing at affordable price made our company grow. PrintRunner is a full service high quality printing company located in Chatsworth, California.
So, who would like to win some business cards?! This is a great way to start up a business/network marketing. Business cards are the best way to get your name out there. Whether, you’re just starting out or already have an established business, it’s an easy way to get more business headed your way. One lucky winner will receive:
Business Card Size and Style Business Cards - 2x3.5 (Standard)
Quantity 250
Colors 4/4 Color Both Sides
Paper 14 pt. UV Coating on Front, 14 pt. UV Coating on both sides,
Proof NONE
Rounded Corners NO
*Giveaway is open to US Residents only, ages 18 years old and above.
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Enter to win using the rafflecopter widget :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*The winner will be chosen Thurs morning. Good Luck!!*

Disclaimer: I will receive business cards as compensation for hosting this giveaway.


I know I dropped off the face of the blog world and that would be because I’ve been busy snuggling our sweet new addition to our  family. I have been thoroughly enjoying her new baby smell, soft skin, and snuggles and I can’t force myself to get anything accomplished.Elsie

My talented sister-in-law was nice enough to take some pictures of our little Elsie. She is incredible and I think you should check out her website & have her take your next pictures for you. Seriously. She’s amazing.

**Come back later tonight for a giveaway!!**