Thursday, April 26, 2012

Easiest Cookie Recipe Ever!

Saw this cookie recipe today that only called for 3 ingredients. Can you believe it? Since I went grocery shopping, I picked up what I needed to try them out.

(Photo from Somewhat Simple)

They are called Lemon Supreme Cookies. You will need one box of Lemon Supreme Cake Mix, an 8 oz. container of Cool Whip, softened and 1 egg. Mix them all together... it will be very thick. Preheat oven to 350 and drop by tablespoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake them for 10 minutes, then let them cool on the pan for 10 minutes. That's it! They are pretty good too. It doesn't make a whole lot of cookies, but if you want to whip up something quick and easy, this is the recipe for you!  Let me know if you try them out  :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday Stuff

I am cleaning house today, but am taking a break and decided to write a post.

Miss Lulu did not win in the Cutest Dog category of the Pet Idol contest in our local newspaper :(  Oh well, she will always be our cutest dog. We just love her so much... she has so much spunk and personality. She goes in next week to get spayed and have her microchip put in at the same time. I gave her a bath yesterday; she was not a happy camper, but she always looks (and smells!) so much better after I bathe her.

This weekend Mr. S. and I were at Lowe's plant shopping and you will never believe what we saw:

Up in the rafters of the garden center sat a Great Horned Owl! Across the way on top of some pallets were 3 baby owls too! Unfortunately my picture of them did not come out :(  They were so cute, though, all gray and fluffy.

Then the other day, Mr. S. had left to go to his evening class and called me and told me to look outside. This is what was in our front yard:

A herd of 10 deer passed right through our neighborhood. It was so awesome! That is one of the reasons I love living where we do, you never know what you will see.

I am still working on that baby blanket I posted about (faux knit one). Unfortunately my right arm has been really sore the last few days, so I have not been able to do as much crafting as I would like. Not sure if I pulled something or what. I finally decided that I had to clean my messy house today, sore arm or not!

Well, best get back to my cleaning. If I have time I need to grocery shop too. Have a great day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hello It's Me!

I'm back! Sorry it has been so long between posts. I actually have been doing some crocheting, and have some stuff to show you.

I wanted to make a Spring wreath for our front door, and was inspired by this one. However, in my small town I don't have access to craft stores like Jo-Anns or Michaels (sad I know!) and I didn't want to wait until the next time I went into town to buy the different colored felt she used for her flowers. So I decided to crochet my flowers instead. I used all different kinds of flower patterns that I found all over the Web and this is how it came out:

It's hard to see in the picture, but it spells out "Spring."  It was fun trying out new flower patterns, and I found several that I think would look cute on a baby headband or a crocheted beanie. Here are a few other ones that did not make it onto the wreath:

My favorite is the white one in the upper left hand corner of the picture. I followed a video on how to make it - you can find it here. She has lots of videos and patterns that you should check out also.

I also started a new baby blanket using the pattern I found here.  It is called the Faux Knit Baby Blanket and the stitches really do look like knitting:

I am using the yarn she suggested, which is Bernat Baby Blanket, in Baby Blue. It is basically just doing slip stitches in the back loop on each row, so it goes pretty fast. Plus it uses a "P" hook. The yarn is soft as all get out, but is hard to loop through my fingers the way I usually hold yarn, so I have had to adjust to that. I think I can get this one done quickly if I can just sit down and work on it for awhile uninterrupted!

I have also been doing some sewing here and there, and need to do more, as I have several more baby quilts to make. Seems like there is always someone I know expecting a baby!

Thought I would give you an update on Lulu. She is doing great, she is 5 months old already and is really growing. A couple of days ago I found some of her teeth on the floor, so guess she is losing her baby teeth! She graduated from her Basics Puppy Class and is now in the Advanced Class. She is not doing so well at this one - it is really geared towards having the dogs take the AKC Good Citizen test and she is really not ready for all that. Wish I would have known that prior to signing her up. The only good thing is that once a dog goes through the classes, they can always take it again, anytime, for free, so I expect she will be re-taking this class in the future. She is just too young and hyper to do all of the things that it requires!

I submitted this picture of her to the local newspaper:

They are doing a "Pet Idol" contest, so I entered her in the Cutest Dog category. I sure hope she wins!

I'm glad I took the photo when I did, because she now looks like this:

Yes, she got totally shaved!  I was so mad when I went to pick her up from the groomers. I asked her to trim her up and this is what she did!  Guess I need to learn dog grooming lingo better. Mr. S. was so upset when we got home. The worst part is it cost me twice as much as when they just shampooed her! I think I will be looking for a new groomer. 

I wanted to share a recipe with you too. I made this cake yesterday and it is soooo delicious. It is a Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. So sorry I do not have a picture to show you. I don't have a mini squares tin, so I just made mine in a 9 X 13 pan. I added some chopped nuts to the top after frosting it. Mr. S. had two pieces after dinner last night!  I did not put the cake in the freezer as the recipe suggests, so I don't know if it really makes it moister or not.

Think that catches you up with everything going on in my little corner of the world! Hope everyone has a great week, and that you are enjoying nice spring weather wherever you are  :)