Thursday, January 29, 2015

Funny Gift Bags At Target

 Today, I experienced one of the longest mornings ever. I kept thinking that it was like, 11;30 am, only each time I looked at the clock it would say 9:30, 9:50, simply crept along. It's been a while since this has happened to me. It wasn't like it was a bad day at work, it was just a slow one.

After eating the most amazing omelet for dinner, I headed to Target with Becca. She put a hole in a pair of leggings during dance a week ago. So, we headed over to Target to find a something to replace the ripped leggings. We love shopping at Target. While we were browsing  around after finding what she needed. We happened on to something that made me laugh, these cute new gift bags. They come in blue, green and this sharp looking orange. Would have gotten one, if I could have justified it. Just couldn't think of reason good enough to buy one.

So, for the morning moving so slow, the evening sure has flown by fast. How does that happen? I really want to know how that happens. Heading to bed shortly to do some light reading. I have been reading Nie Nie's book, Heaven is Here, for a while now. Reason it's taking so long, is the fact that I fall asleep as soon as I start reading in bed. It really is a good book, inspiring and makes me feel grateful in my heart.

Sweet dreams!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Project House Time

 There are many unfinished craft, sewing and organizing projects lingering around my house. It's time to tackle them. Get them done. Or let them go. Project House is just attempt to finish unfinished projects.

Today, I am short on time. But, none the less I desired to do something crafty. There has been hanging around on my fireplace mantel this spray painted wood word "family". When I first got it, the look of it was black stain with a red painted heart. I couldn't stand that it looked like everyone elses in the neighborhood. So, I grabbed my spray paint and the rest is history. That was over the summer.

Yet, I still didn't love it! Something was missing. Today, I decided to see if I could do something that would make me like it. Or it was going out the the local thrift store.

Shells caught my eye.  Grabbed my glue gun. Then..........

Before I knew it...this is what I had come up with.

Now, I think I like it. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's Okay Tuesday!

Each week I join Airing My Dirty Laundry for Hey, It's Okay Tuesday. We simply list a bunch of random things we are "Okay" with. For me, it's like sharing my gratitude in a different way. 

Airing My Dirty Laundry

It's Okay: 

Came home to the heater not working. It's Okay. Why? Well, we seem to be having a warm spell here. Layered up. Doing just fine. Guy's coming out to fix it first thing in the morning. 

Rockin out here...I am addicted to the new Taylor Swift Album, 1989!  Makes me want to dance walk at the gym...or merely dance around. So, if you happen to be in Utah at a local gym and see some lady dance walking on the track. It's probably me rockin to this album. Love it! 

Speaking of Dance Walking....I still think of this video and it's follow up video.  I am doing it! I am starting a new trend here in Utah, Dance Walking!  Who's In? 

Totally missing flip flops. There is a pair I have in mind. Dang it, I didn't buy them when I had the chance. The whole time I am shopping for winter boots, I am thinking of these babies.

Trying to be okay with my mom getting old. See, she claims to only be 19, making it hard to imagine that she is really in her 70's. In the last few years she has battled two kinds of cancers, fallen twice breaking hips and a shoulder. Now finds herself in a skilled nursing center undergoing physical therapy. But, ask her how she feels. She still feels 19 at heart,  and her body is betraying her by acting 70. 

I keep falling asleep watching Blue Bloods in the evening. I love that show. Sleepy time! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Boogers On My Nose

I totally walked around for who knows how long  at work with boogers on my nose. White dried boogers. Agh! So, when I work. The building is super warm. Old people get cold. The heat simply sometimes makes my nose run. This has happened at least 3 times over the past few days. Agh! Agh! ( me sighing) Well, at least I have awesome co-workers who let me know when I need to wipe the tip of it off. 

Now that I am done rambling about my boogers. I got to see the movie Maleficent with my girls.
Oh, my gosh! Simply Fantastic. I love it. Not sure how anyone else feels about it. But, this version of sleeping beauty was great. Did I mention that I like this movie a lot. Okay! Just see it. I won't give away a thing.

Happy Monday! 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Olive Oil Cookies

Sunday cookie making,again! The children are in love with making cookies every Sunday. It has really has been a big hit ever since I revealed that this year, my goal was to make cookies every Sunday. This month we focused on finding a really good chocolate chip cookie recipe. We found our favorite recipe is made with Olive Oil! That's right you read the words correctly, I make my chocolate chip cookies with Olive Oil. They are so good. The recipe  we have fallen in love with, comes from a dear friend, Micki Sannar. She has written a book "Olive Oil Desserts".  This book has been a blessing since finding out I have food allergies. There are oodles of wonderful, yummy, sweet recipes to make. I am never without a tasty recipe to make. I love her book. 

Micki gave me permission a while ago to share her chocolate chip cookie recipe. At the time we hadn't really made it. So, now that we have been making at least 2 times a week over the last month. I have to share it. It is simply delicious. 

 2/3 cup......pure olive oil
3/4 cup.....granulated sugar
3/4 cup.....brown sugar
2  large eggs
2 teaspoons ....pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk 
2 1/2 cups.....flour
1 teaspoon....baking soda
1 teaspoon...salt
1 cup ....semi-sweet chocolate chips
optional 1 cup chopped pecans. 

Preheat oven 375', lightly coat a large cookie sheet with olive oil cooking spray

In a mixing bowl add olive oil, sugar and brown sugar. Blend until smooth and creamy. Mine always looks like the photo above, grainy. Beat in eggs, then it is smooth and creamy. Add in vanilla and milk. 

Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Blend well

Fold in chocolate chips. (and optional pecans). Drop by tablespoonfuls or medium size cookie scoop onto prepared cookie sheets. 

Bake 9-11 minutes. Cool or eat warm. My kids love them warm. 

"Mom these are the best cookies ever, and I mean it." 

Happy Baking!!! 
February I will be challenging myself to figure out how to make frosting, by making my own powder sugar. So, we will be making sugar cookies all month, until we find the perfect recipe. 

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Night of Basketball

Family Time! 
I love this boy. He loves basketball. So, I created a night of fun for him. By taking him to one of the biggest high school games in our community. He loved it! Made me feel like super mom. 

Wanted to get a good picture of him. This was the best I got out of him. He was smiling when I bought him nachos, and lemonade.But dang it, I didn't have an extra set of hands to take his picture and pay for his goodies.  He loved being able to see both JV and Varsity games. He didn't stop talking about it all night, and first thing this morning. Then on the way to his own game he chattered on about how he was going to play for our local high school and then for BYU. 

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