Tuesday, February 22, 2011

WoOf WeDnEsDaY

I think everyone that knows me knows I adore my dog Spencer! She came into our lives 2 1/2 years ago and I don't know how I would have made it through life as an army wife without her! So, naturally I am drawn to golden retrievers, and especially now sweet girl dogs with boy names!
Introducing MURPHY!
For more information on this little precious click here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Belated

I'm not as you would say a 'domestic goddess' , I often realize my husband is much better at all the qualities that make someone a domestic goddess. But I thought on the day of love (Valentines Day) I would use one of my mother in law's recipes, which happens to be Alex's favorite- and bake him up a batch of love cookies. It is an easy recipe, and these cookies are just TOO GOOD!

Ingredients: 3 cups flour - 1 tsp baking powder - 1 cup butter - 1/2 tsp salt - 3/4 cup sugar - 1 egg - 2 tbsp milk - 2 tsp vanilla. (cream butter add sugar, stir in eggs, milk, vanilla, add dry ingredients, mix well.

Spencer and I thought neon icing would take our love cookies to the next level....

After mixing ingredients, roll batter (about 1/4 " thick) between 2 pieces of wax paper (sprinkle a little bit of flower so they dont stick) and chill in fridge for about 10 minutes.

After cutting into desired shapes (hearts of course!) Bake for 8 minutes or until golden around edges on 400 degrees.

I would like to blame the sloppy icing job on Spencer, but it was my fault. Mix 1 bag confectioners sugar with one tbsp of milk (the more milk the thinner the icing and unfortunately the more sloppy the cookie!)

My flowers from my sweet Valentine :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Leaf.

A few months ago my friend Jen asked me to create a piece of art for her newest baby boy, Hank. I think sometimes my 'pallet' reflects more the pallet of a child- so creating art for kids is always a lot of fun for me! Jen sent me a few images she liked, a pic of his bedding, and one rule "must say HANK!". I loved all her ideas, colors, and 'rule'- so the painting was as much fun for me- as I hope it will be for Hank and the Daniels family.