Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
You know what is worse than smelling like fish?? Going to church and smelling like a skunk. Yes. A skunk somehow made it's way in or around or CLOSE ENOUGH to our church basement that there was the awesome STENCH of said skunk for service on Sunday. My purse smelled skunky all day. It was hysterical. But also nauseating. So fishing and skunks. That was our weekend. We also went over to our friend's house Sunday to watch the Daytone 500, but that didn't happen. The race was rain delayed. So we just hung out and ate food--which is not really any different from what I would do even if the race was on. And there weren't any skunks there.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Makes one 9 x 13 pan
Bottom Chocolate Layer:
1 1/4 c milk chocolate chips
1/4 c peanut butter
Thoroughly grease your baking dish. Melt ingredients in a saucepan or microwave, then pour into the dish. Spread evenly. Let cool and harden completely.
1/4 c unsalted butter
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 c evaporated milk
1 1/2 c marshmallow fluff
1/4 c peanut butter
1 1/2 c salted peanuts roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar and milk; stir until dissolved and bring to a boil. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in fluff, peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Turn off heat and fold in peanuts, then pour over bottom chocolate layer. Let cool completely.
1- 14 ounce bag of caramels
1/4 c whipping cream
Combine ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Let melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth (takes about 10 minutes). Pour over nougat layer and let cool completely.
Top Chocolate Layer:
1 1/4 c milk chocolate chips
1/4 c peanut butter
Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour over caramel and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.
Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving; cut as desired. These can stay at room temp but they do get smooshy/gooey. Refrigerated is waaay better :)
ENJOY!!!!!!! And also, this made me want to walk on the treadmill just from typing this.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
My little Aidan LOVES John Deere. How fun is this John Deere cookie gift jar??? So easy to make...both the prepping and the actual cookies! Total win-win situation! The blog where these are even has free printable gift tags to add to yours. The cookie recipe is from Bakerella. You can find it all on Pinterest OF COURSE!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Next, let's update what our little Elin has been up to these days since she is growing like a weed!
-Developed a total attitude, and by that I mean both good and bad :)
-Says please, thank you, cheese (for pictures), up, mom, dad, baby, Aidan, Cookie, and other random words that she will just throw out there. She blabbers a lot.
-Nothing and no where is safe. She can open all of our house doors now (a tad tricky before since we have lever handles!! SMART!)
-She has the tiniest feet. It is so funny. They are just so small. Not skinny. Just small.
-She has no problem holding her own with Aidan and has had to be in trouble a few times for whacking the poor guy.
-LOVES her babies...She doesn't leave the house without her baby doll, sometimes two. And she will say "my baby!!!!!!!!!!" if we try. Such a little mother!
She will be 2 in May and it is crazy to think about. She has such a personality now and it's awesome. See you Monday!
Friday, February 17, 2012
I love me some pink, but this is out of control. The creepy kitty is everywhere!
The bedroom isn't as bad...
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The other thing I am learning soooo much about?? Pokemon. Ah the Pokemon. Have you seen these things? I learn something new about Pikachu or Pine Cone or whatever they are called, every day. Aidan is obsessed. It involves cards and damage and power and other mystical things that I am clueless about. But you know what I am not clueless about?? PINTEREST. And look what I found there: POKEMON BIRTHDAY!
Aidan would probably fall over. And since I am 98% sure this will be the theme he requests, I am pumped that I found these. Well, it will be this or Star Wars...or maybe hunting. OR MAYBE A Camo-Jar Jar Binks hunting down a Pokemon???? NICE!!! So anyhoo, these are so adorable.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
She is so ridiculous. And growing! Over 15 pounds now! What a baby. So her favorite place to hang is our closet. I knew she was my dog :) I am in the midst of super organizing our closet. It is pretty organized already thanks to my OCD, but it just isn't doing it anymore for me. I know. That is sad to say. The hangers are all mismatched and I haven't weeded through clothes in YEARS. Also I needed a space for tanks, Chad's gym shorts, various small items, etc. They were all piled on shelves and I. Hate. Piles. OMG DO I HATE PILES. So, first up, get rid of the piles. We had a little chest of drawers up in the toy room that I had found at Hobby Lobby for $30. It was white with purple/teal/orange/yellow stripes all over the front. Super cute for kids, but not what I wanted. I needed a quick fix. I have this problem with projects. I hate only partially finishing something. So. Painting wasn't really an option at the moment. I got some random scrap paper and my Mod Podge and went to work.
This is what I ended up with: I wish I had a before. Dang it. I covered the drawers with a leopard print paper and actually has sort of velvety-fuzzy spots on it. The Mod Podge handled it just fine. I reattached the original handles and voila! Ignore the lovely basket next to the dresser...I have to find the perfect hamper still.
That is one of the many bins I have purchased sitting on top right there to continue with the organizing...it would be a Cookie-casualty if it wasn't off the ground :)
Look, Cookie is giving you the stink eye whilst hiding under Chad's clothes...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Last weekend the men of the house took to cutting down trees and burning them. My boys love to burn stuff. Oh dear. The weather has been so crazy awesome lately that we have been outside a bunch. Elizabeth and Bobby came for a visit as well. Elin was so excited to see her aunt! She is also very proud of her belly. She will gladly show you at any time. Hope she keeps up with that killer confidence ;)
Eh, she quit before she got to the grass. The rocks will do just fine.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Isn't that amazing? I could totally live there. I believe they still own the house and are actually still making arrangements on who gets what (yeah, I learned that on Monday while watching the reunion hehe).
See? This episode:
Let's look around: