Sunday, February 7, 2010

Productive Weekend + GIVEAWAY

I have, for the better part of my life, been searching for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. After many, many tries over the years, I finally found the perfect recipe. Thank you, allrecipes.com. I made a batch today for Little Kindergarten man to take for treats tomorrow.
He actually requested chocolate chip cookies. I said "Wouldn't you rather have monster cookies with Valentine M & Ms? You know those are mommy's best cookies." He stood his ground and demanded chocolate chip. I am still not sure why, since I rarely make them because I just never like the way they turn out.

Well, today they turned out wonderful. Life is good.


I was equally as productive in the basement - where I do all my crafting. Yesterday I was able to get a few garlands done. I got a couple on etsy, still have more to add.
Also became quickly addicted to those fabric flowers that JillRuth and Robelyn have had on their blogs...so fun, so easy, so cute. I had a ton of old satin and lining fabric that my MIL gave me awhile back. Can you believe that I ALMOST threw it away?? It worked great for these little beauties!
Added some of the white ones to this garland...its on etsy!
Now for some fun for all of you....A GIVEAWAY! I have put together various junky finds...

A little piece of yellow ceiling tin, some vintage greeting cards, a Perfect Attendance certificate!
Some sheet music scraps, old checks, a little scoop...
Vintage doorknob, a couple bird cookie cutters, some vintage gold trim...

A couple ads from old magazines...
A few old forks and folding ruler (only unfolds once)...
Now, for what you have to do...First, let me start by saying that the the contest is only open through Wednesday, February 1oth, 10:00 am central time...because I need time to get the prize shipped to the winner on Thursday as I am leaving Thursday evening for this...

Actually, I like the idea of this scenery much better....


Unfortunately, I probably won't get much beach time, especially since it looks like it will only be in the low 60's. (The rest of my time will be spent at the racetrack, stalking Dale Earnhardt, Jr.) However, I am not complaining. It is supposed snow here again (actually, it is snowing RIGHT NOW) tonight, tomorrow, Tuesday...So, I will take the 60's with my flip flops and capris in Daytona over my jeans and UGGs here! Which leads me to what you need to do for the contest. Where would you rather be during these winter months?? For those of you that live in the south, just indulge us and PRETEND that you know what crappy cold is (some of you may know, as parts of the south have been hit this year, too). So, just tell me your dream winter vacation by Wednesday at 10:00 am central time and you could be the lucky winner of some fun junk!














10 comments:

Prior said...

Well, I would love to visit, not live, back in Okinawa, Japan again. I have a pic of us, on the beach, having a picnic on New Year's day. Have Fun! Love the flowers and pass the cookies... I've got a glass of mild ready! Lezlee

Tales From the Land of Motherhood said...

You are so lucky that you can make home-made baked goods for school! We are unable to make and take things from home! Everything must be bought from a store! Such a bummer, yet I understand why!

Cookies look yummy!!

Michelle

thehillbillies said...

Well- as your fellow Iowa girl, I am so ready for sandy beaches and warm weather! Well- I'd even take 40's and a sweatshirt! During these cold, crappy winter months, I relieve my visit to Jamaica a few years ago. I get out those pix, put one as my desktop background and play some Margaritaville while daydreaming of better days in about 6 more weeks...
Enjoy your trip and here's hoping that when you get back the weather will be nicer!

red.neck chic said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! I am SOOOO jealous 'cause you are going to NASCAR!!! LOL Girl - will you give Tony a shout-out for me?!!? I want to go to the Daytona 500 with you - THAT is where I want to be!!!!!

And - aren't those flowers SUPER addictive?!!? LOL AND! ohmygosh - those cookies look so good! Unfortunately I would just eat the dough - fire ban on the single-wide... heehee

Oh my gosh - I can't get past the NASCAR - will you take some pictures for me? heehee ;-)

Have fun have fun have FUN!!!
;-) robelyn

Anonymous said...

You can't put pictures of delicious looking cookies and say you have the best recipe but not share the recipe with the rest of us! You are so creative!

Janelle - The Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks, Anonymous! I will try to post it later! I only wish it was my OWN recipe - got it off the Internet!

Jill said...

I'd love the recipe too! Your flowers are beautiful!! I tried wool too--smeeeeeellllyyyy. But if you don't burn them they still look pretty neat (the wool ones I mean)
As for a dream vacation. ANYWHERE warm. Heck, ANYWHERE, warm or cold! I'd just like a break that is somewhere else.

Nora said...

I am getting sick of winter and snow and cold. I would love a warm sunny vacation with my family.

Enjoy the daytona....

Keep On Junking
Nora

Jaybird said...

Ooohhhh...I need the cookie recipe!!! They look yummy!

Barntiques said...

Looks like you had a great time and all of the fun goodies! Anxious for spring! We (Brenda, from JBknacker and I) were in snow drifts, hip high, trying to get into the Barn! We did actually make it and it felt so good! Not as good as being by the beach. I am afraid once it starts melting we will all be in waterfront dwellings!

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